At the beginning of the 7th and last season of The West Wing, we are just coming into the general election between Santos and Vinick. Unfortunately, the first episode opens three years in the future at the Bartlet Library with the regulars from the final seasons. They spoil all of the plot points left to the viewer. CJ and Danny, Will's future, Toby's future, and of course the results of the upcoming election.
Why spoil all the interesting story arcs which will be resolved throughout the final season in the first five minutes of the first episode?