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Old April 12 2013, 10:33 PM   #31
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Re: Archer's decision to strand civilians in Delphic Expanse

feek61 wrote: View Post
Of course he made the only decision he could since in order to save humanity he had to make the meeting....

The struggle that Archer had to make is gut-wrenching
That's sort of like saying "I had to make an extremely difficult choice between choosing a chocolate or vanilla ice cream, but I'm severely allergic to chocolate. I chose vanilla, but boy did I agonize over whether or not it was the right call."

Because Archer had no choice - "only one choice" is no choice at all - the drama was necessarily stifled. It could have been rather more effective if there'd been a chance they'd make the meeting on time, but couldn't be sure, and stole fuel to better their odds.
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