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  1. Cardie

    S06.E21: Anna McMahon

    I have long thought that theory ludicrous but I suddenly have a feeling that it’s true.
  2. Cardie

    S06.E20: Guillermo Rizal

    I think that once Rizal came upon the precise genetic manipulation that worked, he planned to scale up on a huge scale. This is perhaps McMahon’s scheme: create a group of people genetically engineered to inherit the earth when climate change kills off the other billions of schlubs.
  3. Cardie

    S06.E20: Guillermo Rizal

    He’s also the chilling but fascinating Japanese security chief in Man in the High Castle.
  4. Cardie

    S06.E19: Rassvet

    Perhaps RealRed was already bald, so the doc had to remove all the follicles of Ilya’s magnificent mane, thus the need for a hat after the final surgery.
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    S06.E19: Rassvet

    My recollection of the Masha custody history was that she was with Katarina and the guy who much later thought she could cure his illness but she turned out not to be his kid. Then K went back to the US and hired Kaplan as the nanny. Later, K and real Reddington set up house and were raising Masha until the fight, Masha shooting Reddington, and the fire. At that point Ilya took her to Sam. Did Sam work as a carny? I missed that. I’ve been mulling over possibilities for Ilya to be related to Masha, although all require some hand-waving. 1. The simplest: Ilya is Masha’s father. Any DNA linking her to Real Red was faked. Ilya had the body so getting DNA was easy. 2. Ilya and Katarina are brother and sister, their different surnames due to their KGB Aliases. 3. I and K are half-siblings, I the result of other relationships by either Dom or Katarina’s mother.
  6. Cardie

    S06.E19: Rassvet

    The only thing I can figure out is that the danger Katarina faced if Red's death were known still exists and also that once Liz knows enough about Katarina's history to track her down, she will inevitably lead her enemies to her. But the logic is as shaky as ever on this show. I do think Ilya has to be some blood relation of Liz's. No one is that devoted to a childhood crush's kid because of a vow made at age six. And the tension between him and Dom bespeaks family dysfunction.
  7. Cardie

    S06.E19: Rassvet

    So Red is agent Ilya, childhood friend of Katarina. I thought he was going to turn out to be her twin brother but Imdb credits give him a different last name. Got to say that Gabriel Mann looks a lot like young James Spader.
  8. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I think all time indications were in the dialogue, not onscreen titles. I knew that 2015 nun looked familiar but did not identify her as Julie's 1990 friend.
  9. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    As I said above, Wayne's guilt and lack of closure on the Purcell case seemed to make him fill in the gaps in his memories with the worst possible imaginings. The finale introduced scenes from a hitherto unvisited time, around the turn of the millennium, to let us know that he and Amelia stayed together, got jobs that fulfilled them and that Becca simply grew up and left Arkansas, not that she and her father became estranged. This was the same time period in which Julie got her life together and moved on beyond "Mary July."
  10. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    I have lousy eyesight and didn't even make out that he had a badge, let alone what it said!
  11. Cardie

    S03.E08: Now Am Found

    It wasn't a caption, it was a short scene of Wayne, his hair beginning to go gray, passing by the classroom where she is reading a poem, her hair also streaked with gray. But it didn't tell you he was chief of security or that she was now teaching at a college. Although the plotting was a mess, I thought that the underlying theme was that people tend to focus on the stressful times of their lives, just as detective show viewers, like the true-crime documentarian, see conspiracies and evil everywhere. In fact, this was about tragedies piled on top of tragedies, and secrets kept that should have been told. Harris James seems to be the one truly bad person involved and Hoyt and West took care of him, albeit extra-legally. If only Mr. June had not shielded Isabel but had returned Julie, or if Lucy had mentioned the desire of Isabel to adopt Julie to point the police in the right direction. The rest of the deaths, ironically, came about because of the cover-up on one side and the investigation on the other. (I'm not sure how much Hoyt knew at the beginning but he shut things down in order to protect his daughter.) Sadly, Hays's dementia seemed to filter out the good times and suggest dark possibilities for the gaps his memory left. The last sequence, I think, showed him losing the sunlit scene of his leaving with Amelia to make a life together and instead ending up in the solitary, murderous existence he had in Vietnam. At least his present, when he could remain in it, was not so bad: reunited with his friend, loved by children and grandchildren, just as Julie, too, found contentment. I have to say I never thought much of Stephen Dorff as an actor--and haven't seen much of his work after his teen-star days--but he deserves an Emmy for this performance. The bar fight and dog-consolation scene were terrific.
  12. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    Did people used to ask your father if he played Doc Adams on Gunsmoke? As one of the characters remarked, lots of maimed people who worked on the Hoyt chicken line.
  13. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    E's name has been spelled so many ways on here that wasn't always sure who people were talking about. It's Elisa, per IMDB.
  14. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    Wayne and Roland broke the law doing torture-interrogations in that barn but the killing of Harris was obviously self-defense.
  15. Cardie

    S03.E07: The Final Country

    That might be a consequence of what I suspect the true heartbreak to be. Hays, and perhaps West as well, learned the whole truth about the Purcell kids' death and abduction in 1990 and although it never became public, the nature of that truth and their reaction to it ruined their lives. The dementia has been a mercy to Hays and his relearning the truth will be devastating.
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