With new episodes of CBS hit "The Mentalist" being delayed a week due to NFL games, fans are even more eager to find out what will happen next in the plot of the show. There are rumors that Red John will be revealed soon, and Simon Baker, who plays Patrick Jane on the show, shed some light on those rumors. To see what he had to say read on, but be cautious of spoilers.
In an interview with Zap2it.com, Simon Baker discussed the rumors that Red John will be identified this season.
"You don't believe the talk, the chatter that's out there that we are going to find him this season? Wouldn't you want, just for the sake of it, to close that off? Because if the network decided to cancel you, you would never close that story up. It's tricky. Is Red John the spine of the show? I don't know. Is he? Is he the spine of the show. or is ambition the spine of the show, in the main character? My question is this: Is Red John the spine of the show, or is Jane's desire to seek revenge the spine of the show?" the actor said.
In the interview, Baker considered what the show would be like if Jane and the audience finds out who Red John is and Jane gets revenge.
"If someone lives for a goal, if their sole purpose in life is to seek revenge, what does that leave Jane? That could be an interesting show. I'm just talking story. If you want to talk about, from an audience standpoint, is it no longer entertaining?" Baker said.