Sure, we were kinda bummed out by all the tributes going on at the Emmys last night (not as bummed as by the deaths themselves, mind you), but to be fair, we’ve been a little morbid ourselves lately. Between the dramatic deaths on Breaking Bad, True Blood, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey alone, we’ve been spending a lot of our virtual ink here in mourning. That’s why when our own Kate Spencer hit the Emmy red carpet, she asked the stars if they were as shocked as we were by these big departures — and how they’d like their own characters to go out.
“The Red Wedding — are you kidding me?” Veep’s Anna Chlumsky recalled of the Game of Thrones massacre. “I needed the entire evening and the next day to mourn it.”
True Blood’s Carrie Preston skipped over the tragic losses on her own show and mentioned a rival network’s show instead: “Was it last season of Homeland where it was a sea of body bags? I stood up and stared at the TV. I couldn’t believe they did that.”
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons must have thought about her hypothetical end before. “It has to be hugely dramatic,” she told us. “Maybe falling from a 100 story building.”
But chef Hugh Acheson was more into a slapstick ending. “It would be like tripping in my kitchen and dying.”
And though he’s obsessed with Breaking Bad, The Daily Show’s John Oliver thinks his big final moment wouldn’t be very Walter White-ish. “I’m pretty sure I would like to die a coward’s death: running away pleading for my life.”