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post #691 of 2035
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Originally Posted by lokar View Post

Maybe I'm in the minority but I thought last night's episode was terrible. Reese negotiating with the machine just doesn't make any sense. In the context of the show, I would even accept that Finch put in a failsafe to track himself and that the machine could search for him if he hadn't logged in in a while and the machine could notify Reese in some way. It would tell Reese either where Finch was or was last seen. But for the machine to be swayed by Reese's emotional appeals and then dribble out clues to the background of Root instead of just saying where Finch is/was makes no sense at all.
I won't even get into the fact that no casino in the world would let Finch win hundreds of thousands of dollars while obviously getting clues from a buzzing cell phone.

Reese's appeals may have been couched emotionally (he's my friend), but the machine interpreted it logically: If you want me to continue the work, you have to do something for me. Prid pro quo.

It appears that Finch purposely lost at the end in the scene shown, when he realized that he was drawing unwelcome attention. Still, the cell phone prompts was a stretch.
post #692 of 2035
Of all the season premiers and new shows I have to calls this as the best. The one wise thing they did was not tie it up in a neat little package as every other season opener I have watched so far has. For me it was the best hour of television so far this fall. I've been very disappointing in all the other stuff, Castle, Hawaii Five -O, Bones,Ncis, Ncis LA, Vegas and on and on. Some are getting tired, some so convoluted you need a score card to keep track of the players and weird plot twists. While there are some faults with this show I'm more than willing to overlook them when the overall action and plotting is first rate.
post #693 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

Of all the season premiers and new shows I have to calls this as the best. The one wise thing they did was not tie it up in a neat little package as every other season opener I have watched so far has. For me it was the best hour of television so far this fall. I've been very disappointing in all the other stuff, Castle, Hawaii Five -O, Bones,Ncis, Ncis LA, Vegas and on and on. Some are getting tired, some so convoluted you need a score card to keep track of the players and weird plot twists. While there are some faults with this show I'm more than willing to overlook them when the overall action and plotting is first rate.

Not Hawaii-50, which has kept the Wo-Fat arc going. Don't mean to hijack this thread.
post #694 of 2035

Yep, they picked right up where they left off and are in mid-season form.  That Aryan Nation badass was huge, though the riot gun was up to the task.  I like the dog as well and hope he sticks around.  "I bet you don't speak Dutch, do you?" 

 

Amy Acker has improved with age from her Angel days.

post #695 of 2035
Great premiere episode! I dunno weather to be in love with Acker or completely terrified. Lol
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

I hope the dog, Bear, becomes a regular.
As do I!
post #696 of 2035
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

Yep, they picked right up where they left off and are in mid-season form.  That Aryan Nation badass was huge, though the riot gun was up to the task.  I like the dog as well and hope he sticks around.  "I bet you don't speak Dutch, do you?" 

Amy Acker has improved with age from her Angel days.

I liked the doggie too. He seems to be a four legged version of Reese.smile.gif
post #697 of 2035
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I liked the doggie too. He seems to be a four legged version of Reese.

But he ATE the money? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #698 of 2035

Reese en de hond zijn een geweldig team.

post #699 of 2035
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

Reese en de hond zijn een geweldig team.
Indeed, and I as well hope the dog sticks around.
post #700 of 2035
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Indeed, and I as well hope the dog sticks around.

Yeah what he said!

+1 on the doggie Reese!
post #701 of 2035
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Originally Posted by crabboy View Post

Prid pro quo.

it's quid pro quo
post #702 of 2035
Interesting scenarios from last night's show with all kinds of possibilities with different people and organizations that may eventually come looking for the machine, even Root still on the loose. One thing I'm wondering is if the next episode will return to last year's formula of the machine spitting out people in trouble and them trying to protect those people or something else? With the drama of the season ender and the first two episodes this year, it might seem anti-climatic to go back to that even though that's the formula we all like. Just something to ponder.
post #703 of 2035
Love the ROOT character as a foil for Finch. Amy Acker is fantastic!
post #704 of 2035
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

Interesting scenarios from last night's show with all kinds of possibilities with different people and organizations that may eventually come looking for the machine, even Root still on the loose. One thing I'm wondering is if the next episode will return to last year's formula of the machine spitting out people in trouble and them trying to protect those people or something else? With the drama of the season ender and the first two episodes this year, it might seem anti-climatic to go back to that even though that's the formula we all like. Just something to ponder.

[apologies]
Okay, I'm a usage snob, BUT the word you want is anticlimactic, NOT anti-climatic. As was said by one of my teachers and drummed into my brain, "You are not opposed to the weather, are you?" and climate is a weather related term. Climax is a dramatic term, so an anti-climax, the word now coined as anticlimactic, properly expresses what you are saying.
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Love the ROOT character as a foil for Finch. Amy Acker is fantastic!

Yes she is, and yes she is! biggrin.gif I'm sure she'll be back eventually.

My wife is SOOO hoping that the dog stays. She loves the dog (Bear) and how it interacts with everybody. Fusco with the English-to-Dutch pocket dictionary really made her laugh--A LOT! biggrin.gif
post #705 of 2035
I wasn't loving the root story arc. Not that the entire series rings true but the entire premise was hard to swallow as it played out. And ending with one of my pet peeves capped it. The old I'm going to kill you/do nasty things to you/whatever until you escape. At that point I'll disappear until I'm needed again. smile.gif
post #706 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

I wasn't loving the root story arc. Not that the entire series rings true but the entire premise was hard to swallow as it played out. And ending with one of my pet peeves capped it. The old I'm going to kill you/do nasty things to you/whatever until you escape. At that point I'll disappear until I'm needed again. smile.gif
So I'm guessing you don't like the ongoing "Red John" story line in The Mentalist either?
post #707 of 2035
Was an ok episode i suppose. Like Amy though.
post #708 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

Was an ok episode i suppose. Like Amy though.

