We're going to go ever-so-slightly off our beat for just a moment, because a great cultural injustice has been brought upon the press release-receiving people of the world. You see, Access Hollywood sends daily press releases plugging whatever will be on that night's show. Tonight, it's an interview with O.C. starlet Mischa Barton (who coincidentally used to date charming Brandon Davis). Well, that's nice. Except that the email completely spoils tomorrow night's season finale. IN THE SUBJECT LINE. No warning, no looking away, no escape — if you so much as glance at your inbox, Access is going to fuck up your Thursday.

Sure, the season's outcome was rumored in a few publications, but to have it confirmed by the show's star? Via Access, of all places? That's just not right. It's like when the Times spoiled Million Dollar Baby. Except more retarded.

Want the spoiler subject line for yourself? After the jump.

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From: NBC flack
To: Gawker
Sent: 4:14 PM
Subject: ON THE NEXT "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD:" MISCHA BARTON CONFIRMS HER CHARACTER ON "THE O.C." DIES AND REVEALS WHAT THE SHOW HAS IN STORE FOR FANS