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What's The Most Anxiety-Inducing TV Moment?

Even thinking about the plane crash on Breaking Bad gives me anxiety.

I don't know about y'all, but I get VERY anxious while watching TV if something stressful is going on.

NBC

Like when Brooke was drowning in the car in One Tree Hill, and Julian couldn't find the crowbar to save her.

Brooke says "I love you" before the water goes over her head, and Julian screams "Brooke!!"
The CW

One of my biggest fears is being stuck in a car underwater.

Or in Stranger Things, when Hopper fought Grigori while Joyce was trying to reach the other button to trigger the shutdown, which would incinerate Hopper if he didn't get out in time.

Hopper being held down by Grigori as Joyce reaches for the other button
Netflix

Spoiler alert: he doesn't.

There are so many examples from Game of Thrones, but one recent one that comes to mind is when Tyrion is trying to negotiate with Cersei as Missandei stands in Cersei's clutches.

Cersei tells Missandei to say her last words as Daenerys looks on in shock and fear. Missandei says "Dracarys"
HBO

This death broke me.

But honestly, I think the ultimate example of this is when Jane's father is working as an air traffic controller after her death in Breaking Bad. He sees the two planes about to intersect, and we as the audience know they're going to crash — but all we can do is watch.

Jane's father, looking nervous, watching the radar
AMC

I don't even want to think about this scene.

Now it's your turn! What's the most stressful TV scene and why? Let us know in the comments and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!