Fictional last words in live-action television series

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The following is a list of last words attributed to various fictional characters in television shows. Characters are listed according to the originating show, then the name of character the quote is attributed to (in case of more than one quote per source). Where possible, for the purposes of clarification, further explanatory notes have been presented. Additionally, if a character's final words consist of a dialogue with the other characters, the other character's speech may be included for contextual purposes; for example, if one character asks a question that the one who is about to die answers.

Some characters may have more than one "death," in instances such as being resurrected, or existing temporarily as an undead being. In some of those instances, their last words from each "death" may be added if they are significant. Additionally, significant last words from deaths that are merely assumed to have happened or are non-canon are included. Additionally, in instances where there are multiple outcomes, or in media with alternate timelines, the character's last words will be featured.

Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

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  • Good luck Jack.
    • Who: Ira Gaines
    • Notes: Character had been chased into the woods by Jack, and Jack has approached him from behind. Jack offers to protect him from his employers, but Gaines says that he cannot be protected. He turns around, possibly to provoke Jack to shoot him, and Jack shoots him dead.
  • It's all right, I know you're busy, I'm gonna let you get back to work.
    • Who: Teri Bauer,
    • Notes: Character has realized that Nina Myers has killed someone and is likely a traitor after seeing a pool of blood and overhearing a telephone conversation. Nina realizes she knows and ties her up and gags her before she finishes her work and kills her. In a non-canonical alternate ending, she survives.
  • The- the past two years, have just been- just been an act, is that it? I mean, I mean nothing to you? [Marie says nothing but a tear runs down her face] Huh!? I don’t understand! Say something, Marie!
    • Who: Reza Nayieer
    • Notes: Character had helped the CTU agents uncover evidence confirming his and Bob Warner's innocence, but discovers that his fiancée Marie had been responsible for transferring funds to Syed Ali. He says this line after Marie comes in and shoots the CTU agents in the building. Marie then replies "Reza... you really are very sweet," before shooting and killing him as well.
  • It's time.
    • Who: George Mason,
    • Notes: Character had inhaled plutonium, and was expected to die soon. He sneaks aboard a plane that Jack is flying to safely detonate a nuclear bomb at the cost of his own life, and convinces him to live on and rebuild his life. He says this to tell Jack to parachute out, and possibly indicate that it was time for him to die. Jack parachutes out and Mason pilots the plane to the target site, dying in the nuclear explosion.
  • Kim, you little bitch.
    • Who: Gary Matheson
    • Notes: Character is speaking to his daughter’s nanny Kim Bauer, who now is aiming his gun at him, having been told by her father to kill him. She fires one shot into his chest, then shoots him again, killing him.
  • Jack Bauer. You've caused me a lot of trouble today, Jack. You're not going to give me Hewitt, are you?
    • Who: Peter Kingsley
    • Notes: Jack Bauer and Sherry Palmer had set up a deal in which they were to approach him, supposedly to trade crucial witness Alex Hewitt (who was already dead) to Kingsley for evidence against Sherry Palmer. Jack Bauer collapses after a lengthy shootout and tries to shoot Kingsley, but finds that his gun has no ammunition in it. As Kingsley approaches, he says this line, and is gunned down by Jack Bauer's CTU backup.
  • [Jack: You don't have any more useful information, do you?] I do...
    • Who: Nina Myers,
    • Notes: Character had been captured and brought to CTU for questioning, but escaped. Jack shoots and wounds her while escaping, and says this line while inching toward her gun. Jack, however, says "No, you don't" and shoots her dead.
  • I can't. I can't.
    • Who: Ryan Chappelle
    • Notes: Jack had been ordered by Stephen Saunders to kill Ryan, but Ryan asked to do it himself. He is ultimately too scared to do it, and Jack shoots him after apologizing to him.
  • That's g-good. Good. That's good.
    • Who: Sherry Palmer
    • Notes: Character was being held at gunpoint by Julia Milliken, whose husband had died as a result of her and Sherry's actions, and who believed she would go to prison for the murder. Sherry attempts to convince Julia to lower the gun, and Julia seems to cooperate, but then fires several shots into Sherry's chest, killing her.
  • I'm so sorry.
    • Who: Julia Milliken
    • Notes: Character shoots herself in the head after killing Sherry.
  • I'm scared, Dad.
    • Who: Kevin Keeler
    • Notes: Character is talking with his father, Kevin Keeler, as Air Force One is being fired upon. His father then embraces him, and he is killed in the crash after Air Force One is shot down.
  • Marwan, please. I didn’t betray you.
    • Who: Dina Araz
    • Notes: Character had accompanied Jack to Habib Marwan in order to secure her freedom to remain with her son. Marwan then tests her by giving her a gun and telling her to shoot Jack with it. She tries to shoot him, but finds out the gun is unloaded, and is taken away and shot.
  • It’s all right, really.
    • Who: David Palmer
    • Notes: Said to his brother Wayne just before he is shot and killed by a sniper. Later events indicate he knew this was going to happen, lending his line some irony.
  • I never once regretted our decision to leave CTU. I don’t want to look back on today and realize I could have helped. [Tony: We’re running a business here. Rick Rosen’s expecting us to make a presentation] You can handle the meeting on your own.
    • Who: Michelle Dessler
    • Notes: Talking to her husband Tony Almeida, before going to her car to head to CTU. Tony initially decides to stay at home to meet with their client, but reconsiders. Just as he does so, a car bomb goes off, killing Michelle.
  • We were betrayed, Bierko. Someone must pay.
    • Who: Ivan Erwich
    • Notes: Said after Vladimir Bierko tells him that he should not have used the Sentox gas against American targets, even though they could not transport it out of America due to . Bierko then tells him that he is correct, and stabs him in the stomach, saying that he is the one who must pay.
  • Chloe?!
    • Who: Edgar Stiles
    • Notes: Character is being killed by nerve gas. Chloe mouths something in response to Edgar before he dies, but what she said is not heard.
  • She's gone, Jack.
    • Who: Tony Almeida
    • Notes: Character has been stabbed with a syringe by Christopher Henderson. Said in regards to his wife, Michelle Dessler, who was killed earlier that day. Tony apparently survived, as he is returning in DAY 7.
  • That's the way it works.
    • Who: Christopher Henderson
    • Notes: Character attempts to kill Jack to ensure his safety, but realizes that his gun is empty. Jack then reminds him of all the people he's killed that day. After his cold response, Jack guns him down.
  • I can't let this animal live.
    • Who: Curtis Manning as he prepares to kill Hamri Al-Assad. Realizing that they needed Assad to stop the day's terrorist attacks, Jack shoots Curtis in the throat before he can kill Assad.
  • I would never betray you, Dad. I love you. [Phillip: I love you too, Graem. You’ve been a good boy. You’ve done everything I asked. Only this time… I asked too much.] Dad...
    • Who: Graem Bauer
    • Notes: Character confesses his involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate David Palmer, after making it seem as though he was acting against his father, Phillip Bauer, indicates he can no longer trust him. Phillip then gives Graem a fatal dose of sodium pentothal.
  • Okay, good. It's not too far away.
    • Who: Darren McCarthy
    • Notes: After looking up a location given to him by Abu Fayed, he proceeds in order to deliver Morris O'Brian to him. He is then shot and killed by his assisstant, Rita, who intends to collect the money he was promised for herself, knowing that CTU does not know she is involved.
  • Bomb!
    • Who: Hamri Al-Assad
    • Notes: Character notices a concealed explosive at the podium he is about to speak at. He dives to defend Wayne Palmer, and is killed by the explosion. Despite his true intentions, some people who witness the scene mistakenly infer that he detonated the bomb.
  • Martha...
    • Who: Former President Charles Logan
    • Notes: After being stabbed in a major artery by his mentally unstable wife, Martha Logan, he flatlines after saying this en route to the hospital. His death is not shown on screen, but is assumed to have happened.
  • You're not going to die. Not here...not with me.
    • Who: Phillip Bauer
    • Notes: Character has been shot by his grandson, but Jack arrives. When Jack refuses to finish him off and tells him that he will be held accountable for what he has done, he states that he will not move from where he is and that Jack cannot carry him out before an F-18 airstrike hits. He is killed when the oil rig he is on is destroyed by the airstrike.

