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Old 01-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #31
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I still am confused about one thing from the pilot. If the President was the one the ordered the seals to kill the nuclear expert and plant false evidence that Pakistan was about to use nuclear weapons, so that he could order a first strike, why did the firing orders come to the Colorado on the secondary communication channel? The only reason Marcus didn't immediately obey them was the fact they didn't come on the primary channel.

The only obvious reason is that the writers needed Marcus to question the orders, but I thought they would have come up with some excuse.
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You're assuming that when they wrote the pilot, they had any idea of what the conspiracy consisted of.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #33
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I still am confused about one thing from the pilot. If the President was the one the ordered the seals to kill the nuclear expert and plant false evidence that Pakistan was about to use nuclear weapons, so that he could order a first strike, why did the firing orders come to the Colorado on the secondary communication channel? The only reason Marcus didn't immediately obey them was the fact they didn't come on the primary channel.

The only obvious reason is that the writers needed Marcus to question the orders, but I thought they would have come up with some excuse.
I'm thinking Plausible Deniability.

If something goes wrong in the plan, the Prez can always come out and say he didn't give the first strike order, since it came on the secondary channel.

I'd bet the orders to the Seals weren't via primary channels either, just in case.

This would have been all addressed if they'd got the full season, but they had to scramble to wrap everything up in the three episodes that hadn't been shot when they got cancelled.


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #34
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I'm thinking Plausible Deniability.

If something goes wrong in the plan, the Prez can always come out and say he didn't give the first strike order, since it came on the secondary channel.

I'd bet the orders to the Seals weren't via primary channels either, just in case.

This would have been all addressed if they'd got the full season, but they had to scramble to wrap everything up in the three episodes that hadn't been shot when they got cancelled.


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the girl who shot the prez..what position does her dad hold? the other ep with him headed toward air force 1 and this ep mean he's obviously well connected but i never figured out his position
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #36
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the girl who shot the prez..what position does her dad hold? the other ep with him headed toward air force 1 and this ep mean he's obviously well connected but i never figured out his position
I believe he owns the weapons manufacturing company that the daughter shills for.
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I believe he owns the weapons manufacturing company that the daughter shills for.
And, presumably, the President.
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so there's more money in arms than being prez...check

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