deus ex machina

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any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty

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Having sat through the long character development free haul in the hope that excitement might eventually make a reappearance, audiences are rewarded with a Braveheart-style battle between men and monkey before the creaking deux ex machina makes its predictable entrance and anti- climax sets in for the remaining duration.
We knew that Charlie, a world-class perfectionist, didn't believe we could do justice by his deux ex machina.
Will it, in other words, stumble upon a kind of deux ex machina that will enter the picture at one point, and resolve these irreconcilable differences among its people?