The Grim Reaper certainly made his presence known during May Sweeps 2017, as roughly four dozen characters across the five major broadcast networks met an untimely, often grisly end during the deadly four-week period (which concluded on Wednesday).
Supernatural kicked off the bloodbath on the first night of sweeps, April 27, with two losses. The CW series continued to take lives, culminating in a season finale that featured the demise of seven players, including longtime fan faves Castiel and Crowley (the latter of whom will definitely not return as a series regular).
As sweeps wore on, the carnage extended to Scandal, NCIS: Los Angeles, Chicago Fire, Prison Break, The Flash and many more.
Which shows had the highest body counts? Arrow and The 100 amassed four deaths apiece, trailing top killer Supernatural at 10. (Fun fact: Arrow star Josh Segarra makes our list of big demises for the second year in a row; his Chicago P.D. character was offed last May.)
One more fun fact: 2017’s tally of 53 deaths falls slightly behind 2016’s 57.
Grab your tissues and review our gallery of May Sweeps’ biggest deaths above (click here for direct access), then drop a comment: Which loss hit you hardest?