History TonightSomeoneDies / LiveActionTV

17th Sep '17 7:35:10 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''All Saints'': In one episode, a few close-ups of stern faces were all that were needed to completely fool the audience into believing that "One of these women will leave the show... FOREVER" meant that one of the two feuding female characters would die, only for one of them to leave the show quietly, and furthermore, temporarily.

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* ''All Saints'': ''Series/AllSaints'': In one episode, a few close-ups of stern faces were all that were needed to completely fool the audience into believing that "One of these women will leave the show... FOREVER" meant that one of the two feuding female characters would die, only for one of them to leave the show quietly, and furthermore, temporarily.
16th Sep '17 7:20:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, plus a couple of celebrity guest stars, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:
-->'''Old woman''': Oh, Gob! You could charm the black off a telegram boy!"\\
'''The Narrator''': [[DeathByRacism OK, we'll just tell you right now - she's the one who dies]].

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* The ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "S.O.B." parodied this. Before the opening credits, [[Creator/RonHoward the Narrator]] announces that "one of these characters will die," while every main character flashes on screen, plus a couple of celebrity guest stars, as well as an old lady who is unique to the episode. However, about halfway through the episode, the Narrator [[OhAndXDies simply tells the audience]] that she is the one who's going to die:
-->'''Old woman''': woman:''' Oh, Gob! You could charm the black off a telegram boy!"\\
boy!\\
'''The Narrator''': Narrator:''' [[DeathByRacism OK, we'll just tell you right now - she's the one who dies]].
16th Jun '17 1:45:32 PM Linda58
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it. The trailers for the episode, "11:59", made it clear this would be the episode when the person died, complete with a hospital worker saying "Time of death, [[TitleDrop 11:59]]"
24th May '17 7:24:36 AM Sapphirea2
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** And again in the buildup for Series 6 - coupled with a promise from Steven Moffat that "we're not lying, we're not cheating. One of those four people is going to die." Matt Smith's character dies (and doesn't regenerate this time) but as we find out in the series 6 finale, it wasn't really the Doctor.

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** And again in the buildup for Series 6 - coupled with a promise from Steven Moffat that "we're not lying, we're not cheating. One of those four people is going to die." Matt Smith's character dies (and doesn't regenerate this time) but as we find out in the series Series 6 finale, it wasn't really the Doctor.


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** The trailer for the SeasonFinale of Series 9, "Hell Bent", trailer teased a character regenerating, possibly by being forced to. It turned out to be the secondary character the General, after (s)he was shot by the SanitySlippage-stricken Doctor.
** The first standalone Series 10 trailer ended with a clip of the Twelfth Doctor beginning to regenerate. Series 10 had already been confirmed as Twelve's final season, but this clip suggested it happened midway through instead of in either the SeasonFinale or the ChristmasEpisode. Subsequent footage, stills, etc. revealed this event to take place in episode eight, "The Lie of the Land" -- but at the same time promo photos from the SeasonFinale confirmed that Twelve would not actually regenerate into Thirteen mid-season, whereupon speculation switched to how, exactly, he could ''begin'' to regenerate and yet not go through with it completely.
5th Apr '17 11:38:47 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Did did this in its fourth season by having the first episode show a flash-forward with Oliver standing at a grave. Another flash-forward in a later episode showed that it was not Felicity, [[WildMassGuessing although fans still speculated that she was just a hallucination.]] In episode 18, it turned out to be [[spoiler: Laurel Lance]], although leaked pictures from filming the funeral scene for the following episode and [[spoiler: Sara and her father]] visiting the grave for ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' did spoil this, including a very clear shot of the grave and whose name was on it.



* ''Warehouse 13'':

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* ''Warehouse 13'':''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'':
6th Mar '17 9:48:08 PM randomguy399
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** Subverted. The show was promising for the entire second half of Season 6 that somebody important would be killed off in the season finale, the moment of truth is filmed from the victim's point of view. The viewer doesn't find out which character was killed until Season 7.

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** Subverted. The show was promising for the entire second half of Season 6 that somebody important would be killed off in the season finale, the moment of truth is filmed from the victim's point of view. The viewer doesn't find out which character was killed until Season 7. [[spoiler:It was actually two characters: Abraham, who was the one killed at the end of Season 6, and then Glenn, who dies after Daryl lashes out by punching Negan.]]
27th Dec '16 3:58:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshesToAshes'':

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* ''AshesToAshes'':''Series/AshesToAshes'':
10th Dec '16 8:50:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** And they did it again in Season 5. This time the character that died was Jenny Shepard, at the end of the first half of the two-part finale. [[spoiler: Shepard, however, died in a blaze of glory, taking down ''all'' of the bad guys with her. All the grizzled {{Badass}}, Mike Franks(whom Shepard had asked for help), wound up doing was finish off two of the badguys who were bleeding out.]]

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** And they did it again in Season 5. This time the character that died was Jenny Shepard, at the end of the first half of the two-part finale. [[spoiler: Shepard, however, died in a blaze of glory, taking down ''all'' of the bad guys with her. All the grizzled {{Badass}}, badass, Mike Franks(whom Shepard had asked for help), wound up doing was finish off two of the badguys who were bleeding out.]]
1st Nov '16 5:36:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''DawsonsCreek'' used this to promote one episode in which minor character Abby died.

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* ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' used this to promote one episode in which minor character Abby died.
7th Oct '16 9:47:04 AM JMQwilleran
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* Around the middle of the second season, a promo for ''Series/TheJoeSchmoShow'' (a parody of reality shows) promised viewers "We've laughed with them, cried with them, and on the next episode ''one of them is going to die.''" This turned out to be the frog Everett, who was killed off in the storyline by the falcon Montecore. This later resulted in Bryce, the stalker, killing the falcon off-screen as the frog was his, left in the RealityTVShowMansion after he had been booted off, but before he was invited to come back. Of course, since the whole thing was a parody, both falcon and frog were revealed to be just fine in the ending.
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