A-L

  • Please, Wesley, why can't I stay?
    • Who: Winifred "Fred" Burkle
    • Source: Angel
    • Note: Said in a delirious state to her lover Wesley, before her soul is consumed by Illyria, killing her.
  • You kill me? A flunky?! I'm not just... Angel... kills me. You can't... Angel...
    • Who: Lindsey McDonald
    • Source: Angel
    • Note: Character is speaking to Lorne, who had just shot him on Angel's order.
  • I-I love you...
    • Who: Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
    • Source: Angel
    • Note: Character is addressing Illyria, who had taken on the form of Wes' dead lover, Fred.
  • May good thrive!
  • Over our dead bodies!
    • Who: The Black Seal
    • Source: The Black Adder (Series 1)
    • Note: The Hawk leader of the Black Seal proposes a toast to their enterprise using the first line. Then the Black Seal respond with the second line, then characters then hold a toast with poisoned wine. Sean the Irish Bastard is an exception, as it isn't his final words.
  • Got a bit of a sting in it's tail!
    • Who: Sean the Irish Bastard
    • Source: The Black Adder (Series 1)
    • Note: Character has just been knock of his feet by drinking poisoned wine, he then has a second goblet of poisoned wine.
  • The Black Dagger [Edmund (febally): Adder... Adder!]
  • May his name last as long as our dynasty!
    • Who: See Note
    • Source: The Black Adder (Series 1)
    • Note: The whole court including Harry Prince of Wales & Gertude of Flanders toast the mortally wounded Edmund with poisoned wine and get Edmund's alias wrong thanks to King Richard promting the first line. Richard IV then continues the toast with the second line at which point everyone drops dead.
  • Good Lord! It must of been the wine. (drinks from goblet) No seems perfectly alright to me and now at last, I am king of all E...(ngland)
    • Who: Edmund Plantagenet -- alias The Black Adder
    • Source: The Black Adder (Series 1)
    • Note: Character has just seen the entire court drop dead after drinking a toast to him. The wine was pisoned - however, it wouldn't of made much difference has the character was mortally wounded.
  • You've got the wrong man!
    • Who: Predicessor to Edmund as Lord High Executioner
    • Source: Blackadder II
    • Note: He filled out an execution order incorrectly, so they had the right man and the form to prove it. Told to Edmund by Melchet when they are looking for a new Lord High Execution.
  • My wife might of bloody-well turned turned-up!
    • Who: Lord Poncemby
    • Source: Blackadder II
    • Note: Said at his execution. Not actually heard on-screen. Edmund - the Lord High Executioner - ask Percy were there any interesting last words today and responded with the line. Percy's acurracy is in doubt as he thinks the person who said it was Lord Farrow.
  • Actually, Baldrick, I'm not dead. You see, I had a cigarello case too... oh, damn. Must have left it on the dresser.
    • Who: Prince George (Hugh Laurie)
    • Source: Blackadder the Third (Specifically episode 6 - "Duel and Duality")
    • Note: Character has been shot, but has briefly come back to life. Another character had previously cheated death in a similar manner.
  • I have a system..I..I have a system...
  • Marilyn! Marilyn!
    • Who: Larry David
    • Source: Curb Your Enthusiasm
    • Note: After giving his kidney to Richard Lewis, Larry faced difficult recovery and ended up dying. His last words were to Cheryl, explaining that it couldn't have been him who misplaced "The Sopranos" DVD case because he has a certain system when watching DVDs. The second time, his angelic guides realize that Larry is not ready for Heaven and send him back. As Larry's fading back to Earth, he sees Marilyn Monroe and she comments on how she loves Seinfeld and his sense of humor.
  • You'll never get me out of the Vic.
    • Who: 'Dirty' Den Watts {Leslie Grantham)
    • Source: Eastenders
    • Notes: 'The Vic' refers to the 'Queen Victoria' pub, of which character was the landlord. Ironically, he was later buried under the pub by his murderer.
  • To the death of our marriage. [drinks poisoned champagne] Whore.
    • Who: Christopher 'Chris' Tate (Peter Amory)
    • Source: Emmerdale
    • Notes: Chris poisoned himself to frame his prostitute wife Charity for his murder.
  • When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl, when you can't do that... (You find someone to carry you)
    • Who: Tracey
    • Source: Firefly
    • Note: The character quotes an old saying of his army unit but is unable to finish. A nearby friend completes it.
  • Okay dear, you go get the eggs and I'm gonna get the yogurt and we'll meet at the checkout counter.
    • Who: Phoebe Buffay's grandmother
    • Source: Friends, episode 5x13
    • Note: Phoebe is shopping with her grandmother, who then bends over to get the yogurt and dies of unnamed causes. Superstitious Phoebe tells her friends that they "will meet at the checkout counter," referring to the afterlife.
  • I hate you.
    • Who: Frieda Claxton
    • Source: The Golden Girls
    • Notes: Frieda Claxton was a notorious grump, and wanted to destroy a 200-year-old tree on her property. When Rose asked how she could hate a living thing, Frieda responded as above. Incensed, Rose shouted at her, finishing with "either listen or drop dead", after which Frieda did.
  • I even wear quiet clothes.
    • Who: Al Beatty
    • Source: The Golden Girls
    • Notes: Rose's date Al wanted to "continue the evening", but Rose was afraid to do so. He promised her he would be quiet, and the two entered her bedroom. Al died of a heart attack in the night.
  • Congratulations. You got your answer.
    • Who: Dr. Ezra Powell Joel Grey
    • Source: House
    • Note: Said to Dr. House after speaker has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
  • That's not the last feeling I want to experience.
    • Who: Amber Volakis
    • Source: House
    • Note: Said in response to Dr. Wilson questioning why she was not angry with him.

Babylon 5

  • Eject homing beacon and attach system record!
    • Who: Warren Keffer
    • Note: Keffer was following a strange alien vessel which spotted him. This line was in reaction to being spotted. (While Keffer did not survive, the record did.)
  • I was born warrior caste…but I see now the calling of my heart…is religious! The war is over! Listen to her! Listen!
    • Who: Neroon
    • Note: Neroon is sacrificing himself to save Delenn, a religious caste member, from the fire of the Starfire Wheel. This act also ends the feud between the religious and warrior castes.
  • It's too late for me. I'm sorry for what I did before. I knew what was ahead. I guess—I guess I was afraid. When you've lived as long as I have, you kind of get used to it. I—I wish I could have done more for you. There's so much I should have said—now it's too late. You're right. It's time you began fighting this war your way. I've got to go now, John. [Sheridan protests] It's all right, son. See—as long as you're here, I'll always be here.
  • Jump. Jump, now!
    • Who: Kosh
    • Note: For the first line, Kosh is speaking to Sheridan in a dream, as Sheridan's father. Part of Kosh remains behind, though, and remains attached to Sheridan. The second line is what Kosh says to Sheridan just before Sheridan jumps into a deep abyss, and is the last thing we hear him say in the series.
  • I love you.
    • Who: Marcus Cole
    • Note: Marcus is sacrificing his life energy so that Ivanova, the one he loves, may live.
  • Well…look at that…the sun's coming up….
    • Who: John Sheridan
    • Note: Said as the character is being bathed in light, and taken beyond the rim of the galaxy.
  • We have unfinished business between us, G'Kar. Let us make an end of it quickly, before it stops me. I am as tired of my life as you are.
    • Who: Londo Mollari
    • Note: Stated just before he and G'Kar choke each other to death, fulfilling a dream he'd had for over 20 years. "It" is a creature that has Londo under its partial control, but is sleeping at the moment.

