In the thread about the last Picard's episode there has been the usual discussion on the merits & demerits of episodic vs. serialized television. As you know, the episodic formula at its most extreme means nothing that happens in a episode can effect the overall continuity of the tv show and at the end of the hour everything is reset to the status quo. So, ideally, you could watch the episodes of a similar show in whatever order, because there isn't an overall arch or something similar (in reality it's quite difficult to have a "perfect" episodic tv show, because real world events can effect its structure, like an actor who leaves the series). A plot-driven episodic tv show is perfectly enjoyable because the focus is the story and not the characters (like, I don't know, Law & Order). The problem arises when there is the occasional character-driven episode. In the episodic format the protagonists can't ever change, whatever happens to them. So you can have the most dramatic and world-shattering story, and you can be sure that in the next episode everything will be back to square one. One of the most egregious example that still haunts me today is an episode of C.H.I.P.S. where one of the protagonist, Poncherello, falls in love with a girl, they plan to marry, but then she is killed by a drunk driver and he is devastated all in a television hour. And in the following episode everyone is happy and easy-going like nothing is happened AND SHE IS NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN! Try to imagine something similar in today tv. I was only 12 at the time, but still I thought that was one of the worst reset button EVER. So, in your opinion, what was the most insulting reset button in a tv show?