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Postby lonewolf » Tue May 11, 2010 9:32 am

Cooter Brown wrote:My wife said Jack dying isn't big enough. He needs to inadvertently cause Russia and the US to launch nukes at each other. Now that would be the ultimate series finale...total destruction of the world.

Nah. On the contrary, the whole point of this exercise is to preserve world peace. I predict Jack will prevent such an incident and die a hero in the process... maybe vaporized.
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Postby jeremyp » Tue May 11, 2010 9:57 am

dukehjsteve wrote:Can some one enlighten me on one thing that I did not catch last night... exactly how did Jack extract that computer chip from the Russky ?


He considered the Heimlich maneuver, then said frack it.
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Postby gh » Tue May 11, 2010 8:34 pm

aiyeee! what a stunningly beautiful (err, I mean brutal) episode! Perhaps the most gruesome thing ever aired on network TV?

So now that we're into gruesome torture, is anybody else appreciating the wonderful symmetry of having Michael Madsen as Jack's current tag-along?

Somewhere, Quentin Tarantino is laughing his ass off.
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Postby Cooter Brown » Wed May 12, 2010 3:34 am

gh wrote:Somewhere, Quentin Tarantino is laughing his ass off.


I was just waiting for Jack to cut the Russian's ear off.
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Postby lonewolf » Wed May 12, 2010 5:53 am

gh wrote:aiyeee! what a stunningly beautiful (err, I mean brutal) episode! Perhaps the most gruesome thing ever aired on network TV?

Shucks, I thought it was most tastefully done.
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Postby jhc68 » Wed May 12, 2010 6:09 am

Things really got rolling a couple of episodes ago when the bad guy water-boarder was using Starbuck as a human shield and kept yelling that Jack wouldn't take the shot because it was too dangerous... and then Jack takes the shot. It's been non-stop testosterone since then.
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Postby gh » Wed May 12, 2010 11:55 am

tack on the mayhem on Breaking Bad and you have what has to be about the bloodiest week in TV history.
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Postby jhc68 » Wed May 12, 2010 2:34 pm

Have you seen Justified on FX... it's terrific.
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Postby gh » Wed May 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Justified is basically bloodless (great story, but no visible gore). What Elmore Leonard isn't brilliant? More TV/movies from his work than any other writer?
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Postby jeremyp » Thu May 13, 2010 8:41 am

gh wrote:tack on the mayhem on Breaking Bad and you have what has to be about the bloodiest week in TV history.


Ahh but it's mostly done by people speaking in Hispanic accents.... :D
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Postby gh » Thu May 13, 2010 9:16 am

The guy who chopped off one Mexican's legs and put an elephant-gun round through the head of the other was about as white-bread a dude as you can get.
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Postby jeremyp » Thu May 13, 2010 12:08 pm

gh wrote:The guy who chopped off one Mexican's legs and put an elephant-gun round through the head of the other was about as white-bread a dude as you can get.


Hey it was self defense!
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Postby lonewolf » Thu May 13, 2010 2:17 pm

I gotta watch this (Breaking Bad) before I get too far behind.
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Postby gh » Thu May 13, 2010 3:07 pm

You're in luck, in that it only has 13-episode seasons, so even though we're closing in on the end of Season 3, there are only 34 to catch up on. (better hurry, as of Sunday it'll be 35!)

http://www.tv.com/breaking-bad/show/747 ... inator;All
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Postby jeremyp » Thu May 13, 2010 7:15 pm

lonewolf wrote:I gotta watch this (Breaking Bad) before I get too far behind.


Do not start in the middle. This is a series to be relished from the beginning. Try Netflix.
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Postby lonewolf » Thu May 13, 2010 9:28 pm

jeremyp wrote:
lonewolf wrote:I gotta watch this (Breaking Bad) before I get too far behind.


Do not start in the middle. This is a series to be relished from the beginning. Try Netflix.

I can see that. I read the full review of the first four episodes..I don't think I am going to get around to watching all back episodes so maybe I need to watch a current episode so I can visualize the characters..
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Re: tick-tick-tick-tick-tick... got those DVRs ready? (24)

Postby Brian » Fri May 14, 2010 11:05 am

lonewolf wrote:
gh wrote:aiyeee! what a stunningly beautiful (err, I mean brutal) episode! Perhaps the most gruesome thing ever aired on network TV?

Shucks, I thought it was most tastefully done.


Hannibal Lector is nodding in agreement.

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Wondering if Jack's family will make a return appearance somewhere in the wrap-up (sorry, gh). A good story ties itself together by touching base with the intial events, in this case, the presence of Jack's granddaughter. Maybe a deathbed scene (or mind's eye montage just before the final explosion) complete with flashback to Jack's (dead after the first season) wife...?

God, we are all pretty much ghouls these days...!
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Postby lonewolf » Mon May 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Jack is wiping em out. Rusky down... saving Logan for public disgrace..
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Postby dukehjsteve » Mon May 17, 2010 6:19 pm

lonewolf wrote:Jack is wiping em out. Rusky down... saving Logan for public disgrace..


But how about Madam Prez ? How will she come out of this ?!
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Postby jeremyp » Mon May 17, 2010 6:41 pm

I just don't see Jack being welcomed back in the civilized world after this. Maybe the movie will be about Afghanistan?
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Postby lonewolf » Mon May 17, 2010 7:38 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:
lonewolf wrote:Jack is wiping em out. Rusky down... saving Logan for public disgrace..