Band of Brothers

  • Will! Hey, Will! I need your help here.
    • Who: 1st Lt. Thomas Meehan
    • Note: Last words to Sgt. Evans while en route to Normandy. During the drop, their plane is shot down and everyone aboard, including him, is killed.
  • Lieutenant Winters..with Captain Sobel's compliments, sir. Lieutenant.
    • Who: SSgt. William Evans (Simon Pegg)
    • Note: Last words to Winters and Nixon while delivering a court-martial letter from Sobel. During the drop, his plane is shot down and everyone aboard, including him, is killed.
  • You mean, over-
    • Who: Anonymous soldier
    • Note: While under fire, a soldier asks Sergeant Lipton where Battalion Headquarters was. Lipton points back the way they came and when the soldier raises his head to look, he gets hit by a bullet.
  • Sir, I don't have any way to set it off, sir!
    • Who: Pvt. John "Cowboy" Hall
    • Note: Hall's last words during battle while trying to destroy one of the German flak guns, while racing back and forth between groups, he is hit by the impact of a grenade and dies.
  • Come on! Luz--
    • Who: Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck
    • Note: During a shelling, Muck and Penkala call to Luz to get in their foxhole so he won't get hit. A shell lands right in Penkala and Muck's foxhole, instantly killing both soldiers.
  • SARGE!
    • Who: Pvt. James Miller (James McAvoy)
    • Note: Last words after spotting a German halftrack, when they are attacking Nuenen. During the battle of Nuenen, he is killed by a German shell.
  • Hey, Lip, you said I was a great shot?
    • Who: Cpl. Donald Hoobler
    • Note: The Luger he obtained after killing a German soldier accidentally goes off and shoots Hoobler in the leg, severing a vital artery. He dies shortly after. The question was referring to the head shot he made on the same German soldier.
  • I don't wanna die...I don't wanna die...
    • Who: Pvt. Eugene Jackson
    • Note: Said after being hit by his own grenade. He dies of his wounds.
  • Well, that's just not good enough.
    • Who: Pfc. John Janovec
    • Note: Last words before dying in a car accident on his way back to headquarters. His last statement was referring to Webster's comment who said he had 81 points, 4 points short of being able to go back home.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Oooh! Alright. Put me out of my misery. You don't have the guts.
  • Are you insane?!
    • Who: Principal Robert Flutie (Ken Lerner)
    • Source: Episode 1.06 "The Pack"
    • Note: Character is eaten alive in his office by hyena-possessed students.
  • So? What about my reward?
    • Who: Billy 'Ford' Fordham (Jason Behr)
    • Source: Episode 2.07 "Lie to Me"
    • Note: Character had made a deal to be turned into a vampire upon completion of a deal that he has failed. He is found dead the next day.
  • Wait. That's your... [Angelus: Oh, my cure? No, thanks. Been there, done that, and deja vu just isn't what it used to be. My... Isn't this my lucky day. The computer... and the pages. Looks like I get to kill two birds with one stone. And teacher makes three.]
    • Who: Jenny Calendar (Robia LaMorte)
    • Source: Episode 2.17 "Passion"
    • Note: Jenny had been working on a spell to restore Angel's soul, but Angelus (through Drusilla) gets word of it and comes to destroy her work. She runs away but Angelus catches up with her and snaps her neck.
  • This is not orderly... this is not disciplined... you're on my campus, buddy, and when I say I want quiet, I mean—
    • Who: Principal Snyder (Armin Shimerman)
    • Source: Episode 3.22 "Graduation Day, Part Two"
    • Note: Character is addressing an extremely large demon that has appeared during a graduation ceremony. He is eaten before he can finish his criticism.
  • Well, gosh.
    • Who: Mayor Richard Wilkins III (Harry Groener)
    • Source: Episode 3.22 "Graduation Day, Part Two"
    • Note: Character is referring to the large amount of barrels of diesel fuel and bags of fertilizer stacked everywhere, with which he is blown up mere seconds later.
  • Stop it.
  • Need a... a minute. She could've killed me. [Giles: No, she couldn't. Never. And sooner or later Glory will re-emerge, and... make Buffy pay for that mercy. And the world with her. Buffy even knows that... and still she couldn't take a human life. She's a hero, you see. She's not like us.] Us?
    • Who: Glorificus (Clare Kramer) / Ben Wilkinson (Charlie Weber)
    • Source: Episode 5.22 "The Gift"
    • Note: Glorificus and Ben share the same body, shifting between the appearance of the one who is in control at that moment. The first line is spoken by Glorificus, after which she transforms back into Ben. The last line is spoken by him. He is then [w:Asphyxia|asphyxiated]], which kills them both.
  • Dawn, listen to me, listen. I love you. I will always love you, this is the work I have to do. Tell Giles that... Tell Giles I figured it out... And I'm ok. And give my love to my friends. You have to take care of them now, you have to take care of each other. You have to be strong. Dawn, the hardest thing in this world, is to live in it. Be brave, live... for me.
    • Who: Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
    • Source: Episode 5.22 "The Gift"
    • Note: This line is directed at Buffy's younger sister Dawn, before character leaps off a tower; she falls into a gateway to another dimension, closing it but dying in the process. This was the final Buffy episode to air on The WB. Buffy is resurrected at the beginning of the next season, aired thereafter on a different network.
  • Your shirt...
    • Who: Tara Maclay (Amber Benson)
    • Source: Episode 6.19 "Seeing Red"
    • Note: Character has accidentally been shot by Warren Mears, splattering blood on Willow's shirt.
  • Oh, and when you get caught, you'll lose them too. Your friends. You don't want that. I know you're in pain, but—
  • I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day. I miss the people who never knew I existed. I miss 'em all. I want to talk to them, you know. I want to find out how they're doing. I want to know what's going on in their lives. [Andrew: You know what? They don't wanna talk to you - all those people you just mentioned. Not one of them is sitting around going, "I wonder what Jonathan's up to right now." Not one of them cares about you.] Well, I still care about them. That's why I'm here.
    • Who: Jonathan Levinson (Danny Strong)
    • Source: Episode 7.07 "Conversations with Dead People"
    • Note: Character is digging up an artifact in the basement of his old high school and is reminded of his time there. Moments later he is stabbed in the stomach, bleeding to death.
  • My friends, these are the times that define us. Proverbs 24:6. O, by wise council, you shall make your war.
  • You think you have power over me? Stupid girl. You'll never stop me. You don't have th—
    • Who: Caleb (Nathan Fillion)
    • Source: Episode 7.22 "Chosen"
    • Note: Character is hit between the legs with the upwards movement of an axe, and is then sliced in half, from crotch to scalp.
  • Bunnies! Floppy, hoppy... bunnies.

