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WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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The OP's gifs brought my laptop to its knees (kind of like Reese's love affair with kneecaps :v:)

I am so hype for this. I wonder if Fusco will ever actually find out about The Machine? :suspense:

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WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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God drat I am so hard right now, come on come on

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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PaybackJack posted:

Made a single image with some quick photoshop work



I shed a tear, this show really knows how to pull at my heart.

goddamn why do I have something in my eyes

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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StarkRavingMad posted:

As soon as I saw the PS3s I started cracking up. Somewhere, someone at Sony who was a big proponent of the Cell processor is just madly fist pumping and screaming.

It was kind of weird how Root told Reese they'd need 300 of them and when you see the setup in the subway car, there's like, 40 of them.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Echophonic posted:

Well, one of the first things Finch says to Reese is that they'll probably both end up dead. I feel like it going either way would be pretty satisfying. It being a squad wipe would feel pretty lovely, though, I think.

This came up a while back in the thread, and someone had the idea that Finch and Reese will die in the finale (fulfilling the arc started in that early episode when they talk about neither surviving all this alive) and the show will end with Root doing a version of Finch's monologue as she and Shaw continue to do the work of Team Irrelevant (for Root, finally completing her journey from villain to hero; and for Shaw mirroring Reese's arc of finding a purpose in life by saving numbers).

Personally I really like that idea.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Echophonic posted:

I could very easily see that working quite well. The changes in the intro and monologue have been used to show changes in the status quo fairly frequently, so I could see capping it with a final one.

Just as long as Fusco is still there being all loud and bellicose about nobody ever telling him anything and he doesn't even want to know!

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Some motherfucker is complaining that Elias isn't dead? wtf

Enrico Colantini should be in every show :colbert:

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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raditts posted:

Boy were people loving furious over that kiss though.

... Who else is Reese supposed to be kissing? The psychologist lady wasn't even around until after IIRC.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Aphrodite posted:

Just like their magic invisible earpieces.

Once I noticed this I couldn't stop from seeing it :stare:

From the thread it seems I have some good stuff to look forward to when I get around to watching last night's episode later.

Should probably make up a WWFD ('What Would Fusco Do?') bracelet for myself. :3:

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Okay, I totally did a fist pump when yellow box happened :3:

Fusco is da best.

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Jun 6, 2004

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xeria posted:

The Machine gave them all new identities like it did Finch/Reese/Shaw, and they were never heard from again.

I vaguely remember them showing up one more time in a later episode, but yeah they basically got written off/forgotten.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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I don't know who Ben Linus is but Harold is about to gently caress some poo poo up :suspense:

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Everything about Finch's monologue in the interrogation room was intense as gently caress.

And then the phone call with the Machine after - the look on his face when he realizes that if the Machine chose Root's voice as her own, that means Root must be dead - jesus, gives me chills.

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Jun 6, 2004

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NoNostalgia4Grover posted:

You must have missed the bit where Reese pulled out a grenade and threw it.

There was some dialogue between Reese and someone (Fusco?) about them wondering if that shootout would have broken Reese's cover, but you don't get a confirmation one way or the other within the episode.

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Jun 6, 2004

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Nameless Pete posted:

Solid red boxes. New yellow boxes. Hell, even a blue box! This episode had it all!

Finale will end with a green box

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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SirMonkeyButt posted:

Aside from a mid-season cancellation, I've never seen a series openly shat upon by their network like this.

This happens all the drat time. The first example that comes to mind is Farscape - the crew found out they were canceled (despite being promised another season) with a handful of episodes left in the current season to be shot. The show ended with the main characters getting killed and 'To Be Continued' because they had to hack together some sort of ending at the last minute.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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HookShot posted:

Just FYI this show continues to be awesome and you should probably get out of the thread for your own good until you've caught up!

Actually what said poster should do is not read the thread, but still come in here to post their reactions to episodes.

<-- Avatar doesn't lie. :v:

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Finch is kind of scaring me now.

The thought of what he could do with an unshackled ASI and his new give no fucks attitude is pretty drat chilling.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Oh man. I wasn't able to watch the finale live. But I went ahead and caught up on the thread anyway.

