Scene Composition (in TV/Film)

For those of you who watched SIX FEET UNDER last week (the 7/11 episode, the one where David’s ex-fiance’s father dies), here’s a question:

Could any of you tell he was about to be struck by lightning? There was something about the direction of that scene that told me it was going to happen–particularly, the way the shot stays inside the building while the man exits. I’ve had this same thing happen when I’m watching a scene and a car blows up (or some other type of explosion happens). Though in this case, there were other clues, such as the rain outside and his theft of the umbrella (thus providing a SIX FEET UNDERish irony to his death).

Is this bad/lazy direction/shot selection, or is it just that we who notice these things are astute observers?