Desperate Housewives

  • Why should I? Your wife didn't kill herself because I wrote a note. She killed herself because of what she did to that poor baby! But rest assured, I'm praying for Mary Alice. After what she did, she'll need all of our prayers.
    • Who: Martha Huber, speaking about Mary Alice Young
    • Source: Episode 1x08, "Guilty"
    • Note: Mrs. Huber reveals that she was the one who wrote the note ("I know what you did / It makes me sick / I'm going to tell") that caused Mary Alice to kill herself. She is then murdered by Paul Young
  • I mean it. Get out. Leave the chart. I want to read it.
  • Bree, I understand and I forgive you.
    • Who: Rex Van De Kamp
    • Source: Episode 1x23, "One Wonderful Day"
    • Note: The first line is spoken, when Rex's doctor explains that it seems as though Rex has been poisoned by his wife, Bree. The second line is written, as Rex reads his chart and starts to write a note for Bree which he never finishes, as he dies of a heart attack shortly thereafter. He had, in fact, actually been poisoned by Bree's admirer and pharmicist, George Williams.
  • We need to phone an ambulance.
    • Who: George Williams
    • Source: Episode 2x09, "That's Good, That's Bad"
    • Note: George had taken an overdose and sent a message to Bree saying that he would only call an ambulance if she came to him and told him she loved him. She had found out that he had poisoned her husband Rex, though, and tells him she'll only do so if he admits what he's done. He doesn't, and he passes out briefly -- when he wakes up, she lies and says that she called an ambulance while he was sleeping, and then allows him to die as punishment.
  • What's wrong with you? I'm gonna shoot you!
    • Who: Matthew Applewhite
    • Source: Episode 2x23, "Remember"
    • Note: Addressing Bree, whose daughter, Danielle, he is dating and has run away with. It is revealed that he killed his former girlfriend, Melanie Foster, and blamed it on his mentally challenged brother, Caleb. Bree has discovered this, and refuses to let them leave, despite the fact that he is pointing a gun at her. He is then killed by a sniper.
  • Tell my son his wife is cheating on him.
    • Who: Juanita Solis
    • Source: Episode 1x17, "There Won't Be Trumpets"
    • Note: Juanita, mother of Carlos Solis, caught her daughter-in-law Gabrielle Solis cheating on her husband with John Rowland, her teenage gardener. She was then immediately hit with a car driven by Andrew Van De Kamp and fell into a coma. She awoke one night, ran from her hospital room, fell down a flight of stairs, and whispered her last words to a nurse. The nurse, however, had headphones on, and never heard the truth.
  • Kayla's the only good thing that I've ever done in my whole life. I need you to really take really good care...of her. Okay? I don't have all day. Come on.
    • Who: Nora Huntington
    • Source: Episode 3x07 "Bang"
    • Note: Nora, mother of Tom Scavo's illegitimate eleven-year-old daughter Kayla, had been shot by Carolyn Bigsby as she held hostages in the supermarket, which was owned by her cheating husband. Lynette Scavo accidentally revealed that Nora had put the moves on Tom, at which point Carolyn shot her in the heart. Nora asks Lynette to care for her daughter, which Lynette agrees to do, and then dies.
  • Yeah, you shouldn't have.
    • Who: Carolyn Bigsby, responding to Lynette Scavo's "I shouldn't have said that" when she shouts that maybe Carolyn deserved to be cheated on.
    • Source: Episode 3x07 "Bang"
    • Note: Carolyn had taken hostages in her cheating husband's supermarket and murdered Nora Huntington when she found out that she had adulterous tendencies as well. Lynette then loses it and shouts at her, and Nora attempts to shoot her as well. The other hostages fight back, and Lynette is only wounded in the shoulder, whereas Carolyn is shot dead by another woman.
  • Don't worry. I'll give him a good home.
    • Who: Deirdre Taylor
    • Source: Spoken in a flashback in Episode 1x23, "One Wonderful Day"
    • Note: Deirdre was Mike Delfino's junkie girlfriend who gave her baby, Dana, to Mary Alice Young (whose name was Angela at the time), a nurse at the rehab clinic where Deirdre gave birth. She then came back a few years later to reclaim him, stating she was clean. Mary Alice didn't believe her and refused to give the baby up. They fought, and Mary Alice fatally stabbed her and hid her body in a toy trunk belonging to Dana (later renamed Zach).
  • What, are you gonna kill me? Prove you're a tough guy? See, that's why I can't give you the keys to the kingdom, kid. No balls.
    • Who: Noah Taylor, to his grandson Zach
    • Source: Episode 2x23, "Remember"
    • Note: Noah was a wealthy man whose daughter, Deirdre, had been killed under mysterious circumstances. He hired Mike Delfino to find out the truth, and in the process, discovered he had a grandson, Zach. He was dying of a brain tumor, and was willing to leave his entire estate to Zach if he could prove himself as a man, which he does by unplugging Noah's life support machine. Noah then dies and Zach inherits everything.
  • Hey! Hello! Over here!
    • Who: Alma Hodge, calling to Danielle Van De Kamp from the roof of her house
    • Source: Episode 3x15, "The Little Things You Do Together"
    • Note: Alma had been locked in her attic by her ex-husband's treacherous mother, Gloria Hodge. She managed to escape through the window and called across the street to Danielle, but Danielle was checking her appearance in a mirror and not paying attention, and Alma fell to her death. Orson then made it look like she had committed suicide because she murdered Orson's mistress, who was in fact murdered by Gloria.
  • Dylan!
    • Who: w: Lillian Simms, Lillian tries to call Dylan into her room.
    • Source: Episode 4x04 "If There's Anything I Can't Stand"
    • Note: Lillian had wrote a secret which she wanted to reveal before she died about Dylan's and Katherine's past. Her last words however was "Dylan!" when she failed to get her great niece's attention.
  • Adam! Hello? Where is everyone? Adam I'm leaving! This is your last chance to come with me, or I'm gonna tell everyone exactly what happened. Ok you've made your choice... here I come!
    • Who: w: Sylvia Greene. As she walks out of Bree's bathroom and outside in the middle of a tornado. She is swept into the cylcone and killed.
    • Source: Episode 4x09 "Something's Coming"
  • Carlos! Get back in the house. You can get hurt out here!

