13 Plot Twists We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes

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TV Show Plot TwistsConfession time: We were gonna come up with a whole buncha silly headlines and stories to amuse (and possibly punk) you today.

But then we thought, “Hey, that’s a lotta work, especially when TV has already pulled a helluva lotta pranks on us – sometimes without even realizing they were!”

So instead of wracking our brains, we dove into the history books – well, the TV history books, anyway – to dish out a baker’s dozen of the plot twists that we wish – no, seriously, we really wish – were only April Fool’s Day jokes.

Behold!

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Comments (115)

  • Oh man, the Friday Night Lights murder takes the cake. :/

    Comment by slizabeth – April 1, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i so agree!!!

      Comment by Elyse – April 1, 2013 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree. The show is soooo good. Landry was the best character and Tyra was written so well…and then THAT happened. AND it was the year of the writer’s strike, so they couldn’t redeem it, either. Ugh.

      Comment by Jeni – April 1, 2013 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish Blair’s ‘pact with God’ on Gossip Girl was a April Fools joke. But sadly, that was an actual storyline that actually happened.

    Comment by Sabi – April 1, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh yes, I think I tried to erase that from my memory. Absolutely ridiculous.

      Comment by Lois – April 1, 2013 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i’m pretty 90% of the storylines on gossip girl were an april fool’s joke let’s be real.

      Comment by Sam – April 1, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish that gossip girl seasons 4 to 6 where an april folls joke :)

      Comment by Tinemi – April 1, 2013 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.

      Comment by Mely – April 4, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FNL murder storyline was season 2.

    Comment by Paul – April 1, 2013 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG… Beer Bad is one of my favorite episodes of Buffy!!!!!!

    Comment by Tammy – April 1, 2013 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too! It was hilarious, and contained one of the best things I’ve ever seen – when things are being wrapped up at the end and Buffy is standing in front of the dumbass bad guy on the sidewalk – with Giles, or cops, or somebody, don’t remember, she’s still under the influence. She has a tree limb in her hand, swings it overhand and clocks him on top of his head, BAM, he goes down like a sack of potatoes.Loved it.

      Comment by buttermop (@buttermop) – April 1, 2013 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thing is – I wouldn’t call it a plot twist – just a bad episode. I see plot twists as unexpected occurances changing the direction of a show or episode. Buffy had a ton of those. This isn’t one of them

      Comment by znachki – April 1, 2013 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love “Beer Bad” It’s from the category “so bad, it’s good”. Especially since they deliberately lampshaded it with Xander’s question of what we learned from it.

    Comment by DJ Doena – April 1, 2013 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! Is it in the top twenty? No, but the show was going to have to address college age drinking at some point and I loved that they went over the top ridiculous, pointed out that it was ridiculous in the episode, and then just had them continue to drink from then on. Very fitting of the show that had an abusive boyfriend plot with an actual Jekyll and Hyde potion involved, for instance.

      Comment by Jessica – April 1, 2013 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • +1. And it was a bit of a throwback episode to season one; a barely-vieled metaphor for a real issue. Like ‘I Robot, You Jane’

        Comment by mia – April 1, 2013 06:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol I agree! Its so bad its good! And all the Buffy episodes have a special place in my heart.

      Comment by mia – April 1, 2013 06:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah I agree with all of you about the Buffy episode. Buffy was still able to save Willow (loved her chat with Parker in the episode and how she didn’t fall for his charms – of course there was a good reason for that) and I loved Xander’s line – “Giles, don’t make cave slayer angry.” or something like that.

        Comment by Mary – April 1, 2013 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed. At the time my friends and I would quote “beer bad” on drunken nights out, all doing our best deep voiced/hung over Buffy impression. Dramatically sound or not, i have such a soft spot in my heart for the episode due to all the good memories.

        Comment by Judith – April 1, 2013 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FNL’s Scooby-Doo story was SO bad. Also agree with the Smoke Monster on TB. Season 5 was overall lackluster, but the Terry storyline was the worst of all. It’s a shame because all the actors are fantastic.

    Comment by Sarah – April 1, 2013 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I never minded that FNL storyline. Fans of the show act like it was poop on paper but it was never as bad as people let on. Yes, FNL is a show that is very much rooted in reality about things people really go through and murder is more of an extraordinary thing but that doesn’t mean it was a bad storyline. It may have been their way of trying to be more commercial/attracting a larger audience but it did birth Tyra/Landry which was one of the show’s most interesting/entertaining pairings. Was it a “FNL storyline”? No. But it wasn’t awful either.

      Comment by dude – April 1, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didn’t think that season 5 was that bad. The smoke monster thing wasn’t great, but overall I really liked that season. It felt more evenly plotted than some of the previous seasons. I only wish they had spent more time revealing *why* Bill chose the whole Lillith way of things. It felt so out of character for him.

      Comment by gdv – April 1, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to add the Davis ending of season 8 of Smallville. NOTHING beats that, hence why the episode was nicknamed Failsday by the fans. Of course it was revealed that there was conflicting views about the story in the writer’s room. Too many EP’s. Anyway, some left right before the end, so we got an out of the blue character assassination from the two head writers left. All season long Davis was set up to be an Oliver Twist like foster kid seeking redemption for something he had no free will over. Plus his relationship was purposely presented as a Beauty and the Beast story that became hugely popular among many of the fans. So in the end when Davis suddenly turned into a psycho, didn’t get redemption, the future SUPERMAN decided that some people aren’t worth saving (an anti-Superman message), Chloe got crapped on again, Jimmy died not actually being the “real” Jimmy Olsen (another bizarre head scratcher of stupidity) and Davis died alone with everyone hating him, it’s no surprise that I wasn’t the only one throwing things at my TV. Even Sam Witwer, the actor, said that he had to act the scenes even though he didn’t agree with them. Yeah, too bad it wasn’t just a prank. To this day I do not know why they thought anything about that episode was a good idea. “I know, let’s change the myth and have “Beauty” decide that the Beast is just a metaphor of abuse rather than redemption. People will LOVE it. Not only that, let’s make the Justice League into vigilantes who are hunting to kill him. It will be original and no one will see it coming!” They’re right. No one did. Just because something is “different” doesn’t mean that it’s good.

    Comment by AT – April 1, 2013 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. That whole finale was…don’t even have words.

      Comment by cowcowmeows – April 1, 2013 07:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m going to third this. Worst episode of any television show. I really wish it had been an April Fool’s joke. I would add of course that Chloe went back to Jimmy after the audience knew she had been settling with him, he told her she was the biggest mistake of his life, and he was trying to steal from her for drug money! Made no sense whatsoever.

      Comment by Autumn – April 1, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Smallville often had my head scratching and it was the textbook example of a show that you start watching when you’re younger but when you’re older (and wiser) you just can’t break the habit.

      I absolutely hated that finale. Sure, build up Doomsday, and the literally show the full transformed creature for like 8 seconds (I know budget was an issue, but then pick a different villain; same problem I had with S10 and Apocalypse). Hated season 8 so much

      Comment by John – April 1, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Doomsday was a HORRIBLE finale but I have to say that the episode “Power” with SuperLana was waaaaay worse in my opinion.

      Comment by Nerwen Aldarion – April 1, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with everything you said! Failsday was complete character assassination, which is really sad because season 8 as a whole is my favorite season.

      Comment by Em – April 1, 2013 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I loved season 8 too. It was such a better season that the convoluted 7th season. The season 8 finale was just…it didn’t make sense. One bitchslap from doomsday to clark and the next minute Clark takes him underground? Davis begging to be saved from episode one and turning into a psycho at the end? And thank you for whoever said that the “jimmy olsen” we knew from season 6 wasn’t the real jimmy. That was unforgivable in my mind and I still hate them to this day. I don’t care if they brought the real actor back…that scene was just awful. Aaron didn’t even see it coming. Crying shame. Failsday? Definately earned the tilte.