I don't think I'm ready for when I get home tonight. :negative:

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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GrandpaPants posted:

I hope to see you all again in the Westworld thread :unsmith:

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

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

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Oh my, another show I'm going to have to watch... :clint:

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Jun 6, 2004

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docbeard posted:

Also, as it turned out, both Samaritan and the Machine did have copies out there. (Samaritan's in the Federal Reserve vault, the Machine's in the subway that came online at the end of the episode, plus the one that Harold was carrying around).

I took that scene as it being the backup of the Machine (that was sent to the satellite) being downloaded back into the subway car PS3 array. When Shaw give the case to Finch she says it's only the Machine's core (or kernel?) - it's the Machine, but without all the memories it had built up.

So when Machine 2.0 boots up in the subway, the monologue from its original version (which survived the internet crash because it was on tape) is triggered to play and give it that initial nudge back towards helping people instead of going full Samaritan.

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Jun 6, 2004

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raditts posted:

That makes sense. I like to think that they cut out a couple months' worth of high-pitched squealing from the tape as the Machine passed on its memory in analog audio format, though.

Yeah, the Machine basically beat Samaritan to its exit strategy (use the satellite as a 'life boat' until the ice-9 virus totally crashed the internet, afterwards it would apparently be 'safe' to move back in - although you would think the satellite would have been ice'd as well). So when Samaritan's backup started streaming into the same satellite, it was faced by a full ASI backup which could mutilate it because Samaritan was in the middle of a transfer and vulnerable during a critical moment.

Or at least that's how I'm taking it. I thought the finale was a great episode, but the season as a whole had a lot of problems (most because it was obvious that whole plotlines where being rushed through/truncated/dropped)

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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The last season was great and they did good work with the number of episodes they had, but it's really obvious that they needed more time to properly tie things up.

Seems to be happening to a lot of shows lately (see Banshee's last season).

Still, this was truly a great show.

Although I wouldn't mind a spin-off where Fusco, Shaw and Bear field numbers while awkwardly sharing an apartment, and Finch periodically contacts them through a speaker Charlie's Angels-style. :3:

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Jun 6, 2004

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Levantine posted:

Finished up Season 5 last night. Golly, what a show. John and Harold's weirdness kept me pretty interested during the first season, even when the show wasn't clicking. But it just picks up steam and becomes this incredible sci-fi tale with real stakes and believable relationships and by the end oh god I'm not crying you're crying

Just FYI the guy behind PoI (Jonathan Nolan) is making another show for HBO right now, the Westworld remake. It's really drat good so far and looks like it's going to go to a lot of similar places as PoI.

WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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I thought that was kind of the point. Greer's death [i]was[i/] a waste, but he was still happy to go to it, because that's the sort of character he (and Samaritan) is.

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Jun 6, 2004

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Jerusalem posted:

Also, in addition to the ex-con guy's storyline not really going anywhere, I was irritated that the young genius from the Nautilus game who stole Finch's laptop never came up again, especially since the last few episodes had so many returning characters. Also did they ever do anything with that laptop beyond Greer saying,"Be careful when you inspect it"?

I haven't rewatched the show since it ended (I really should do that), but I think the nautilus shell girl was kind of intended to serve the role that ex-con was introduced for (recruited by Samaritan, but still basically a good person that Team Machine could convince to work for them on the inside). But instead she never shows up again, the ex-con gets introduced and flirts with that storyline, then it all goes nowhere and gets dropped.

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Jun 6, 2004

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DivisionPost posted:

Ehhh, I think Blackwell was introduced more as a parallel to Reese, to show how Samaritan corrupts through its demand of unquestioning loyalty while The Machine heals through its challenge to protect the innocent. (Samaritan agents basically recruit him through the same speech Finch gives Reese, they practically put a big blinking neon sign over it.) But yeah, in order to get the most out of that idea, it needed a few more episodes to cook, so it could further detail the compromises Blackwell makes.

Honestly, I kind of feel like it could have been both if it had had more time to simmer.

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WarLocke
Jun 6, 2004

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Mukaikubo posted:

And I would also like to pop in with a requisite "The music selection on this show is unreal-great"

Whenever I'm trying to get someone to try the show, I link them to this "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" mashup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhR7jZcufzI

It doesn't hit as hard as it would if you don't know the context of each scene, but there's enough action there to hook people in my experience.

Plus it's just a loving amazing song.

e: And as for just good scenes in general, the end of the fourth episode 'Cura Te Ipsum' is when I could tell that the show was gonna be more than a simple procedural:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37MNDqPJZgo

That clip is even better in hindsight, when you know more about Reese.

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