It's so hard!
When a character on our favorite show dies, we grieve for them and try to move on...but sometimes the show we loved just isn't same without them.
Whether they were given the ax for plot purposes or because the actor wanted to move on, we really don't care. They lit up our screens, made our favorite show a better place and (logic be damned) we just want them back.
So, if we had a magic wand, a secret spell, or an in with The Powers That Be, these are the 13 characters we would resurrect from the dead...right now!
Will Gardner - The Good Wife
When was the last time you saw Alicia smile like that? She was with Will. Was Will Gardner Alicia Florrick’s true love? Maybe, but his death means that the audience…and Alicia, will always be left wondering what might have been if Eli hadn't erased that voice-mail message or if Alicia had made different choices. Both Alicia and Diane never seemed happier than when they were working side by side with Will. His death has left a blanket of sadness over the entire show and if we could bring Will back, we would.
Capt. Roy Montgomery - Castle
“Our Captain would want us to continue the fight…” But that doesn't mean we don't miss him terribly. Let's face it, we loved Detective Beckett but Captain Becket is boring. Roy Montgomery's death was a pivotal moment for the show. If he were alive, he'd probably have to pay for his past but we'd still love to bring him back. The 12th Precinct and Castle were simply more fun with him there.
James Novak - Scandal
Not only did we love James, but so did Cyrus. James was probably the only person in the world that Cyrus Beene actually loved. Although not perfect, he was generally a good person with a good conscience and those are few and far between on Scandal. We miss James and we worry about Cyrus and their daughter's future. If we could go back in time and change things, we'd definitely save James.
Anya - The 100
Anya left us way too soon. Not only do we need more Dichen Lachman on TV, but it would have been amazing to see Anya's relationship with Lexa. We don't see Lexa having any real friends. She has people she rules and some who advise her. Anya and Lexa most likely had a much closer relationship, and it would have been interesting to see Lexa confide in Anya. Plus, we need to know what Anya thinks of Lexa making heart eyes and kissing Clarke!
Leslie Shay - Chicago Fire
We're still not over Shay's death on Chicago Fire. Her friendships with Severide and Dawson were some of the most interesting relationships to watch, and the show really hasn't been the same since she died. The show and the characters have moved on, but she is still missed and we wish we could have her back!
Joss Carter - Person of Interest
Joss was tragically killed off in 2013. Her death devastated John Reese who was in love with her. Since this looks to be the last season of Person of Interest, we would like to see that her death was fabricated for her safety and for her to come back for the final episode to live happily ever after with John. Maybe Taraji P Henson could take a little time away from Empire to do a quick cameo for the series finale.