Persons Unknown series thread with spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jschuur, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Jun 15, 2010 #61 of 591
    Keen

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    It's sad that none of them knew how to work around being hit by microwaves. Grab some aluminum foil from the kitchen, wrap yourself in it, and walk out of town. Of course that doesn't save them from the magic light, but at least it's something.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2010 #62 of 591
    Jonathan_S

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    I have two theories (assuming that the show isn't going to go the "magic" route).

    In either case the light is just a really bright spotlight used for psychological reasons to further confuse or dishearten the victims.
    1) The road is carefully constructed to get them turned around so they end up driving back into town w/o realizing it.

    2) The builders actually set up two (or more) identical towns and they allowed the victims to drive to town 2.

    In either case the night manager was transported to the correct hotel while the van was out slowely wandering around the countryside. (Now that doesn't explain how the cuts and bruises on his face disappeared)
     
  3. Jun 15, 2010 #63 of 591
    marksman

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    Maybe the Night Clerk is a set of twins.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2010 #64 of 591
    MasterCephus

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    This show is really neat. Hoping it wraps up rather nicely.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2010 #65 of 591
    Ruth

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    I am liking this show a lot.

    I especially enjoyed the cheery "welcome back!" billboard they passed after getting re-routed back into town.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2010 #66 of 591
    Hcour

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    They remove everyone's implant, then they test if that was what was knocking them out? Myself, I might have removed one person's implant, then tested, before putting everyone thru that. But that's just me.

    And if there's a "pain fence", why did they have implants in the first place?

    At least they found a reason for the blonde babe to take her clothes off...
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010 #67 of 591
    Jeeters

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    If the implants could be triggered remotely, then they could be triggered any time their captors wanted too, not just when they tried to leave.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2010 #68 of 591
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Plus, the Evil Overlords could just be messing with their heads.

    (Gee, Rob, ya THINK?!? :D)
     
  9. Jun 17, 2010 #69 of 591
    Steveknj

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    I'm thinking this is some psychological experiment, and these folks are all in some sort of drug induced hallucination. Heck, who really knows at this point? It's fun, and I'm enjoying it so far...
     
  10. Jun 17, 2010 #70 of 591
    Jeeters

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    I think it's some sort of purgatory.

    ;)
     
  11. Jun 17, 2010 #71 of 591
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm not sure how right he was. Just because Night Manager knew he could run past the invisible fence without it affecting him doesn't mean he knows what's going on. He may simply know that "they" will allow him to get past the fence to get away from the hostages.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2010 #72 of 591
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It means he knows more than they do, and therefore has information that they can gain from him. Which is what Mr. Obnoxious wanted to get.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2010 #73 of 591
    astrohip

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    No, the producers have said this is NOT purgatory, or a dream. They insist that it can all be explained with regular science, that there is . . . oh wait.

    Never mind.

    :D
     
  14. Jun 19, 2010 #74 of 591
    jsmeeker

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    I bet everyone got something in their room. we just saw two of them, and only one person admitted to it.

    I'll be annoyed of the magic light really is "magic".
     
  15. Jun 20, 2010 #75 of 591
    wprager

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    Personally, I thought the light knocked them out (trance) and "they" simply brought them back.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2010 #76 of 591
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That doesn't seem to be the way they showed it...I'm pretty sure the van was moving, both before and after the light.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2010 #77 of 591
    jschuur

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    I just assumed their road was slightly curved and they went in a circle.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2010 #78 of 591
    whitson77

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    I expected this to be a suckfest, but it has really been good so far. I hope it stays that way. The ratings have been God awful, but to be honest the promos made it look so bad.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2010 #79 of 591
    Rob Helmerichs

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    No, YOU look so bad!


    (OK, that sounded a lot more clever when it was in the part of my brain that's still five years old...)
     
  20. Jun 21, 2010 #80 of 591
    whitson77

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    LOL
     

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