You said it well. Not bad, but not great. Texas rednecks may have been the best part.
post #709 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

Was an ok episode i suppose. Like Amy though.

You said it well. Not bad, but not great. Texas rednecks may have been the best part.

I am wondering if crashing through windows is a new twist. Skinheads last week. Rednecks this week. Something to watch for!
post #710 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

[apologies]
Okay, I'm a usage snob, BUT the word you want is anticlimactic, NOT anti-climatic. As was said by one of my teachers and drummed into my brain, "You are not opposed to the weather, are you?" and climate is a weather related term. Climax is a dramatic term, so an anti-climax, the word now coined as anticlimactic, properly expresses what you are saying.
[/apologies]
Yes she is, and yes she is! biggrin.gif I'm sure she'll be back eventually.
My wife is SOOO hoping that the dog stays. She loves the dog (Bear) and how it interacts with everybody. Fusco with the English-to-Dutch pocket dictionary really made her laugh--A LOT!
biggrin.gif

Can't wait to see Finch walking the streets of Manhattan with a bag and pooper scooper!
post #711 of 2035
I knew there was something I meant to comment about after the season opener.

When they were showing the flashbacks of Finch in Vegas right after he lost all the money and was outside, did anyone else think when he was about to cross the street and the machine told him to hold, he was going to be hit by the drunk driver and that would have been what led to his injury? As soon as I saw that I said "Here it goes, this is how it happens." Guess they got me on that one.
post #712 of 2035
The scene in which Reese took on the bad guys in the warehouse is so ludicrous that the numbnuts who make this show could not find a way to show it. They had to show outside of the warehouse with some gunshot flashes while Reese, being an unarmed prisoner, killed all the bad guys who had guns and walked out with the two guys he came to rescue.

In a past episode, our "hero" Reese walked into a US Marshals office, beat up a bunch of US Marshals and walked out like it's a walk in the park. Eyewitnesses and surveillance cameras don't exist in this case. It's the US Marshal, the agency charged with capturing fugitives that he took on.

For fans of Burn Notice who have been complaining how unrealistic and laughable some of the actions in that show have become, watch this show and you might find that those ludicrous actions might not be so bad by comparison.
Edited by Davidt1 - 10/8/12 at 9:09am
post #713 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

The scene in which Reese took on the bad guys in the warehouse is so ludicrous that the numbnuts who make this show could not find a way to show it. They had to show outside of the warehouse with some gunshot flashes while Reese, being an unarmed prisoner, killed all the bad guys who had guns and walked out with the two guys he came to rescue.
In a past episode, our "hero" Reese walked into a US Marshals office, beat up a bunch of US Marshals and walked out like it's a walk in the park. Eyewitnesses and surveillance cameras don't exist in this case. It's the US Marshal, the agency charged with capturing fugitives that he took on.
For fans of Burn Notice who have been complaining how unrealistic and laughable some of the actions in that show have become, watch this show and you might find that those ludicrous actions might not be so bad by comparison.


Yes but sometimes less is more. Particularly in fiction. How many times have you seen a 100 pound woman beat a 200 pound trained agent or assassin. The Jack Reacher novels have Jack taking on 3 to 10 armed men. It is a story and rather that show you an "incredible" stunt the director leaves it to your imagination.smile.gif
post #714 of 2035
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Originally Posted by ltownsend View Post

Love the ROOT character as a foil for Finch. Amy Acker is fantastic!

What I like about this show is that even though the bread and butter for this series is one and done episodes they do stretch themselves by adding a good "bad guy" for the pair to go against. You need a foil for the heroes to go against that will challenge them.
post #715 of 2035
I adore Amy Acker, however I'd had more than enough of Root after 2 episodes, hopefully the character will never come back.
post #716 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

I adore Amy Acker, however I'd had more than enough of Root after 2 episodes, hopefully the character will never come back.
Just like The Terminator, she'll be back.
post #717 of 2035
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Just like The Terminator, she'll be back.

I think ROOT wants to merge with the computer Fitch built.eek.gif
post #718 of 2035
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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I knew there was something I meant to comment about after the season opener.
When they were showing the flashbacks of Finch in Vegas right after he lost all the money and was outside, did anyone else think when he was about to cross the street and the machine told him to hold, he was going to be hit by the drunk driver and that would have been what led to his injury? As soon as I saw that I said "Here it goes, this is how it happens." Guess they got me on that one.

FYI, that was exactly what my wife was thinking at the same time.
post #719 of 2035
New characters, old characters revisited... my head is spinning!! What a great frickin' show!!!
post #720 of 2035

Good one.  I kept expecting the Finch/dog interaction to develop into a bond.  I also expected Finch to walk the dog, get attacked and the dog save him to secure the bond.  The writers have been very good at blending the story-of-the-week into the central theme so that the show avoids being just a weekly procedural.  I've even found peace with Reese's batman voice.  Finch and Reese make a great and sympathetic duo.

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