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    17 Main TV Characters Who Left Their Shows And Made People Say "Good Riddance"

    Hasta la vista.

    A while back, I rounded up some of the best and worst character departures. Now, I'm back with some new ones nominated by y'all (and a few more from me)! Here are 17 character departures that actually helped the show.

    WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

    1. Marissa on The O.C.

    2. Jess on New Girl

    3. Tyler on The Vampire Diaries

    4. Duncan on Veronica Mars

    Duncan tells Veronica goodbye and that he loves her

    5. Derek on Grey's Anatomy

    Derek right before his car crash

    6. Dana on Zoey 101

    7. Mutt on Schitt's Creek

    Mutt during Alexis and his breakup

    8. Laurie and Eric on That '70s Show

    9. Jenny on Gossip Girl

    Jenny leaving on a train

    10. Coach on New Girl

    Coach in the show

    11. Diane on Cheers


    12. Ziva on NCIS

    Ziva on a moped with Tony

    13. Basically all the old characters on Once Upon a Time

    all the characters at Granny's diner

    14. Sybil on Downton Abbey

    Sibyl dying as Tom and her best friend beg her not to

    15. Elliot on Law & Order: SVU


    16. Mandy on The West Wing

    Mandy sitting in a meeting

    17. And finally, Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    What other characters made the show way better by leaving? Let us know in the comments!

    Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.