There were a lot of tear-jerking moments on TV this year, and sadly a lot of our favorite characters bit the dust (or almost died) in 2015. Who can forget “The Walking Dead” teasing fans for three episodes with Glenn Rhee’s (Steven Yeun) fake walker death, or the horrible way our beloved McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) was killed on "Grey's Anatomy." There’s also the disheartening possibility that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) may really be gone from the HBO series “Game of Thrones.”
Grab a box of Kleenex and check out the seven most shocking TV deaths in 2015 below:
[Warning: May contain spoilers for some of your favorite shows.]
1. Derek Shepherd on "Grey's Anatomy"
Saying goodbye to McDreamy was heartbreaking and devastating. On top of it, Derek Shepherd's death was brutal: His car was hit by a semi-truck. The accident happened right after the fan-favorite character saved the lives of four people involved in a car accident. He got back in his car to leave the scene, took his eyes off the road for a second to search for his cell phone and when he looked up the truck was basically at his driver's side window. Shepherd was still alive when he arrived at the hospital, but died because of inept surgeons.
2. Noah on "The Walking Dead"
Noah (Tyler James Williams) wasn't a major character, but he had a very gruesome and bloody death. Noah got trapped in a revolving glass door as several walkers ripped his body apart. The scene was even more heartbreaking because Glenn was forced to watch as his friend was eaten alive.
3. Victoria Grayson on "Revenge"
After Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) faked her death twice — with a plane crash and explosion — she died for real after David (James Tupper) gunned her down.
4. Rachel Posner on "House of Cards"
Frank's (Kevin Spacey) right-hand man Doug (Michael Kelly) almost changed his mind about axing Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan). During their very awkward car ride out to the desert — where Doug was going to kill and bury her — he briefly contemplated letting her live as she desperately begged for her life. In the end, however, Doug ran her over with his car and then discarded the body.
5. Rosalind Price on "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Within the first three minutes of episode 9, Coulson's (Clark Gregg) love interest/ frenemy Rosalind Price (Constance Zimmer) was shot dead by Ward (Brett Dalton) as payback for the death of Agent 33.
6. Mary Newhouse on "UnREAL"
Mary (Ashley Scott) wasn't murdered or eaten by zombies, but her death was very tragic. Pushed to her breaking point in episode 6 by producers on the fictitious reality dating show "Everlasting," Mary committed suicide.
7. Scotty Lockhart on "The Affair"
Fans of the Showtime series already knew Scotty (Colin Donnell) had died in Season 1, but how he died wasn't revealed until the Season 2 finale and it wasn't what we were expecting at all. While it initially seemed Scotty was murdered, it turned out his death was a tragic accident involving Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson), Noah Solloway (Dominic West) and Helen (Maura Tierney).