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castle 2/18/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by newsposter, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    castle goes jack bauer on the bad guy and no thread!!!!!

    i'm glad for once we had a realistic show where the cop did let the friend do something bad instead of saying i'm a cop, i cant let you do that. i thought for a moment alexis was on a boat but they probably would have felt that. i guess sweeps month means a lot of continued shows to next week.

    was there a previous ep where alexis was in some other trouble as well. i think after this she's going to be taking internet classes for her degree :)
  2. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    It was a awesome episode, I hope nothing happens to Alexis or I'll quit watching the show. I also heard something mentioned about his father in the preview for the upcoming episode. I wonder why his mother never told him about his dad? Maybe he was a spy...
  3. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    Yes I also saw the preview about his father. Looks like maybe he kidnapped his grandaughter.
  4. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

    Feb 3, 2001
    Altadena, CA
    Minor nit: Even though France's emergency number is 112, the US 911 is in the GSM list of well known emergency numbers and would have connected to the French emergency services anyway. The other direction works, too, as numbers like 112 and 999 are also on that list, so an European visitor to the US can dial their emergency number without thinking to remember what the US one is.

    For GSM, the number is unimportant. In fact, when you dial 911, your phone doesn't actually try to connect to the phone number "911". It instead asks the network to connect it to "emergency services".

    Of course, that doesn't apply to landlines. The number is still important for those.

    --Carlos V.
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I presume that was green screen and they really weren't in Paris? It looked pretty good, regardless..
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Probably just stock footage. I didn't see the need for a green screen. The view of Paris was from Alexis' POV and when Alexis was onscreen, it was just the top of some building that could be anywhere.
  7. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

    Feb 3, 2001
    Altadena, CA
    Ummm.... You missed her staring straight at the Eiffel Tower in disbelief with the shot framed from behind her. She was on screen left, and the tower was on screen right. She then turns to look behind her with a confused look on her face.

    Yes, Green Screen. Edit: Actually I take that back. Considering the previews for the next week, there's a good chance that they were actually in Paris.

    --Carlos V.
  8. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I sit corrected. Now that you mention it, I remember that shot. :eek:
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I just went back to check this, because I didn't remember the exact sequence. She dials 911, listens very briefly, then stops and Skypes instead. So I don't think we can say with certainty that the call didn't go through. There are too many sound effects going on at the same time, so maybe one of you guys with a better sound system can hear better, but I think what happens is that she dials 911 (which we see), she hears something which is not the standard US phone ringing sound, disconnects immediately and Skypes to reach her dad.
  10. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    There is definitely a weird sound that she hears after she dials 911, kind of like a busy signal (but not exactly). It sounds like it is not connecting. But from what we saw, I agree there is a possibility that it would have connected if she waited longer.
  11. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    So next Monday's episode is just a TV remake of "Taken"? Heh.

    I wonder if Castle's previous fictional protagonist, Derrick Storm, will come into play here.
  12. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

    Feb 3, 2001
    Altadena, CA
    Nope. I'm going back to green screen after watching the continued episode.

    No spoilers. They still haven't quite figured out how to get the same color gamut between the actors and the green-screen-composited background.

    --Carlos V.

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