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Old March 6 2014, 09:34 PM   #271
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And of course there's no actual evidence linking Bracken to the Future Forward PAC -- Ryan and Esposito were pretty clear that they had no way of finding out which politician it was connected to. Beckett has just made an educated guess that Bracken is the one behind it.
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Old March 7 2014, 01:28 AM   #272
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Just saw the episode today.

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Old March 7 2014, 01:33 AM   #273
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No, the target was just an accountant who helped set up the political fund that laundered the drug money. He was a minor functionary, a loose end to be tied off.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:17 PM   #274
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Beckett can't act unless she has undeniable proof because as soon as she goes after him publicly she will be questioned about motif ...
I would suggest a floral motif, maybe with an ice sculpture.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:28 PM   #275
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No, the target was just an accountant who helped set up the political fund that laundered the drug money. He was a minor functionary, a loose end to be tied off.
I must have missed that part. :/
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Old March 7 2014, 03:38 PM   #276
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Beckett can't act unless she has undeniable proof because as soon as she goes after him publicly she will be questioned about motif ...
I would suggest a floral motif, maybe with an ice sculpture.
Dude, they can't even agree on a font.
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Old March 7 2014, 07:57 PM   #277
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It's be cool if their wedding motif was "Serenity".
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Old March 7 2014, 10:15 PM   #278
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Beckett can't act unless she has undeniable proof because as soon as she goes after him publicly she will be questioned about motif ...
I would suggest a floral motif, maybe with an ice sculpture.
Dude, they can't even agree on a font.
But they can agree that they both really need a good font.
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Old March 18 2014, 05:55 PM   #279
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This episode was probably the best of the worst ones from this season. The elements of the story were fun, but the story itself was a pretty weak. Beckett was completely out of character worrying about meeting her old High School friend; that was some of the worst filler they've had this season. I always enjoy seeing Pearlmutter though, he makes a good foil for Castle.
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Old March 19 2014, 02:18 AM   #280
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It had Ninja's, all I cared about.
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Old March 19 2014, 08:20 PM   #281
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Of course, real ninjas didn't dress in black. That's a theatrical convention. By tradition in Japanese theater, stagehands or puppeteers dressed in black and were treated as invisible/nonexistent by the audience and other actors even while openly sharing the stage with them. Then some director had the inspiration to have one of those "invisible" stagehands suddenly reveal himself to be a ninja and assassinate one of the characters, making for a shocking (and kind of fourth-wall-breaking) reveal. The trope caught on, and black stagehand attire came to be thought of as ninja attire -- but only in fiction. Real ninjas just "hid" by looking nondescript.

So given that the episode admitted that neither of the martial-artist combatants was genuinely a ninja, I wish they'd explained why they dressed in black.

Anyway, Ryan wasn't very observant for a detective. It was clear that the heroic "ninja" had a feminine build, but Ryan called her "he."

I also wish they'd given the victim a less cliched Asian-female name than "Jade." I'm not sure any real Japanese people would give that name to their daughter; it's not a word that renders very well in Japanese phonetics (the closest would be jedo or jeido). Unless her real name was Hisui and she translated it when she moved to the US. Still, it's quite a cliche.

Speaking of names, I'm impressed by how accurate Stana Katic's pronunciation of "Michio Saito" was, which makes it puzzling that she used the same awful mispronunciation of "Yakuza" as everyone else in the episode. Come to think of it, I think I've noticed that about Katic before, that she usually makes an effort to give ethnic names accurate pronunciations instead of Anglicizing them. I noted the same thing here when she introduced Esposito. Maybe it's because she's sick of people mangling her surname. But apparently it's only with personal names, not group names.
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Old March 20 2014, 01:24 PM   #282
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Also, for some reason, I associate the name Jade more with a Chinese person than a Japanese person. Maybe it's all those WWII movies.

Hm! Wiki says the origin of the word is actually Spanish!
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Old March 20 2014, 02:11 PM   #283
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Also, for some reason, I associate the name Jade more with a Chinese person than a Japanese person. Maybe it's all those WWII movies.
Or the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon?
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Old March 20 2014, 03:14 PM   #284
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Never saw it. Maybe I'm thinking of Race Bannon's girlfriend on Jonny Quest.
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Old March 20 2014, 03:24 PM   #285
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Maybe it's because she's sick of people mangling her surname.
I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. I have a fairly uncommon last name which most people don't know how to pronounce so I am fairly sensitive on how to pronounce names. I will usually ask someone how to pronounce their name if I'm not sure how to. That was something of a challenge when I lived in Romania for three years.
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