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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Yes losing Ziva was bad--worse than I thought it would be but there isn't ANYONE on that show that I do not like. I went on a NCIS kick for a long time and recorded all of the shows. Suddenly I found that I had Westerns in my package it was OFF I went. Harmon plays a bad guy in a western is the WAY too typical bad man who runs the town. HE does a good job but it is hard to see him be cruel- mean is ok because you can see good in that when it is needed but in this one he physically forced a woman to marry him. He gets his head blown off.
I met him once before NCIS he was shooting something on Venus beach. I was there for a conference and we HAD to spend about three hours outside. He got out of his chair for about 2 minutes and did a scene but he looked BORED. I colored my opinion of him when NCIS came out with him starring in the role and I would not watch it. But when I finally did-- I was hooked. HE plays the part PERFECTLY. He looks good-- HE is exact in character ALL of the time and seems to run the set. I have to admit- I am a fan. He is GOOD at what he does and I am hard to please. One more comment. I watched ELVIS in his western FLAMING STAR and I think he got ripped off-- he outshined everyone! I was keeping his true identity out of my head and watching his acting only. He stole the show. ABSOLUTELY stole the show. WHY did he not get the acclaim he should have. Hell his silly movies that surrounded his stardom were stupid and watched to to watch him do anything and they were terrible except for FOLLOW THAT DREAM.. That poor guy with THAT kind of talent NO wonder he died from drugs.

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Missed Kate and now miss Ziva, but the show is still # 1 because of Gibbs and others.

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Ziva and Kate were great for the show. Ziva is the better of the two. She could fit into any show they had. We will all miss her and hope the character is written back into the cast. Mark Harmon is the best leading character that has been on a show since Hawkeye on Mash. Both shows are classics. When you bring Ziva back. Write her character and along with Dinozo getting together. They made each other better when they
did scenes together. Quit killing Gibbs exes that sucks.

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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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