History Headscratchers / MissionImpossible

25th Aug '17 11:46:04 PM benda
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*** Quoting it or not, the matter of the biblical name Job - and the fact that Ethan actually managed to contact Max via a biblical forum and email - probably provides enough of a link.

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*** Quoting it or not, the matter of the biblical name Job (especially in conjuction with a specific verse and chapter) - and the fact that Ethan actually managed to contact Max via a biblical forum and email - probably provides enough of a link.
25th Aug '17 11:45:26 PM benda
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**** Quoting it or not, the matter of the biblical name Job - and the fact that Ethan actually managed to contact Max via a biblical forum and email - probably provides enough of a link.
25th Aug '17 11:39:12 PM benda
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*** I doubt it was Kittridge who planted the Bible - if he'd done that, he could have deduced Jim's true role in just the way Ethan did.
25th Aug '17 11:30:05 PM benda
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*** To add insult to injury, he actually ''gets promoted'' for it. Apparently IMF operates under the principles of Ancient Sparta - you're free to steal as long as you manage to pull it off without getting caught.
25th Aug '17 11:28:35 PM benda
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**** But did Ethan know about that? That she not only had some identities but had it right there on her laptop, not somewhere on the Internet? After all, she mustn't have had time to thoroughly check the list - if she did, she could as well just memorize at least part of the list...
18th Jul '17 9:04:56 AM nightkiller
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** Cinnamon went on her missions without the hours of professional makeup and hairstyling, designer wardrobe, and expert lighting that are used for her cover shoots.sp

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** Cinnamon went on her missions without the hours of professional makeup and hairstyling, designer wardrobe, and expert lighting that are used for her cover shoots.sp


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** It is likely Grant (like Phil Morris) was born sometime before the original series began and Barney and Grant's mother were no longer together at the time of the events portrayed.
11th Jun '17 5:10:54 PM MitchellTF
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** Also likely paying the bit-players who only show up in one episode. I mean, one guy was there just because he was supposed to be tortured! You'd want to make sue he is set for life.
14th Aug '16 8:39:08 PM Lightning4119
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*** Jim seems at least a ''little'' religious, since he tosses "thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" at Ethan (of course, this is after he breaks several of the other commandments, so glass houses). Might be some link there. Now, why Ethan would make the link between Jim taking a Bible with him and Jim being Job considering Max tells him Job doesn't quote scripture, we don't know.



** The whole opening mission is a mole hunt. If everybody on the team is killed then the CIA goes "wait a minute, then who was the mole we were looking for?" They would have to investigate further to determine what happened, possibly discovering Jim's true role. By delivering Ethan as the mole Jim has a better chance at a clean get away because he's giving the CIA what they expected to find with this op and they can move on.

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** The whole opening mission is a mole hunt. If everybody on the team is killed then the CIA goes "wait a minute, then who was the mole we were looking for?" They would have to investigate further to determine what happened, possibly discovering Jim's true role. By delivering Ethan as the mole Jim has a better chance at a clean get away because he's giving the CIA what they expected to find with this op and they can move on.on.
*** Expanding on the clean getaway - if Ethan is alive, they have their fall guy and can relax a little, although they'd look for Jim's body because (obviously) you don't just leave something like that lying around. Might even leave it to the Prague police while they take care of Ethan. If Ethan is dead and Jim's body is missing, they'll focus a little more on finding the missing corpse that happens to still be walking around, because a handful of corpses and two (counting Claire) bodies missing, then that's a problem that they have to investigate further, complicating matters for Jim's escape and making the deal.
9th Jul '16 3:02:32 PM KaiYves
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** Maybe he takes part in the aforementioned fake online Bible discussions and wanted what he posted to be accurate?
2nd Jan '16 10:40:41 AM Dragon101
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** Max is an arms dealer- she is buying and selling illegal merchandise all the time, so she needs some sort of secret way for new buyers and sellers to contact her since she can't exactly advertise it publicly. She and her contacts are using internet sites as a front for that purpose. Jim found this out, and contacted her through it, then left breadcrumbs for Ethan to realise it himself (though in the film it is actually Kittridge that tells Ethan about Job 3:14, so this was probably a BatmanGambit on his part, gambling that he would inform Ethan about Job- he did plant the Drake Hotel Bible exactly opposite the laptop in his office so Ethan could see it however).



** The whole opening mission is a mole hunt. If everybody on the team is killed then the CIA goes "wait a minute, then who was the mole we were looking for?" They would have to investigate further to determine what happened, possibly discovering Jim's true role. By delivering Ethan as the mole Jim has a better chance at a clean get away because he's giving the CIA what they expected to find with this op and they can move on.

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** The whole opening mission is a mole hunt. If everybody on the team is killed then the CIA goes "wait a minute, then who was the mole we were looking for?" They would have to investigate further to determine what happened, possibly discovering Jim's true role. By delivering Ethan as the mole Jim has a better chance at a clean get away because he's giving the CIA what they expected to find with this op and they can move on.
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