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31st Aug '16 9:39:44 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.

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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan with Carol Marcus. [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
31st Aug '16 9:36:45 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.

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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
31st Aug '16 9:31:47 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
9th Jun '16 2:00:51 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Prussian Officer", a woman who comes to live on the island is revealed to be the old flame of, of all people, the SS officer Reinicke. They met and fell in love in Paris, but her family was persecuted for Communist links and he wasn't willing at the time to risk his career in an attempt to protect her. [[spoiler:He still isn't.]]
31st May '16 8:04:15 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Usually, it ends in death, PutOnABus, [[BusCrash death on a bus]], or with some similar ResetButton; a less dramatic way to end it is for the couple to simply [[OldFlameFizzle realise they don't have the same connection they once did]].

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Usually, it ends in death, PutOnABus, [[BusCrash death on a bus]], or with some similar ResetButton; a less dramatic way to end it is for the couple to simply [[OldFlameFizzle realise they don't have the same connection they once did]].
did]]. It's theoretically possible that this kind of reunion would result in the old romance rekindling to its former glory or something still greater, but in most cases StatusQuoIsGod and this would create too many difficulties.
28th May '16 9:43:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The same plot mechanism is put to different use (with shades of "LukeIAmYourFather") in ''ThePretender'' episode "At the Hour of Our Deaths", which revolves around Miss Parker's adoptive sister -- never hinted at before, dead by the end of the episode, and never referred to again. The series also included several straight instances.

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* The same plot mechanism is put to different use (with shades of "LukeIAmYourFather") in ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "At the Hour of Our Deaths", which revolves around Miss Parker's adoptive sister -- never hinted at before, dead by the end of the episode, and never referred to again. The series also included several straight instances.
8th May '16 10:34:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The villain in "Obsession" is an ex-fiancee of Purdey who had never been mentioned before.
16th Apr '16 8:46:28 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LaHabanera'' kicks off with Astrée, a young Swedish woman vacationing in Puerto Rico, falling in love with a local landowner and impulsively deciding to stay. A ten-year TimeSkip reveals that the marriage has gone bad. Then the film cuts back to Sweden and reveals Dr. Nagel, her old boyfriend from the backstory before she came to Puerto Rico. Naturally, Dr. Nagel winds up going to Puerto Rico too.
3rd Apr '16 6:16:20 PM HeroGal2347
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** A more traditional version of the trope is "The Only Church In Town", in which Face's first love Leslie Bektall turns up after a fifteen-year absence. (During which time she's [[TakingTheVeil become a nun]]. Ouch.)

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** A more traditional version of the trope is "The "[[TheATeamS2E3TheOnlyChurchInTown The Only Church In Town", Town]]", in which Face's first love Leslie Bektall Becktall turns up after a fifteen-year absence. (During which time she's [[TakingTheVeil become a nun]]. Ouch.)



* Tony's ex-fiancee Wendy showed up mid-season 8 of ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Whether she will become the RomanticFalseLead, or the actualy LoveInterest, remains to be seen.

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* Tony's ex-fiancee Wendy showed up mid-season 8 of ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. Whether she will become the RomanticFalseLead, or the actualy actual LoveInterest, remains to be seen.



* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', two Mulder's ex-girlfriends made an apparance, and there were also two past relationships of Agent Scully.

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* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', two Mulder's ex-girlfriends made an apparance, appearance, and there were also two past relationships of Agent Scully.
18th Mar '16 7:56:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''EarthFinalConflict'': William Boone's old flame appears after several years of absence and, in spite of Boone's wife recent death, he's unusually inflamed with passion, something extremely out of character for him. It's later revealed that the Boone's memories of their life together are false and were included in his cyberviral implant as a loyalty test by the Companions, and they had recruited an FBI agent to play the part of the former girlfriend.

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* Subverted in ''EarthFinalConflict'': ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': William Boone's old flame appears after several years of absence and, in spite of Boone's wife recent death, he's unusually inflamed with passion, something extremely out of character for him. It's later revealed that the Boone's memories of their life together are false and were included in his cyberviral implant as a loyalty test by the Companions, and they had recruited an FBI agent to play the part of the former girlfriend.



* An oft-ignored season one episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' introduces us to [[TheCasanova Dean]] [[TheCharmer Winchester]]'s ex-girlfriend Cassie. We get a glimpse of what Dean looks like in love, and it turns out he's kind of a sap. Sam has fun needling him about it until he realizes who dumped whom and why, and how badly [[TheWoobie Dean]] actually got hurt.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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An oft-ignored season one episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' introduces us to [[TheCasanova Dean]] [[TheCharmer Winchester]]'s ex-girlfriend Cassie. We get a glimpse of what Dean looks like in love, and it turns out he's kind of a sap. Sam has fun needling him about it until he realizes who dumped whom and why, and how badly [[TheWoobie Dean]] actually got hurt.



* Det. Jo Rosati is Luke's ex-girlfriend in ''Series/RookieBlue''. She joins 15th Division at the start of season 2 and forms a love triangle with Luke torn between her and his girlfriend Andy. [[spoiler: Jo and Luke sleep together which leads to Andy dumping Luke]].

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* ''Series/RookieBlue'':
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Det. Jo Rosati is Luke's ex-girlfriend in ''Series/RookieBlue''.ex-girlfriend. She joins 15th Division at the start of season 2 and forms a love triangle with Luke torn between her and his girlfriend Andy. [[spoiler: Jo and Luke sleep together which leads to Andy dumping Luke]].



* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', many of Earl's exes have been on The List, including a clingy girl Earl broke up with [[FakingTheDead in a horrible way]], and the last woman he dated before his AccidentalMarriage to Joy, and a [[{{Yandere}} one-legged one-night-stand]]. His [[spoiler: first]] ex-wife Joy is listed several times as well.

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* On ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', many of Earl's exes have been on The List, including a clingy girl Earl broke up with [[FakingTheDead in a horrible way]], and the last woman he dated before his AccidentalMarriage to Joy, and a [[{{Yandere}} one-legged one-night-stand]]. His [[spoiler: first]] ex-wife Joy is listed several times as well.



* In ''OnceUponATime'', Emma's ex-boyfriend and the father of her son, Neal, makes a reappearance in Seasons 2 and 3, creating a difficult situation for her; she's still in love with him, but [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest is so stung by the depths of his past betrayal]] that just can't bring herself to trust him. And when you factor in how Neal's best friend/BigBrotherMentor is [[LoveTriangle vying for her affections as well]]...

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* In ''OnceUponATime'', ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Emma's ex-boyfriend and the father of her son, Neal, makes a reappearance in Seasons 2 and 3, creating a difficult situation for her; she's still in love with him, but [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest is so stung by the depths of his past betrayal]] that just can't bring herself to trust him. And when you factor in how Neal's best friend/BigBrotherMentor is [[LoveTriangle vying for her affections as well]]...
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