>>109263102>They actually managed to do it
No they didn't. If they did we wouldn't have this thread.>not new
I said "practically". We already knew the conductor was the villain, but introducing a new trait that's this important so late in the game? That's just bad writing. We're supposed to care enough so that the line "I don't want a life without Ulric" is supposed to mean something, but it doesn't. It's just something you'd hear a middle aged lady say as you pass her by the street. We don't have the same connection to her dilemma as we do with Tulip's.
There's a reason Tulip never met any other people on the train, and it was to avoid this. As I said, a mini series needs to be focus on few character in order to work. Needlessly tacking on another character, OR another facet of an existing one, that introduces more plot-relevant things distracts the viewer and the message. Tulip, our main character, the one who's teaching us the lesson/theme, learned nothing from knowing the conductor was a person that she wasn't already on the verge of discovering herself. Her number was already decreasing. No need to find out what it means from someone else when she's already so close herself.