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    21 Unexpected TV Deaths That Changed The Entire Series

    I can never watch these shows the same way again.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which TV deaths were so shocking and monumental that they changed everything. Here are some of the responses:

    1. First, on The Haunting of Bly Manor, when Dani became the lady in the lake and Jamie went and found her body at Bly Manor.

    The narrator explaining how Dani became the lady in the lake and Jamie begged to take her place

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    2. On The Walking Dead, when Glenn was brutally beaten to death by Negan as his friends and Maggie watched.

    Negan beating Glenn with a bat while his friends and family watch in horror

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    3. On Orange Is the New Black, when Poussey tried to help calm Suzanne, but a guard attacked and killed her.

    Poussey being thrown to the ground after trying to help a very panicked Suzanne

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    4. On The Originals, when Hayley realized there was nothing left for her to do except sacrifice herself in order to save her daughter Hope.

    Hayley realizes there's no other choice but to die to save her daughter — and she goes up in flames

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    5. On This Is Us, when Jack was at the hospital being treated for a burn on his arm but suffered a heart attack from too much smoke inhalation and died.

    A doctor telling Rebecca that Jack died right after he was up and talking five minutes before.

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    6. On Criminal Minds, when Hotch's ex-wife, Haley, was killed just as the FBI were on their way to save her, and the entire team listened to it happen over the phone.

    Haley on the phone with Hotch asking him to promise that their son knows how important love is before she dies

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    7. On The Umbrella Academy, when Ben went inside Vanya's mind, urged her to keep fighting and be the hero he knows she is, then died in the process.

    Ben says "You aren't a monster, you're my sister, and right now our siblings are risking everything out there trying to save you," then asks her to hug him

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    8. On Pose, when Candy was attacked by one of her clients and discovered in a closet two days after she died.

    Blanca gets the call that Candy died, right as she was planning for the future, and the girls attend her funeral.

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    9. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Tara was shot and killed by a bullet that was meant for Buffy.

    Caption: Tara, no, no, no

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    10. On Lovecraft Country, when Tic heartbreakingly died during the ceremony that would make Christina immortal.

    Montrose staring at Tic's lifeless body begging for him to get up and go home

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    11. On Jane the Virgin, when Michael collapsed and stopped breathing because of complications from his gunshot wound.

    Jane on the phone with a doctor who told her that Michael died due to complications from being shot and she breaks down in tears

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    12. On How to Get Away With Murder, when Wes's corpse was revealed next to the burning building, and Annalise shouted in horror.

    Annalise crying for Wes and screaming "No, no, no, no, no" after she finds out he died

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    13. On The Boys, when Ryan used his powers and accidentally killed Becca in the process.

    Ryan crying and asking for his mom's forgiveness while she tells Butcher to make sure he knows it's not his fault, and promise to take care of Ryan

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    14. On Teen Wolf, when Aiden joined his friends in battle, then got stabbed and died in his twin Ethan's arms.

    Aiden is crying and bleeding from his mouth. His twin brother Ethan is holding him crying, and Aiden says, "Does this hurt you as much as it hurts me?"

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    15. On Once Upon a Time, when Robin Hood was killed by Hades after he saved his true love Regina's life.

    Robin Hood stepping in front of Regina as Hades sends a bolt her way, killing him

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    16. On BoJack Horseman, when Sarah Lynn overdosed after struggling with maintaining sobriety her entire life.

    BoJack and Sarah are sitting and staring at the stars. He tells her that the only things that matter is this moment they're sharing together, not their mistakes or the things they'll be remembered for; then she dies

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    17. On Glee, when the creators wrote Cory Monteith's real-life death into the series and dedicated an entire episode to him and his character, Finn Hudson.

    Rachel telling the glee club that she loved Finn and he loved them very much and how she used to sing in the car alone before Finn

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    18. On Downton Abbey, when Sybil died from complications of childbirth.

    Sybil dies surrounded by her family begging her not to leave them

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    19. On Stranger Things, when Bob was mere seconds away from coming home unscathed, then got attacked by Demodogs.

    Bob helps Joyce and the kids get out of the lab safely. He looks over at Joyce and waits a second too long before several Demodogs attack and kill him

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    20. On Money Heist/La Casa de Papel, when Gandia shockingly shot and killed Nairobi.

    Nairobi stares at Gandia and he says, "I told you I was gonna kill you" — and he shoots her

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    21. And finally, on Grey's Anatomy, when Derek Shepherd got hit by a truck and died solely because of a doctor's careless decision not to get a brain scan.

    Derek getting hit by a truck and dying after not getting a head CT

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    Did your favorite (or least favorite) TV death make the list? Let us know in the comments.

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