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37 TV Episodes That Were So Sad, They Might Be The Most Heartbreaking Ever

“Where do you think we are?” We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV episodes are the saddest of all time. Here are just a few of the best responses: 🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead! And #14 mentions suicide.🚨 1. “100” from Criminal Minds CBS “The whole episode is devastating because Hotch…

37 TV Episodes That Were So Sad, They Might Be The Most Heartbreaking Ever

“Where do you think we are?”

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV episodes are the saddest of all time. Here are just a few of the best responses:

🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead! And #14 mentions suicide.🚨

1.

“100” from Criminal Minds


CBS

“The whole episode is devastating because Hotch is the team leader and has to face losing his wife, with the knowledge that her killer is still out there, and the fact that their young son heard his mom getting murdered. It’s heartbreaking.”

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2.

“Part Four” from When They See Us


Netflix

“The entire series is heartbreaking, but Episode 4 just absolutely killed me. I was actually sobbing watching it! It was just one sad moment after another for the entire episode, especially when Korey hallucinated his girlfriend and they went to the fair together, and when he found out his sister died. I don’t think I’ve ever cried this much watching a TV episode.”

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3.

“The Bent-Neck Lady” from The Haunting of Hill House


Netflix

“We already knew that Nell died, but to watch as her whole story unfolds from childhood, and then realizing that she was haunted by herself since she was a child just added another layer of tragedy. The episode is really well done, but just heartbreaking to watch.”
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4.

“The Quarterback” from Glee


Fox

“Obviously, it was sad before because of Cory Monteith’s death, but now there’s the additional layer of Naya Rivera singing ‘If I Die Young.’ I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch Glee again, much less this episode, just because of how heartbreaking it all is.”

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5.

“The End” from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


ABC

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“There are so many sad moments packed into this single episode. Fitz dies in order to save Mack, Coulson dies, and Daisy defeats Talbot all in one whirlwind episode. All of it is heartbreaking.”

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6.

“Sanctuary” and “Death and All His Friends” from Grey’s Anatomy


ABC

“Both episodes are filled with so much emotion, I basically cried nonstop through both of them.”

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7.

“Gone, Baby, Gone” from Private Practice

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ABC

“Amelia wanting to be alone and Addison holding her while she gave birth, then seeing Amelia hold her baby before he died. It’s all so horrible and sad.”

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8.

“Jurassic Bark” from Futurama


20th Century Fox

“I rewatch Futurama a lot, but I skip this episode every single time.”

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“…said I’m sorry” from Never Have I Ever


Netflix

“I was really unprepared to cry as hard as I did during this episode.”

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10.

“The Tales of Ba Sing Se” from Avatar: The Last Airbender


Nickelodeon

“Seeing Uncle Iroh singing ‘Leaves from the Vine’ to his deceased son on his birthday is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen on television.”

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11.

“Honor” from The Walking Dead


AMC

“Carl’s selfless final acts, his heartfelt speeches to Judith, Michonne, and Rick, hearing the shot, and watching Rick and Michonne fall apart as they lose their son. I can never hold it together through this episode. Carl’s death was heartbreaking and so unnecessary.”

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12.

“The Rains of Castamere” from Game of Thrones


HBO

“Watching the betrayal and butchering of the Starks is one of the reasons I can’t rewatch this show. It hurts me too much.”
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13.

“Unsaid Emily” from Julie and the Phantoms


Netflix

“Even though it’s a kid’s show, the way they portrayed death was so beautiful and yet so tragic. Julie giving Luke’s parents the song that he wrote about wanting to make amends with them was amazing because it gave both Luke and his parents closure. I bawled.”

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14.

“Hell Hath No Fury” from Charmed


Warner Bros.

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“I lost my sister in 2005 to suicide, so hearing Piper sobbing while saying, ‘How could she think I could live without her?’ will always, ALWAYS make me sob. Charmed also happened to be one of my sister’s favorite shows, and Piper was her favorite character.”

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15.

“With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept” from One Tree Hill


The CW

“This episode has so many moments. Peyton gets shot, Brooke’s trapped outside, Peyton and Lucas hid in the library, everyone we love is trapped in the tutor center, and then Jimmy dies. This episode is nonstop heartbreaking. Then, at the very end, Dan kills Keith, his own brother. It’s a massive and sad episode.”

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16.

“Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.” from One Tree Hill

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The CW

“Quentin had such a great redemption arc and was becoming one of the best characters. When Jamie and Quentin’s little brother are dealing with understanding death, it’s just so heartbreaking.”

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17.

“Faith” from Outlander


Starz

“‘Faith’ from Outlander is the most heartbreaking, soul-crushing hour of television I’ve ever watched. Not only did Claire have to go through the entire ordeal of her baby’s stillbirth without Jamie, she lost her faith in him when he broke his promise not to kill Randall yet. The entire hour is so devastating.”

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“Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad” from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


NBC

“I sobbed so hysterically that my husband came in and thought someone I knew had died.”

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