Jane tells him that his son is an alcoholic, which he does not appreciate. Years later, knowing the case would be intercepted by the California Bureau of Investigation team and that the reminder of his wife's death would make Jane furious, Red John painted the toenails of a young girl, to lead Jane into a trap. She later shoots Red John operative Jason Lennon, who previously confirmed to Lorelei that Miranda was indeed killed by Red John. Next morning, Lisbon arrives at work and finds Jane sleeping on the couch, having gone through the Red John files. This body was placed next to Stiles and Haffner, both of whom perished in the explosion, leaving only Jane, Smith, and Bertram alive, while McAllister escaped before the authorities arrived.
With this secret organization at his disposal, in conjunction with the dozens of loyal followers he recruited, seduced, and brainwashed through Visualize, McAllister formed connections all over the state to spy for him, tamper with evidence, commit murders, and aid in his plans of building up his society and cult, as well as targeting Jane and people close to him. When Lorelei discovered that she was involved with her sister's death, she tortures her, then kills her. Then Johnson, a hick from the sticks, quoted from the same poem while taking his last breath. Quoting the 19th century Romantic poet William Blake can be a tip-off. The hunt is — at long last — over.
McCallister should have never been included in the List of 7 suspects. All the discussions before the list never involved him because all he was was a random character from some episode. Jane, satisfied with his answers, goes through with his revenge and strangles McAllister to death. However, Cordero shoots Bertram instead. Bertram is now manipulating Lazarus to lure Jane in for the final showdown. McAllister knew that either Smith or Bertram would be accused of being Red John as they would be the only remaining suspects with ties to the Blake Association.
If Red John wanted to die, maybe this is how he wanted to die. The character of Red John himself remained largely unseen from the beginning. When Jane tries to get her to leave, she attacks Jane with a knife. Cho and Rigsby are surprised to see him. The leader of the cult, Bret Stiles, has shown in previous seasons that he has a very thorough grasp on Red John's inner workings, hinting at a connection between the two, which seems to finally be revealed as Visualize.
Then she tells someone sitting across her that the work is done. Such as how he found out about the people on the list which i assume means one of the 4 cbi people was working for red john? She then takes him downstairs to the room with the Red John files. It is not clear why he was killed, as he had no new information to provide, but his death directly resulted from Darcy's interference in Jane's activities. The team and Abbott are in a police car. Two weeks later, Lennon is revealed to have survived the shooting, although in a coma, while Lorelei is found dead under Red John's smiley face with Homeland Security and police at the scene.
As Jane gathers them in his home, the house explodes with all five Red John suspects and Jane still inside. A younger Eileen being lifted in the air by her father on the Fourth of July was one of the few memories that made Jane happy. Cordero says that he needs to search Patrick for weapons, and finds a gun. When Agent Cho checks Partridge's body at the morgue to verify the tattoo confirming that he was a Blake member, he learns that Red John peeled away the section of skin on his shoulder where the tattoo would have been located, implying that Partridge was a member and Red John had attempted to cover up his affiliation to the group. While Abbott's team finds a dead Bertram in the church, Jane pursues Red John through the cemetery, a neighborhood, a playground and over to a park bordering a pond, where McAllister loses stamina and succumbs to his wounds.
Now that three men have identical tattoos, a new window is opened to identify who Red John is; and whether Red John also has the tattoo. Jane discovers Lorelei previously had a sister, who was murdered some years prior. Greeting each other, McAllister brags to and berates Jane, gloating over how he was able to survive and also find out the names on Jane's list of suspects. However, Cho still asks where Jane is. Kind of like the Bane to Talia al Ghuul in The Dark Knight Rises. Panzer's murder proves Jane's theory that Red John is still alive. Bertram then tells to shoot Patrick.
Patrick drives away before the officers can get him. This implies that Red John may be a member of the government organization or, at the very least, has intimate knowledge of its inner workings. Bertram mentions how he has always liked Patrick, while Patrick tries to talk the detective down. Jane acknowledged in the current season 5 that the faceless enemy he's been chasing after is someone he knows. He tries to ask Abbott for an hour, promising to turn himself in afterwards but changes his mind.
If so, the body structure is similar to Ray Haffner. Devastated, Patrick admits his paranormal act is fake, renounces his earlier life and uses his astonishing skills of observation and analysis - talents that made him appear psychically gifted - to bring killers to justice. Back at the headquarters, the team is baffled. On hearing this over the news, Red John sends a message to Jane to meet him in Nevada. Abbott catches on to their urgency and deduces that they made a plan with Bertram. As Jane revels in finally knowing who his nemesis is and having him at his mercy, a startled woman enters the chapel and asks Jane to stop.
This episode just felt rushed, with alot of pointless scenes that could of been deleted for more questions being answered, granted there's still more but Red John is basically over and it'd be pointless to keep going on asking why, when he's dead. But the charges were dropped. However, Lisbon and Hightower locate both of them and arrest Kirkland before he can obtain any of the names from Jane. For the first time in a long time, we're really bonded and working together. After he takes it, Jane is free to enter.