Post by Adam H. Kerman
Oh, right, like there's an actual mystery with actual plotting about Red John.
You give this show way too much credit.
Everything they've done so far has been in line with Bret Stiles being
Red John and the writers playing fair. It won't be until they name
someone else that I will consider accusing them of laziness and/or cheating.
A charismatic leader, with minions who adore and fear him, who has been
identified both to have killed and to have had minions kill for him.
With the wit to match Jane. They even showed an attempted recruitment.
Write down your list of what properties Red John has, and you should be
able to check them off as actually having been demonstrated for Stiles.
It makes no sense that whatshername didn't send Jane a postcard with Red
John's name on it before going to try to kill him, but I can forgive the
writers of a serial for that.
As to the suspect list, most of them are buffoons, in context. This is
a Sherlock Holmes remake. Which of them could you see as Moriarty?
E.g., some guy who needs Jane's help to win at poker? Give me a break.
I was pleased that my assumed Red John listed himself first among the
seven suspects. That seems in line with his ego.
The only thing still missing on my list is the name itself. Red is
close enough to Bret, but I have no idea how to account for "John".