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post #1381 of 2031
Was the whole serial killer of women just a red herring for the episode? We get the line, he seems to have graduated from stalker to serial killer, but then the killer plot just vanished.
post #1382 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Was the whole serial killer of women just a red herring for the episode? We get the line, he seems to have graduated from stalker to serial killer, but then the killer plot just vanished.

He was not a serial killer. The number selected him because he was about to be killed.
post #1383 of 2031
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I am a Sarah S, fan and they have de-hotted her in an un-imagineable way.. Like John said, she is "angry". Maybe it was her eating a steak like a Dog a few weeks back.

While I still think she looks hot, I have to admit she isn't as hot as she has been in the past. To me it looks like she went overboard getting in shape for this role and she looks too skinny now. Just look at how drawn her face is.
post #1384 of 2031
I think for the part, they are just not "dolling her up" with makeup as in other roles she has played in the past. Shahi is still a knockout either way!
post #1385 of 2031
Obviously, Bear has little loyalty. Play with me, throw me a ball, and I'm your friend too. biggrin.gif Is there anyone Bear doesn't like?
post #1386 of 2031
Did I miss something, but was Bear not there when Finch got knocked out?
post #1387 of 2031
Bear was there since he took a chunk out of the POI.
post #1388 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Was the whole serial killer of women just a red herring for the episode? We get the line, he seems to have graduated from stalker to serial killer, but then the killer plot just vanished.

He was not a serial killer. The number selected him because he was about to be killed.

No, I get that. The thing is, Finch had a list of victims, they had developed a whole theory that never paned out, AND the title of the episode was Lady Killer. It sounds like what I said, a big red Herring. They dropped the whole idea after spending the first fifteen minutes developing it, butt hat leaves the dead women as a still-hanging problem.
post #1389 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

butt hat leaves the dead women as a still-hanging problem.

I have to say that the misplacement of one letter makes this quite comical. biggrin.gif


As for the red herring and whatnot, I am sensing a pattern. This is two weeks in a row where the Machine led them down one path only to find out that they were mistaken. Sure, it's not the first time it's happened, but I don't recall it happening twice in a row.
post #1390 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

.......... I am sensing a pattern. This is two weeks in a row where the Machine led them down one path only to find out that they were mistaken. Sure, it's not the first time it's happened, but I don't recall it happening twice in a row.

And the Machine seems to be showing a preference towards Root. "Please give me the username and password"... "My hands are shaking, would you type it in for me?".... And then the password for the medication dispenser magically appears on the screen!
post #1391 of 2031
As Finch noted in the coming episode: We have a problem.
post #1392 of 2031
I will definitely have to watch the next episode to find out what Finch meant when he said that. Is it a problem because Root escaped? Or is it a problem because the covert government group is after her? For those who doubt Root's ability, she shot the baddest guy of them all (this is the guy who trained Shaw). I still don't know what role the machine has for her. Finch is tasked with protecting the innocents on the irrelevant list. The government is task with protecting national security. What does the machine need Root for?
post #1393 of 2031
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The government is task with protecting national security. What does the machine need Root for?

The producers have said that after the NSA revelations, they plan to take the show into a more Sci-Fi direction. I think the Machine is self-aware and concerned for its own safety. Root may be someone who can act in the real world to assist the Machine.
post #1394 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

I will definitely have to watch the next episode to find out what Finch meant when he said that. Is it a problem because Root escaped? Or is it a problem because the covert government group is after her? For those who doubt Root's ability, she shot the baddest guy of them all (this is the guy who trained Shaw). I still don't know what role the machine has for her. Finch is tasked with protecting the innocents on the irrelevant list. The government is task with protecting national security. What does the machine need Root for?

To assume human form?
Or as a peripheral sensor device to understand what it's like to be human? Not that Root is all that normal of a human. I do kinda find her hot though.
Maybe the machine should start with Bear first...
post #1395 of 2031
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill View Post

The producers have said that after the NSA revelations, they plan to take the show into a more Sci-Fi direction. I think the Machine is self-aware and concerned for its own safety. Root may be someone who can act in the real world to assist the Machine.

I like that direction very much. In term of computer technology, the machine doesn't have to be confined to just a machine that can be destroyed. It might have began life as a machine built by Finch, but it's a machine controlled by software which can replicate itself on any computer/server/network. In other words, you can destroy the original machine, but its brain (software/code) is always out there.
post #1396 of 2031
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

To assume human form?
Or as a peripheral sensor device to understand what it's like to be human? Not that Root is all that normal of a human. I do kinda find her hot though.
Maybe the machine should start with Bear first...

I think Root is the perfect person to assist the machine. She is as smart as Finch, but devious and crazy. She managed to kidnap Finch, drugged and almost torture Shaw, kidnapped and killed a bad covert guy, almost killed the latest covert guy sent after her. He only survived because the machine told her not to kill him. Her list of mayhem goes on and on.
post #1397 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

I like that direction very much. In term of computer technology, the machine doesn't have to be confined to just a machine that can be destroyed. It might have began life as a machine built by Finch, but it's a machine controlled by software which can replicate itself on any computer/server/network. In other words, you can destroy the original machine, but its brain (software/code) is always out there.


