Second to Missandei’s death, though, was the death of this reformed knight, loyal to his queen and unrequited love Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to the very end. He died protecting her from an onslaught of wights during the Battle of Winterfell.
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Enid, Tara, and Henry, The Walking Dead
The survivors should have known better than to make enemies of The Whisperers. Alpha promptly killed 10 people from the communities — including these characters, played by Katelyn Nacon, Alanna Masterson, and Matt Lintz — and left their reanimated heads on pikes to delineate the edge of his territory.
Tragedy hit home for our gang of first responders when Shannon (Devin Kelly), wife of firefighter Eddie (Ryan Guzman), was fatally hit by a car after telling him she wanted a divorce. “I can understand if you never forgive me,” she wrote to their son, Christopher, in a letter Eddie found later. “But always know that I love you, baby. Even if it’s from a distance.”
Jordan Gladwell, iZombie
Jordan (Jade Payton), one of Major’s (Robert Buckley) staunchest supporters, died in a hail of sniper gunfire on this CW horror dramedy as she tried to rescue a team member during her patrol.
Cornelius Rhodes, Chicago Med
Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) suffered a heart-wrenching blow in the penultimate episode of this latest Chicago Med season, losing his father, Cornelius (D.W. Moffett), to a fatal insulin injection in what later was suggested to be a murder.
Miss Ruby, Star
In the season 3 finale — and, unfortunately, series finale — of this Fox show, Miss Ruby (Juanita Jennings) was shot to death by the associates of the rapist she snitched on. She was brave to the very end, though, even taunting her assailants by yelling, “If you’re gonna shoot, bitch, do it!”
The Grim Reaper was no slouch during the 2018–2019 TV season, killing many a fan favorite character … as well as scores of supporting characters and bit players, especially on a certain fire-and-ice-heavy HBO series.