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The Show Must Grow On: Intermission 16/21

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Archie: Rowan . . . do you really hate ripped-from-the-headlines plots that much?

Rowan: Are you kidding? They’re lazy and exploitative.

Archie: You know, some folks say the whole genre is exploitative. Making crimes and traumas into entertainment, and all.

Rowan: Look, that’s not the same. The thing is . . . it’s . . .

. . . If I tell you something, can you keep it confidential?

Archie: Of course! I already told you my confidential thing.

Rowan: Yeah, well, my thing is different.

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…did they do a dragon episode? They did a dragon episode.

(A little off-brand, since dragons can’t really commit “crimes”…)

Huh, I jumped to one based on Rowan’s childhood trauma…

Surely that wouldn’t have made headlines, though, at least not high-profile enough for this sort of show, or if you mean the general concept of child molesters, he seems to be all but endorsing that sort of thing in the second panel.

Maybe it went both ways, e.g. the “Ripped from the headlines” bit was a Whispers outbreak in MCLIS’s version of New York City… and then The Squad discovers that one of the Whispers victims was abused in a manner reminiscent of Rowan, but was intended to be entirely fictional.

or a MINE CAVE-IN episode, weeks after they’d just lost like, half their squad…

god it would be cool if I could delete my own comments when I ask questions and then immediately remember the answer, or say things that don’t make any timeline sense at all…

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