On the finale thread for “Death Valley,” fans questioned the alien’s motivations for coming to Earth and breeding with humans only to eradicate their species in the end. A popular comment from u/Dragonlvr420 said, “I mean, didn’t they destroy their own planet and that’s why they needed the humans help in the first place??”
Others jumped in to agree, adding that they also remembered this explanation. However, u/frankiefantastic offered the counterpoint that “something else is destroying it.” This could be connected to the last-minute introduction of the lizard people, though the season ran out of time before they could explain that storyline.
Most “Death Valley” fans were confused by the alien’s logic, with u/FuschiaDandelion saying, “The irony of taking over Earth because humans have ruined it, after they’re ruined their own planet and have nearly become extinct, is lost on the aliens.”
Another Redditor added that the destruction they blamed humans for had occurred while they were working together. In reality, their actions resulted in many of the difficult decisions the humans were forced to make for the sake of their survival.
“Why does it feel facepalm worthy whenever an alien story goes down the all humans suck and we’d make this planet so much better because we don’t do the evil they do…..but we do kill a lot of people randomly,” wrote u/No-Beat-5045, perfectly summing up the thread’s frustrations.