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Old 08-02-2013, 09:42
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I've really enjoyed SW, but found this latest one disappointing, the storyline is ridiculous and it's pretty obvious where it's going. I also found bits of it a bit uncomfortable, in a poor Taliban kind of way
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:12
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The notion that they were going to go to Afghanistan and work out who did it seemed more even more batty to me than usual for SW.

What were they planning to do - crawl round the Taliban strongholds taking fingerprints and DNA cheek scrapes? Where were they planning to store all their blood samples etc. - in those solar-driven refrigerators?

So the only way there could even be a shred of a plot was if the culprit was someone on the 'friendly' side, which seemed sadly predictable. And why on earth would the soldier at the start want to know 'who dun it', when all the other families whose sons have died,are grateful just to get the body back?

And is it perfectly OK to close the Lyall Centre while the three principals go off abroad together?

Try as I might, I just can't suspend disbelief on this one!
Anyone else thinking the British Taliban guy is the one they think is dead? Dan?
This is unbelievable really, that the three of them can just go swanning off somewhere abroad, let alone Afghanistan!!

As soon as I heard the English accent I thought it was the 'dead' guy, although they have confirmed the body is the missing solder for definite, DNA??
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:31
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This programme has always been far fetched, but lately, each episode just becomes more absurd.

Pathologists are not detectives, and do not interview suspects, and witnesses, or make their own enquiries.

The concept of them all jetting off to Afghanistan to solve a six year old killing of a soldier is ridiculous.

Who is doing all the PMs, and pathology work back home? Although, they never have anything other than one or two cases on at a time anyway. No wonder their funding has been looked at.

I have to keep watching though to see how much further into the realms of fantasy they can take this.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:32
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This is unbelievable really, that the three of them can just go swanning off somewhere abroad, let alone Afghanistan!!

As soon as I heard the English accent I thought it was the 'dead' guy, although they have confirmed the body is the missing solder for definite, DNA??

I must have missed that bit. Perhaps I'd fell asleep by then out of sheer boredom.

It's OK to have one or two unrealistic events in SW but last night's episode beggars belief. It was unrealistic from start to finish.

I think the English speaking Taliban member is the missing soldier too.

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:45
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Oh poo. You're probably right.
Didn't think of that
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Old 08-02-2013, 13:04
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So Leo and Nikki are godparents as they are medical experts?

If i just had a baby, don't think I'd want 2 pathologists on standby!
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Old 08-02-2013, 13:19
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So Leo and Nikki are godparents as they are medical experts?

If i just had a baby, don't think I'd want 2 pathologists on standby!
Let's hope the baby isn't having any health problems right now. Its two 'medical asset' godparents are not exactly available!
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Old 08-02-2013, 13:19
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The notion that they were going to go to Afghanistan and work out who did it seemed more even more batty to me than usual for SW.

What were they planning to do - crawl round the Taliban strongholds taking fingerprints and DNA cheek scrapes? Where were they planning to store all their blood samples etc. - in those solar-driven refrigerators?

So the only way there could even be a shred of a plot was if the culprit was someone on the 'friendly' side, which seemed sadly predictable. And why on earth would the soldier at the start want to know 'who dun it', when all the other families whose sons have died,are grateful just to get the body back?

And is it perfectly OK to close the Lyall Centre while the three principals go off abroad together?

Try as I might, I just can't suspend disbelief on this one!
Yes, that was the last straw for me. I can accept some ridiculous story lines, but this one was a step too far.
Goodbye SW, you provided some fine entertainment over the years, but now you've turned into a complete farce.
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Old 08-02-2013, 13:24
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That made me lol.
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:10
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I am loving the new Silent Witness with David Caves, although I also loved it with Tom Ward. Does anyone know anything about the new guy ?
Theatre actor for seven years, and very good at it. Member of the RSC (I smiled when they mentioned Stratford and the RSC in the third story of this series.) I was lucky enough to see him as Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew last year - he was outstanding. I believe he is going out with Kate Dillon from Cranford, who played Kate opposite his Petruccio (but I may not be correct about that). I far far prefer him to Harry, as I've mentioned before. SW is his first tv role.

Oh, but I love Leo...I have a total 'thing' for him.
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:36
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Say in the paper Leo is leaving

So is he dead tonight? Or leave in last episode of show?
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:39
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Theatre actor for seven years, and very good at it. Member of the RSC (I smiled when they mentioned Stratford and the RSC in the third story of this series.) I was lucky enough to see him as Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew last year - he was outstanding. I believe he is going out with Kate Dillon from Cranford, who played Kate opposite his Petruccio (but I may not be correct about that). I far far prefer him to Harry, as I've mentioned before. SW is his first tv role.

Oh, but I love Leo...I have a total 'thing' for him.
I always liked Harry and Leo,( love Nikki). But I really like Jack, at first it was bit one dimensional, but I think the actor is super charismatic and is a more balanced ensamble personality wise.
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:42
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And they filmed this afghan case is Spain

Who will take lead/ charge now? Niki or someone new?
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:43
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Say in the paper Leo is leaving

So is he dead tonight? Or leave in last episode of show?
My theory:
he does not die but decides to stay in afghanistan or helping in developing countries in some sort. That is why Nikki is sad as he will not there for her anymore because he does not come back to Lyall centre. He may die I suppose as well or instead of .
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:46
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Last night was so good we are debating whether to actually watch tonights episode or a re-run of Toy Story
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Old 08-02-2013, 19:56
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And they filmed this afghan case is Spain

Who will take lead/ charge now? Niki or someone new?
I thought as much!
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Old 08-02-2013, 20:00
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Leo is leaving??? Nooooooo. I didn't care about Harry, but I will really miss Leo
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:29
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Remarkable recovery from Leo.

Couple of scratches; no broken bones.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:30
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I hope this won't end in tragedy
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:32
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scratches look stuck on Leo's face
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:33
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ok I dont know where this is going now!
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:52
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What is the significance of the feet? They keep showing feet, either bare feet standing around the grave, bare feet of the dead Taliban, dead feet of Sean.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:56
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What a complete load of tosh that was.

I really thought it was getting back on track last week but that's me finished with this pile of ludicrous crap.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:57
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well that is Leo gone!
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:57
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No Leo!!!!
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