Warning: Major spoilers ahead, including for House of the Dragon!!!
3. There was almost another incestuous relationship in Game of Thrones — an early outline revealed plans for a romance between Jon and his sister Arya. YIKES.
4. There was originally going to be another main character on Abbott Elementary, a queer teacher named Blair. However, the writers felt there were too many characters, so they cut Blair and decided to make Jacob gay instead.
5. Riverdale filmed multiple versions where different characters turned out to be Jason Blossom's killer. In fact, the cast didn't even know who the REAL killer was until the end of Season 1.
6. Friends almost moved the show to Minnesota. A scrapped Season 5 storyline involved Chandler transferring there for work and the gang just all moving with him.
7. Another scrapped Friends storyline: Ross's girlfriend (and former student) Elizabeth was supposed to be pregnant, and Ross eventually would find out that he wasn't the father. However, the whole thing ended up being axed.
8. Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed that Mr. Schue was initially supposed to be a "crystal meth addict." Also, the role was apparently specifically written for Justin Timberlake.
9. Apparently, in an early draft of The O.C., Ryan was originally going to be Sandy's (presumably secret) biological son from an old relationship.
10. Elle was supposed to be revealed as Claire's sister on Heroes, but the plot was reportedly scrapped due to it being too complicated.
12. In the New Girl episode "Cooler" (Season 2, Episode 15) Jess's big kiss was originally intended to be with Schmidt, not Nick.
13. In the original script for the Euphoria pilot, Rue apparently murdered Nate and left his body in a cornfield. WHOA.
14. Another Euphoria note: A significant chunk of Season 2 was completely rewritten. For example, Fez was originally supposed to die.
15. Gossip Girl ends with Dan being revealed as Gossip Girl, but Nate and Eric were both major contenders for being behind the blog instead. Apparently, Dan wasn't even in the writers' top choices for being the culprit until the very end.
16. Bailey and George were originally supposed to be a major couple on Grey's Anatomy, but their romance was axed.
17. Speaking of relationships that never happened, it seems that One Tree Hill seriously toyed with the idea of making Lucas and Haley a couple at one point.
19. In Season 6 of Pretty Little Liars, Spencer and Toby have a pregnancy scare. Troian Bellisario later revealed that she actually filmed an abortion scene, but the storyline was ultimately changed.
20. 24 filmed multiple versions of the scene where Teri gets shot. In an alternate take, Teri survives the shooting. However, the show ultimately chose to go with the version where she dies.
21. Season 3 of Elite was originally going to be about a mysterious fire. Additionally, Polo's character wasn't always going to be killed off.
22. Jack was supposed to die in the original pilot of Lost. However, the producers decided to keep him around as the lead instead.
Which of these surprised you the most? Are there any storylines that you wish hadn't been scrapped? Tell us in the comments!
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