        Comment by lll – April 1, 2013 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh yeah. I vented about that recently as well. Here’s my idea how Doomsday should have ended:

      ksitetv.com/forums/showthread.php?166957-Sam-Witwer-on-Davis-Bloome-s-Demise&p=7901540&viewfull=1#post7901540

      The problem with these kinds of shows is that they create drama only for the sake of creating drama and don’t have a deeper agenda that makes a kife-turn at this point in the story necessary.

      Comment by DJ Doena – April 1, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SO MUCH THIS!!! ICAM!! I am just going to cosign your post!

      Comment by Jj – April 3, 2013 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely agree with the ghost of Denny. I hated the storyline then, and I still hate it now. It just seemed like a cheap way of Shonda getting JDM back on the show (which if she wanted, she shouldn’t have killed him in the first place). I might have been more forgiving if it hadn’t taken so damn long for Izzie to ‘realise’ she had cancer though.

    Comment by Lois – April 1, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didn’t love that storyline (didn’t hate it) but it did lead to Izzie’s cancer storyline which was one of the best storylines they ever did.

      Comment by dude – April 1, 2013 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That storyline was so bad! I lost all esteem for Izzie because she didn’t figure it out faster.

      Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually liked the Marnie storyline because it showed how lost Marnie was…which is very realistic…I didn’t like how it ended up but I got what the show was trying to do.

    Comment by Josh – April 1, 2013 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didn’t mind the storyline but that “Stronger” performance was painful to watch. I hope they give her something better in season 3.

      Comment by Rook – April 1, 2013 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was very kind (or absent minded) of you to have left our seasons 4-8 of Charmed. Or would that fall under the category of a Halloween nightmare turned reality?

    Comment by Eran – April 1, 2013 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Killing Prue at the end of Charmed Season 3. You missed that one.

      Comment by James – April 1, 2013 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • As I understand it, killing Prue was necessary in order for the show to continue as everyone probably would have quit had they continued to employ Shannen.

        Comment by dude – April 1, 2013 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol Oh come on. The show didn’t really go downhill until Season 5. The fairy tale nonsense was a big WTF, followed by Chris, the avatars, and Kaley Cuoco in a role I’m sure even *she* wants to forget.

      Comment by tvfan2011 – April 1, 2013 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Season 8 should never have existed, it was so bad! And the avatar thing too.

        Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More than the Denny hallucination story, i wish that whole season 8 finale plane crash was a big fat april fool stunt – Lexie and Mark never dying.. ah Slexie! :(

    Comment by Rivera – April 1, 2013 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you for at least calling it what it was – a hallucination – instead of going the logic-defying route of insisting he was a ghost.

      Comment by Annie – April 1, 2013 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • haha … yes it was definitely not a ghost! though a terrible storyline.

        Comment by Rivera – April 1, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Cordelia sleeping with Angel‘s teenage son and then giving birth to a fully formed woman who was a mystical god?!? Ya, that actually happened. Granted it gave us Gina Torres, but come on!

    Comment by mia – April 1, 2013 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! That was far more ridic than anything else. And also how Angel ended. With Fred being a godess and angel n gang fighting without knowing if they will die or not. That was bad.

      Comment by shuayb – April 1, 2013 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Gunn died but Angel gave up his humanity to save him and now he’s running the L.A Branch of AI while Angel is in London with Faith.

        Oz is living in China and is married and has the cutest little baby boy.

        Wesley died.

        Lorne survived and was later killed off in an issue that was a tribute to Andy Hallett.

        Nina is married.

        Connor is in college and has been dating the same girl for 3 months….her name escapes me right now.

        Faith and Angel are working together to resurrect giles after twilight snapped his neck.

        Willow broke up with Kennedy and is now trying to restore magic to a magicless world.

        Oh and sometime in the future, she will slit buffy’s throat.

        Buffy is a waitress in san fransisco who was once a jewel thief and recently thought that she was pregnant(it’s a long story).

