The Great Red Dragon

Series 6 - Episode 7 The Great Red Dragon



There’s a feverish edge to this episode. As with last week’s instalment where... (stop now if you haven’t seen it yet) Patrick Jane brandished a shotgun at the Red John suspects, it feels as if the series’ central storyline has slipped into a kind of shadow world. Law enforcement agencies clash. There’s a secret society of dirty cops running them all anyway. The remaining Red John suspects are in the wind while long-running stalwarts of the drama have been burnt to a crisp in that big explosion.

If you’ve followed this serial-killer strand through six series, it’s both thrilling and slightly unreal that it’s properly reaching a head in a way that few long-running TV storylines ever do. Next week, we’re promised, Jane confronts the evil mastermind.


In the wake of the explosion at the house in Malibu, the CBI focuses its attention on the remaining two Red John suspects who all have a tattoo of three horizontal dots, which links them to a shadowy organisation. Jane is certain that he now knows the identity of the serial killer, but is he right and can he find him?

Cast & Crew

Patrick Jane Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon Robin Tunney
Wayne Rigsby Owain Yeoman
Kimball Cho Tim Kang
Grace Van Pelt Amanda Righetti
Reede Smith Drew Powell
Ray Haffner Reed Diamond
Sheriff McAllister Xander Berkeley
Bret Stiles Malcolm McDowell
Gale Bertram Michael Gaston
Dennis Abbott Rockmond Dunbar
Director Elodie Keene
Executive Producer Bruno Heller
Executive Producer Daniel Cerone
Executive Producer Chris Long
Executive Producer Eoghan Mahony
Executive Producer Tom Szentgyorgyi
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