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Homeland S2E9 "Two Hats" 11/25/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pendragn, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. gchance

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    Yet no display of the mosquito bites on Claire Danes's chest.

    Greg
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    Personal contracts, baby.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Isn't that why they drove him out into the middle of nowhere for a long time in the van, and then why the helicopter went west from there? They were probably specifically avoiding that security apparatus.

    Also, does looking down from above make the radar on the AWACS more effective at distinguishing low-flying aircraft from the ground?
     
  4. stellie93

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    First, Nazir was a wanted terrorist living--big surprise--next door to a school. And the US didn't capture Nazir's son and use him as a bargaining chip to get Nazir to do something. It was an accident that the school was bombed.
     
  5. TAsunder

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    I don't think it was an accident at all. I think they considered the school children collateral damage and were going after Nazir with the bomb. And they then covered it up and lied to the world media about it and claimed there were no school kids killed.
     
  6. MikeAndrews

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    Looking down means they see everything. There's no such thing as flying under the radar. They see and ID everything flying.

    During the immediately post-9/11 flight prohibition an ornery pilot in Maryland - well outside of DC - took off and figured he'd fly low to make a quick one airport hop. He was intercepted and was in a heap of trouble.

    Even outside of the ADIZ, they can watch. Imagine if they got a call from the CIA that they need to track a chopper that just took off from this location. They'd tag it and see its every move.

    Even outside of the ADIZ the airspace above 1200 feet is "controlled" where you have the separation rules. And within about 50nm of a major airport you have to have a transponder that gives your altitude. There aren't a lot of spots around BaltoDC that are farther than that from a big airport. Anything flying with no transponder would set off alerts in air traffic control all by itself.
     
  7. busyba

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    I bet they're bigger now with the pregnancy...
     
  8. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Good, suspenseful episode. I have no idea who's side Brody is on. Heck, Estes and Quinn are question marks.

    I did find the 14 foot, floor to ceiling windows and the DC location an unlikely place for a safe house.
     
  9. NJ_HB

    NJ_HB TiVo/MCE/PSP

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    Now that you mentioned this - A few episodes ago, Brody had to steal some intel from Estes' safe. Roya gave him the combination and Roya provided the 'distraction' for Estes to leave the room while Brody got this accomplished. Someone had to have given the code to Roya, maybe Estes himself?
     
  10. markymark_ctown

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    +1 on both points. my thought was, wow nice view!
     
  11. MacThor

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    Of high-rises that don't exist in DC.
     
  12. Jonathan_S

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    I don't think there are AWACS constantly over DC anymore.

    But it hardly matters because out in a dark field with no lights around there's no way they were within 35 miles of DC. That's not even half-way through the ring of suburbs that surround it. So they must have started well outside the Special Flight Rules Area, and according to Brody headed west (so out towards West Virginia)
     
  13. brebeans

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    I'm still thinking that Brody is a "bad guy", even though it appears that he is helping us out.
    There is too much missing info......the conversation between him and Nazir (that we only caught the end of), the Estes and Quinn thing is interesting since I've often thought that Estes could be a mole.......

    So many ways this could play out, given that we are missing a lot of information...I still like it and, yes, there might be a few technical flaws, but come on....it's TV, after all!
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    Holy crap, I just found out that the guy who plays Estes is yet another Brit!

    Those Brits and Aussies really ARE taking over Hollywood!
     
  15. MikeAndrews

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    Hey, AL CAPONE is a Limey!

    We need some border enforcement!

    Again, the scariest thing for me is how well they can pass as Yanks.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    I remember when they were famously bad at it.

    I think the first time I was amazed at a Brit doing an American accent was Kenneth Brannagh, in that detective movie. At the time, it was quite noteworthy. Must have been 20 years ago.
     
  17. mostman

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    Estes was in a Doctor Who episode. I think it was, maybe, season 4 of the reboot? The Doctor before the current one. THICK British accent. Blew my mind!
     
  18. gchance

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    He was playing Nelson Mandela at the time. Here you go.



    Greg
     
  19. MikeAndrews

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    MBE? He's Sir David Estes now!
     
  20. pendragn

    pendragn Active Member

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    I don't believe MBEs are Sirs. I think you need to be Knight Commander (KBE) or Knight Grand Cross (GBE) to be Sir whoever.

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