TV Series Finales Ranked

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 74,113

Season 6 Episode 8

In his final days, Walter returns to Albuquerque to avenge Hank and Steve's murders, while securing his children's futures.


-Walter gives his fortune to Elliot and Gretchen, to give to his kids when they are old enough -Walter visits Skye and reveals Hank and Steve's burial location -Walter convinces Lydia and Todd to agree to discuss new business -Walter kills Jack and his group, freeing Jesse, who kills Todd -Walter reveals to Lydia that he has poisoned her with a fatal quantity of Ricin -Walter dies from a gunshot wound as the police arrive on scene

2. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The Last One: Part 2 (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe races Ross to the airport in a bid to stop Rachel from leaving for Paris. Monica and chandler pack up their apartment ahead of their move to their new house, and Joey buys Chandler a new chick and duck as a leaving present.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 9,032

Season 10 Episode 18

As Chandler and Monica prepare to move out with the twins, Ross desperately races against time to stop Rachel from leaving for Paris.


-Chandler and Monica take the twins back to their "first home" -Joey and Phoebe convince Ross to go after Rachel -Ross and Phoebe go to the wrong airport -Phoebe causes everyone to get off Rachel's plane -Ross begs Rachel to stay, but she get on the plane again -Ross arrives home to find a message on his answer phone, as Rachel got off the plane -Ross and Rachel officially get back together and Monica and Chandler officially move out -The group go for coffee at Central Perk

3. Angel (1999–2004)
Episode: Not Fade Away (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In the series finale, Angel reveals that his questionable moral behavior has been part of a bigger plan: to destroy The Circle of the Black Thorn and show the Senior Partners that the power... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Bell | Stars: David Boreanaz, James Marsters, J. August Richards, Amy Acker

Votes: 2,498

Season 5 Episode 22

The team prepare to make a final stand against the Circle of the Black Thorn and the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart.


-Angel briefs the team on the plan to take out the Black Thorn -Angel is called to a meeting of the Circle of the Black Thorn, where he proves his loyalty by denouncing the Shanshu Prophecy -Angel enlists Lindsey McDonald to assist in their plan -The team take the day off as it could be their last day alive -Angel visits Connor who reveals he knows the truth about his parentage -Lorne spends the day in a somber mood -Lindsey spend his day with Eve -Gunn helps Anne at the homeless shelter -Spike goes to a bar, looking for a fight but ends up reciting poetry on stage -Wesley stays with Illyria, tending to her wounds -Harmony sleeps with Hamilton and reveals Angel's plans to him. -Lorne reveals to Angel his intention to leave if he survives -The team put their plan into action, each attacking their targets -Hamilton confronts Angel, who reveals he has already killed his target by poisoning him -Angel forgives Harmony as she doesn't have a soul and gives her a letter of recommendation. -Angel and Hamilton begin to brawl -Gunn, Illyria, Lindsey and Spike kill their targets -Lorne kills Lindsey revealing that he was his assigned target as Angel could never trust him and Lorne then leaves Los Angeles -Wesley is mortally wounded by his target, Cyrus Vail, who is quickly killed by Illyria -Illyria takes Fred's image to comfort a dying Wesley -Angel, losing his fight against Hamilton is saved by Connor and the two kill Hamilton and Connor is sent home by Angel -Angel, Gunn, Illyria and Spike meet in a rain-soaked alley, where Illyria reveals Wesley's demise -The Senior Partners release a supernatural army to kill the team -Vastly outnumbered, the team prepare to make a final stand as Angel declares "Let's go to work".

4. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: One Last Ride (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

Leslie and Ben both receive offers to run for governor of Indiana in 2025. But before they decide on which person will take the offer, Ben has one final surprise for Leslie.

Director: Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 2,998

Season 7 Episode 13

Leslie and Ben both receive lifetime offers and the rest of the old Parks and Rec. Department finish what they started.

5. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Papa's Goods (2014)

TV-MA | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

SAMCRO president Jax Teller takes the final steps towards fulfilling his father's legacy.

Director: Kurt Sutter | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 4,586

Season 7 Episode 13

Jax takes the final steps to fulfilling his father's legacy.


