The Two Main Family Guy Members at Risk of Being Killed Off

Posted 2013/08/05 by Jeff R. in Film

Chris and Brian killed off of Family Guy

Weeks ago during the Family Guy panel at Comic Con a bomb was dropped. It was announced that a main member of the Griffin family would be killed off and replaced.  We think we may have narrowed it down to the two characters who are at risk of being chopped.

First off let me say that I haven’t watched Family Guy religiously in quite some time. The series doesn’t really capture my attention like it did back in it’s early days, but with the drastic change coming up, the show has once again lured me in.

When I first heard the news that a major character would be killed off I immediately thought of Meg. I would honestly hate for Meg to be killed off because she serves as the black sheep of the family. Too many funny moments in the series involved the family’s neglect for Meg’s feelings. She is also too obvious of a choice.

Then I thought of Lois. She is one of the most easily replaceable characters. All Peter would have to do is re-marry and that’s the end of that.

I thought about the pros and cons of each family member potentially dying off until I noticed something critical that has been staring me right in the face this whole time! The Simpsons/Family Guy cross-over episode.

What does The Simpsons/Family Guy cross-over have to do with any of this? Allow me to explain. I originally thought that this episode would take place sometime during season 12. This one little detail that I previously overlooked may shed some light on which Family Guy family member will die. The plot for the episode is as followed.

In the episode, Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in Springfield. There, they cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new “albino” visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and his assortment of pranks, Lisa tries to figure out exactly what it is that Meg’s good at, and Marge and Lois do some bonding. Meanwhile, Peter and Homer argue over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff.

I’m sure you see where this is going…

This episode is set to take place after the episode that involves a major family member getting killed off. Obviously the plot for The Simpsons Guy doesn’t reveal the replacement, but it fails to mention the likes of Brian and Chris. This could be a way to throw people off, or a glimpse into the future of Family Guy.

Brian is definitely one of the most easily replaceable characters as well as one of the most missed. He’s a dog. At some point he’s going to have to die. If he doesn’t die, I’m sure he’ll have a good ol’ time with Santa’s Little Helper in the cross over episode if he’s still alive during that time.

Chris has always been pretty stupid, so it makes perfect sense for him to die doing something really dumb, of course the same could be said for Peter. I think if Chris died, it would be the best choice for the series, I just don’t know how he will be replaced if it happens. Peter’s long lost son joins the family? It’s Family Guy so anything can happen.

Please note that this is just a possibility. The current plot for The Simpsons episode could be a way to throw people off who look into figuring out which family member dies this fall, but it never hurts to point it out. Let us know what you think of this revelation and which family member you hope gets killed off this season in the comments below.

UPDATE: On November 24, 2013 “The Life of Brian” aired and it appears that Brian Griffin has died. While many people are mourning the loss of one of their favorite Griffins, we dug up some info that proves that Brian may not be dead for long. You can check out our proof piece by clicking here.

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