19 Ladies Let Down By Their Own TV Shows

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Everyone can think of a TV lady that they feel didn't get the justice they deserved on a show. It can be as simple as decent storylines but it can also be something like a proper exit.

There are many factors that go into exploring characters on any show, and yet there comes that time where it doesn't feel like some are getting what they deserve.

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Instead, they might be let down enough that it leaves a mark on the character and the show as a whole.

There has to be thought placed into the way any character is approached, but there is also something to be said about how many female characters come to mind when it comes to this slideshow. 

What TV lady do you think deserved better on her show now that you look back on it?

1. Laurel Lance (Arrow)

Laurel Lance (Arrow)
Somewhere along the way, Laurel didn't feel like a part of the show as much, especially with the way she was killed off at the height of that. Arrow has been returning back to its roots lately, allowing some of the stuff we loved to come back but it still feels necessary to include Laurel in here.

2. Pam Halpert (The Office)

Pam Halpert (The Office)
The inspiration for this slideshow, Pam went through a lot during her time on The Office. It was The Office Season 9 though that brought it all to the surface, with the way Jim started to follow his career goals reflecting back at the standstill that Pam ended up in. After she decided not to finish Pratt, it is like the show forgot that she had dreams and ambitions outside of working at a paper company. And while it made sense not to allow characters to leave the setting of the show, then Jim was suddenly allowed to do something else while Pam just followed along in support. It didn't seem fair for Pam to put her dreams on hold indefinitely and looking back on it it still doesn't.

3. Harper McIntyre (The 100)

Harper McIntyre (The 100)
If it is a character's last season on a show and fans wonder if she even exists to the others around her, that has to be a problem. Harper spent a lot of time being on The 100 but not always being allowed to have her own story that was explored a fair amount. But it was her final season that struck a nerve with many, a season that didn't focus enough on a character they knew they would lose and that the fandom fell so in love with.

4. Kara Danvers (Supergirl)

Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
This isn't a consistent issue at all, but there are moments where Kara Danvers feels like she is serving the show instead of the show serving her.

5. Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)

Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)
Bonnie truly gave all of herself to The Vampire Diaries and all the characters included in it, only to constantly struggle to gain any happiness of her own. It was not the greatest pattern for a show to have, and Bonnie Bennett deserved better in all this.

6. Beth Greene (The Walking Dead)

Beth Greene (The Walking Dead)
This one still hurts quite a bit. No one is saying that The Walking Dead lost plenty when they killed off Beth and it went downhill from there, but no one is not not saying that.

7. Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
To be fair, most of Gilmore Girls was actually great for their lead. It was actually the revival that didn't do right by Rory and it is hard to have that be the last image fans have of the character now.

8. Ginny Baker (Pitch)

Ginny Baker (Pitch)
Ginny Baker wasn't actually let down by Pitch, she was let down by the fact that the show didn't move on beyond one season. There was so much story still left to tell and the network failed a remarkable lead by not allowing that to be explored.

9. Rebekah Mikaelson (The Originals)

Rebekah Mikaelson (The Originals)
Rebekah moved from one show to another and somehow was always written into the same position. There was plenty that Rebekah had to give up throughout her story being told, and not enough was handed to her in return.

10. Allison Argent (Teen Wolf)

Allison Argent (Teen Wolf)
Does anything even need to be said? Allison wasn't the only lady that Teen Wolf let down, but her death still stings along with the memory that it left behind. This was a character that deserved so much better and the shame is how much of that was taken from her.

11. Jenny Fraser Murray (Outlander)

Jenny Fraser Murray (Outlander)
Sometimes it is like Jenny isn't given the benefit of the doubt, especially when it comes to the knowledge she possesses but the show almost sleeps on.

12. Lanie Parish (Castle)

Lanie Parish (Castle)
There were so many stories Lanie could have been given during her time on Castle, and each one that wasn't followed through with came off like another lost opportunity. Lanie had so much to offer, so the fact that it wasn't utilized is still upsetting.

13. Abbie Mills (Sleepy Hollow)

Abbie Mills (Sleepy Hollow)
There will always be conversations about actors leaving shows and the mechanics of it, and while Sleepy Hollow was a quality show, it is hard to deal with the way Abbie was written of. She was a lead and if fans are still suffering from the loss in a negative way then maybe there is a conversation there.

14. Abby Sciuto (NCIS)

Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
Again there is this reminder that behind the scenes issues exist and they can influence the run of the show or the way a character is handled. But Abby gave so much to NCIS, so to have her get the ending that she did just didn't add up for many people.

15. April Kepner (Grey's Anatomy)

April Kepner (Grey's Anatomy)
April's story came to a close that fans weren't ready for, and rightfully so when there was so much more that could have been experienced.

16. Jackie Burkhart (That '70s Show)

Jackie Burkhart (That '70s Show)
Sometimes it felt like That '70s Show didn't value Jackie, especially when it came to the relationships she was written into. There was genuine love between her and Hyde but instead it felt like she was written to cater others instead of herself until the end.

17. Cordelia Chase (Angel)

Cordelia Chase (Angel)
It is a popular opinion that Cordelia didn't exactly get the treatment she deserved when she was on Angel, right until she was written off and even now it feels unsettling to reflect on.

18. Morgana and Gwen (Merlin)

Morgana and Gwen (Merlin)
There is something to be said about how both Gwen and Morgana deserved better when it came to their time on Merlin.

19. Regina Mills (Once Upon A Time)

Regina Mills (Once Upon A Time)
Regina deserved a happily ever after and at times it came off as if Once Upon A Time wasn't looking to offer her that which just became a problem in the end.

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