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Old October 27 2012, 08:29 PM   #9
sonak
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Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?

it is in the literal sense, but not in the way the term is commonly understood or used, since the Prophets were an established part of the story, and their intervention wasn't out of the blue.


However, deus ex machina or not, it was a dramatically poor way of ending the arc. Having the protagonists beg the "Gods" to save the day for them is just not very effective storytelling.

I never liked the "turning the wormhole aliens into literal Prophets" storyline, and this episode's resolution is one of the reasons why.
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