        Dawn is going to die soon. When all of the magic in the world got destroyed, her energy went along with it.

        You can’t be a mystical ball of energy without energy.

        She is currently in a coma while Andrew and Xander figure out the dawn bot.

        Harmony is a reality show hasbeen and is back to sleeping with spike.

        Clem is her sidekick and he’s in love with her.

        Xander is still a useless loser and Cordelia is thankfully still dead.

        - I follow the buffy and angel comics.

        Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh definitely this one. That was horrible.

      Comment by JC – April 1, 2013 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about the fact that Connor was even conceived??

      Connor is the most hated person in the btvs fandom next to Glory and Dawn.

      I never believed that Angel would have slept with Darla while in his right mind.

      For heavens sake, he staked her and then set her on fire.

      Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While I wasn’t thrilled with that particular plot twist, I could have lived with it if Connor had stayed a baby. But when he got taken and then returned as the most annoying teenager alive….yeah, no. I’d FAR rather have Dawn, personally.

        Comment by JC – April 1, 2013 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fred becoming Illyria.

      Comment by T – April 1, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If angel had been renewed for another season that was going to be thrown out.

        Illyria would have manifested into fred similar to how Angel and Angelus shared the same body.

        Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Denny storyline was beyond annoying but it was explained – Denny was an hallucination of Izzie’s cancer brain.

    Comment by Amanda – April 1, 2013 06:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THANK YOU.

      Comment by Annie – April 1, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The problem isn’t that it doesn’t make sense, the problem is Izzie took way too long to figure it out. She’s a doctor and thought he was actually a ghost before the cancer idea or a mental illness came to her mind.

      Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • the death of Lexi Grey
    Smallville ends with Clark pushing a planet out of orbit, you know what, let’s say the entire tenth season.
    True Blood, everything after season 2
    Elena becoming a vampire on VD
    The Walking Dead season 3 finale
    Seymour Skinner isn’t the real Seymour Skinner
    Barney and Robin together, ugh

    Comment by hello – April 1, 2013 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +1 for Smallville. They have so many things that should be april fools jokes that it’s a crying shame. Lex and Lana hooking up, Veritas, Lois and Clark taking the whole 10th season to get married and actually got married offscreen, Darkseid, Doomsday/Clark fight–ant that’s just a taste of it.

      Comment by lll – April 1, 2013 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lex faking Lana’s pregnancy in S6 would definitely make my list. That was what ended up pushing me over the edge with that show.

        Comment by JC – April 1, 2013 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • OH MY GOD THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP!!!

          Comment by lll – April 1, 2013 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agree with Grey’s. Would also like to add the Xena Warrior Princess time jump into the future 25 years. Anyone?!

    Comment by TJ – April 1, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How can you agree with something that never happened? He was never a ghost, for Pete’s sake. He was a hallucination.

      Comment by Annie – April 1, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll never stop being annoyed about Castiel being blown up, followed by the worst season of my favorite show to date (Felicia Day’s introduction being the exception). If that entire season could have just been one entire massive prank, so we could start it back over with CASTIEL being the big bad that season (as he should have been) I would be the happiest fan in the world.

    Comment by I. Hate. Season. Seven. – April 1, 2013 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Season Seven had its issues, but they were nothing to do with a lack of Castiel.

      Comment by Wilson – April 1, 2013 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • See I actually thought Season 6 was the shows worst season, with 7 being marginally better. I say this in spite of the fact that Season 6 contains my favorite individual episodes. (But then I felt the same way about Buffy Season 6)

      Comment by Regal – April 1, 2013 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I just have to take a moment, since you brought it up and compared them, and talk about how similar season 6 of Supernatural is to Season 6 of Buffy. I kind of, I dunno, think it is flabbergasting. Basically Super is a rip-off of Buff (AND THIS IS FROM A SUPER FAN though also a Buffy fan)
        1) Both shows are coming back from the “original” intended endings of the series with both having the main character’s killed and resurrected.
        2) Once the characters are resurrected they come back “wrong” or “different”-Buffy being less human, able to be hit by Spike, and feeling not a part of humanity so she does “bad” things–Sam being soulless and not being a part of humanity so he does “bad” things-creating the characters main story arcs
        3) The good friend Willow/Castiel goes on a downward spiral through the season until in the end they become “the big bad.”
        There are more similarities such as both having a “real-world” episode where the characters leave the “false reality” of their shows. And other plot points themes but the three above are the main themes of the seasons and they copy each other.

