More than a few LGBT characters met a sad fate on TV this year.
Nate (Nick Jonas), “Kingdom”
After finally coming out to his father (Frank Grillo) in the show’s penultimate episode, Nate is shot and killed after getting into a fight with a bouncer.
Martha (Laura Wilson), “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ofglen/Emily (Alexis Bledel) and her lover are both put on trial for “gender treachery,” but only Martha is sentenced to execution by hanging for her homosexuality.
Eric (Jordan Woods-Robinson), “The Walking Dead”
One-half of the last surviving gay couple on “The Walking Dead,” Eric took a shot to the gut in Season 8, dying in his partner’s arms.
Brett (Cody Saintgnue), “Teen Wolf”
Brett’s fluid sexuality was only briefly hinted at before the young werewolf was run down by a hunter’s car in Season 6.
Mia (Ashley Greene), “Rogue”
Betrayed by her ex-girlfriend Sadie (Eve Harlow), Mia is shot in the back and left for dead after selling a stolen microchip for $10 million.
Yasmeen (Medalion Rahimi) “Scandal”
The daughter of President Rashad was hailed as the next Gloria Steinem before she was blown up in a plane explosion at the end of her episode.
Jukebox (Anika Noni Rose), “Power”
After the crooked cop takes Ghost’s (Omari Hardwick) son hostage, she’s double-crossed and gunned down by Kanan (50 Cent).
Eleanor (Hannah New), “Black Sails”
The former pirate ally was killed by a Spanish soldier during an invasion engineered by her husband, the British governor of the Bahamas (Luke Roberts).
Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert), “The Blacklist”
Mr. Kaplan narrowly escaped death several times before, but the “Blacklist” villain took a dive off a bridge when cornered by police at the end of Season 4.
Edward Drummond (Leo Suter), “Victoria”
Like his real-life counterpart, Edward died taking a bullet for his Prime Minister, but the ITV drama took some creative liberty by giving him a doomed gay romance with Lord Alfred Paget before his death.
Citlali López (Mitzi Mabel Cadena), “Ingobernable”
After killing the head of the detention center where she was being held, Citlali shot herself in the face.