The following contains spoilers, if you have not seen the episode of Family Guy aired November 24, or if you have been under a rock since then, with your phone turned off and your eyes shut.
The latest episode of Family Guy featured the death of Brian Griffin, the family dog. He was arguably the third-most important character on the show, after Peter and Stewie, which made the episode that much more shocking to fans. It also makes the whole gambit that much more confusing.
The show’s producers warned fans that they would kill off a Griffin this year. Of course, everybody assumed it would be Meg and went on with their lives.
That it was Brian raises a whole host of questions. We know Brian is dead, but is he dead-dead? Why kill off such an important character? Are they serious about this new dog?
Meet Vinny, the Griffins’ new Hackneyed Terrier