There’s a problem with writing about the first half of a two-parter. It’s not a complete story; what happens in the second part will inevitably impact how I view what happened in the first part. But it’s also an episode and can be judged on that basis.
This is, I suspect, part of the problem in writing a two-parter, as well: you have to balance the needs of the story as a whole with the needs to make the episode satisfying on its own.
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