It’s just TV, it’s just TV, it’s just TV.
That’s the mantra we frequently have to repeat when a character on one of our token shows gets the axe (sometimes literally). We’ll be the first to admit it’s silly, almost lunatic, to mourn fictional characters as much as we do (
here’s to you Will Gardner
!), but sometimes it’s more than grief—sometimes we get seriously pissed when our on-screen favorites die, especially when they go out in random or extraordinarily dumb ways. Here are five TV deaths that are
grinding our gears. Warning: spoilers abound!
Joyce Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
When: Season 5, episode 15, “I Was Made to Love You”
How: Brain aneurysm
Why we’re still pissed: Because for us millennials, it was our first soul-crushing TV death. First, there was the fake-out: after learning of a brain tumor, Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) was…