I hate it when regular characters on TV shows are “killed off”. I understand that sometimes actors want to quit and do something else but they don’t have to kill the character. They could have them leaving the big city and their stressful jobs to go to some remote place to live a quiet, peaceful life, or something like that – like when Grissom left CSI to go hunt bugs in South America. I mean… I know they’re just fictional characters and they’re (usually) just as gone either way but I’d still prefer to be able to think of them as living somewhere else and never coming back.
And you know something that’s getting tiresome even though it’s a relief when you find out that’s what they’ve done? It’s when they apparently kill an important regular character – there’s definitely no way they could have survived that – but in the next episode we find out that, in fact, the character did miraculously survive and after five minutes of show time in the hospital they’re back on their feet with orders to take it easy and don’t even think about going back to work for a while but of course they do and suffer no ill effects except for maybe a twinge now and then and horrible flashbacks of the incident. And even though this is tiresome, it’s always what we hope has happened every time we see a character get “killed”.
And yes, I’m talking about a particular show (Seen the death, still hoping for the resurrection) but I don’t want to post any spoilers.