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Homeland S2E10 - "Broken Hearts" - 12-2-12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Dec 6, 2012 #101 of 119

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
  2. Dec 6, 2012 #102 of 119
    cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    The new VP is appointed by The President but has to be confirmed by Congress.
  3. Dec 6, 2012 #103 of 119

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    You're right. My bad.
  4. Dec 6, 2012 #104 of 119

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    That's not how it works.

    The defined line of succession you're talking about is only for replacing the President. You go down the line until you find the first person who is eligible and capable (and presumably willing) to fill the position.

    The Speaker of the House only comes into play in the event that both the President and VP are dead or otherwise incapacitated. If the Speaker is unable to be President (because, for instance, he's dead too or not a natural born citizen) then you go to the next in line. When Madeline Albright was Secretary of State, or when Henry Kissenger was, they were in the line of succession, but if it ever came to them, they would be passed over as they were not natural born citizens.

    The line of succession is not used to fill any other positions, not even the VP.

    If someone in middle of the line dies, everybody from that spot down doesn't suddenly move up a spot.

    It the office of VP is vacated in mid-term for whatever reason, the President nominates someone and Congress has to approve them.

    EDIT: Total Smeek
  5. Dec 6, 2012 #105 of 119

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    President picks Brody? Brody's political party wants him to make a presidential bid.
  6. Dec 6, 2012 #106 of 119

    dwells Active Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Birmingham, Al
  7. Dec 7, 2012 #107 of 119

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Whatsamatta U
    40 people and military around the VP's house, all conveniently downstairs. But a quick trip to the potty and up Brody goes to an empty upstairs and office. Then th VP is all, "oh, their you are! Getting ready to move in?". Chuckle.

    Yikes, sloppy writing.
  8. Dec 7, 2012 #108 of 119

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
  9. Dec 7, 2012 #109 of 119
    Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    We already know there's a mole. That's how Brody got the combination to Estes safe.
  10. Dec 7, 2012 #110 of 119
    Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    Me too. Is it just me or did this show go all "24" season 2? I never thought it was a "24" clone during season one, but I don't think I new that it was done by the 24 people back then. Maybe it's the placebo effect...

    Last year, best show ever. This year still pretty good, but a very different TV show.
  11. Dec 7, 2012 #111 of 119

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I basically agree with all those. But oddly the thing that bothered me most about the episode was the almost irrelivant line from the trucker that placed the deserted facility and 2 lane country road as "Highway 50, east of Chantilly [VA]".

    It's one of those local knowledge things that just bugs you.
    1) In VA it's known as Rt 50, not Highway 50.
    2) And from Chantilly, all the way into the city it's basically solid strip malls, office parks, and sububan housing; with frequent stoplights
    2) At Chantilly, Rt 50 is 6 lanes wide (plus turn lanes) and while it does eventually narrow down to 'only' 4 lanes further east, it's still not a 2 lane road through the country; at least not anywhere near Chantilly.

    How hard would it have been to pick someplace much further south or west that actually is outside heavy suburban buildup and might look like that? Any yes I know this is incredably minor, and it shouldn't bother me; but it does a bit. Oh well ;)

    (Still mostly like the show, just nitpicking a little 'cause that's what we do :D)
  12. Dec 7, 2012 #112 of 119

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    That reminds me of college - Univ. of Penn in the 80's. At one point, I can't remember the TV show -- St. Elsewhere maybe? Anyway, in one episode they visit their college -- U Penn -- our campus -- to film parts of the episode. When it aired, all the "college student" extras were obviously shipped in, and man-o-man, nobody at our school looked like that (and I'm being sexist here and talking about the women). My friends were all "no way she goes here".. "or her" "or her".. and so on. So yeah, local knowledge helps. I just don't know why they didn't hire actual Penn students to be the extras. I guess nobody looked good enough to be a background extra for 2 second shots.
  13. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    This bothered me too - it's lazy writing.

    There are plenty of rural spots on Rt 50 they could have used. Perhaps they were using Apple Maps?
  14. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    That's pretty common on TV shows. A few weeks ago on The Mentalist, Patrick Jane was in Clearlake, talking on the phone with Lisbon, who was in the office in Sacramento. At the end of the conversation, she said, "I'll see you in an hour." On a good day, Clearlake is 2 hours from Sacramento.

    I chuckled, then watched the rest of the show.

  15. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    If they met somewhere half-way, it would work.
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Plus she won't get pulled over for speeding. If she goes 140, she can make it easy! :D

    TV geography can be so amusing...
  17. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    I live near LA.. That show 24 always made me laugh how Jack was able to get from 1 side of LA to the other in a commercial break.
  18. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Hey. Jack only had 24 hours for the whole season.

    Maybe he worked in the same days as in Genesis.
  19. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    Not even. While Lisbon would get to the halfway point pretty quickly (she's driving up I-5 at 70mph), the drive down Hwy 20 to I-5 is a windy road through foothills that vary from 55mph all the way down to 25 in places.

    Of course, Jane has magical Mentalist powers, so who knows? :)


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