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post #211 of 482
I've been close to bailing on this more than once, but this episode got me back in the game.

Ted Levine was a standout, loved what he was doing in the garage scene with the dying girl ... that little arm wave of helplessness got me teared up a little.
post #212 of 482
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Count me in as a Kruger fanboy-she was amazing in this episode. Even in something as standard as running down the street after the girl went through the bathroom window was well done. I really believed her desperation and panic as she searched. And then her struggle to remain in contol of herself when she discovered the dying body, topped off by her visit to her sister's killer...emmy worthy performance.

It was certainly a powerful performance and really drove home how hard it is to imagine being in Hank's shoes. If I were him it would probably be next to impossible for me to part ways with Sonya due to a strongest sense of obligation.
post #213 of 482
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That was definitely a pivotal episode, despite some more way overdone clichés (i.e., escape out the bathroom window and into danger).

I do hope that Charlotte's boy toy gets killed-off in the most painful way possible. He is quite the douche bag.

I'm betting on it. He will likely be stepping on toes. He thinks he can enter the world of cross border smuggling, likely with no experience (at least with cartels). Preview showed him suggesting adding drugs to the tunnel traffic. It'll be a race between the Cartels and the ATF as to who claims him.

I enjoyed the show as usual, but for one stupid move by a character. The girl is safe with the two detectives, so she decides "I should put myself in a position where the killer can get to me easily".

It's not like she had anywhere else to go, with her father dead and her mother strung out. I can suspend my disbelief, except when characters make exceptionally stupid moves. It took real discipline to make it all the way through The Following.

That said, the killer was watching them in the dinner. And by extension, the police station.

I am having trouble understanding how Charlett is keeping the tunnel padlocked. When the Mexican side is coming through, how do they open the door? The cartel boss (forgot his name) and his sidekick came down the stairs with the body (what happened to Linder?), expecting to pass through, not knowing the door would be open. It was a pretty funny scene though.

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post #214 of 482
This was obviously the old leave out of the bathroom window scene. "I have to go to the bathroom". They are detectives for crying out loud, never heard that line before detective? Being seasoned officers they have escorted prisoners before and know to cover the basics of knowing where your exits are located. I am guessing that there are keys issued to those that use the tunnel? Even "boy toy"thought it was just a cellar door. I enjoyed this episode overall just wish they would be a bit more accurate.
post #215 of 482
Well I was wondering why Hank would suggest that they take the girl to go get a burger? She was safe at the police station and couldn't run. Also when she say's "I got the eyes right" may be saying that "the beast" is wearing a mask and she could only see the eyes. Then you have the scene with Sofia who apparently is with her sister's (or was it her mother's) killer drawing and apparently not mentally capable of such a crime drawing pictures of a girl with a black mask.
post #216 of 482
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This was obviously the old leave out of the bathroom window scene. "I have to go to the bathroom". They are detectives for crying out loud, never heard that line before detective? Being seasoned officers they have escorted prisoners before and know to cover the basics of knowing where your exits are located. I am guessing that there are keys issued to those that use the tunnel? Even "boy toy"thought it was just a cellar door. I enjoyed this episode overall just wish they would be a bit more accurate.
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Well I was wondering why Hank would suggest that they take the girl to go get a burger? She was safe at the police station and couldn't run. Also when she say's "I got the eyes right" may be saying that "the beast" is wearing a mask and she could only see the eyes. Then you have the scene with Sofia who apparently is with her sister's (or was it her mother's) killer drawing and apparently not mentally capable of such a crime drawing pictures of a girl with a black mask.

Exactly. That was silly.
post #217 of 482
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I am guessing that there are keys issued to those that use the tunnel? Even "boy toy"thought it was just a cellar door.

I could swear there was a padlock on one side. If so, people on the other side would not be able to unlock it.

I think Hank suggested the burger as a way to calm the girl down so she could start remembering more. Unless Hank is the killer! He was a former patient of the shrink.

Also, I personally don't have a problem with the detectives not expecting the girl to run. Why would they? My issue is the old cliche of the potential victim leaving obvious safety for no good reason, then getting whacked. Like the young girl alone at night who goes into the cellar.

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post #218 of 482
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Well I was wondering why Hank would suggest that they take the girl to go get a burger? She was safe at the police station and couldn't run.
To get her to talk... Sofia was getting nowhere with her direct approach. Marco tried the same thing by given her a cig.
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Then you have the scene with Sofia who apparently is with her sister's (or was it her mother's) killer drawing and apparently not mentally capable of such a crime drawing pictures of a girl with a black mask.
Sister’s killer. Hank explained it in the scene with Marco – when Marco found Hank’s file showing that he visited the dead Shrink... Hank shot the guy in the head.

