32 TV Characters We Still Can't Believe Have Left Us

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Some were killed off. Some left because their portrayers wanted off; others because their networks wanted a change.

But the reasons behind their loss does little to dull our pain. We still miss them. We still grieve for them. We still wish things could have been different.

From biker wives to surgical interns, community college students to misguided witches, here is a look at some of men and women who we still can't believe are gone...

DID WE MISS ANYONE? WHICH RECENTLY-DEPARTED TELEVISION CHARACTER AR YOU MISSING THE MOST THESE DAYS?

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I really don't think it was the show that booted Ziva, it was something else and it is being kept very private! Mark Harmon knows when something is working for the show and "Ziva" was a huge part. The choice was Pablo. But I do agree that the show is losing some interest on my husband and I. We love this show but it isn't as good.

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I, too, miss Ziva (as well as Kate, such a sweetheart). Ziva had grit. Great character. One of the women - don't remember who she was - who appeared before they settled on Bishop would have made a great contribution to the show, in my opinion. However, they cast the totally unbelievable Bishop. Always a frown with the deep furrow in her forehead. She sometimes seems so naïve and at other times so wise. She even has the gall to interrupt Gibbs and finish his thoughts! She is totally unbelievable and in my opinion, as well as completely unlikeable. Again, just my opinion. I used to love NCIS. Now I watch, but only because of all the other fabulous actors: Gibbs, Ducky, Tim, Tony. Please dump Bishop and get a character up to the standards of those I just mentioned!

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Losing Ziva is like Star Trek Losing Spock I wish I knew the reason. IF it was finances as big as this show has become-- it is tragic. I do know that there HAS to be a ceiling and what would Star Trek have paid to get Spock back??
And we must remember that the show revolves around Gibbs. I am surprised there is not more "MESS" around him and Mr Harmon has seen the lean years so I am pretty certain he will hold tight and this is a definite HIT to the show.
I do wish they would vary the outcome of the show so that it does not become another Criminal MInds with a "drop the gun" scene at the end of every single show.

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I found out Kate is playing Dr Isles on the show rizzoli & isles she has blonde hair
she is also the daughter in law of Sophia Lorene ( hope I spelled itm right)
I was shocked she looks so different I like that show too ;)

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Ziva and the whole NCIS series should disappear, it's old, stale completely boring.

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ziva was the best miss her terribly I love NCIS and still miss Ziva it is like a piece of me is gone.

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Why the hell is Wash not in this list?

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Please give Cote whatever she wants and bring her back. Ziva was one of the best female characters on TV and we need to see strong women. I prefer to watch re-runs with Ziva then to watch the new shows.

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Prince Oberyn Martell was 'no match for the Mountain'? Did whoever wrote this actually watch the series? The Red Viper completely outclassed the Mountain during Tyrion's trial. He was far quicker, far more skilled and spent most of the fight simply dodging the Mountain's attacks and slowly cutting him down. Gregor Clegane was little more than a giant, sluggish oaf relying on brute strength - easy prey for a nimble spearman. Oberyn only lost because his desire for revenge clouded his better judgement - Oberyn's tragedy was that had he not been bent on extracting a confession and nailing the Lannisters he could have easily killed the Mountain in an instant. The Mountain's 'victory' was a fluke.

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Sara Lance..."her death was quickly accepted into the Arrow Fandom...NOT ...there was not one good reason to get rid of Sara except to move the story along...another female actor loses her part all because the show runners needed a plot device. Sara Lance, actor Caity Lotz, was an extremely strong LGTBQ female character and Caity Lotz, a role model, something that does not happen often in tv lately. The younger generations need to see those characters in mainstream tv.

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