What is an episodic plot?
The Episodic plot structure is made up of a series of chapters or stories linked together by the same character, place, or theme but held apart by their individual plot, purpose, and subtext. A Parallel Plot: The writer weaves two or more dramatic plots that are usually linked by a common character and a similar theme.
What is a climatic plot?
Think about how frustrating it would be to be thrust quickly into a story, and then have the latter half of that story drag on and on and on. Climactic plot structure is used to grip the audience at the beginning and keep their attention for the remainder of the story.