aghrivaine, on Mar 21 2009, 20.28, said:
EHK is finally right about something! He does, in fact, sound like a condescending prick!
What I liked about this was that it brought everything together, all the disparate threads from 5 years of shows - into one story; the recovery of Hera and taking her to Earth, where she became the progenitor of the next "turn on the wheel". Every character played a role in making that happen, and each of them had their individual stories brought together in that moment, with that action.
But it came together because they chucked it all into a pot and arbitrarily declared 'Its together'. None of it actually meshed in a rational or satisfying fashion. None of it was
reasonable conclusion of several seasons of logical foundational buildup. (or if there was any of those things, it was very little) It was not what even the most generous viewer would describe as coherent or consistent. Time and time again it was 'its this way because we say its this way'. This was not a puzzle meticulously pieced together to give us a grand picture at the end. This was a bunch of random pieces from dozens of different puzzles, randomly cut to fit when necessary, redrawn when retconning called for it, fitting together via fiat to draw a picture that is neither consistent nor coherent.
It's not that the "Hey, let's all live in teepees!" doesn't strain credulity - it does! But it's a place where we see the clear hand of the writer, bringing it all back in together. It's what leads us to OUR world, OUR earth, which makes the story not just symbolically relevant to us, something it's always been.
It doesn't just strain credulity, it destroys it entirely. Doubly so when 40,000 people spontaneously go along with such nonsense. If the writers want to 'bring it all back together', shouldn't they be required to do it in a manner that makes sense? Instead of simply declaring 'Its together!', which is what they did, shouldn't we demand they exercise a bit of imagination come up with an explanation that doesn't require 40,000 people unanimously chucking rational thought? I'd rather they don't try to fit it in at all rather than do it this way.
Relic describes it quite well a few posts ago. The A's, B's, C's, and D's don't fit together. One does not logically lead to the other. Inconsistencies are ignored or papered over with some variation of 'God did it'. The foundation laid before bears little relevance to the conclusions drawn later.