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This is a documentary of "How to be a bad FBI agent for dummies"

I just hope Al Queada isn't watching the show, gets over confident and decides it's safe to attack now with these ninnies in the FBI
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The shows title should have been: Red Shirts of the Week.
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I just hope Al Queada isn't watching the show, gets over confident and decides it's safe to attack now with these ninnies in the FBI
I don't know....if they think they're that stupid, it might make them overconfident and easier to catch...
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I don't know....if they think they're that stupid, it might make them overconfident and easier to catch...

Genius! You uncovered Homeland Security's secret plot...televise this inanity with feeble FEEBs and lul terrorists into sloppy complacency. I just hope they're not reading this thread. frown.gif
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I'd like to see Laurie Dhue pop-up in every episode, sort of like an Observer, where you really have to be looking to catch her.

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I just hope Al Queada isn't watching the show, gets over confident and decides it's safe to attack now with these ninnies in the FBI
I don't know....if they think they're that stupid, it might make them overconfident and easier to catch...

This show isn't too bad if you just view it as a comedy. Hey, try it! [Police Squad IV: The FBI.]
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I'm still speechless that it got renewed for a second season. I don't even see how they can keep this bad story going for the rest of this season.

Only 8 more episodes left in this thrilling season!

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I think some people watching this show must not read the news or pay attention to how people in real life behave.

People get away from the cops all the time. Heck, sometimes paperwork gets screwed up and people are let out of prison accidentally who shouldn't have been let out. Terrorists on the watch list are actually let go from custody... people arrested in a traffic stop are let go before anyone realizes they are actually wanted for murder or some other more serious thing.

There are a LOT of real-life stories that are far less "realistic" than the plot of this show. I'm sadly being serious here. As stupidly as some thing the FBI on this show are acting... you can google some far stupider real-life failings in just a few minutes.

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But I don't think the writers/producers are trying to convey that. I think they're just too stupid to even realize that reality.

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Last night's episode, they pulled the "girl with her gun lets the other guy come too close" scene, again! tongue.gif Is that something that is just on Fox drama shows or does that happen on other channels, too?

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HaHa, you couldn't have put it better. Not to mention Ryan will shoot at a helicopter flying away but not a moving car carrying the boy. rolleyes.gif

That's an easy answer. He didn't shoot at the car because he didn't want to risk harming the boy. Not so, the helicopter.......

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HaHa, you couldn't have put it better. Not to mention Ryan will shoot at a helicopter flying away but not a moving car carrying the boy. rolleyes.gif

That's an easy answer. He didn't shoot at the car because he didn't want to risk harming the boy. Not so, the helicopter.......
Point. But he couldn't have aimed at the tires?
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Another sign the apocalypse is nigh: The Following was the top rated show on Monday night, and Fox won the night as well: http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/ratings-rat-race-foxs-the-following-keeps-steady-tops-slow-monday/
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That's an easy answer. He didn't shoot at the car because he didn't want to risk harming the boy. Not so, the helicopter.......
...and potentially have the helicopter crash on unsuspecting civilians? I'm not sure that's responsible, either.

If the helicopter were flying too low to be tracked by RADAR, they should have been able to keep track of it on the ground via police ground patrols until a bird of their own could get airborn (or one already in the air could be diverted to track it).

I guess my biggest question is, how do you get an "unregistered" helicopter? Is it like Airwolf where you keep it in a desert cave and never have to fuel up anywhere or get it maintained? If they mean the flight wasn't logged, it should still be able to be tracked down via registration number and the pilot questioned.
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Point. But he couldn't have aimed at the tires?
In his defense, it was a high risk shot when he was close to a heart attack from being zapped and running around. I wouldn't trust myself to not put one through the vehicle where the kid was sitting in that condition.

Contrary to popular believe, bullets go through car bodies quite easily. The big bullets come out the other side.
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Plus, it would be an attempt to shoot black tires during the night in a wooded area (no city lights). Might as well be shooting blindfolded, I'd think.

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"And the plot thickens...."

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"And the plot thickens...."

Yes, it's become very dense....like a thick skull...
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Contrary to popular believe, bullets go through car bodies quite easily. The big bullets come out the other side.

And this show bends over backwards in an attempt to keep things realistic.

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I'll add my two comments in addition to those that have already been stated.

1. The young FBI partner - he's the slowest guy to come to your aid EVER....Hardy has time to come across gutted guard, get his gun taken, marched to a stairwell, talk to Joe a while, helicopter arrives, gets his gun back and shoots bad guy, climbs to roof, empties clip at helicopter and the partner is nowhere to be seen! Must have stopped to have lunch at one of the tables. But - he's proven in several previous episodes he can't be counted on for a timely rescue.

2. A fancy Marshall transport vehicle like that and there's no video feed from the back compartment to the cab? The only way to check on the passengers is to stop and open the back doors? What if he was having a seizure and dying in the back - you don't find out till you get to your destination to let him out?

