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The Lost In Space Season 3 Scene That Went Too Far

The final season of "Lost In Space," a remake of the classic black and white sci-fi series, debuted on Netflix in December 2021, concluding the story of the stranded Robinson family and their efforts to make it to their new home in the Alpha Centauri solar system. Season 3's eight episodes focus largely on how the colonists, including the Robinsons, deal with the alien robots now chasing after them. The Robinsons are split up as a result of the ongoing crisis, but the multiple factions manage to evade the aliens and finally make it to Alpha Centauri.

Based on only five critic reviews, the show has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with Polygon writing that "the path to the finish line is a bit jagged, [but] the finale effectively hammers home ... the value of trust and the ability of each person (human or robot) to change their own programming." Unfortunately, some fans felt differently about the final episodes, with the Audience Score being only 76%. This could possibly be because of one scene in the last season that bothered many veteran viewers of the show.

Redditors weren't pleased with how quickly the robots changed in the end

Some fans were irritated with the way the show ends and how quickly the robots change their mind about humans. Penny finds the solution to the robot problem by helping one android when it's injured, much as Will does in the first season with, uh, Robot. In a discussion of the last episode, "Trust," on the r/lostinspace subreddit, u/warren_peace66 cracked the joke, "Hey kids, don't make robots your slaves to pilot your spacecraft. Make friends with them instead."

U/TrashAccount2908 similarly wrote that it was way too easy for the robots to change course on killing humanity: "Okay, so all the alien robots needed was for someone to show compassion and they go from murderous to friendly, I don't get it." U/relloek concurred, calling the shift "bad and lame writing."

While u/Schwartzy94 still liked the ending, "One thing I didnt like at all how easily the robots just switched sides when penny and her friends helped them... Way too easy and made the og robot and will's scene in the first season not as special." The plot beat hasn't completely ruined the series finale of "Lost in Space" for fans, but it wasn't exactly embraced by already frustrated viewers either. 

While some viewers may not have enjoyed the show's ending, one of the show's stars, Mina Sundwall, spoke up about Season 3 and its ending.