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    33 TV Moments That Were So Intense, People Were Literally On The Edge Of Their Seats

    Just thinking about Negan's introduction on The Walking Dead stresses me out.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what the most intense TV moments are. Here are some of the best responses:

    Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead! And #10 includes mentions of sexual assault.

    1. First, on The Haunting of Hill House, when Nell realized that she was actually the Bent-Neck Lady.

    Netflix

    "Not only was it a shocking plot twist, but it also demonstrated one of the quotes from the original Hill House novel that basically says 'Ghosts can't hurt you, it's only the fear of ghosts that is dangerous.'"

    got30p

    2. On Hannibal, when Hannibal asked Will if he'll forgive him, and then shockingly killed Abigail.

    Hannibal saying, "I forgive you, Will. Will you forgive me?"
    NBC

    "Any season finale of Hannibal, but especially the Season 2 finale because HOLY SHIT! So much happens in this episode, but the moment between Hannibal and Will is unforgettable. Both Mads and Hugh’s faces are perfect and haunting. I am just in tears and in shock every single time I watch it, and there is a reason it has a 9.9 rating on IMDb! It is the most beautiful and the most intense episode of ANYTHING."

    williamthebloody

    3. On How to Get Away with Murder, when Annalise asked Sam why a picture of his penis was on Lila's phone.

    Annalise asking Sam, “Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?”
    ABC

    "Between Annalise taking off her makeup and wig and then turning to Sam and saying, 'Why is your penis on a dead girl's phone?' it's all so iconic."

    franovapetra

    4. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Buffy's mom, Joyce, died unexpectedly and Buffy found her body.

    Buffy saying, "Mom? Mom? Mommy?" after finding Joyce's body on the couch
    Warner Bros.

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my all-time favorite show, but I've only seen 'The Body' twice. Watching Buffy find her Mom on the couch and realizing she is dead is just too heartbreaking."

    raquelespycoronado

    5. On Game of Thrones, when we found out that Hodor was saying "Hold the door" the entire time.

    Hodor trying to hold the door and when he's a young boy, Hodor having a seizure and screaming "Hold the door! Hold the door! Hold the door!"
    HBO

    "The Red Wedding was shocking, but book fans knew it was coming. 'The Door' was a surprise for all fans — of the books and of the show. It was intense, shocking, and sad. So many people have bawled when they watch this episode for the first time."

    ninamariextra

    6. Also on Game of Thrones, when Jon was trapped under hundreds of bodies during the Battle of the Bastards.

    HBO

    "I know everyone is going to say the Red Wedding, but having read the books, I was fully prepared for that scene. But, the Battle of the Bastards where Jon is getting crushed to death was what made me the most tense during the whole run of the show. I genuinely caught myself holding my breath as he struggled to pull himself out of the bodies. They filmed it in such a visceral way that you really felt it as it happened."

    remylewis

    7. On Orange Is the New Black, when Poussey shockingly died during the prison protest.

    Taystee cradling Poussey's body and weeping
    Netflix

    "The peaceful protest turning into chaos and ending up with Poussey dying was so stressful. I've never felt so much intensity and pain watching a show before. My stomach was in knots the whole time. Everything about it was tragic, from Poussey trying to calm down Suzanne, to her slowly suffocating, and Taystee weeping next to her body. I couldn't stop thinking about it and crying for days."

    katcloud

    8. On Chernobyl, when the three men voluntarily went into the flooding plant.

    HBO

    "Hands down, the scene in Chernobyl when the three men voluntarily go into the flooding power plant. Their flashlights keep flickering because of the radiation, and the machine that tells them if they are getting too contaminated keeps ticking wildly. Finally, the last flashlight goes out and everything goes dark, and all you hear is the rapid ticking and the panic in their voices. I’ve never had such high blood pressure over a television scene. It was wild!"

    hernameisdd

    9. On Lost, when Charlie died, but not before relaying the "Not Penny's boat" message.

    Charlie drowning and holding up his hand to the window and it says, "Not Penny's boat"
    ABC

