Is there a one hour drama on TV that consistently eschews the A/B plot structure? I can’t think of any.. I can think of a fewTrek episodes that didn’t use it, The Visitor, Inner Light, but I don’t recall any shows that didn’t use the A/B format at all. EVERY show wants to make good use of all their characters. That’s not just a Trek thing. Otherwise, they’re paying talent to just fill out scenes. The structure doesn’t determine if the episode is good, it’s the dialogue, staging, plot, acting choices, etc. I agree. But as I’v said on several occasions in this forum, people who watch a show, particularly the ones who watch and then go to an online forum to discuss that show, are “fans.” They may whine that “the writing is bad,” or “the characters suck,” or “it’s boring,” but they are as much “fans” of the show as any of us because they do what fans do. So, respect. Shows that people really have no interest in, they ignore.