Talking about The Mentalist In season 5 finale we saw Red John delivered a CD to Pattrick. CD contains a video that was created 2 months back. In the video Lorelei read a message from Red John saying he knew what would be the short list of Patrick regarding Red John. At that initial moment suspect pool was having 1437 names. And in that moment Red John recorded that video with only 7 names predicting the short list. In the season finale we saw that was accurate.
Obvious question is how? I thought in the final revenge scene it would be revealed. So in season 6 episode 8 when finally Pattrick found Red John, Red John mentioned the list.
Red John: You still don't know how I fooled you ? Do you?
Red John: How I got the names of your list ?
But Pattrick didn't ask how. Then just before final confrontation Red John said again about the list.
Red John: I'll tell you how I got the name of your list.
Pattrick: I don't care
Red John: I knew because I have psychic .....
How the hell on earth Pattrick didn't wanna know!!!!!! My theory is : writers & creators of the show couldn't find a suitable way to explain it that how Red John could have known the list of 1437 people whom Pattrick shook hand with and predicted a short list of 7 people. So they just avoided the topic cleverly(not so much).
OR am I missing something? Did they ever mentioned how that was done? Or was Red John a psychic ?