The 15 most gruesome ways to die on Fox's Fringe

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Forget the pattern, shapeshifters and alternate universes. No show kills off its characters in more gruesome, horrifying or fun ways than Fox's Fringe. Those demented writers do gory death so wrong, it's absolutely perfect. And if you don't like it ... well, then don't watch.

In fact, in last week's episode, "Snakehead," Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) asked Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), "Did you eat?" He replied, "Yeah." And she said, "That's unfortunate." Those lines could actually be uttered during any Fringe episode.

Thursday's Fringe, the last original episode of the year, offers up a spontaneous brain surgery gone wrong in "Grey Matters." We have to admit, having a character run around with an exposed brain through a chunk of the show sounds like fun. However, whether it will make our top deaths (and whether anyone dies), well, we'll just have to wait and see.

Until then, here are our top 15 goriest deaths, and a bonus life, a la Fringe: