This is an hypothetical so don't go out celebrating just yet.
Congratulations, the universe has realigned, the PTB have come to their senses, Rufus, Marley and Omar have signed on and EH has been given the green light for not one but TWO brand new seasons and you, YES YOU, lucky bunny have been tapped as overall creative consultant to oversee the story line for Season Two, rejoice!
So what’s the plan? Where do you start?
How soon after Medea will the next season be set? Will Marley have limited scenes in the first few episodes to give her maternity leave? What about all the emotional baggage from Medea? Will Hood and Rachel acknowledge any of it or bravely fight on like nothing ever happened? If acknowledged will you show the conversation or leave it all unsaid forcing hundreds, nay thousands, of fans to rush to their keyboards to write their own versions.
Speaking of the Rachel/Hood dynamic how far will you take it this season, remembering that in the land of the plasma screen UST works much better than RST. Remember Moonlight, Lois and Clarke, X-files (to a degree), Scarecrow and Mrs King (does ANYONE else remember that show
) etc once the main characters acknowledge their true feelings ratings start to plummet.
Will you introduce a Moriarty type character to Hood’s Holmes, aka another Ghepetto? Will you try to loosely create an overall season arc or leave all the episodes as standalones? Would you introduce two parters and *gasp* knowing that there is another season, end this one with the dreaded words ‘TO BE CONTINUED’ leaving fans screaming for your blood as they have to wait six months for their answers.
Would all your episodes be purely action/scientific or would you start to introduce more back story, B stories running parallel to all the A story action. Does EH’s format even allow
for B stories in its episodes?
Would you keep the story lines purely scientific or occasionally sidle into the X-Files/Fringe paranormal style story telling for a change of pace?
So what are you going to do? How would you steer your beloved show?
Go on tell me, I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.