10 Insane TV Plot Twists That Left You Sleepless For Months
JON SNOW COMING BACK TO LIFE ON GAME OF THRONES
Game of Thrones has dished out a lot of death in its five (and counting) seasons, but it was the demise of Jon Snow, one of the only decent people left in Westeros, that left viewers truly distraught. After ten months of keeping the secret under wraps, Jon Snow was resurrected from the dead (literally) in the second episode of the sixth season.
THE DOUBLE SEASON DEATH ON DOWNTON ABBEY
Fans faced some seriously sad (and shocking!) stuff during Downton Abbey's third season. Midway through, the youngest Crawley daughter Sybil died giving birth to her daughter, Sybbie. And if that wasn't heartbreaking enough, there was another death just a few episodes later: Matthew Crawley, who died in a car crash just after meeting his newborn son.
GLENN FAKE DYING ON THE WALKING DEAD
Covered in blood, torn apart by an army of walkers, it seemed obvious that Glenn had died in the sixth season of The Walking Dead. Little did we know, however, that Nicholas had fallen on top of Glenn and he was killed instead.
THE REVEAL OF A ON PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
From the pilot on, there was one question on every PLL fan's mind: Who in the world is A? We thought we found out in the third season, with Mona, but it was the sixth season revelation, that A is actually CeCe Drake/Charles/Charlotte DiLaurentis that really set our heads spinning.
MONICA AND CHANDLER GETTING TOGETHER ON FRIENDS
This is one plot twist that was shocking, but not heartbreaking. And because it happened at the conclusion of the season, we had all summer to mull over (and get excited about) their potential relationship.
BOBBY EWING RETURNING ON DALLAS
It's the perhaps the most legendary fake-out of all time: After he died in the season finale, the characters on Dallas spent all season moruning his death, only for him to return later that year, making us think the whole thing had been a dream.
WILL GARDNER DYING ON THE GOOD WIFE
What's The Good Wife without the Gardner in Lockheart and Gardner? Still a successful show, but something was missing after Josh Charles's character was killed by a gunman who opened fire on a courtroom.
DEREK SHEPHERD'S ALMOST-AVOIDED DEATH ON GREY'S ANATOMY
He'd avoided a hospital shooting, a bomb threat, a plane crash and more, but even Derek Shepherd fell victim to the thing that gets every Grey's cast member out of their contract in the end: A brutal death scene. Shepherd's was especially brutal because he could have survived the car crash that eventually killed him but he then fell victim to poor practices at the hands of his doctors.
JAKE'S STABBING ON SCANDAL
Scott Foley took Jake Ballard's almost death so seriously that he tweeted "So, there it is. Thank you Twitter for tonight and all of the Thursday nights. It's such an honor. #Scandal" after an episode showed him getting stabbed. Unfortunately for Shonda Rhimes, photos were leaked of the next episode, showing him alive and well.
VICTORIA'S EXPLOSION ESCAPE ON REVENGE
When it comes to plot twists, Revenge was in a league of its own. But perhaps none was so good as Victoria's almost-death, where it seemed she had perished in an explosion of Grayson Manor. Even the actress who played Victoria, Madeleine Stowe, confirmed her death IRL. Little did we know, Victoria actually stashed her mother's corpse in the house and then fled for her life.