Dear Mr. Jane,
I do not like to be Slandered in the media, especially by a dirty money-grubbing fraud. If you were a real psychic, instead of a dishonest little worm, you wouldn’t need to open the door to see what I’ve done to your lovely wife and child.
This was the letter from the serial killer Red John that was sent to Simon Baker’s character in The Mentalist which ended his career as an exploitative psychic. It motivated him to devote his life to helping police detectives track down and prosecute typically brutal and psychopathic killers. Adam Bryant of TV Guide can provide much more insight and depth regarding Red John’s deviance and depravity.
As an aside , Jane’s character is an atheist as revealed in the episode where this letter was taped to his hotel room. His conversation with the sexy red head Van Pelt revealed this not often mentioned views about the other side. Van Pelt, a Christian with strong convictions, is at loggerheads with Jane during an evening meal regarding his lack of spirituality. Jane is convinced that the lights go out when you die despite her attempts to convince him otherwise.