Turns out that all the events which just transpired in the story were a mere dream. This can be incredibly frustrating for the audience if done poorly.
Pulling an "All Just a Dream" ending can seem like a hell of a cop-out, especially if it's at the end of a long television show which viewers have invested a lot of time in, and can be a jumping the shark moment. If done well, it can be a shocking twist which elevates the material.
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World|
|1997||The Devil's Advocate|
|1942||I Married an Angel|
|1939||The Wizard of Oz|
|1921||The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari|
|Doctor Who (Modern Series)|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|
|The Cosby Show|