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post #181 of 198 Old 08-06-2015, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
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In the episode with the fake kidnapping, did I really catch that the FBI provided the $2M ransom funds because mom & pop were broke? Has a government agency ever put up ransom funds for any kidnapping payoff?
I can't remember that episode plot now, but the bills were marked (the security stripe was moved) so the FBI could track their use. So it wasn't just free money.


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In the episode with the fake kidnapping, did I really catch that the FBI provided the $2M ransom funds because mom & pop were broke? Has a government agency ever put up ransom funds for any kidnapping payoff?
I meant to bring that up too and then forgot - I never heard of such a thing. At first I assumed they just meant the FBI delivered ransom money provided by the parents, substituting traceable currency, but later it was specifically referred to as "taxpayers' money". On TV they invariably advise the victims not to pay any ransom - not sure how authentic that is either though...

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I could maybe see the FBI doing something like that to track down a real criminal ring, but not in a one-off case like this...

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I meant to bring that up too and then forgot - I never heard of such a thing. At first I assumed they just meant the FBI delivered ransom money provided by the parents, substituting traceable currency, but later it was specifically referred to as "taxpayers' money". On TV they invariably advise the victims not to pay any ransom - not sure how authentic that is either though...
Obama's crew officially let slip that it's O.K. now for families to pay ransom, but have not admitted ransom was paid for the deserter they exchanged for the five boggy terrorists too.

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Obama's crew officially let slip that it's O.K. now for families to pay ransom, but have not admitted ransom was paid for the deserter they exchanged for the five boggy terrorists too.
That's great news - I feel safer already!

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Please, God, let Stroh kill off Rusty!

Yes please! Amen!
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I am behind. Just saw the First Night for Buzz on Patrol episode. (Body in bathtub) {wedding}
What a stinker. The whole shoot seemed improvised and the non regulars looked very amateurish.
More of an outtake reel than a show.
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I continue to enjoy the show, especially Provenza and the rest of the squad. Although Rusty is still the show's cross to bear.
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I continue to enjoy the show, especially Provenza and the rest of the squad. Although Rusty is still the show's cross to bear.
Yes, for a while I thought he was getting less annoying but he'd getting on my nerves again. With Rayder in a relationship with Flynn he's just not needed as the personal side of her life, and he doesn't serve any other purpose. Now that he's no longer under protection there's no reason for him to be hanging around the station. I'd like to see his screen time go to Sanchez, Tau and Sykes.

Another season will make 12 I think for the original Closer cast - I wonder how much longer they'll all want to stay?
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I continue to enjoy the show, especially Provenza and the rest of the squad. Although Rusty is still the show's cross to bear.
Full disclosure: Rusty does not bother me (although he is far from the best character). I had to laugh, though, a few eps back when, decribing his blog, Rusty said "I have over 50,000 readers, and for some reason, some of them don't like me". Does someone on the show read AVS Forum?

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Full disclosure: Rusty does not bother me (although he is far from the best character). I had to laugh, though, a few eps back when, decribing his blog, Rusty said "I have over 50,000 readers, and for some reason, some of them don't like me". Does someone on the show read AVS Forum?
Could be. He was OK this week, more in the background, and had a good moment rolling his eyes over Sharon's fussing over Andy. He'll be back in trouble soon if he interacts with the prisoner in court...

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Was it just me? The mother of the victim last night seemed like a very poor actor. I just didn't buy her attempts to appear sad, and ithe performance actually took me "out of the story".
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I forgot to mention... there was a very good line a couple of episodes back, during the interrogation... where the witness was talking about spinoffs... and Provenza said "I'm sure everyone here knows what a spinoff is"
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.... I wonder if they are setting up Rusty to cause a mistrial, or something, in regard to the prisoner making him promise to be in the courtroom, and "wave back when I wave at you" thing ...... Seems like that line was in there for a "reason" .
The prisoner could be pulling at Rusty's feelings while in reality is using him for another purpose ..
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Full disclosure: Rusty does not bother me (although he is far from the best character). I had to laugh, though, a few eps back when, decribing his blog, Rusty said "I have over 50,000 readers, and for some reason, some of them don't like me". Does someone on the show read AVS Forum?
They don't need to, they just have to look at the internet. The words "Rusty" and "annoying" are easy to find in close proximity during episode reviews.

He doesn't annoy me now, I just find him completely irrelevant. He exists in his own story trying to justify a reason to be on the show. Rusty has almost no reason to interact with anyone this season. Last year at least the case he was chasing was linked to the squad room. This year they had to stick Flynn in the same apartment just for him to have a tangential reason to talk to anyone besides Raydor.


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I was hoping they'd send him away to college out of state, but no such luck.
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I was hoping they'd send him away to college out of state, but no such luck.
I'm still hoping the perp who was wanting to kill him and killed the judge comes back and offs Rusty just for fun.
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