Some TV Characters Changed A Lot From Their First Episode To Their Last, And Here Are 19 Examples To Prove It

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1.Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy:

Ellen Pompeo in the first episode of "Grey's Anatomy" vs. the latest ("Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

First appearance: "A Hard Day's Night" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Latest appearance: "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (Season 17, Episode 17)

ABC

2.Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez in Glee:

Naya Rivera in the first episode of "Glee" vs. the last

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Dreams Do Come True" (Season 6, Episode 13)

Fox

3.John Krasinski as Jim Halpert in The Office:

John Krasinski in the first episode of "The Office" vs. the last

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Finale" (Season 9, Episodes 24 and 25)

NBC

4.Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate-Dwyer in Parks and Recreation:

Aubrey Plaza in the first episode of "Parks and Rec" vs. the last

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "One Last Ride" (Season 7, Episodes 12 and 13)

NBC

5.Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani in Friends:

Matt LeBlanc in the first episode of "Friends" vs. the last episode

First appearance: "Pilot" / "The One Where Monica Gets A Roommate" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "The Last One" (Season 10, Episodes 17 and 18)

NBC

6.Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family:

Sofia Vergara in the first episode of "Modern Family" vs. the last episode

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Finale" (Season 11, Episodes 17 and 18)

ABC

7.Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose in Schitt's Creek:

Annie Murphy in the first vs. last episode of "Schitt's Creek"

First appearance: "Our Cup Runneth Over" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Happy Ending" (Season 6, Episode 14)

Pop / CBC

8.Evan Peters as Tate Langdon, Kit Walker, Jeff Pfister, and various other characters in American Horror Story:

Evan Peters in the first episode of "American Horror Story" vs. the Season 8, 10th episode "Apocalypse Then"

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Latest appearance: "Apocalypse Then" (Season 8, Episode 10)

FX

9.William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye in The Good Place:

William Jackson Harper in the first episode vs. last episode of "The Good Place"

First appearance: "Everything Is Fine" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Whenever You're Ready" (Season 4, Episodes 13 and 14)

NBC

10.Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls:

Milo Ventimiglia in the Season 2, 5th episode "Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy" vs. the Season 6, 18th episode "The Real Paul Anka"

First appearance: "Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy" (Season 2, Episode 5)

Last appearance: "The Real Paul Anka" (Season 6, Episode 18)

Warner Bros.

11.Jaleel White as Steve Urkel in Family Matters:

Jaleel White in the Season 1, 12th episode of "Family Matters" vs. the last episode

First appearance: "Laura's First Date" (Season 1, Episode 12)

Last appearance: "Lost in Space, Part 2" (Season 9, Episode 22)

ABC / CBS

12.Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives:

Eva Longoria in the first vs. last episode of "Desperate Housewives"

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Finishing the Hat" (Season 8, Episode 23)

ABC

13.Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek:

Joshua Jackson in the first vs. last episode of "Dawson's Creek"

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "All Good Things..." "...Must Come to An End" (Season 6, Episodes 23 and 24)

The WB

14.Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder:

Viola Davis in the first vs. last episode of "How to Get Away with Murder"

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Stay" (Season 6, Episode 15)

ABC

15.Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Season 1, second episode of "Seinfeld" vs. the last episode

First appearance: "The Stake Out" (Season 1, Episode 2)

Last appearance: "The Finale" (Season 9, Episodes 23 and 24)

NBC

16.Donald Glover as Troy Barnes in Community:

Donald Glover in the first episode of "Community" vs. his last, "Geothermal Escapism"

First appearance: "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Geothermal Escapism" (Season 5, Episode 5)

NBC

17.Danny DeVito as Frank Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia:

Danny DeVito in Season 2, 1st episode "Charlie Gets Crippled" vs. the Season 14, 10th episode "Waiting for Big Mo"

First appearance: "Charlie Gets Crippled" (Season 2, Episode 1)

Latest appearance: "Waiting for Big Mo" (Season 14, Episode 10)

FX

18.Queen Latifah as Khadijah James in Living Single:

Queen Latifah in the first vs. last episode of "Living Single"

First appearance: "Judging by the Cover" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Last appearance: "Let's Stay Together" (Season 5, Episode 13)

Fox

19.And Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU:

Mariska Hargitay in the first vs. latest episode of "Law & Order: SVU"

First appearance: "Payback" (Season 1, Episode 1)

Latest appearance: "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" (Season 22, Episode 16)

NBC

Which TV characters do *you* think drastically changed from their first episode to their last? Tell us in the comments below!