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    22 Insane TV Plot Twists That Made People Scream "What The Actual Fuck?"

    "That's when I realised NO ONE IS SAFE, NO ONE!"

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV plot twists left them stunned. Here are some of their responses. 🚨🚨🚨 Warning – spoilers ahead! 🚨🚨🚨

    1. Violet actually being dead for several episodes in American Horror Story without the audience realising.


    "The first season of American Horror Story when you found out that Violet had actually killed herself and had been dead for a good few episodes before you knew."


    2. The realisation about the bad place on The Good Place.


    "I mean, it seems like the obvious choice, but the twist at the end of season one of The Good Place is the only time I've ever yelled 'What the fuck?!' out loud at my television."

    – Sam Kramer via Facebook

    3. Michael's death in Jane the Virgin.

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    "I had been rooting for Rafael and Jane since the beginning up until Michael and Jane’s wedding when I finally went aboard the Michael train and then they just killed him off??! What the heck!"


    4. The realisation that Mr. Robot is Elliot's alter-ego, taking the appearance of his late father.

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    "That show is full of unexpected surprises, but the ending of season one when you find out the truth about his father. Had me shook!"


    5. The flash-forward episode of Lost after seasons of flashbacks.


    "That was game changing."


    6. Bernard actually being a robot in Westworld.


    "Bernard is a host. Bernard and Arnold look the same, which means scenes we thought were with Bernard for nine episodes might have been flashbacks with Arnold and of course, the multiple timeline twist that allowed William and the Man in Black to be the same person. UNREAL."


    7. Kimberley taking off her wig to reveal her scar in Melrose Place.


    "Im taking it back to the '90s for my old school Melrose Place fans...when the Kimberly pulled off her wig in the bathroom and revealed the scar."

    – Candice Dailey via Facebook

    8. Rita dying in Dexter.


    "Poor Rita...I was in a serious funk for a few weeks. I can't believe the showrunners did that to us fans!!!"

    – Christiana Hayden via Facebook

    9. The time jump in the This Is Us pilot.


    "The first time I watched the This Is Us pilot, my jaw hit the floor when they hit us with that twist, but re-watching it now and knowing what I know, it seems so obvious."

    – DeAnna Hall via Facebook

    10. Delia's accident and amnesia in Call the Midwife.

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    "Delia's accident and the resulting amnesia. Just...ugh. She and Patsy had just gotten an apartment together, and then that happened."

    – Amelia K. Tumlin via Facebook

    11. George's getting hit by a bus on Grey's Anatomy.


    "When you realised the guy who got hit by the bus in Grey's Anatomy was George."

    – Michele Buccheri Pelham via Facebook

    12. And also Derek's death on Grey's Anatomy.


    "I honestly felt betrayed."

    – samanthaw45e8a1440

    13. The revelation about Henry's dad on Once Upon A Time.


    "Once Upon A Time, when we find out Henry's dad (Neal) is actually Baelfire, which makes Rumplestiltskin Henry's grandfather! And Peter Pan is his great grandfather!"


    14. Mike Delfino's death on Desperate Housewives.


    "I screamed the first time I saw it happen. It shook me. Shook me to my core. I'm sorry....its still too soon to talk about. Too raw."

    – Madacart

    15. Killing off the titular mother on How I Met Your Mother.


    "Right away in season one they kind of get you off the idea of Robin and Ted so you give up on them ever being together AND realise they're actually not a good match. So killing off the mother and matching Ted up with Robin in the end was a twist that most viewers didn't see coming."


    16. Ben being dead for most of the My Screw Up episode in Scrubs.


    "Ben being dead the whole time (or most of the episode at least) blew my mind. Watching it back it seems so subtle, but so well done. In particular, he says at the start that he’ll have his camera ‘til the day I die’. After he’s dead he no longer had his camera. Mind. Blown. "

    – georgiecozens

    17. The Red Wedding in Game of Thrones.


    "That's when I realised NO ONE IS SAFE, NO ONE!"


    18. Walter poisoning Brock in Breaking Bad.


    "You think the big moment of the episode is the explosion in the nursing home. In the last seconds, as your heart rate is finally returning to normal and you're beginning to relax they slowly, quietly, subtly reveal that Walt poisoned Brock then the episode ends and your left completely mind-fucked! To this day, that episode is my favourite episode of television ever!"

    – carrieb446108921

    19. James killing Alyssa's attacker instead of Alyssa on The End of the F***ing World.

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    20. Ben Da La Creme eliminating herself from RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.


    "Even though the show was spoiled and basically everyone knew something would happen, it was still a twist"


    21. Rory revealing her pregnancy at the end of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.




    22. Jason and Polly turning out to be related on Riverdale.

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