Once Smurf had had the character at No. 2 on this list offed, it was a much smaller surprise when she hired the Trujillos to blow away his cunning lover in Season 3’s finale.


Season 5, Episode 10, had us convinced that dirty cop Chadwick had actually turned on the Codys — until he arranged for them to meet with the DEA and plugged their worst nightmare in front of their eyes.

Agent Livengood

Threatening to put Adrian on Pope’s hit list as a stool pigeon in Season 4, Episode 6, got the lowlife fatally shot by the surfer’s boyfriend, Deran. Who knew he had it in him? Not us, not until then.


Is There a Penalty for Being Uninsured?

After learning in Season 4, Episode 8, how treacherous Baz’s executioner really was, J was given the option of putting a bullet in his conniving f—ck buddy’s head — and took it.


The legal secretary never saw it coming. But, after the incidents at No. 8 and No. 6, we knew all too well that J had it in him to poison his significant other in the series finale.


Arguably J’s most brutal murder came in Season 3, Episode 12, when he slashed the leg of the attorney who knew too much and left her to the sharks.


If these deaths were ranked on the basis of how heartbreaking they were, Andrew’s would be No. 1. But since we’re evaluating their shock value, c’mon. We all knew he wouldn’t survive the series finale, right?



That Smurf would order Baz’s babymama killed was to be expected. That Pope would carry out the order — after having sex with the woman he’d loved for so long — altogether horrifying.

We’d imagined the middle Cody brother meeting his maker a zillion times. But not once did we see the introduction being made, as it was in the series’ ender, by a pistol-packing kid during a minor-league holdup.