The most precise definition of script turn points to it as that event that, first surprises the viewer, and then leaves him with the feeling that what happened was as logical as possible within the wickers of the narrative he is contemplating.
In her book Bossypants, Tina Fey explained the two categories of screenwriters that she hires for her script rooms: some with a solid intellectual formation and others struggled in life, two profiles that do not usually coexist in the same person. A third would complete mine: that of Pedro Sánchez, master of the suicidal ordago when he has everything against him.
Almost no one predicted the electoral advance. This turn of script was only pointed out as a possibility by Javier Casqueiro, to whom a surprised Ana Rosa recognized the acuity in his program on Monday, after moving from post-electoral enthusiasm to pre-electoral bewilderment. And reading to faits accomplis is the best possible decision. The president returns to take control of the – with forgiveness – story, obscures the euphoria of the PP and neutralizes those who have been asking for early elections for months. It is also one that fits completely with the definition of character that Pedro Sánchez inaugurated when he took over the PSOE after being defenestrated, that of survivor, an image that he strengthened with the motion of censure to the executive of Rajoy and the two elections of 2019.
There are those who want to see in this decision a noble assumption of responsibilities after the blow in the autonomic ones. There are those who read desperate strategy. The two can coexist. It can be fatal. All this has happened and will happen again, as they said in Battlestar Galactica. With the same result? We have two months left to check if it is the end of his series or just a season finale.
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