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  1. 1. People are “on the train illegally” only because apparently goats failed to prepare and protect the people. And factually, they have been there for 7 years, time to make some accommodation for a large part of the remnants of society. 2. The soldiers are protecting first class and much of the space that could be split among more people. The tailpipes and 3rd class would probably be more than willing to fight directly with the 1st class passengers, but they aren’t go8ng to move out from behind the soldiers. 2. I assume Melanie lied because people wouldn’t follow her the same way they were willing to follow Wilford. Truly, it’s like a cult - maybe that’s a necessity when you are locked up on a train that is the only way to survive. But the idea of a small group taking up tins of the space and goods was always a recipe for disaster. 3. I can understand that Ruth’s life has been completely upended, and I assume she has nursed a grudge against Melanie for her “apparent” connection to Wilford. But she of all people should wake up and realize that Melanie is essential.
  2. Yeah, haven't they drained the swamp (ha!) enough to confirm no sunken ship? Anyone else not convinced at all that the rocks in the "bottom" of the swamp are a road? They just seem like a bunch of rocks that fell/drifted/whatever to the bottom of water.
  3. I watched Lost, so knew this couldn’t really have a satisfying ending, but was hopeful this would work “along the way.l BUT -Michaela goes on an undercover mission, knowing she’s very well known? And brings along a civilian? When her boss is just about ready to fire her. STOP. and the “let’s say the baby isn’t my husband’s” is just stupid. Never mind the 5 minutes between seeing a child, confirming he has a horrible disease, to previously unknown Dad is a perfect match for a transplant. though that storyline makes me want to know more about how the survivors are getting along with their lives.
  4. I wish, but in the preview I thought I heard Gunhild (sp?) say Bjorn was dead. I don't like Bjorn dying, but can appreciate that the show is willing to kill off major characters. But, I hate what they've done with Ivar and drug-addled brother (whose name I always forget). Ivar was completely paralyzed, but now can he stand and move around on a sandy battlefield and is able to kill Bjorn? Not buying it. Nor do I buy that he was able to climb that mountain the way they showed. Drug-addled brother, who was having nightmares about Ivar, is now completely clean and sober and friends with Ivar? Also not buying it. I've googled a bit about the Rus Vikings, but can't find whether the landing craft they used was realistic for the time and technology. Good riddance to King Harold. Hope Eric survives.
  5. Might be as simple as the 2 original islands had a triangle-shaped separation (if the swamp is man-made).. I agree with others that there is a "boys only" club atmosphere, likely because at least historically it was less likely that a woman could pick up her family and move to Oak Island to go treasure-hunting. Someone mentioned the woman from the drilling company - I discount her because her company is getting paid for the drilling; she may "talk the talk" about the mystery, but that's at least in part to keep the customer happy. Though I haven't watched the show from the beginning, at one point I did watch a large number of older episodes, and to me it seems both Laginas are amping up the "we're interested in the history of the island, what people were doing generally" more recently. Maybe because they are beginning to realize there's no treasure.....
  6. I think they will be bored in the good place. And/or the bad place architects will be terrible, and our 6 (including Michael and Good Janet) take over the testing.
  7. I thought it was determined she didn't get anything near $100MM, and that much of the Beam money was contingent on future sales. But I don't think she has lots of start up capital costs for her current businesses - most of it seems to be slapping her name on other peoples' products. Her most recent venture of supplement pills seems to be just that, collagen isn't something she came up with on her own. Her largest "business" expenses seem to be the multiple "employees" at that office of hers, though who knows how many of them are full-time employees. And of course her publicist.
  8. First, how about shop in advance, or heck maybe at one of the many brick and mortar stores in NYC? And isn't this the woman who complained mightily that her ex enrolled their child in Catholic religious education classes? Isn't B claiming she's jewish and how dare he do make a decision about religion of their child? Then what is she doing celebrating Christmas? or maybe all the complaining was bulls@@t? My guess.
  9. I think Season 1 appealed to all NYers, Jewish or not. [Non-Jewish NYer here!] I also think the difference between season 1 and 3 is that Midge is no longer just a housewife who is Jewish, but a successful comic who is learning that she needs to appeal to a larger audience. The Vegas episodes showed her making her comedy less Jewish centric and more mainstream. When I heard Rose was from Providence, I immediately thought Rhode Island, and was surprised at the Oklahoma background. But I can see her having fallen for her husband, since he's an intellectual. If we consider that when she left Providence she probably wasn't as polished as she is now, an intellectual NYer would be a catch for the life she wanted. A professor, a Jewish professor, at a well-known university! It's all good. That he didn't have money didn't matter, since she did. I'm not liking the subplot of the underground newspaper. I'm not sure why Midge's Dad (forget his name) isn't more worried about not having a job.
