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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Rebekah Mikealson :( I know the actress wanted out but she was such a good character!

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Harrison from Scandal: PapaPope takes no prisoners. He's either dead or a new B6-13 agent. Either way, his life with OPA is over.

Ace

Harrison from Scandal: PapaPope takes no prisoners. He's either dead or a new B6-13 agent. Either way, his life with OPA is over.

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Ziva brings out that side of you that is the survivor. She needs to return. She adds strength, mystery, tragedy and victory at all costs to the show. Bring her back.

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how is it that Wash isn't on this list? or hell, all the characters from firefly should be on it as a group thing.

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Cote wasnt written out of the show because she wanted a change, she left the show because they refused to pay her the same amount of money they pay Weatherly, which they damn well should have!

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@ Rivyn

Weatherly was the reason I stopped watching NCIS. The program glorified the stupid, and belittled Tim who was the bright one on the program. Shouldn't it be the other way around? One should strive to go to MIT rather than be a "clown" unless it's in the circus. Arvin Brown I know it's important to have a large audience. I still miss your wonderful directing at Long Wharf, and it was known that you wanted to go to Hollywood, but I guess I wish that you would be doing something on PBS. That this show is on the top of the list of programs says something about the American public. No wonder "Ziva" left .

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@ Rivyn

Bullshit.

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@ Rivyn

They should pay her more. Tony is nothing but a chauvinist. She should make as much as Gibbs as she is as good an actress as he is an actor.

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@ Claudia Hula

I have a hard time watching NCIS because most of the time I want to reach thru the screen and smack the crap out of Tony (and yes I fully understand that he is a character)

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@ Karen Laird-Olson

bvring ziva back

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@ Claudia Hula

Tony is a chauvinist because that's how the writers portray him, his character isn't real!

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@ Claudia Hula

They were talking about the actual actors, not the characters.

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Meh I've accepted Ziva gone and have moved on

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NCIS was my favorite show, but without Ziva it is not the same. Just get down on your knees, offer her a raise, or whatever it takes to get her BACK!

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PLEASE bring Ziva back. The new chick does NOT make it. She's dead!!

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Ziva left to have a life. She is 35 and wanted to spend time with family. CBS offered her loads on money (millions) to stay. She declined. Since she is technically in Israel she can come back. They only kill off the people they don't like or if they are going to go the "twin" thing like soap operas do.

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@ Rebecca

That is not true. Don't believe everything you hear and read, especially when it comes from the show runners at CBS. She did not leave to spend time with family. She was born in Chile but raised in the United States and makes her permanent home in New York where she lives with her boyfriend. Cote left (on her terms) after months of contract negotiations came to an impasse with the show runners regarding not only money but length of contract. She didn't want to be bound by a multi-year contract, but they wouldn't budge on that, so she walked away (with her dignity intact).

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