In the grading thread for episode 4x19, Personal Foul, I made a post stating suspicion that TPTB may have switched the placements of the Danny/Rikki scene and the Danny/Lindsay scene. Something just wasn't right about the flow of the story in the episode, especially due to Danny's bizarre behavior change from one scene to the other. For me (and quite a lot of people, it seems), things only made much more sense if the Danny/Rikki scene had taken place first before the Danny/Lindsay one. Then, snickerdoodle posted the following in the grading thread: Well, snickerdoodle ... you were absolutely RIGHT! Upon making the following screencaps, not only am I 110% convinced the true storyline had been for the Danny/Rikki scene to happen first, but also that TPTB had filmed it all with the intention of showing the scenes as such until the very last minute. As to why TPTB decided to change the placement so late, well, I've written to CBS requesting for an explanation. :lol: This is too good to pass up! Here's a screencap of Danny when he's on the phone talking to Lindsay: Notice there's this black blob in the bottom right corner, behind the CTV logo? Nope, it's not some random technical glitch on the screen, that's a deliberately 'painted' black mass to cover up, oh I dunno, maybe Ruben's memorial pamphlet and Rikki's gift of a jar of sugar? :lol: It's a very common film editing thing and frankly, that black blob is one rough job! I can't believe TPTB didn't expect anyone to not notice that! Here's more proof that the black blob is 'painted' on. It changes shape as the scene progresses. In this screencap, Ruben's memorial pamphlet is more visible. I think the black blob was definitely to cover Rikki's sugar gift. (Am I the only laughing hard at Danny's I-wanna-fall-off-my-seat-like-a-drunken-ass expression and posture? Don't even get me started on him sounding like a drunken werewolf who's about to hurl.) And if anyone says that the pamphlet was probably there on the counter from the start ... nope, it wasn't. In the episode, Danny only takes a look at it in the Danny/Rikki scene, after he's walking from his front door to his coffee table where he pulls out the memorial pamphlet from between two books, as shown in the screencap. Here he is sitting at the counter, staring at the pamphlet and there's Rikki's gift next to his left arm ... which would have been covered just right by the black blobs you see in the above screencaps. snickerdoodle pointed out that there was a large stack of papers to the left of Danny. Yep, it's there and it is certainly too thick to be the flat, one-piece paper seen in the screencaps above. And anyway, if it was just a stack of paper and not Ruben's memorial pamphlet and Rikki's sugar gift ... why would TPTB have gone to the trouble of 'painting' a black mass there just to hide it? :rommie: Something else of relevent interest: In the Danny/Lindsay scene, it was already raining. But in the Danny/Rikki scene, it only starts to rain when Rikki leaves and Danny's walking back into his apartment. You can hear the beginnings of thunder as he does, and if people want to bring up the dramatic effect reason, yeah, it would have been perfect to have the weather fit with Danny's mood after Rikki leaves. What are you thoughts on this, people?