|Where were you anyways?|
I was just busy with stuff over Christmas and New Year then found myself behind on Dollhouse and wanted to avoid spoilers.
|Eliza had the contract with Fox to produce a show. So, yes, she spoke to Joss about ideas about a show. It may have been his idea, but it was her contract.|
I understand that Dollhouse may not have existed at all if it hadn't been for Eliza's friendship with Whedon and her contract with Fox and a bunch of other things but that's not really my point. He still decided to give up his time to help her out instead of pursuing some other project which may have had more chance of being awesome.
|I also don't think people know what a plot hole really is.|
Wow, you just can't stop failing can you? I do know but why don't you copy paste a definition for me?
|A plot hole is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story's plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot. These include such things as unlikely behavior or actions of characters, illogical or impossible events, events happening for no apparent reason, or statements/events that contradict earlier events in the storyline. |
While many stories have unanswered questions, unlikely events or chance occurrences, a plot hole is one that is essential to the story's outcome. Plot holes are usually seen as weaknesses or flaws in a story, and writers usually try to avoid them to make their stories seem as realistic as possible.
Oh cool, thanks!
|So, Alpha being sane and a good guy IS essential to the story's outcome. And there's no rhyme or reason for him being sane. He just was. Just a line or two would clear that up. It's unlikely behavior for Alpha, and it's an impossible event, by the perimeters of the story.|
Well, it's not an impossible event and clearly there is a reason for his change in attitude. We just didn't happen to get the details on it.
If Alpha had turned up immediately after The Hollow Men when we know Echo et al had had no further contact with him and if he'd been acting all buddy-buddy then that would have been a plot hole. That wouldn't have made sense.
Obviously though, there were ten years in the middle there that we missed. Stuff happened. It happened off-screen. Get over it.
Besides, other characters have had more extreme personality changes in the space of a few seconds than Alpha had during those ten years. It's not against the flow of logic established by the story's plot; it's the very nature of the show.