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26th Sep '16 8:12:36 PM Jokubas
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** The flash-sideways. You have to wait until the sixth season's eleventh episode for them to have any impact on the main plot, and the central revelation of the episode ([[spoiler:that they're remembering love]]) has little to do with the earlier flash-sideways. You could skip them all until "Happily Ever After" and miss nothing... until the SeriesFinale reveals the true, massively important nature of the flash-sideways: [[spoiler:it's the afterlife]].

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** The flash-sideways. You have to wait until the sixth season's eleventh episode for them to have any impact on the main plot, and the central revelation of the episode ([[spoiler:that they're remembering love]]) has little to do with the earlier flash-sideways. You could skip them all until "Happily Ever After" and miss nothing... until the SeriesFinale reveals the true, massively important true nature of the flash-sideways: [[spoiler:it's the afterlife]].afterlife]]. Even then, it's technically [[spoiler:a very DistantFinale that, due to that time gap, is still mostly irrelevant to the rest of the series]].
8th Aug '16 6:27:24 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' mostly jumps between Rob and Melodía's plotlines, with rare visits to either Jaume's, Falk's or Shiraa's heads and their problems.
19th Feb '16 10:46:31 AM ZimFan89
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* Season 1 of ''Series/TheExpanse'' works like this, with Holden and Miller's storylines more or less splitting amounts of screen time, while Avasarala's is mostly just her reacting to the political fallout of everything that's going on. [[spoiler: By the end of the season, Holden and Miller have become intertwined, so it looks like this will be averted in the future.]]
31st Dec '15 1:14:02 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Many episodes of ''Series/{{Community}}'' work like this. One episode had Jeff befriending Chang so he'd loosen up on the class, only to end up entangled in his love life; Pierce trying to assist Shirley in her business pitch; and Troy having to conquer his fear of rats so he could help Abed find their biology class rat, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome all culminating in once musical number finale.]]
20th Aug '15 8:18:16 PM SirTiki
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* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' splits the [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses main characters]] into two groups at the end of the first episode, and they only reunite in the penultimate one. A third plot follows the villain, which at time meets one of the groups.

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* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' splits the [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses main characters]] into two groups at the end of the first episode, and they only reunite in the penultimate one. A third plot follows the villain, which at time who eventually meets one of up with the groups.
20th Aug '15 8:13:55 PM SirTiki
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* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' splits the [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses main characters]] into two groups at the end of the first episode, and they only reunite in the penultimate one. A third plot follows the villain, which at time meets one of the groups.
20th Jul '15 10:05:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Some chapters focus on Daenerys, currently on a different continent than everybody else. It's clear that it'll be important eventually, but as of four books, she has had no interaction whatsoever with any other major character and only recently has she even really been mentioned by POV characters bar a few fleeting references in the first book. According to TheOtherWiki, the HBO adaptation is already setting up [[spoiler: Daenerys]]'s storyline like this.
** [[spoiler:Dany]] is an odd example; decisions made in the main plot actually do quite clearly affect her. The first major example that springs to mind, if we don't include [[spoiler:Ser Jorah's]] real purpose for being there, is when [[spoiler:Robert Baratheon]] learns of [[spoiler:her new husband and his 50,000 warriors]] and immediately [[spoiler:raises the bounty on her head]]. This news takes a few months to cross the ocean, so it's some time before the attempt [[spoiler:is made on Dany]]--less attentive readers might not have made the connection at all. It's also the reason that TheReveal of [[spoiler:Barristan Selmy's defection]] is so shocking-- it's literally the first time someone from one of the other two plotlines has had direct contact with her.
** By ''A Dance With Dragons'' more characters from Westeros are beginning to have influence on the geographical area that [[spoiler:Dany]] is in, leading to more continuity between plots.
** Jon Snow is another example. For most of the books he is far away from other POV characters and fighting a very different war.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Some chapters focus on
''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Daenerys, currently one of the main POV characters, spends her time on a different continent than everybody else. It's clear that it'll be important eventually, but as of four books, she has had no interaction whatsoever with any other major character and only recently has she even really been mentioned by POV characters bar a few fleeting references in the first book. According to TheOtherWiki, the HBO adaptation is already setting up [[spoiler: Daenerys]]'s storyline like this.
** [[spoiler:Dany]] is an odd example; decisions made in the main plot actually do quite clearly affect her.
continent, making her chapters almost totally self-contained. The first major example that springs to mind, if we don't include [[spoiler:Ser Jorah's]] real purpose for being there, is when [[spoiler:Robert Baratheon]] learns of [[spoiler:her new husband and his 50,000 warriors]] and immediately [[spoiler:raises the bounty on her head]]. This news takes a few months to cross the ocean, so it's some time before the attempt [[spoiler:is made on Dany]]--less attentive readers might not have made the connection at all. It's also the reason that TheReveal of [[spoiler:Barristan Selmy's defection]] is so shocking-- it's literally the first time someone from one of the other two plotlines has had direct contact with her.
** By ''A Dance With Dragons'' more characters from Westeros are beginning to have influence on the geographical area that [[spoiler:Dany]] is in, leading to more continuity
interplay between plots.
** Jon Snow is another example. For most of
the books he is far away from other POV characters and fighting a very different war.storylines slowly gets greater as the series progresses.
28th Jun '15 5:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* On the first season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' each episode had about five minutes of the MauveShirt Helo's adventures stranded on Cylon-occupied Caprica; everyone else assumed he was dead.
* The first half of Season 3 of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'' featured Baltar on the basestar.

