Ripping out our hearts and killing Daniel Jackson in SG-1’s “Meridian.”
There’s nothing tougher than a character’s death, especially when it just so happened to be a founding member of the team. But, when Michael Shanks decided to (temporarily) leave the series, they wrote a fitting finale for Daniel Jackson that had him sacrifice himself to save the lives of some alien scientists, getting doused with radiation in the process. We got some tear-jerking goodbyes, and that touching ascension scene. We’re still tearing up a bit thinking about it.