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  1. theatremouse

    S07.E09: On the Scent

    I thought the idea in this case was Murderer gave them food to start so they would see him as an ally: dogthink "you bring me food ergo I like you" possibly also helped by his being dressed like her. So even tho the dogs would know it wasn't her due to smell, they'd probably not get super aggressive with him? Or I think that was supposed to be his thinking. I also think he DID take Ollie before killing her. I don't think the plan was to kill her. It was just to steal the dog (and hopefully get away with it by being dressed as her while wandering her property). I think the sequence went: Show up; dogs bark Give dogs food in attempt to pacify/distract them/convince them you're not an enemy (Optional: be surprised they don't stop barking) Artist lady yells at them to shush Shirt and guy gets bit Take Ollie to getaway vehicle Artist lady goes to check out situation Come back to attempt to clean up one's tracks but oops Artist lady is there and sees you Bash her head in Leave with dog , giving up on cleanup attempt cuz this is now a bigger crime than originally planned This begs the question why'd he go back and I think I'm stretching it that he intended to clean up after himself in some way. But it also could've been: Show up; dogs bark Give dogs food in attempt to pacify/distract them/convince them you're not an enemy (Optional: be surprised they don't stop barking) Artist lady yells at them to shush Shirt and guy gets bit Hearing her so close by and aware of dogs' noise making, go back to vehicle to get weapon Artist lady goes to check out situation Come back to bash her head in Leave with dog This sequence begs the question why he left in the first place. I'm suggesting "to get weapon" but I think that might be as much a stretch as the other stretch. Either way I think it's not quite sensible that he was coming and going, unless part of the plan was always "bash her head in" but I can't how the murder being baked into the plan makes sense either. Other than "that's how this happens on TV and in scary movies" they don't have a good explanation for why he went from being in with the dogs to presumably steal Ollie to ominously behind her to bash her head in. If he got out of sight fast enough, well enough for her to not know he was there when she initially checked out the barking, he didn't need to kill her. If he was still in the middle of the attempted dog steal, she should've caught him in front of her. But if he already had the dog, he had no reason to go back. None really works. And I get that he was probably all adrenaline and panicking but in none of the possible sequences does it really make sense to me that he'd jump to "welp I guess I've got to kill her now". But planning to kill her from the start is more sociopathic than they seemed to be suggesting he was. Why am I looking for logic in the fictional thought process of a knucklehead? That was the answer all along: he's a knucklehead.
  2. theatremouse

    S07.E09: On the Scent

    Joan's monologuing about the bookcase suggests the brother basically found out the same way Joan did. He was in lawyer-sister's office picking up furniture. He either heard discussion or saw the same document that was just laying around that Joan snapped the photo of. So clearly these drug traffickers are not so close to the vest with their shipping plans. Or they think the sports-odds-looking code is stealthier than it is. But the gist is that in some unspecified way, during his furniture pickup he learned about the train schedule; possibly by generally being around sister he also knew about Artist Weed Dealer with Drug Finding Dog and hatched his plan from there. At first I thought it was weird Joan and Holmes were having such an open discussion about Odin at the artist's house, but then the more I thought about it, that was a good place to have that chat presuming other police weren't within earshot and also searching the house. Then they went back to their house and continued the conversation and I really wanted some cursory SOMETHING to suggest they'd swept the place for bugs. When presented with an omni-villain I want to see examples of Paranoid and Careful Sherlock.
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    Masterchef (US)

    In theory if they're cooking it with the intention of serving it medium rare, they should be accounting for the additional cooking that happens when it rests. If it's sitting significantly longer because of show-reasons, it could be residual cooking more than they expect (ie normally it'd been totally eaten by then) so it does make it harder, but in theory they should know "if I take it off the heat now and rest for X minute, then I've got what I want".
  4. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    I mean...the other day in Minnesota in the 8th it was the Twins doing a very Mets thing and giving up - what was it 8 runs or something absurd? After dropping a fly ball. I didn't say anything because for once it was the Mets winning because of it. But I definitely thought it at the time. They've just turned back around. I'm glad I went to bed before the end of both of these extra innings games. I knew if I stayed up to watch them lose I'd be more annoyed. I actually think the day before was more frustrating since Alonso homered and they HAD a lead in the 16th.
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    MLB Thread

