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Your choice of words is incorrect. There was no "consciously" about it. Emma believed her son could die at Cruella's hand, and protected her child's life, oblivious to the fact that Henry couldn't be harmed. Frankly, no one should feel guilty over killing a person who holds a gun to a child's head, empty threat or not. I believe that falls under the category of "self defense" (trying to save a child's life) and "justifiable homicide." Cruella bluffed that she could outwit not one mother with magic; but two. And lost that bet. Furthermore, Cruella's only motivation was simply to inflict pain. She's not a misunderstood soul who was dealt a bad hand. She IS the bad hand who wishes to wallow in darkness.

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It's going to be difficult to match Rochefort. But, France is now at war with Spain, and England is coming into play. Maybe they don't need one Big Villain with all the political stuff about to come down the pike.

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I agree. Rochefort's take down was too satisfying to watch. Everyone had a go at him, and the bugger just wouldn't stay down.

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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.