Could you imagine a Breaking Bad where Jesse Pinkman never lived long enough to prove that magnets are cool? Or a Stranger Things where Eleven lost in a battle with the Upside Down?
Believe it or not, some of TV’s most iconic roles were only supposed to be around for a short time. Thanks to some serendipitous circumstances, they survived much longer than planned.
Here are 10 memorable characters who were originally supposed to die, but lived on to make their mark in TV history.
(Proceed with caution because spoilers abound!)