(I know we all only want to talk about Red John right now since we are so close to the reveal, but I wanted to go back on an older episode and raise an interesting question)
So I was watching my favorite episode, Devil's Cherry, again tonight. It's my favorite because I love the duo of Patrick Jane and Charlotte Jane in this. Anyways at the end of Devil's Cherry patrick is seen pulling leaves out of a brown bag with a tea apparatus like that seen with the Belladonna in it earlier. He made some tea with this and quitely in his CBI room started to sip the tea. The brown bag and tea apparatus is something I don't we've ever seen Patrick use before in The Mentalist to drink tea with so it seems a little sketchy to me like it might be the belladonna leaves again.
My question is, do you think he went and got some more belladonna to try and hallucinate his daughter again? Or was it just regular tea? If it was belladonna, do you think it was just another one time thing to remember her or do you think he started a silent addiction that was never shown again on screen?
I believe he drank more. At least that is what I took from that scene. I don't know if it developed into an addiction, but unless it lead to more hallucinations of his daughter [or wife], I doubt it. And even if he did see her again, Jane seems more the type to accept that it isn't real/is empty after awhile, and continue his 'quest'.
Without a doubt, yes, but it was shown merely to indicate how deeply he misses his family. The lenghts he'll go to in order to see them, even if it isn't real. I did not get any sense he becomes an addict (I'm not even sure it's addictive.)
I think the scene leaves it up to your imagination if it was really supposed to be more of the drug they would have at least said something about it in another episode. I think it was a question they wanted to leave up to the viewer to make their own choice wether or not they think he did.
I think he did drink it... It was not an addiction, he misses his family so much and he just want to see them again. Maybe he know is not real but I think it sweet. I wish Dove Cameron come back again to the series just another hallucination but it will be very great to have her back and I think Patrick will like that too. I want to see the duo again!