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    20 Characters Who Were Perfectly Written Off TV Shows

    It's been years, but some of these goodbyes still hurt.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about a character who was ~perfectly~ written off their TV show. Here are some of the best send-offs!

    🚨WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.🚨

    1. In The Office, when Michael Scott got engaged to his "soup snake," quit his job at Dunder Mifflin, and moved to Colorado so Holly could care for her sick father.

    Michael Scott telling the office that "Holly has to go back to Colorado. I'm going with her; I'm leaving"

    Here's the scene:

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    2. In Game of Thrones, when Olenna Tyrell accepted her fate of dying by poison and revealed to Jaime that she killed his son Joffrey Baratheon at the Purple Wedding.

    Here's the scene:

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    3. In Shameless, when Fiona Gallagher finally left the South Side, but not before setting up her siblings with $50,000 and telling off Frank one last time.

    Frank saying, "You did a good job; Monica wasn't up to it. You stepped in and helped; thanks," and Fiona saying, "Helped? I did it all, Frank"

    Here's the scene:

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    4. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Gina Linetti moved on from the precinct with a bang to pursue life as an influencer.

    Gina Linetti saying, "I wanted to make one final grand entrance. I've decided to leave the Nine-Nine, which is why I'm handing in my two weeks' notice"

    Here's the scene:

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    5. In Bones, when Lance Sweets was beaten to death in a parking garage trying to obtain an important FBI document for Agent Booth and forensic anthropologist Dr. Brennan.

    Lance Sweets saying, "Tell Daisy not to worry; she worries too much. I fought back; you'd be proud" and Brennan saying, "He's gone, Booth"

    Here's the scene:

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    6. In Community, when Troy Barnes set sail around the world with LeVar Burton on the Childish Tycoon, a reference to Donald Glover leaving to pursue his music career using the stage name "Childish Gambino."

    LeVar Burton saying, "Captain Barnes, we should probably set sail while the wind is still in our favor; don't you think?"

    Here's the scene:

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    7. In Orange Is the New Black, when Poussey Washington stood up for Suzanne during a peaceful demonstration, only to be suffocated by a correctional officer.

    Here's the scene:

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    8. In Grey's Anatomy, when Cristina Yang left Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to 3D-print organs at a hospital gifted to her by Dr. Preston Burke, aka her ex-fiancé.

    Dr. Burke saying, "I don't want you to work for me; I want you to take over for me," and Cristina Yang  saying, "Wait, you're offering me your hospital, like you're Willy Wonka and you're handing me a chocolate factory?"

    Here's the scene:

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    9. Also in Grey's Anatomy, when George O’Malley joined the Army, only to get hit by a bus in Seattle trying to save a stranger's life.

    Dr. Meredith Grey saying, "Oh god! Oh god!" as a bandaged George O’Malley dies

    Here's the scene:

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    10. In Superstore, when Amy Dubanowski took a corporate job at Zephra in California, even though it meant ending her relationship with Jonah.

    Amy saying, "Jonah, what if I'm wrong? What if I get out there and I realize I made a mistake?" And Jonah says, with his hands on his hips, "I'm guessing you'll know where to find me"

    Here's the scene:

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    11. In Parks and Recreation, when Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger left Pawnee to raise their baby near Ann's family, but Leslie made sure Ann got to see her park being built first.

    Ann says, "Alright, I got my park; that's all I wanted from you. Friendship over," and Leslie says, "Don't even joke about that, Ann"

    Here's the scene:

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    12. In Blue's Clues, when Steve Burns left for college and handed the show, and his trusty dog, Blue, over to his brother, Joe.

    Steve says "I'm gonna miss you"

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    13. In The Vampire Diaries, when Elena Gilbert went under a sleeping spell that would keep her in a comatose state as long as her friend Bonnie was alive.

    Elena tells Damon things won't be dull "without her" because he's not going to sit around waiting for her and she needs him to live his life, enjoy himself

    Here's the scene:

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    14. In Criminal Minds, when Derek Morgan left the BAU after being kidnapped in order to spend more time with his newborn son and future wife.

    Derek telling Penelope, "Everything you and I do together has been magic since the minute we met." She says, "But it's ending and I'm scared. You make me feel super brave," and he says, "You make me feel safe"

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    15. In Home Improvement, when Randy Taylor left home at age 16 for an environmental study program in Costa Rica.

    Randy hugging his mother, who tells him to write and to call...BEFORE he gets there, and he responds, "Or I could open the emergency door and just yell out the plane"

    Here's the scene:

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    16. In The Good Wife, when Will Gardner was shockingly shot and killed by his client in the courtroom.

    Will lying with a pool of blood behind his head as Kalinda and Diane look on, weeping

    Here's a fan edit of the tragic scene:

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    17. In Arrow, when Thea Queen left Star City with Roy and Nyssa al Ghul to locate and destroy the League of Assassins' Lazarus Pits.

    "I'm going to miss you so much," and "You'll be with me at all times"

    Here's the scene:

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    18. In M*A*S*H, when Lt. Col. Henry Blake's plane home was tragically shot down over the Sea of Japan just hours after he left his retirement party from the 4077th.

    Hearing the news about the plane shot down over the Sea of Japan during a surgery

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    19. In The West Wing, when Sam Seaborn ran for (and lost) a congressional seat in a special election to replace a candidate, elected posthumously, in Orange County.

    Toby saying to Sam at the bar, "You're gonna lose, and you're gonna lose huge. They're gonna throw rocks at you next week, and I wanted to be standing next to you when they did," and then they hug

    Here's President Bartlet campaigning for Sam:

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    20. And in ER, when Lucy Knight was stabbed and died on the table despite Dr. Corday's and Romano's best efforts to save her.

    Dr. Corday telling Lucy, "I'm going to get you through this, alright?" and then saying, "Time of death, 2:56"

    Here's the scene:

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    Let us know your favorite TV character exit in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.