Musketeers: Techno-machination Plots

Through a Glass Darkly

The king is taken hostage by an astronomer and is forced to make an impossible choice.
That is the episode description on imdb. Anytime you see “impossible choice” understand it’s a “sophie’s choice situation” – it makes “make a life and death choice” seem more dire, when it’s what Kings did every day.
What I saw was utterly the laziest episode with a huge plot hole that no one notices and never gets corrected from decade to decade Supervillian vs Heros.
The Supervillian out for personal revenge – in this case a peasant plague survivor with a grudge somehow becomes a famous astronomer, acquires property, and wealth to construct an astonishing astronomical device, a huge lens to create a camera  and a reflective table mirror (whew wot a convolution of effort, on a coin, maybe for naught)- but most importantly attracts a cult following to help pull off  the murder of the king and heir with no real social message, no exit strategy and no monetary gain from which is pay the said minions.

Overcompensating on the plan? Overmuch effort with little to no payoff, usually because predictable monolog as to why – cue sad backstory…

actually characters on shows seem cookie cutter textbook from psych 101 classes…

then the fanatical adherence to made up rules about coin tosses.

really? actually you can get that to work in your favour if you are in that type of hostage situation.

complicated and convoluted plans are court games, conspiracies and revenge are simple and more direct, reducing the variables and simply the plan.

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