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#61 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:34 AM

I played at WGBH a couple of times, and ran into Julia Childs there in the stairwell. She was about as tall as me, about 6-2 then. Once I was there in a 3-man orchestra for a live radio broadcast of Archibald MacLeish's "Fall of the City", and the second time my band was playing for their yearly telethon. And I was on David Silver's "What's Happening Mr. Silver?" on WGBH-TV.

Question about The Bridge: What does Hastings do business-wise with Alma when we first see them hanging out at lunchtime? And how did Hastings know his wife and son were killed by hit-and-run scumbag Jr. Sol or whatever his name was? And what was the stripper scene at the open with Jr. Sol and Frye all about? It looked like Frye was playing him in some way.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

Merg's hidden message makes sense. It was a flashback, no?


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

I had all those same questions. And more:

How does everyone seem to come and go between Mexico and U.S. so easily? Why does Alma appear to work in US or the boyfriend appear to work in Mexico? It's mm ot eeally that easy, right?

What does the shrink have to do with any of it? Were we supposed to know him when he was killed?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

Dang, I just went to IMDB, which has great synopsis's (synopsi?) of Breaking Bad, for example, but nada, nada, nada.

 

I have ruled out Detective Jim Cooper, though!   :)

 

Too many questions unanswered for me. May have to re-watch, paying more attention. (leaving the laptop closed).


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:11 AM

Great show. Getting better all the time. Love Sonja.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

I had all those same questions. And more:

How does everyone seem to come and go between Mexico and U.S. so easily? Why does Alma appear to work in US or the boyfriend appear to work in Mexico? It's mm ot eeally that easy, right?

What does the shrink have to do with any of it? Were we supposed to know him when he was killed?

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

How does everyone seem to come and go between Mexico and U.S. so easily? Why does Alma appear to work in US or the boyfriend appear to work in Mexico?

 

From USA Today:

 

El Paso, Texas, is on the border of Mexico, across which is the large city of Juarez, a major trade and transportation hub. Traveling between Texas and Mexico is relatively easy, and thousands of Mexicans and Americans cross the border daily for work, school or shopping. However, bear in mind that drug-related violence has plagued Juarez for a number of years and traveling through Mexico can be unsafe. The U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for Mexico in late 2010.

 

And while the Homeland Security website on the SENTRI pass program makes it sound like a big deal, more commercial web sites describe it like this one does which is how it is:

 

Who is eligible for a SENTRI Pass?

 

Anyone can apply. There are no restrictions on how many times you cross the border.

 

However, the SENTRI Pass system is designed for 'low risk' people. People with any penalties, violations, convictions, or pending law enforcement investigations will not be considered for the SENTRI Pass program.

 

How does it work?

 

There are special SENTRI Pass only lanes at many of the busy border crossing points (see list below). It is similar to a carpool lane or FastTrack toll booth lane. SENTRI Pass holders can use these lanes which are significantly less populated. When you approach the border, you present your electronic SENTRI Pass card, and it is scanned by a machine. SENTRI Pass holders also have a transponder adhered to the vehicle's windshield which also communicates with the border patrol computer system. This quick scanning system allows SENTRI Pass holders to pass through the border at a rate of about 10 seconds per vehicle.

 

It really isn't any harder for regular travel back and forth than it is across the Canadian border.

 

People forget that much of the American Southwest was a part of Mexico until 160 years ago which by European standards of wars changing borders was yesterday. Some people in the El Paso and Juarez areas have family and economic ties going back 200 years or more, a length of time that far exceeds most of my ancestors coming to this continent.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:54 AM

*******************************SPOILER ALERT***************************************************************

(there should be an icon above to do this right, I'm not a code monkey)

 

Why didn't Gus simply strangle Hastings when he had the chance in the car?? All he had to do was loop the cuffs over his head and pull!!

 

And why didn't Ruiz simply pull his gun on Hastings and take him into custody at their rendezvous? Hastings didn't promise to take him to his son, so why not just arrest the douche??

