Persons Unknown series thread with spoilers

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  1. Jun 21, 2010 #81 of 591
    DoombFlon

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    This a discussion thread for the ODI series between India and Australia bhai-log

    as munna couldnt find a thread already started for this topic, so munna took the honor to post the official announcement of the discussion of the much-awaited Ind-Aussie series bhai-log
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 #82 of 591
    mattack

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    I haven't read the thread yet.. but I started watching an episode sometime around when I should have been asleep (i.e. when I would theoretically need to be asleep to get 8 hours of sleep by the time my alarm goes off.. though I'm practically never actually asleep by then).. but anyway, I ended up watching the entire show!

    It wasn't the absolute most compelling thing I've ever seen, and not the newest idea either (skimming the thread I saw other references).. but was still pretty darn good. (Though I don't remember all of the instances during the show, I do wish that the characters made references like "Didn't you ever see that 'Twilight Zone' episode?" for various familiar issues.)
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 #83 of 591
    mattack

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    Just like mosquito bites supposedly have an anesthetic, maybe the implants have a weak anesthetic outer covering?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 #84 of 591
    Alfer

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    Yeah but these things are HUGE and stick WAY out and are easily noticeable...plus did these people not see the new scar on their body..I mean you couldn't heal from something like this in a few short hours.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 #85 of 591
    marksman

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    Well another interesting episode for me. I did think the masks might end up being a reverse on the gas thing. Made me think of a don't be selfish connection. Perhaps the mother being so worried about her daughter is being selfish, same with Cameron killing his wife, sure it was for her best interest, but maybe it was really because it helped him...

    Just spitballing what was going through my head.

    Also what is up with the ahole, he becomes worse every time. He has tried to kill someone every episode so far, and he tried to sexual attack the one lady, I don't understand why they tolerate him.

    Also liked the opening digging through the well. I had been thinking they need to stop figuring out how to escape and just see what happens, which is what the two in the hotel lobby seemed to realize near the end (although does crushed fortune cookie = opened fortune cookie?). So when they dug into the wall it was kind of funny, even though I had also been thinking they should try to tunnel under.

    Anyways another good episode in my book, although I am getting anxious to develop a better understanding as to what is going on.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 #86 of 591
    appleye1

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    Although I think trying to tunnel out is stupid, if they want to try that again they should dig straight down around where the wall is and find out how deep it goes first. Also dig to the right and to the left to try and see if the wall goes alway around the town.

    As for Cameron's wife, do we know for sure that she's dead? I don't recall ever seeing him actually complete the act or actually seeing her dead. With all of his crying and her struggling I felt there was some chance he had second thoughts and quit before he killed her. I was distracted a bit later in the show though, so I could have missed a confession or some other proof.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 #87 of 591
    marksman

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    No you are right, we don't have any proof that she is dead. Although when confronted by crazy man and trying to justify himself, he seemed to imply she had died. Certainly earlier when the mother tried to get the gas mask from him, he implied his wife was still alive.

    Obviously it is weird that they had a camera of him killing his wife, but as we saw with the Grandmother, they have cameras every where, so it will be interesting to see surveillance footage of all of them before this happened. Clearly they were all being watched before being abducted.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 #88 of 591
    wprager

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    And a pencil used as a stage prop is usually a lot bigger than the one you used in highschool. Just a possible explanation, although I can't disagree that the scars were huge.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 #89 of 591
    wprager

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    I didn't even realize I missed an episode. Our NBC affiliate (the feed we are getting is Detroit) was running a special for the Target Fireworks special. Checked zap2it and it looks like the episode will run Wednesday.

    Is it normal for affiliates to pre-empt prime time shows?
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 #90 of 591
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It happens from time to time. Rarely, but it happens. (At least around here).

    Most often for local sports events. I can remember a couple of time when Billy Graham-type religious revivals preempted network programming, but that was a while ago; I think placing religious proselytizing over network programming turned out to be a lot less popular than they imagined. The same station used to do an occasional prime-time special on "People Who Care," about people active in local charities.

