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23 TV Storylines That Deserve To Burn In The Dumpster Fire That Was 2020

"Forget worst plot of the year, that was the worst plot I have ever seen for a main character on any season of television."

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to rant about the absolute worst TV storylines they watched in 2020. Here are the best answers.


1. Justin Foley's sudden, but heartbreaking death in the final episode of 13 Reasons Why.

Justin lying down in a hospital bed

2. The hit-and-miss plot lines in Ratched.

Nurse Ratched and Edmund Tolleson talking to one another

3. The messiness that was Season 4 of Riverdale.

Jughead, Betty, Kevin, Archie and Veronica having a drink in Pop's

4. Including Jughead pretending to be dead, as well as Betty and Archie getting together for a hot second.

5. Everything about the disappointing final season of The 100.

Characters from "The 100" huddled together, looking at something in the distance

6. Including the unjustified end to Bellamy Blake's character

7. The unnecessary and inconsistent COVID-related storylines, which popped up on nearly every TV show.

8. The cringe-inducing musical moments in Part 3 of Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.

Sabrina and the rest of the cheerleaders performing a pep rally

9. The plot twist ending to Alex Karev's character in Grey's Anatomy, which resulted in him ditching Jo and reuniting with Izzy.

Alex in the hospital dressed in his doctor's scrubs

10. The unsatisfactory ending to Utopia.

The characters from "Utopia" sitting around a desk that is covering in photos

11. Omar's decision to cheat on Ander, who was being treated for cancer, with his sister's boyfriend in Elite.

Omar asking Malick if he wants to hook up; when Malick asks "What about Ander?", Omar replies "Ander isn't here"

12. The surprise revelation that Randall's biological mum was actually alive in This Is Us.

Randall's mum sitting down on a weathered chair in a bus

13. The absolute dumpster fire that was the Supernatural finale.

Sam and Dean Winchester

14. Including Castiel finally confessing his love to Dean, only to be sent to hell moments later and then barely mentioned again.

Castiel being enveloped by a black goo-like substance

15. Oh, and let's not forget about the fact that Dean died.

A closeup of Dean tearfully talking to Sam

16. The direction of Iris' character in Season 6 of The Flash.

Barry and Iris holding up their hand to the same spot on a mirrored wall

17. The fact that Sarah could have exonerated John B by going straight to the police in Outer Banks.

Sarah being grabbed and dragged away by her dad

18. The change in Han Ji-pyeong's character in Start-Up.

A close up of Han Ji-pyeong; he is wearing a tweed suit with a black t-shirt

19. The entirety of Season 2 of Virgin River.

Jack Sheridan and Mel Monroe standing near each other at a country festival

20. Arturo drugging and raping Amanda, a fellow hostage, in Money Heist.

Arturo leaning over towards Amanda

21. The rushed storylines in Lovecraft Country.

Characters in "Lovecraft Country" looking into the distance while standing on a porch

22. Lil Dicky trying to convince his record label to put out an offensive single of his called "Jail" in Dave.

Lil Dicky in "Dave"; he is sitting in an office, talking to someone off-camera

23. And lastly, the anticlimactic end to The Undoing.

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in "The Undoing"

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

What other TV storylines from the past year have been absolutely terrible? Leave them in the comments below!

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