Question 816: Tragedy and Character Death

Art asks: What’s the difference between a contrived character death and a death that really matters?

Resources Mentioned:

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Breaking Bad
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Serenity
The Walking Dead
Better Call Saul
Scott Sigler
Dallas
TNG ep Journey’s End
Stargate: SG-1 episode: Meridian
Babylon 5 episode: Gropos