    "Three words: Not. Penny’s. Boat. I am still not okay."

    gryzzzz16

    10. On Outlander, when Jamie was sexually assaulted by Jack Randall.

    Jamie crying and lying on a bed with a bloody hand
    Starz

    "The sheer anguish made this scene really difficult to watch."

    kitty_k92

    11. On Grey's Anatomy, when Meredith found out that John Doe was George at the same time Izzie flatlined.

    John Doe writing in Meredith's hand and Meredith saying, "O? O. Seven. Double O Seven"
    ABC

    12. Also on Grey's Anatomy, when Meredith thought that Derek died after the gunman forced Cristina to stop operating.

    Meredith weeping and Cristina saying, "See? It's over. It's over. he's dead. It's over"
    ABC

    "The hospital shooting episodes were the most stressful two hours of my life. Usually, only one or two characters are in danger of dying, but in this case, I genuinely thought that Alex, Derek, Lexie, Meredith, and Richard were all going to die at some point. The worst moment was when the gunman put a gun to Cristina’s head to get her to stop operating on Derek. I’ve never been so panicked."

    emmaloveschocolate

    13. On The Walking Dead, when Negan made his epic entrance and killed Glenn.

    Negan bashing Glenn's head in and Glenn saying, "Maggie, I'll find you"
    AMC

    "This was the introduction of one of the best villains in TV history, and it was so stressful. From beginning to end, you can feel the tension and desperation of Rick’s people. Each one of them not knowing which one is going to be murdered in front of their found family. I screamed so loud during this moment when Glenn died. It was a gut reaction, and my nerves didn’t ease up until a couple of days later."

    desireeromero

    14. On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., when Fitz's alter ego, The Doctor, operated on Daisy.

    The Doctor talking to Fitz and saying, "You are weak. But together, we can fix it" and Simmons walking in on Fitz, alone, with Daisy
    ABC

    "Iain de Caestecker’s performance makes this the most intense scene of the show."

    inspire_forever

    15. On Sharp Objects, when Camille found some teeth hidden in the dollhouse.

    Amma saying, "Don't tell Mama"
    HBO

    "Literally just the last 30 seconds of Sharp Objects."

    fkatess

    16. On Criminal Minds, when Haley, Hotch's wife, was killed while everyone listened to it happening on the phone.

    Haley telling Hotch to take care of their son and make sure he believes in love
    CBS

    cspenc4

    17. On One Tree Hill, when Jimmy brought a gun to school and it sadly ended with Jimmy and Keith dying.

    Keith asking Jimmy to let Luke take Peyton outside and they can talk, just the two of them
    The CW

    "This whole episode was one of the best episodes of TV ever."

    lindsaycasey

    18. On Killing Eve, when Villanelle broke into Eve's house for the first time.

    Eve calling Villanelle a psychopath and Villanelle saying, "You should never tell a psychopath they are a psychopath... It upsets them"
    BBC America

    "Killing Eve has so many intense moments, but I think the first time audiences got a taste of the high stakes in this show was in Season 1 when Villanelle broke into Eve's apartment. Even though Villanelle was only there for dinner and to talk, you couldn’t help but feel so much dread every moment she spent in the apartment."

    jdclem630

    19. On Sons of Anarchy, when Opie looked at Jax one last time before he was beaten to death.

    FX

    "I knew someone was going to die and I had a feeling it was going to be Opie, but I wanted to be wrong. He had such heart but was never the same after losing Donna. He went out with a warrior's death, but it was brutal, and right in front of Jax. I'm tearing up just writing this. I was upset for weeks."

    partypoison723

    20. On Downton Abbey, when Sybil died after giving birth to her daughter.

    Branson telling Sybil, "Please, don't leave me... Listen, it's me, my darling. All you need to do is breathe, right now"
    PBS

