But someone higher up appreciates what Alex has done, so he gets promoted over his boss. Alex and his rival, Will, are up for different promotions--producer or reporter. Texter does a spot-on job with the tension, milking it. Again, later, Texter has Alex get caught by a bystander after the bomb hit Hiroshima, so that they have to decide whether to let Alex die in that era rather than mess up history.
SPOILER: But Alex calls in a favor, and he lives... only to be made a spectacle much as he's made a spectacle of others. The character's epiphany is overt but feels reasonable given the type of introspective character he's supplied.
- Writers of the Future, 23