Roo, glad you’ve enjoyed the series. So much to learn from reading and analyzing movie scripts.
Like the beetle moment. Yes, Save the Beetle!
And your overall takeaway — how “not every story follows a formula” — that is a critically important message for any aspiring or, frankly, professional screenwriter. As Christopher Hampton says: “I don’t believe in rules for writing screenplays. What that gives you is formula, and the result will be formulaic.”