for the ending of small wonder

small wonder ran from 1985 to 1989 and starred tiffany brissette as the adorable robot daughter v.i.c.i, voice input child identicant, or “vicki” for short

the last season became very meta, as vicki learned that by bending the coils in her micronuclear power source, she could pierce the veil of reality and enter a universe in which “small wonder” was just a tv show

it ends with two universes splitting off — one where vicki overloads her nuke and kills howard leeds, creator of the show, and one where everyone realizes their true love

also one where donnie darko dies