what qualifies as 'evidence'
when i came up with/launched 7th episode it acknowledged that it was about the quarter season, which usually meant episode 7. the majority of examples that land on 7 precisely, season after season, are from live action television which has nothing to do with 12EpisodeAnime - it also shows up in western animation and animes that have 20/24/26+ episodes per season, and in videogames that use episode or chapter formats for their levels. but as noted in the disclaimer Tropes Are Not Narrow
and episode 6 or 8 can qualify as long as they make note of it.
later on people made it stronger noting that its not about the 'middle'[around 50percent] of the season it's about the end of act1 [around 33percent] if you divide it into 3act structure, and that advertisers usually capitalize on this point in a seasons life-cycle that's before the middle but not too early for sweepstakes and other events.
The Mid Season Wham Episode
is a duplicate of 7thEpisode looked like at launch, not sure who made it. But as long as it's around there are plenty of shows, even those with 7th episode twists, that have another major turning point at the actual midseason (around episdes 11-14)
edited 13th Jun '13 12:18:54 PM by acrobox