6 December 2012 6:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Deaths, daddy issues, and a “Did she just do that?!” moment. These five single moments had lasting effects on their shows — and their shocked viewers.

5. Cliff hanger, Dallas

The original gave us “Who Shot J.R?” and this reboot has kept the surprises coming. Most shocking of all: Rebecca is Cliff’s daughter! You voted this clever turn of events, revealed in the season 1 finale, the “Single Most Clever Plot Twist” in our Summer TV Awards 2012.

4. Turn… turn… turn, The Vampire Diaries

After three seasons of setting up Elena’s Very Big Choice between Damon and Stefan, imagine our surprise »

- EW staff

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