-Jax burns everything in his storage unit relating to SAMCRO ad visits Tara and Opie's graves -T.O becomes the first African American SAMCRO member -Jax tells Chibs to vote in favor of Jax meeting 'Mister Mayhem' -Jax says goodbye to Nero, Wendy and his sons -Jax visits DA Paterson to say its "all gonna be over soon" -Jax kills Charles Barosky and August Marks -SAMCRO lets Jax face the Mayhem alone -APB is put out on Jax -Jax visits the site of his father's death -Jax commits suicide by riding head on into a truck

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Chosen (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

After killing Caleb, Buffy conceives a plan to defeat the First once and for all. Willow invokes a magic spell that alters the ancient Slayer spell and gives Buffy the allies she needs to ... See full summary »

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield Ford, Michelle Trachtenberg

Votes: 3,357

Season 7 Episode 22

Buffy comes up with a plan to defeat the First Evil and close the Hellmouth for good.


-Caleb rises, much to Buffy and Angel's surprise, before Buffy quickly kills him for good. -Angel reveals he has brought an amulet which will help defeat the First but must be worn by someone ensouled and he believes he is that person -Buffy tells Angel to go back to Los Angeles as she needs to know that if she fails, someone else will still be around to stop the First -Angel smells Spike's scent on Buffy and jealously challenges her on her relationship with him -Buffy reveals to Angel that she deeply cares for Spike but does not know where they stand, nor where she and Angel stand -Buffy tells Angel that they may still have a future one day -Angel leaves Sunnydale, giving the amulet to Buffy -Buffy returns home to find Dawn, furious at Buffy for having Xander try to take her away from Sunnydale -Buffy visits Spike in the basement, who jealously challenges her on Angel's visit and her kissing him -Buffy immediately becomes defensive, passing the kiss off as nothing more than a hello -Spike asks for the amulet as it needs to be worn by someone ensouled who is more than human -Buffy reveals that the amulet needs to be worn by a Champion and Spike lowers his hand, not believing himself to be one -Buffy gives the amulet to Spike, declaring him a Champion -Buffy coyly reminds Spike that Faith still has her room, to which Spike sarcastically tells her that she is not sleeping with him -The pair spend the night holding each other as they sleep -During the night, the First visits Buffy and taunts her, which causes Buffy to truly believe that they will defeat the First -The next day, Willow asks Kennedy to kill her if she becomes corrupted by magic again -Faith and Wood tease each other about their one night stand, and Wood promises to surprise Faith if the survive the next day -Amanda, Andrew, Giles and Xander play Dungeons and Dragons the night before the attack on the First, while Anya sleeps. -Buffy spends her final night with Spike but it is unclear if they resume their sexual relationship -The next morning, they all go to the school and head to their necessary positions -The Potentials cut their hands to open the seal to the Hellmouth -They descend into the Hellmouth where an army of Turok-Han await and a battle ensues -Willow conjures a spell that turns all of the Potentials into Slayers -Buffy is stabbed in the battle and passes the Scythe to Faith who holds the line -Outside the Hellmouth, a group of Bringers attack Andrew, Anya, Giles and Wood. -The First taunts Buffy again, who witnesses the deaths of several Potentials, including Amanda -Anya is bisected by a Bringer and Wood is stabbed -Several Turok-Han escape the Hellmouth but are killed by Dawn when she exposes them to sunlight -Buffy regains her determination and tells the First to "get out of my face" before returning to the battle -Spike's amulet activates and blasts a hole to the surface where the sunlight beams down and channels his soul -Powerful rays beam from Spike, killing the Turok-Han and beginning the collapse of the Hellmouth -The Potentials make their escape from the Hellmouth -Buffy rushes to Spike's side, pleading with him to return to the surface with her -Spike tells her he has to stay and finish his job -Buffy, refuses to deny her feelings anymore, confesses her love to Spike, much to his disbelief -Buffy escapes the Hellmouth at Spike's insistance -Spike turns to dust as the Hellmouth is destroyed -The survivors, including Dawn, Giles, Willow and Xander, stop the bus outside the ruins of Sunnydale, where Wood is revealed to have survived his stabbing -Buffy reveals that Spike saved the world -Dawn asks Buffy, "What are we gonna do now" which causes Buffy to smile

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
Episode: Sozin's Comet (2008)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Aang's moment of truth arrives. Can he defeat Ozai, the Phoenix King? Will he be forced to take a human life? All the characters face their greatest challenges.

