There's always one.
You might really like the show, but there's that one installment that makes you wish you had skipped it or at least changed the channel when you had the chance.
There's that one episode that made you cringe. Maybe it was just too strange or had a dumb plot twist that made you audibly groan. Perhaps it took your favorite couple in the wrong direction or, worst of all, it took the entire show in the wrong direction and you're still waiting for it to recover.
It might even be your favorite show and you love it...but there's that one episode that you just can't stand.
Check out our choices for the 13 TV episodes we never want to watch again!
"For Better or Worse" - Castle
As much as we're hating Castle season 8 (and so far we are), it was Castle Season 6 Episode 23 that disappointed us the most. After waiting six seasons for Castle and Beckett's great love story to culminate with an epic wedding, the show teased us with the perfect setting (the house in the Hamptons), the perfect dress (Kate's mom's), and the happy couple's friends and family in attendance. Then fans got the rug yanked out from under them for some ludicrous storyline where Rick disappeared on the way to his own wedding. Fans who had waited years for this moment were devastated. Many didn't even bother to tune in for the five minute, green-screened wedding they'd get six episodes later. Why The Powers That Be chose to treat fans to the “worse” instead of the “better” in “For Better or Worse” will always be a mystery but for many fans, this heartbreaking episode can not be forgiven.
"Freefall" - ER
Dr. Robert Romano was a complex character. While he looked on most of his colleagues with disdain, he occasionally showed his softer side to Dr. Elizabeth Corday and was truly distressed when he couldn't save medical student Lucy Knight after she was stabbed by a schizophrenic patient. Later, Romano had his arm cut off by a helicopter blade in a horrific accident. So when the show decided to kill him off by dropping a helicopter on him, it felt like a Loony Tunes cartoon episode. This complicated and entertaining character deserved a better sendoff. We'll never watch this episode again.
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" - Scandal
Finding out that his Presidential win wasn't legit made Fitz angry at the world, but no one more so than Olivia Pope. These two had had steamy sex in many different locales but this time was different. Still feeling betrayed by his paramour, Fitz heatedly thrust her into that server closet, had angry sex, and then told her it was all a mistake but he couldn't control his erections around her! WTF?!? That was a serious low point for this couple and an episode we never hope to watch again.
"Where the Wild Things Are" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When the gang attended a frat party, they soon realized something was very off. Turned out years earlier, the old Lowell house was a home for children and the crazy caretakers abused their charges with punishments such as cutting off girls' hair to remove the temptation of vanity and baptizing them by holding them under water in a bathtub. Now poltergeist were taking out their pain out on the Scooby gang while Riley and Buffy were having endless sex in one of the bedrooms. As much as we always expected this show to wander into strange territory, this episode was downright painful.
"The Change in the Game" - Bones
Brennan and Booth had danced around a romantic relationship for six seasons but as far as fans had seen on screen, they'd never taken it to the next level. So, we were completely shocked when Brennan announced she was pregnant with Booth's baby! How did that happen? Apparently the two spent the night “comforting” one another, offscreen, after squintern Nigel Vincent's death. Fans felt cheated at having invested years in this relationship only to miss one of their favorite couple's major milestones.
"Last Forever Part 2" - How I Met Your Mother
Fans spent ALL of season 9 enjoying Robin and Barney's wedding weekend only to have them get divorced ten minutes into the series finale. Then the "Mother" that Ted spent the entire series chasing died! As if to add insult to injury, Ted went back to Robin, a relationship they both decided didn't work early in the show's run. The episode will always rank as one of the worst series finale's of all time. Just knowing what happens when the show ends can make watching any of the reruns almost unbearable.