“Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) anti-hero of FX’s crown jewel Snowfall, is not a superstitious man. He relies on cold facts for even the softest matters like deciding how he should handle family conflicts.
“But if he were the type to read horoscopes, he’d be partial to ominous fortunes like “An enemy lurks where your cradle’s kept” or, “A major windfall awaits should your eyes open wide enough.”
“But Franklin could use John Truby’s theory of supporting characters in stories who either ease the character’s quest or greatly obstruct it.
“They’re called fake-opponent-allies and fake-ally-opponents. Saint is constantly on the lookout for his opps, but can’t be solid on who will reveal themselves a barrier to the bag. Here’s a great way to watch for them.”
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