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Fire Country Fans Agree [SPOILER]'s Death Was Rushed

TV dramas often have a tendency to tug at the heartstrings, especially when a beloved character meets their demise. From Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo) on "The Sopranos" to Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) on "Game of Thrones" to Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) on "The Good Doctor," the list goes on.

Regarding CBS' hit series "Fire Country," it seems almost a given that, at some point, death is to be expected. The young convicts in Northern California's prison release firefighting program might be working to better their lives, but when facing unpredictable wildfires head-on, there's always a chance that something could go wrong.

At the start of Season 1, Episode 15 ("False Promises"), viewers see a distraught Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) running through the woods. He says, "We lost her, she's gone." It's clear that somebody important to Bode has met an untimely demise, but who? Audiences are brought back in time by 15 hours to witness the events leading up to Bode's breakdown. Throughout the episode, two obvious options are presented — his mother, Chief Sharon Leone (Diane Farr), who is at the hospital for a kidney transplant, or firefighter Eve Edwards (Jules Latimer), who is trapped under a tree and struggling to breathe.

In the end, the person to exit "Fire Country" is neither of these women, but rather someone who fans felt deserved a better, less-rushed ending.

Rebecca Lee's unexpected death could've been written better

Fed up that help is taking way too long to come to Eve's rescue, Rebecca Lee (Fiona Rene) — a member of the prison release program and in-house lawyer for her fellow inmates  — takes it upon herself to free her leader. She's successful in getting Eve to safety, but the tree then crashes down on her, causing fatal internal bleeding. Not long after, she's gone, and Max can once again be seen sprinting through the woods.

According to some "Fire Country" fans, Rebecca's death feels rushed. She isn't in danger for the majority of the episode, yet loses her life by the end of it. On Reddit, u/WolfHawk360 said, "Did this episode seem rushed to anyone else? One second Rebecca is coding in the woods literally next second she's in surgery with a ruptured spleen, few seconds later she's dead. She may not be the favorite, she wasn't exactly an extra either. Her character deserved a better exit."

Rebecca might not be the leading lady, but she makes a positive impact. In fact, as she takes her final breaths, she reveals to inmate Freddy Mills (W. Tre Davis) that she helped to secure him a retrial. On Twitter, @hermistonsports suggested that Rebecca can still help others, even in death. Since the kidney transplant from Jake Crawford (Jordan Calloway) to Sharon fails, this viewer asked, "Will Rebecca be the donor?"

"Fire Country" fans may not always love the choices of its writers, but the series continues to garner 10.3 million viewers per episode. Hopefully, these fans can enjoy the rest of Season 1 without any further heartbreak, though this can't be guaranteed on a TV drama.