One thing that was truly surprising, though? This inspiring Tweet from one Seth Macfarlane:
And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson: Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 16, 2013
But, don't worry. The sappiness didn't last long.
I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you? Jesus, we'd have to be fucking high.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 16, 2013
Yep. They would. They really would.