 

And why couldn't anyone notice the LOUD water running in Hasting's uncle's place??

 

And earlier, Gus was told to meet Hastings somewhere via the impostor texting. He was on his way there when he met the girl who denied the texting. So why wasn't that meeting place a HUGE deal??? Yet it was never referred to again.

 

And how did Hastings magically know about Son Jr. being the one who killed his wife? Or the obscure Daniel Fry connection? Or his wife's affair with Ruiz? And why did he kill the shrink who just prescribed him some painkillers?

 

Loose ends all over the place.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:39 AM

Here's what i can never figure out about TV shows or movies:

Why is it that all law enforcement get about 100' from their suspect and yell "police, don't move"?

Or everyone running from the villain who is chasing them in a car, run a straight line down the middle of the road?

But if I think about it too much, I get upset, turn off the TV and pick up a book. :)

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:01 AM

If they ran a crooked line it would be harder for the camera to keep up with them.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

*******************************SPOILER ALERT***************************************************************

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[ spoiler ] Spoiler text [ /spoiler ]

 

Remove the spaces inside the brackets...

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:46 PM

Did anyone else think that Hasting's was going to grab Sonya while she was at the Uncle's house alone, in massive pain?  They spent a lot of unnecessary camera time on her at the kitchen counter, doubled over in pain and taking pain pills.  I kept waiting for Hastings to appear from behind her and either hit her over the head, or shoot her.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

Did anyone else think that Hasting's was going to grab Sonya while she was at the Uncle's house alone, in massive pain?  They spent a lot of unnecessary camera time on her at the kitchen counter, doubled over in pain and taking pain pills.  I kept waiting for Hastings to appear from behind her and either hit her over the head, or shoot her.

 

Sorry. Didn't think that.

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:15 PM

[ spoiler ] Spoiler text [ /spoiler ]

 

Remove the spaces inside the brackets...

 

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Can't we just get a code icon for this in the header like all the other functions?


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

Can't we just get a code icon for this in the header like all the other functions?

It's a great idea


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

I like the show but it is awfully sloppy and uneven. They keep cutting away to the Stephen Linder subplot which never goes anywhere.

 

It would be fascinating now to see the original Swedish/Danish production, in which the bridge runs between Sweden and Denmark. Not hard to picture a beautiful blonde cold-as-fish Swedish woman as Sonya. Aren't they all like that? :rolling: And which country gets to be the upright, civilized nation and the other the depraved fourth-world psychotic hell?? Maybe they drew straws...

 

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

Can't we just get a code icon for this in the header like all the other functions?

 

Or how about if you're going to talk about the events of a specific episode you start a thread for that episode per the forum rules?  :D


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

Oh, you mean like every other general show topic that also mentions show specifics? Hopefully you're going around to each of them and lecturing them as well.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

Oh, you mean like every other general show topic that also mentions show specifics? Hopefully you're going around to each of them and lecturing them as well.

 

OK, I'll bite since I don't usually say anything about this problem.

 

So far we haven't succumbed to the Twitter "blurt out anything that crosses your mind" model here. It's admittedly harder to have the discipline to type - using brackets [ ] -

 

  {spoiler} around the discussion {/spoiler}  

 

or starting an episode thread with a title like Mad Men: "In Care Of" OAD 6/23/13 ***SPOILERS***.

 

I don't subscribe to a "never mention" rule in general threads, but I try to be careful not to violate the spirit of the TV Show Talk Forum rules. Personally, I'm not bothered by spoilers but I understand that many are. My wife doesn't even like me to tell her its the season/series finale until she sees the show.

 

No one is going to be booted from the Forum for violating the spoiler rule a few times over the years. But it is just common courtesy we should give each other. I personally would prefer we not become part of the "Twitter-verse" approach to posting here.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

Hate spoilers. I don't even like the previews for the next episode.

 

It's gotten to the point here I won't go into a thread unless I'm caught up.






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