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Old July 19 2014, 02:08 PM   #76
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Re: Which TV character's death moved you the most?

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Why am I not surprised that a

More recently, I just caught up on Dr. Who enough to see Eleven's last hurrah...
As I said earlier, Ten's death didn't move me, but Nine and, as you point out, Eleven's definitely did!

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Old July 19 2014, 03:02 PM   #77
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I have a vague memory of being upset when Nichols (James Garner) was killed off on his own show.
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Old July 19 2014, 05:23 PM   #78
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Re: Which TV character's death moved you the most?

I'll add two Stargate-related ones:

While it's not a death per se, the episode of SG-1 where they betray Fifth and activate the time-dilation field. Yes, Fifth will be back, but the look on his face and the final shot of the episode with the human-form replicators frozen gets me every time.

The Atlantis episode where the replicator who may or may not be Weir leaves Atlantis with her compatriots. I was entirely unprepared for what happened next.
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Old July 19 2014, 06:45 PM   #79
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Most of the deaths on Lost (Charlie, Jin and Sun, Locke, etc.)

Henry Blake on MASH, which works because even the actors were surprised, and thus the scene is amazingly authentic.

Downtown Abbey's deaths so effected my wife that she will no longer watch that show.
Definitely. It was a really sad death.

Lenny Briscoe's death hit me hard . Such a good character who'll be forever missed.
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Old July 19 2014, 07:01 PM   #80
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Nope, the most moving death from Stargate SG-1 was Dr. Janet Frasier's death. The way they played it out to the end of the episode leading you to believe that some other tragedy happened, then you find out it's really her death they're all depressed about.
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Old July 19 2014, 07:41 PM   #81
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I tear up when some soap characters die - especially Edward Quartermaine (actor John Ingle had died).
It's so rare they kill a soap character. Even when you really think they died, back they come.

In this case, I think it was out of respect for the actor and the fact they showed the character getting weaker.
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Old July 19 2014, 07:58 PM   #82
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Nope, the most moving death from Stargate SG-1 was Dr. Janet Frasier's death. The way they played it out to the end of the episode leading you to believe that some other tragedy happened, then you find out it's really her death they're all depressed about.
That was sad, and very unexpected.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:20 PM   #83
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Peter Capaldi as civil servant John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. It all happens behind a closed door, but just hearing the sound of the gunshots are enough to get me every single time.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:30 PM   #84
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Peter Capaldi as civil servant John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. It all happens behind a closed door, but just hearing the sound of the gunshots are enough to get me every single time.
As shocking in a similar way, the quorum of 12 on nuBSG getting mowed down by Tom Zarek's loyalists.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:42 PM   #85
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Agree with Gaith about Eirene in Rome. Just a tragic character too gentle for the milieu in which she found herself. (What puts extra barbs in it is that Gaia, who screws her over, is hard to completely hate; she's not monstrous or psychopathic or anything... uh, well, she kind of is, but she's also up against it and is making the best of the same kinds of shitty circumstances, she just happens to be better and more ruthless at it than Eirene.)

Oddly, Lindsey McDonald in Angel. The circumstances brought out a doomed and semi-sympathetic resonance in the character, so that I felt his shock and disbelief about being ultimately killed by a "flunky."

Jen's death in Deadwood. A sweet girl offed to protect the life of a woman Swearengen liked better. Harsh.

Omar Little in The Wire. A lot of characters in The Wire, really, but Omar in particular was so emblematic of the ultimate futility of being a badass in "the game."

For a currently-running show:

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Old July 19 2014, 08:54 PM   #86
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not really counting, I suppose, as they ended up being resurrected or "not dead": Sherlock in Reichenbach Fall and Spock in WoK/TSfS (love that last scene).
As a child, who can forget Bugs Bunny being killed by Operatic Elmer?
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Old July 19 2014, 09:20 PM   #87
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Stargate SG1 had a lot of well executed secondary character deaths. Janet Frasier, Martouf, Cha're. Atlantis had a pretty moving character death but they wussed out of it and reversed it later over fan-bitchery.
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Old July 19 2014, 10:53 PM   #88
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Alexandra Borgia,the one- season ADA from Law & order.
Shockingly kidnapped and murdered in the trunk of a car.Very brutal,very unexpected.
And the long goodbye for Mark Greene on ER.
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Old July 19 2014, 11:09 PM   #89
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Alexandra Borgia,the one- season ADA from Law & order.
Shockingly kidnapped and murdered in the trunk of a car.Very brutal,very unexpected.
It was, though she was on the show for 33 episodes in seasons 15 and 16 according to Wiki.
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Old July 20 2014, 02:45 AM   #90
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Agree with Gaith about Eirene in Rome. Just a tragic character too gentle for the milieu in which she found herself. (What puts extra barbs in it is that Gaia, who screws her over, is hard to completely hate; she's not monstrous or psychopathic or anything... uh, well, she kind of is, but she's also up against it and is making the best of the same kinds of shitty circumstances, she just happens to be better and more ruthless at it than Eirene.)
Aye, and then an added kicker is, though Pullo genuinely cared for Eirene and was looking forward to being a dad, ones does get the sense that he and Gaia were a better match, and once they get together (though the show barely covers that period, IIRC), he probably enjoyed her company more than he did Eirene's. Heavy stuff...
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