Hi, my dear!
It’s an interesting question and a hard one to answer… I understand what you mean but I’m not sure about a few things. Let me see:
I think that being a cop is also a very important part of who Lisbon is and wants to be. I can’t really imagine her stopping with it entirely and go to the other extreme with “just” being happy/satisfied with a family life. Somehow I can’t see that and I’d wish for her to find a good balance that truly fulfills all of her needs. But maybe she’d stop doing it at the FBI because that’s not a job easily consistent with having a family - no matter if you are a mum or a dad. I could see Jane and Lisbon doing something similar to Rigspelt: being private investigators or maybe both working as consultants on a case to case basis with the FBI or another law enforcement agency.
The question is when the end of The Mentalist will be. Will there be a time jump and an epilog showing them in a few years? Maybe after Jane has served his time at the FBI and is truly free to make decisions? That would change the situation for me because I truly can’t imagine Jane without Lisbon or vice versa at the FBI or at any work TBH.
So, without more information I have a hard time making up my mind about it. But the bottom line to me is that somehow Lisbon doesn’t strike me as the stay-at-home kind of woman - not for a longer period of time at least.
What are your opinions, mentalistas and mentalistos? Any thoughts about it anyone?
I agree with you Pellegrina, as much as Lisbon loves Jane, I don’t think she will cease to need her job. Aside from Jane, her job was the only thing that gave meaning to Lisbon’s life for years, that made her who she is, a strong and independent woman, knowing how to manage things herself. It makes her complete and lets her fulfill herself - having Jane at her side now as her partner not only at work but also in life. I think she has so much to give that she won’t simply be able to quit however much she is attached to her family/home with Jane.
Wow this is really an interesting discussion. I often wonder how the Life will be for Jane and Lisbon at the end of the show. Obviously my first wish is they being happy together. About Lisbon’s work, well, I think that very unlikely We will see her quit it. I mean, she is a Cop to the Bone, Jane knows that and this won’t mine their happiness as a couple and family. Anyway, I agree with the fact that without any significant news or clues is very hard to make previsions. However, My little wish would be to see a little time jump, showing Jisbon enjoying some Quality time together at the end of Jane’s “slavery” maybe coming back at the island and maybe with Lisbon with a lovely round belly (not for eaten to much cannoli ) ;)
I’m inserting the following contributions here for continuity in the post:
Anon: Hmm, I think that Lisbon wouldn’t want to quit being a cop, but she could be promoted to lead her own team at the FBI and not have to go out into the field as much as she does now. Maybe if she had a child, she would consider a position like Abbott. Less dangerous, and more likely given her experience as a team leader. She would go out in the field still, but not as often, and be able to go home to her children, Jane being the other child. :)
heavenskyex: Hmm, I think that maybe she would give up the FBI, given the right circumstances. I can’t see her as a housewife type of person though. I think she’d be driven crazy if she had to do that. Yeah, I can see her and Jane doing something similar to the Rigsbys, but Jane still has to work for the FBI for five years, remember? I don’t yhink she’d quit before those five years were up.
Suzjazz: I’d like to see them both leave the FBI and stop working because Jane has won enough money at poker for them to live on (plus selling the Malibu house) and they can now do whatever they want, like travel the world together. But that’s not going to happen. <sigh>
Thessmusicinurlife: I agree with you totally about that Lisbon can’t stop completely being a cop she can’t loose her identity but she can just make a change in her career. I was thinking the exact same thing but this word limit didn’t allow me to express fully my point of view ;-)
I can see that it is very likely for her to leave fbi and continue of course doing something similar with her job. Besides i can’t imagine Lisbon doing something totally different. We loved her character because of that. Being a rocket pocket dynamic bad ass agent. Let’s wait and see what future holds for both of them. :)
It is possible that she will be given Fisher’s position…To keep Jane in check. But lieving the job, no way…She is a cop to the core and Jane needs her to be a cop. I don’t discount a final shot of them wolking togheter on the beach holding hands and Jane caressing her swollen belly