On a show like Revenge, you never want your character to redeem himself or herself, becasue the next step may be death! Emily admitted she really loved him and people got their hopes up for his future as a decent human being and then -- bam. Dead. RiP Daniel!
He hung on for as long as he could. And then Nicholas Brody was hanged to conclude Homeland Season 3.
It was as cloody and as violent as any TV death in recent memory. RIP, Tara. Sons of Anarchy was never the same.
He was old. He was wise. And he was taken away from us too soon on The Walking Dead.
Sophie Deveraux never recovered from losing her niece. She was killed off The Originals Season 1.
Despite her questionable choices in the past, Moira made the ultimate sacrifice for her children on Arrow, dying at the hands of Slade Wilson. Sob.