10 TV Characters Who Didn't Die Soon Enough

When a beloved character dies, it's a tragedy for the viewer. But there are those characters whose deaths were long overdue. (Sorry, Jaime Lannister-freeing Catelyn Stark.) But who are we hoping aren't resting as peacefully? Read on to see 10 characters who should have met their end far sooner than they did.

Rest In Peace, we guess...

When a beloved character dies, it's a tragedy for the viewer. But there are those characters whose deaths were long overdue. (Sorry, Jaime Lannister-freeing Catelyn Stark.) But who are we hoping aren't resting as peacefully? Read on to see 10 characters who should have met their end far sooner than they did.

Bonnie, 'The Vampire Diaries'

Bonnie has been playing the part of “the good witch” on 'The Vampire Diaries' since the first episode. Sure, she's saved the day multiple times through her spells and drove countless vamps out of Mystic Falls. (You know, the ones who aren't in her circle of friends.) Unfortunately, she's also supernaturally boring. When she died closing the supernatural veil (bringing back Jeremy from the dead), we were all more that 'Vampire Diaries' closed the chapter on her life.

Bart, 'Gossip Girl'

This one is a bit tricky, because technically, Bart Bass died twice. Or rather, we thought he did. Bart faked his death the first time in order to avoid jail time for... something... and we didn't really care either way. But when he returned from the dead and went to war with his (only son!) Chuck, Bart's shenanigans were suddenly the dominate storyline on 'Gossip Girl.' Confusing trade embargo plot line? Snooze. Thankfully, Bart plummeted to his death 'Lion King'-style... because Chuck refused to save him. We'd have done the same thing, Chuck.

Garrett, 'Pretty Little Liars'

Garrett Reynolds was the biggest red herring in the 'Pretty Little Liars' Alison murder storyline. But he wasn't “A” or directly related to Alison's murder, so really, who cares? Another benefit of his death? It was super fun watching Aria freak out over being locked inside of a box with Garrett's now-dead body on the Halloween episode.

Nikki and Paulo, 'Lost'

While these two were terrible as individuals, together they became the perfect storm of awfulness. Shoe-horned into Season 3 after executives asked writers to include the stories of more crash survivors, the mind-numbingly irritating couple (they were con artists, surprise!) became the most-hated characters in 'Lost' history. Paulo poisoned her boss, Nikki slept with him, they stole diamonds, blah blah blah. We didn't wak up until they were accidentally buried alive.

Charlie, 'Two and a Half Men'

Remember how Charlie Sheen went crazy for a bit/was always crazy? Well, his tiger blood antics got him kicked off his money-making machine 'Two and a Half Men,' which killed off his alter-ego Charlie Harper. Charlie bid adieu off-screen, and audiences later found out he died being hit by a speeding train — fitting, since a “train wreck” perfectly describes the actor. While we were hoping that Charlie's death would bring along the death of 'Two and a Half Men,' Ashton Kutcher kept it alive and running.

Marissa, 'The OC'

Marissa was such a hot mess it was hard to not see her tragic death coming. We all thought she'd OD again in Tijuana, but, alas, it was a car wreck — brought on by Valchuck, because of course — that killed the Coop. While 'The OC' was never really the same after her death (translation: it suddenly became the worst), we would have been way sadder if it was Summer who bit the dust.

Lavinia, 'Downton Abbey'

It's not that we hate Lavinia so much — it's that we so love Matthew and Mary. Lavinia was a fine placeholder for Matthew, but in order for the endgame couple to finally get together, she had to go... and the sooner the better.

Maria, 'Dexter'

While we're happy the Showtime series quickly retired her creepy crush on Dexter after the first season, LaGuerta's storylines were always a distraction from the bigger picture. (Sorry, we don't tune in to 'Dexter' for police power struggles.) Deb killing her was probably the most exciting thing that happened during LaGuerta's run on the show.

Amanda, 'Revenge'

After nearly two seasons of ruining Emily's plans for revenge and being the neediest friend ever, Amanda was finally killed off. Of course, we still had to watch her PDA with Jack before it happened. Ugh.

Catelyn, 'Game of Thrones'

Sure, Ned Stark's widow's body is barely cold yet, but Catelyn's existence became frustrating towards the end of her run. Where was the strong matriarch we remembered from Season 1? Instead, letting go of Jaime Lannister was a mistake... and others would have paid for such a move with their lives. Why didn't she until the Red Wedding?