Watching TV can be a way to escape — and after everything we've seen in 2016, we could all use a mental getaway. But a great show will make you feel things, because you're invested in the characters and the story.
With that in mind, we've rounded up the TV episodes that brought us all the feels this year. Whether it was happy tears or sad ones — ok, mostly sad ones — we openly wept while watching these scenes. (Be forewarned, though: This slideshow isn't for the faint of heart. We're talking major tearjerkers — deaths, PTSD, and even shootings all come into play.)
These episodes might have made us uncomfortable, but that's what makes them so memorable. Many of the shows on this list are comedies, too. But their emotional episodes transcended anything you'd typically expect from a half-hour show.
Click through to see the 29 TV episodes that made us cry in 2016. Even if you don't watch all of these shows, you'll probably shed a tear or two.