5 Reasons Why The Mentalist's Red John Reveal Worked
Red Johnís Identity Makes SenseLetís face it. Deep down, all of us had some kind of crazy pet theory about who may have been Red John. Like many people, I was convinced it was Partridge, but in the end, Sheriff McAllister makes a lot more sense. Jane has spent his entire time at CBI obsessing over Red John. It doesnít make any sense that he could have worked with the man and not realized it. Heís always on the lookout for clues. Up in wine country, however, Sheriff McAllister had enough of a buffer.
Plus, McAllister was in the second episode of the entire series, which offers a nice cyclical arrangement. He also has a very menacing voice, is the right age to have committed all of the murders and is very convincing as a sociopath once he gets rid of his cloak of secrecy and confronts Jane as himself for the first time inside the church. He might not be as sexy of an answer as some of the other choices might have been, but sexy and surprising any necessarily always in a seriesí best interests.
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