YOU CAN’T LEAVE IT THERE, YOU B******S!
Argh!!!!! But before we get to the end of “Red John”, I guess we talk about the beginning and the middle.
The CBI’s been shut down, FBI Agent Shouty’s threatening the tight-lipped Lisbon and the gang, and Jane’s gone AWOL. Meanwhile, Bertram and Detective Smarmy are swanning around getting up to all sorts (my God, I felt so awful for that poor REDACTED in the petrol station shop.)
Of course, this is all just prologue, though: at some point Jane and John need to meet and the game needs to end. So meet they do and end it does, after all sorts of excitement, including a surprisingly awesome stand-off between the CBI and the FBI (Cho rules, obviously, but Lisbon was pretty spectacular too) and a somewhat implausible but still completely gripping showdown between the two main players. I mean: “You’re an evil, sexually perverted sociopath with delusions of grandeur. The rest is just details.” DUDE.
Yes, I know we didn’t get certain answers, but answers are over-rated. What we did get – finally, after nearly 6 years of waiting – was a taut, thrilling conclusion to the RJ story. After last week’s, I wasn’t at all hopeful about how they’d wrap things up, but actually, if it couldn’t be Bradley Whitford, I’m happy with the Red John and the wrap-up we got after all. Obviously, it helped that both he and Simon Baker were absolutely superb. Ok, the bird thing was bizarre, but the rest: great.
Well, not quite all the rest. That ending. THAT ENDING. THAT’S us till the New Year? B*******S.