Originally Posted by CollectorMan
Killing off Opie was a major mistake IMO. He was the heart of this show, and his death makes the show less interesting. Just like killing a major character off in Boardwalk Empire was (I won't spoil it for those who haven't watched)...shock value deaths just don't do it for me. They did it on Lost, BSG, and many other shows and it's always a mistake. Sorry to rant but Opies death after everything that happened in his story just angers me.
If you read why he was killed you may understand the direction and how it will apply to character development
NOONE could have died in this show,but Opie, to give the emotional side and growth that the director was going for, period.
A good decision ? Who knows,but for the character, he was spot on with Opie dying.