Fireworks! 25 Explosive TV Moments, Including Thrones Death, Once's Dark Hero, an Inhuman Twist and More

Biggest TV Moments

The Fourth of July weekend is (finally!) upon us, but instead of celebrating with “traditional” fireworks, TVLine is looking back at the year’s biggest explosions on the small screen.

From red-hot hookups (just thinking about How to Get Away With Murder makes our eyes water) to surprise returns (another resurrection on Pretty Little Liars?) to literal explosions (we’re pretty sure Revenge takes the cake on that one), we managed to collect 25 of the biggest bombshells from which we’re still recovering.

And while we tried to avoid merely rounding up the biggest season-ending cliffhangers, some of them — hello, Game of Thrones! — simply couldn’t be avoided. They were just that explosive.

Also, seeing as this list features 25 of the year’s biggest moments, you can imagine it’s essentially a spoiler minefield. So before you proceed, make sure you’re all caught up on your favorite shows. (Seriously, you’ve been warned.)

So browse our gallery of explosive TV moments below — ranked by their level of fireworks (1 = a quaint hometown display, while 4 = Macy’s NYC extravaganza) — then drop a comment with your own. Any biggies we missed?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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12 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Jon Snow getting stabbed on the Game of Thrones season finale really blew me away. I was like WHY?!! in pain and suffering.

  2. Sierra says:

    What about ‘Out of Time’ episode from The Flash? That was like Micheal Bay worthy blast of WTF moment on TV.

  3. Lisa says:

    Still struggling with word after GOT! There has got to be a way for Jon Snow to still be alive. Losing Rob was hard enough, MUST KEEP JON! Heartbroken

  4. niloofar says:

    1. GAME OF THRONES
    2. ORPHAN BLACK
    3. PERSON OF INTEREST
    4. THE LEFTOVERS
    5. ONCE UPON A TIME
    6. THE AMERICANS
    7. SONS OF ANARCHY
    8. GREY’S ANATOMY

  5. Matt C. says:

    I’m still not over that Revenge moment! So crazy!

  6. Mrs... says:

    Game of Thrones takes the crown for me…I was in serious depression for days… my stomach ached from anxiety..

  7. Pooja says:

    McDreamy!!! Enough said….. that death made me cry for days. When are you coming back on screen Patrick???

  8. niloofar says:

    I saw Derek’s death coming, from the missed calls, Meredith recalling conversations in bed and the cop car at the end of the episode, But Paul & Jon Snow’s Death were the most shocking.