Have you ever watched a scene in a movie and wondered how the characters moved on? Maybe it’s a beautiful concluding love scene. Maybe it’s just there to give you a vital piece of information or character development. Maybe it puts the characters in an embarrassing situation and its only use is comic relief. But no matter the scene’s purpose, if you were in the character’s shoes, you don’t know what you would say or do to get out of it. But fortunately, the characters don’t have to take a next step because the director swoops in and transports them to the next scene.
Recently I watched the 1999 BBC adaption of Wives and Daughters and had such a moment. Sadly, Elizabeth Gaskell died before she wrote the last chapter of the book. Obviously the makers of the BBC series could not leave the story unfinished and had to improvise the ending.