Camy Posted June 12, 2012 Report Share Posted June 12, 2012 I've just watched an episode of CSI which starts off with a girl getting part of her hair cut off. It turns out there's a freak doing this, who then escalates to murdering the women he's cut hair from, and dressing them up. The plot isn't the point. Actually, it was quite a good episode. But, in order to get more evidence and close the case, one of the women who is in the middle of being attacked, and is tied up, manages to phone a CSI and says "HELP ME! He's just gone to get something he's forgotten." Yeah, like her mobile phone just happens to be on the floor next to her. So what's your opinion? Is deus ex machina a reasonable way of aiding plot development, or is it a cop out? Quote Link to comment
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