23 TV Moments So Ridiculously Stressful, People Watched Them With Their Fingers Over Their Eyes
I'm sweating just READING these.
A while back, we rounded up some of the most stressful TV moments of all time — and now we're back with more great submissions from y'all! Here are 23 more incredibly stressful TV scenes people just can't seem to get through.
Also, WARNING: Some submissions contain topics of assault and violence.
1. On ER, when Doug had to rescue a boy from a storm drain as the water rose:
2. On 911: Lone Star, when a woman was trapped in a food truck filled with scorpions as lava slowly approached the truck:
3. On Riverdale, when Betty and Veronica were forced to play a game of Spin the Bottle where one of the cups contained lethal poison:
4. On Outlander, when Roger was hung and you didn't know whether he survived:
5. On Criminal Minds, when Hotch's wife, Haley, was murdered while he was on the phone with her knowing it was about to happen:
6. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Spike confronted Buffy and then tried to assault her in the bathroom:
7. On Stranger Things, when Eleven pulled a piece of the Mind Flayer from inside her leg:
8. On The West Wing, when two shooters fired at the crowd in the Season 1 finale, and you didn't know who'd been shot:
9. On Monk, when he and Troy were buried alive:
10. On Eye Candy, when Lindy was drugged and kidnapped then woke up tied up and gagged, and her attacker began heating up an iron to brand her:
11. On Chicago Fire, when the building exploded with members of the team inside and the chief kept yelling into the radio for someone to respond, but no one did:
12. On Law & Order SVU, when Olivia searches for the girl who claims she's being kept in a room by her abuser, but then Olivia discovers she's been buried alive:
13. On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., when Jemma and Fitz realized one of them was the LMD:
14. On Dexter, when Trinity meets Dexter:
15. On Lost, when Ben tries to buy time as Keamy threatens to shoot Alex:
16. On Game of Thrones, when the Dothraki charged at the White Walkers and all their torches went out:
17. On Lost, when Jack woke up in the jungle and walked back to the plane wreckage in the pilot:
19. On The Walking Dead, when the Governor stalked Andrea:
20. On The Walking Dead, when Carl had to kill his mom:
21. On Once Upon a Time when Pan possessed Henry and then everyone kept telling their secrets to him without knowing it was Pan:
22. On NCIS, when Gibbs' car was trapped underwater:
23. And finally, just the entirety of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Hush":
Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.