San Diego Comic-Con is the site of dreams both created (in stoking the flames of anticipation through snippets of footage recalling long-past pop culture experiences) and destroyed (literally everything else about it). In one fell swoop, actress Jessica Walter (Arrested Development's Lucille Bluth) managed to do both, by teasing one of the saddest, most beautiful inevitable culture objects of the modern era: season five of Arrested Development, which we already know is a bad idea. (In case it wasn't obvious, spoilers to follow.)



Apparently, season five picks up where season four left off -- with Buster being arrested for the murder of Lucille Austero, a.k.a. Lucille 2. This suggests that, not only will the new season not start with the most interesting part of the end of season four (George Michael punching his father in the face), it will also have another long trial to cram in legal jokes about Judge Reinhold, maritime law, and Captain Hook, all of which have been in the popular comedy lexicon for years.

Hooray for unnecessarily drawing out beloved television shows!