When Rebecca called Wes at the end of the episode, when she told him to look at the wall, we can see the Wes's cell and it was green and red, like he never really answered the cellphone.
I have a question cause I do not live in the USA so I dont know or understand the US judicial system or law system. In this episode I noticed that the prosecutor and the defense attorney in this case Annalise, both of them interviewed possible jurors for the boy's case. Can you do thatt in the USA for real? I mean that the attornies speak with the jurors before the trial begin? I thought that can be done well I never seen that before. But I dont know if cause thi sis a show it is make belief or the show is done based sometimes on true and real facts.
Yes. The process is called "voir dire"--French words for "to see" and "to say/to tell." Each attorney has the right to question potential jurors to make sure their life experiences don't raise any bias. For example, if a potential juror identifies as gay and the case involves a "gay bashing", such a juror might be biased and would be excused. Each attorney is allowed a certain number of "challenges", either for cause or not, which would excuse a juror from serving on a particular case. It might also interest you to learn that although lawyers can be asked to report to court as potential jurors, they are usually "challenged" and therefore excused. What's even more interesting is that close contacts of lawyers could also be excused. A friend of mine has always been excused from serving as a juror because her sister is a lawyer. FYI, I'm not a lawyer, but I'm willing to bet that most of the folks reading this have served as a juror in the US at least once, or have at least seen the process firsthand, and would agree with me. What's not quite accurate is the class she teaches. To quote a commenter who did go to law school, presumably in the US: "I have never had nor ever seen a law professor like her and that is not a [first-year] criminal law class. You have to learn the law before you can practice it. It was more like an evidence class mixed with a criminal procedure class."--kris47 from episode 1
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I think this person is right. The students are alreayd practicing the law and I believe they are in the first year oif law, is that correct? So they really do not know anything about the law and they are alreayd out working as if they are lawyers working on cases as fi they already know the information and have experience..
Yes...they are first-year law students (in the US, law school is usually for 3 years). The 5 students who are working as interns at the professor's own law firm are learning a bit more by working for her, but even so, they're still not allowed to practice law and the academic content of the class isn't completely appropriate for any first-year student, intern or not.
"She will premiere on October 31 as Bree, a former acquaintance of Bree’s"..... A direct quote from the article and it makes NO sense.
Loved your questions and everyone's responses, including yours, PTVJ/Christine and Mary Lou!!! I, too, loved Nathan/Rick as Tea Party Princes and mentor/detective with the children--and with Stana/Kate--and the two of them working together with Jason!!! I thought that Mrs. RUIZ was wonderfully played!!! Molly/Alexis end scene was sweet--including her hug with Nathan/Rick!!! I found Alexis quite understandably over the top!!! Of the ice cream flavors mentioned, Sweet Potato/Torched Marshmallows and Late Night Snack sound yummy--and I love any caramel/sea salt/chocolate combo!!!
I love the format of the episodes. It breaks up the monotony. It gives you an event and then it goes back and shows you what led up to the events. Its way more fun seeing the flash forwards that drop clues here and there and piece it together yourself. If we'd just had 1 flash forward and just straight shows it'd be boring and a lot of little details about that night would long be forgotten. Like Wes showing up at Rebecca's place. Like the 5th intern banging at the door begging to be let in. Like the fact that the trophy keeps being given to one intern and taken away and then given to another intern and taken away. I recommend paying close attention to the flash forwards because every time they flashback it fits another piece together. By the time the past catches up to the future everyone will have their own idea of the Murderer. Its just more fun.
I definitely agree that the flash forwards serve a purpose. I think the best use of them was in the episode where we saw that Wes lied about the coin flip and that he went to see Rebecca. But it seems to be a very polarizing thing, with some people loving them and others hating them. And they certainly aren't going anywhere!
Really don't understand why Olivia would believe anything her father says. It's just sloppy writing... her father gets away with everything and is almost superhuman until he dies at the end of the season. It's predictable. And Fitz.... I'll never understand what Olivia (and some viewers) see in him. He's a horrible person and a coward. Hope Fitz dies finally this season... a dream I know, Shonda obviously can't stop shipping this weird relationship, but I truly hate his character.
Power is a powerful aphrodisiac. Liv doesn't get close to anyone in any deep sense and I think being near the president and power is what excites her as she is inside the bubble and part of the action.
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Good discussion of both positive and negative things about the episode...I def could see how Bishop could have missed not knowing the Star Trek/star wars movie reference...my partner is a high tech computer guy who hates to be around computers when he is not working....I happen to know many people who aren't NCIS fans like I am..GASP!! ;) I loved how McGhee was channeling Gibbs..it was like watching an inside joke as you had to KNOW Gibbs to get the humor of it..some of my family members could not understand why I LOL when tim said a new rule.
This episode was a heart-pounder, wasn't it? I was almost certain Root was going to die - she seemed that aware and okay with the notion. In most shows, when a character does ths, they do eventually end up dead. So it was a relief that she made it through with only a non-lethal bullet wound (though I could have sworn she was hit twice). Harold's chilling explanation of The Machine's workings and logic was real and it effectively negated Root's romantic stance - that The Machine cares and is trying to save them. They are all, at the end of the day, mere dots and pawns, meant to advance The Machine's goals. Root is right: the only real difference between The Machine and Samaritan is Harold himself. Man, what a great show! It gets you thinking.
Fitz showed us that he is truly Big Jerry's son. Poor Olivia. She realized too late how much she loves Jake.
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