    Around the same period, another station used to preempt the network for high school sports tournaments. I guess they both figured out that their cut of the network ad revenue was still higher than having all the revenue from their own programming that nobody watched. Even major-league sports tends to be on cable now much more often than network stations preempting regular programming...
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 #91 of 591
    Alfer

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    So when is this ending? the DVR found one more future ep....
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 #92 of 591
    mwhip

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    13 total episodes, this was the 3rd so 10 more.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 #93 of 591
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    I like this show so far. I have a feeling that we'll start seeing each person have a shady past, not just the guy with the wife who had cancer.

    It was revealed that the obnoxious guy isn't a used-car salesman, might be interesting what he does...
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 #94 of 591
    marksman

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    Oh yeah I have a thought about him too.. I was thinking maybe he is some kind of plant in there to really push these people. Like I said he has tried to essentially kill 3 different people and sexually attack another... So maybe he is part of the plan or a mole so to speak.

    By the way why are they not sick of eating Chinese and how can such a small town have a paint store.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 #95 of 591
    Hcour

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    So Annoying Guy tells Ferris Bueller Guy that he saw him smother his wife on a tv in the tv repair shop and FB Guy doesn't go, like, "What?! You saw it ON TV? WTH?" Naaa, he just lets it go. C'mon... That's pretty sloppy writing.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2010 #96 of 591
    marksman

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    Yeah I didn't think about that.. He certainly should have been questioning that more... or even disbelieving it leading him to be much more suspicious of that guy.

    The natural reaction would be one of complete unbelievability as I suspect most people would never believe their bedrooms were being filmed by some unknown party.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2010 #97 of 591
    stellie93

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    That's info that should be shared with the others, too. We're getting into the Lost syndrom here with each little pair keeping secrets from the rest.

    So is the reporter really Janet's husband? Are we supposed to know who the guy who threatened him is? So now they're going to question him, which I would think is the last thing the bad guys want. :confused:
     
  18. Jun 22, 2010 #98 of 591
    marksman

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    I hate to be every other post in this thread, but I will get over it.

    I don't think he is the husband of the reporter. I think the private investigator is simply trying to set him up to get him out of the picture.

    I assume there is some more information to set him up which will just make him sound like a crazy liar with something to hide....
     
  19. Jun 22, 2010 #99 of 591
    astrohip

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    I got the distinct feeling that was a 'shopped photo, to create some trouble for the reporter. This entire conspiracy seems to be fairly widespread--video before they were kidnapped, reporter being harassed, an incredible amount of prep work in town (how far DOES that steel barrier go?); there doesn't appear to be a stone unturned. Hopefully we will be given dribs & drabs of knowledge to keep us sated; I'm not ready for another LOST.

    BTW, I'm slightly confused. The guy who beat up the reporter--where do we know him from?
     
  20. Fool Me Twice

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    I'm not enjoying this as much as I want to. I really like the premise and just love this type of story, but I don't find myself invested in any of the characters. It's short enough and I like the genre enough that I'll stick it out, but still...

    Last week when main actress lady was going crazy about her kid I didn't care--not about her, her kid, the other character she had the gun pointed at--not about anyone. And this week when main actress lady was going crazy about her kid again I still didn't care. And next week when she inevitably starts whining about her kid again, I still won't care.

    I'm also bored with the little character background moments: I'm not crazy (or am I?), I'm a soldier and a muslim. I'm a spoiled brat with surprisingly strong martial arts skills. What an eclectic bunch we are, don't you find us interesting? No, not really.

    Ferris Beuller guy is the only character I'm buying at the moment. The main actor guy doesn't annoy me yet, but they're saving his revelation for a later date.

    I'm enjoying real world section of the story more than the town part.

    The hotel guy looks familiar to me, but IMDB doesn't list anything else for him. He must just have one of those faces.

    I wonder how much the super evil genius bad guys are spending on this little enterprise?

    When the gas started flowing into the hotel and the panicked people didn't bother trying to break the giant glass windows... Sigh...
     

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