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9th Jun '16 10:48:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Homer trying to deal with a badger invading the back yard, but he discovers he can't contact animal control because the town's area codes have been bisected. In this case the original plot was simply ignored Homer casually dismissed the badger when it reappears, stating that they now have bigger problems.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Homer trying to deal with a badger invading the back yard, but he discovers he can't contact animal control because the town's area codes have been bisected. In this case the original plot was simply ignored -- Homer casually dismissed the badger when it reappears, stating that they now have bigger problems.



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8th Jun '16 12:53:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is how the Cell Arc starts in ''Manga/DragonBall Z''. Frieza and King Cold have just gotten to Earth, ready to take revenge. Everyone is seriously alarmed by this until Future Trunks shows up and beats the crud out of both of them single-handedly. He explains that in the future he's from, there are enemies way stronger than him and the Z Warriors need to start preparing for it now if they want to stand a chance.

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* This is how the Cell Arc starts in ''Manga/DragonBall Z''.''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Frieza and King Cold have just gotten to Earth, ready to take revenge. Everyone is seriously alarmed by this until Future Trunks shows up and beats the crud out of both of them single-handedly. He explains that in the future he's from, there are enemies way stronger than him and the Z Warriors need to start preparing for it now if they want to stand a chance.



* The first book of WarOfTheSpiderQueen deals mostly with a slave uprising, but it quickly turns to finding out what is happening with Lolth.

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* The first book of WarOfTheSpiderQueen Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen deals mostly with a slave uprising, but it quickly turns to finding out what is happening with Lolth.
2nd Jun '15 10:03:27 AM nombretomado
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* At the end of season one of TheITCrowd, after a company party [[spoiler: Moss sleeps with Jen, and Roy sleeps with the woman Moss was seeing]]. The writer solved this simply - it is never mentioned again.

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* At the end of season one of TheITCrowd, ''Series/TheITCrowd'', after a company party [[spoiler: Moss sleeps with Jen, and Roy sleeps with the woman Moss was seeing]]. The writer solved this simply - it is never mentioned again.
23rd Apr '15 4:16:33 PM DragonRanger
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* In the midseason climax of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s second season, Coulson manages to kill one of HYDRA's leaders, Daniel Whitehall. The next episode after that has him capitalizing on the resulting instability within HYDRA's leadership to wipe out an entire regional council, taking HYDRA off the board for at least the rest of the season and allowing the plot to deal with a rival S.H.I.E.L.D. faction instead.

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* In the midseason climax of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s second season, Coulson manages to kill one of HYDRA's leaders, Daniel Whitehall. The next episode after that has him capitalizing on the resulting instability within HYDRA's leadership to wipe out an entire regional council, taking HYDRA off the board for at least the rest of the season a little while and allowing the plot to deal with a establish [[spoiler:Inhuman]] and rival S.H.I.E.L.D. faction instead.
factions instead... before all four factions crash into each other in a GambitPileup.
16th Apr '15 11:03:26 AM DragonRanger
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* In the midseason climax of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'''s second season, Coulson manages to kill one of HYDRA's leaders, Daniel Whitehall. The next episode after that has him capitalizing on the resulting instability within HYDRA's leadership to wipe out an entire regional council, taking HYDRA off the board for at least the rest of the season and allowing the plot to deal with a rival S.H.I.E.L.D. faction instead.
27th Jun '14 1:09:18 PM margdean56
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This trope can be frustrating if, until this resolution, the first plot had been portrayed as being a very difficult situation to deal with, only to be quickly solved now that the plot demands it. There are several ways around this- the main one is to turn the old problem into a sort of WorfEffect for the narrative as a whole. It establishes that, as bad as the old situation was, the new one is substantially worse, and requires our full attention without distractions. If the original part of the plot's conflict was largely diplomatic, for example, it's quite understandable that everyone is willing to [[EnemyMine put it aside]] to deal with the newer threat.

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This trope can be frustrating if, until this resolution, the first plot had been portrayed as being a very difficult situation to deal with, only to be quickly solved now that the plot demands it. There are several ways around this- the this--the main one is to turn the old problem into a sort of WorfEffect for the narrative as a whole. It establishes that, as bad as the old situation was, the new one is substantially worse, and requires our full attention without distractions. If the original part of the plot's conflict was largely diplomatic, for example, it's quite understandable that everyone is willing to [[EnemyMine put it aside]] to deal with the newer threat.
3rd Mar '14 5:29:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* Season two of ''Series/{{Seaquest DSV}}'' ended [[spoiler: with the ship destroyed and the few survivors stranded on an alien world]]. At the start of season three, they wake up [[spoiler: back on Earth]] with no idea how they got there.

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* Season two of ''Series/{{Seaquest DSV}}'' ended [[spoiler: with the ship destroyed and the few survivors stranded on an alien world]]. At the start of season three, they wake up [[spoiler: back on Earth]] with no idea how they got there.
there.
* Seasons 1-4 of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' are all about discovering and foiling the Taelon plans on Earth. The fourth season is all about trying to save the last Taelons from their Core Energy shortage. Then comes season 5 that completely brushes off all the previous seasons, removes the protagonist of seasons 2-4, and replaces the Taelons with a new threat - the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Atavus]]. The attempt to save the last Taelons and Jaridians ended up killing both. Needless to say, the DarkerAndEdgier season didn't meet with many of the fans' approval.
3rd Mar '14 3:33:30 AM alspawn
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* Season two of ''Series/{{Seaquest DSV}}'' ended [[spoiler: with the ship destroyed and the few survivors stranded on an alien world]]. At the start of season three, they wake up [[spoiler: back on Earth]] with no idea how they got there.
3rd Mar '14 3:29:35 AM alspawn
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* At the end of season one of TheITCrowd, after a company party [[spoiler: Moss sleeps with Jen, and Roy sleeps with the woman Moss was seeing]]. The writer solved this simply - it is never mentioned again.
3rd Mar '14 3:21:40 AM alspawn
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* In the first season of ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' the character of Sanford Harris, an old enemy of Olivia, is set up as a major burr in the side of the division, only to have him [[spoiler: killed off by a minor character towards the end of the season]].
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