Understanding that narratives have a purpose and that writers make decisions for a reason is so important. Narratives include conflicts and resolutions. Conflicts do not always happen between heroes and villains, there are interpersonal conflicts between all kinds of people in all kinds of relationships. Characters have flaws, and having flaws means making mistakes and sometimes hurting others or getting hurt.
When you are, say, constructing a feminist analysis of a story, it’s important to take into account what the message of something seems to be. Is this scene a conflict or problem that has been introduced into this narrative intentionally in order to be addressed and resolved later? OR, is this problem I have noticed not a part of the narrative, but is instead a problem in the writer’s thinking? If this situation is in fact an intended conflict in the story, does the writer successfully approach this problem with respect and understanding of the topic they chose to address?
A problem introduced intentionally into a narrative that is given a resolution and is handled successfully is not a problem. It is a message.
A problem introduced intentionally into a narrative that is handled improperly is a problem that needs attention.
A problem introduced into a narrative unintentionally and is not addressed at all is a problem that needs attention.
A TV Show or other episodic medium resolves some problems at the end of arcs. Some problems require a full understanding of how it was handled, and that means waiting for the finale sometimes.