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El Cazador de la Small Plothole

Episode 14 has a small, not unfixable plot hole.

We have a girl who is being kept prisoner, and has been a prisoner since she was a baby. She gets one day in which she goes to the outside world for the first time. She presumably doesn’t have any pocket money with which to get wrapping paper.

Nonetheless, she presents her beloved caregiver with a wrapped present. Even if she didn’t have to buy anything – even if the contents were leaves and rocks gathered from the yard – where did she get the wrapping paper?

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That being said, this episode has a lot of good quotes, such as the one below.

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El Cazador de la Bad Writing: don’t bother giving side characters goals if they don’t really want them

One of Kurt Vonnegut’s rules of writing is that every character should want something, even if it’s only something as simple as a glass of water.

Ellis, the blonde girl in El Cazador de la Bruja, has a profoundly bland personality because she was raised in isolation. So far as the audience can tell, Ellis doesn’t want much of anything.

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Ellis, the blonde girl in the pic, is a main character, and the viewer might be excused for ignoring her bland personality. So in Episode 9, the writers decide to hit the viewers over the head with some blunt characterization about goals.
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Over-used tropes: bounty hunters and episodic odysseys, as seen in El Cazador de la Bruja

When most people think “bounty hunter,” they might think of Faye Valentine:
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But in fact, it’s surprisingly easy to over-use the “bounty hunter” trope, because it imposes very few restrictions on the writers.

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