Killing off major characters seems to be the hot trend this tv season. Which shocking death took you by surprise the most?
Gotta be Will Gardner. They kept his death under wraps for nearly 18 months, which is unheard of in this day and age. Truly a gut-wrenching and absolutely shocking death, and in hindsight his whole arc for the season was building up to precisely that moment in the courtroom, which makes it even better. Zoe Barnes was pretty shocking too, but didn’t feel nearly as earned. It was cheap, albeit effective, shock value. Brody’s death was led up to, so not really shocking, and it came a season too late. Hank’s death was just despairing, not really shocking; he went full Ahab, his white whale was gonna take him down eventually. Joff’s death has been around for 14 years, so not that shocking if you were in the know. No one cared about Debra or Dexter anymore by that point in the show’s run. Will’s the clear choice here.
Also, shouldn’t Cyrus’s husband in Scandal be on here? I don’t watch the show, but I remember that making some waves however long ago.
Will for sure. Coming completely by surprise, perfectly executed and having the most impact. Not even a question for me.
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