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post #61 of 639
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

It aint every day you see a straight flush.

Anyone figure out how he cheated to get that? He had 3 7's, did he draw 4 cards?
post #62 of 639
I thought it was funny that the writers named one of the characters Cal Trask.
Interesting reference.
post #63 of 639
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

Anyone figure out how he cheated to get that? He had 3 7's, did he draw 4 cards?

First off, he pre-rigged the deck by shuffling in his own pre-sorted cards. He knew that the other guy would draw only one card, and set it up so that he only needed 2 cards.

He had 7x7x7h8h9h in his hand. When he "showed" the other guy his cards, it was obvious he had three sevens. He discarded the two 7x cards, and drew two, picking up the Th and Jh, for a Jack high heart straight flush.

What I want to know is how he got away with cutting the deck with his own cards. If you watch the scene, there is no way the dealer didn't see him do it out of the corner of her eye.
post #64 of 639
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

sorry, I can't watch any TV show or movie where the male lead is hotter than the female lead. It goes against the natural order.

Hotter than the female lead? Check.
Hotter than the supporting female? Not even close.

Amanda Righetti (Van Pelt) is a knock out with a killer body.
post #65 of 639
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

Hotter than the female lead? Check.
Hotter than the supporting female? Not even close.

Amanda Righetti (Van Pelt) is a knock out with a killer body.

Oh man, Lisbon (Robin Tunney) is part of the reason I keep tuning in. She's hot, in that Winnie Cooper kinda way. Plus, she's not that tall, and I got a thing for the short ladies.
post #66 of 639
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

Hotter than the female lead? Check.
Hotter than the supporting female? Not even close.

Amanda Righetti (Van Pelt) is a knock out with a killer body.

Agreed, the gal is smokin' hot!
post #67 of 639
People Against Naming Infants Chad
post #68 of 639
Not denying Van Pelt is very pretty but simply not convincing as an agent and the weak link on the show !!
post #69 of 639
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Originally Posted by taffyrose View Post

Not denying Van Pelt is very pretty but simply not convincing as an agent and the weak link on the show !!

Agreed. Very Weak.
post #70 of 639
Found the Bruno interview very interesting especially his comments about the supporting cast . I like all of them except Van Pelt who still does not fit on the show !
I'm not getting the whole Rigsby/Grace thing at all nor do I find her a very credible actress .
Hope if any of the cast is let go Van Pelt gets the boot !
post #71 of 639
this show is awesome. nuff said.
post #72 of 639
While I admittedly like looking at Van Pelt, I do have to agree that she is the weakest link. That said, I also feel they could easily get rid of Cho and Rigsby as they really don't add much either aside from a little humor now and then.

This show could easily be just Jane and Lisbon just like Eleventh Hour is just a two person team with the one smart one doing all the work and solving everything while the sidekick just goes along for the ride.
post #73 of 639
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

While I admittedly like looking at Van Pelt, I do have to agree that she is the weakest link. That said, I also feel they could easily get rid of Cho and Rigsby as they really don't add much either aside from a little humor now and then.

This show could easily be just Jane and Lisbon just like Eleventh Hour is just a two person team with the one smart one doing all the work and solving everything while the sidekick just goes along for the ride.

Or nearly every incarnation of Law & Order, two partners playing off each other for laughs.
post #74 of 639
I just got into this show and really am enjoying it. It's very much like a more serious "Psych" (which I also love).
post #75 of 639
Started watching this show after my favorite show NCIS was over.. It has a strong lead in with NCIS.. I agree will all the posts about Van Pelt being the weak link.. Too bad we couldn't substitute "Gretchen" from Prison Break with Van Pelt..
post #76 of 639
Heads up - rather odd - my HR20 (D*) didn't flag tonight's episode as new, and so wasn't set to record it. I reviewed the episode summary and it doesn't sound like a re-run (too soon, isn't it?), so I manually set it to record. Better check yours to make sure...
post #77 of 639
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Originally Posted by Bruce Patterson View Post

Heads up - rather odd - my HR20 (D*) didn't flag tonight's episode as new, and so wasn't set to record it. I reviewed the episode summary and it doesn't sound like a re-run (too soon, isn't it?), so I manually set it to record. Better check yours to make sure...

It's a repeat, original airdate was 10/14/08, about the group of surfer kids, and the father that owns the beach front property..??

It displays that airdate on my HR20.
post #78 of 639
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Originally Posted by Bruce Patterson View Post

Heads up - rather odd - my HR20 (D*) didn't flag tonight's episode as new, and so wasn't set to record it. I reviewed the episode summary and it doesn't sound like a re-run (too soon, isn't it?), so I manually set it to record. Better check yours to make sure...

It is a repeat, I remember the episode well.
post #79 of 639
I'm so hooked with this series, I also try to get into a "mentalist" state and figure out who did it before the episode ends, I think I managed to get at least 3 down...

They always seem to appear in the first 10 minutes into the show, so watch closely, and you'll find out..
post #80 of 639
I just watched my first show and thought it was ok and will give it another few episodes.
post #81 of 639
Question for you car buffs:

What kind of car was Patrick driving in the episode with the "psychic" woman from a few weeks back when he pulls up in front of the victim's house and talks to her kids? I've seen those before and can't remember what they are.
post #82 of 639
If memory serves, it was a Citroen DS. They stopped building them in 1975.
post #83 of 639
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Originally Posted by jebbbz View Post

If memory serves, it was a Citroen DS. They stopped building them in 1975.

That's the one! The Wikipedia article even shows one the same color. Thanks for the loan on the brainpower. It was bothering me. All I could think of was the Isetta, but I knew that wasn't it.
post #84 of 639
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

It's a repeat, original airdate was 10/14/08, about the group of surfer kids, and the father that owns the beach front property..??

It displays that airdate on my HR20.

Yep, looked at it and recognized it right away as well. Brain fart on the description - sorry.
post #85 of 639
Guess you need some tips from "The Mentalist" on how to spot those things.
post #86 of 639
Grrrrrrh! I didn't check this thread due to possible spoilers and just settled down to watch my recording of last nights episode.

Repeat - bummer!

- Tom
post #87 of 639
Anybody watching this right now? The center channel keeps dropping out.
post #88 of 639
Ah, I thought it was local. Unless you're in Harris County TX?
post #89 of 639
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Originally Posted by totalownership View Post

Anybody watching this right now? The center channel keeps dropping out.

If I have this right (based on the pattern), we lost the center channel when the network was putting up teaser/promo notices on screen at the start of acts. I think the graphics for the promos may have come with sound effects, but they didn't have the mix set properly, so the result was to drop the channel instead of add on top of it.

IIRC, we lost sound from the center channel just as the graphic appeared, and got sound back right as the graphic disappeared. Hopefully this was a one-time problem (maybe related to the delayed/special post-football slot?).
post #90 of 639
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Originally Posted by rosenkavalier View Post

If I have this right (based on the pattern), we lost the center channel when the network was putting up teaser/promo notices on screen at the start of acts. I think the graphics for the promos may have come with sound effects, but they didn't have the mix set properly, so the result was to drop the channel instead of add on top of it.

IIRC, we lost sound from the center channel just as the graphic appeared, and got sound back right as the graphic disappeared. Hopefully this was a one-time problem (maybe related to the delayed/special post-football slot?).

I think you're right, I noticed the dropouts occurring during the promos as well.
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