Triangulation, in trigonometry and geometry, is the process of determining the location of a point by forming triangles to it from known points.
In episode 108.21, Vance asks for a triangulation order to help him and Ben find the location of the missing passengers. He may have, however, raised a red flag by not attaching it to a project when asked for a file number.
In psychology, triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It is a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a relationship between two parties by controlling communication between them. Triangulation does not always include another person. A person can be triangulated with alcohol, porn, gambling, and other objects or activities.
- Grace and Ben return to their pre-828 routine of Friday night date nights,
- Jared and Lourdes decide to stick with their plans to start a family.
Both marriages are weakened by lies and deceptions. Jared and Ben each have a connection with someone other than their wives, and they both have ongoing involvements they haven’t mentioned to them. (i.e. Ben with all the spying he is doing to save Cal, and Jared with helping Michaela). This is a form of triangulation.Endnotes:
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Specifically in surveying, triangulation per se involves only angle measurements, rather than measuring distances to the point directly as in trilateration; the use of both angles and distance measurements is referred to as triangulateration.