Two and a Half Men: Charlie Harper’s Gruesome Death Revealed; Sheen Responds

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

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With the taping of the Two and Half Men season 9 premiere completed, details are beginning to leak out about the previously-rumored death of Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper – and they’re even more gruesome than originally thought.

In late July, it was reported that not only was Chuck Lorre set on killing off Harper from the series (to make sure that Sheen could never return), but that he was going to make the death, well, violent.

Originally, sources close to the series said that Lorre was set on having Harper drive off a cliff, but after the Two and a Half Men season 9 premiere taping, the real cause of death was revealed – and it’s much, much worse than a simple “cliff jump”:

Charlie is going to be murdered by being pushed in front of a subway car, and his body literally explodes from the impact.

According to those at the taping, here’s how Charlie Harper’s death happens:

  • In the Two and a Half Men season 8 finale, Harper flew off to Paris with Rose – his neighbor/stalker.
  • Harper and Rose got married (during the fictional summer), but the relationship took a turn for the worse when she found him with another woman in the shower.
  • The day after catching Harper in the shower with another woman, they were waiting for the Paris subway when Harper “slipped” in front of a moving car where his body blew apart upon impact.
  • It’s implied that Rose pushed Harper in front of the subway and got away with his murder.

Wait. Two and a Half Men is a comedic sitcom, right? How is murder, a graphic explanation of his death, and a funeral of the main character supposed to be funny? Or even humorous? Short answer: it’s not.

Not only will all of this “hilarious comedy” serve to present a deserving return to television, but then Ashton Kutcher must jump in as the “lonely internet billionaire” who buys Charlie’s house after the funeral.

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You can check out a picture from Charlie Harper’s funeral set below (Jenny McCarthy and John Stamos will be in attendance at the funeral):

two and a half men charlie funeral Two and a Half Men: Charlie Harpers Gruesome Death Revealed; Sheen Responds(view additional set photos at TMZ)

When news first broke regarding Lorre’s intentions to kill Sheen, the fans of Two and a Half Men weren’t all too happy. Considering that news was only about driving off a cliff, one can rightly assume that their reaction to this will be much worse.

Fortunately, there’s at least one person that’s happy to hear about Charlie Harper exploding: Charlie Sheen.

Shortly after the news of his character’s death was revealed, Sheen told TMZ, “I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character.” Quickly adding, “Anything less would have been an insult!”

While this type of news is more-or-less fun to pick apart – outside of any direct regards to the development of a television series that hundreds are employed by – when one thinks about the path that Lorre has decided to take, it’s hard not to be concerned. For all of the problems that Sheen caused (and he caused many), he always noted that his intentions were to do the best show he could – and from all counts, that’s exactly what Sheen did (no matter what state he was in).

With Sheen gone and Ashton Kutcher taking his place, it appears that Lorre has forgone any type of logical plot progression – especially on a comedic sitcom. Instead of focusing on how to make the best series with what he has left – which is extremely hard in its own right – Lorre is taking unneeded risks in order to provide himself with some type of passive aggressive relief.

At a certain point, one has to ask this question: Is Lorre hurting the series more now than Sheen ever was in the past?

I think some would say “yes.“


Two and a Half Men season 9 premieres September 19 @9pm on CBS

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  1. i stopped watching the show once they killed off charlie

  2. i still watch two and a half men but since charlies gone it comes on once a week with that kutcher dude he aint as funny but getting rid of anyone else is stupid

  3. the show is not the same without charlie though.

  4. I stopped watching it. It’s not funny anymore.

  5. its true, the show has been very dull since charlie sheen’s absence, the comical timing between alan and charlie was priceless, now that magic is no more

    • every since Charlie was fired I don’t watch the show anymore. I only watch the re runs with charlie

      • me too kathy.. I record all the reruns.. I dont like it without Charlie..

    • I agree with you 100% it is a joke.. n the ratings keep going lower n lower.. don’t u realize lore that your losing viewers , we don’t like Ashton Kutcher nothing personal to him.. but the show sucks now1!bring back Charlie!!

  6. I stopped watching it, but the show is freaking horrible. Killing off Charlie was the biggest mistake ever! The show is a joke and so is Lorre. Two and a half men was my favourite show now it’s turned to Crap! BRING CHARLIE BACK!!!!!


  8. I don’t think so sanjay, nothing lyk charlie though

  9. This show is just horrible. I only watch the old ones with Charlie sheen.

  10. First of all I will try watching season 9, but I did try watching the first episode but I stopped hardly 5 minutes in because of the funeral.
    Fine kill of Charlie and replace him with a new character not a guy who will be like charlie but not him that’s a good idea.
    But there are some problems
    Charlie played himself and that’s what made it 10x better, it was all natural despite all the bad things he did yes.
    Kutcher: is not good at all in season 9 but I hear good things about season 10 that’s why I will watch it but still. They didn’t know what to do with the character, the first time he is a guy who can’t tie his shoes and the next moment a genius it just doesn’t make sense.
    And the stupid part was Rose killing off Charlie and his mother trying to sell the house to someone in the funeral. I can understand women making jokes about him and such but other than that girls like Chelsey should have been on Charlie’s side, and Rose would never have killed charlie no matter what he did. She stalked him for 8-9 years she is supposed to know that charlie does those kind of stuff. And the whole thing wasn’t funny at all.
    If you are going to kill off one of the main characters at least make his funeral sad. It’s a sitcom but 5 mins of sadness won’t hurt

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  12. I stil watch two and a half men in croatia. new and old episodes are running on two different chanalls

    • but which ones do you prefer seeing?? old ones and new ones? i stopped watching the new episodes since they ‘killed’ charlie….

  13. The show is absolutely HORRIBLE without Charlie. I watched the new show for maybe 10 minutes… boring beyond belief!!!! You need to bring Charlie back to keep your viewers. *You can bring him back the same way they brought JR back in the series “Dallas”.

  14. Omg just finished watching series 8 very funny thought I give nine a look wow so stupid not the same without Charlie and the story line sucks makes no sense think lorre just shot himself in foot won’t be watching it any more shame as good series

  15. I think it would be hilarious they brought back Charlie. They could do it, even following the funeral, in my honest opinion. He returns home frazzled after being held captive secretly, by Rose. Let’s face it, it was a CLOSED casket funeral. There’s no real affirmation that he’s dead. And I really wouldnt put it past Rose to fake a funeral for Charlie just so she could have him to herself. LoL

    • Malak,
      I was thinking the same exact thing ! Rose held him captive because he found out Manny was a Mannequin and the thrill was gone. He was going to call it off and go back home.

  16. i stoppped watching the series after watching episode 1 of season 9. i have never seen where aa incredible comedy series like two and a half men keep being interesting without the lead character charly. its all just another lame series to me without him.. booo to the director

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