But how about Madam Prez ? How will she come out of this ?!

Madame Prez, unofficial winner of the Naivety/Stupidity Award, will sign the Peace Accord and posthumously award Jack the CMOH with multiple oak leaf clusters as a Great American Hero.
I predict we will learn next week that the Rusky revealed the name of the Russian big wig, now enroute to the UN, who ordered the hit on Renee and will intercept or greet him there with extreme prejudice..
I dunno how we eliminate the weasel who usurped Chloe.. hopefully the "evidence" grabbed from Meredith lands in trustworthy FBI hands.. if there are any.
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Postby odelltrclan » Mon May 17, 2010 8:28 pm

Jack must have been one horny SOB for Renee. He is now taking out all of civilization. He may end up offing more folk in NYC than the dirty bomb would have killed. This is a combination of Rambo/ Jason Bourne / and the character in No Way Out.
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Postby jhc68 » Mon May 17, 2010 8:46 pm

Jack has become Darth Vader, black mask, heavy breathing and all!
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Postby Brian » Mon May 17, 2010 10:09 pm

odelltrclan wrote:Jack must have been one horny SOB for Renee.



Well, it had been a while...

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[Actually, in Jack's mind, Renee was Jack; he was out to save himself by saving her, the redemption idea extended to another similar person headed down a similar (wrong/damned) path. Good feelings for one person shifted to anger towards others: Emotional transference is, in this case, a deadly thing...]


I just wonder--with all the punches, kicks, gouges, tasers, and car battery/jumper cables used on Jack's gonads throughout the series--how anything down there still works.
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Postby lonewolf » Tue May 18, 2010 6:36 am

Jack has remarkable recovery and possibly regenerative powers. :D
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Postby Daisy » Tue May 18, 2010 6:44 am

lonewolf wrote:Jack has remarkable recovery and possibly regenerative powers. :D


He does get a week off between each hour :P
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Postby jhc68 » Wed May 19, 2010 6:44 am

Am I mistaken or did Jack get stabbed twice within 24 hours this time around? :shock:
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Postby gh » Wed May 19, 2010 6:59 am

Somewhere, Clint Eastwood is smiling, as everybody is making Jack's day.

The fireplace poker to the stomach was a nice touch. The body count is going up so fast that we don't even get to see all the deeds anymore; just a nice pan across a room of mass mayhem.
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Postby lonewolf » Wed May 19, 2010 7:26 am

jhc68 wrote:Am I mistaken or did Jack get stabbed twice within 24 hours this time around? :shock:

Maybe it was in the old wound, which I don't remember as being treated, and doesn't count as twice.
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Postby lonewolf » Wed May 19, 2010 7:29 am

gh wrote:Somewhere, Clint Eastwood is smiling, as everybody is making Jack's day.

The fireplace poker to the stomach was a nice touch. The body count is going up so fast that we don't even get to see all the deeds anymore; just a nice pan across a room of mass mayhem.

Yeah, color me goulish but I would like to have seen gut-stuck Jack wade through half a dozen armed baddies to get to the Rusky.. and the Rusky's final reaction...
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Postby Cooter Brown » Wed May 19, 2010 11:39 am

How about Jack taking out both the Russian and US presidents? And then framing Logan for it. That would be a hell of a finale.
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Postby gh » Wed May 19, 2010 11:48 am

whatever the finale is, you get it next week, in the traditional 2-hour wrap!

(I'm guessing Jack ends up taking a dirt nap)
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Postby Daisy » Wed May 19, 2010 11:57 am

gh wrote:I'm guessing Jack ends up taking a dirt nap


I thought there are movies coming after this?
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Postby lonewolf » Wed May 19, 2010 12:15 pm

I predict they will leave us guessing.
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Postby odelltrclan » Wed May 19, 2010 3:38 pm

Jack deserves a dirt nap. He has crossed way over the line and there is no return now. What I want to know is how has social misfit Chloe made it through all these seasons when everyone else but Jack is gone? Is the actress that plays her related to a producer of the show or something?
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Postby gh » Wed May 19, 2010 4:26 pm

Trash Chloe at your own peril!!!
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Postby odelltrclan » Wed May 19, 2010 4:45 pm

Ahhhh, the wolves come out. Now we know who has a crush on her!!!!
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Postby jeremyp » Thu May 20, 2010 7:23 am

I'm with gh on this one. I do not want my computer compromised, nor do I want drones over my house!
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Postby gh » Thu May 20, 2010 8:02 am

Nor do you want Chloe fixing you with one of her lip curls; your manhood is unusable for a week thereafter!
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Postby Brian » Fri May 21, 2010 2:33 pm

gh wrote:The body count is going up so fast that we don't even get to see all the deeds anymore; just a nice pan across a room of mass mayhem.



Extremely effective cinematic visual, IMHO. For the previous X-number of minutes, we had been wondering what's happening with Jack and/or how things will go when he gets up to the Russians' hotel room. Then, we see not the carnage itself but the results. Nice.

Question is, how did Jack let a downed enemy get the drop on him and get stabbed? My guess is that Jack let him live in order to be the guy who talks to Logan so Jack can listen in, then later had to keep the other guy alive to do the job. Otherwise, seems funny that Jack--who's been at least two steps ahead of everyone, including Chloe--should be taken so unawares.
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