That sounds a lot like X Files. eek.gif
post #1398 of 2031
If Root becomes the Lawnmower Man (or Woman), then I may be out.

Maybe I'm naïve, but I already think the show has enough of a sci-fi element. Sure, I get that the whole NSA spying thing is a reality, but I find it hard to believe that there is a machine right now that is spewing out numbers when it knows there is danger.
post #1399 of 2031
A couple of years ago on 60 Minutes, New York City demonstrated how they could input a suspects description and the computer would then find it in the videos that they had. By now they may have something closer to the machine.
post #1400 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

If Root becomes the Lawnmower Man (or Woman), then I may be out.

Maybe I'm naïve, but I already think the show has enough of a sci-fi element. Sure, I get that the whole NSA spying thing is a reality, but I find it hard to believe that there is a machine right now that is spewing out numbers when it knows there is danger.

I don't believe it either. But we are talking about a make-believe show here, not reality. If an unarmed Reese can take out a room full of bad guys with guns and Shaw can shoot the bad guys across the street accurately through wall and in the dark, then yeah such a machine is possible in this TV show.
post #1401 of 2031
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

A couple of years ago on 60 Minutes, New York City demonstrated how they could input a suspects description and the computer would then find it in the videos that they had. By now they may have something closer to the machine.

I still have that 60 minute episode on my DVR. Yeah, the police have some pretty amazing surveillance technology, but no I don't believe they have anything close to the machine yet.
post #1402 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

Shaw can shoot the bad guys across the street accurately through wall and in the dark,
That shot is done all the time by modern snipers & hot loads , I've seen the reenactments on modern warfare shows where they killed 3 guys behind a foot thick brick wall with one shot in Afghanistan .They went on to prove how they did it with real cinder block walls & some jelly filled dummies
post #1403 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

That shot is done all the time by modern snipers & hot loads , I've seen the reenactments on modern warfare shows where they killed 3 guys behind a foot thick brick wall with one shot in Afghanistan .They went on to prove how they did it with real cinder block walls & some jelly filled dummies

I saw that also. It was a special projectile.

Heard a few days ago that the NSA was having trouble getting that big storage facility in Utah to work. eek.gif
post #1404 of 2031
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

I saw that also. It was a special projectile.

Heard a few days ago that the NSA was having trouble getting that big storage facility in Utah to work. eek.gif

Please, don't let technical reality intrude on the excellent POI show.
post #1405 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

I like that direction very much. In term of computer technology, the machine doesn't have to be confined to just a machine that can be destroyed. It might have began life as a machine built by Finch, but it's a machine controlled by software which can replicate itself on any computer/server/network. In other words, you can destroy the original machine, but its brain (software/code) is always out there.
Doesn't that sound familiar? Remember SkyNet. Remember that, Terminator 3 fans?
post #1406 of 2031
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Doesn't that sound familiar? Remember SkyNet. Remember that, Terminator 3 fans?


Yep. smile.gif
post #1407 of 2031
P O I is a truly Sci-Fi show any attempts to link to reality is flawed thinking ,
If your watching Sci-Fi then you have agreed to suspend reality by default rolleyes.gif
post #1408 of 2031
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

P O I is a truly Sci-Fi show any attempts to link to reality is flawed thinking ,
If your watching Sci-Fi then you have agreed to suspend reality by default rolleyes.gif

All we are saying is that the show will go in more of a Sci-Fi direction. No disdain needed.
post #1409 of 2031
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Originally Posted by BarnacleBill View Post

All we are saying is that the show will go in more of a Sci-Fi direction. No disdain needed.
no disdain was intended by me , I'm all in on the Sci-Fi cool.gif
post #1410 of 2031
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I have to say that the misplacement of one letter makes this quite comical. biggrin.gif


As for the red herring and whatnot, I am sensing a pattern. This is two weeks in a row where the Machine led them down one path only to find out that they were mistaken. Sure, it's not the first time it's happened, but I don't recall it happening twice in a row.

 

The machine doesn't lead them down any "path", it just provides a social security number of someone that is either in danger or causing danger, nothing more.  Finch and the team then investigate and go down various paths.  This time they found all the stalker stuff and assumed he was a stalker then serial killer when they found one of the women was dead.  

 

It was a red herring but they did explain it.  They spent a couple minutes on it as they told they POI they thought he was a stalker/serial killer and he admitted to doing detailed profiles on the women he would date as according to him the women like it when he can anticipate what they want.  And he goes on one night stands basically.  But he's no killer of the women.  And that was that, explained.

 

As for the mother of his son being killed, my impression is that it was her father/grandfather of the kid that had her killed because the kid is his heir and he wanted control of him.

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