Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.Red John has become the archenemy of Patrick Jane who is known as "The Mentalist." This serial killer became the archenemy because he killed Jane's wife and daughter.
Red John's face has never been seen, but he has appeared in at least two of "The Mentalist" episodes. Once he was seen running from Patrick Jane just after murdering his wife and daughter. The other instance was when Red John saved Jane's life after being kidnapped. A male student became the seventh man killed by Red John.
Red John's encounter with Patrick Jane's family stems from Jane making fun of him. Jane pokes fun at Red John during one of his television shows about what Jane can do. This infuriates Red John leading him to murder Jane's wife and daughter while he is at work. When Patrick returns home, he doesn't find his daughter and wife. When Patrick Jane goes upstairs to one of the bedrooms, he finds Red John's signature on the wall. Since Red John had not left the house yet, Patrick chases him through the house and outside where he loses him.
Any time Red John has committed a murder in any of "The Mentalist" shows, he has left a smiley face drawn in blood on the wall where he murdered his victims. In some instances, he left other clues behind to taunt Patrick Jane.
One man tried to be a copycat of Red John and claimed to have killed 12 women. Since the copycat killer had skewed the number of actual Red John killings, it was deduced at the end of the case, Red John had killed 11 women. Two of the females Red John murdered were Patrick Jane's family. A third woman was someone he dated for a short time.
During other cases, the other five women were killed by Red John to bring his total of women he killed to 16. One of these women was the secretary of Agent Bosco. She was a mole in the CBI office. Red John murdered four people Patrick Jane worked with at the CBI.
It is known he has committed murders in the states of Californian and Nevada. As far as countries are concerned, Red John has committed murders in the United States and Mexico.
Red John has a fan club. Two members of the fan club kidnaps Patrick Jane. Red John dated a blind woman. He had used a fake name while dating her.
"The Mentalist" airs on Thursday nights at 10 pm ET on CBS.
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