Director: Joaquim Dos Santos | Stars: Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Jessie Flower

Votes: 3,948

Season 3 Episode 21

8. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Episode: I Was Feeling Epic (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle.

Director: Julie Plec | Stars: Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice King

Votes: 2,732

Season 8 Episode 16

As Katherine returns, Mystic Falls faces annihilation.

  • Bonnie, unconscious, has visions of Elena and Enzo, who convinces her to live
  • Damon and Matt confront Vicki in the Bell Tower and Matt decides to order an evacuation of Mystic Falls
  • Damon and Stefan return to the Salvatore Mansion to find Katherine impersonating Elena
  • Peter reunites with Vicki in the Bell Tower and promises not to stop her from ringing the bell to summon Hellfire
  • Alaric, Bonnie, Caroline and the Twins leave Mystic Falls
  • Bonnie comes up with a plan to save Mystic Falls from the Hellfire and returns to the Armory
  • Damon and Stefan argue about who will sacrifice themselves to ensure Katherine's death, which results in Damon compelling Stefan to leave
  • Caroline, believing that Stefan will be the one to sacrifice himself, calls him to profess her love and tell him she understands
  • Matt and Peter allow Vicki to ring the bell, summoning Hellfire, killing Vicki
  • Bonnie begins casting the spell to contain the Hellfire
  • Stefan is revealed to have taken vervain, rendering Damon's compulsion useless and he returns to the Tunnel, gives Damon his blood and the cure, and sacrifices himself to ensure Katherine's death.
  • Stefan visits Elena's consciousness in the moment of his death and asks her to tell Caroline he got her message and that he loves her
  • In the Afterlife, Stefan reunites with Lexi
  • Caroline and Damon add Stefan's name to the Salvatore Crypt
  • Bonnie finally manages to wake Elena up without having to sacrifice herself
  • Elena reunites with a now-human Damon and the two begin their life together
  • Alaric and Caroline turn the Salvatore Mansion into a school for magic youngsters, with help from Jeremy
  • Bonnie keeps her promise to Enzo and enjoys her life by travelling the world
  • Matt remains in Mystic Falls as the Sheriff
  • Elena returns to Medical School and writes a thank you to Stefan in her diary
  • Damon and Elena get married and grow old together
  • Elena dies of old age and is reunited with Jenna, John and her adoptive parents in the Afterlife
  • Sometime after Elena's death, Damon himself dies of old age, and is reunited with Stefan in the Afterlife

9. Speechless (2016–2019)
Episode: U-N-R-- UNREALISTIC (2019)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Maya braces for J.J.'s high school graduation and departure for college, but tough news from NYU changes everything; Dylan teaches Jimmy a lesson as he gets ready for a big job interview; ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Purple | Stars: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook

Votes: 82

Season 3 Episode 22

10. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The End (2010)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sam Anderson, Naveen Andrews, L. Scott Caldwell, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 8,756

Season 6 Episode 17

Jack and the survivors race against time to prevent Smoke Monster Locke from destroying the Island.


-Jack says he's going to kill Smoke Monster Locke -Desmond, Jack and Smoke Monster Locke head into the heart of the Island -In LA, Desmond gathers many of the survivors to attend Charles Widmore's charity concert -Desmond removes the heart of the Island which begins to cause Earthquakes -Jack and Smoke Monster Locke fight, resulting in Jack being stabbed -Kate saves Jack, who kills Smoke Monster Locke -Ben and Hurley head to the heart of the Island with Jack, while Kate and Sawyer head for the plane -Jack returns the heart of the Island and is teleported to another area on the Island -Claire, Kate and Sawyer arrive just in time to get on the plane and leave the Island -Jack dies in the bamboo field that he woke up in when he arrived on the Island -In LA, Jack arrives at the Church with Kate, where he meets his 'dead' father, Christian -Christian explains to Jack that there is no "", and that everyone in the Church has died at different points in time, revealing LA to be a purgatory -Jack and the survivors 'move on'

11. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
Episode: Daybreak: Part 2 (2009)

TV-14 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A stripped down Galactica attacks the Cylon's Colony ship in the hopes of rescuing Hera. The meaning of the shared dream in the Opera House on Kobol is revealed. Sam Anders is moved in his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 2,436

Season 4 Episode 20

Galatica launches a suicide mission to rescue Hera from the Cylons.


