The Walking Dead: Lori Grimes
Let’s preface this by admitting we’ve never read The Walking Dead comics, so anything that goes down on the AMC series generally takes us by surprise.
Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Shane’s (Jon Bernthal) Season 2 deaths definitely shook us (well, Dale’s did; someone over at AMC spoiled Shane’s), but Lori’s (Sarah Wayne Callies) recent passing was seriously gut-wrenching.
Mama Grimes loses her life in the Season 3 episode “The Killer Within” after a C-section gone terribly awry. But it’s the bullet to her brain — delivered by her young son Carl (Chandler Riggs), to ensure Mom won’t turn walker — that is truly disturbing.