So after that thread about "head hoping" I ended up reflecting upon my current work and have found some uncertainty about the use of POV. Strangely enough, I am currently finishing the final chapter for the first draft today but as I have begin to actually think about it further I'm less sure that the clear plan I had laid out for it actually works on a structural level. The basic set-up without going into too much detail is this. After the protagonist and various other characters put their planned terrorist strike against a totalitarian regime into action, they found out that they were walking into a trap since one of their own had sold them out. In the final chapter I'm writing now they have been taken to a large space station bio-dome where one of the leaders of the regime will hunt them all for sport (with their humiliating deaths broad cast to the masses to make an example of them). Within thi – No, it's not a copy or even inspired by The Hunger Games before anyone asks. Now, I'm not asking for advice on the actual merits of the story, but rather the presentation. The problem is this. The chapter as I had planned it would basically switch between four of the six prisoners to show their individual path and demise (the fate of the other two is implicitly given away). This seems a reasonable idea, yet the entire story up to this point has been from a single POV. So my question is this, would this sudden change from single POV to multi-POV in the final chapter be too jarring of a change? I basically expected that the readers would understand the necessity of it; since none of the characters stick together there really isn't any other way to present it. And I feel not presenting it would loose a lot of the necessary impact and last minute character development that happens in the climax. And to make matters even more complicated, I had other ideas (that I've more or less decided against at this point anyway. But I might as well put them out there). There are even more complicated perspectives that I had thought about including. Since there are plenty of other characters that still live under the regime, they will be watching the broadcast so I figured it might be good to show their reactions to it. The thing that makes it complicated is that the broadcast is not live, it will actually be shown a couple of days later. So the people watching it would actually be watching events that happened a couple of days after they have occured. Now, the reason why I have all but decided against this is because: A) Most of the reactions to it have more or less been implied in earlier dialogue. B) The way I had planned it would add an extra three perspectives that would each be little more than a single paragraph. I feel this many might begin to seem kind of strange. C) Adding not just extra perspectives at the end of the novel, but sudden temporal shifts, might be a bit too much. I would be interested in getting some other opinions.