  10. It isn’t that true of totalitarian, “dear leader” type governments? Run afoul of the “dear leader” and face death. There is no logic to the actions. I think the show meant to show that the new leader would change things. Even Smith mentioned that Americans are rebels, not easily led from without. The most interesting thing would be how/whether the 50 state US could be brought back together - the neutral zone and former JPS have every expression to not want “in” with former Nazis.
  11. Except prior to going to Berlin (?) he gave that other officer instructions on what to do with Helen and the girls, in the event he didn't come back. That was likely to get them to the neutral zone or maybe South America (as he had planned with Thomas). I think he planned to bring Thomas back to Nazi world, in his conversation with Helen on the train she pretty strongly said Thomas should stay with his "good mother" in alt-world. For someone else who thought the Nazi officer throwing down his medal wasn't enough - I also wish there had been another episode (though if we had one we'd want more), but they did reference Nazi soldiers deserting when the BCR was planning their defense of SF at the end.
  12. My most recent thought on the portal. Maybe that the Nazis were using it so much the portal was "damaged" and didn't close? Julianna mentioned having flashes of the portal at various times. And thinking about Smith's obsession with his son, I wonder how many Nazi soldiers died in the portal before they found one who wasn't alive in the alt-world.
  13. He had muscular dystrophy. Smith’s brother had it too. And thinking about it, I’m shocked the Nazis didn’t know, because they were so into eugenics. Nor do I understand why Smith, who is portrayed as a planner who sees multiple steps ahead, didn’t anticipate the revelation that one of his children would have the disease. He acted when he had to, but there wasn’t a plan in place in advance. Out of character. i finished season 4 a couple of nights ago but needed (still need) time to process it. Like others, the opening of the portal confuses me. I thought I saw Juliana’s step-father pass by her at the end, but I didn’t go back to double check. A few other thoughts. 1. I don’t see Smith as a tragic character. He made his choice, but it seems to me he could have taken a way that didn’t move him up so far in the hierarchy. He wanted that power, even if he didn’t believe in the Nazi program. Oddly, I find that worse than a true believer. The backstory was interesting and it feels like they could have done a season of back stories to see how the invasion and take-over happened. And why, for example, the neutral zone lasted. 2. I wonder if the Smiths didn’t have the girls in the alt-universe to show that Smith was all about himself. Because, knowing his alt-wife would be left all alone in her world, he still wanted to kidnap his son and bring him into Axis world. A world Thomas would rightfully despise. Good for Helen for her response to that. Smith’s end seemed right for the character. 3. I liked the resistance in San Francisco, though it seemed to come out of nowhere (v. An established resistance in the east). But they had to realize the reich would invade once the Japanese left, and nothing could prepare them for that firepower. I didn’t like the alt-universe where Smith and Thomas see a lunch counter civil rights demonstration, it felt like they were hitting us over the head with the history and how Smith wouldn’t step in on the correct side of history. Also seemed like a sledgehammer comparison to the SF resistance. 4. Was the plot where Juliana was the trade minister’s daughter-in-law a second alt-universe? Or a dream? Because if the theme held that you couldn’t be alive in both worlds, that family didn’t exist in the world where Smith was a salesman. 5. Robert finally found someone he cared about. I liked that story. I kept wondering if they could have gone to Australia or somewhere other than the Japanese mainland, which would be difficult for them to be together. I wanted to know whether the Japanese were evacuating other places like Australia. 6. Loved seeing Smith’s second in command immediately rip off the nazi emblems. I would be interested in seeing how that worked out, there would still be a strong commitment to re-unifying the US in the east. Though not in the west.
  14. I'm generally liking the show, but call garbage on the entire interaction with the high tech company. It just so happens Jo has the time to travel to wherever this company is headquartered? And get there exactly as Quinn's character arrives? Sure. Others have said how stupid meeting the woman in public was. But they meet at the super-secret company facility, which is so super-secret but doesn't have any security that notices a random car sitting outside for an hour? Sure. And why would the woman think 5 minutes was enough for 2 randos to get into a building, run around and find one specific door? I might be willing to believe she could only hide shutting off the security for a maximum 5 minutes, but why would she think they could find the item in that time? I appreciate receiving some answers quickly on who/what Piper is. But, as others have mentioned, saying she's a robot doesn't explain much of what has happened. It is odd the doctor hasn't noticed anything, and her being a robot doesn't automatically mean she can sniff out cancer. Why has JO not contacted any actual government agency? I get the fake agency was probably from this tech company. But real NTSB would have been notified of the crash.
  15. Hmmm, it was just her on the photo I saw. Maybe she's changing them???
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