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  1. Dowel Jones

    S7 E19: Until the Weather Breaks

    I have forgotten what the call for the engine was, but it's possible that everyone would be away from the rig at some point, allowing the kid access. In real life, far more problematic is the fact that most compartments are jammed full of stuff and there isn't room for for 3 1/2' - 4' high kid to fit in there. Additionally, given Hermann's past behavior, he should have dressed the crew down for leaving a compartment door open after returning. That would have led to everyone on the crew denying that they did it, so when the kid was found, it would have been a much faster leap to figure out how he got to the station. ETAL I think it was actually Casey who found the door open, but he should have told Hermann, who then should have told the crew.
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    S7 E19: Until the Weather Breaks

    A BIG clue should have come up when he said that he parked up the road a bit and walked to the station. He wasn't even wet when they first met him.
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    Gone

    With all the hints that they are dropping about Kick's kidnapper's "Legion", I can't help feeling that this uber-nice boyfriend of hers is a plant, setting up for a future episode.
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    S7 E19: Until the Weather Breaks

    I thought the episode was pretty good, too. It didn't have too much of the dumb stuff that they do on incidents, ladder work excepted. The biggest complaint I had was that Hermann was insulting and disparaging the guy, and I was saying "Don't antagonize the guy with a gun. He's already killed someone (allegedly), and he can't get any worse by killing a second person." Yup, me too. I kept wondering when the subject was going to come up. Foster and Kidd are one step closer, and so are Casey and Brett. With his luck, his surprise ticket will be to......Puerto Rico! I think that Severide actually ran the gunman into the front of the ambulance as she was coming into the bay. Then she stopped and they dropped to floor.
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    S01.E19 Happy Place

    As far as I could tell about the VA payment, the VA expects the veteran to pick up the 25% through his own insurance or out of pocket, and the hospital finance officer was worried that, if the public hospital picked up the 25% of the surgery bill, it would set a precedent that the VA would follow with future veterans' treatment, and start dumping all the cost on the particular hospital. That would be the privatization that she mentioned. What she wanted to do was to force the VA to pay 100% of the claim. That's my story, but I'm not stickin' to it. I'm glad Max is, for the moment, accepting his condition and realizing that he really has to fight it. This 'if I ignore the cancer, it will go away' was really getting old. I am confused about the surgery on the female officer. The nurse said "There's no more blood to pump." You mean 5 liters of blood drained out in around a minute? I've always understood that they would hang blood or plasma for that very reason, to keep the system full. I could understand if some neurological or cardiac condition suddenly caused the muscle contractions to stop, but loss of blood?
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    S05. E20. Better Angels

    So, the next obvious question is, who replaces her as SoS? Did they make mention of an Undersecretary, or is Dalton going to appoint one, or both? I vote for Russell. They can always find another CoS, and I would love to see him jousting with the various ambassadors.
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    The Enemy Within

    I watched the episode last night, but couldn't think of anything to comment on. It was just that ho-hum. I am puzzled as to why the FBI would have such an interest in what the CIA is doing offshore. And, I guess, why an otherwise hostile regime (Cuba) would allow the one agency that had the most to do with an attempted coup in the past to run a rendition black site on their little island. I did get a laugh out of the FBI agents telling the CIA guy not to follow their plant down the alley, because "they'll spot the tail in a minute." Unlike the big blue SUV parked at one end of the alley watching the plant.
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    The Fix (2019)

    Well, it appears that the gate guard has a few extracurricular activities. Note to TV producers: Can you do away with the trope of red lights and sirens when they are neither useful nor appropriate? What effect will they have pulling in front of an airplane setting up to park? That ending had soap opera written all over it.
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    Killing Eve

    And Eve, who knows that she is marked for assassination, just naively stands there and lets a complete stranger reach out and touch her. You would think she would be more wary of strangers.
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    S05. E20. Better Angels

    Poor Harriman. As soon as he started eulogizing RFK, I knew he was dead. I loved Russell - "That's pretty cold blooded, even for me." Jason is the one going to get an education during this campaign. If he thinks he's going to hide behind the family front door while posting his opinions, oh boy is he wrong. His twitter account is going to blow up on him and every commentator from early news to late night is going to take him to task. He's an adult so they won't even grant him that immunity. For that matter, all the kids will have paparazzi following them everywhere now. Conrad was right to reject Elizabeth's request to stay on board. I thought for a moment they were going to continue on that line, but, in retrospect, she would have lost serious credibility by pulling out, and then getting back in at a later date.
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    S06.E17: The Third Estate

