Originally Posted by WilliamR
I disagree. The done needed Melanie to do what she did and to go into the vortex, to get her there it used the "hands" to bring her there. The endangerment was to get everyone geared up to want to help her. If they didn't think they were not helping her they perhaps would not of gone along with it. This way they thought they were desperate to do it.
The vortex will be a waste of time, the writers will contrive ways to drag this show out and that's also by stopping them from leaving the dome permanently. Like Jim foolishly throwing the egg over.
The red door/Zenith subplot is not over. Zenith is still very active. The red door served its purpose so they ones that needed to come back could go back.
The red door was a pointless plot device so they could rip off Lost's 'we have to go back' plot twist which was an actual game changer for that show. Here, it's a complete waste of time. This was a pointless escape attempt, there was no need for them to go to Zenith at all. Pauline only showed up to die again, Lyle disappeared only to come back and get killed off. Hunter is yet another pointless character who just hangs around Joe and Norrie while adding nothing to the group. Sam killed Angie to get out only to willingly go back under the dome.
The visions are far from pointless and have directed them throughout this season and actually pointed them in the directions they needed to.
Which was nowhere because this show has no real direction. It's just making bs up, that's not a direction. Nothing is actually progressing.
'Killing' Jim? Pointless.
The red door? It was just a plot device to bring them back and waste time in Zenith.
Pauline's visions? It lead them nowhere important and it got her killed off after faking her death for no reason at all.
Julia throwing the egg in the lake only for the dome kids to get it back up.
Nothing is actually progressing, characters change on a whim, all the writers did was dump more pointless characters spouting off contrived 'dome'/'egg' dialogue. That's not a direction and that is a complete waste of time.