You know what sucks?
Watching a TV show ... only for your favorite character to get an unfulfilling conclusion.
These 13 shows ruined the exit storylines for all of the below characters.
We will never forget the way things panned out for them. We will never, EVER forgive them.
Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones
Daenerys went from being the breaker of chains to a tyrant who killed thousands of civilians in the battle of King's Landing. She was subsequently murdered by her nephew/lover, Jon Snow. It was awful.
Lexa - The 100
Lexa was one of The 100's best characters, and she was killed off thanks to a stray bullet during the show's third season. This shocking development came as her relationship with Clarke was blossoming. It was a direction to take things, and it paved the way for many fans to boycott the show.
Roseanne Conner - Roseanne
Roseanne Barr may have paved the way for her show to be canceled, but the spin-off which launched in the aftermath chose to kill the character off following a lethal drug overdose. It was not only too serious for such a lighthearted comedy, but it felt like a copout.
Maggie Green - The Walking Dead
Lauren Cohan decided against renewing her contract as a series regular for The Walking Dead Season 9. As a result, the character of Maggie was written out of the series early into the season, but it was an off-screen departure. She took her son with the aim of helping emerging communities realize their full potential. There was no emotion attached to the exit because it happened off-screen.
Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon
Clayne Crawford was ousted from the series after two seasons following allegations of bad behavior. His character, Martin Riggs was fatally shot in a graveyard, and the show was never the same. It was canceled just one year later.
Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead
Madison was ominously missing from the present timeline during the first half of Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, leading to many fans speculating that the lead character had died. This was confirmed in the midseason finale, which revealed that Madison sacrificed her own life for the good of the many. It was a terrible way for the lead character to go. A fan site even closed down for good because they decided the show was no longer the same for them.
Rhonda Lyon - Empire
Rhonda was thrown down the stairs in her lavish home by Anika, leading to the loss of her baby, and by extension, a claim to the Lyon family fortune. In the aftermath, Anika tried to act like the person keeping Rhonda together, but Rhonda started to piece together what actually happened. In the end, she flew for Anika on top of a New York skyscraper, and Anika pushed her to her death. It was completely and utterly ridiculous and proved that Empire was doing anything to remain a highly rated show.
Derek Shepherd - Grey's Anatomy
Derek was killed off in a random episode that was not a midseason finale or even a season finale. It happened following eleven seasons of feels from him and his lover Meredith. What hurts the most? The show took a time jump following the death, robbing fans of time to grieve for the character. Patrick Dempsey's exit is still a mystery, and while we've been getting subtle hints, we may never know what really went on behind the scenes.
Laurel Lance - Arrow
Laurel Lance was the District Attorney who became a crime fighter. It was a ludicrous plot, but the myriad of hurdles she faced along the way made it worthwhile when she officially became the Black Canary. By that time, though, Katie Cassidy's screentime had vastly diminished, and the characters was killed off in a truly bizarre twist.
Jesus - The Walking Dead
In the comic books based on The Walking Dead, Jesus had a pivotal role. On the show, the character did very little. Jesus was the first significant kill from new villains, The Whisperers, but he died as a character who was woefully underdeveloped. The death came too soon.
Bonnie Bennett - The Vampire Diaries
Bonnie spent over a decade helping her friends get out of the most terrible situations, putting her love life on hold in the process. When she finally found a man she loved, he was killed by one of her best friends, Stefan. In the aftermath, she decided to travel the world. It was anticlimactic and a slap in the face to the fans.
Alison Argent - Teen Wolf
Alison had been going from strength-to-strength with her martial arts, but all of that came to a grinding halt when she was killed by Oni. She died in the arms of her first love, Scott, but it all felt a little too premature to take seriously.
David Rosen - Scandal
At the close of Scandal's seven-season run, the only person who had not committed heinous acts was killed off thanks to none other than Cyrus. It was the least satisfying character arc ever, but it proved that the worst people will live longer