I have no idea whether a sinister plot from CBS is happening (although I think not), but I do know that RFF requires inside information from CBS each week to fully anticipate an episode. When CBS elects to withhold some, as is their right anytime, it sure does throw this forum into a tizzy!
By inside info, I trust that you are referring ONLY to the promos and previews, right? Because, just to be very clear here, RFF is certainly NOT given any "inside info from CBS" other than that which is released via mainstream media.
RFF works hard for what we get
, and I am very very proud of our Detective team!! I love TAR with a passion, and the "detecting" to fill in the gaps is an enormous part of the fun.
So yes we strongly suspect that CBS/WRP reads us, but no info from them has EVER been fed to RFF or a Detective, to the very best of my knowledge. It is the detailed, precise, timeconsuming analysis done in all the areas, from flights to hours reseaching locations/photos to screencap analysis to shadow estimations to tracking down sources and convincing them to share, that gives birth to our spoiler info...it is truly a labor of love for those of us with a passion for the show. Now do they base their promos on spoiler info? Have no earthly idea.
Just saying.... [/rant]
And now I am the one who is WAY