This is from a bit further back, but what the hey.
Infidel wrote:Because omniscient narrators don't give opinions
The heck they can't.
Sure, 95% of the time they don't. Maybe even 99.9% of the time. But other times they do (usually in works that are heavy in subversions - or in works where the narrator/narration becomes a character in and of itself [omniscience notwithstanding]). The narrator in Rocky and Bullwinkle
was clearly omniscient and he gave opinions all the time. So to do other works. A glance at the Narrator page over at TV Tropes
will show a few omniscient narrators that give opinions on what they are describing.
And, of course, Wikipedia has something to say about this:Third-person Narrative (Third person Omniscient)
In some unusual cases, the reliability and impartiality of the narrator may in fact be as suspect
as in the third person limited.
Now I can't say for sure if this is the Narrator being a Deadpan Snarker, or if it's just Parson thinking about his day. It's probably the later. But let's not say that Omniscient Narrators have never had opinions before. Coz it just ain't true.
Yes, but if they start volunteering opinions, and acting different than before, then it's a new narrator, even if the narrator remains a disembodied voice throughout the entire series.
I can quote wiki
One of the most common narrative voices, used especially with first- and third-person viewpoints is the character voice in which an actual conscious "person" (in most cases, a living human being) is presented as the narrator. In this situation, the narrator is no longer an unspecified entity, but rather, a more relatable, realistic human character who may or may not be involved in the actions of his or her story and who may or may not take a biased approach in the storytelling.