Doctor Who

  • A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don't cry. While there's life, there's... [hope]
    • Who: The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Planet of the Spiders', 1974)
    • Note: The Doctor, having been fatally wounded, then 'regenerates' into another form, thus effectively 'killing' this version of the character.
  • It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for.
    • Who: The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
    • Source: Doctor Who {'Logopolis', 1981)
    • Note: The Doctor, having been fatally wounded, then 'regenerates' into another form, thus effectively 'killing' this version of the character.
  • Now I'll never know if I was right.
    • Who: Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Earthshock' episode 4, 1982)
    • Note: Character was attempting to stop a spaceship from crashing into Earth, and the computer blew up just before he'd succeeded.
  • Carrot Juice?
    • Who: The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Ultimate Foe', 1986)
    • Note: Colin Baker was replaced by the BBC in the subsequent serial by Sylvester McCoy; the cause of his regeneration was never fully explained.
  • I've got to stop...!
    • Who: The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
    • Source: Doctor Who (1996)
    • Note: The Doctor, having been mortally poisoned by anæsthetic in a botched operation due to surgeons being unfamiliar alien anatomy, then 'regenerates' into another form, thus effectively 'killing' this version of the character.
  • We're going to die!
    • Who: The Moxx of Balhoon
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The End of the World')
    • Note: Character says this before being incinerated.
  • Then stop wasting time... Time Lord.
    • Who: Jabe the Tree
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The End of the World')
    • Note: Character says this before later bursting into flames due to the rising heat. The Doctor survived, since he wasn't made of wood.
  • Now Gwyneth, stop this, there's a good girl. Listen to your master! This has gone far enough! Stop dabbing, child, and leave these things alone, I beg of you--
    • Who: Gabriel Sneed
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Unquiet Dead')
    • Note: Character tries to stop his servant girl, who is being used by gaseous aliens called Gelth to invade the Earth. At that moment, a body possessed by a Gelth strangles him to death, and a Gelth possesses his body.
  • Sir, under section 5 of the Emergency Protocols, it's my duty to relieve you of command. My God, I'll put this country under martial law if I have to!
    • Who: General Asquith
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Aliens of London')
    • Note: Character tries to remove acting Prime Minister Joseph Green from office. At that moment, Green and his two siblings reveal themselves as Slitheen, killing Asquith and later using his skin as a disguise to control the army.
  • Mrs. Tyler!
    • Who: Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
    • Source: Doctor Who ('World War Three')
    • Note: Disguised as a policeman, the character infiltrates Mickey Smith's home to kill Jackie Tyler. Jackie manages to kill him by pouring vinegar containing foods upon him (being composed of calcium, this caused him to explode).
  • Oh, boll--
    • Who: Jorcrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
    • Source: Doctor Who ('World War Three', 2005)
    • Note: Character is interrupted by a missile impacting before he can finish the word.
  • Are you... frightened, Rose Tyler? [Rose Tyler: "Yes."] So am I. Exterminate.
    • Who: A Dalek
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Dalek', 2005)
    • Note: Character commits suicide, unable to cope with the prospect of mutating into something else.
  • You don't exist! You can't, you don't exist! It's not fair! I won the game! I should be rich! I'm a winner! You can't do this to me!
    • Who: Rodrick (Paterson Joseph)
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Parting of the Ways', 2005)
    • Note: Character - who has previously won a futuristic version of The Weakest Link - is trapped aboard a space station invaded by Daleks, who were previously thought to be mere legends. The Daleks are busy exterminating the helpless civilians, and his last words are drowned out by panic.
  • I kinda figured that.
    • Who: Captain Jack Harkness
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Parting of the Ways', 2005)
    • Note: Character is responding to the Dalek's catchphrase "Exterminate". The Dalek kills him immediately after. He is later resurrected.
  • I will not die! I CANNOT DIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
    • Who: The Dalek Emperor
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Parting of the Ways', 2005)
    • Note: Character believed itself to be a God, and thus invulnerable. Was not only killed but torn apart at an atomic level, along with his entire fleet, and finally removed from Time.
  • Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!
  • [Mr. Finch: "You bad dog..."] Affirmative.
    • Who: K-9 Mark III (Voiced by John Leeson)
    • Source: Doctor Who ('School Reunion', 2006)
    • Note: Character - a robot dog - has just triggered an explosion which levels a school. He is later rebuilt as K-9 Mark IV.
  • No! I told you... I will upgrade with my last breath! [Cyberman: "Then breathe no more."] No! Stop! I command you! No!!!
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    • Who: John Lumic {Roger Lloyd Pack}
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Age of Steel', 2006)
    • Note: Character is 'upgraded' by his Cybermen into their Cyber-Controller, who is later killed.
  • I SHALL NEVER DIE! THE THOUGHT OF ME IS FOREVER, IN THE BLEEDING HEARTS OF MEN, IN THEIR VANITY AND OBSESSIONS AND LUST! NOTHING SHALL EVER DESTROY ME! NOTHING!!!
    • Who: The Beast
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Satan Pit', 2006)
    • Note: Character is sucked into a black hole.
  • I have seen so much - perhaps too much. I am the last of my kind, as you are the last of yours, Doctor.
    [The Doctor: "That's why we have to survive, both of us. Don't go."]
    I must. But know this, Time Lord: You are not alone.
    • Who: The Face of Boe
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Gridlock', 2007)
    • Note: Character is giving the Doctor a final message before dying of old age.
  • No! I beg you, don't!
    • Who: Dalek Sec
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Evolution of the Daleks', 2007)
    • Note: Said to the Daleks, after trying to convince them to spare the Doctor, before jumping in the way of their rays, killing himself.
  • The Master - reborn!
  • The drumming, Doctor. The drumming. Will it stop?
    • Who: The Master
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Utopia', 2007) and ('Last of the Time Lords', 2007)
    • Note: The first quote is stated when the Master, having been fatally wounded, 'regenerates' into another form, thus effectively 'killing' this version of the character. The second quote is uttered when the Master refuses to regenerate after being shot and then abstaining from regenerating.
  • Wonderful...
    • Who: Lt. Skorr, a Sontaran
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Poison Sky', 2008)
    • Note: Character relishes being shot down in battle - the deepest desire of all Sontarans.
  • And you, Agatha Christie, what'zzzzzz to stop me killing you? What'zzzzzzz to stop me killing you all?!
    • Who:Vespiform/Reverend Golightly
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Unicorn and the Wasp')
    • Note: Angry at being exposed as a shape-shifting alien, the character transforms to his giant wasp form and chases Agatha Christie. She eventually manages to drown him in the Silent Pool by luring him in with his telepathic recorder.
  • [While flashing her ID card] Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister [Dalek: "Yes. We know who you are."] Oh, you know nothing of any human. And that will be your downfall.
    • Who: Harriet Jones
    • Source: Doctor Who ('The Stolen Earth')
    • Note: Said to a small group of Daleks before the camera cuts out, she is presumed dead.
  • Never forget, Doctor! YOU DID THIS!!! I NAME YOU FOREVER: YOU ARE THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS!!!
    • Who: Davros
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Journey's End')
    • Note: Character screams this at the Doctor before he is seemingly destroyed along with his fleet of Daleks (this was caued by a duplicate of the Doctor).
  • One will still die!
    • Who: Dalek Caan
    • Source: Doctor Who ('Journey's End')
    • Note: Having looked into time itself - and realised how evil his race is - Caan manipulates them towards their destruction. He presumably dies with them - but not before reminding the Doctor of his prophecy that his most loyal companion will die.

Farscape

  • For the longest time I feared physical demise, because my spiritual essence was suspect, but now I know I'm worthy. Now I know the transgressions have melted from my soul. Now I know I shall meet my Goddess, and be accepted to her bosom. Sensitive D'Argo... exhuberant Chiana... wise Rygel... selfless Aeryn... innocent Crichton... My children. My teachers, my loves. There is no guilt. There is no blame. Only what is meant to be. Grow through your mistakes, and know that if patient, redemption will find you. Thank you, John Crichton.
    • Who: Zotoh Zhaan
    • Source: Season 3, Episode 4: "Wait for the Wheel"
  • A soldier...must not be weak... Weakness means defeat.
    • Who: Harvey (Talyn Version)
    • Source: Season 3, Episode 15: "Icarus Abides"
  • Don't worry about me... I've never felt better.
    • Who: John Crichton (Talyn Version)
    • Source: Season 3, Episode 15: "Icarus Abides"
  • I died a long time ago. You live for me.
    • Who: Xhalax Sun
    • Source: Season 3, Episode 17: "The Choice"
  • Talyn, Starburst.
    • Who: Bialar Crais
    • Source: Season 3, Episode 21: "Into the Lion's Den"
    • Note: This was the order given by Crais to engage into his suicide mission, which also resulted in the death of Talyn.
  • Scarran vessel, please respond.
    • Who: Jool
    • Source: "The Peacekeeper Wars"
    • Note: The Scarran vessel "responded" by firing a missile at Arnessk, destroying the temple and hence Jool.
  • I'm your daddy.
    • Who: Ka D'Argo
    • Source: "The Peacekeeper Wars"
    • Note: John Crichton (Moya Version) told D'Argo to let the Scarrans know who their daddy was, as he lay fatally wounded.

