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Abby Meta - Part 14. Episode 3.1
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lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: May 21st, 2012 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll be interested to see what you make of the rest of season 3. My instinct is that the writing throughout was sloppier than we see in the other seasons and this would seem to bear this out with more oddness and nonsensicality than is normal.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 21st, 2012 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
If you think this one was bad, wait until you see the meta for ep 3.2! The plotting and characterisation were so awful that I pretty much gave up on trying to take a professional approach to the the analysis, and it was a struggle to come to any sensible conclusions about anyone's behaviour!

I think you're right, though, in that series 3 is generally worse than the previous series were for this type for thing. Eps 3.2 and 3.5 in particular stick out in my mind as being especially badly thought out.

Edit And come to think of it, 3.9 has some pretty impressive howlers as well!

Edited at 2012-05-21 11:34 am (UTC)
reggietate From: reggietate Date: May 21st, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
3.02 is a complete dog's dinner, except for the Cutter bits. I really don't know what the writers were doing there. Okay, Dougie made things a bit awkward, but even with him out of the picture during most of the ep, it made bugger-all sense a lot of the time.

3.01 suffers from the whole Dougie thing, too, but not as seriously. Half the problem is it seems to be taking place some time after Stephen's death - weeks or months, going by how much everyone seems to have changed, including the ARC - but the dialogue contradicts this. I'm guessing that if Dougie had opted to stay the whole series, or to leave nearer the end, 3.01 would have carried on from where 2.07 left off.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 21st, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
3.02 is a complete dog's dinner

It really is! I have no idea how that one got past any editors, with the amount of inconsistencies, bad characterisation, continuity!fails, and general WTFery.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: May 21st, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods*. It's so bad I made a video that removed everything but the bits with Cutter, Becker and Sarah dealing with the cleaner. It's like my private webisode :-)
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