I kept flashing on a Phil Foglio line put in as an aside to the reader. As best I can remember it, "Every author is entitled to one completely implausible coincidence per story. The writer has decided to cash his in now."
Given that buy-in rate, the entire NBC lineup is now in hock through 2014.
You'd think that an organization that wants to guide the whole world for its own good would be more than a dozen or so customer service representatives sitting like bots in a little room.
Having seen some of the higher personnel in action, I think 'for its own good' is now off the boards.
You'd think that an organization that's been shaping the course of events all over the world for over 50 years would be, I don't know...organized!
So you've never seen a session of Congress?
You'd think that an organization that has operatives all around the world would be able to find a replacement for Tom before all hell broke loose.
Having major trouble with this one. It's like saying that either there's only one person trained to run the town, it's impossible to get people in and out on short notice, or (as you noted) the group is a lot smaller than first thought. If they have the resources, then they should have the personnel -- unless there's some ridiculous skimming going on.
You'd think that an organization that wanted to find a level ten candidate to act as their psycho-killer would find a better way than to recruit in the priesthood. Plenty of psycho-killers out there.
The idea might to be to take someone of strong devotion and loyalty, then twist it so that it's all working for you. Sociopaths tend to go off on their own when things get boring.
You'd think that if Joe wanted to undress Janet, he'd find a better way than to hang her over the edge. Gotta admit, her push-up bra offered her a lot of support!
But if he'd held her out there for eighteen hours and one minute...
You'd think that a tough-as-nails ex-con wouldn't admit that an ordinary housewife is the "only one here that they didn't break" and that Janet was tougher than her.
I can seen Erika as saying it. I don't see her as having the motivation to do so. She's been the least tested within the confines of the town. (Prison experience counted separately.) Unless something's been happening to her just out of sight, this should be a vacation when compared to Death Row.
You'd think that, since the town is "still in the Northern Hemisphere" then Renbe and Kat would need to walk for more than one night to go from a South American Jungle to the edge of town. I saw that coming as soon as they started running in the woods but come on!
Did I say 2014? I meant 2015.
You'd think that the director of a world leading organization would be able to find a stand-in to sit in jail waiting for Renbe to finally show up rather than leave her cushy office and do it herself.
Not much for micromanaging, huh?
- The script is full of holes.
As long as the town doesn't have one in the center. A hole with a big stone cork stuck in it.