14 Unexpected TV Character Deaths And Departures That Fans Blame On Behind-The-Scenes Drama

    "I know Alexis Bledel wanted to leave The Handmaid's Tale, but I felt like having her character just leave her family after fighting so hard to get back to them felt very out of character. They were better off not mentioning her at all."

    Warning: spoilers ahead!

    Sometimes, bad endings happen to good characters. A lot of the time, TV writers give a character a particularly bad ending for a plot twist, like when Tracy (aka The Mother) from How I Met Your Mother dies so Ted can end up with Robin. Other times, however, a devastating finale hints at drama behind the scenes. While it's not always spelled out clearly, fans often read between the lines.

    Recently, I asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV characters they think were killed off in petty and spiteful ways.

    Here are 14 of their top answers:

    1. Edie Britt from Desperate Housewives

    2. Logan from Veronica Mars

    3. Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead

    4. Maude Flanders from The Simpsons

    5. Eddie LeBec from Cheers

    6. Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    7. Lincoln from The 100

    8. Bellamy Blake from The 100

    9. Chef from South Park

    10. Suzanne Sugarbaker from Designing Women

    11. Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

    12. Andy from The Office

    13. Emily from The Handmaid’s Tale

    14. And finally, Henry Blake from MASH

    Which other TV characters do you think were killed off because of behind-the-scenes drama? Why? Share your answers in the comments!

    Some responses have been edited for length/clarity.