        And no Season 7 of Supernatural is much weaker than season 6. Season 7 is, yes this is just my opinion, the worst of the entire series and actually almost lost me as a viewer. Season 6 had some very strong moments and stories, it is on par with season 1 and 2 maybe season 3 if you stretch. But yes clearly fell short of the seasons 4 and 5 that preceded it–though to be fair season 5 is basically a masterpiece.

        Buffy on the other hand came back with a seriously strong and worthy 7th and final season.

        Comment by soundinfinite – April 1, 2013 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Billith from True Blood should definitely be in this list.

    Comment by WTactualF – April 1, 2013 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So true! There have been way too many moments like that on True Blood the past few seasons.

      Comment by AT – April 1, 2013 07:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy to have The Good Wife back from the land of misguided plot lines. This latest run of episodes has been perfect. please never mention that ex-husband ever again.

    Comment by noa – April 1, 2013 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait – how about the time travel storyline in Felicity?

    Comment by Ais – April 1, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This!!! I wish that was a joke. It actually ruined the show for me to the point that I just couldn’t rewatch any episodes.

      Comment by Justine – April 1, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Felicity.. That’s what I was gonna say!
      For me the worst plot change ever!

      Comment by Bianca – April 1, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Luke’s daughter and ex girlfriend in Gilmore Girls. That should have been an April’s fool joke, her name in April!

    Comment by Paula – April 1, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That entire last season should have been a joke.

      Comment by tp – April 1, 2013 10:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you. The April plot ruined that show. Then the breakup where Lorelai slept with Chris and then married him? What?

      That was my favorite show for years, but I’ll never forgive the Palladinos for the April plot. So. Dumb.

      Comment by Mely – April 4, 2013 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey now I liked Beer Bad!

    Comment by Renee – April 1, 2013 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ENOUGH with the ghost crap! He was NEVER A GHOST. He was a hallucination! There are SO many legitimate things to gripe about with Grey’s – why on EARTH would you insist on going with something that never happened?! You just look dumb.

    Comment by Annie – April 1, 2013 07:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think they say ghost because that’s what Izzie thought. We all know that was a hallucination!

      Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about on AMC when Josh Madden turns out to be Erica Kane’s displaced fetus replanted in another woman?

    Comment by Mick – April 1, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are talking about the unabortion.

      It’s probably one of the weirdest moments in soap history next to the EJami rape on DOOL and Casey the Alien on GH.

      Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL! i love this only because i had started watching FNL on netflix last year and i loved it! until the Landry/Tyra thing happened. after that i stopped watching. i keep wanting to watch the rest of the seasons but i just can’t decide!

    Comment by Elyse – April 1, 2013 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can guarantee you there’s nothing like that in the rest of the seasons. You may want to give up during season four (it was definitely their weakest) but season five is fantastic.

      Comment by dude – April 1, 2013 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d go with “Him” for Buffy.
    Beer Bad is not that bad

    Comment by thegitfiles51 – April 1, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House trying to murder Cuddy should have made the list.

    Comment by Yanis – April 1, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Most of these aren’t plot “twists”, just bad episodes or poorly conceived plots in general.

    Comment by John – April 1, 2013 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish the episode, and subsequent storylines, of Cam reuniting with her daughter on Bones was an April Fool’s joke. I find the whole thing to be really dumb, and that character brings nothing to the show!

    Comment by Babybop – April 1, 2013 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really? Dallas – Pam’s death over the whole season that was a dream ?

