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deus ex machina

a contrived solution to an apparently unresolvable plot or situation;
a person, thing, or event providing such a solution, such as a last-minute rescue


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CortÚs -- a minor distraction
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The Hanlon-Lees -- excelling in macabre pantomimes and throwing themselves about

Send in the witches -- a problematic Macbeth
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Donald Turnipseed's dubious fame

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