    Maybe they downloaded the plans from one of those woodworking sites on youtube.
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    Station 19

    In real life there would be an in depth investigation about the injury and how it occurred, and some chief in the department would notice the handover of incident command.
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    S04. E18. Ohana

    It's pretty simple, actually. You just spray the entire hive with a 10% solution of handwavium, and the problem is mitigated.
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    Killing Eve

    I wondered why she veered into an English accent when she met Julian's mother.
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    S06.E17: The Third Estate

    I was going to use his name from The Americans (Gaad?) but I couldn't remember it at the time. Sorry, Richard.
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    S06.E17: The Third Estate

    And who is going to read them their rights? The attorneys will all be suspects too. Okay, first off. John-Boy, what kind of logic, save impenetrable, leads you to believe that if you refuse to pay a ransom, the kidnappers will release your son and never attempt another kidnapping? Had you been watching All the Money in the World, or what? And then you go and blame it on the FBI. Well, that last sentence has some justification, though. Apparently the office has the HRT on speed dial, but, instead, they choose to go into a ransom situation with two incompetent agents and no backup. How about following the big giant SUV speeding away from the scene? Shameless plug alert: The woman in the cafe' is reading Just Fly Away, by Andrew McCarthy, who, not by coincidence, was the writer for this episode. Spoiler alert: Anyone who didn't guess that the young 'uns were in on it by halfway through, go to the back of the class. But we still don't really know who the Third Estate is. Of course, Navabi can talk himself into a house full of desperadoes by using the old cable guy routine, sans identification, of course. But he gets sold out by the snippy daughter of Mr. Collector. Shameless plug alert: Mercedes Benz, the vehicle of compensators worldwide. Reddington seems intent on stopping the Big Bad Ana Plan (I should work on a palindrome for that), but he's going through official channels. What happened to the old, bullet in the head Reddington? Brian Dennehey is ready for a comeback?
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    Station 19

    I think he died from complications of smoke inhalation, since that obligatory scruffle beard didn't seal the SCBA mask properly. You would think that CAPTAIN Sullivan would be qualified to be an incident commander, instead of passing it off to a civilian, even if a retired Captain. That should be noted in his performance review.
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    S01.E18: Five Miles West

    The other thing about the barter system at the hospital is, what happens if one of them is injured while performing the work? The artist falls off the scaffold, the electrician gets a shock, etc. Are they covered by the hospital insurance? Are they contractors? Where is the paperwork? Methinks that Dr. Max would find himself in legal deep water in a big hurry.
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    The Enemy Within

    For that matter, why didn't Shepherd just put a bullet in Tal's abdomen at the house, and bargain for her daughter's safety? Next one goes in your head, big guy, and your network doesn't give a damn about you after you're gone.
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    S01.E18: Five Miles West

    I'm pretty sure it was a straight swap. There's no way (okay, Max would find a way) that the board would approve that kind of expense without a bid process. I know what you meant to say (the bolded part), but now I have this image of Max wandering the halls, ringing a large bell and calling out "Bring out your dead" and the poor patient replying "I'm not dead yet".
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    The Enemy Within

    I had to laugh a bit at Erica's takedown at the Capitol Mall. All those agents standing in a circle with their guns drawn. What happens if they start shooting?
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    The Village

    If that was her real first name, anyway. Of course, with the schmaltz in most of the plot lines, it probably was.
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    S01.E18: Five Miles West

    I think the IRS rules require that barterers report the value of the work done as income also, but the enforcement of that would be difficult at best. Interesting production error (I think) occurred at about 40 minutes in, while Max is leaving Dr. Staunton's office. He went in to get his keys, got the lecture, and then started to leave. She tossed him his keys, and he held them in his right hand while looking over his right shoulder at her. As he is leaving, the door shuts behind him. His right hand is visible, his left hand is too far away; who closed the door? It wasn't an automatic door, either.
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    S03. E19. Bounty

    So, I guess "it was a mistake" really is grounds for acquittal on assault with bodily injury and kidnapping, etc. Sheesh. It doesn't matter that the guy behind the guy was crooked as a snake, what the defendant did was purely wrong. The episode plot did do a good deed though, in pointing out the flaws in the bail enforcement industry. I wonder if there are ever any repercussions in the DA's office when their staff fails to look into the case below the surface.
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    The Village

    But she's made a couple of hundred dollars from the photographs already. Isn't that enough for college?
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