Boo Boo Kitty, what have you done?
When Empire‘s downtrodden Anika ended this week’s episode by going undercover in a blonde wig to pick up the new girlfriend of the man whose baby she’s carrying (for the record, that’s Hakeem), you could practically hear the cries of “Gurrrrrl!” and “Whoa!” and “WTF?” across the TV-watching universe.
But that got us thinking. A character’s well-selected — or, in some cases, well-discarded — hairpiece can heighten the comedy or drama of what’s going on around her.
Team TVLine sat down and brainstormed 14 such moments — from an emotional Sex and the City reveal to a thrilling undercover interlude on Alias — that left us wigging out.
Check out the gallery below — or click here for direct access — then share your favorite hair-centric plot twists down in the comments!