Worst TV Finales

by masandaglinus123 | created - 26 May 2016 | updated - 01 Jun 2016 | Public

You know that frustrating feeling when you get when your favorite TV show, which you've spent years following, ended in a most horrible conclusion? Well, these are the cases of these TV show episode finales which angered fans and critics. Whether they left many questions unanswered or just simply bad writing, we can't help but to feel disappointed and betrayed after watching these finales. From the finale of "Lost" and "The Sopranos" to "Dexter" and "How I Met Your Mother", which of these TV show episode finales is by far the worst?

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1. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
Episode: The Last One (1988)

TV-PG | Drama

Third year doctors end their residencies. Auschlander tries to keep the hospital open but complications arise. Griffin places his trust in God. Ehrlich comes back from a soul searching surf safari. Ellen is offered a job in Cleveland.

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: William Daniels, Norman Lloyd, Ronny Cox, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 57

2. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Conundrum (1991)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Romance

J.R. is drunk and dejected; he has lost his business to Cliff Barnes, his son has moved to England, and the ownership of his beloved home was given to Bobby. He wants to end it all, when an... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Kimberly Foster, Larry Hagman, Howard Keel

Votes: 88

3. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sam leaps into a bar with a bartender that's more than he appears. When Sam looks into a mirror, he sees his own reflection. In the future, they realize that Sam has leaped into himself, ... See full summary »

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Bruce McGill, John D'Aquino

Votes: 452

4. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: Changing Nature (1994)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The series finale: Every May 14th the Bunch Beetles are supposed to return to Pangea and to eat the rapidly growing cider poppies; but only one Beetle remains as the WeSaySo wax fruit ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Bill Barretta, Rickey Boyd, Julianne Buescher, Kevin Clash

Votes: 104

5. Roseanne (1988–2018)
Episode: Into That Good Night (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

The Conners welcome baby Harris Conner-Healy home. Roseanne is delighted Darlene wants to live at home and work on her parenting skills. The family talks about their lives after winning the... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 188

The two-part finale of Roseanne

6. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Finale (1998)

TV-PG | 56 min | Comedy

After George and Jerry land a production deal with NBC, the four head out for Paris on NBC's private plane and are waylaid in a small Massachusetts town.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,257

7. Mad About You (1992–1999)
Episode: The Final Frontier (1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Romance

Flash forward a number of years. Mabel is a grown film maker, showing a documentary of her parents lives over the last 20 years. Married or not, separated or not, Mabel blames her parents for her own current life.

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow, Louis Zorich

Votes: 84

The two-part finale of Mad About You

8. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: The Truth (2002)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mulder's return leads to him being tried for murder before a military tribunal where he seeks to prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy and justify the maintenance of the X-Files.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 2,844

9. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)
Episode: Goku's Next Journey (2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Goku takes Uub on as his mentor, and bids goodbye to his family and friends as he embarks on a new adventure.

Stars: Sean Schemmel, Kyle Hebert, Robert McCollum, Christopher Sabat

Votes: 344

10. 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: 1,516

11. Alias (2001–2006)
Episode: All the Time in the World (2006)

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

In the aftermath of the destruction of APO, Sydney, Jack and Vaughn must find a way to stop Irina Derevko and Arvin Sloane from fulfilling the Rambaldi endgame of Armageddon.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 471

12. Will & Grace (1998– )
Episode: The Finale: Part 1 (2006)

TV-14 | 41 min | Comedy, Romance

The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale. Can Will and Grace raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack find anyone that loves him as ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 465

13. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Made in America (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

Tony and his family have to stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo is dealt with. His family doesn't like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. AJ and Meadow move onto the next step in their lives. Tony confronts Junior one last time.

Director: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 5,484

14. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
Episode: Daybreak: Part 1 (2009)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Colony is located sitting on the edge of a black hole with only one point of entry in what is a very large debris field. Knowing that the Galactica has reached the end of the line, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,336

The part 1, 2 & 3 finale of Battlestar Galactica

15. The L Word (2004–2009)
Episode: Last Word (2009)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Romance

What starts out as a celebration of friendship quickly ends in a web of betrayal and deceit; the girls find themselves being investigated about Jenny's untimely death by Sergeant Duffy.

Director: Ilene Chaiken | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 200

16. Heroes (2006–2010)
Episode: Chapter Eighteen 'Brave New World' (II) (2010)

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

Samuel's ultimate plan spells disaster for thousands.

Director: Adam Kane | Stars: Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Robert Knepper, Ali Larter

Votes: 1,035

17. 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: 8,964

18. 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: 502

Season 9 finale...

19. Big Love (2006–2011)
Episode: Where Men and Mountains Meet (2011)

TV-14 | 63 min | Drama

With the specter of jail time looming, Bill charts out contingency plans for the family, while orchestrating a last-minute preemptive referendum on the senate floor. Meanwhile, Barb goes ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin

Votes: 143

20. 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: 996

21. Weeds (2005–2012)
Episode: It's Time, Part 1 (2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

It's Part 1 of the WEEDS series finale. The Botwins (and Doug!) are at a crossroads. How will it all end?

Director: Michael Trim | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk

Votes: 508

The two-part finale of Weeds

22. 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: 16,360

23. Misfits (2009–2013)
Episode: Episode #5.8 (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The gang discover that their community service is over and begin to contemplate life after the orange jumpsuits.

Director: Wayne Yip | Stars: Karla Crome, Joseph Gilgun, Nathan McMullen, Natasha O'Keeffe

Votes: 333

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

After Barney and Robin's wedding, Ted builds up the courage to approach "the mother" at the train station. Meanwhile, three years after the wedding, Barney and Robin drop a bombshell on the group.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 8,257

The two-part finale of How I Met Your Mother

25. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: Thank You (2014)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Sookie weighs a future with and without Bill. Eric and Pam struggle with their uncomfortable partnership with Mr. Gus. Sam makes a choice, while Andy comes upon an unexpected inheritance.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 2,084

26. 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: 891

27. 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: 2,214



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