And now, a moment of silence, if you want – and not just because when AMC The walking dead returns Sunday for the back half of Season 9 (9 / 8c), the Alfa of Samantha Morton and Whisperers will keep us open-mouthed on the regular. It's time once again to reflect on the characters we've loved – OK, in some cases, at best a bit to bear – and lost.
As in our previous countdowns, we have eliminated the psychos and villains of the series, their scuzzbucket and d-bag from the list of possibilities. So, if you were hoping to see these victims, for example, Gregory, you're unlucky. (Then again, when someone, except the hangman, was ever hoping to see the mice bastard trying to get Maggie murdered?)
However, included in this sad ranking, the most recent dramas of post-apocalyptic drama. And as you will see soon enough, yes, we have made exceptions for a couple of "deaths" that, by crushing them as they were, can not be referenced without the use of quotes.
To pay tribute to the deceased loved ones, click on the gallery above – or go here for direct access – then press the comments. Would you call any other death of the most excruciating show than the one in number 1?