Army Wives Season 7 Shocker: Who Will Be Killed Off?

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We hope you're sitting down, Army Wives. The Lifetime hit has revealed a major, fatal Season 7 spoiler.

As previously rumored, Kim Delaney will not be returning to the series, as producer Jeff Melvoin tells TV Line the character of Claudia Joy Holden will be killed off on the season premiere.

Claudia Joy Pic

“The first two [episodes] will be very emotional, and it will confirm that Claudia Joy is no longer among the living,” Melvoin says. “It’s been very wrenching for us to write, and I think it will be very wrenching for the audience to go through.

“Kim and Claudia Joy have been the rock upon which we based the show. But we [have to] continue to move forward and keep the show fresh and unpredictable.”

Visit TV Line for plenty more Army Wives scoop, which includes:

  • Sally Pressman, who is pregnant in real life, will only appear in a few early season episodes.
  • Despite Claudia Joy's death, Brian McNamara will be sticking around as Michael.
  • A trio of new female characters will be introduced, all of whom have husbands serving in Afghanistan.

Whew. Talk about a number of changes. Sound off now on them, TV Fanatics.

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we are retired military and this is why I watch the show and I love Kim's character. I also love Roxy. the last episode they were on the way to Tacoma,Wash. we lived there to.please keep this show on as long as you can.It really takes me back and is so honest People have to leave that is the show.I love all the characters but mostly Kim's and the girl who plays Roxie.


I love this show for the friendships and the marriages. I know it is unrealistic that the group would stay together but then again this is tv and the chemistry with the original group is so outstanding. Please bring back Claudia Joy and Roxy!! I can not imagine the show without those two but I am also a huge fan of Catherine Bell so I am very excited and thankful she is staying.


Okay people Claudia Joy is a character on the show......maybe if you want her around the actress should get help with her real life can blame the show creator for a persons downfall.... We wish her all the best in real life and may she blessed with the Lords help!!


Couldn't they have just replaced her with another actress instead of killing off the character?


Really?? I have always been a big fan of Kim Delaney, but her drinking and financial issues are not Lifetimes problems. She blew it and if anyone want to stop watching the show then they should blame the actress for screwing her role up.


nu vind ik er niks meer aan c.j moet blijven en pamela terug bah bah was zo mooi


Killing of Claudia Joy..... Well then I'm done watching. this show took a serious turn since season 5, it was an outstanding show and I loved it but first take of Pamela and now Claudia Joy you might as well end the show. The Holdens already lost a daugther and a sister and know a wife and a mother. This show was great but it should have ended with season 5. That would have been better than seeing the ones we know and love go.


Why is Kim Delaney leaving? She makes this show! It won't be the same! How to ruin a good show!!!!


Your gonna lose a lot of viewers who have seen the series since it began Claudia Joy is a major reason why we watch and love this show. Her and Michael's family has been seriously torn down and they still come back. I love watching those two together. We have nothing invested in either the Clarks or Gloria and Hector none of these characters can compete with the shows first few seasons theses are the ones we have invested in and have come to love. Bring back all the old characters and take the new ones off.


Wow i just read this and kind spoiled season 7 for myself but oh well... um no!! Claudia Joy removed off army wives?? no way!!! She made up the wives and was always the sane one.. how about carrying her on and the journey between her illness and the future that micheal said he would follow ?? Hector and Gloria getting back together... yes please!! Pamela returning... yes please!! More draw dropping action.... yes!!! I love Army Wives...

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Army Wives Quotes

Give me everything you've got, baby doll, or you're gonna be looking at me from the floor.


Michael Holden: Claudia Joy Holden, after 17 years of marriage my heart still skips a beat every time I look at you.
Claudia Joy Holden: Michael James Holden, after 17 years of marriage I can't believe that tired old line of yours still works.

Army Wives Music

  Song Artist
Tangled up Tangled Up Gareth Dunlop iTunes
Song Pulling on a Line The Great Lake Swimmers iTunes
Bright morning stars Bright Morning Stars Abigail Washburn iTunes