Just wondering why The Missing Pieces is considered canon. I mean, they scenes are missing for a reason. Are we really assuming all of those scenes that were cut out are still considered canon? Some of them I can see happening, others not so much. Is this just an assumption or were they confirmed to still be canon? I'm just wondering especially since I want to know how it would tie in with the new season. That and some of the character decisions were terrible, so I liked that they were cut out and didn't consider them canon.
UPDATE: Thanks for the explanations!