Not trying to be a jackwagon, but you may want to watch the episode again. It gave us some good insight on Hank and Sofia’s relationship, and a deeper look into Marco.
post #219 of 482
This show is frustrating. I like things about it but it has a lot of cliches too.
The witness who last week said that she saw it all and then this week, can't remember and is killed before finishing.
One of my favorite examples of that was Twin Peaks when Cooper called Truman in the night and said he knew who the killer was and yes, it could wait and then couldn't remember in the morning.
Then you have the girl run away for no huge reason other than both she and the police were idiots (I know she didn't want to go to social services -- sigh -- but she'd run away instead when her life is in danger -- and she's the idiot who just went up to some dude's apartment in Juarez just because he asked and wtf was she doing there in the first place).
Then you have the omnipotent killer who apparently is watching everyone from some unknown vantage point and knows exactly where the girl is going to be and is able to dispatch her without getting caught.
Hank's reveal about working Sonya's sister's case was incredibly obvious and yet I don't exactly get Sonya's obsession with the guy.
The worst was Fausto throwing a stack of cash in the fire. I don't care it if is monopoly money, I don't like to see $10,000 or $5,000 go up in flames even as a prop.
Can't help thinking Mr. Mullet (Det. Cooper) is involved only because he is the typical character that ends up being the bad guy in these shows. No logic or other reason.
post #220 of 482
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This show is frustrating. I like things about it but it has a lot of cliches too.
The witness who last week said that she saw it all and then this week, can't remember and is killed before finishing.
One of my favorite examples of that was Twin Peaks when Cooper called Truman in the night and said he knew who the killer was and yes, it could wait and then couldn't remember in the morning.
Then you have the girl run away for no huge reason other than both she and the police were idiots (I know she didn't want to go to social services -- sigh -- but she'd run away instead when her life is in danger -- and she's the idiot who just went up to some dude's apartment in Juarez just because he asked and wtf was she doing there in the first place).
Then you have the omnipotent killer who apparently is watching everyone from some unknown vantage point and knows exactly where the girl is going to be and is able to dispatch her without getting caught.
Hank's reveal about working Sonya's sister's case was incredibly obvious and yet I don't exactly get Sonya's obsession with the guy.
The worst was Fausto throwing a stack of cash in the fire. I don't care it if is monopoly money, I don't like to see $10,000 or $5,000 go up in flames even as a prop.
Can't help thinking Mr. Mullet (Det. Cooper) is involved only because he is the typical character that ends up being the bad guy in these shows. No logic or other reason.

I was going to offer reasons to explain some of your complaints but then realized you were right-the reasons ARE cliches...and some of the actions the characters do can't be explained at all other than they advance the plot. But, and its a big but, I'm really liking some of the characters, and the acting has been so good I can overlook the flaws, at least so far. Sonya and Marcos are interesting, and so is Hank. I guess right now I'm appraching this as more of a character study, and finding them interesting enough I can ignore the holes in the storyline.
post #221 of 482
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Then you have the omnipotent killer who apparently is watching everyone from some unknown vantage point and knows exactly where the girl is going to be and is able to dispatch her without getting caught.

Can't help thinking Mr. Mullet (Det. Cooper) is involved only because he is the typical character that ends up being the bad guy in these shows. No logic or other reason.

It points to the killer being a cop. Btw, where was the FBI in this episode? Last week they had set up shop in the police detective office, this week they appeared to be gone.

Cooper I mentioned a while back. But in "Maria of the desert", they show the killer (but not the face), and his body does not match Coopers.

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post #222 of 482
I'm surprised that no one has noticed the blaring error regarding border crossings.

Anyone crossing the Canadian/Mexican borders are required to have a passport, or one of the new passport ID cards. While it is possible that the girl has a passport, it was never used. Hell, none of the people crossing the border are shown using a passport. It used to be that easy, but not anymore.
post #223 of 482
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I'm surprised that no one has noticed the blaring error regarding border crossings.

Anyone crossing the Canadian/Mexican borders are required to have a passport, or one of the new passport ID cards. While it is possible that the girl has a passport, it was never used. Hell, none of the people crossing the border are shown using a passport. It used to be that easy, but not anymore.

The only person I can recall being shown dealing with a border agent was underwear man (Lindon?). That would be the only time you would be required to show I.D.

Going into Mexico they still don't care, and they showed the girl going in, not coming out.

