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2009's Most Shocking TV Moments! Did We Miss Any?

Sat, January 2, 2010 5:11pm EDT by Add first Comment
Courtesy of ABC

Courtesy of ABC

A ménage à trois, crazy cliffhangers and a John Doe, oh my! Here is what shocked us here at most on the small screen this year.

There’s no denying 2009 was an insane year for scripted TV. Our TiVos had a hard time keeping up with all the fresh new shows (um, who didn’t Glee-k out to “Don’t Stop Believin'” with Mr. Schuester?) and the A-list guest stars (remember Jennifer Aniston puckering up to Alec Baldwin on “30 Rock?”).

That said, there were a few jaw-dropping moments we still haven’t erased from our DVRs. Here are our top three OMG-worthy picks:

  1. “Grey’s Anatomy” — George is John Doe!
    We knew George O’Malley’s (T.R. Knight) time at Seattle Grace was coming to an end, but we never expected him to leave this way! Although George originally enrolled to be a travel surgeon in the army, his med friends hatched a plan to keep him in Seattle. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t pan out … the chief of the hospital had already sent George home to be shipped to war. Right at that time, an unidentifiable patient who had gotten hit by a bus while saving a girl’s life was dramatically wheeled into Seattle Grace. Our hearts sank when we watched the John Doe painstakingly trace “007” — George’s nickname — on Meredith Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo) hand, and we realized the horror … George was John Doe. Sob! After watching the lovable (yet confused) surgeon struggle for five seasons to figure out his purpose in life, we hoped he might leave on a high note. Sadly, there was no such luck and we had to say goodbye to one of our most beloved characters.
  2. “Lost” — Is Juliet … dead?!
    It seemed like the never-ending love triangle between Jack/Sawyer/Juliet/Kate was FINALLY getting sorted out, but then Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell) had to go off and make a martyr out of herself in the season five finale! Confident, rational and gorgeous, Juliet was our fave lady love on “Lost,” so it totally bummed us out to watch her reject Kate and Sawyer’s help and sacrifice herself for their well-being. In a nutshell, the survivors on the island  tried to change the past by detonating a nuclear bomb. However, Jack’s attempt to detonate the bomb caused Juliet to be de dragged into a chasm and, perhaps, lost forever.  Sawyer and Kate tried to save her, but Juliet  insisted that they save themselves. Although stranger things have happened on the island, we highly doubt Juliet survives the nuclear blast she incited. However, all is not lost … we’ll still see our favorite character in flashbacks in season six!
  3. “Gossip Girl” — Hilary Duff has a threesome!
    We all know a threesome would have been better with bad boy Chuck Bass, but instead we witnessed wishy-washy Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) FINALLY realize he loves Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) … only after seeing her make out with his girlfriend Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff) … who happens to be V’s roommate. Awkward much?! We’re not sure what was more mind-boggling: Hilary full on locking lips with another chick (she’s come so far from her Disney Channel “Lizzie McGuire” days!) or the fact that Dan chickens out on revealing his true feelings to the one person who has loved him her entire life. Grow a pair, Dan!


What other 2009 TV moments left you speechless?