LAST EDITED ON 04-13-11 AT 01:38 PM (EST)
minus the character development.
They've got some time before they have to worry about it: if they keep following the rough storyline (minus a few script mistakes from the original -- 'back through the door' comes to mind), it'll be a season or two before they have to adapt it. Or they could just go the Office route and strike out for new shores. For now, I'm just glad we've got a confirmed second season to worry about it in. And it's not as if the British writers haven't used 'and here he is, back in a completely different body!' before...
On this side of the pond, I'm still trying to figure out what happened with Nora -- at least as far as Joshwolf's reaction to her (the sniff from under the door) in the season finale goes -- and their chances for future children. Why she lost the fetus was fairly simple: it shifted when Josh did. Either it was too fragile to survive the process either/or (and this is the potentially interesting bit) her body couldn't handle the revised demands of an altered passenger. Her reaction in the hallway could be filed in either category, plus the possibility of some internal damage.
Originally, I'd hoped for the usual two fleeting seconds that Joshwolf's 'oh, it's you' sniff meant there was a little bit of him in there somewhere -- at least enough to only test the air instead of testing the door. But then we saw the scratches -- and it flipped into 'oh, it's my just-created offspring. Can't kill that one... how you doin'?' The hallmark of the series: no matter how bad things currently are, there's always another layer of torture waiting below you.
But if Nora has been infected/converted -- should she and Josh conceive again, then she'll shift at the same time the fetus does: pregnant humanform with a human fetus to pregnant wolf with a future cub. That could potentially mean not miscarrying -- and the idea of a werewolf baby may be too good for the writers to pass up, at least for the three weeks of show time before someone kidnaps the kid to use as a future slave.