7 TV Characters Who Were Supposed To Die

  

In the world of television, no one is safe. We have seen many of our favorite characters get killed off in the blink of an eye, but sometimes creators and executive producers of shows realize that killing off certain characters is a mistake, so they choose to keep said characters around instead. Here is a list of 7 TV characters who were supposed to die:

7. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad’s creator Vince Gilligan originally intended for Jesse Pinkman to be killed off at the end of the show’s first season in a botched drug deal, but by the second episode of season one, he was so impressed with Aaron Paul’s performance and his chemistry with Bryan Cranston that he realized it would be a colossal mistake to kill Jesse off, so the character stayed for the duration of the show.

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6. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox), Lost

Jack Shephard was initially supposed to die halfway through Lost’s pilot episode, but the show’s creator, J.J. Abrams, worried that viewers might become attached to the character and come to resent the show for killing him off so quickly. The whole point of his death was to shock the audience so that would never know what to expect next, but given the nature of the show, that wasn’t necessary.

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