7. Will Gardenr, The Good Wife
Will Gardner’s character returned to The Good Wife after a long break, but fans’ excitement soon turned into shock minutes before the end of the episode, he was shot in the courtroom by his client.
The death of the show’s main lead and fan favorite was something that no one saw coming, and we – and Alicia – are still recovering.
8. Ned Stark, Game of Thrones
Throughout the long-running show, each season’s ninth episode always had twist and turns, and gave us some of GOT’s most iconic moments. Season 1, episode 9 was the first of them, and it introduced us to the true nature of the show – where no character, no matter how beloved or central to the plot line it is – is safe from death.
Ned Stark was that unfortunate victim, with a shocking beheading that changed the whole course of the show.
9. Lori Grimes, The Walking Dead
The post-apocalyptic show has demonstrated time and time again that no one is safe – not from zombies, nor from the cruelty of mankind. Lori Grime’s death shocked us because we never expected the hero’s pregnant wife to die – and certainely not during child birth.
But poor Lori had to go through a terrible anesthesia-free C-section, die from loss of blood, and finally be shot in the head by her son so she won’t turn into a zombie. It’s a cruel world they live in.
10. Mathew Crawley, Downton Abbey
In the hit period-drama, the beloved Mathew Crawly survived both World War 1 and the Spanish Flu, only to die in a senseless car accident on a quiet country road.
The fact the him and Lady Mary were so happily in love and have just had a baby boy made his shocking death so much worse.