Heroes

  • She's saying it never is. She said that was the best date. The picnic on the beach and it poured sheets and sheets of rain. [...] She remembers it all. She always will.
    • Who: Karen Sprague
    • Source: Episode 1x07, "Nothing to Hide"
    • Notes: Actually spoken by Matt Parkman, as he relays Karen's dying thoughts to her husband Ted.
  • How we doin'?
    • Who: Charlie Andrews
    • Source: Episode 1x08, "Seven Minutes to Midnight"
    • Notes: Said before leaving for a back room where she is murdered by Sylar.
  • Run!
    • Who: Jackie Wilcox
    • Source: Episode 1x09, "Homecoming"
    • Notes: Said to Claire Bennet while having her skull cut open by Sylar.
  • So you can help?
    • Who: Brian Davis
    • Source: Episode 1x10, "Six Months Ago"
    • Notes: Looking for a cure for his powers, Sylar offers to help by smashing his head in with a crystal.
  • I'm gonna take this gun, and I'm gonna put it in that slot. You're gonna take it, and you're gonna blow your brains out.
    • Who: Eden McCain
    • Source: Episode 1x11, "Fallout"
    • Notes: Attempting to make Sylar kill himself with her ability of persuasion, Sylar turns the tables on her and she is forced to shoot herself in the head to keep him from gaining her power.
  • What do you want me to do with the body?
    • Who: Hank
    • Source: Episode 1x13, "The Fix"
    • Notes: Sylar fakes death in order to escape from Primatech Paper. As soon as Hank unstraps him from his gurney, he wakes up. Mr. Bennet later finds Hank's body under a sheet on the same gurney.
  • Maybe you should step back. It can get a little messy.
    • Who: Zane Taylor
    • Source: Episode 1x15, "Run!"
    • Notes: Zane demonstrates his liquification ability for Sylar before being murdered offscreen.
  • No! Don't!
    • Who: Aron Malsky
    • Source: Episode 1x15, "Run!"
    • Notes: After throwing his bodyguard out of a window, Jessica rips Aron in two.
  • That sound. In your heart. What is it? [Sylar: Murder.]
    • Who: Dale Smither
    • Source: Episode 1x16, "Unexpected"
    • Notes: Said after being caught off guard by Sylar in her garage late at night.
  • I guess it's hard to look natural when you're going after the whale.
    • Who: Agent Quesada
    • Source: Episode 1x18, "Parasite"
    • Notes: Overseeing Nathan's plan to incriminate Linderman with his partner Agent Alonzo when Jessica bursts into the hotel room and shoots them both execution style.
  • Maybe he'll chat up a few more Japanese tourists. Where the hell is that pizza?
    • Who: Agent Alonzo
    • Source: Episode 1x18, "Parasite"
    • Notes: Overseeing Nathan's plan to incriminate Linderman with his partner Agent Quesada when Jessica bursts into the hotel room and shoots them both execution style.
  • I finally get to be a hero.
    • Who: Isaac Mendez
    • Source: Episode 1x19, ".07%"
    • Notes: Killed by Sylar in his apartment, but not before sending prophetic drawings of Sylar's death to his editor.
  • No!
    • Who: Noah Bennet (future)
    • Source: Episode 1x20, "Five Years Gone"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Matt betrays Mr. Bennet and shoots him the head after extracting Claire's location from his mind.
  • Sylar!
    • Who: Claire Bennet (future)
    • Source: Episode 1x20, "Five Years Gone"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Sylar finally murders Claire after posing as her biological father for almost five years.
  • I'll take you.
    • Who: Hiro Nakamura (future)
    • Source: Episode 1x20, "Five Years Gone"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Hiro volunteers to take his past self back to his proper time, but Matt bursts in and shoots him in the back.
  • Come on! Let's go!
    • Who: Matt Parkman (future)
    • Source: Episode 1x20, "Five Years Gone"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Matt gives orders to his men as they try and break down a door, before he is incinerated by the energy given off by Peter and Sylar as they fight.
  • My- Gabriel! You're not! You're not! You're not! You're not! You're not!
    • Who: Virginia Gray
    • Source: Episode 1x21, "The Hard Part"
    • Notes: After discovering her son's powers, she threatens him with a pair of scissors. She and Sylar struggle, and she is accidentally stabbed in the chest.
  • What am I thinking now, Parkman?
    • Who: Thompson
    • Source: Episode 1x22, "Landslide"
    • Notes: Having snuck up on Matt, Thompson prepares to shoot him before Mr. Bennet comes up behind Thompson, shooting him twice in the head with the reply "Your last thought!"
  • You should have taken the money.
    • Who: Daniel Linderman
    • Source: Episode 1x22, "Landslide"
    • Notes: After Jessica fails to kill D.L., Linderman tries to shoot her, but D.L. takes the bullet for her. Thinking him dead, Linderman turns to deal with Niki, but D.L. uses his remaining strength to phase his hand into Linderman's head and solidify it in his brain.
  • I'm hurt! I-I think it's bad!
    • Who: Ted Sprague
    • Source: Episode 1x22, "Landslide"
    • Notes: Murdered by Sylar after having the truck transporting him flipped over telekinetically, leaving him dangling painfully from the floor by chains.
  • Of all of them, I never expected it would be you.
    • Who: Kaito Nakamura
    • Source: Episode 2x01, "Four Months Later..."
    • Notes: Kaito recognizes his hooded killer as a former acquaintance before being pulled off the edge of the Deveaux building.
  • Don't you see? I can help you. We were meant to do this, together.
    • Who: Candice Willmer
    • Source: Episode 2x03, "Kindred"
    • Notes: Candice (now going by Michelle) offers a de-powered Sylar his every fantasy before he smashes her in the head with a 'Have a Nice Day' mug.
  • Dude, I have been riding with them for two days. We gotta ditch 'em.
    • Who: Derek
    • Source: Episode 2x04, "The Kindness of Strangers"
    • Notes: Alarmed that his car-mates Maya and Alejandro are wanted for murder, Derek confides in his other car-mate, Sylar. Sylar tells him to go call the cops before smashing him in the head with a brick to prevent just that.
  • Sorry I could't be more help.
    • Who: Ricky
    • Source: Episode 2x05, "Fight or Flight"
    • Notes: Ricky lies to protect Peter's whereabouts from Elle before she gets fed up and fries him with a bolt of electricity.
  • I am offering you a way out! You can stop running! Shoot me and there is no turning back. You'll condemn yourself to hell!
    • Who: Ivan Spektor
    • Source: Episode 2x06, "The Line"
    • Notes: After extracting the location of a series of paintings from his former mentor, Bennet mercilessly shoots him in the head.
  • Man, let it go. We're leaving, alright?
    • Who: D.L. Hawkins
    • Source: Episode 2x08, "Four Months Ago..."
    • Notes: After retrieving Niki from a club and exchanging I love yous, a skanky guy who had been dancing with her returns and shoots D.L. in the chest.
  • No matter what I do, I'll always be running. But if you die, Bob? The Company dies with you.
    • Who: Noah Bennet
    • Source: Episode 2x09, "Cautionary Tales"
    • Notes: Character is shot in the left eye by Mohinder Suresh and killed after threatening to kill Bob, head of the Company. Character is later brought back to life in a Company medical room through his daughter Claire's regenerative blood.
  • I am not gonna let you do this! Get away from me!
    • Who: Victoria Pratt
    • Source: Episode 2x10, "Truth & Consequences"
    • Notes: After Peter gets her to unwittingly reveal the location of a deadly virus, Adam unties Victoria and she attempts to shoot Peter to stop him and Adam from releasing it. This gives Adam the excuse he was looking for to shoot her in the back.
  • I'm taking my sister!
    • Who: Alejandro Herrera
    • Source: Episode 2x10, "Truth & Consequences"
    • Notes: Said to Sylar, who was intending on leaving with Alejandro's sister, Maya. Sylar then throws him to the ground and stabs him to death.
  • You killed my brother!
    • Who: Maya Herrera
    • Source: Episode 2x11 "Powerless"
    • Notes: Screamed at Sylar, after finding out that he killed Alejandro. Sylar then shoots her in the chest. She is later ressurected by Claire's blood.
  • I'm right behind you!
    • Who: Niki Sanders
    • Source: Episode 2x11 "Powerless"
    • Notes: Said to get Monica to run out of a burning building while she holds a large piece of wood away from the door. Monica leaves, but Niki is unable to hold the wood and it blocks the door, leaving her to die in the ensuing explosion.
  • You killed him!
    • Who: Gabriel Gray/Sylar
    • Source: Episode 3x04 "I Am Become Death"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Sylar says this after Knox inadvertently kills his son, Noah, before Sylar is overcome by rage and explodes.
  • I wasn't fast enough...
    • Who: Daphne Millbrook
    • Source: Episode 3x04 "I Am Become Death"
    • Notes: In an alternate future timeline, Daphne says this after returning to Matt, having been badly burn while escaping Sylar exploding. She dies soon after.
  • I won't be a monster!
    • Who: Stephen Canfield
    • Source: Episode 3x05 "Angels and Monsters"
    • Notes: Said while Noah tries to force him to kill Sylar, before killing himself with one of his own black holes.
  • No! No!
    • Who: Adam Monroe
    • Source: Episode 3x06 "Dying of the Light"
    • Notes: Said as Arthur Petrelli grabs his arm, stealing his power and causing him to rapidly age into dust, as his power was keeping him alive.
  • I'm Matt's father! If it weren't for me you'd still be lying-
    • Who: Maury Parkman
    • Source: Episode 3x07 "Eris Quod Sum"
    • Notes: Said to Arthur, who had ordered Daphne to kill Matt for refusing to join Pinehearst, even though Maury had agreed to serve him in exchange for Matt's protection. Arthur telekinetically snaps his neck for his objections.

