When Shaw was still working for Northern Lights/Research we saw that the Relevant numbers were world wide. Finch and Reese are based in NYC so that is why their numbers are NYC centric. There was an implication in the episode where Shaw was introduced ("Relevant") that she was not the only one being used to handle numbers (although she was shown to be being used to go after those who knew of the machine). Reese was sent out of NYC when he was hunting for Finch after Root kidnapped him. He also was sent out of NYC (but stayed in the NYC metro area) for some of the numbers. Root's mission (as it has been from the start) is to go after those who are attempting to control/misuse the Machine and its reports.
While I agree, the prior killings that Nick did were when he was wearing his Grimm hat and going after the monsters. This case was one where HE was the monster and he kill a normal human. Even as a Zombie he maintained enough control that he did not attack anyone but only defended himself if attacked. IOW: This killing was self defense.
"The execution of witches by burning at the stake - purely European? Those guys are so exotic. "
And accurate! I was gripping during the episode when the perp was going to burn her since I was already aware that the practice of burning witches was NOT an actual practice in the Salem Witch Trials. I was happy to see them correct this popular misconception.
"Gibbs is getting a little predictable with the elevator: when he rushed to join Porter, you just knew he was going to hit that button."
I loved how when he flipped the "Stop Button" her reaction was to say that she had thought that his doing this (to hold a private conference) was an Urban Legend and she was surprised to see it was true.
I loved Root's comment that the Machine is has now added a 3rd classification of people to report on - The original Relevants (Shaw and Research/Northern Lights) and the Irrelevants (Finch/Reese) and now Danger to the Machine (handled by Root). As to why Root is following the Machine, I see it as her recognition that the Machine is rewarding her for her single handed dedication to her mission to protect it and stop it from being a slave. Note that it declared her to be the new SysAdmin (or whatever) at the end of the prior season. Note also she has her own tracking Icon (Yellow and Black) while the others have pure Yellow (Root was also Yellow until this season) and Blue (Shaw until she resigned from Research and now is a Yellow).
Ressler (the Male Agent) is a fool and a loose cannon. They want to capture Gina Zanetakos yet he shoots her (risking her life) instead of using a Taser on her. I know that it was for dramatic purposes but that does not justify the non-use of the non-lethal Taser Gun.
Troubled posted "Jennifer (I reckon she's the new barn rep, the new agent howard)".
William seemed to me to be a better candidate to be the replacement for (or other version of) Agent Howard.
OTOH: If she is the new Barn representative, that explains why she could hear it as well as her history of the Agent Howard being involved with her adoption (so far as the records she produced claim).
I do not think he as lost the ability to spoof the tracking device. Mozzzie did it once and all he needs to do now is just get the new signal ID to spoof.
Given what happened to her this week, I think that Liz should look into being "Chipped" like Red is (so she can be tracked like he is). OTOH: That could introduce problems in situations like Episode 3 where his chip was spotted by the search wand. I still say that the child in the pilot should have been chipped (it would have made it easier to locate her once kidnapped) since they knew an attempt was going to be made.
There was a comment about Red putting his hands behind his head when the FBI barges in. He did this in the park in the pilot after the bomb expert defused the bomb and left with it. This action seems to be his signature when he has gone solo and is reconnecting with the FBI.
As to the box in Liz's home, I get the impression that the home was her husband's from before they married. The hiding place needed to be created before the carpet was laid (it was laid not a free floating "throw" one). That would mean that creating it (and planting the box) would otherwise require pulling up the rug and then be installing it.
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