Once Upon a Time Among “Best TV Deaths of 2011″

Entertainment Weekly lists Sheriff Graham’s death as #9 in the “Best TV Deaths of 2011.”

Once Upon a Time‘s seventh episode focused almost entirely on a heretofore sideline character: the Irish-for-some-reason hipster lawman, Sheriff Graham. We learned about Graham’s secret past as the Huntsman; we saw him search for his heart; we saw him kiss Emma. And then he died, an unsuspecting victim of Evil Queen Regina. The episode was written by Once co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who came from Lost — a show that became famous for deploying the Episode That Makes a Character Seem Awesome Right Before We Kill Them death twist.

I certainly found Sheriff Graham’s death shocking and almost tear-jearking. What did you think of it?

Read Entertainment Weekly’s full list of Best TV Deaths of 2011.

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  • Lake Princess

    It was definatly shocking, but I trust the writers know what they’re doing. In the end Emma will get her happy ending—whatever that it.

  • Lake Princess

    It was definatly shocking, but I trust the writers know what they’re doing. In the end Emma will get her happy ending—whatever that it.

  • Lake Princess

    It was definatly shocking, but I trust the writers know what they’re doing. In the end Emma will get her happy ending—whatever that is.

  • Lake Princess

    It was definatly shocking, but I trust the writers know what they’re doing. In the end Emma will get her happy ending—whatever that is.

    • Daniel J. Lewis

      @Lake Princess Do you think they’ll bring Graham back in some way? I think they’ve almost gone out of their way to say, “dead is dead,” many times.

    • Daniel J. Lewis

      @Lake Princess Do you think they’ll bring Graham back in some way? I think they’ve almost gone out of their way to say, “dead is dead,” many times.

      • Lake Princess

        @Daniel J. Lewis Possibly as the “Huntsman” through fairytale land flashbacks, otherwise, no I think he’s dead. On a positive note—it paves the way for Emma to become sheriff.

  • riddleraven

    Wow. What a dubious honor. I want to check out the rest of the list now… Turns out there was more to the Graham section, if anyone’s interested in the last line, which describes/sums up his death very well. But, yeah, a dubious honor for Once. Still a good sign for the show though, I think.