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19 TV Scenes That Were So Well-Acted, They May Be The Best Ever

From Grey's Anatomy to Breaking Bad to Stranger Things, these scenes are ~almost~ better than the shows themselves.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they think are the best-acted TV scenes of all time. Here are the awardworthy results.

🚨Major spoilers ahead! 🚨

1. In Breaking Bad, when Bryan Cranston (as Walter White) had an emotional phone conversation with Skyler and had to pretend that he didn't know the police were listening in.

Walt and Skyler talking on the phone

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2. In How I Met Your Mother, when Jason Segel (as Marshall Eriksen) was expecting to celebrate his father's recovery but then learned that he had a heart attack and died.

Marshall hugging Lily in the street

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3. In The Newsroom, when Jane Fonda (as Leona Lansing) rejected everyone's resignations and declared she was ready for war against the employee who faked an interview.

Leona in the newsroom suite talking to Will and the other producers

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4. In The Haunting of Bly Manor, when T'Nia Miller (as Hannah Grose) was left alone at the firepit and was forced to confront her own mortality and the fact that she's stuck at Bly Manor forever.

Hannah left alone at the camp fire

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5. In Stranger Things, when Dacre Montgomery (as Billy Hargrove) was trapped in the sauna and possessed by the mind flayer, so he tried pleading for his life with Max.

Billy pleading for his life while shirtless and locked in a sauna

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6. In How to Get Away with Murder, when Viola Davis (as Annalise Keating) delivered her closing argument to the jury and finally got honest with herself about what kind of person she truly was.

Annalise wearing a grey suit and speaking to the jury in court

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7. In Lost, when Josh Holloway (as Sawyer Ford) let his guard down and emotionally revealed to Matthew Fox (as Jack Shephard) that he met his father before getting stranded on the island.

Sawyer talking to Jack in the woods

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8. In Grey's Anatomy, when Chandra Wilson (as Dr. Bailey) was hiding from the active shooter but needed to get Charles to the operating room, and she realized they were trapped.

Dr. Bailey holding Charles' hands before he dies

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9. In The Comeback, when Lisa Kudrow (as Valerie Cherish) was nearing rock bottom, and her husband suggested that no one ever really believed in her.

Valerie and her husband arguing outside a restaurant

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10. In The West Wing, when Martin Sheen (as Jed Bartlet) yelled at God in the church because he was so angry and frustrated that Mrs. Landingham died.

Bartlet alone in the church

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11. In Sharp Objects, when Amy Adams (as Camille Preaker) discovered a layer of human teeth in her younger sister's dollhouse, revealing that Amma was actually the killer.

Amy Adams finding a tooth in her sister's dollhouse

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12. In Euphoria, when Zendaya (as Rue Bennett) was literally begging her dealer for some drugs, and when he refused she realized how much her addiction had impacted her life.

Rue begging for drugs outside of her dealer's apartment

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13. In Penny Dreadful, when Eva Green (as Vanessa Ives) became possessed during a seance and had to act as several different people in one short scene.

A bunch of characters crowded around a table and performing a seance

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14. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Emma Caulfield (as Anya Jenkins) had an emotional breakdown after Joyce died because she couldn't comprehend death.

Anya talking to her friends in her room

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15. In Jane the Virgin, when Gina Rodriguez (as Jane Villanueva) got a call that Michael had died, and she collapsed to the ground in horror.

Jane answering the phone and falling to the ground, screaming

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16. In Grey's Anatomy, when Sandra Oh (as Cristina Yang) told the panel exactly how she felt about her professional career, including how unfair it was for Burke to be praised for her own work.

Cristina Yang wearing her blue scrubs and talking to the panel

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17. In Ozark, when Tom Pelphrey (as Ben Davis) stepped into the taxi and immediately bombarded the driver with all of his hopes and fears and what keeps him up at night.

Ben sitting in the backseat of the taxi as it drives along the countryside

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18. In This Is Us, when Sterling K. Brown (as Randall Pearson) opened up to Susan Kelechi Watson (as Beth Pearson) about how overwhelmed and sad he was, so she reminded him that he built his life out of tragedy.

Beth and Randall on the couch

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19. And in Doctor Who, when Tony Curran (as Vincent van Gogh) traveled to the future with The Doctor and was shown just how much of an impact his art had on the world.

Van Gogh crying while looking at his art in a museum in the future

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Did your favorite scene not make the list? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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