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If anyone knows the general history of the time, and the plot of the Dumas' novel, things felt a lot scarier in the finale for several of the characters. The writers did a REALLY good job in that respect. They managed to heighten suspense while not really changing the important details of history, or the directions of the main characters. Well done! If this had been a series finale, it would also have worked w/the novel, where Aramis decides to retreat to a monastery.

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The Apprentice said that while there have been several authors, there was only one at a time. And, the reason for so many books in his library is that he IS writing all of them down; not just some of them. He may not control the existence of the realms. But, if he didn't control the developments & conclusions of all the stories, there would be no reason for him to exist. He's supposed to be all-seeing, and all-knowing, because he IS the Omniscient Narrator. Ironically, that turn of events where Cruella is purely evil - who wrote that? He was there, and supposedly the only Author with the magic pen. If not him,then who?

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I thought she did answer it. Didn't she flippantly inform Maleficent that she & Ursula left the babe in the woods, and took whatever magic the egg had to preserve their appearance?

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I'm thoroughly confused over the Author's ignorance about Cruella. If she exists in a realm of stories that he is supposed to control, wouldn't he have known about her already? How was he totally unaware of her years of sociopathic behavior if he's supposed to be writing this stuff?

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The best we can do is just ignore the invalid criticism, and support AoS by watching it in a timely manner.

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Well, according to the reviewer, arcs are a "thing of the past." What good is an arc when a viewer can get all the information they want in a day? That's the wave of the future! To which I say, "Stuff and nonsense." It's a fad. And, it's boring. So you can watch a series in one day. So what? You'll just have to wait longer for the next season than the person who watched one episode a week. It's like that annoying driver who zooms in & out of lanes on side streets only to end up in the same place as everyone else - at a red light, waiting for it to turn green.

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Wholeheartedly concur. And, what's with starting a ONE episode review by comparing it to an entire series that can be consumed in less than a day? That's like finding fault with Martin's GAME OF THRONES novels, still in progress, because they aren't like Japanese haiku - 4 lines or less. It's a pointless, ridiculous comparison. NO, Mr. Otero, not everyone likes to read the last page of a mystery, or overdose on an entire solid chocolate bunny in one sitting. Whatever happened to savoring the art of storytelling? I liked the episode and thought both storylines were very effective. I also can't help but point out that for all the Inhumans uberconfidence, they really screwed up with Eva & her bad seed. IMO, they have NO cause to be upset with SHIELD when Coulson & May were basically cleaning up an Inhuman mess. Do the Inhumans even care about the number of human casualties because it really didn't seem like it. I think they only cared about being found out; not that people actually died because of their "gifted" associates. That said, it was nice to see Cal, Jiaying & Daisy finally have a family moment.

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Coulson is looking for Ward because Ward was associated with both Skye's father & Hydra. He's trying to find Skye by going thru Hydra because SHIELD has devolved into a nest of vipers. The only person Coulson isn't trying to find right now is May, because she's the Calvary - and will be activated once he gets all the pieces in place.

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I cannot blame the Inhumans for wanting to create a Shangri-La on a Tibetan mountaintop. The image of what Hydra did to Skye's mother is still very clear. How can they be expected to trust any humans after that experience? BUT....the revelation that Jiaying is still alive was stunning, and makes the Doctor's grief more than a little odd. Why all the hand-wringing if she never died? Tears for losing Daisy I understand. But, now that she's alive, & the audience realizes he KNEW she was alive, it just feels like a manipulation of everything. Death & loss is powerful storytelling tool. Sometimes I wish Marvel wouldn't cheapen it by having everyone who dies in their universe pop up alive 6 months down the road. Coulson, Mike Peterson (who we thought died twice), Fitz, Skye, Jiaying, even May's lookalike - they are creating an atmosphere where Steve Rogers' resurrection is not that special anymore.

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I think Coulson is giving Ward too much credit. Ward's connection was to Bill Paxton; not Skye's father. Considering how mistrustful the Inhumans are to the Doctor, I doubt Ward got close enough to them to know anything. Even Raina, who the audience believed had some inside information, was more on the outside than she thought. While I'm still TeamCoulson, I think bringing Ward in is one of the worst ideas I've ever heard; especially when Phil knows Fury is still alive & has connections all over the world. That is NOT the way to win Skye's trust - to work with Grant Ward, of all people.