Grumpy Scot

16th Sep 2004

Cabin Fever (2002)

Question: Would a PUR water purifier filter out the disease in the water?

Answer: It really depends on whether the disease is virus or bacteria, in addition to what size it is as to whether a filter would keep it out. Boiling the water would almost certainly do it.

Grumpy Scot

One girl was drinking tea, she had to boil water for that, and she still got it.

13th Dec 2011

Castle (2009)

Cops & Robbers - S4-E7

Plot hole: Brandt sabotages the mercenaries' explosives so they are killed when trying to escape. No real team of professionals would let the rich yahoo who hired them touch their gear. Nor would they use any explosives he provided without (at the bare minimum) inspecting them first. It's a plot hammer to wrap up what happened to the mercs so they can move on to Brandt's capture.

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: So, they knew they would be framed/killed at the end? Also, if he was paying or threatening them, then why wouldn't they listen to him?

Walk up to a professional you have hired and is doing his job. Plumber, AC tech, whatever. Ask him if you can mess around with his stuff while he's working. What do you think he'll say? Especially if your messing with it could cause harm to him.

Grumpy Scot

10th Aug 2003

The Abyss (1989)

Stupidity: Monk steals the magazine from Coffey's SIG. However, I don't see how he could have jacked the slide to eject the round in the chamber without being noticed. Someone as paranoid as Coffey was at this point would not have left the chamber empty. (Just FYI, when you load an automatic pistol with a magazine, you have to pull back and release the slide to load the first bullet in the barrel.)

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Since we are never shown that Coffey did chamber a round, we cannot assume that he did based on his personality alone. Therefore this isn't a plot hole. However, it is ridiculous that he is threatening people with a gun without a chambered round. This entry should be listed as "Stupidity."

BaconIsMyBFF

SEALs don't carry weapons without a round chambered. The "maybe" here falls much more on the side of the round being in the chamber. And "Stupidity" wasn't an option available when this entry was originally submitted. :).

Grumpy Scot

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