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Homeland | "Yoga Play" | 2013-10-27

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by markymark_ctown, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    I don't know why you guys are spoilerizing that. The lie detector was on the table next to the terrorist when he made the comment about the yoga class. That was in this episode and there is no need to spoiler tag it.

    That said, assuming that Carrie is given a lie detector test, she would probably be able to beat it. I'm sure most (all?) spies are taught how to beat them. Further, her "crazy" would throw off the readings anyway.
     
  2. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    There are two ways that I know of to beat a lie detector test. One is to be unusually calm and controlled. I doubt Carrie could manage that. The second is to cause yourself physical distress, like having a tack in your shoe and pressing your foot down on it. Carrie would have a hard time with that, since they strip searched her. Maybe she could dig her fingernails into her skin but that might be noticed.

    Since the CIA gave lie detector tests to its own agents (Saul, Carrie, etc.) in a previous episode, clearly they do not think they are capable of completely beating a lie detector.
     
  3. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    Clenching can also make the readings ambiguous.

    --Carlos V.
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    If you're in a constant state of freaking out, wouldn't that do it?

    (I assume when Carrie took her Company tests, she was medicated, and of course they didn't know she was kray-kray.)
     
  5. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I thought the surveillance that was Quinn watching and the guy Quinn stalled was the FBI surveillance, not the Iranians. That's why the "You look good after Yoga" comment from the Iranian was supposed to be a shocker.

    Nah.
    Carrie can answer the "Does anybody else know we were meeting?" "lie" with "Of course. Your lawyer knows."
     
  6. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

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    She's appearing shocked not to let the Iranians know she was on to them watching her.
     
  7. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    ... more specifically, clenching your anal sphincter fools the polygraph machine. :cool:
     
  8. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    I thought that guy was one of the Iranians. And then he "disappeared" and Saul got upset because he though Carrie blew the chance of hooking the Iranian leader.
     
  9. Boston Fan

    Boston Fan Active Member

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    This is correct.
     

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