Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?
No matter how a situtation is resolved it's is likely some element of the audiance isn't going to like it.
The problem was the situation, how do you neutralize the threat of some 2800 Dominion ships coming though the wormhole in less than ten minutes left in the ep.? Maybe given the full season of story arc like they wanted the story would've have a different ending but as is, it does come off as a Deus ex Machina. The odd thing about that is the connotion that a Deus ex Machina is a bad thing, it was a story element that was used all the time.
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