    "When Sybil died after giving birth on Downton Abbey, that scene was too real. I know the actor wanted to leave the show for other projects, but did they have to go that dark?"

    sarahs4437336cf

    21. On The 100, when the world was literally ending and everyone raced to get on the rocket.

    Clarke radioing Bellamy and Raven and telling them not to wait for her
    The CW

    "The Season 4 finale is such an intense and stressful episode. It's basically just one long countdown to the end of the world, and pretty much all of the main characters are trying to prepare a rocket to get them to space in order to beat the death wave. When you see the timer running out and you know they aren’t all back, it is so intense."

    cspenc4

    22. On Euphoria, when Rue was pounding on the door and begging Fez to open up.

    Rue banging on Fez's door and saying that he ruined her life because he sold her drugs in the first place
    HBO

    "It was one of the most intense and heartbreaking scenes I’ve ever seen, and the acting... *chef's kiss."

    broadwayismymiddlename

    23. On The Vampire Diaries, when Klaus killed Jenna in order to break the hybrid curse.

    The CW

    "Just the suspense, the acting, and the way the entire sacrifice was done so well and it still gives me the chills."

    mysteria55

    24. On Supernatural, when Dean was attacked by hellhounds and Sam couldn't help him.

    Sam crying over Dean's bloody body and saying, "No, no. Dean"
    The CW

    "The fact that Sam had to watch Dean being dragged to hell, but couldn't help, was so stressful and sad."

    gemrose3

    25. On Sherlock, when Sherlock found John with a bomb strapped to his chest when he went to meet Moriarty.

    BBC

    "What a remarkable, memorable, and intense episode of TV."

    nymeria_waters

    26. On 9-1-1, when Christopher fell off the fire truck during the tsunami.

    Buck screaming for Christopher and searching the water for him
    Fox

    "When Christopher fell off the fire truck, I honestly yelled at my TV!! Then, we had to wait a week to see what would happen. It was awful."

    mslm90

    27. On This Is Us, when Randall and Kevin fought and Kevin said the worst thing to happen to him was Rebecca and Jack adopting Randall.

    Randall telling Kevin that Jack was always ashamed of him and how Kevin is chasing Randall's shadow
    NBC

    "It was such an intense scene and it left my heart feeling kind of heavy because of what I had just witnessed!"

    jessicashog

    28. On Pretty Little Liars, when Hanna, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Mona were trapped inside the Dollhouse.

    Freeform

    "This was one of the most intense and best episodes of the series."

    kevind4ac2ce8fe

    29. On Stranger Things, when everyone tried to escape Hawkins Lab, and it ended with Bob sacrificing himself.

    Joyce watching Bob get eaten by Demodogs
    Netfliix

    "The scene is shot like a horror movie and you know something bad will happen. Having it seem like everyone, apart from Owens, will be okay, only for Bob to get swarmed by Demodogs in front of everyone right by the door! I had to pause for 30 minutes and decompress after watching it the first time."

    rachelc43

    30. On Jane the Virgin, when Mateo was kidnapped by Rose right after he was born.

    Jane on the phone with Michael saying, "Michael? Michael, someone took him. Someone took Mateo"
    The CW

    31. On ER, when Carter was stabbed, fell to the floor, and found Lucy lying in a pool of her own blood.

    NBC

    "I know it is from a long time ago, but when Lucy and Carter were stabbed on ER back in Season 6! I just remember him getting stabbed and falling to the floor and seeing her. Literal chills."

    joanne3482

    32. On You, when Beck tried to escape Joe, but she didn't make it out in time.

    Joe telling Beck, "I didn’t want it to be like this, Beck"
    Netflix

    "She was SO close to escaping and he came up and grabbed her from behind and proceeded to kill her. It was horrifying!"

    hawkeyefan0215

    33. And finally, on Breaking Bad, when Walt had to watch Hank die in the desert.

    Hank saying, "Do what you're gonna do" and then getting shot
    AMC

    "Literally the entire episode is like having an anxiety attack."

    redbear745862

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