News 15 Unexpected TV Show Deaths That Almost Ruined Your Favorite Shows
I will never forgive these shows. Ever. We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV deaths shocked them to their core. Here are the heartbreaking results. 🚨 SPOILERS AHEAD 🚨 1. In 13 Reasons Why, when Justin Foley had the greatest character arc ever, but then they randomly gave him AIDS and killed…
July 7, 2020
I will never forgive these shows. Ever.
We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV deaths shocked them to their core. Here are the heartbreaking results.
🚨 SPOILERS AHEAD 🚨
In 13 Reasons Why, when Justin Foley had the greatest character arc ever, but then they randomly gave him AIDS and killed him off.
“He had the best character development on the entire show, and there was just no reason for his death. I’m still asking myself why the writers did this!”
In How I Met Your Mother, when Lily told Marshall that his dad had a heart attack and died in the hospital.
“I know it’s a comedy show, but when Marshall’s dad died on
How I Met Your Mother…it was heart-wrenching. I cried for days.”
In Jane the Virgin, when Michael collapsed and stopped breathing due to injuries from his gunshot wound.
“I know he came back in the last episode of Season 4, and I was even Team Rafael, but his initial death literally broke me. Jane was so happy and deserved so much more!”
In The O.C., when Marissa got into a car crash while on her way to the airport, and Ryan tried to carry her to safety, but she died in his arms.
“I was so surprised when I watched the episode and couldn’t stop crying. She was my favorite character and went through hell.”
In Dexter, when Dexter came home and found Harrison in a pool of blood…which he then realized was Rita’s.
“Things were going so well for them in their relationship, and he genuinely loved her. She was the tie to Dexter’s emotions. This was the biggest plot twist ever. She was the last person I’d have guessed would die.”
In Stranger Things, when Bob sacrificed himself to save everyone else, which cost him his own life.
“Honestly, I will never get over Bob’s untimely death.”
In How to Get Away with Murder, when Wes’s corpse was revealed next to the burning building, and Annalise shouted in horror.
“Wes was my favorite character, and killing him off was like killing off the heart of the show. I stopped watching after his character was written off. It just wasn’t the same to me. When I saw Alfred Enoch was returning for the final episode, I was hoping that his character had somehow survived, but I was wrong.”
In Game of Thrones, when Hodor died at the hands of the White Walkers while holding the door so Bran and Meera could escape.
“As a book reader, I knew most of the major deaths that came before Season 6, but Hodor’s death was just a punch in the gut.”
In Orange Is the New Black, when Poussey tried to help Crazy Eyes, but the guard attacked her and killed her.
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“Poussey Washington’s death was the most hurtful death on television. I was a mess for days. Not only did she deserve a happy ending, but she also had good opportunities planned for herself, too.”
In Glee, when they wrote Cory Monteith’s real-life death into the show, making the cast’s reactions especially powerful and vulnerable.
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Buffy found her mom’s lifeless body on the couch.
“The whole storyline with Joyce getting sick was so sad because it was the one thing Buffy couldn’t fight, and it was the one person she never had a chance of saving. Anya’s reaction about not understanding death just guts me every time.”
In This Is Us, when Jack randomly had a heart attack in the hospital, and Rebecca’s life flashed before her eyes.
“Everyone fell in love with his character throughout the show, and even though we knew he was dead, we didn’t know how it happened, so I was really sad when I found out how he actually died. He was such a great dad and husband, and his relationship with Rebecca was so beautiful.”
In The Walking Dead, when Glenn was beaten to death while everyone else had to watch.
“I stopped watching after his death, so I don’t know how Maggie’s doing, but they both deserved as much happiness as one can get during a zombie apocalypse.”
In Grey’s Anatomy, when Lexie died in the plane crash just before Meredith arrived.
“Lexie Grey was the best character on
Grey’s. She didn’t deserve to die so tragically. I still sob from her death. I realized months ago that Lexie once said to Mark, ‘When I’m hurt, I want someone to stroke my hair.’ When Lexie was dying, Mark was stroking her hair. That just made it so sad. If Lexie was still alive (and with Mark), the show would be so much better.”
And in 8 Simple Rules, when John Ritter’s real-life death was written into the show.