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Old November 14 2013, 07:08 AM   #76
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I didn't notice the wig until Aragorn pointed it out.

And yeah, she does look gorgeous with the shorter hair.
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Old November 14 2013, 04:51 PM   #77
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I noticed that Megan Boone's character has "TV hair" (hair that's fuller and styled a certain way), but I never stopped to think that it was a wig.
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Old November 14 2013, 06:59 PM   #78
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If they weren't all idiots, someone at the Black Site should tell Liz that Reddington was in Nebraska when her father died. And, for that matter, both Black Site and whoever is watching the Keanes should have followed Tom out of town, as it's easy to meet someone while traveling or otherwise engage in hanky-panky.

I'm not sure whether Liz should expect Tom to recognize Reddington, as opposed to just knowing the name. Tom saw the board with pictures of Reddington's flunky and I think Reddington's picture was there as well. Should she be suspicious that Tom didn't report the conversation? And, is Tom pretending not to recognize Reddington absolutely conclusive proof that Tom is a villain? And since he went to the trouble of framing Reddington, why wouldn't he want to cause Reddington even more trouble by suggesting that Reddington killed Sam? (That it would be a true charge is irrelevant.)
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Old November 14 2013, 07:32 PM   #79
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Yeah---there's a chip in his neck. Isn't someone monitoring where he goes? Doesn't someone ever connect the dots?
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Old November 14 2013, 07:39 PM   #80
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^^^Don't they teach dot-connecting in first grade? The Black Site people are strictly kindergarten.
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Old November 15 2013, 01:34 AM   #81
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^ Good point.
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Old November 26 2013, 06:36 AM   #82
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Hey, look! It's Die Hard, part 1!

Damn good episode, actually. Felt bad for Reddington's people. The whole thing felt very "24 like." I kept waiting for Red to yell "DAMMIT!"

Joe Carnahan sure does love the bloodshed.
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Old November 26 2013, 08:35 AM   #83
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Spader has wrested the Ham Mantle from Shatner.

Magnificent, yet WTF.
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Old November 26 2013, 08:43 AM   #84
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If a usable percentage of straight men could recognize wigs as easily as all women do, women wouldn't dare use them any more.

It's an arms race.

We figure out how the sausage is made.

They build a better sausage.

Otherwise we'd make our own sausage.
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Old November 26 2013, 01:06 PM   #85
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^^^It is a biological fact that men and women are the same species, not Martians and Venerians.

The to-ing and fro-ing with the guns is somewhat tedious. The real point of the episode is Red's speech about wanting to live and his efforts to save lives. What I mostly took away from the first was not that Reddington's had an insanely superior joy in life, but that he had a visceral commitment to exotic and expensive entertainments. Plainly he took up a life of crime to pay for them.

The hint that the black list was ultimately for redemption so he could sleep the sleep of the just, as opposed I guess to the sleep of the two (or more) bottles of wine drinker was delivered to Ressler, i.e., a blank wall, which I guess means it was supposed to be a glimpse into the real man. But was it believable that Reddington is feelings the pangs of conscience? That's what's going on with the black list, but Reddington keeps on doing all the stuff a conscience should feel bad about? He's either BSing Ressler while Ressler can't think clearly, or the black list is some crazy bargain with his conscience.

Reddington's efforts to save Ressler, and the unknown woman, and Dembe also are supposed to show that our glorious psychopath actually does have a heart, even to the point he would come out of the box. The Reddington we've seen surely knew that this would happen and also would be able to predict Cooper's stubborness. So, which on-screen Reddington do we believe? This one or the one who we've seen all year?
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Old November 26 2013, 10:20 PM   #86
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I once dated a Venerian. Itched for weeks.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:01 AM   #87
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^^^Oh, the itch goes away easily. But the real problems continue, invisibly!
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Old November 27 2013, 12:31 AM   #88
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This episode was certainly the most shocking episode they've done, but not the best.

The bad guys managed to take over the facility way too easily. Hardly any resistance at all! Also, too bad about Red's people, killed so that the episode could be a shocker. In general, I'm not opposed to 'main' characters being killed off, but I don't like it if it's just for the shock value of it. I have a feeling that nothing will come out of it and we'll be stuck with Red and bland FBI agents, but I'll watch the next few episodes to see whether it will impact the series in any way (who am I kidding, I'll probably continue watching the show no matter what )
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Old November 29 2013, 10:02 PM   #89
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I enjoyed it, I was worrying that they were going to give us some kind of easy 'Voyager-esque" episode wrap up since we were getting real close to the end without any resolution in sight. I'm glad it's a two parter.

As far as the actual episode goes, I enjoyed it, I clicked on this thread and saw the "Look it's Die Hard 1" comment, so I knew what to expect as far as the premise was concerned. I did like that they didn't shy away from the violence and actually showed the gunshots hitting the targets (something television does shy away from a lot). I wasn't as shocked about Red's people getting killed. Not only because I read it here, but because I knew they weren't going to show any actual FBI agents being killed through inaction (whether it was Red's inaction or Agent Cooper's).
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Old December 3 2013, 05:51 AM   #90
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First, the person most likely to have a mole in the "Post Office" aka Black Site, is Reddington. (And my favored candidate is still Ressler.)

Second, since Hawkeye's people have everything bugged and computers hacked, why do they have to have cell phone calls?
Just enter an innocuous code that looks like part of business into some hacked computer.

Third, I know the writers would rather kill the witnesses rather than have them talk, and the characters would just rather kill. But how could they pass up the opportunity to catch anybody who came in to relieve the watcher? Or even check to see where the surveillance data may have been sent?

Not even worthy of an ordinal, the opposite of an anesthetic!

And, somehow he's resisting!

Anslow Garick was so boring that for once I was pleased to see Reddington kill someone. Alas, the setup was so clumsy and telegraphed it still wasn't a thrilling moment.

Despite all the torture and murder, it wasn't very interesting until Hawkeye and Reddington were talking. The moral is that Reddington and a real character always beats Reddington and a mindless script puppet.

Oddly enough, the hospital scenes with Ressler were lifelike and charming, like real people. Very out of place.

The most dramatically intense scene was Liz and Tom. Megan Boone was deliberately scripted as inarticulate. She must feel trying to act this character is Sisyphean labor.

The long vacation may kill this show for me.
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