As the small-screen body count continues to rise (see: ''House of Cards,'' ''Nashville''), we got to thinking about other characters whose time should come — for the good of the viewer and the good of the show

By Sandra GonzalezSamantha Highfill and Ray Rahman
March 14, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

With so many new characters roaming the Hamptons this season, it’s time to lighten the load. Given that Charlotte (Christa B. Allen) is the half sister of just about everyone on the show, an unfortunate end for her would mean fallout for most of the characters — and would also help reinvigorate Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) revengenda. —Sandra Gonzalez

Bonnie and Jeremy
The Vampire Diaries
Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) both died — they just didn’t stay that way. Now they spend their days having awkward sex and sometimes helping; Bonnie’s no longer a witch, and Jeremy’s hunter status stopped being cool last season. Sorry, guys, but if you hold hands, you could at least go out together. —Samantha Highfill

The Walking Dead
Great zombie series or ennui-riddled Sofia Coppola movie? It’s hard to tell lately thanks to Rick (Andrew Lincoln), whose dismal plotline and lack of enthusiasm have become drags on the show — and his son. Killing him could be the best thing to happen to Carl’s (Chandler Riggs) story. (And maybe Walker Rick would have some charisma!) —Ray Rahman