why I did not think of the gate is beyond me. But it solves the worlds problems, well at least mine
The reason you didn't think of it is because, instead of actually figuring out exactly what was causing the problem, I created a workaround that hinges on an entirely different part of your system that didn't have anything to do with where the problem was occurring. It was a weird way to do it, it just happens to work. Also, technically, I didn't solve the problem. That errant trigger still happens, I just directed it into a dead Gate instead of letting it continue through the chain of actors.