Originally Posted by tighr
There's you're bicycles, dude! Only took 5 episodes, but there was a whole rack of them. Although, I surmise that wont be enough to appease your distaste.
The only thing that bugged me was that the train kept blowing its whistle... there would be no reason to. Its not like other trains were on the track, or that cars or something would be at the crossings (or that they'd care if there were).
It was obvious that the Nate kid was really Neville's son. Still don't know where his loyalties lie, though.
12 pendants, like the 12 Cylons. He-yo!
We should have seen bicycles in Chicago. Even just a few would have been fine. The complete lack of them in the big city is a glaring omission compared to a rack full in...the armpit of nowhere.
The whistle bugged me, too. Why would you blow the whistle a dozen times or more to let everyone know the train is in town when you know the rebels might want to destroy or take it?
The "log bomb" was silly. Let's make a bomb in the shape of a log with an end cap that is completely a different color wood. That's not suspicious at all, especially since all the rest of the wood was quartered. It felt like a Scooby Doo cartoon where you can tell which drawer or cabinet will be opened by the color difference.
Plus, all the worry about it blowing up and it didn't even break a window blowing up next to the train. It's likely it would have caused only minor damage to the locomotive - worst case, it would have killed the engineer and caused permanent boiler damage that would have also halted the train (so the good guys could catch up). There's no way that the brother and Neville would have sustained more than minor injuries, even if the train derailed. They were going slow enough for horses to catch up to. Totally worth the risk.
Had it been a big barrel of nitrate they loaded into a box car, that would be something different. Of course, I'm sure we didn't have the budget, so we had to contrive a means to disable the bomb.
Of course, several once again turned their backs on someone they failed to secure properly. Why doesn't anyone secure anyone's legs when their being held as a prisoner and not needing to walk? Tie their shoelaces together or something.
Of course, it also seems the typical TV and movie trope where the heroes always seem to have access to a saddled horse in a matter of moments was used.
Finally, how is it the guy in Philly is getting updates on the progress of the brother arriving? How did he even find out about the father getting killed and the brother being taken captive so soon? How did he know he was being loaded onto the train? Smoke signals? He doesn't have electricity, so he's not getting messages via instant message.
If they're using a message runner, maybe they ought to send the brother with him. They'd be there by now instead of taking days and who knows how many episodes.