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21 Plot Twists So Ridiculously Unbelievable They Ruined People's Favorite Shows

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Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the ridiculous plot twists that totally ruined their favorite TV shows. Here are some of the most unbelievable responses.



1. Daenerys Targaryen's "mad queen" arc on Game of Thrones.

Daenerys burns King's Landing to the ground while riding her dragon
HBO / Via YouTube

"She loses everything for Jon Snow and he pushes her away, so that makes her mad? This woman who only cared about the well-being of her people for seven seasons just flips in two episodes? I thought I’d sob and scream if Daenerys died, but I just shook my head and turned off the TV."


2. The bomb at the end of Veronica Mars.

Veronica holds the alleged bomber at gunpoint
The CW / Via Hulu

"I know right now it’s the end, but I believe they’re planning another season, and I will not be watching it. Pointless gratuitous trauma."


3. When Clarke killed Bellamy on The 100.

Bellamy tells Clarke she won't shoot him even as she holds him at gunpoint
The CW / Via Netflix

"What made me stop watching The 100 was when Clarke killed Bellamy four episodes before the end. Totally out of character. I feel like I wasted seven years of my life."


"It was unreasonable and ruined the show for me right before it ended. Clarke being the one to kill him was just a petty choice of the writers to hurt the viewers who wanted them to end up together."


4. Oliver's secret son on Arrow.

Malcom tells Oliver that he knows about his son William
The CW / Via Netflix

"I gave up on Arrow after Oliver found out he had a son and then decided to hide it from his fiancé. I hate secret child plot twists, they never end well."


5. The plane crash on Grey's Anatomy.

Christina and Meredith are stranded in the woods, bleeding
ABC / Via Netflix

"I refuse to watch the plane crash/anything after. How many tragedies can one hospital have before people decide it’s cursed? Burn that down and salt the earth. No more."


6. The turn in Olivia's career path on Scandal.

Olivia confirms that she's secured funding for B613
ABC / Via Netflix

"Olivia became the head of B613 in the last season of Scandal. After all those seasons of fighting this agency, how could she become the head...?"


7. Amon's sudden backstory reveal on The Legend of Korra.

Amon's father tells him and his brother that they're destined to become bloodbenders and destroy the Avatar
Nickelodeon / Via Netflix

"First we find out he's Tarrlock's brother, a twist that doesn't work 'cause there was zero build to the reveal. Then we find out that Amon is blood bending (an advanced form of water bending) to remove a person's ability to bend. Again, there was zero build up to this reveal. When I found out the show was going to get another season, I didn't watch. So much potential just wasted."


8. When Elena was knocked into an enchanted sleep for the final two seasons of The Vampire Diaries.

Kai magically shatters the windows, and the falling glass shard knock Elena unconscious
The CW / Via Netflix

"I just didn’t feel like they needed to keep prolonging it if the main character, the one the show was literally centered around, died. It just became a pile of hot garbage."


9. When Wes was at the center of the plot twist AGAIN on How to Get Away with Murder.

Annalise says that no one knew the version of Wes Gibbins she did

"Wes being the one who died on HTGAWM. Not only did they intentionally mislead the audience, but it was also the THIRD time that the mid-season finale plot twist was 'It was Wes.' Who killed Sam? It was Wes. Who shot Annalise? It was Wes. Who died? It was Wes.

No thanks. I didn’t want another episode after that."


10. Marlena's demonic possession on Days of Our Lives.

Marlena's face morphs into the devil
NBC / Via YouTube

"I stopped watching Days of Our Lives when Marlena was possessed by the devil. Yes, soaps are supposed to be over the top unrealistic, but that was the last straw for me."


11. Castiel's heavenly promotion on Supernatural.

Castiel tells Dean he isn't an angel anymore
The CW / Via Netflix

"The seventh season of Supernatural when Castiel became 'God' or whatever. Never watched again after that. I missed the 'monster of the week' format, and I thought they overcomplicated things by bringing in angels and God."


12. Another secret son, but this time on One Tree Hill.

Clay confronts his therapist for not telling him about the son he'd forgotten
The CW / Via Hulu

"When Clay on One Tree Hill magically had a whole-ass son that he blocked out and forgot about. That was just a disaster of a storyline."


13. Spencer's secret twin on Pretty Little Liars.

Alex shows Spencer the diamond she made from Wren's ashes
Freeform / Via YouTube

"PLL had some ridiculous plot lines already, but this one just seemed like they were like, 'we ran out of characters to blame this on...let’s do a secret twin!' It was the finale when she was revealed so I couldn’t stop watching the series, but it turned me off of the whole show, turning it from being good to don’t waste your time."


14. The Potential Slayers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Giles introduces Buffy to the few Potential Slayers left in the world
UPN / Via Hulu

"The final season of Buffy was basically America's Next Top Model for slayers. It just diluted the original gang's dynamic."


15. Luke's daughter on Gilmore Girls.

April asks Luke for a hair sample so she can run a DNA test and figure out if he's her father
The WB / Via Netflix

"When Luke had a daughter on Gilmore Girls, it completely ruined his and Lorelai’s relationship. It was so unnecessary to the plot, and so was the whole wack love triangle with Christopher. I would’ve liked to see a nice, adorable — with its occasional hiccups, of course — relationship between Luke and Lorelai."


16. When Deb confessed her feelings for her adoptive brother on Dexter.

Deb tells Dexter that she can't accept his new relationship because she's in love with him
Showtime / Via YouTube

"When Deb told Dexter she was in love with was hard to get past that. Just so random and awkward. I get they weren’t bio siblings, but still, there was no need for that plot twist."


17. The alternative timeline where the plane never crashed on Lost.

The passengers reassure each other of their safety after hitting turbulence
ABC / Via Hulu

"Lost's 'sideways season' confusing."


18. The reveal that Ted's wife had already died on How I Met Your Mother.

Ted's kids tell him that his story was actually about how much he loves Robin
CBS / Via Hulu

"The last few episodes of How I Met Your Mother. I was gutted by that twist....."


"I still don't acknowledge the existence of the last episode. It finishes when they get married for me."


19. Sabrina's dark departure from the source material on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Sabrina confronts her father, Lucifer, and asks for her boyfriend's freedom
Netflix / Via Netflix

"I gave up on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina when she became evil and was no longer with Harvey."


20. Aunt Vivian's surprise pregnancy on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The Banks kids protest against babysitting, changing diapers, or sharing their trust funds with the new addition
NBC / Via YouTube

"It made no sense, as their kids were grown. It made the last few seasons much more stereotypical. Not to mention Nicky went from a baby to like a 3-year-old in a season's time."


21. And finally, basically every plotline on Riverdale.

Jughead describes Riverdale as both incredibly macabre and incredibly mundane
The CW / Via Netflix

"I wanted to love Riverdale, because you know the comics are 👌🏻. Every plot was absolutely absurd and the entire thing was just a dumpster fire in general. The musical episode and Betty’s creepy strip dance thing (whatever that that was) just killed me."


"When Riverdale started having its characters do those tickle videos. I put up with a lot of the stupid story lines on Riverdale, but this one pushed me over the edge."


"Riverdale started off pretty cool, maybe a bit cheesy here or there, but enjoyable. Then it turned into gargoyles and tickle wars and just took a fast train south and kept crashing."


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

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