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Old July 30 2014, 04:12 AM   #136
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Re: Which TV character's death moved you the most?

Is that what happened with Jacob Carter?
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Old July 30 2014, 12:47 PM   #137
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Janet Fraiser in Stargate SG1. So much so that I stopped watching immediately.
Oh lord, yes, I'd forgotten. I didn't stop watching, but I really liked Teryl Rothery.
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Old July 30 2014, 12:49 PM   #138
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Oh - Kelly Hu's character Michelle on Nash Bridges. It was sudden and pointless, and I think just done for sensationalism. But damn.
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Old July 30 2014, 12:53 PM   #139
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If they needed to kill off the character for contract reasons or something why not have him sacrifice himself in a grand gesture or something?
It's not often discussed, but one typical reason for killing of a character is as a "FU" to the actor/actress for breaking a contract or whatnot. The idea is when the actor's subsequent (in their own mind) A-List career plan crashes and burns, they can't just come grovelling back for their old job regardless, because their character died when they left. Finito.
See also Andrea Thompson and Robert Foxworth on Babylon 5. Andrea even got "dissected" afterward!
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Old July 30 2014, 06:06 PM   #140
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Re: Which TV character's death moved you the most?

For me one of the most emotionally impactful deaths was when Denise Crosby's character Vicky in the film Deep Impact hands her infant child over to her daughter while her and her husband prepare to die from the asteroid that is about to hit.

I outright cried the first time I saw that scene.

Same film, Tea Leoni and her father standing on the beach preparing to die from the wave.

Character John Coffey in the Green Mile also comes to mind on film. But the original question was TV

Mrs. Landingham as mentioned on West Wing

Henry Blake on Mash as mentioned
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Old July 30 2014, 09:16 PM   #141
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Janet Fraiser in Stargate SG1. So much so that I stopped watching immediately.
Oh lord, yes, I'd forgotten. I didn't stop watching, but I really liked Teryl Rothery.
Woohoo! Someone else
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Old July 30 2014, 11:13 PM   #142
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kirsten187 wrote: View Post
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Janet Fraiser in Stargate SG1. So much so that I stopped watching immediately.
Oh lord, yes, I'd forgotten. I didn't stop watching, but I really liked Teryl Rothery.
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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 31 2014, 02:53 AM   #143
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I have to agree. And Rubinek owned that scene. He put all the fans' emotions into his face.
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Old August 1 2014, 04:41 PM   #144
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West Wing - Leo McGarry, Mrs Landingham

Game of Thrones - The Red Wedding (even knowing it was coming ....)

HIMYM - Marshall's dad

Person of Interest - Carter

Lost - Yes

Doctor Who - 10th, The ***** (Damn you, Weeping Angels!)

Ugh, there are really so many that have been done so well
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Old August 1 2014, 05:27 PM   #145
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Lost - Yes
Yes??? They killed off an entire prog rock band??
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Old August 1 2014, 05:54 PM   #146
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Old August 1 2014, 06:25 PM   #147
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The end of Blackadder Goes Forth.



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Old August 1 2014, 06:58 PM   #148
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Certainly Henry Blake. I remember seeign a little special on the show "M*A*S*H" adn the actor who played Radar said the cast didn't know and he came in and read the lines; the reactions being filmed, are of the cast learning for the first time.


This episode of "Scrubs" always gets me -- and I rarely ever see it mentioned. Some of the backstory is missing from the clip below: J.D. and the lady had been getting pretty friendly and talking and they had a conversation where they talked about death and she said she imagined it was like a beautiful song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMITAolIGc


Also, I agree with other posters on "Newsradio" after actor Phil Hartman was murdered by his wife while the kids slept. Online trivia states the cast had to stop several time filming, they were crying and so choked up.


Wesley from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and then the spin-off "Angel". What was so great about it is that perhaps Wesley is one of the finest TV characters ever made, who went through long, often painful, personal transformatiosn, which were all believable; and he was such a good character and loved, that after about a little over five seasons worh of him (counting the BTVS episodes), it was horrible to see him go, and the bittersweet comfort at the end.


If animation counts, Robin's parents in "Batman: The Animated Series" ("Robin's Reckoning: Part 1").
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If they needed to kill off the character for contract reasons or something why not have him sacrifice himself in a grand gesture or something?
It's not often discussed, but one typical reason for killing of a character is as a "FU" to the actor/actress for breaking a contract or whatnot. The idea is when the actor's subsequent (in their own mind) A-List career plan crashes and burns, they can't just come grovelling back for their old job regardless, because their character died when they left. Finito.
See also Andrea Thompson and Robert Foxworth on Babylon 5. Andrea even got "dissected" afterward!
Well, it was Foxworth's agent who double-booked him on B5 and DS9 at the same time, so he had to break SOME contract...and the DS9 bit was a two-parter, so it made him more money. Can't really fault him for that.
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Old August 1 2014, 08:39 PM   #150
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For me, it was Xena. I wasn't so much saddened as angered & offended by the undignified death they gave her. I didn't want to watch the series again after that.
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