This has been a particularly dangerous time to be a character on television.
It seems no one is safe anywhere on the dial, as several of our favorites have met surprising, untimely and tragic ends over the past few months.
From the ones we expected to those that had us completely blindsided, they've all left us reeling. Some caused very real tears and, hey, we're not afraid to admit it!
As we struggle through the five stages of grief before finally arriving at acceptance, break out the tissues and mourn some of the most shocking demises in recent TV history here: