Better Call Saul - Season 2 Finale- Klick - 4/18/16

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  1. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    It's not about the devices. It's about avoiding another potential source of electrical energy.
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    exactly. It's about ANY electric field, no matter the source or cause.
  3. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    You think the lawyers have issues?

    Every time they showed the grouding rod at Chuck's front door I laughed that the clamp is connected to the wood fence rail.
  4. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    True, but you can also see a think cable running from the grounding rod, presumably to a cold water pipe or a another grounding rod actually in the ground.
  5. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    It's not wood. It is made from square metal tubing. The welds at some of the joints are visible, and you can see the plate on the end of the upper rail where it is attached to the house.
  6. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

    Feb 27, 2005
  7. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    The rod is in the ground, as it should be. The clamp is where you attach a wire going to what you're grounding, like an antenna or the service entrance inside the house.

    Chuck has the wire going to a clamp around the wood top rail of the porch.

    I'd give Chuck a pass if the idea was that you touch the metal ring going around the wood.
  8. swyman18

    swyman18 Active Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Honoka'a, HI

    I'm a little behind here, but here in Hawaii, the west coast AMC feed dropped the audio on the F bombs. No bleeps, but the audio cut out. Did the east coast feed keep it unedited?
  9. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    I guess that you have discovered a new property of wood. If you go back and look at a couple of close ups in other episodes, you can plainly see several places where the "wood" is rusting and has an exposed metallic sheen where the paint is missing.

    Not to mention the fact that a wood railing small enough to pass through one of those pipe style grounding clamps would not be strong enough to serve as an effective porch railing.
  10. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    True enough, but I was addressing the idea proposed in this thread that a "zap" sound betrays a recording device secreted on Jimmy's person.

    The grounding is clearly a metal rod pounded into the ground and clamped to a metal railing; it would be an effective ground if that were important. But Vince Gillian showed us in Chuck's previous visit to the hospital that the "electrical sensitivity" is completely psychosomatic and Jimmy knows it. Jimmy touches it to assuage Chuck's anxiety, and that he won't have to lie if Chuck asks him about it. The rules of the magical system electricity follows in Chuck's mind can neither be explained nor discredited by the rules electricity follows in the real world.
  11. wouldworker

    wouldworker _

    Sep 7, 2004
    MA, USA
    Again, it doesn't work that way. Unless his recording device is powered by a flux capacitor, it's not going to generate an electric charge in Jimmy simply by dint of him carrying it. If that were how it worked, wouldn't everyone with a phone be statically charged all the time?
  12. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Some foley artist inserted a zap sound. Nothing more.
  13. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    Yep. I'm a pinball guy, and I always find it funny that whenever there is someone playing a pinball machine in a TV show or a movie, it always has mechanical chimes no matter what era the game is from. Virtually no solid state machines built from the 80's onward have chimes, but I guess the sound engineers just assume that chimes are what most people associate with pinball. :)
  14. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Hey, what'ya got?

    I only have room for 2 machines at the moment: Jurassic Park & Game of Thrones Premium. An EM will be next.
  15. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I'm in Minnesota, and I didn't hear the actual audio of the f-bombs, either. Just the audio drop outs like you experienced.
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I'm surprised at how many cable shows are censored on the network they're made to air on. Syfy does that a lot lately. Why don't they just tell the producers what they can and cannot do?
  17. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

    Feb 27, 2005
    The producers may be looking beyond the original US network broadcast.

    On Google Play the two ratf**ks weren't censored. I expect if it airs in the UK it wouldn't be censored.
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    The producers will often film a scene with the cursing and allow it to be bleeped on original airing but know that the streaming/disc/international versions will be uncensored. We live in a world where the original airing on the producing network is only a small fraction of how the show will eventually be viewed.
  19. Marco

    Marco Loyal Little

    Sep 19, 2000
    Capital of...
    Chuck will tell Jimmy, "I'm not going to get my own brother disbarred or sent to prison. But you're going to quit being a lawyer or I *will* call the Bar about Kim, who knew about your criminal behavior and didn't do anything about it."

    Kim will end things once Jimmy becomes too much of a liability.

    And Jimmy will agree that Jimmy McGill will stop practicing law. Then Saul Goodman will start.

    But Chuck still has to die or go crazy, otherwise he'd see Saul Goodman's advertising on benches, in commercials, et cetera.
  20. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    I watch via the Sling TV service, and I'm fairly certain that nothing was bleeped/cut.

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