We've all had days where nothing seems to go right. But for some TV characters, a bad day can mean death, betrayal, and other problems that most people would never have to face in a lifetime. Here are some examples of shows where characters are subjected to the ultimate bad days.
Dexter Morgan has gone through a whole slew of bad days, but one of the worst has to be the day that his wife was murdered. Though he does manage to kill a serial murderer, Dex loses his wife to that exact murderer, and also sees his young son scarred for life by the blood coming from his mother's body.
Things get worse: The murder draws the suspicion of Dexter's co-worker, Quinn, while Dexter must also cope with taking care of his two stepchildren (who learn their mom is dead after returning from a trip to Disney World). Worst of all, it takes her death for him to realize that even though he married her to mask his true nature, he loved her deeply.
They have a generator, but it catches fire: Putting out the fire results in Jesse using up the last of their limited water supply. Walt spends hours making a handmade battery out of coins and chemicals, and finally the RV starts. Walt makes it back home and learns that his cancer is in remission. But rather than making him happy, this news just makes him angry.
"Castle"Things go from bad to worse very quickly in the "Castle" episode "Cuffed." Castle and Beckett wake up and find they have been kidnapped and bound together in a locked room. The room around them is filled with blood-covered weapons. Their phones, wallets, and watches have been removed. And then, a ferocious tiger breaks into the room where they're being held!
Eventually, former station head (and primary antagonist) Gul Dukat shows up. The computer recognizes his authority at first, but then the computer thinks that Gul Dukat has abandoned his post and revokes his access privileges. The station then starts the countdown to self-destruct.
- Dexter Morgan