A Dickensian Dilemma

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A Dickensian Dilemma

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What did everyone think about this episode?
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I feel like this episode was Phil's shot at the fans for their distaste for the Rydell arc.
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ByeByeBrownie wrote:
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:51 pm
I feel like this episode was Phil's shot at the fans for their distaste for the Rydell arc.
I think this episode is more of a sequel to Millstones and follows the teaching from that more than The Rydell Revelations. I do like this episode a lot better than Millstones. This episode was not as problematic as that one.

I expected from what I was hearing before I heard the episode to be frustrated. Because I knew to be ready for it, it did not irk me like it did others. If you're expecting a nice "wrapped-up-with-a-bow" ending, you will be disappointed. I suggest listening to it again without your original expectations and see how you feel about it.

If they wrote an ending where Emily chose one solution over the other, I'm sure there would be people saying "That's not what Emily should have done! How dare you!" There would be no way to please everyone.

I think it makes sense to have something like this. At the very least, they're experimenting. There have been other experimental episodes in the past like Walter's Flying Bus, Hindsight, Sounds Like a Mystery, and others with unique concepts. As long as these types of open-endedness are rare, I'm pretty okay with it.

One thing that I did love? The score. It was brilliant!
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