The use of the term Tombstone was established early so Forstman using it was consistent although he might have also had a secondary meaning to his statement (the one being alluded to). OTOH: I also wondered if Mike was going to go to his boss and explain why he had not gone with the deal yet (ie: If/When he did he would be screwing the boss out of any part of the deal).
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It looks like they are gearing up for a major cliffhanger and plot-line reset like they did with the ending of last year's season finale and the start of this season. In terms of the review, Brad's recovery of the Cylinder Item was not mentioned. Hopefully its significance will be covered next week. At this point both Liber8 and the Freelancers look like they have had their plotlines ended. I think most of the other major plotlines are also resolved so it will be interesting to see what happens next week.
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The question of when events occur must be viewed separately from when they air in the episodes. Just because an event occurs in a 2012 episode or a 2013 one does not mean that there is a 1 year gap between these events in the story's continuity. Thus the "Three Months Earlier" caption only means that the bodies being stolen (as well as the revival) were 3 months before the events we are seeing in S3E12. The bodies being taken by the Freelancers occurred in season 1 and was a length of time after Chen died (thus the statement that it was months when he was told that he was dead for months before being revived). To see the length of time that has elapsed between events you need to view the episodes to see if they state time spans. The events in Season 3 occur over a time span of (possibly) a month. It took a few episodes to cover the replay of the week that was represented by the backwards time jump. It might be interesting to see a timeline listing of when events occurred in the different timelines.
In one of the flash forwards (I think in Season 1) Kiera was escorting (hooker) Garza to an meeting with Alec-2077.
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Margot only appears in the 3rd book ("Hannibal" which was the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs"). The story of Mason's mutilation was mentioned in this book was well as her back story. The rest of the plot referenced above occurs as present day events in the book. The action in the episode is based on the novel's back story events (and so far as the information in the novel follows that plot line).
" I love the messing with time ploy. Saw it done once on - I think - Criminal Minds, or maybe a CSI episode." How about "Mission Impossible" (from the late 60's)? This was a classic MI scam which was done more than once in that series. Not only the faking of the actual time but the phony/faked TV report was one of their tricks. I spotted the Mission Impossible setup and sat down to watch the scam progress.
I have to check but I do not think that her original intent was to sell the baby (she did not know that she was even pregnant originally). She wanted to get her powers back and the price turned out to be selling the baby in exchange for the return of her powers. The highest bidder issue came from the two people she was dealing with wanting to be the one to broker the deal.
Since they are just using the characters but telling an alternate version of the story, the fact that he was not killed until the end of Silence of the Lambs (at the end of that book, Hannibal is off to kill him after the book ends) does not count. All it means is that his story is over and he will not appear if the show gets renewed and they go to a new plot-line. There are a large number of plotting differences between this show's plot and that which occurred in Red Dragon (which the credits state the show was inspired by).
"The heart, brains and courage are the price for doing this." Note that she is going for the classic attrabutes from the original story.
embarrassedtvaddict posted "I am so excited for Lisbon, I must say. It's such a pity Pike is only staying for five episodes" You have to view that "Only 5 Episodes" with the knowledge that there are only 6 more episodes this season. Thus unless CBS renews the show, he will only be missing from the series finale. I hope that the produces have filmed a satisfactory series ender (to use in lieu of a season ender) just in case CBS (which has screwed this show over with the move to Sunday and their inability to run the show at a constant time due to the non-implementation of the "Heidi Bowl" option for sports feeds that run over their scheduled time slot) keeps them hanging on if the show will be renewed or not. CBS used to handle the spots overrun by cutting back on 60 minutes segments (and running the omitted reports the next week) to get back on schedule.
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