Star Grinch wrote:
I always thought it was dumb for them to assume the audience is dumb.
I've seen a lot of people get confused with plots of sci-fi show episodes, even when they seem obvious to those who follow the show religously. I knew someone who didn't realize time travel was involved in TNG's All Good Things. He spent the whole time watching All Good Things.. thinking "WTF?".
And this guy was quite a bright guy who would go on to become a school administrator.
In other words, thinking it would be confuse viewers doesn't mean the producers think they are dumb....