TV and comic books may be two very different art forms, but they share one similar quality: when a character dies, they might not stay dead for long. Year after year, TV shows surprise fans by bringing back characters that fans had assumed were dead and buried. Who might be next? Here are some possible ways that popular TV shows could bring back some beloved dead characters in the 2012-2013 TV season.
Gus Fring, "Breaking Bad"According to this recent article from TV blog Warming Glow, there is a chance that Gus Fring might return to haunt Walter White in the second half of the show's final season. Actor Giancarlo Esposito told reporters, "I want to come back in Walt's dream and haunt him." Given that "Breaking Bad" often makes use of non-linear storytelling, a flashback or dream sequence featuring Gus Fring is certainly possible. The next round of filming for "Breaking Bad" starts in November, so if anyone sees Esposito in New Mexico during that month, it could be an indicator that he has returned to the show.
Anna and Lexi, "The Vampire Diaries"Featuring a cast of supernatural characters, plenty of "TVD" characters have already come back from the dead. One of these is Anna, a vampire who died still in love with Jeremy Gilbert. Now that Jeremy has the ability to see the dead, he has seen Anna on several occasions. In her last appearance, Anna appeared to have moved on to the other side for good in order to allow Jeremy the chance at a normal love life. However, if Jeremy's life was truly threatened, it's likely she'd return in a heartbeat to lend a hand, and fans would be happy to see her.
Likewise, vampire Lexi has returned to the show on several occasions, despite being killed off. In addition to flashback episodes, she has also appeared as a ghost. As a character, she provides a jubilant energy that adds much-needed variety to a show where most of the characters are moody and morose. She'd be a welcome sight in Season 4 or beyond.
Charlie Francis, "Fringe"Charlie's role was much bigger in earlier seasons of "Fringe." After getting killed off in the Season 2 premiere, Charlie later appeared in the alternate universe. He hasn't been seen since Season 3, but perhaps the producers could find a way to bring back this fan favorite character in the show's final season.
Rita Morgan, "Dexter"Dexter Morgan sees dead people. He is constantly guided by a vision of his dead father and was once "haunted" in a similar fashion by his dead brother. With the show also approaching its final season, perhaps now is the time that Dexter should be visited by a vision of his dead wife, Rita. With Deb no longer in the dark about his Dark Passenger, the upcoming season of "Dexter" is a good opportunity for Dex to examine his relationships with women, both past and present.
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