2015 has been a shocking year. Game of Thrones junkies, True Detective addicts, and Walking Dead superfans got their usual share of twists and turns (and executions). All the classic narrative tricks have been represented—including shocking deaths, surprising survivals, and the reveal of secret relatives.
So here’s a collection of all the best jaw-droppers TV and film had to offer this year. And although this should go without saying, beware—spoilers ahead.