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I have to back you up on that one, ebau. Whenever a sensational story idea like this comes up, it's just a damned good idea for the writers to research the hell out of it first before going forward. It's easy to imagine how it happened: they bring it to GG, everyone gets all enthusiastic, and they just create the story. I mean, every time someone says something outlandish and crazy about liberals or conservatives in the political discussion forums I frequent, the first thing I ask is: how do you know it's true? Have you checked? And then right after I do just that, and usually come back with confirmation of a hoax, straight from snopes. It just makes good sense to do the research. I'm sure they could've come up with something just as entertaining had they done so. Maybe they could have made the police sergeant just a tad ignorant, and evolved the story from there.

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That's a great theory, Az fan. Never thought of it - but you could be right. The other thing I wondered about was the type of flowers Abby received. At first I thought they might have been black dahlias (which would have put an interesting spin on her mindset) but then landed on black roses - pictured below. The choice is still quite metal for her, appealing both to her as a woman and as a goth.

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That's exactly the name of the episode - I linked to it in the review, by the way. Strictly speaking, her behavior in that episode was worthy of disbarment - the only reason the story worked and she retained her standing as a lawyer was that she wasn't caught.

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This Bishop lover won't. I'm happy that Gibbs finally put his foot down about that. He's there to lead, not accommodate. (Though frankly, as her boss, I'd have been okay with her sitting on the floor or on top of her desk to process. But that's me, and I'm not in the military, so….)

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Disagree with you about Bishop - I've loved her from the start. (Which isn't a surprise to anyone, I know). I emphatically agree with you about the science types on these shows, however. Sebastian Lund just bugs the heck out of me. He's trying to pull off cute or quirky, and failing miserably. Bring back the keyboardist - now there's an M.E. assistant I can get on board with!

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No, I'm not nearly that brilliant, Emma. I pulled the burning car example out of my head. ;)

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Fascinating info! I can well imagine that Gary Glasberg's email inbox is getting flooded right about now.

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Do you think Juliette's going to help Nick get his Grimm powers back? I'm doubtful: she's already made her preference known, and so finally at the end of the last episode we learn that he can't possibly get them back unless she agrees with whatever plan they've come up with. This could be the beginning of the end of the relationship between Nick and Juliette. P.S. LOVED the Jewish folklore bit. That was cool.

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I agree: first chance he gets, he's not going to try and escape anymore - that door is closed to him. He'll try and off himself.

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Very interesting comment! As for the unsub: he was a juvenile, I think, and unless the D.A. and judge agree that he should be charged as an adult, he'd be tried as a juvie and do soft time. At least that's what his expectation was when he was in the hospital bed, talking with his friend. As for the internet - there are teens and there are full grown adults, including seniors who haven't yet figured out that putting your real name out there, taking selfies and talking about your plans for the day just makes you a target. Most people with whom we interact are benign and won't take advantage….but it only takes one person to ruin a life. I remember a friend telling me about a former boyfriend who became her stalker. She didn't use social media or anything - but this guy was outside her dorm all the time, sending her messages and basically obsessing over her, despite her telling him to stop. She went to the police but they couldn't do much because he hadn't actually done anything overtly wrong. It messed her up - and as I said, all of this was done without the benefit of social media. Multiply that times 100 when you bring Facebook and Twitter and Instagram into the mix. Social media can be used in a safe way, but it takes some setup and thinking to do it right. Like taking advantage of ALL of the privacy controls; being willing to say "no" to strangers who want to friend you; keeping your group of online friends limited to those who you actually know; not taking pictures of yourself everywhere (don't forget the meta-data that Garcia mentioned - tagged information like where you are, etc. means stalkers can find you in a hurry). A lot of people even use pseudonyms instead of the real name. And it's not only stalkers that come into play too: future employers can easily see what you've been up to all of your life (or least weekend), and can and will make hiring/firing decisions on that basis. Happens all the time. Best bet: use the net but do it with a LOT of thought and wisdom.