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23rd Nov '17 6:02:44 PM lickmyarm120
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': The plot of the season 6 finale. It is revealed that, while at university, Beckett married her then boyfriend during a drunken weekend in Vegas. She thought they were divorced, but he had never signed the papers. She and castle make a desperate drive upstate to locate him and get him to sign the papers. However, things get complicated when he ex is kidnapped.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': The plot of the season 6 finale. It is revealed that, while at university, Beckett married her then boyfriend during a drunken weekend in Vegas. She thought they were divorced, but he had never signed the papers. She and castle Castle make a desperate drive upstate to locate him and get him to sign the papers. However, things get complicated when he her ex is kidnapped.
6th Nov '17 6:07:03 PM FactoidCow
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* There is T-Mobile commercial that commits this trope. Catherine Zeta-Jones is sitting in a living room discussing plans with a T-Mobile customer. Said customer is male and stares at Jones in an [[MaleGaze uncomfortably awkward fashion]] while his wife is SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HER. He then makes the remark, "This is my wife. We're married...technically." What kept the wife from leaping across the room and strangling the bastard is beyond any laws of reason.
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6th Nov '17 6:01:58 PM FactoidCow
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': The plot of the season 6 finale. It is revealed that, while at university, Beckett married her then boyfriend during a drunken weekend in Vegas. She thought they were divorced, but he had never signed the papers. She and castle make a desperate drive upstate to locate him and get him to sugn the papers. However, thing get complicated when he ex is kidnapped.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': The plot of the season 6 finale. It is revealed that, while at university, Beckett married her then boyfriend during a drunken weekend in Vegas. She thought they were divorced, but he had never signed the papers. She and castle make a desperate drive upstate to locate him and get him to sugn sign the papers. However, thing things get complicated when he ex is kidnapped.
27th Sep '17 12:55:48 PM cdrood
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* A fairly common storyline on [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] to bring the ConflictBall into a couple's life.
27th Sep '17 12:48:14 PM cdrood
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** Subverted again in a later episode where Charles is on leave in Tokyo and gets drunk. Photos taken during the binge show him getting married. His "wife" soon comes to visit the camp where after he finally reveals he doesn't remember anything from the evening, she explains that while inebriated he was so insistent they get married that they staged a fake wedding to appease him. They then get drunk and stage a fake divorce.
22nd Aug '17 10:49:01 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''Series/HotInCleveland'': Variant - at the end of season 2, Elka Ostrovsky's wedding to her boyfriend is interrupted when her supposedly ''deceased'' husband shows up. It's later revealed he was FakingTheDead because he was a fence for the mob, which gets him arrested soon after.
29th Jun '17 7:15:15 PM Prfnoff
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This is somewhat uncommon in RealLife, but not unheard of - some people really can't be bothered with the paperwork necessary to get a proper annulment/divorce for a relationship that's long since over. However, the NewOldFlame complication generally only happens in RealLife in cases of intentional bigamy. May or may not result in AccidentalAdultery.

Can happen with TheMistress.

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This is somewhat uncommon in RealLife, but not unheard of - some people really can't be bothered with the paperwork necessary to get a proper annulment/divorce for a relationship that's long since over. However, the NewOldFlame complication generally only happens in RealLife in cases of intentional bigamy. May or may not result in AccidentalAdultery.

AccidentalAdultery. Can happen with TheMistress.TheMistress.

See also NotReallyMarriedPlot.



* Inverted on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' where Rob and Laura discovered they're not actually married because Laura had lied about her age in order to marry (she was 17 apparently). They fix it by quickly getting married ... again.
16th May '17 5:25:35 PM nombretomado
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* Trace in ''TwoKinds'', having amnesia, fully forgets that he was married. His wife, [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=150 Saria]], does not. Later on, it turns out [[spoiler:he's NOT married anymore as Saria has been dead for years; in fact her murder at the hands of Keidran bandits was his StartOfDarkness. The woman they encountered is actually her ghost, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy who's just happy that Trace has gone back to the person he used to be.]]]]

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* Trace in ''TwoKinds'', ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'', having amnesia, fully forgets that he was married. His wife, [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=150 Saria]], does not. Later on, it turns out [[spoiler:he's NOT married anymore as Saria has been dead for years; in fact her murder at the hands of Keidran bandits was his StartOfDarkness. The woman they encountered is actually her ghost, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy who's just happy that Trace has gone back to the person he used to be.]]]]
24th Mar '17 1:31:40 AM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "For Richer or Poorer", Jane is puzzled when a man discovered unconscious at a murder scene has a photo of himself and Maura at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. Maura reveals that he was her college boyfriend and they got married in Vegas, before deciding the whole thing was a mistake and getting it annulled the next day. However, it turns out the lawyer handling the annulment suffered a stroke before he could submit the papers, so Maura is still legally married. At the end of the episode, she and her 'husband' get divorced.
10th Dec '16 2:19:24 PM missmoon
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* In Tamar Cohen's ''The War of the Wives'', both the first wife and the second wife had ''no idea'' that they were married to the same man for nearly ''twenty years'' because he managed to lie to both of them about his job so that the two were never in the same place at the same time. Both find out that he's a bigamist at his funeral and how they handle each other is the course of the novel.
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