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‘Gracepoint’ Finale or Deus ex machina or A Pretty Red Bow Can’t Hide the Crappy Giftwrap

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Last nights episode of Gracepoint was brought to you by the letter D. D stands for Deus Ex Machina. For those of you familiar with the literary term, you’ll recognize this plot device as it was used in exemplary form on Thursday night’s finale. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, deus es machina is an ancient Greek phrase translating to “God as the machine” and was used during early Renaissance theater criticism as reference to the ropes and cranes used to lower angels and Gods down on to the stage and resolve the conflict, quite literally “out of thin air”.

But enough with the metaphors. In fact, what happened last night on Gracepoint could have used some metamorphosis — unfortunately it was too wrapped up in misdirecting viewership and (just one more metaphor here) dropping it’s fallen angel, Joe Miller, on our proverbial heads. What. A. Crock.

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