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* On the first season of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' each episode had about five minutes of the MauveShirt Helo's adventures stranded on Cylon-occupied Caprica; everyone else assumed he was dead.
* The first half of Season 3 of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}'' Galactica|1978}}'' featured Baltar on the basestar.
8th May '15 11:49:16 AM YamiVizziniX
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* ''Fanfic/AboutLastNight'' (also, incidentally, from the author of ''Families'') centers around [[AccidentalMarriage Twilight and Applejack finding themselves married after a drunken night (with enchanted rings keeping them from being physically apart for too long)]] and eventually tracking down their old foes to see if any of them are responsible for setting it up. Almost as much time is given to Rarity, who, after drunkenly attacking [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] ([[ObfuscatingStupidity who turns out to be]] TheSpymaster for Equestria), is roped into helping him investigate a potential changeling threat [[spoiler:and dealing with Blueblood's family issues as well]]. Off to the side, there's Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy, revealed to be a couple in the first chapter, while Angel Bunny attempts to deal with the new "interloper" in Fluttershy's life and the other pets try to stop him. And ''then'', after Twilight and Applejack leave, Spike [[ChickMagnet somehow ends up in a]] LoveDodecahedron with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (''and'' [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch SilverSpoon]]). (The author eventually decided to tie these last two off and skim over part of the main plot after reader complaints.)

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* ''Fanfic/AboutLastNight'' (also, incidentally, from the author of ''Families'') centers around [[AccidentalMarriage Twilight and Applejack finding themselves married after a drunken night (with enchanted rings keeping them from being physically apart for too long)]] and eventually tracking down their old foes to see if any of them are responsible for setting it up. Almost as much time is given to Rarity, who, after drunkenly attacking [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] ([[ObfuscatingStupidity who turns out to be]] TheSpymaster for Equestria), is roped into helping him investigate a potential changeling threat [[spoiler:and dealing with Blueblood's family issues as well]]. Off to the side, there's Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy, revealed to be a couple in the first chapter, while Angel Bunny attempts to deal with the new "interloper" in Fluttershy's life and the other pets try to stop him. And ''then'', after Twilight and Applejack leave, Spike [[ChickMagnet somehow ends up in a]] LoveDodecahedron with the Cutie Mark Crusaders (''and'' [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch SilverSpoon]]).Silver Spoon]]). (The author eventually decided to tie these last two off and skim over part of the main plot after reader complaints.)
2nd Mar '15 10:57:22 AM fgenzo159
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** The flash-sideways. You have to wait until the season's eleventh episode for them to have any impact on the main plot, and the central revelation of the episode ([[spoiler:that they're remembering love]]) has little to do with the earlier flash-sideways. You could skip them all until "Happily Ever After" and miss nothing... until the SeriesFinale reveals the true, massively important nature of the flash-sideways: [[spoiler:it's the afterlife]].

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** The flash-sideways. You have to wait until the sixth season's eleventh episode for them to have any impact on the main plot, and the central revelation of the episode ([[spoiler:that they're remembering love]]) has little to do with the earlier flash-sideways. You could skip them all until "Happily Ever After" and miss nothing... until the SeriesFinale reveals the true, massively important nature of the flash-sideways: [[spoiler:it's the afterlife]].
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