History EarnYourHappyEnding / LiveActionTV

13th Jan '17 1:04:11 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': So far, Hot Pie is the only character to exit the story in a content, non-violent manner by becoming a baker in a quiet wayside inn. It's actually quite touching.
1st Jan '17 6:50:41 AM Hjortron18
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* To an extent, the ending of ''Film/{{Hawking}}'' (the 2004 BBC drama with BenedictCumberbatch). [[StephenHawking Stephen's]] had to deal with a serious incurable illness while working very hard, but by the end of the movie he's made a scientific breakthrough, his university's offered him a fellowship, his girlfriend's agreed to marry him, and despite his medical issues, he's [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} still alive and doing science.]]

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* To an extent, the ending of ''Film/{{Hawking}}'' (the 2004 BBC drama with BenedictCumberbatch).Creator/BenedictCumberbatch). [[StephenHawking Stephen's]] had to deal with a serious incurable illness while working very hard, but by the end of the movie he's made a scientific breakthrough, his university's offered him a fellowship, his girlfriend's agreed to marry him, and despite his medical issues, he's [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} still alive and doing science.]]
22nd Jul '16 10:26:05 AM TotalDramaRox97
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* In The Twilight Zone (which doesn't tend to have happy endings) episode "A Penny For Your Thoughts", ends with the main character going out with a coworker who was attracted to him, getting his job back after warning the boss about an embezzler with a promotion, getting a vacation for a man he wrongly (though justifiably) accused of plotting to rob the bank, and lost his powers (which was good because he hated them).
22nd Jun '16 4:34:59 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', specifically, the end episode begins with a BittersweetEnding, but then [[spoiler:Janeway travels back in time]] and we get a really happy ending.

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* ** In ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', specifically, the end episode begins with a BittersweetEnding, but then [[spoiler:Janeway travels back in time]] and we get a really happy ending.
22nd Jun '16 3:37:25 PM ruthlesstyrant
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*** One of these divorces was with the woman he ultimately ends up with anyway, though. Still the ButtMonkey.
10th Jun '16 1:44:36 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ParadesEnd'' has one hell of a trip until Christopher and Valentine end up together. Christopher's manipulative wife, who only cares about him when she thinks another woman is attracted to him, repeatedly tries to rip them apart. Not to mention that Christopher has to serve in WorldWarI for years while battling his own outdated moral code (which he himself despises). Four episodes go by without a kiss or so much as a [[CanNotSpitItOut declaration of feelings]] (although Valentine does agree to be his mistress, although the act is initially unconsummated). [[spoiler: The LoveTriangle finally ends when Christopher resists Sylvia's manipulation after she cuts down the Groby tree and decides to start over with Valentine and the two are ''finally'' together.]]

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* ''Literature/ParadesEnd'' has one hell of a trip until Christopher and Valentine end up together. Christopher's manipulative wife, who only cares about him when she thinks another woman is attracted to him, repeatedly tries to rip them apart. Not to mention that Christopher has to serve in WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI for years while battling his own outdated moral code (which he himself despises). Four episodes go by without a kiss or so much as a [[CanNotSpitItOut declaration of feelings]] (although Valentine does agree to be his mistress, although the act is initially unconsummated). [[spoiler: The LoveTriangle finally ends when Christopher resists Sylvia's manipulation after she cuts down the Groby tree and decides to start over with Valentine and the two are ''finally'' together.]]
16th May '16 6:45:59 AM Ea4g
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* At the end of the series finally episode of ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', Everybody who so upset the Playhouse being for sale. But when Pee-Wee arrived, He told them that it's NOT for sale. And Pee-Wee showed Miss Yvonne that there was another was loose that reads "LEMONADE" and it would had read "LEMONADE FOR SALE". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWNUkfOsHY8
17th Apr '16 4:43:17 PM MBI
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* There was much tragedy in ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', but no one had it rougher than Edith, who endured a childhood of being TheUnFavorite, got stood up at the altar, and got pregnant out of wedlock while her boyfriend go missing for a year before being found murdered. However, at the end of the show she was finally married to a wonderful man and even wound up with a title that made her outrank her entire family.
4th Apr '16 5:38:37 AM The12thDoctor
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** Those who feel that the above ending was a little hard on the Doctor will be happy to know he and River Song play this trope straight in the very next episode, "The Husbands of River Song". After almost 200 years of pining for her sweetie on her part, and everything he's gone through of late with Clara on his, they arrive at [[spoiler: what he knows is the place they will spend their last night together. But not only does he make this night as wonderful as possible for her -- and prepare the means for his tenth self to save her in the library -- it turns out that a night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years'''. With that, the episode ends on the title card "And they lived happily ever after"]].

