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In its final run to unveil Red John, "The Mentalist" has asked its viewers to suspend more disbelief than usual, what with every case Jane and his Cbi colleagues take of late seeming to connect to the killer.

Sunday's (Nov. 10) episode -- initially scheduled to air last week, until a late-ending NFL game pushed it out of primetime and CBS scheduled a repeat in its place -- did away with the case-of-the-week pretense and focused solely on the Red John story, with Jane (Simon Baker) getting that much closer to figuring out who has been tormenting him all these years. Maybe.

The "maybe" comes from the fact that Jane was thrown a curve. Last week's episode gave Jane what feels like a big clue -- the private detective hired, then killed, by Red John revealed just before her death that her murderer had a tattoo of three dots on his left shoulder. »

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