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Old 09-02-2013, 23:34
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I just watched the last episode. I finally screwed up the courage to watch the last scenes. OMG how could they have written him out like that?! They actually have him arguing with a suicide bomber when the normal instinct would have been to run, get as far away as possible as fast as possible...? That scene was so stupid, I was almost shouting at the scriptwiters! At least if he had just been caught up in an explosion it would have made sense. But to have him put himself in harms way so pointlessly... Beggars belief...

OK that's over with. Maybe they ought to reinvent SW as 'Silent Witness: adventures in criminal pathology'. Then they could go anywhere a bit like Medecins sans Frontieres. They could be free lancers working anywhere and in any manner (forensics, police detection, social workers etc) that might have some tnuous connection to pathology. Abit like they have for the past 17 years. Except they wouldn't have the inconvenient pretence of being a formal set up stuck in a lab. They could be the Indiana Jones of pathology etc.

Goodbye Harry and Leo, the old SW. May you RIP.

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Old 10-02-2013, 00:09
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that was a really sad ending
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:14
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Is Sam Ryan dead in the series? If not they should have had Nikki reading a eulogy from her or Harry.
Sam Ryan wasn't killed off, but I doubt if they'd have bothered having her back for the funeral when they didn't even have Harry (who'd worked closely with Leo for years until shortly before his death).
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:16
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I just watched the last episode. I finally screwed up the courage to watch the last scenes. OMG how could they have written him out like that?! They actually have him arguing with a suicide bomber when the normal instinct would have been to run, get as far away as possible as fast as possible...? That scene was so stupid, I was almost shouting at the scriptwiters! At least if he had just been caught up in an explosion it would have made sense. But to have him put himself in harms way so pointlessly... Beggars belief...
Leo didn't put himself in harms way pointlessly. He was trying to save everyone else there and the water project.
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:23
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I just watched the last episode. I finally screwed up the courage to watch the last scenes. OMG how could they have written him out like that?! They actually have him arguing with a suicide bomber when the normal instinct would have been to run, get as far away as possible as fast as possible...? That scene was so stupid, I was almost shouting at the scriptwiters! At least if he had just been caught up in an explosion it would have made sense. But to have him put himself in harms way so pointlessly...
Why did you have to screw up the courage to watch a TV drama on your screen?
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:30
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Sam Ryan wasn't killed off, but I doubt if they'd have bothered having her back for the funeral when they didn't even have Harry (who'd worked closely with Leo for years until shortly before his death).
That's why I said eulogy - Nikki could've read a speech of condolence out by Sam or Harry.
I didn't expect them to get the actors back for one scene.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:10
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That's why I said eulogy - Nikki could've read a speech of condolence out by Sam or Harry.
I didn't expect them to get the actors back for one scene.
Ah. Sorry, misunderstood you.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:14
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Only just caught up with the second episode, Did not no Leo was leaving

Had worked out the English speaking Taliban soldier was the missing soldier.

Thought Nikki was very quick to blame Nugent and his team for killing one of the prisoners, she jumped to conclusions pretty quickly without any evidence and went off on one. Then when Nugent was murdered never battered an eyelid or said I was wrong.

Hope when it comes back, they have someone new in charge.

Did notice you never seem to see the same police person in more than two episodes.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:39
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Will there be a new character? According to Wikipedia, Clarissa is 'Dr. Clarissa Mullery', so perhaps we already have our complement of three medical professionals?

Will leave Nikki doing an awful lot of post-mortems, though.
Most Pathologists do far more PMs than the three of them put together ever do. Thier job is Pathology, not Police work, or selective detective work around the world.

This has surely become as far fetched as it possibly can, and maybe a new series should try to show a degree of reality.

Pathologists, Police, Forensic scientists etc tend to work well together, but in tv shows, there is always conflict, with whoever the the show is about, doing all the work, whilst all the others are dimwits.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:48
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The BBC PR machine mentions that Nikki and Jack will be back next year but what about Clarissa? This season has been all about Clarissa for me - what doesn't that woman know lol
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:02
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She's got a bit of a gob though.
Believe me, in a place like that the last people you p1ss off are those in charge of looking after you. Nikki has a lot to learn about when not to shout your mouth off !!!!!
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:54
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A bit of shark-jumping in that final story!
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:59
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Wonder if, with all the forensic scientists joining the crew, it will end up a bit like that turkey from hell - The Body Farm - that wasn't recommissioned? It's not as if SW has ever sought to reflect what goes on in a path lab. I blame Quincy!
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Old 10-02-2013, 22:50
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Most Pathologists do far more PMs than the three of them put together ever do. Thier job is Pathology, not Police work, or selective detective work around the world.

This has surely become as far fetched as it possibly can, and maybe a new series should try to show a degree of reality.

Pathologists, Police, Forensic scientists etc tend to work well together, but in tv shows, there is always conflict, with whoever the the show is about, doing all the work, whilst all the others are dimwits.
I don't imagine a drama series centring on pathologists would ever be very realistic - the reality would not make for much of a series. It's always been as unrealistic as this; you either accept it and go with it or you don't.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:39
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Why did you have to screw up the courage to watch a TV drama on your screen?
Because if you've watched it and loved it for the 17 years of its life then one of the favourite characters gets killed off like that it can hurt...

And in answer to a previous comment, anyone who thinks they can talk a suicide bomber from blowing themselves up by talking sense to them had better think again. When those people are around, you just run for it... Fanaticism cannot be reasoned with... esp. when its suicidal and murderous.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:55
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A bit of shark-jumping in that final story!
Yes, I think the shark was comprehensively jumped!

Nonsense, but entertaining nonsense.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:33
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Wonder if, with all the forensic scientists joining the crew, it will end up a bit like that turkey from hell - The Body Farm - that wasn't recommissioned? It's not as if SW has ever sought to reflect what goes on in a path lab. I blame Quincy!
Perhaps they should recruit Sam..he was amazing lol
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:03
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I think that SW has moved into more Waking the Dead territory recently (grittier, gory storylines) trying to fill the void that was left by it.
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Old 14-02-2013, 00:16
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I think that SW has moved into more Waking the Dead territory recently (grittier, gory storylines) trying to fill the void that was left by it.
I love Waking the Dead...mainly because of Trevor Eve : )
But yes certainly the lab areas are much darker & sinister looking like WTD
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Old 25-02-2013, 23:55
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Totally agree - this programme is so unrealistic. They should leave out all the love and romance as well ! Better to have something like Whitechapel, where the police work alongside the forensic team rather than have the pathologists seemingly doing all of it.
Firstly its a drama , dramatic licence , thats what the series is, seondly if it was like Whitechapel people would call for it to be axed claiming the BBC should not be replicating what someone else does ( even if the BBC did it first)
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Old 26-02-2013, 23:44
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An update on bottomgate (sorry!) from a 2012 story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/21587212
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Old 29-12-2013, 16:00
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When is the season opening coming on?
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Old 29-12-2013, 16:08
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When is the season opening coming on?
Jan 2nd rtms, so not long now......
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Old 02-01-2014, 21:13
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Emilia Fox looking as stunning as ever
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Old 02-01-2014, 21:18
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I do wonder what is the point of HDTV when muppet broadcasters decide to soften the image like its been shot through greaseproof paper.
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