I have just finished watching S03E03 of The Mentalist, where Red John leaves Kristina Frye in a hypnotised(?) state. According to Jane, Kristina was targeted because she talked about Red John in the TV show.
If this is true then, why does Red John never attack Jane directly (Jane too spoke about him in the TV show)? He attacks Jane's family, anyone close to him (according to Jane), leaves clues so that Jane takes those cases but never hits him directly (I don't know if he will later in the episodes). Is there a reason to that?