it should be illegal to write stories centred around emotional / tense character development and change to the status quo. only to right at the end give the most anticlimactic "and everything went back to the way it was before, and nothing was learned (maybe with a super small pretty much irrelevant change)"

it's mainly about episodic shows that try having an emotional episode, then right at the end remember they are episodic, and come up with the most last minute plot twist to have everything go back, which only makes it feel like most of the episode was a waste of time