13 Season Finales that shocked and awed. Do you remember these amazing episodes?
Friends (Season 4)
Possibly the most shocking moment in the entire season, Ross' vow of "I take thee, Rachel" had the entire finale episode grinding to a halt. With all his friends and family watching, not to mention a very pissed off Emily, we were left wondering how on earth Ross was going to talk himself out of this one.
The West Wing (Season 1)
The crack of gunfire echoed out over the last few seconds of this West Wing finale episode, and it was unclear who, if anyone, had been shot. We were left to stress as the entire presidential party was left hanging in the balance. The white supremesist assasination attempt came out of nowhere, but it certainly fueled a lot of the plot for the subsequent season.
Charmed (Season 3)
Despite rumors about divas and fighting and backstage problems, no one was expecting Shannon Doherty to peace out of Charmed so early, especially when that meant killing off Prue! She had practically been the main character, and she was mercilessly cut down in this tragic season finale. Worse, Piper's fate was unknown too, and she looked pretty worse for the wear...
Alias (Season 2)
Leaving Sydney unconcious in a burning building would have been crazy enough, but Alias took their finale game a step further. The season ended with Sydney waking up in Hong Kong, alone and confused, only to find out from Vaughn that two years had passed! And the kicker? The love of her life was MARRIED.
Dallas (Season 3)
Even if you've never seen one episode of Dallas, you've absolutely heard the question, "Who shot JR?" Even without Twitter trends and message boards and Tumblr metas, this question was the number one phrase on everyone's lips during the summer break after JR was shot by an unknown assailant.
The O.C. (Season 3)
This one isn't too far back into yesteryear, but it was still a finale for the ages. Was it the callback music? The tragic image of Ryan carrying Marissa's broken body from the wreckage? Or maybe just the knowledge that our favorite Californians had finally jumped the shark? Either way, The O.C was never the same after Marissa's epic finale cliffhanger death.
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