In movies, something that unexpectedly resolves a difficult situation in a plot line is called a Deus Ex Machina. Think giant eagles come save your punk ass, swords popping out of hats when you square up with a basilisk, or any time travel that solves conflict unexpectedly -Deus Ex Machina. In writing an ending to 2020 The Movie, what is happening now is all Deus Ex Machina. It’s a trilogy that started with two towers, a middle book of new hope, and now this fugly third book, where the game masters are throwing caution to the wind to get us tributes. Guess what, we are just reaching the middle of that dang third book, and the author just announced it’s a series!