-Crew members volunteer for suicide mission, including 'Apollo' and 'Starbuck' -Galatica attacks the Cylon base, losing 'Racetrack' in the Viper dogfights -'Boomer' chooses humanity over her own race and returns Hera to 'Athena' and 'Helo', where 'Athena' shoots her dead -A peace is agreed between humanity and the Cylons -Galen breaks the peace when he kills Tori for murdering his wife, Cally -The Number 1 leader commits suicide -The remaining Humans and Cylons travel to a new Earth together, while giving up all of their technology as Sam pilots the fleet into the Sun -Starbuck vanishes into thin air having completed her "journey" -Laura dies from her terminal cancer, having led humanity to its new home -150,000 years later and humanity is making breakthroughs in robotics

12. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Goodbye (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Chuck enlists the help of his family, friends, and even the employees of the Buy More to stop Nicholas Quinn from destroying everything they have.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 1,903

Season 5 Episode 13

Chuck alongside Casey, Morgan and Sarah try to stop Nicholas Quinn from uploading the new Intersect, while Chuck also desperately tries to restore Sarah's memories.


-Sarah carries out an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Quinn -Sarah turns to Chuck for help in taking down Quinn -In Berlin, while undercover at the Wienerlicious, Sarah shows signs of still having her memories -While trying to arrest Quinn, Chuck accidentally shoots Casey's helicopter down and Quinn escapes -Ellie comes up with a plan to restore Sarah's memories using the new Intersect -Chuck learns that Quinn has planted a bomb at the Opera house in an attempt to kill General Beckmann and realises he needs Quinn to disarm it -Sarah kills Quinn as he pulls out a gun to shoot her and Chuck -With Quinn dead, Chuck is forced to choose between restoring Sarah's memories or saving everyone in the Opera house using the new Intersect. He chooses the latter -Chuck manages to unlock the briefcase but cannot disarm the bomb even with the Intersect, so Sarah suggests using the Porn virus that Chuck used on their first mission and the bomb is disarmed -General Beckmann says goodbye to Casey, Chuck and Sarah -The Buy More is bought by Subway -Jeff and Lester are signed by a German recording company -Devon and Ellie start packing for their move to Chicago with Clara and Mary -Casey moves out to be with Gertrude, giving Alex and Morgan the keys so that they can move in together -Chuck meets Sarah at the same beach where she told him to trust her and he does the same thing -Sarah asks Chuck to "tell me our story" -Chuck tells Sarah about Morgan's 'magical kiss' plan to restore her memories and Sarah tells Chuck to kiss her, which he does as the screen fades to black

13. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: An Enemy of Fate (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress.

Director: J.H. Wyman | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 2,703

Season 5 Episode 13

The team enter the final stages of their plan to reset the timeline and destroy the Observers.


-September asks December for a favour -Astrid and Olivia arrive at December's apartment to find him dead -Walter tells Peter about his plan to sacrifice himself to the future -September tells Walter he will take is place in sacrificing himself -Broyles is captured by Windmark and tortured -Broyles is rescued by Peter and Olivia -The team put the plan into action -Windmark is killed by Olivia -September is killed when trying to go to the future with Michael -Walter takes Michael to the future -The timeline has been reset and the Observers never invade

14. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)
Episode: Family Reunion - and Farewell (2018)

TV-Y7 | 45 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Ezra's team takes drastic action to free Lothal, entering Imperial HQ, and Thrawn returns to stop them; Ezra must surrender and confront a greater evil.

Directors: Dave Filoni, Bosco Ng, Sergio Páez | Stars: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tiya Sircar

Votes: 836

Season 4 Episode 16

The Lothal cell of Rebels mount a final effort to liberate the planet of Imperial occupation.