Lost

  • What is it? What's right outside?
    • Who: Seth Norris, after hearing the Monster outside the planes cockpit. Seth was then ripped from the cockpit, and savagely beaten to death offscreen by the Monster.
  • Help! Help! Help!
    • Who: Barbara Joanna Miller, shouted while she drifted helplessly out to sea, where she eventually drowned.
  • It'll come back around...
    • Who: Frank Duckett, after Sawyer shot him, thinking that Frank had killed his parents. In reality, Sawyer was tricked by his partner Hibbs, who wanted Duckett dead.
    • Source: Lost, episode 1x16, "Outlaws"
  • Fifty-two years.
    • Who: Tito Reyes, said to his grandson, Hurley, who had asked how long Tito had worked three jobs. Tito was then struck down by a fatal heart attack.
    • Source: Lost, episode 1x18, "Numbers"
  • All right, we're not gonna take any more of this stuff than we need, because nitroglycerin is extremely temperamental. So we just --
    • Who: Leslie Arzt, handling dynamite that causes him to explode
    • Lost, episode 1x23, "Exodus: Part 3"
  • Which way's the beach?
    • Who: Nathan, when Goodwin lets him out of the pit that Ana-Lucia threw him in when she decides she doesn't remember seeing him on the plane and therefore suspects him of being an Other. Goodwin lets him out and tells him to escape in the opposite direction, and when he turns to leave, Goodwin breaks his neck, revealing himself to be the Other.
    • Source: Lost, episode 2x7, "The Other 48 Days"
  • The children are fine. They're better off now.
    • Who: Goodwin, to Ana-Lucia, when he confirms her suspiscions and reveals himself to be an Other. He more or less admits to killing Nathan, whom Ana originally thought to be the mole, and she asks if he killed the children that were kidnapped as well. After saying this, they fight and she impales him on a stick.
    • Source: Lost, episode 2x7, "The Other 48 Days"
  • Michael...
    • Who: Libby, naming Michael as her murderer (and Ana-Lucia's), although those who hear her believe she is asking after his well-being, as he also shot himself
    • Source: Lost, episode 2x21, "?"
  • Despite what you may think, I am not the enemy, we are not the enemy. But if you shoot me, that’s exactly what we’ll become.
    • Who: Colleen Picket, before moving towards Sun, who panics and shoots her, non-fatally, in the stomach. She goes into a comatose state, and dies in a later episode.
    • Source: Lost, episode 3x2, "The Glass Ballerina"
  • The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not wander...
    • Who: Mr. Eko, when confronted by the Monster after pursuing his "brother" into the jungle. The Monster grabs Eko and proceeds to smash him against numerous trees before crushing him against the ground.
    • Source: Lost, episode 3x5 "The Cost of Living"
    • Note: Eko's actual last words are an inaudible whisper to Locke, apparently telling him that "[they're] next."
  • Fine, then, if you're not interested why are you concerned -- ?
    • Who: Edmund Burke, Juliet's ex-husband, talking about Juliet's job prospect (which turns out to be working on the Island with the Others). He steps off a curb and is hit by a bus as he speaks; it is strongly suggested that the Others had something to do with it.
    • Source: Lost, episode 3x7 "Not in Portland" (as seen in a flashback)
  • Just do it Mikhail!
    • Who: Bea Klugh, trying to get Mikhail Bakunin to shoot her, which he does after she shouts this.
    • Source: Lost, episode 3x11 "Enter 77"
  • Para...lyzed....
    • Who: Nikki Fernandez, who was involved in a diamond robbery with lover Paulo. She throws a spider at him(the spider slows down the victim's heart rate enormously causing them to appear dead), but the spider releases powerful pheromones which attract many other spiders, one of which bites her. She runs to the beach to find Hurley and Sawyer and attempts to tell them she is not dead, only paralyzed. Those who heard her misinterpret her final words, either as "power lines" or "Paulo lies." The rest of the survivors do not know anything that went on between them, and unwittingly bury Nikki and Paulo alive.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x14 "Expose"
  • I was afraid of losing you. If you found the diamonds...you wouldn't need me anymore.
    • Who: Paulo, who was paralyzed when Nikki threw a spider at him. The rest of the survivors think he is dead and buries him alive.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x14 "Expose"
  • Okay. Okay.
    • Who: Anthony Cooper, after Sawyer demands that he finish reading the letter he had written for the killer of his parents. Cooper responds with the quote and rips the letter up, causing Sawyer to strangle him to death with a chain.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x19 "The Brig"
  • Call him Benjamin.
    • Who: Emily Linus, after giving birth to Ben prematurely and then dying of complications. Said to her husband Roger.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x20 "The Man Behind the Curtain" (as seen in a flashback)
  • Not Pennys boat.
    • Who: Charlie Pace, communicating to Desmond Hume that the woman who parachuted onto the island, Naomi, is lying and is not affliated with Desmond's girlfriend, Penny, whom he had just talked to through a satellite. He writes these words on his hand and shows it to Desmond as the room he's in fills with water.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
    • Note: Not Penny's Boat was written on his hand. Charlie's last spoken words were "Your boat, eighty miles off shore. Er... Naomi, parachutist."
  • The casing for the equipment is waterproof, it'll keep going forever.
    • Who: Greta, one of the two women guarding the Looking Glass station. Mikhail asks her what would happen if the station were to flood, as it was claimed to already be by Ben, and she replies. Mikhail then shoots her, as per Ben's orders.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • Beach Boys. "Good Vibrations." On the keypad, the numbers, they're notes. It was programmed by a musician.
    • Who: Bonnie, the other woman guarding the Looking Glass station. She has been shot by Mikhail and is explaining to Charlie how to un-jam the mechanism blocking the island's contact with the outside world. She has been ordered to keep it running at all costs, but Charlie points out that Ben, her "glorious leader," has just had her killed, and telling him the code seems an appropriate revenge. She explains, and then dies.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • I'm sorry, Bonnie. I too am following orders.
    • Who: Mikhail Bakunin, after shooting Bonnie on Ben's orders. He then escapes through the bottom of the station. He is seen several minutes later underwater outside the station, where he detonates a grenade that breaks the windows and causes Charlie Pace to drown. The writers confirmed in a podcast in summer 2007 that Mikhail died for real (he had seemed to die more than once before this) when the grenade exploded.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • It was an order, Tom. We had to follow it.
    • Who: Ryan, one of the Others. Tom is upset that Ben apparently ordered them to fire three shots into the sand, making it sound (over the walkie-talkie) as though Jin, Sayid and Bernard were dead when they were not, saying they should have killed them for real. Moments later, Hurley drives the DHARMA bus onto the beach and runs over Ryan.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • Ryan!
    • Who: Jason, one of the others holding Jin, Sayid and Bernard captive. He shouts out as Hurley runs the DHARMA bus over Ryan. Sawyer then grabs Jason's gun, and a bound and gagged Sayid kicks Jason to the ground and breaks his neck with his legs.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • Okay. I give up.
    • Who: Tom, one of the Others. Sayid, Bernard, Jin and Hurley have managed to kill the Others that showed up on their beach. Tom is the only one left and surrenders to them, but Sawyer shoots him, saying "That's for taking [Walt] off the raft."
    • Source: "Lost", episode 3x22 "Through the Looking Glass"
  • I'm sorry George...just tell my sister that I love her.
    • Who: Naomi Dorrit. After surviving being knifed by John Locke, she escapes into the jungle, but dies of her wounds later on.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x1 "The Beginning of the End"
  • I...can't...get...back...
    • Who: George Minkowski, before dying due to a time displacement he kept experiencing.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x5 "The Constant"
  • Well, at least that's something we have in common.
    • Who: Karl, moments before being shot. Was referring to both he and Ben not wanting Alex to be hurt.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x8 "Meet Kevin Johnson"
  • One...two...three!
    • Who: Danielle Rousseau, before trying to run from an unseen attacker with Alex. Was shot as soon as she tried to run.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x8 "Meet Kevin Johnson"
  • Dad...they're serious. They killed Karl...and my mother... (Ben: Alex...I have this under control. Everything's gonna be okay.) Please, daddy! Just please, please...
    • Who: Alexandra Linus, before being shot by Widmore's agents from the freighter who were holding her hostage.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x9 "The Shape of Things to Come"
  • But I'm the doctor.
    • Who: Doc Ray, before his neck was slashed by Keamy.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x11 "Cabin Fever"
  • What's that on his arm? What's that on his arm?
    • Who: Captain Gault, before being shot by Keamy.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x11 "Cabin Fever"
  • Wherever you go...Widmore...will find you...
  • Who are you?
    • Who: Michael Dawson, after seeing an apparition of Christian Shephard seconds before the Kahana explodes.
    • Source: "Lost", episode 4x13 "There's No Place Like Home"

