History Headscratchers / TheWildWildWest

20th Sep '16 10:08:00 PM Cindylover1969
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* "The Night Of The Puppeteer": All right, who exactly is providing the voices of the puppets? And why does one of them call Jim out ''by the name'' in the teaser?
15th Sep '16 10:15:28 PM Cindylover1969
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"The Night Of The Watery Death": Why does Dominique remain on a boat which she knows is going to be hit with a torpedo, the homing device for which she has on her person? Why doesn't she just hide it on the boat and make a discreet escape? It's a small compact, and no one would be expecting that kind of attack. And why risk going down of the ship.

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"The Night Of The Watery Death": Why does Dominique remain on a boat which she knows is going to be hit with a torpedo, the homing device for which she has on her person? Why doesn't she just hide it on the boat and make a discreet escape? It's a small compact, and no one would be expecting that kind of attack. And why risk going down of with the ship.ship? [[spoiler: Granted no one gets killed in the first sinking, but there's no guarantee her luck would have held out on future missions.]]
15th Sep '16 10:12:55 PM Cindylover1969
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"The Night Of The Watery Death": Why does Dominique remain on a boat which she knows is going to be hit with a torpedo, the homing device for which she has on her person? Why doesn't she just hide it on the boat and make a discreet escape? It's a small compact, and no one would be expecting that kind of attack. And why risk going down of the ship.
23rd Aug '16 9:57:10 PM Cindylover1969
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* In "The Night Of The Tottering Tontine," there's no real reason (besides [[TheCastShowoff, you know]])for Artie to be there disguised as Scotsman "Angus [=MacGordon=]," since the ''entire group'' is fully aware of the presence of the Secret Service.

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* In "The Night Of The Tottering Tontine," there's no real reason (besides [[TheCastShowoff, (besides... [[TheCastShowoff you know]])for know]]) for Artie to be there disguised as Scotsman "Angus [=MacGordon=]," since the ''entire group'' is fully aware of the presence of the Secret Service.
23rd Aug '16 9:55:36 PM Cindylover1969
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* In "The Night Of The Tottering Tontine," there's no real reason (besides [[TheCastShowoff, you know]])for Artie to be there disguised as Scotsman "Angus [=MacGordon=]," since the ''entire group'' is fully aware of the presence of the Secret Service.
18th Apr '14 7:40:13 PM Wrangler0Rourke
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* How does their telegraph receive messages in a moving train?
17th Mar '13 11:15:53 AM Cindylover1969
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** It seems to have been written with filling up time before the last freeze-frame as more of a concern than story sense, as the episode was running short (the scene where Artie tries cherries jubilee with molasses and [[BlatantLies loves it]] has "tag" [[IncrediblyLamePun written all over it]]).
21st Jan '13 7:52:12 PM Tarlonniel
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21st Jan '13 7:50:05 PM Tarlonniel
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* What's going on in the poker game at the end of "The Night of the Running Death"? First off, the fact that Artie is losing so badly seems out of character for him, but are we actually supposed to assume that Jim is cheating somehow (which is hinted at, but seems equally out of character)? Secondly, is Artie's flipping of the table supposed to be some kind of attempt at cheating on his part, as Jim's reaction seems to indicate? That makes no sense - the table is specially rigged to keep everything on its surface(s) in place even when turned upside-down, as Artie well knows. Are we supposed to assume he just ''forgot''? Thirdly, why does Artie get such a big grin on his face when he looks at his new hand, and why does Jim then start looking between Artie and his own cards in apparent dismay? Did Artie pick up an unbeatable hand and decide not to even bother bluffing anymore? How did Jim know it wasn't a bluff? All very odd.

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* What's going on in the poker game at the end of "The Night of the Running Death"? First off, the fact that Artie is losing so badly seems out of character for him, but are we actually supposed to assume that Jim is cheating somehow (which is hinted at, but seems equally out of character)? Secondly, is Artie's flipping of the table supposed to be some kind of attempt at cheating on his part, as Jim's reaction seems to indicate? That makes no sense - the table is specially rigged to keep everything on its surface(s) in place even when turned upside-down, as Artie well knows. Are we supposed to assume he just ''forgot''? Thirdly, why does Artie get such a big grin on his face when he looks at his new hand, and why does Jim then start looking between Artie and his own cards in apparent dismay? Did Artie pick up an unbeatable hand and decide not to even bother bluffing anymore? How did Jim know it wasn't a bluff? All very odd.
5th Jan '13 4:08:35 PM Tarlonniel
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* The final act of "The Night of the Lord of Limbo" makes absolutely no sense at all. Colonel Vautrain's plot to assassinate General Grant at Vicksburg is foiled when a cannon shell smashes into his mansion (where he was laying a trap for Grant), crushing his legs and detonating his cache of explosives prematurely. That cannon shot didn't happen in the original Battle of Vicksburg (since Grant used his house as a base and it's still standing in the present), and nothing he, West, or Gordon did caused it, so apparently history just spontaneously altered itself specifically to screw with this one guy. Then, when West and Gordon escape back into the present, they return to find Vautrain's mansion on fire. Why? If it was destroyed by an explosion in 1863, shouldn't they return to find a bombed out ruin? Has it been burning for the better part of a decade? Did Vautrain's daughter set it for some reason? It's like the writers just decided that adding TimeTravel to the plot gave them a license to toss out all semblance of logic or cause and effect in writing the ending.

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* The final act of "The Night of the Lord of Limbo" Limbo":
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makes absolutely no sense at all. Colonel Vautrain's plot to assassinate General Grant at Vicksburg is foiled when a cannon shell smashes into his mansion (where he was laying a trap for Grant), crushing his legs and detonating his cache of explosives prematurely. That cannon shot didn't happen in the original Battle of Vicksburg (since Grant used his house as a base and it's still standing in the present), and nothing he, West, or Gordon did caused it, so apparently history just spontaneously altered itself specifically to screw with this one guy. Then, when West and Gordon escape back into the present, they return to find Vautrain's mansion on fire. Why? If it was destroyed by an explosion in 1863, shouldn't they return to find a bombed out ruin? Has it been burning for the better part of a decade? Did Vautrain's daughter set it for some reason? It's like the writers just decided that adding TimeTravel to the plot gave them a license to toss out all semblance of logic or cause and effect in writing the ending.
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