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Old 03-16-14, 07:43 PM
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WITH SKOURAS AND THE FBI ON THEIR TRAIL, BO AND TATE PRESS THEIR LUCK IN ATLANTIC CITY On the run and in desperate need of money, Tate (Jake McLaughlin) takes Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) to Atlantic City, where she instantly bonds with a struggling mother and her sick child. The involvement of the FBI complicates Skouras' (Kyle MacLachlan) efforts to covertly recover Bo, while Winter (Delroy Lindo) and Channing (Jamie Chung) work to stay one step ahead. Arian Moayed also stars. Kerry Condon, Trieste Kelly Dunn and Erik Laray Harvey guest star. TV-14 V

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Episode 2 of 13?
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

Decent second episode. to a couple Banshee folks showing up.
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

I enjoyed it. The dad isn't the brightest bulb, but that gives the character room to grow. The girl is good--not annoying like some kid actors can be. And thank god they're having her act like a fairly normal kid and not some Jesus-like figure.

One gripe: How is the mom of the sick kid going to deal with that much cash? You can't just deposit that much without drawing attention from authorities. And if her employer--a casino--finds out she suddenly came into a big chunk of cash, they might think she stole from them.
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

^ Agreed. The show definitely warrants some leaps of faith from time to time. The scripts could be tightened up -- hopefully they'll work through the kinks as it moves along.
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

Think it would help telling him it's his kid vs not.

Originally Posted by Cellar Door View Post
I enjoyed it. The dad isn't the brightest bulb, but that gives the character room to grow. The girl is good--not annoying like some kid actors can be. And thank god they're having her act like a fairly normal kid and not some Jesus-like figure.

One gripe: How is the mom of the sick kid going to deal with that much cash? You can't just deposit that much without drawing attention from authorities. And if her employer--a casino--finds out she suddenly came into a big chunk of cash, they might think she stole from them.
Could not one say it was a gift and than go from there? If the Casino has no records of missing funds you would think that would not be an issue.
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

This opened up the show's mythology, now we know there are others with powers. I assume it's some sort of secret organization that has genetically engineered these kids. This was a little more coherent than the rough pilot episode and had a more believable threat.
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Dunn Purnsley!
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Re: Believe -- "Beginner's Luck" -- 3/16/14

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One gripe: How is the mom of the sick kid going to deal with that much cash? You can't just deposit that much without drawing attention from authorities. And if her employer--a casino--finds out she suddenly came into a big chunk of cash, they might think she stole from them.
She works at a casino. I used to work at a casino. I kept my tips for over a year and had huge stacks and took it to the bank no problem. I know some casino want you to write tips down but they dont enforce it so there are no records (I've talked enough. IRS probably want their cut now !)

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