M to Z

  • You behave yourself or I'm gonna come back and kick your butt!
    • Who: Henry Blake
    • Source: M*A*S*H
    • Notes: Last words spoken on camera, his plane is shot down the next day.
  • I smell... Fresh bread
    • Who: Unnamed soldier
    • Source: M*A*S*H
  • MACGYVER!
  • Strewth!
    • Who: Mr. Foster
    • Source: Monty Python (Specifically, the famous deaths sketch).
  • Andros, it is your duty as a power ranger to save the universe; now is the time.
    • Who: Zordon of Eltar
    • Source: Power Rangers (Season 6, Countdown to destruction part 2)
    • Note: Andros finally found Zordon after searching for him throughout the entire sixth season of Power Rangers. Zordon told Andros that the only way to destroy the evil forces that had taken over the entire universe was to destory his energy tube, which would kill Zordon.
  • I only kneel before God. I don't see Him here.
    • Who: John Abruzzi
    • Source: Prison Break
    • Note: Abruzzi says this right before being shot to death by police.
  • What are you doing, man?
    • Who: David "Tweener" Apolskis
    • Source: Prison Break
    • Note: Character is addressing Alex Mahone, who then shoots him dead.
  • I just wanna go...
    • Who: Charles "Haywire" Patoshik
    • Source: Prison Break
    • Note: Character is voicing his desire to go to Holland. When told he can't go, Haywire jumps to his death.
  • Gazpacho... soup..!
    • Who: Arnold Rimmer
    • Source: Red Dwarf: The End
    • Notes: Character is referring to an incident involving gazpacho soup, which the character blames for his failure to please the captain and receive promotion, in response an angry remark from the captain, who blames the character for the radiation leak that kills both characters.
  • I AM ALIVE!!!
    • Who: Arnold Rimmer
    • Source: Red Dwarf: Timeslides
    • Notes: Character has just been ressurrected from the dead. He speaks this line as he brings both fists down on some crates full of explosives.
  • Call someone...please...
    • Who: Dan Conner
    • Source: Roseanne
    • Notes: Dan was very overweight, and much stress was put on his heart. After daughter Darlene's wedding, he collapsed due to a heart attack. Though he was "alive" for the following season, those episodes were eventually revealed to be a book that Roseanne was writing. In reality, Dan died due to his heart attack.
  • Eurk..awful
    • Who: Susan Ross
    • Source: Seinfeld
    • Note: Said before dying from licking the toxic glue that were on wedding invitation envelopes for her and George's wedding.
  • When did everyone stop smoking? When did everyone pair off? This used to be the most exciting city in the world. Now it's all smoking in front of open fucking windows. What happened to fun? New York is over. O-V-E-R. I'm so bored I could die.
    • Who: Lexi Featherington
    • Source: Sex and the City
    • Notes: Lexi is an outrageous party girl, and she and Carrie (and others) are both at a fancy party in a high-rise apartment. Lexi is forced to open a huge window to smoke (she can't go outside because of snow). Her heel snaps at the end of her annoyed rant and she falls out the window to her death.
  • Shane? SHAAAANE!!!!
    • Who: Curtis "Lemonhead" Lemansky
    • Source: The Shield
    • Notes: Character had just accepted a sandwich from Shane Vendrell. While giving Lem the sandwich, Shane also drops a live grenade in his lap. The grenade explodes after this line, killing Lem.
  • Well, well, weeee-eeell...!
  • Who: Beverly Leslie
    • Source: "Will and Grace," the final episode
    • Note: Karen's diminutive arch-enemy says his trademark line in his exaggerated Southern accent as he is swept off his balcony by a huge gust of wind. He presumably dies and leaves Jack his entire fortune, thus leaving Karen and Jack in great wealth for the rest of their lives.
  • If that's not the best deal on television, may God strike me dead!
    • Who: Jeremy "Jerzy" Balowski:
    • Source: The Young Ones
    • Note: God promptly obliges with a lighting bolt.
  • Phew! That was close!
    • Who: The Young Ones (Rik, Vyvian, Mike and Neil)
    • Source: The Young Ones
    • Note: Characters have just survived a bus crashing through a sign and falling to the bottom of a ravine. The bus explodes moments later.

Nip/Tuck

  • This is love.
    • Who: Gina Russo
  • Look at my girl, saving my ass again. Is she the best or what?
    • Who: Escobar Gallardo
    • Note: After this line, Escobar's wife fatally shot him.
  • I loved you!
    • Who: James
    • Note: Spoken to her former employee, Michelle, before commiting suicide with a handgun.
  • You should worry more about what Julia’s going to say when I go to the police and tell them what you did!
    • Who: Monica Wilder
    • Note: Spoken to Sean McNamara, with whom she had an affair. Sean attmepts to break off their relationship, to which Monica responds by leaving his office and threatening to tell the police that he raped her. While crossing the street, she is hit by an oncoming bus.

Star Trek

See Last words in Star Trek media.

The X-Files

  • Trust no one.
    • Who: Deep Throat
    • Source: The X-Files episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask"
    • Note: Deep Throat says this as he dies in Scully's arms after being shot by an assassin of the Cigarette-Smoking Man.
  • "SRSG."
    • Who: X
    • Source: The X-Files episode "Herrenvolk"
    • Note: Character is shot by the Grey-Haired Man, an assassin of the Cigarette Smoking Man. The character then writes these initials in his own blood on the floor, directing Fox Mulder to his new source of information at the United Nations building, Marita Covarubbias.
  • It's going to take more bullets than you can ever fire to win this game...But one bullet, and I can give you a thousand lives.
    • Who: Alex Krycek
    • Source: The X-Files episode "Existence: Part 2"
    • Notes: Says the line during a failed attempt to kill Mulder, before being shot in the forehead by Walter Skinner.
  • Brad...why?
    • Who: Central Operating System (C.O.S.)
    • Source: The X-Files episode "Ghost in the Machine"
    • Note: Said as it is being shut down by a computer virus planted by Mulder; the C.O.S., an artificial intelligence, thinks Mulder is actually its creator, Brad Wilczek. The machine is later revived at the episode's conclusion.

See also