True love’s gift

Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon on The Mentalist are so adorable. Professional when working a case and then after work they have a relationship to build. Last week’s episode (“Green Light”, episode 6 of final season 7) was about celebrating Jane’s birthday, the first one as a couple, and Lisbon got him the most wonderful, symbolic and perfect gift!

A very low key celebration outside Jane’s Airstream camper with party lights and a single cupcake as a birthday cake. So sweet:

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Then we see his touched reaction to what he finds in the little gift box as Lisbon looks on in anticipation…

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It is his teacup from where they formerly worked (at the CBI), the cup that was his favorite and mattered so much to him!

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Back then Jane was shattered as it looked like he would never catch his nemesis Red John. Serial killer Red John remained elusive, only just out of reach, and it looked like he never would be caught. The shattering of the cup at that point was the last straw, symbolic of everything else that was going wrong. Patrick Jane’s favorite cup broke and he hit rock bottom.

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Now, more than 2 years later, Lisbon has put the cup back together again. It’s a metaphor, really, of how Patrick Jane is back in one piece again as well and he knows it. And it happened with the help of the woman he has finally admitted to loving. He is whole again and their relationsip is whole, they have overcome bad times, only she knows the depths of how bad, and they have come back out the other end…. Patrick Jane so touched and speechless is such a beautiful sight to see.

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That deserves a kiss…

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And a toast…

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And another kiss…

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105469_D00536b_726These two know each other so well and therefore know how to give each other something with real meaning. Their love is rooted in a deep friendship and that is the best basis for being partners for life. I am loving this relationship – a true meeting of hearts and minds, so gently portrayed.

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