Wicked Biscuit October 27, 2020 Share October 27, 2020 (edited) On 10/24/2020 at 11:44 PM, Michichick said: I don’t mind that she beat Borgov, that seemed inevitable from the first time they mentioned him. Maybe it rang a bit false to me that Benny suddenly was on the phone giving her advice, when he’d pretty decisively told her to take a hike earlier. And not sure why Harry still cared enough to help her against Borgov, either. Ultimately their help didn’t pay off since Borgov went a route that none of them had anticipated. I did like that she beat him on her own, really, and it wasn’t some coaching of a specific move from Benny that did the trick. Hopefully this is okay to post here - this particular storyline differed from the book. In the book, it's implied that Benny and Beth are still a viable couple by the end (Beth at least has a bunch of internal monologues about how much she misses Benny, and has gotten over her crush of Townes because of him). Townes doesn't show up again, and it's Benny who takes the initiative to gather two other high level players (neither of which is Beltik) to work out what Beth could do to win against Borgov. I'm assuming they wanted to push the whole "teamwork" angle in the miniseries as well as emphasize how Beth really isn't alone, so they brought back all the male characters she interacted with. Unfortunately, it does sort of make it weird in the miniseries because honestly, some of the players they brought back weren't supposed to be all that good. Why would they be able to see a path out that she couldn't? By the way, the book is excellent. Edited October 27, 2020 by Wicked Biscuit 2 4 Link to comment
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