Moments in TV/film that betrayed how the characters are written

I don’t know how to phrase that title but when a character is written a certain way and then they do something outrageously out of character and you, the viewer, are supposed to just swallow it.

Eg. Sky Mangel in Neighbours becoming a cop. Fuck offffffff would Sky ever become a cop.

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Palpatine returning (somehow)

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John Snow killing Dany

How about anything that anyone did in the final season

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Is this cause of Spider

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When Chandler banged on about making ‘chanberry sauce’ for Thanksgiving when it was well established he hated everything about the day

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When Lorelai stops speaking to Rory for several months cause she drops out of college. Also loads of stuff Rory does in the revival.

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When Kane punched the claw machine to get a toy for a kid

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Blair Waldorf going out with Dan.

Don’t remember that part of Citizen Kane

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lance murdering someone and covering it up in fnl

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The toy was a child’s sled

Oh yeah this is the perfect example

Phil Mitchell being a crack addict for a couple of weeks

Toph becoming a cop in Legend of Korra

So many TV shows rely on this when written week-to-week, don’t they?

Seem to recall there’s a TV Tropes entry called The Idiot Stick or something dedicated to those times a character is just making the worst choices for that week’s plot.

Shit.

Barney realising women are people in the HIMYM finale

any time a character has an addiction that is over in 1-2 episodes.

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Jack Bauer kicked heroin in less than 24 hours

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Soap characters pretty much always end up with something like this, cos you need to come up with something for them to do.