8 TV Deaths Of 2016 We Still Can’t Get Over


1. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), Sleepy Hollow

Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), Sleepy Hollow

Fox

On genre shows, the death of a lead character in a dramatic season finale usually just means you have to wait until the following season for a resurrection. But Abbie’s sacrifice wasn’t just a fake-out, and fans were outraged that this rare black female lead was gone.

2. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), The Walking Dead

Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), The Walking Dead

AMC

Perhaps the saddest thing about Abraham’s violent death on The Walking Dead is that it was immediately overshadowed by Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) later in the same episode. Abraham was a distraction for what was coming — which didn’t matter much to Abraham since he still got bludgeoned to death with a barbed wire–covered bat.

3. Angus Mhor (Stephen Walters), Outlander

Angus Mhor (Stephen Walters), Outlander

Starz

How do you catch book fans off guard when you adapt their beloved series into a TV show? Kill a different character than expected during a big climactic battle. Sorry, Angus. On the plus side, readers who smugly thought they knew what was going to happen definitely got put in their place.

4. Astra (Laura Benanti), Supergirl

Astra (Laura Benanti), Supergirl

CBS

Yes, Astra was a supervillain, but she was also Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) aunt. And because Supergirl is a series that embraces shades of gray, she was also a sympathetic figure who, it became clear, was trying to do what she thought was right when Alex (Chyler Leigh) took her out.

5. Barb Holland (Shannon Purser), Stranger Things

Barb Holland (Shannon Purser), Stranger Things

Netflix

Few characters this year made a more lasting impression than Barb, who pretty much existed just to die. No one around her seemed to care about her disappearance much, but the audience — who latched onto Barb’s frumpy chic style — was instantly bereft.

6. Cami O’Connell (Leah Pipes), The Originals

Cami O'Connell (Leah Pipes), The Originals

The CW

After Cami got her throat slit and earned a surprise resurrection as a vampire, it seemed like maybe she’d stick around for a while. But as fans of the TVD universe know, vampires are no match for werewolf bites — and getting nipped by Lucien (Andrew Lees) did Cami in for good.

7. Catherine Brown (Daniella Alonso), Animal Kingdom

Catherine Brown (Daniella Alonso), Animal Kingdom

TNT

Once Smurf (Ellen Barkin) began to suspect Catherine’s double-crossing, it was pretty clear her days were numbered. But that didn’t make it any less upsetting when we watched her try to seduce Pope (Shawn Hatosy) into sparing her life only to get smothered with a pillow anyway.

8. Chad Radwell (Glen Powell), Scream Queens

Chad Radwell (Glen Powell), Scream Queens

Fox

It’s silly to get attached to anyone on Scream Queens, a series that loves killing characters off way more than it loves continuity. But Chad Radwell was so charismatic that it’s hard not to mourn his untimely death at least a little. The fact that he died on his wedding day to Chanel (Emma Roberts)? Eh, whatever.


Like it? Share with your friends!

15 SHARES
146
15 SHARES, 146 points
What's Your Reaction?
cute cute
0
cute
omg omg
0
omg
hate hate
1
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
1
love
lol lol
1
lol

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 TV Deaths Of 2016 We Still Can’t Get Over

reset password

Back to
log in
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Trivia quiz
Poll
Story
List
Video
Audio
Image