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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN
God drat if that wasn't one of the best episode they've ever done. I was calling my TV a motherfucker when I realized they were giving us the Elias plot again and I totally fell for it and Elias was along for the ride. Hoooly poo poo I love this show. Also I didn't even realize I was doing it until after but I did a few weird little claps during that close up of Finch watching the burning car beside Elias. Full measures, no fuckin' around Finch. Then Reese tells Fusco? He's tellin' Fusco FINALLY? And if you're not already smiling ear to ear at this point what are you even watching?? But ahhh poo poo the bridge. The music. The Shaw This episode had everything.

bring back old gbs fucked around with this message at 06:04 on May 31, 2016

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bring back old gbs
Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Kegslayer posted:

I'm changing my vote to 'only the Machine dies/merges with Samaritan'.

I can't imagine the writers pulling away Shaw, Root or Fusco after what they went through last episode and I can't imagine this show killing Reese and Finch if there was the possibility it'd get renewed when it was filming.

My new tinfoil hat theory is the Machine doesn't give a gently caress about Samaritan. It is losing to it in simulations because it's running it's own thing: Transferring itself to Root through the cochlear implant. :getin: It's going to hack the planet a human, the last scene will be Root talking to the machine in her head without the implant. She'll be tortured by Samaritan before this though, so it'll kinda be up in the air wether they broke her brain or if the machine is really in there.


Also I assumed Fusco's introduction to the machine was going to be watching Reese go God Mode on all those guys who were outnumbering them. They kept playing up how outgunned they were. We better get God Mode Fusco by the finale.

bring back old gbs fucked around with this message at 19:50 on May 31, 2016

bring back old gbs
Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Zaggitz posted:

It's pretty clear to me that Root faked her death to force Finch into action, rip Elias though. :(

But how would that work? Finch didn't know her exact status, and Fusco was looking over her and couldn't have contacted Finch, unless the machine told him and it got cut for time.

I hope you're right though, that was a heavy episode...

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

raditts posted:

Yeah, she just got a paltry 3 seasons as a main character, outlived another main character, died in the fourth-to-last episode of the series, is probably still going to be in the rest of the episodes in computer form, and wasn't even the first person to die in that episode, but it's totally the same as the black guy dying first.

You just wasted ~10 seconds of your life trying to apply logic to a tumblr person and now you're a racist too because you mentioned a black guy. Wait till the crew hears about this!!

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Zaggitz posted:

They changed that audio, it's in the premiere, it reads like this now:

”If you can hear this, you're alone.

The only thing left of us is the sound of my voice. I don't know if any of us made it. Did we win? Did we lose? I don't know. I'm not even sure what victory would even mean anymore.

But either way, it's over.

So let me tell you who we were. Let me tell you who you are...

and how we fought back.”

Probably when they dropped that teaser at comic-con they weren't sure it was gonna be Machine Root or not yet, but in the premiere it seems pretty sure.

Ahhh that's totally The Machine talking to it's baby eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The baby is a litter of German Sheppard puppies with cochlear implants

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Tortolia posted:

Reese went on one hell of a rampage after Carter died.

Finch is going to take things to a level Ben Linus could only dream of. Holy poo poo.

600 dead prisoners in a pit behind the prison, Finch sitting against a tree trunk catching his breath, wiping the blood off his hands.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

THF13 posted:

He's not important. He's desperate because of his ex-con status and he's willing to commit violence against others so Samaritan is using him as a pawn. He was getting step by step instructions without understanding really why he was doing them or why it was important.

He is a also literal genius though, it displayed his IQ in an overlay but not everyone had that. It may matter.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

SirMonkeyButt posted:

Just seems weird. Samaritan could recruit or manipulate almost anyone from a much larger talent pool, including professionally trained soldiers, spies, Hague investigators, etc.
But hey, this ex-con house painter seems really smart and capable.

Eh. I trust the showrunners to make this make sense, so I'll just enjoy what's left of the ride.

