The action does not stop even though the show is actually on a commercial break.
Needs More Examples Many shows cut away to a commercial break right when a show gets to the good part, but sometimes they do not give us the courtesy of waiting until we reurn before resolving the dispute. When we return, instead of taking care of the problem very quickly, the problem has already been taken care of during the break and we follow the characters as they deal with the next problem. While we were clicking through different chanels, or patiently waiting for the ads to end, the heroes were taking the fight to the enemy because, for them, time did not stop. We might simply never learn the details of what, exactly, happened during this break, or it might be deliberaely obscured in order to come out later in the story. It might also have been used to keep the crew from needing to figure out how to show what happened. Often used by works set in Real Time, where the commercial break is used to cover up some mundane activity (Going to the bathroom, driving a car, etc.) that they did not want waste time focusing on. Related to The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You, as the story shows a shocking disregard for obeying the accepted rules of fiction.
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