    Comment by Mary – April 1, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This article is more of a joke than those episodes.

    Comment by SM – April 1, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How did House crashing his car into Cuddy’s home NOT make this list? Seriously? It was one of the biggest television blunders in recent memory…so big a blunder that it ultimately resulted in a great loss of viewers in Season 8.

    Comment by Jess (@JessicaClackum) – April 1, 2013 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely should be on the list, that was the scene that made me lose all respect for that show

      Comment by hello – April 1, 2013 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah it was bad, but most of season 8 also was. Until they decided it was going to be the last season

      Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The last half of season 6 on NCIS.

    Comment by B – April 1, 2013 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BUT the FNL murder storyline gave me Landry/Tara scenes…

    Comment by Cindee – April 1, 2013 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As someone who has recently rewatched Lost again (mind you; fifth time already), I have actually come to the conclusion that Paulo wasn’t such a bad addition. It was the shallow, bitchy, one-dimensional Nikki who made it all the worse. I feel like Paulo had more story to tell. SO yeah; while their introduction and Exposé was one of the worst things, I’d like to have seen a bit more of just Paulo.

    Comment by Dominique – April 1, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @dominique – I’m a bit of a Lost apologist in any event, but it’s clear the writer isn’t – not for Nikki and Paulo, but the comment about the smoke monster (not a fan favourite? Really? Perhaps a reason why some people were not fans, but most fans I knew looked forward to more smokie mythology). But, I completely agree with you about Paulo. Nikki was the problem and if her character had been less annoying and more sympathetic people probably would have warmed to them. And at least Expose is actually a pretty fun episode.

      Comment by Ben – April 1, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish we would find out in 9 Season Finale the plane was a joke Lexie & Mark are alive and in Mexico living their lives like Eric Dane said he they had in a recent said an interview with wet paint

    Comment by tiffany – April 1, 2013 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about the time travel/alternate universe nonsense on Felicity? Ouch.

    Comment by Beth – April 1, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fake Jack in Profiler, the final season of Gossip Girl, Gravity going from being about a group for people who attempted suicide to a freaking insane cop…

    Comment by Marco – April 1, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVED Beer Bad! It’s one of my favorite episodes of Buffy. And it wasn’t even a plot twist lol. To me, a plot twist is a twist in a season that continues on throughout more than one episode…this didn’t. It was just a fun episode!

    Comment by Sara – April 1, 2013 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. It wouldn’t have made sense at all for them not to have at least one episode about drinking!

      Comment by Annie-Claude – April 1, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If we’re saying the FNL murder storyline was bad, then what about Matt dating his grandmother’s nurse? Or Buddy Garrity adopting that student? And Matt and Julie’s first break up? Or even Julie dating her college professor? And even though I’m glad we met Jess why was she with Landry that ENTIRE season?

    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Friday Night Lights, but honestly I didn’t think that storyline was the worst one.

    Comment by Wesley – April 1, 2013 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Matt and Julie’s break up seems pretty typical for high school, honestly. Matt dating a pretty woman who’s in his house 24/7? More like: I can see this plot move coming a mile away. Same with Julie dating her TA (not professor): this happens for realz fairly often.

      I agree with the suddenly dropped “adoption” though–that was weird.

      Comment by vanchocstraw326 – April 1, 2013 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only Buffy fan who wanted Dawn to die? The sudden addition of a younger sister (albeit cleverly explained) wouldn’t have been so bad if the kid hadn’t been such a huge, annoying brat.

    Comment by Rose – April 1, 2013 04:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A fair amount of the fandom wants her to die and the other part just wants her to be retconned from the buffyverse and never mentioned again.

      She’s just as annoying in S9 as she was in S5 to S7 and the fact that she’s dating xander doesn’t make any better.

      I always thought she could have been Bangel’s kid since she popped up 9 months after IWRY, but they couldn’t have created that sniveling little brat.

      Dawn has no powers, isn’t very smart and has a tendency to get into messes that she cannot get out of.