I think it's going a step further though, going back through that house painters life to see that he got abused when he was younger, put into foster care, foster parents weren't great people, took advantage of the violence in his past to get him to do violent things for them, then hung him out to dry when he gets arrested for doing something he was ordered to. So Samaritan has this profile of a guy who desperately wants approval from some authority figure and will gladly commit violence for the person if he gets that, and this is their default behaviour because they are mentally broken. Samaritan just has all these different environmental factors it knows add up to make specific skill sets and it's finding people better suited to their jobs this way instead of simply stealing Blackwater's employee list and assuming they'll be loyal because they are soldiers.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Sub Rosa posted:

Somehow the closed captions for the last two episodes have leaked. Beware of spoilers.

lmao that cam versions of movie trailers and closed captioning text leak nowadays. poo poo's so ridiculous.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

I'm sure someone else already mentioned it, which is what reminded me of it, but go back to the Season 5 premiere. It began with some apocalyptic-sounding narration in Root's voice, so go watch and listen again, knowing what we know now, and it will change your outlook on what we've already seen and what is yet to come.

nah I don't remember that it was probably nothing.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Bruceski posted:

I don't know if there's some publicly-known official repository, but I'm pretty sure the government does hold onto computer viruses for study the same way the CDC does with actual viruses.

Probably that massive Utah NSA data center

bring back old gbs
Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN
:unsmith:aw I really really liked that a lot

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

pik_d posted:

TALAMANTES
TALAMAS
TALAS
TALLAS
TALLIS

I''d say due to the spacing, it's gotta be John Talas.

uhhh Talbot?

lol where is this definitive list of names coming from??

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

pik_d posted:

Just having some fun, someone posted a link to a generic list of last names, The gravestone says TAL, and Zaggit said we saw the last letter is 's' in season 1.

Hollismason posted:

Just some dumb website I found that had a list of last names.

Talas makes sense because TAL______S So first 3 letters are TAL and last 1 is S. Plus it fits on the tombstone.

Never knew bout the last letter being an S, yeah I guess that'd be it.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

WarLocke posted:

1: Do you mean the movie or is it getting an adaptation?

2: If a new thing, is it going to actually be good?

oh dear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM8HNuRLIBI

it's looking to be good.


this ones better

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

oohhboy posted:

Destroy the antenna with what? and the fact they weren't going to get to the antenna in time to destroy it unless they used Root's magic missile. As you said, they had to be sure and the Machine was the only thing that could pursue him.

Could have used Chekov's semtex I suppose. I thought both the machine and Samaritan needed the sat, and it was a bit of a race.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

Oasx posted:

Why would you release a box set of a tv series without any extras? I would think that it was more important than ever to give people a reason to buy the series, instead of jus re-watching it online.
Everyone should be emulating Game of Thrones when it comes to box sets.

The answer is always CBS

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

BoneMonkey posted:

Thought CBS didn't own the DVDs? That's why they didn't like the show so much. They couldn't make money off it on the back end?

I bet they own the commentary and not the DVD rights or some silly poo poo like that. Always assume the dumbest, stupidest reasoning with CBS, they have done nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN
Samarutin

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN
You watched Fusco Face at 2x? You missed it. You missed it all man :( some things need to be watched real time

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN

KilGrey posted:

I don't understand why you would do this. What's the point? Yeah, it goes faster but...? Are you really that crunched for time? Are you gonna die and need to get through shows as fast as you can?

Eh, some people watch entire series while doing other things, missing half the content, then complain about plot holes. Some people watch it fast but actually pay attention. I watch everything in a sound isolated darkroom that hermetically seals and doesn't open until I've watched 12 back-to-back episodes bank-vault style. One time I accidentally started a 6 episode miniseries and was stuck in there for days until i found another series that complimented it thematically to make the full 12.

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Feb 28, 2007

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN
all I wanna know is did they fix the chipmunk voice thing, or what? Doesn't everything just sound weird?

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