25 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About These Heartbreaking TV Character Deaths That Make Them Even More Memorable

    "May we meet again."

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for a ton of TV shows!🚨

    1. First, on Stranger Things, the original plan was to have Bob Newby die around Season 2, Episode 4 instead of in the penultimate episode of the season.

    Joyce screaming while a Demodog attacks Bob

    2. On This Is Us, Mandy Moore had no idea that Milo Ventimiglia was actually going to be lying in the hospital bed when Rebecca finds out that Jack died.

    3. And on This Is Us, even though Ron Cephas Jones knew William's death would happen — based on flash-forwards — he didn't want to know exactly when until the episode was written.

    William telling Randall, "'Cause the two best things in my life were the person in the very beginning and the person at the very end"

    4. After Lexa's shocking and awful death on The 100, fans raised over $100,000 for The Trevor Project, a charity that assists LGBTQ+ teens. At the time of Lexa's death, over 25 lesbian and bisexual characters had died on TV in 2016 alone.

    Lexa telling Clarke her fight is over, and Clarke saying, "May we meet again"

    5. On Grey's Anatomy, most of the cast members didn't know Lexie was going to die and Chyler Leigh was leaving the series until the table read for the Season 8 finale.

    Mark telling Lexie they're meant to be and then repeating "I love you" after she dies

    6. On Bones, the very last scene John Francis Daley filmed was when Sweets is being zipped into a body bag. They shot the scene at midnight, most of the crew and writers had gone home, and some of the cast and producers were at Comic-Con, so he didn't get a chance to say goodbye.

    Booth telling Sweets he's gonna be fine, and Sweets saying, "The world is a lot better than you think it is"

    7. On WandaVision, the moment when Wanda says goodbye to Vision before he dies (again) was written "very early and stayed pretty much as is," even though other aspects of the series finale changed.

    Wanda telling Vision they'll "say hello again" before Vision disappears

    8. On Orange Is the New Black, Samira Wiley knew about Poussey's tragic death for a "little over a year" before the final two episodes of Season 4 started production.

    Taystee weeping over Poussey's body

    9. On The Originals, Hayley's death was accidentally leaked on Twitter months before the episode aired when a writer posted the writers room's whiteboard, which detailed the outline for the final season.

    Klaus saying, "No" after Hayley catches fire after leaping out the door and into the sunlight

    10. Before filming "The Quarterback" episode of Glee, the cast and crew had a private memorial for Cory Monteith where people sang, and they honored both Cory and Finn Hudson.

    Rachel saying Finn loved her and everyone in Glee Club, and then saying she used to sing alone in the car before Finn

    11. The Haunting of Hill House creator and director Mike Flanagan said when he first thought of Nell's devastating arc, he started crying and that "The Bent-Neck Lady" was the episode that made him want to "make this show."

    Olivia telling Nell, "It's time to wake up, sweetheart" and Nell screaming as the Bent-Neck Lady

    12. On Sons of Anarchy, while you only see Jax, Tig, and Chibs during Opie's final moments, the entire cast was standing in front of Ryan Hurst so he could look at everyone during his last scene.

    Jax crying while looking at Opie

    13. Between The Walking Dead Season 6 finale and the Season 7 premiere, it took a total of six days to film Glenn and Abraham dying at the hands of Negan.

    Glenn saying, "Maggie, I'll find you"

    14. On Riverdale, Luke Perry's family read the script for Fred's farewell episode before filming began. Luke's family provided real-life photos of him for Mary to look through in a scene.

    Archie saying, "Fred Andrews will always be a part of Riverdale"

    15. On Game of Thrones, Richard Madden booked a flight right after filming the harrowing Red Wedding episode. He didn't even have time to change, so he was covered in fake blood and was sobbing on the plane.

    Robb uttering "Mother" before being stabbed and hearing, "The Lannisters send their regards"

    16. On Money Heist, Alba Flores said one of the worst parts of filming Nairobi's shocking death was watching all of the other actors crying over her body.

    Gandia saying, "I said I was going to kill you" before shooting Nairobi

    17. On Mare of Easttown, when Evan Peters signed on to the show, he was given the first five scripts, so he knew from the beginning Zabel would die and he loved developing the character knowing his fate.

    18. On Jane the Virgin, right before filming the moment when Jane finds out about Michael's death, Gina Rodriguez listened to a voicemail from Brett Dier, who was in character as Michael, and it detailed how much Michael loved Jane.

    The narrator saying, "And friends, I did say Michael would love Jane until his dying breath" and Jane screaming and crying

    19. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar filmed the one-shot scene when Buffy finds Joyce's body only "three or four times," and it was like a "choreographed dance" between Sarah and the crew.

    20. On How I Met Your Mother, Jason Segel had no idea Marshall's dad was going to die until they filmed the episode, so the moment includes his genuine reaction.

    Lily telling Marshall his dad had a heart attack and died, and Marshall crying and saying, "My dad's dead? I'm not ready for this"

    21. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas knew they were going to kill off Logan "long before" they pitched the revival series — they told Jason Dohring before going into the season too.

    Veronica saying, "Heroes upon whom we're doting. Logan" before looking shocked after an explosion

    22. How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk said one of the hardest choices he had to make was deciding to kill Wes during Season 3. In fact, he didn't make the choice of who would die until halfway through the season.

    Annalise crying and repeating, "No"

    23. On The Boys, Becca's heartbreaking death was decided on in the beginning of the series, and while the creators contemplated keeping her alive, it didn't work for Butcher's storyline.

    Becca crying and telling Butcher, "You promise me you'll keep him safe"

    24. On Dead to Me, Linda Cardellini improvised Judy's emotional line after she finds out that Abe died and she didn't get to say goodbye.

    Judy sobbing and saying, "No. No. I didn't get to say goodbye"

    25. And finally, on The Magicians, besides Jason Ralph, the cast didn't know Quentin was going to die while filming the Season 4 finale — the "Take on Me" scene preceded a fake scene in which Quentin actually lived.

    Everyone singing around a campfire and Quentin crying