narrative structure

The Exclusivity Arc: Bonus Feature

Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Part IPart IIPart III

Small Hints of Bigger Problems?
Bonus Feature: Structures Across Season 4

Structures Across Season 4

One of the most intriguing things about Season 4 is the set of reciprocal structures in salient events, turning points, and position within the season with respect to the arc of Emma and Steed’s relationship. We find that events in the first half of the season often have their mirror opposites in the second half, and that structural points such as beginnings, middles, and ends across the season often correspond to important structural points within the arc.

I’m not sure whether this was something intentional on the part of the writers and producers, but even if it’s entirely coincidental it still makes for some interesting patterns across the season.