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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    You could probably fill an entire list just with “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead,” or “Six Feet Under,” LOL. It’s hard to get a death right, though. If you kill a major character, especially, you don’t necessarily want to telegraph the punch, but you don’t want to blindside the audience for no reason.

    A couple that immediately come to mind that I loved are Ray Fiske in the first season of “Damages” and Omar in “The Wire.” In the first, they had been building Ray’s story arc for the whole season and so his big suicide episode (which deservedly won Zeljko Ivanek an Emmy) is still, to me, probably the most impactful episode the show ever aired. But in the latter, Omar’s death was so abrupt it could have felt like a cheat, but instead it felt utterly true to the themes and spirit of the show.

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    BamaEd
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    Rosalind Shays, LA Law, Elevator Shaft. Brilliant!

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    Riley
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    Yeah, staying away from this thread.  Although it cannot be much worse than that death montage that they played at the Emmys this year.

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    PapaSmurphy27
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    Mike on Breaking Bad. It was upsetting but such a beautifully directed scene at the same time, and the build-up argument between him and Walt was so intense.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Mike on Breaking Bad. It was upsetting but such a beautifully directed scene at the same time, and the build-up argument between him and Walt was so intense.

    I would also throw in Gus’ death, which was incredible and gruesome at the same time.

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    OnTheAisle
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    Chuckles the Clown parades dressed as a peanut and is shelled by a rogue elephant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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    Marion GR
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    Six feet under obviously lol

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    Anonymous
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    Ryan Chappelle on 24. 

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    Jin and Sun Lost, and nothing else will ever come close to that scene. Nothing should even try.

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    Emmys2011
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    The Sopranos has great ones. Obviously the first to come to mind is Adriana La Cerva´s demise (in what remains the best/most impactful drama episode I´ve ever seen), though that has more to do with the context of the death, more than the scene itself, which doesn´t really show “the death”. But the moments just before are pure brilliance: that fake scene where she is driving away to “leaving california” and the sudden bounce back to reality where she is on the passenger seat with Silvio and you can see her face as she just knows whats coming. Woww.

    Mmm, any involving Tony killing a major character, like Ralfie or Christopher. Those are not particularily cool or creative kill scenes, but the impact is what makes them great. In Ralfie´s case its that brutal fight, and with Chrstopher its that quiet moment where Tony takes the decision and does it with full eye contact (if I remember correctly).

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    Oh, I forgot one from Dexter!

    The season 7 finale when Dexter is about to kill La Guerta and Deb shows up is one of the best scenes in the entire series. Still impactful imo. It´s mainly elevated to greatness because of Carpenter´s performance (in the entire episode, well, season, to be exact). The whole idea of her having to make such decision is so tough, cause if it was just another victim of Dexter It would´ve been unemotional and a whatever moment, but it wasn´t, it was a key character throughout the series (even if you disliked her). Even if logic said she´d never kill her brother, at that moment you don´t even think about it, and she certainly doesn´t imply its an obvious or easy decision. Great scene that show´s exactly how Dexter´s actions pushed Deb to compromise her morals throughout the season.

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    BTN
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    Haley Hotchner Criminal Minds.

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    Although silly, I enjoyed Grande’s death scene in Scream Queens.   Poking fun at how the younger generation lives out their life (and death) on social media.   The show is a mess (save for Curtis and the delightful Nash), but I felt like that scene got the tone and cheekiness of the show’s promise just right.

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    The revelation of Laura Palmer’s killer in Twin Peaks through the execution of another murder in “Episode 14” is one of my favorite bits of television ever. Easily one of the best sequences that David Lynch has ever shot.  

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