  • Governor Pryce begrudgingly assists the Rebels to enter the Imperial base
  • Rukh knocks out Mart and Wolfe and steals a ship before returning to the base
  • The Rebels lure every single Imperial back into the base and lock them in
  • Mart and Wolfe awaken and follow the instructions Ezra gave them
  • Before they can launch the base into space, Thrawn arrives and gives Ezra an ultimatum
  • Ezra willingly gives himself to Thrawn after the latter threatened to destroy Lothal
  • Thrawn delivers Ezra to a hologram of The Emperor, who tries to tempt Ezra with the prospect of seeing his parents again
  • Ezra resists temptation and escapes 3 Royal Guards
  • Gregor, Ketsu, Rex and Zeb try to raise the planetary shield but come under Imperial fire
  • Zeb attacks Rukh who falls into the shield generator and is killed when Kallus activates it
  • Gregor is shot and killed by an Imperial
  • Ezra confronts Thrawn just as Mart and Wolfe arrive with the Purrgil, who quickly destroy the Imperial blockade
  • The Purrgill attack Thrawn's Star Destoryer, trapping him in their tentacles, whilst Ezra keeps the Imperial soldiers from saving Thrawn
  • The Purrgil prepare to jump to hyperspace as Ezra tells his friends "The force will be with you, always"
  • The Rebels escape the base as it flies into the air, but Pryce refuses to leave
  • Sabine detonates the base within Lothal's orbit, killing Pryce
  • The Rebels watch a transmission from Ezra, where he says his farewells
  • 10 years later and the Empire has been defeated.
  • Kallus and Zeb head to Lasan
  • Hera has a son
  • Sabine stays behind on Lothal until Ahsoka arrives and the two set out to find Ezra

15. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Finale (2013)

TV-PG | 51 min | Comedy

One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms

Votes: 7,762

Season 9 Episode 23

16. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Stockholm Syndrome (2019)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Bernadette and Wolowitz leave their kids for the first time; Penny and Leonard try to keep a secret; Sheldon and Amy stick together; and Koothrappali makes a new friend, as the gang travels together into an uncharted future.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 4,044

Season 12 Episode 24

17. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: All Good Things... (1994)

TV-PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Capt. Picard finds himself shifting continually into the past, future and present and must use that to discover a threat to humanity's existence.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 6,971

Season 7 Episode 25

Capt. Picard finds himself traveling within the past, present and future. In doing so, he learns that humanity's very existence is threatened.

18. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 8: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2010)

TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Heads of state gather at the UN to sign the accord, three at CTU make a final effort to expose a conspiracy, Logan and Pillar tie up loose ends, and justice may elude Jack.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, John Boyd, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 1,255

Season 8 Episode 24

Jack has a sniper rifle aimed at former President, Charles Logan, as he tries to avenge Renee Walker and take down the corrupt politicians behind the Nuclear bomb threat.


-Logan calls President Suvarov to his office, where Jacks plans to assassinate him, only for Chloe to talk him out of it -Jack gives Chloe the incriminating evidence against Charles Logan, Yuri Suvarov and Allison Taylor -Chloe shoots Jack to reduce Jason Pillar's suspicion in her -Pillar realises the deception and stops Chloe before she can upload the evidence to Arlo at CTU -The evidence is given to Logan who hands it over to Taylor -Taylor agrees to the murder of Jack in order to hide her criminal activities -Taylor investigates the evidence and sees a video where Jack explains his actions to Kim -Presidents Hassan and Suvarov reluctantly sign the peace treaty -Taylor refuses to sign the treaty, instead revealing the conspiracy which incriminates her -Taylor tries to warn the medical convoy escorting Jack back to CTU, but is too late, as Jack has already been captured -Jack tries to convince his captors to let him go, but they refuse -Taylor manages to contact the captors and orders them to release Jack, which they do -Taylor apologises to Jack, and tells him that he will have to turn himself in, which he agrees to -Taylor then tells Jack to run as she and CTU will give him as much time as they can -Jack calls Chloe to make her promise to protect Kim and thanks her for being his friend -The surveillance of Jack is shutdown as he starts his life on the run

19. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: What You Leave Behind (1999)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As the Dominion War comes to an end, Dukat goes to the Pah Wraiths to awaken them. Meanwhile the Dominion turn on the rebelling Cardassians, destroying them city by city. Will the Alliance ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,329

Season 7 Episode 25

20. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: -30- (2008)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,324

Season 5 Episode 10

21. Gotham (2014–2019)
Episode: Legend of the Dark Knight: The Beginning... (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ten years in the future - Bruce returns to Gotham for the opening of the new Wayne Tower; when Bullock is framed for a murder, Gordon begins to piece together a sinister plot targeting the city; a new figure emerges to be the hero Gotham needs.

