While it looks like Eric will escape this brutal end, if this had beenthe way he went out, it would be one of the most bizarre, out of left field deaths we'd ever seen, and it got us thinking about some of the completely unexpected TV deaths — we're talking ones that stuck — we've seen over the years. These goodbyes weren't just painful or shocking; we honestly didn't see them coming. At all. Random acts of writerly cruelty, if you would.
Click through this gallery for the Top 10 deaths that still leave us saying "WTF? Where did THAT come from?" years later.