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** Those who feel that the above ending was a little hard on the Doctor will be happy to know he and River Song play this trope straight in the very next episode, "The Husbands of River Song". After almost 200 years of pining for her sweetie on her part, and everything he's gone through of late with Clara on his, they arrive at [[spoiler: what he knows is the place they will spend their last night together. But not only does he make this night as wonderful as possible for her -- and prepare the means for his tenth self to save her in the library -- it turns out that a night on Darillium lasts '''twenty-four years'''. With that, the episode ends on the title card "And they both lived happily ever after"]].
10th Jan '16 1:47:10 PM Sapphirea2
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** The Twelfth Doctor's parting with his beloved companion Clara is just as unusual as [[TimeyWimeyBall the way]] [[HaveWeMetYet they met each other]], but ultimately qualifies as a hopeful BittersweetEnding for both of them. It unfolds over three episodes, starting in "Face the Raven" when Clara [[spoiler: dies by accident in a semi-willing {{heroic sacrifice}} for her pal Rigsy]], leaving the Doctor devastated and in a vengeful mood just as he's being delivered into the hands of his enemies. He spends "Heaven Sent" fighting his way out of a bespoke torture chamber [[spoiler: over ''billions'' of years]]. The happy ending is in sight as "Hell Bent" begins! [[spoiler: He returns to his homeworld, and manages to have a living copy of her extracted from her timeline just a moment before her death. He defies his people and tries to run away with her, and convince her to erase her memories of him and return to Earth as a theoretically immortal human...]] BUT [[spoiler: Clara's ''[[{{Determinator}} having none of it]]''. She disagrees with cheating her own death and is too fond of her memories to be manipulated -- and this whole business might destroy the universe in the bargain. The Doctor relents and his emotional memories of her end up erased instead, so both of them can move on. Clara meets and converses with him later, though he doesn't recognise her by appearance, and she decides to go adventuring in the other stolen TARDIS, keeping in mind the Doctor's best principles and the fact she'll have to revisit her death someday. The Doctor moves on as well, vaguely remembering Clara, but oblivious he now has a TARDIS-flying ally (and apprentice of sorts) out in the universe]]. So this trope is subverted for the Doctor but not a total downer, and played straight for Clara -- who wouldn't have had this ending without the Doctor's actions.

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** The Twelfth Doctor's parting with his beloved companion Clara is just as unusual as [[TimeyWimeyBall the way]] [[HaveWeMetYet they met each other]], but ultimately qualifies as a hopeful BittersweetEnding for both of them. It unfolds over three episodes, starting in "Face the Raven" when Clara [[spoiler: Clara dies by accident in a semi-willing {{heroic sacrifice}} for her pal Rigsy]], Rigsy, leaving the Doctor devastated and in a vengeful mood just as he's being delivered into the hands of his enemies. He spends enemies]]. "Heaven Sent" sees [[spoiler: the Doctor fighting his way out of a bespoke torture chamber [[spoiler: over ''billions'' of years]]. The happy ending is in sight as "Hell Bent" begins! [[spoiler: He returns to his homeworld, and manages to have a living copy of her extracted from her timeline just a moment before her death. He defies his people and tries to run away with her, and convince her to erase her memories of him and return to Earth as a theoretically immortal human...]] BUT [[spoiler: Clara's ''[[{{Determinator}} having none of it]]''. She disagrees with cheating her own death and is too fond of her memories to be manipulated -- and this whole business might destroy the universe in the bargain. The Doctor relents and his emotional memories of her end up erased instead, so both of them can move on. Clara meets and converses with him later, though he doesn't recognise her by appearance, and she decides to go adventuring in the other stolen TARDIS, keeping in mind the Doctor's best principles and the fact she'll have to revisit her death someday. The Doctor moves on as well, vaguely remembering Clara, but oblivious he now has a TARDIS-flying ally (and apprentice of sorts) out in the universe]]. So this trope is subverted for the Doctor but not a total downer, and played straight for Clara -- who wouldn't have had this ending without the Doctor's actions.
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