    Yeah back when his mechanics were "perfect" and his ERA was under 6 (okay it was also under 3 at the time, but it's been terrible for 3 years).
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    MLB Thread

    I do not understand why they didn't leave Lugo in.
  7. theatremouse

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I thought the final scene confirmed that he's not - or at least that she has no reason to believe he is and the story to Watson was a lie. If that story were plausible then her comments to him about if the envelope IDed her parents would make no sense for her to say. They still hammered the paternal-style relationship between the two - because clunky - but she was bullshitting to Watson.
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    Tennis Thread

    For all we know it is, and they'll fine the fuck out of him.
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    MLB Thread

    For me, I think the time to feel bad about it was back when the news first broke a million years ago. I don't know if I'm a pessimist or an asshole, but hearing the current news about Gooden is not in any way surprising. It's always been a "when" not an "if" in my head, I think. The next time I'll be sad to hear about this is if he dies because of it (either actual OD or doing something while under the influence that cases his death - and hopefully no one else's). I hope it doesn't happen but I'll unfortunately not be surprised if it does.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Ancestry.com lady: If you had no idea what your grandfather did in Guatemala, then no, that is not where you got your passion for social justice. You just said you had no idea. Passion for social justice is not genetic.
  11. theatremouse

    Tennis Thread

    I think Roger is a better grass player than Novak in general. However, I do think it's logical Novak's favoured to win tomorrow, not by some kind of gigantic margin though. If Roger wins it's not some major upset. He's Roger Effin Federer. It's never really an upset if he wins, even if he weren't technically the favourite. I hope he does win. I very much want him to. However, H2H recently, it's hard not to expect Djoker to take it. Djoker also had a cakewalk draw. You could say...well he's not even been tested...but he's in top form generally so it's not like he needed to be tested on the way (the whole "not been tested" thing with Serena is because she has diddly squat match play this year). So in this case it's more like...dude is well-rested. Roger has seemed more beatable in general the past two weeks, even though he pulled it out each time. But he didn't seem untouchable. He had 3 four-setters to Novak's 2, not really a huge difference but somehow Djokovic just seems stronger than Roger at the moment. I don't have the numbers but I'm guessing fewer unforced errors so far throughout the tournament. Not that that's the be-all of anything, but whether a player seems shaky vs solid to me is usually about that. I hope like hell tomorrow is either Roger in 3 swift easy elegant sets or something more competitive and he still pulls it off. If he's gonna lose though, it better be more interesting than this morning was on the women's side.
  12. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    Sadly, this probably just means it's the first time he's been caught in more recent years.
  13. theatremouse

    MLB Thread

    I'm not crying, you're crying.
  14. theatremouse

    S07.E08: Miss Understood

    I don't recall the exact dialogue but I thought he'd just said something about Cassie's intellect - specifically using a phrase I assume he'd previously used about The Woman - so the comparison to Moriarty was a direct jumping point from his having used that particular phrase. It played that way to me.
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    Tennis Thread

    Tennis fan problems: The sound went out on my cable at the beginning of the second set. I thought it was the feed but then got nervous when it stayed that way a solid 10 minutes. I figured, 'meh I can still SEE the match. Plus it's nice to not listen to Nadal grunting for a little bit. Then my cable box threw an error telling me I should reboot it, and I was like "um, no, this is Federer-Nadal at Wimbledon, I will wait this out and watch with no sound if I have to". Meanwhile, my internet goes out, and I start thinking...uh oh, something's up with my service in general. Both TV and internet are from the same provider. So I'm futzing with my internet hardware and the sound comes back on the TV. And I think "ah great everything's OK". 30 seconds later the TV is all "we're having a problem with this channel, try again later" it reverts me to the previous channel I'd been watching before putting on Wimbledon. Every other channel I try is fine. ESPN tells me to fuck off. I get more anxious. After flipping back and forth multiple times every 10 seconds with JUST ESPN not working, I give up and realize I should've rebooted the box when it told me to. So I do, and it feels like EONS.And I'm cursing my provider in my head. DO THEY NOT KNOW THIS IS WIMBLEDON. DO NOT HAVE SIGNAL PROBLEMS DURING WIMBLEDON. Which is a long way of saying: when this whole sequence started it was 1-0 in the second set and by the time I got it back to normal was 5-1 in the second. NOT A FUN TIME FOR THIS FED FAN. Of course, I feel better now.
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