      The character should have been more buffy and less like a mini version of Cordelia.

      Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh hardly. She didn’t really bother me that much, but most fans I know would agree with you. Dawn was pretty much loathed by the fandom, along with Riley and Kennedy.

      Comment by JC – April 1, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Riley and Kennedy were rebounds…naturally they were going to be hated by most of the fandom.

        Angel has always been established as that one true love of buffy’s life and in the fandom, no one can replace him.

        Riley was a nice and normal guy, that wasn’t going to end well for someone who hadn’t known nice, normal or sane since she was 15.

        Spuffy was sex that became a friendship.

        Satuffy was just a lesbian one night stand that sadly never blossomed into a real relationship.

        Bobin was never going to happen past the first date cause of pressures from the network. (that’s been a long standing rumor.)

        The whole thing with dowling has not gotten off the ground cause he’s in a coma.
        Oh and he’s a cop…a terrible cop.

        Willow wasn’t even allowed a whole season to grieve for tara before jumping into something with kennedy and thankfully she ended that mess in S8.

        Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thankfully I’ve gone nowhere near the comics and have not even the remotest interest in doing so.

          Comment by JC – April 1, 2013 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NO, you are not. I hated her all the way through… that was such a fail.
      And it led to the storyline from Buffy that should have made this list: The Ben and Glory storyline. What an epic fail of a storyline!

      Comment by Jj – April 3, 2013 09:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You forgot Alias Season 3.

    Comment by Josefina Stumbaugh – April 1, 2013 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is the bile known as Bram not on the list?

    Comment by Trouty Mouth – April 1, 2013 06:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The ending of Lost should be an april fools joke.

    Comment by lll – April 1, 2013 06:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joey and Rachael together on Friends should be on the list. Gross.

    Comment by jane – April 1, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why aren’t there any bad soap plots on the list?

    Off the top of my head, I’ll name a few:

    Vincent/Valerie

    Ethan not finding out for 8 long years that it was gwen and rebecca who sent the proof of his true paternity to the tabloids and not theresa.

    The Ejami rape.

    The Liason/Sic ONS

    The Unabortion.

    Casey the Alien.

    The firing of Stuart Damon.

    Laura Spencer’s catatonia.

    Natalie the mutt turning out to be Viki and Clint’s kid.

    Nicole walker’s miscarriage and Stillbirth.

    Brenda barrett’s return in 2002 and 2011.

    Reva shayne getting pregnant near 60 and only a short time after chemo.

    Cassie and Josh’s marriage on GL.

    The shimi/shelle mess from 2006.

    Marlena’s possession storyline.

    Chloe Lane’s hooker storyline.

    Luke and Holly never getting a chance to fully explore an relationship.

    Rose dying on ATWT and then will turning out to be her killer.

    Tammy’s death on GL.

    When Hope turned into Princess gina a few years back and almost set Bo on fire.

    That stupid James Franco mess on GH.

    The balkan storyline.

    OLTL becoming GH and the couplings that soon failed.

    The departure of Victoria Rowell from Y&R.

    The rapemance.

    Adam taking Ashley’s dead fetus and putting in the incinerator and then lying for months about it.

    The marriage of Jack and Katie on ATWT.

    Brooke turning out to be Taylor and Nick’s surrogate on B&B.

    Any pregnancy that Sami brady ever had.

    Comment by Cici – April 1, 2013 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very astute of you to pick Teri’s amnesia over Kim and the cougar. I think they had to do it at that time, but it was bound to do poorly. On a recent note, The Following’s twist when Claire decided to let herself be taken to Joe was pretty bad too.

    Comment by Derek Johnson – April 2, 2013 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Completely agree with the Dallas pick. Wondering now how they are incorporating Pam into the new Dallas.

    Comment by Adrienne – April 2, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The thing with Lost is they were supposed to have a larger story line, but people didn’t like them so they killed them off instead.

    Comment by Steph – April 2, 2013 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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