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    31 Actors Who Starred In 10 Episodes Or Less Of A TV Show, But Absolutely Made The Most Of It

    Sterling K. Brown's appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine was awardworthy.

    🚨Warning: There are some massive spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones

    Oberyn saying, "Have they told you who I am? I am the brother of Elia Martell. Do you know why I have come all the way to this stinking shit-pile of a city? For you"

    2. Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones

    Lyanna saying, "He's my king from this day until his last day"

    3. Aubrey Plaza as Cat Adams on Criminal Minds

    Reid interrogating Cat and asking what is left for him to admit. Then, Cat and Reid dancing together

    4. Shannon Purser as Barb Holland on Stranger Things

    Barb being pulled into the Upside Down

    5. Andrew Scott as the Priest on Fleabag

    Fleabag telling the Priest that she loves him and the Priest saying, "See you Sunday? I'm joking. You're never ever allowed in my church again. I love you, too"

    6. Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Harkness on How to Get Away With Murder

    Ophelia talking to Bonnie and Frank and saying she's a VIP because "your boss came out of my 'V' and her daddy's 'P'"

    7. Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy on 30 Rock

    Colleen saying, "Exhibit C: 16-8=8! Numbers, unlike children, don't lie"

    8. Carol Burnett as Bridget "Birdie" Sulloway on Law & Order: SVU

    Birdie saying, "But I did love my husbands, until I found out what kind of men they really were"

    9. Robin Williams as Merritt Rook on Law & Order: SVU

    Olivia catching up to Merritt in Grand Central Station

    10. Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow on Doctor Who

    Sally watching a video of the Doctor, and the Doctor saying, "Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink"

    11. Sterling K. Brown as Philip Davidson on Brooklyn Nine-NIne

    Jake telling Holt he had an idea, then scream-singing to Philip

    12. Kyle Chandler as Dylan Young on Grey's Anatomy

    Dylan taking the bomb from Meredith and saying, "You did good," before exploding in the hallway

    13. Mandy Moore as Mary Portman on Grey's Anatomy

    Mary begging Bailey to calm down and asking what they are going to do, while Bailey sobs

    14. Monica Keena as Bonnie Crasnoff and Bruce A. Young as Tom Maynard on Grey's Anatomy

    Bonnie and Tom stuck together by a pole and Bonnie asking if Tom believes in heaven and Tom saying that he does

    15. Carrie Fisher as Mia Norris on Catastrophe

    Mia asking if she can go buy an Irish wool sweater if there's time, and someone saying, "My dad's dead"

    16. Prince as himself on New Girl

    Prince telling Jess that she's scared to tell Nick that she loves him

    17. Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday on Glee

    Holly singing with Santana and Brittany

    18. Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman on Modern Family

    Pepper telling a firefighter, "Hello. Pepper Saltzman. Big supporter of yours. Have all your calendars"

    19. Christina Applegate as Amy Green on Friends

    Amy telling Ross and Rachel, "Well, let me tell you something. Your baby isn't even that cute"

    20. Krysten Ritter as Jane Margolis on Breaking Bad

    Jane telling Jesse, "I guess I'm good anywhere, as long as it's the two of us"

    21. Laura Dern as Susan on Ellen

    Ellen saying, "Susan...I'm gay" into the loudspeaker at the airport

    22. Mahershala Ali as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes on Luke Cage

    Cottonmouth talking to Mariah Dillard

    23. Victor Garber as Clifton Sparks on Schitt's Creek

    Moira and Clifton having drinks together

    24. Lauren Cohan as Rose on The Vampire Diaries

    Rose saying, "So I can die. I've lived long enough" and then Rose and Damon sitting in a field in her dream

    25. Bill Paxton as John Garrett on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Garrett talking to Coulson and Fury

    26. Naomi Ackie as Bonnie on The End of the F***ing World

    Bonnie looking at a diner booth and seeing Alyssa and James's dead bodies

    27. Adam Brody as Dave Rygalski on Gilmore Girls

    Dave saying, "I enjoyed playing those hymns on my guitar, and I really, really want to take your daughter to the prom"

    28. Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen on Mad Men

    Sylvia, on the phone with Don, saying, "I need you, and nothing else will do"

    29. Paul Rudd as Bobby Newport on Parks and Rec

    Bobby Newport and Leslie Knope debating

    30. Rosemary Clooney as Mary Cavanaugh/Madame X on ER

    Mary crying in the emergency room

    31. And finally, Cary Elwes as Pierre Despereaux on Psych

    Gus and Shawn looking up and Pierre saying, "Somebody call for an art thief?"

    We can't fit everyone in one list, so which TV characters do you love even though they appeared in 10 episodes or less? Tell us in the comments below!