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Old 06-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Gus Gusterson is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: US
Posts: 1,547
Penn seemed to say that the rat traps were real. He talks a lot about how he doesn't condone any magician putting themselves or a volunteer in actual danger, but he said that breaking a finger or toe isn't so bad as long as it's not his finger or toe. I took that to mean that he thought that the traps were real (though they were probably not as strong as normal traps). But Alison had to manipulate the traps and Penn wouldn't allow her to be in any danger so I'm having trouble squaring those two things. Alison picked up traps with her bare hands at least twice that I recall. In one case I think that she removed a sprung trap from on top of a still-set trap. She could have sprung that trap while removing the other and I don't see how they would allow her to do that.