8 Shows That Were Ruined By Character Deaths

  

Fans don’t necessarily have to like every decision writers make when it comes to a show’s plot, but sometimes things really go awry when the decision is made to kill off a character. Whether the manner of death is the reason for fan-upset or merely the fact that a beloved character is doomed, the sudden dispatch of a show’s personality can have a negative (even cancel-baiting) response from audiences and critics alike. Here are 8 shows that were ruined by character deaths.

8. Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek

Shows like to end off with a bang and Dawson’s Creek didn’t pull in any punches. Or rather, they punched their audience right in the heart when they killed off main character Jen Lindley in the series finale. A fatal heart condition, pulmonary congestion, sadly closed the chapter on Michelle Williams’ character but also gave a devastating emotional ditch for some deeply-devoted fans that was impossible to get over.

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7. Jack Bristow on Alias

Alias sizzled through its five seasons on air, but faltered unforgivably at the end. With death after death after death finally coming to a head with the demise of super-spy Sydney’s dad Jack Bristow, the show kicked off a series of events that thoroughly drenched the show’s spark.

Vivian Zink / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Vivian Zink / © ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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