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 1,490

Season 5 Episode 12

22. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: I, Done: Part 2 (1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

As members of the Banks family and Geoffrey prepare for their moves, Will tries to pretend that he also has big plans for moving forward. After admitting the truth, Will makes a decision to stay in California and finish school.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 484

Season 6 Episode 24

As the Banks family plan a move to New York, Will contemplates his future.


  • The Banks put the house up for sale
  • Will lies about having an apartment
  • Will tries to sabotage the open house
  • The Banks get a buyer for the house
  • Carlton learns about Will's lie and tells Uncle Phil
  • Uncle Phil gets Will an apartment
  • The Banks empty out the house
  • Jeffrey gets first class tickets to London and his spring bonus from Uncle Phil
  • Everyone says goodbye to Will before heading to the airport
  • Will switches off the house lights

23. Prison Break (2005–2017)
Episode: Killing Your Number (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After the general catches the brothers and raises the stakes by abducting more of their relatives, Michael escapes with Scylla.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Michael Rapaport, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 2,847

Season 4 Episode 22

The escapees try to gain full pardons and take down The Company.


-Michael and Sara discuss their future once they gain their freedom -T-bag is taken hostage by C-note and Sucre -Michael decides the best thing to do is to destroy Scylla -Kellerman is revelead to be alive and makes a deal with the escapees -Krantz captures Michael, who claims to have destroyed Scylla -Sucre is arrested while helping the escapees evade the police -Christina tracks down Michael and attepts to shoot him but the gun jams, and Sara then shoots Christina dead -Michael hands over Scylla to the UN in exchange for all of the escapees', except from T-bag, freedom -Michael and Sara walk on the beach, where Michael gets a nosebleed indicating that his illness has returned -4 years later, Sara and her son visit Michael's grave, with Lincoln, Sucre and Mahone

24. Robin Hood (2006–2009)
Episode: Something Worth Fighting For: Part 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

War breaks out in Nottingham as the Sheriff attacks with everything he has. Robin and the gang fight to defend the castle, but are forced to retreat. Finally it comes down to the feared few... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Evans | Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Richard Armitage, David Harewood, Keith Allen

Votes: 213

Season 3 Episode 13

Robin and his outlaws defend Nottingham from the Sheriff and Isabella's army.


-Robin and the outlaws mourn the loss of Alan, before cremating his body -The Sheriff's army attacks Nottingham -The Sheriff and Isabella attempt to enter Nottingham through the secret tunnels with a group of soldiers -Robin, Gisborne and the outlaws head into the tunnels to confront The Sheriff -Gisborne is fatally stabbed by The Sheriff -Robin is stabbed by Isabella who reveals her blade is poisoined -Robin evacuates everyone out of Nottingham as The Sherrif reaches the Castle -Robin fires a flaming arrow from long distance and it lands perfectly in the byzantine fire, causing an explosion which obliterates Nottingham, killing The Sherrif and Isabella -Robin says farewell to his outlaws and goes off to die alone in the forest -The outlaws find Robin's corpse and pick him up to bury him

25. Black Sails (2014–2017)
Episode: XXXVIII. (2017)

TV-MA | 71 min | Adventure, Drama

Flint launches a final, desperate attack to destroy England's hold on Nassau; Silver makes an irreversible decision; Rackham confronts Rogers; Nassau is forever changed.

Director: Jonathan E. Steinberg | Stars: Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tom Hopper

Votes: 1,705

Season 4 Episode 10

Flint and Silver join together to take down Rogers as Nassau is changed forever.

26. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Everybody Dies (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

Treating a drug addict patient results in House examining his life, his future and confronting his own personal demons.

Director: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 4,297

Season 8 Episode 22

House confronts the demons of his life, while trying to cope with the upcoming death of Wilson.


-House treats a drug addict in an abandoned warehouse -A fire starts in the warehouse, while House begins to halucinate people from his life -Chase and Foreman arrive at the warehouse and call the fire brigade -The warehouse explodes, apparently killing House -House's funeral is held, as Wilson calls House selfish. During his speech, he gets a call from House -Wilson meets House outside his apartment and asks how House faked his death, to which he doesn't get an answer -House and Wilson are then seen riding motorcylces off into the sunset, as House chooses to be there for his friend's final days

27. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Eldorado (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 2,165

Season 5 Episode 8

  • In 1897, Nucky learns that Mabel has miscarried and confronts his father, who has assaulted his mother
  • Nucky is appointed Sheriff after introducing Gillian Darmondy to the Commodore
  • In 1931, Margaret helps Joseph Kennedy make money
  • Nucky visits and says farewell to Margaret in New York
  • Nucky visits Gillian in the psychiatric hospital
  • Al Capone learns that he could lose everything over tax evasion
  • Luciano orders the murder of Narcisse, which Siegel carries out
  • Nucky says farewell to Eli
  • Nucky bails out Joe Harper and offers him money, but is refused
  • Harper is revealed to be Tommy Darmondy, who shoots Nucky 3 times
  • As Nucky dies, he has a vision of himself as a young boy swimming in the ocean and catching a coin

28. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Endgame (2001)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Ten years after Voyager's return from a 23 year journey across the galaxy, Admiral Janeway breaks all the temporal rules and journeys back in time to change a decision she made that ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,563

Season 7 Episode 25

29. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: The Last Stand (2014)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Korra comes face to face with Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom and the Avatar's life are at stake.

Director: Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, P.J. Byrne, Seychelle Gabriel

Votes: 1,416

Season 4 Episode 13

30. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Dreams Come True (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The glee club members realize their dreams.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 987

Season 6 Episode 13

31. The Office (2001–2003)
Episode: Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003)

TV-14 | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 1,664

32. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Death of a Monarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Max Brown

Votes: 502

Season 4 Episode 10

Henry's health begins to deteriorate as the Court begins to prepare for his inevitable succession.


-Henry makes peace with France -Henry's health begins to seriously deteriorate and factions form in Court about who should succeed him -Bishop Gardiner is expelled from the Court by Henry -Charles Brandon dies suddenly from an illness -Henry orders a portrait to be made of him but he rejects it and orders a new one -Henry hallucinates the ghosts of his past wives -Henry sees the new portrait and accepts it, before walking away -Text appears on the screen explaining that his daughter Elizabeth became her father's successor

33. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
Episode: The Internet Is Coming (2013)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy

In the series finale, Moss discovers the power of women's slacks, while Roy's beef with a little person barista turns him and Jen into social pariahs and global hate figures thanks to the Internet.

Director: Graham Linehan | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 1,485

Finale Special

Jen, Roy and Moss are shocked when Douglas makes a request of them.

34. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,813

Season 8 Episode 7

Don contemplates his future, whilst Peggy receives a proposition from Joan.

35. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Iron Throne (2019)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

Directors: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 205,341

Season 8 Episode 6

With King's Landing decimated, Jon faces a moral decision that will decide the fate of the world.


-Tyrion wanders through the ruins of Kings' Landing -Jon witnesses Grey Worm and the Unsullied executing Lannister soldiers -Daenerys addresses her armies, announcing her intent to "liberate" the world -Tyrion rejects Daenerys and quits as her Hand -Tyrion is arrested -Jon visits Tyrion, who pleads with him to end Daenerys' rule before she kills anymore innocents -Daenerys enters the Great Hall and touches the Iron Throne for the first time -Jon enters the Great Hall and questions her deadly actions -Daenerys claims her actions were justified and that she will do the same to anyone stands in her way -Daenerys kisses Jon, who stabs her in the heart -Daenerys dies as Drogon lands in the Great Hall -Drogon enraged burns the Iron Throne, sparing Jon -Drogon picks up Daenerys' body and flies away -Weeks later, Tyrion (in chains) is brought by Grey Worm to a council of the remaining Lords and Ladies of Westeros -Sansa questions Grey Worm about Jon but Grey Worm refuses to discuss the matter -Tyrion states that all future Kings/Queens should be decided by the Lords and Ladies -Tyrion recommends Bran as King, which everyone agrees with, and Bran accepts -Sansa declares the North will remain an Independent Kingdom -Tyrion visits Jon and informs him of the new King and that Jon has been banished to the Night's Watch -Brienne writes Jaime's story in the Book of Brothers -Jon says his farewells to his siblings -Arya mentions that she won't be returning to the North, but will be travelling "west of Westeros" -Grey Worm and the Unsullied sail to Naath -Tyrion convenes a small council meeting attended by Brienne, Bronn, Davos and Sam -Sam reveals the memoirs of a Grand Maester regarding the battle for the Iron Throne, which is titled, "A Song of Ice and Fire" -Sansa is crowned "Queen of the North" -Jon returns to the Wall, where he is reunited with Ghost -Jon and Tormund lead the Free Folk back beyond the wall as the end of winter nears

36. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2019)
Episode: Kimmy Says Bye! (2019)

TV-14 | 38 min | Comedy, Drama

Titus is torn between living his dream and winning back Mikey. Lillian takes a final stand against gentrification. Kimmy has an influential fan.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 400

Season 4 Episode 12

37. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: When the Saints Go Marching In (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Intent on saving Hope's life, Klaus' plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever.

Director: Lance Anderson | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,184

Season 5 Episode 13

38. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: Our Thanks (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The med students are thankful when Cole identifies his true calling.

Director: Rick Blue | Stars: Donald Faison, John C. McGinley, Eliza Coupe, Kerry Bishé

Votes: 492

Season 9 Episode 13

The Med students graduate and contemplate their futures.

39. Merlin (2008–2012)
Episode: The Diamond of the Day: Part Two (2012)

TV-14 | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

With Arthur's forces outnumbered, Merlin arrives in his guise as the aged sorcerer to defeat Morgana's army with magic. Arthur kills Mordred but is wounded and rescued by Merlin, who ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Molotnikov | Stars: Colin Morgan, John Hurt, Rupert Young, Alexander Vlahos

Votes: 967

Season 5 Episode 13

Merlin and Arthur confront Morgana and Mordred. The fate of Camelot is decided.

40. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Remember the Monsters? (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Realizing everything he has done causes Dexter to make a drastic decision.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 16,124

Season 8 Episode 12

Dexter truly learns how his actions affect the lives of those around him as Oliver Saxton tries to ruin his life.

41. Falling Skies (2011–2015)
Episode: Reborn (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The final standoff brings the Masons, 2nd Mass, and their new allies into the bowels of an American location, wrought with unpredictable obstacles.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup

Votes: 882

Season 5 Episode 10

The final battle for the Earth begins.

42. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Last Forever: Part Two (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

As the years go on, changes cause the group to drift apart, but they reunite one more time for Ted's wedding. Meanwhile, a monumental event causes Barney to finally change his ways.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders

Votes: 14,569

Season 9 Episode 24

Ted finally finishes the story of how he met "The Mother".

43. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: These Are the Voyages... (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 2370, Commander William T. Riker is trying to clear his mind and relives the last mission of the first Enterprise on the holodeck.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,455

Season 4 Episode 22

44. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2 (2015)

TV-14 | 38 min | Comedy, Romance

Alan begins to suspect that Charlie is still alive, which is confirmed when he receives a threatening package and Rose tells the truth.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Bob Bergen, April Bowlby, Roger V. Burton, Chris Coppola

Votes: 2,141

Season 12 Episode 15

When Alan and Walden receive mysterious death threats, they begin to suspect that Charlie is still alive.


-Alan recieves a letter worth $2.5million in unclaimed royalties but need Charlie's death certificate -They begin to suspect Charlie is still alive after talking to a suspicious Rose -The royalty money is claimed -Alan, Evelyn and Walden receive death threats -A package of Charlie's personal items arrive at the house -Several of Charlie's old girlfriends receive checks and apology letters -Rose is shown to be holding someone captive in her basement, who later escapes -Rose confesses to Alan and Walden that Charlie is alive and has been her prisoner for the last 4 years -Alan and Walden go to the police, seeking protection from Charlie -Alan and Walden call the women of their past to tell them how much they meant to them -Jake shows up, having left the army, moved to Japan and married a stripper, as well as receiving a massive check, which he gambled in Vegas, turning it into an even greater figure -The police contact Alan and Walden to tell them that Charlie is in custody -Alan, Berta and Walden celebrate by sitting on the lounge chairs, smoking cigars and drinking whisky, only to notice a helicopter carrying Charlie's old piano heading directly for the house -A Charlie stand-in arrives at the home, only to be crushed by the piano as it fell from the helicopter -Series creator, Chuck Lorre, is revealed sitting in the director's chair, says "Winning", only to be crushed by a falling piano himself

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