‘Revenge’ of the Baby Bump and 12 Other Obnoxious TV Cop-Outs

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We all love a delicious twist or an unexpected resolution on our favorite shows. We revel in it. How else do you explain why we all love Breaking Bad so much? Bring on the shockers, TV writers. Just don’t bring on anything that will force our eyes to roll out of our heads. 

This includes anything that “was all a dream” and any arbitrary plot points thrown in just for the sake of making things difficult (ahem, fake Amanda’s baby Jack in her belly over on Revenge, you are a giant cop-out). These are the big reveals that made us wish we could turn back time. The twists that made us cry foul. The handful of dream explanations that are killing us. These are the worst TV cop-outs.
Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.

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