Cliffhanger endings are how television series trick us into coming back to watch every week. Season finale TV cliffhangers sneakily serve the purpose of securing our return for the following season by dangling a high-stakes plotline over our head. It's one thing to have to wait one whole week to find out the resolution, but some of these shows had us waiting months, even years to find out the fate of our favorite characters, especially when they've been left in precarious situations.
From "Who shot J.R.?" to "Who did Negan kill?" these are the most shocking end-of-season cliffhangers in TV history that left us perpetually biting our nails.
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Season 6 Of 'The Walking Dead’ Ends With Negan Taking A Bat To The Head Of A Main Character We Can’t See
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‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Season 3 Ends With Picard Turned Into A Borg And Riker Ordering To Fire On His ShipPhoto: CBS Television Distribution
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‘Sherlock’ Season 2 Ends With Holmes Diving Off A Roof And A Cryptic ObituaryPhoto: BBC One
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‘The Simpsons’ Season 6 Ends With Mr. Burns Getting Shot By An Offscreen Culprit
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'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Ends With The Life Draining Out Of Jon SnowPhoto: HBO
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‘Supernatural’ Season 3 Ends With Dean Being Sent To Hell