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    Some TV Characters Changed A Lot From Their First Episode To Their Last, And Here Are 19 Examples To Prove It

    Elaine Benes was a completely different person by the end of Seinfeld.

    Warning: Potential TV spoilers ahead! 🚨

    1. Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy:

    Ellen Pompeo in the first episode of "Grey's Anatomy" vs. the latest ("Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
    ABC

    First appearance: "A Hard Day's Night" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Latest appearance: "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (Season 17, Episode 17)

    2. Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez in Glee:

    Naya Rivera in the first episode of "Glee" vs. the last
    Fox

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Dreams Do Come True" (Season 6, Episode 13)

    3. John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in The Office:

    John Krasinski in the first episode of "The Office" vs. the last
    NBC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Finale" (Season 9, Episodes 24 and 25)

    4. Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate-Dwyer in Parks and Recreation:

    Aubrey Plaza in the first episode of "Parks and Rec" vs. the last
    NBC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "One Last Ride" (Season 7, Episodes 12 and 13)

    5. Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani in Friends:

    Matt LeBlanc in the first episode of "Friends" vs. the last episode
    NBC

    First appearance: "Pilot" / "The One Where Monica Gets A Roommate" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "The Last One" (Season 10, Episodes 17 and 18)

    6. Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family:

    Sofia Vergara in the first episode of "Modern Family" vs. the last episode
    ABC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Finale" (Season 11, Episodes 17 and 18)

    7. Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose in Schitt's Creek:

    Annie Murphy in the first vs. last episode of "Schitt's Creek"
    Pop / CBC

    First appearance: "Our Cup Runneth Over" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Happy Ending" (Season 6, Episode 14)

    8. Evan Peters as Tate Langdon, Kit Walker, Jeff Pfister, and various other characters in American Horror Story:

    Evan Peters in the first episode of "American Horror Story" vs. the Season 8, 10th episode "Apocalypse Then"
    FX

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Latest appearance: "Apocalypse Then" (Season 8, Episode 10)

    9. William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place:

    William Jackson Harper in the first episode vs. last episode of "The Good Place"
    NBC

    First appearance: "Everything Is Fine" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Whenever You're Ready" (Season 4, Episodes 13 and 14)

    10. Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls:

    Milo Ventimiglia in the Season 2, 5th episode "Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy" vs. the Season 6, 18th episode "The Real Paul Anka"
    Warner Bros.

    First appearance: "Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy" (Season 2, Episode 5)

    Last appearance: "The Real Paul Anka" (Season 6, Episode 18)

    11. Jaleel White as Steve Urkel in Family Matters:

    Jaleel White in the Season 1, 12th episode of "Family Matters" vs. the last episode
    ABC / CBS

    First appearance: "Laura's First Date" (Season 1, Episode 12)

    Last appearance: "Lost in Space, Part 2" (Season 9, Episode 22)

    12. Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives:

    Eva Longoria in the first vs. last episode of "Desperate Housewives"
    ABC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Finishing the Hat" (Season 8, Episode 23)

    13. Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek:

    Joshua Jackson in the first vs. last episode of "Dawson's Creek"
    The WB

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "All Good Things..." "...Must Come to An End" (Season 6, Episodes 23 and 24)

    14. Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder:

    Viola Davis in the first vs. last episode of "How to Get Away with Murder"
    ABC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Stay" (Season 6, Episode 15)

    15. Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld:

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Season 1, second episode of "Seinfeld" vs. the last episode
    NBC

    First appearance: "The Stake Out" (Season 1, Episode 2)

    Last appearance: "The Finale" (Season 9, Episodes 23 and 24)

    16. Donald Glover as Troy Barnes in Community:

    Donald Glover in the first episode of "Community" vs. his last, "Geothermal Escapism"
    NBC

    First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Geothermal Escapism" (Season 5, Episode 5)

    17. Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

    Danny DeVito in Season 2, 1st episode "Charlie Gets Crippled" vs. the Season 14, 10th episode "Waiting for Big Mo"
    FX

    First appearance: "Charlie Gets Crippled" (Season 2, Episode 1)

    Latest appearance: "Waiting for Big Mo" (Season 14, Episode 10)

    18. Queen Latifah as Khadijah James in Living Single:

    Queen Latifah in the first vs. last episode of "Living Single"
    Fox

    First appearance: "Judging by the Cover" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Last appearance: "Let's Stay Together" (Season 5, Episode 13)

    19. And Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU:

    Mariska Hargitay in the first vs. latest episode of "Law & Order: SVU"
    NBC

    First appearance: "Payback" (Season 1, Episode 1)

    Latest appearance: "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" (Season 22, Episode 16)

    Which TV characters do *you* think drastically changed from their first episode to their last? Tell us in the comments below!

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