I'm sure a lot of you watched the last Grey's Anatomy episode.
You know, the one where Derek died?
I admit it: I cried. This is mainly because my husband is deployed, and my nerves are pretty shaky when he's gone. I might have cried if he were here. Maybe.
The thing is, I wasn't as attached to Derek as I have been to past characters who have died on TV shows I watch.
For example, when Charlie died on Lost?
I lost it. He was my eye candy. I could not believe the show was getting rid of him. I thought, "Come on, weird island. Make it so people can't drown!" But alas. However, he did turn up in the last season, and yes, I was happy.
I was also in shock when Ned Stark died on Game of Thrones:
I think I shouted, "WTF?" and even my husband, who doesn't show much emotion for television programs, even uttered an, "Oh sh*t."
And remember Dr. Greene from ER?
He got cancer. He died when his family went to the beach. I remember "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" was playing and you could see that he passed.
The Walking Dead has killed off lots of people. The one that squeezed my heart the most?
When Carol's daughter Sophia turned into a zombie. She had gone missing and Carol was desperate to find her. She thought she might still be alive. And then..then when they let all the walkers out of the barn, Sophia came out. As a mother, that one tugged at the heart strings. Even though it's all fake.
And then there's Anne Boleyn, who yes, was REAL, but she's also been on many TV shows. The Tudors is one of my favorites.
She didn't deserve to die. She was a smart lady who was a pawn used by the men in her family. And within 24 hours of her murder, King Henry VIII married Jane Seymour, who finally gave him the son he so wanted. (But Karma came to play and that son died as a teenager. Mary became queen for a bit, she was crazy, and then Anne Boleyn's daughter Elizabeth came to the throne and was awesome.)
I am bummed that Derek died. But there are others that stuck with me longer. I got over the Derek death pretty quickly. The others I mentioned? Stuck with me for a bit. I can get attached to characters, which is something my husband doesn't get.
"You know these people don't exist, right?" he's told me MANY times.
Well. Yes. But still.
Now I have to get my nerves ready for another death on Game of Thrones. I hear one is coming. Please not Tyrion!