...and it's not worth my time to go back and watch again, but I'm still not quite sure how the warden used that doctored camera footage to get Joe out of the transport.....Hardy watched (in person) Joe get in and they shut the doors, then drove out and away while he was still standing there - no?
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...and it's not worth my time to go back and watch again, but I'm still not quite sure how the warden used that doctored camera footage to get Joe out of the transport.....Hardy watched (in person) Joe get in and they shut the doors, then drove out and away while he was still standing there - no?
I don't think he was there when the truck pulled out. However, how could the warden assure himself of that? Did he have a super secret hole in the bottom of the truck to get him to a random manhole in the floor of the garage? How did Joe get to the lawyer's car?

For that matter, the whole "premise" of the transfer was that Hardy abused him. Why would he be allowed to take part in any portion of the transfer process?

Don't even get me started on the whole yelling "FBI" thing instead of just sneaking up on Joe and arresting him when you get close enough.

Plus, what did they do with the helicopter that was escorting the convoy? Did they just say, "awe shucks, we got suckered - he's not in the truck....Oh, well, send the chopper boys home. No need to have them search for the lawyer's car..."
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Yes, it's become very dense....like a thick skull...

My bad! I had meant to post that line on The Americans thread. eek.gif

I had just watched The Americans and was so impressed with the various "twists and turns" that the old adage "And the plot thickens" came to mind. The Americans is my best show currently; The Following is barely keeping my attention.

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Best way to watch this show is to fast forward through all the chase scenes and especially through all boring as hell scenes with Kevin Bacon talking to Natalie Zea, nothing happens there. Ironic because they were the reasons I first decided to try the show.
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Best way to watch this show is to fast forward through all the chase scenes and especially through all boring as hell scenes .

Just be sure to stop for the commercials so you don't waste the entire night.

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This show is frustrating, and I have an idea why: the producers lack patience, or assume the audience does. To ensure lots of "action" per episode, and to keep the villain and protagonist grappling apace for many episodes, the villain must have super-influence, perfect timing and infinite luck, while the "good guys" must trip over themselves at every corner.

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This show is frustrating, and I have an idea why: the producers lack patience, or assume the audience does. To ensure lots of "action" per episode, and to keep the villain and protagonist grappling apace for many episodes, the villain must have super-influence, perfect timing and infinite luck, while the "good guys" must trip over themselves at every corner.

I think you're right. Its ironic how fx assumes their audience is smart enough to follow and accept a "slower" buildup to a confrontation in order to make the impact greater. Fox seems to believe that their audience won't stay with the show unless there is constant confrontation, which leads to one step forward then one step back...straining credibility.

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I think you're right. Its ironic how fx assumes their audience is smart enough to follow and accept a "slower" buildup to a confrontation in order to make the impact greater. Fox seems to believe that their audience won't stay with the show unless there is constant confrontation, which leads to one step forward then one step back...straining credibility.
Well, they did popularize the format with "24" - and that show strained just about every credible part of a person's body. I'm surprised there weren't reports of viewers getting "Carpal Bauer Syndrome" or other repetitive stress injuries...

BTW: it isn't just FX. AMC has put out several slow burn series, including Mad Men. Even The Walking Dead, with its blood and gore, still has very slow and deliverate moments to it as characters react and regroup following those intense events.
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I guess they figured that they weren't making the FBI look bad enuf, so they bring in this new jackwagon to really muck things up. Ryan must be the world's worst shot. Has a crowd of a half dozen folks standing shoulder to should and only gets three. And then they haven't disabled their getaway vehicle. Please . . .

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Roderick said they lost 5 Followers in Ryan's sudden barrage, so I guess he did enough damage. Don't understand the kind of hari-kari maneuver "executed" by Joe on Charlie. Wasn't Charlie's fault the FBI found their interrogation room. Seems like a waste of a perfectly good follower if you ask me, especially one with computer skilz. And at the rate they're being attritted, they can't afford to just casually discard any. But maybe Joe needed to get a kill in so he could get his mojo back. Any port in a storm, ya' know?

Couldn't they have found a different name for the young, wounded FBI guy than "Michael Weston"? I keep expecting Sam, Fiona, and Maddie to show up as followers.
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My only guess is that the character demonstrated the willingness of the followers to literally give their lives to Joe. I thought this episode was an improvement (damning it with faint praise) - perhaps it's turning a corner for the better. Although I cringe when writing that, because there were still too many holes in the story telling, as has been the case all along.
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I guess they figured that they weren't making the FBI look bad enuf, so they bring in this new jackwagon to really muck things up. Ryan must be the world's worst shot. Has a crowd of a half dozen folks standing shoulder to should and only gets three. And then they haven't disabled their getaway vehicle. Please . . .

Yet again, Ryan never calls for backup, not that on this show an elite FBI SWAT team can't be completely neutralized. You'd think that after all these encounters some FEEB would say, "Hey, let's follow Ryan since he ALWAYS runs into the pack on his hunches". but NOOOoooo!

I can't stop watching this train wreck though the miracle of fast forward keeps it down to 20 minutes or less.
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