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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Sadara, Mar 4, 2008.
yeah that seems like a really dumb reason to get excited
The morse code for this week's episode was "A COSTLY DEATH". If I recall correctly, last weeks was "CALLER KNOWS ALL".
Stupid or arrogant. And when you've gotten your way as much as he has, I can see being both.
I also suspect that the $10,000 is a very small part of his illicit income stream; it's just the part he got caught on and, perhaps more importnantly, that he can be executed over. As far as J&R is concerned, I'm sure shaking down the locals is no big deal. Stealing from J&R, however..!
I felt that Bonnie's death was too out there and senseless. It just seemed so random. Even though I had no spoiler information regarding any deaths, I was getting a little worried about Heather. They seemed to be setting her up.
What is up with Trish(?) the J&R girl. Are they setting her up to a good guy inside J&R?
No, it's the "official" thread for the episode. Although it would have helped to have the episode title in quotes and/or a date in the thread title. Someone might not have realized it was the title of the episode.
Now I'm also really hoping it gets renewed. It doesn't really look like they're going to be able to wrap up the story in just 7 episodes.
I didn't expect that! Bonnie went Omar on the J&R guys.
I'm not happy with Bonnie's death. I liked the character. I guess her murder will be what galvanizes Jericho's citizens against J&R. Mimi, on the other hand...
I hope they renew this show.
I bet that the embezzlement will help undermine the administrator, but I imagine that the military will have him removed, or he will be killed.
No one has found it interesting that J & R pretty much planned the whole thing?
Again I don't know if this has been touched on in another thread, but the guy talking at the bar was complaining about not getting to talk to his wife (presumed) because she was in the east...it led me to start thinking how a war would work...
If you have people from the east fighting the east...how much fight would the guys have in them?
Sorry, that's what I meant. The problem is that the title of the episode (Oversight) - which I didn't know - could lead one to believe that they were posting an error on the show (continuity or the producers overlooking something, i.e., "oversight"). I honestly came into the thread not knowing it was a thread about the most recent episode. If I hadn't seen the show I'd have been pissed.
I still don't know why Mimi didn't just throw the ledger out the door.
I think she's been around the block enough to know that when a bunch of heavily armed murderous thugs show up at your door to cover up a crime they've committed, they're not just going to take the evidence and leave the witness behind...
It was obvious that he was the one doing the embezzling and she was already stuck. She should have gone straight to the major and laid it out for him. At least that way, if she "disappears" he's not going to get away with it.
Yeah, a lot of that storyline was plot-driven, not logic-driven. E.g., there's no way in hell that the Ravenwood guys would have left her alive.
OK, does it bug anyone else that this new country based in Cheyenne has changed the flag and calls itself the Allied States of America, yet the uniforms of the soldiers still say US Army? They've gotten around to producing and sewing on new flags to the uniforms but can't make bars that say AS Army?
I noticed that too. But I didn't get a good enough look at the flag to be sure whether it was the ASA flag or if it was "backwards" like soldiers wear them.
But yes, it bugs me.
Well the illogical moment for me was when the administrator said "we'll just come in and look around" and she ran in and got the shotgun. First, she had too much time to get inside and get the gun and second, she should have just let them in and trusted that Mimi would have hidden or ran out the back.
Didn't make any sense other than to have her killed.
It reminded me of one of the first episodes where the fake cops arrived at the farmhouse and they played along with them.
What I think it interesting is that the one deputy (who recently came back to work after spending time in the hosptial), still has the actual Amercian flag on his uniform. I noticed that the day he returned and figured the current "authority" would tell him to change it. They never did and it still appears on his shirt every week. Is this just a continuity error or one of the resident's little "rebellions?"
This was a really awesome episode IMHO! Loved that Jake convinced the Major that something wasn't right with the administrator. That's a poignant moment in him coming over to their side.
Heather - I was SO sure she'd act so suspcious she'd get caught. Glad to see the Major trusted her enough to override the guy who caught her.
As to Bonnie going, I didn't care for the character much, but thought it was hilarious was able to outgun 3-4 guys based on her other senses. They made sure to show she got the last one based on seeing his shadow. I'm assuming she got the others based on feeling vibrations, etc.
Mimi hiding in the pantry and getting shot was kind of lame, plus the fact I found myself saying "who called the police?" in the aftermath. I'm sure the Ravenwood guys wouldn't have done that. A bit farfetched for me, but still a very revealing and rivetting episode.
Yes, I mentioned this a few episodes back. At least if the East wins "Civil War II" they'll save themselves some effort switching it back.
I this show has redeemed itself. I was watching last year but was losing interest. Now this is one of my favorite shows. So good in fact that I went to isohunt and downloaded the HD versions. !!
Some plot points that didn't make sense to me:
1. The radiation scan - was this done everywhere or just around Jericho? I can't believe they're going through that much security in every small town, so how did they know to scan Jericho in the first place?
2. Heather has access to an office that requires extremely high security clearance? Why? And on top of that, there are documents in there that she doesn't have access to. Then why would they give her access?
3. Whoever did the radiation scan would surely have noticed a nuclear bomb. It's hard to believe that they did the scan and didn't notify anyone else about their findings and just packaged it up in a binder assuming the right people would eventually see it. Even if it was a computerized scan, there would surely be something to flag anomalies and notify someone.
4. The missing page will be noticed. It had a list of coordinates that were scanned, and when the major (or whoever) looks through the binder he'll notice a missing section. It would then be not too hard to put it all together especially after catching Heather in the office earlier.
Remember they had reason to believe that Sarah Mason had been there, so they'd be looking for the bomb just in case she left it there.
I was puzzled at first, too. But keep in mind that she didn't come directly from Jericho or Newburn (New Bern?); IIRC she wound up in an ASA refugee camp last season. Presumably she's been dealing/working with the ASA gubmint folks for some time before they ever made it to Jericho. So they trust her more than the regular Jericho citizens.
Hawkins made it clear that even with their sophisticated scans, they still can't distinguish between the bomb and other, presumably innocuous, "hot spots" in the area. IIRC the line that matched his coordinates had asterisks highlighting it as a hot-spot, but there are probably many others in the area, listed on the remaining pages. It does seem strange that they wouldn't have an "executive summary" page listing just the hot-spots, though...
I tend to agree with you here. Of course it's a paper report in a binder(?!), so it will take them a little time to notice the gap, and a little more to determine that it's not a clerical error. But yeah, eventually the general will remember her little incident...