They didnít forget about it. They just arenít making it define his character. What do you want exactly? For him to be confronted by a bike every episode? Itís not a well-known disability exactly because itís not that obvious except to the person dealing with it.
|Posted: 07 March 2020 at 2:42pm | IP Logged | 3
I don't think you can launch the series and introduce the character with it and then say it doesn't define the character or bring it up again.
If it isn't important, it shouldn't have been the focus. If it is important, there needs to be some kind of payoff.
It very much seemed like foreshadowing but it never led anywhere. Which IMO, is poor writing.
But as I said, the internal logic was the bigger issue and even more flawed. Why did they go to the top of a cliff? Why did they take a train to some far off place to try and teach him to ride? There was no reason given as to why they couldn't be doing all of that in their own driveway at home.
I could at least see the rationale of putting him in a precarious situation to try and force the cure. Not that I agree with it but at least that would have been interesting. Grandma was out of ideas so the husband tries something a little more hard-ass and extreme. It doesn't work which leads to conflict. The grandma dies and now there are unresolved issues for Graham and resentment on multiple levels for Ryan. Something. Anything. But, bupkiss.
It just wound up looking like Chibnall read an article about the malady and thought it would be cool to paste it onto one of his characters. Reminds me of Valentino's Shadowhawk comic. Just felt like a bunch of check boxes being ticked instead of an actual character.