It really gets confusing when the stuff in the "Next episode" actually happens. You dont know what to believe
I know. I was young when it came out and basically started watching it because my older siblings always wanted to. I don't think I picked up on that until a solid 4-5 episodes into the first season because it was harder to realize when there was a week long break that nothing they showed in the preview was actually in the next episode.
I more so have been waiting for a movie because the way the third season ends. The show was so obvious in the third season about their struggles to get picked up, I loved that part of the third season. But I do agree that it got a little over the top but I think that's what happens when you need to rush and hurry to a conclusion because it got cut short.