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post #224 of 482
OK, thanks for the update.
post #225 of 482
What a crazy episode last night. That one part was graphic! eek.gif

So.. Daniel was poisoned you think? He looked at his desk and saw something on the corner before he fell over and started to have a seizure. Unless that was due to the alcohol and drug withdraw. What about Sonya? She looked like she was about to gasp for air herself. Unless she was just in an odd-state and wanting to hold her throat.
post #226 of 482
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What a crazy episode last night. That one part was graphic! eek.gif

I know what part you're talking about...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The opening scene when D Bag goes down on Graciela (I think that's her name...) cool.gif

The last two episodes have me hooked now. Wasn't so sure but now it's a must watch.
post #227 of 482
haha, I was talking about Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when the sheriff got his face blown off
Seemed pretty graphic for FX standards. Maybe I'm not recalling AHS that well.
post #228 of 482
Yeah, I know... Guess I need to learn proper usage of the smilies things.
post #229 of 482
That was pretty bizarre though, I did not expect that to happen (in the beginning.) Must have been fun! biggrin.gif
post #230 of 482
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

What a crazy episode last night. That one part was graphic! eek.gif

So.. Daniel was poisoned you think? He looked at his desk and saw something on the corner before he fell over and started to have a seizure. Unless that was due to the alcohol and drug withdraw. What about Sonya? She looked like she was about to gasp for air herself. Unless she was just in an odd-state and wanting to hold her throat.

Looked as if he was starting the DT phase of withdrawal?
post #231 of 482
Why the spoiler tags above? The episode has aired.
post #232 of 482
Exactly, I only did it because UGAd13 did it tongue.gif Was trying to have a little fun LOL

Gotcha. That's some bad detoxing, he must have been on a lot of drugs.
post #233 of 482
That was some episode.. Anyone know who wrote and Directed it??? Not sure my DVR recorded it, gotta check That opening scene... Dude, just say no....
post #234 of 482
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That was some episode.. Anyone know who wrote and Directed it??? Not sure my DVR recorded it, gotta check That opening scene... Dude, just say no....

Bet he could use a toothpick after that!

So who is this shooter (who I don't believe is the killer they're chasing)? Did he come out of nowhere, or was he mentioned earlier?

Now we see the connection Lindon has to the main story.

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post #235 of 482
Up until he became a faceless man I kept thinking the deputy was somehow involved. Even now I'm not sure. Jack Childress said he was aiming for the Mexican but maybe he was protecting the brains behind the crimes. As was said, Childress in his current mental state couldn't be that person.
post #236 of 482
So was what he was about to say going to be a clue? "If the killer went to all this trouble to set things up"...then BAMM. Makes me think there is something obvious we're missing...Or was the dialog just a setup for the shock of the shot?
post #237 of 482
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So was what he was about to say going to be a clue? "If the killer went to all this trouble to set things up"...then BAMM. Makes me think there is something obvious we're missing...Or was the dialog just a setup for the shock of the shot?

I say the second.

As for Childress, I don't believe the killer has a hatred of Mexicans (despite some of his kills).

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post #238 of 482
Watching the episode again, I paused it at the photo the deputy was looking at in the dentists chair, to try and figure out what he was focusing on.

It was a shot of a field, nothing of note that I could see, except for a row of windmill electric generators in the distance. I don't know if there is any significance out not.

Also, and I hope this isn't a spoiler (I think it's just a teaser), the V.O. of next week said, "the killer revealed". So now I'm really unsure if Childress is the killer, or if they mean he will be revealed next week?

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post #239 of 482
Wait, the sheriff's deputy might still be alive. biggrin.gif

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So.. Daniel was poisoned you think? He looked at his desk and saw something on the corner before he fell over and started to have a seizure. Unless that was due to the alcohol and drug withdraw.

Seizures can easily occur when someone goes cold turkey from a chronic addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as is the case here.
post #240 of 482
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Watching the episode again, I paused it at the photo the deputy was looking at in the dentists chair, to try and figure out what he was focusing on.

It was a shot of a field, nothing of note that I could see, except for a row of windmill electric generators in the distance. I don't know if there is any significance out not.

Also, and I hope this isn't a spoiler (I think it's just a teaser), the V.O. of next week said, "the killer revealed". So now I'm really unsure if Childress is the killer, or if they mean he will be revealed next week?

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Same here. I couldn't make it out though.
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Wait, the sheriff's deputy might still be alive. biggrin.gif
Seizures can easily occur when someone goes cold turkey from a chronic addiction to alcohol and other drugs, as is the case here.

That's scary. You must be seriously addicted if that's the case. Thank God I do not have that problem.
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