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When a scene ends with a character waking up, it wipes away the importance of whatever came before. How much is wiped away depends on the story. It could just be a scene or it could be a whole season of television (cough, Dallas, cough). While sometimes revealing a dream is an effective storytelling tool, it more often convinces audiences to quit the show in droves (cough, Dallas, cough).

Here are highs and lows of “it was all just a dream” revelations.

Oh, by the way — spoiler alert.