Emergence - Season Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I didn't realize that's where they were filming. That's about 20 minutes from my house. I'll have to pay attention to the surroundings!
     
  2. astrohip

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    Second episode was good. I'm still in. As long as they keep it moving, and throw us a mystery bone every now and then, I'm okay.
     
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  3. Cainebj

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    I thought the second episode was good also - I love the entire cast.
     
  4. Ruth

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    I am still watching but I enjoyed this episode less than the pilot. Mainly because of all the shoddy police work.

    She's supposed to be a great police chief, right? So she brings officers to the house to upgrade security and protect Piper . . . but also leaves the front door unlocked for hours so anyone can walk right in? (I don't mean the bad guy -- there were several shots of various people just walking in the unlocked door.) And she stores her guns and ammo in a downstairs, unlocked cabinet while there are kids in the house, including the mysterious, possibly dangerous, Piper? Then they go to the tow yard and she's like, oh, we beat the bad guy here but we know he'll be arriving any minute? Great! I sensibly brought backup, but now let's split up for no apparent reason so I can explore on my own in the dark during these critical moments! Come on.

    I know they have to do some of these things for narrative reasons, but some of this stuff was so inexplicable and unnecessary that it jolted me right out of my suspended disbelief.
     
  5. JYoung

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    I've had this feeling since I saw the card in the pilot, time travel is involved.
    The radio, the cut out tracking chip, and the card all scream future tech.
     
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  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm not sure what's in that cabinet, though...whenever she gets a gun out from it, she seems to fiddle a little; there might be a gun safe inside?
     
  7. Craigbob

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    After both episodes SP stays for now. I just hope this doesn't end up another casualty like The Crossing, Flashforward, Frequency, etc....
     
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  8. Ruth

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    Oh, I hope so. I thought she was loading/unloading and she was fiddling with ammo boxes in there, but the safe would make more sense (and is less of a stupid idea). I stand by my other examples though!
     
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  9. ej42137

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    In the scene where she returns her pistol to the cabinet, you can clearly see the door of her gun safe.

    At the impound yard she had her subordinate move her vehicle out of sight while she went in to wait in hiding for the bad guy. There was a sensible reason for splitting up, she got the drop on the bad guy because of her tactic.

    However, it is pretty weird that her brass and lead bullets were deflected by the (presumably) magnetic field. But I have observed that apparently no TV writer ever owned a toy magnet as a child, because none of them realize that not all metal is magnetic, nor understand how fast magnetism falls off with distance.

    Most people that live out in the sticks don't lock their doors when they are home.

    It didn't seem to me that we got a good explanation as to how the deputy was bamboozled into letting the bad guy into the house. It also wasn't clear to me why they were disposing of the magnetic van, unless (as was hinted at) they are dropping it in a recoverable location.
     
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  10. Allanon

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    The police chief said she wants to control the narrative and a magnetic car would draw too may eyes and bring a lot of attention, so she got rid of it. She knows the source of the magnetism was from Piper.
     
  11. ej42137

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    Yeah, I heard that, but why permanently dispose of the van after going to so much trouble to prevent someone else from disposing of it? I would think she would consider its possible value as evidence or leverage depending upon how things work out.
     
  12. mattack

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    Probably only because it has a kid and is "creepy", it reminds me of that show from IIRC several years ago that had kids talking to some creepy alien or something? I don't even remember the resolution, just that it was something that lived in electronics or something???? I'm probably wrong about that too.
     
  13. KDeFlane

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    You are remembering "The Whispers" with the disembodied presence they called Dril; a one-season summer show in 2015.
     
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  14. astrohip

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    Another good episode. Allison Tolman is doing a phenomenal job in this show. Which is good, because she's in most every scene :).

    The mystery, the story, the character development... all moving forward. Makes for a much better show than the dreck ABC has given us in the past, where we felt like we were going backwards each episode.

    So, it's obvious the dad isn't doing well, right? But the question is, will Piper have the cure?
     
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  15. Mikeguy

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    ^ +1.
     
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  16. Cainebj

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    Not only is Allison Tolman doing a phenomenal job - they are doing a pretty good job of keeping me guessing. I did not see that major twist coming (although now that I know that one thing).... and I loved the robot dogs - even though that Black Mirror episode did it way better.
     
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  17. Mikeguy

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    ^ +1.
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

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    Really? I thought the robot dogs were kinda..dumb.

    How did the one get on top of the table?
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    It jumped? ;)
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    Considering they could barely walk, I wouldn't think that was a very high probability...
     

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