In last season’s incredibly gripping finale, Patrick killed a man he thought was Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and child. It turns out he was wrong, and Tunney says to expect even darker turns in this series.
“Everyone starts doubting whether Patrick himself is Red John, or whether he has a connection to him – except for me. Lisbon is always on his side! It starts to seem like he’s losing his mind. An FBI agent begins seeing the holes in his story, and a lot of old characters come back.
“Nobody’s letting me in on it but I hope Patrick isn’t Red John, because that would make me the worst detective in the world. You do need to doubt him, and it’s a clever route to go down, but if Simon were Red John, a lot of women would be very upset!”
It’s been a long and interesting journey for Robin Tunney, since those childhood Chicago dreams of acting success. And while it’s nice to now have financial and professional security, she also looks back fondly on earlier parts and her younger self.