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Old October 29 2012, 04:46 AM   #64
Re: Sacrifice of the Angels Ending A Deus Ex Machina?

ScaryRomulanFan wrote: View Post
Christopher wrote: View Post
It's something that's arbitrarily introduced without prior justification. It's when the writer can't think of a way out of the problem and just makes up some random thing out of the blue that conveniently fixes everything without the heroes having to do anything.
^^That's^^ my definition of a plot device and plot device is part of the GOOGLE definition for Dues Ex Machina. So I am therefore sticking to my original post.
So you're picking a definition for a different element, then picking only part of the definition to arrive at the conclusion you want. If you don't like the episode, just say so. Twisting and cherry-picking definitions to justify your personal preferences is dishonest.
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