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26 Infuriating Teen Drama Moments That Never Should Have Happened

Still haven't forgiven the Elite writers for Season 3.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which teen drama moments really, really pissed them off. Here are some of their responses:

🚨Warning: Spoilers ahead!🚨

Note: Some of the following include mentions of sexual assault.

1. First, when Peyton dated Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy on One Tree Hill:

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"It was absolutely ridiculous. Plus, there’s just something creepy about a grown man in a relationship with a high schooler."


2. When Omar cheated on Ander on Elite:


"They were such a strong couple, but then Omar just went and cheated on him? With his sister’s boyfriend? That’s messed up."


3. When everyone got involved with Gryphons and Gargoyles on Riverdale:

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"I had always loved Riverdale for its murder mysteries, but then Season 3 tried paranormal elements and it ended up being convoluted and ridiculous. Trying to mix it in with the Farm plot just made it worse. The storyline was poorly executed and strayed from what made the show enjoyable in the first place."


4. When Chuck traded Blair for a hotel on Gossip Girl:

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"Basically everything about Chuck was problematic. He was just toxic."


5. When Annie drove drunk and killed a guy on 90210:

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"Instead of coming forward about it, she stayed silent for a whole year and then dated Jasper, the nephew of the man she killed. The whole storyline was uncomfortable to watch. And to make matters worse, she only got a couple months of house arrest and probation. Absolutely the WORST storyline I've ever seen on a teen show."


6. When Ezra and Aria ended up together on Pretty Little Liars:

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"The student/teacher relationship was already problematic, but he also stalked, manipulated, and lied to her all for research on his stupid book. Plus, he had dated underaged girls before. He was a predator and controlled her constantly. That entire relationship was just a toxic mess."


7. When Elena had Alaric erase all her memories of Damon on The Vampire Diaries:

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"I understand his death was hard, but you would think that if the love of your life died, you would at least want to hold on to all the good memories."


8. When Dan and Blair dated on Gossip Girl:

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"It made zero sense, it was completely out of character for both of them, and it just felt desperate and forced. Everyone dated everyone on that show, but it's like they were scraping the bottom of the barrel with them. It only caused unnecessary drama."


9. When Duncan and Veronica slept together even though Duncan knew she might be his half-sister on Veronica Mars:

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I love Veronica Mars with all my heart, but this whole paternity storyline was just WEIRD. Veronica didn't turn out to be related to Duncan, but this was still weird and uncomfortable. The storyline took me out of the show a little bit, and it just proved how much better Veronica was with Logan.

10. When Landry killed someone on Friday Night Lights and never faced any consequences:


"He just murdered someone and then covered it up and moved on with his life. Like, what?!"


11. When Tristan cut Maya off because she tried to protect him from Mr. Yates on Degrassi: The Next Generation:


"He got mad at her for protecting him from a predatory teacher. The show really painted Maya as the bad guy for caring about her friend."


12. When Bryce got a redemption arc on 13 Reasons Why:


"Trying to give a rapist a redemption storyline was infuriating. I was so angry that they tried to have us feel sorry for him and Monty. It was so bad that I won’t be watching the last season."


13. When Rory and Dean had an affair on Gilmore Girls:

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"I thought it was so out of character for Rory at the time. The affair was so awkward and wrong, and it didn’t feel like Gilmore Girls anymore."


14. When Allison died on Teen Wolf:


"Even if the actress wanted to leave, they could have just had Allison move away or something. Why kill her? It feels like they killed her off just to make room for Scott and Kira to be together, but then those two didn't even last. Allison deserved so much better."


15. When Marissa befriended Johnny on The O.C.:


"Johnny Harper is the most under-hated character on TV. His behavior was borderline incel, but he was painted as a 'nice guy.' Marissa felt so guilty after his death that she went on a downward spiral with Volchok. Johnny is the reason Marissa died."


16. When Lucas kept cheating on Brooke with Peyton on One Tree Hill:

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"I was totally Team Brucas, so I’m biased, but I absolutely hated this entire storyline. Lucas kept choosing Brooke and then breaking her heart. Brooke deserved better, and Peyton should have been with Jake."


17. When Blaine dated Kurt's former bully, Karofsky, on Glee:


"I don’t think I've ever been so annoyed by a storyline. It was so out of character for Blaine and just awful."


18. When Eric dated Adam on Sex Education:


"The pairing is incredibly messy and toxic. Adam bullied Eric for years and made him believe he was worthless. Then after Eric finally learned to love and accept himself, he hooked up with Adam. It felt like the show was reinforcing the messed up idea that men who abuse you are actually in love with you."


19. When Carla dated Yeray on Elite:


"Her father basically forced her into that relationship and it was awful. They could have just focused on her relationship with Samuel instead of wasting so much time on this storyline."


20. When everyone just instantly let Ani into their friend group on 13 Reasons Why:


"Ani just showed up and inserted herself into everyone's business. It was weird how she was just immediately accepted by the group. Her character annoyed me so much that I could barely even watch Season 3."


21. When Elsa cheated on Doug on Atypical:


"They had such a great relationship and the cheating storyline made me so mad. It messed up their amazing family and just made me dislike Elsa’s character for the rest of the show."


22. When Rayanne and Jordan hooked up on My So-Called Life:


"Even if it seemed like the inevitable conclusion to Jordan and Angela's relationship, it was just painful to watch Jordan make such a selfish decision."


23. When Nathan and Haley got married and moved in together in HIGH SCHOOL on One Tree Hill:

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"What even WAS that?"


24. When Rachel turned down her dream Broadway role to do a TV show on Glee:


"She worked so hard to make it to Broadway and then she just threw it all away for that trash TV show for no reason. It just seemed so out of character for her to ditch her dreams for something that she never showed interest in before."


25. When Miles got back together with Tristan on Degrassi: Next Class:


Their entire relationship was toxic and unhealthy for both of them, and I never understood why the writers kept revisiting it. It didn't make sense for Miles to keep coming back to someone who didn't respect his sexuality and constantly put him down. They didn't even end up together, so why spend all that time on them? Miles' relationship with Lola should have been further explored instead.

26. And finally, any student-teacher relationship:

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"I know it happens, but it's gross and shouldn't be a plot point. I'm looking at you Glee, Riverdale, and Buffy."


Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity. Not all entries were from community users.

Got a moment that didn't make this list? Did you actually like some of these storylines? Let us know in the comments!

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