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13th Jul '17 11:27:40 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* {{Reba}} (ex-wife) and Barbara Jean (second wife) are VitriolicBestBuds. It's one of the main premises of the show.
22nd Jun '17 10:45:28 AM Jake
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* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Black Jack Geary has to deal with having his former lover as his political advisor and ally and his present lover as the captain of his flagship - which they all live aboard. Basically he keeps his head down barring the occasional plaintive plea for civility.

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* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Black Jack Geary has to deal with having his former lover as his political advisor and ally and his present lover as the captain of his flagship - which they all live aboard. Basically he keeps his head down barring the occasional plaintive plea for civility.civility... which is basically what he'd been doing from day one anyway, because the two of them hated each other long before he'd even ''met'' either one, much less started any kind of relationship.
20th May '17 5:45:12 PM nombretomado
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* A more tragic example comes from ''WaterlooRoad''. An ex-girlfriend of Earl Kelly's showed up and Maxine chucked Earl when she discovered what he was doing to the previous girlfriend's baby (selling it). [[spoiler:Maxine was shot dead by the end]].

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* A more tragic example comes from ''WaterlooRoad''.''Series/WaterlooRoad''. An ex-girlfriend of Earl Kelly's showed up and Maxine chucked Earl when she discovered what he was doing to the previous girlfriend's baby (selling it). [[spoiler:Maxine was shot dead by the end]].
5th Apr '17 4:44:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In a later episode, Donna and Martha meet. The Doctor worries there will be a repeat of the events of "School Reunion", but since Donna has no romantic attachment to the Doctor and Martha got over hers, the two become pretty friendly and pick at the Doctor a bit, who ends up wishing they would fight.

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** In a later episode, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem The Sontaran Stratagem]]", Donna and Martha meet. The Doctor worries there will be a repeat of the events of "School Reunion", but since Donna has no romantic attachment to the Doctor and Martha got over hers, the two become pretty friendly and pick at the Doctor a bit, who ends up wishing they would fight.



** Another occasion where "missus and the ex" is invoked in almost those terms is "The Name of the Doctor" in which the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald (who has entered into an unconventional subtle romance with the Doctor) encounters the Doctor's wife, River Song - who is actually dead, but whose consciousness has been retained inside a supercomputer (long story). The Doctor, when asked by Clara if River is his "ex", replies in the affirmative. Other than an awkward moment in which Clara, who has heard of River before, indicates she thought River was a man, the two get along fine and River is directly responsible for keeping Clara alive at the climax of the episode.

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** Another occasion where "missus and the ex" is invoked in almost those terms is "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor The Name of the Doctor" Doctor]]" in which the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald (who has entered into an unconventional subtle romance with the Doctor) encounters the Doctor's wife, River Song - who is actually dead, but whose consciousness has been retained inside a supercomputer (long story). The Doctor, when asked by Clara if River is his "ex", replies in the affirmative. Other than an awkward moment in which Clara, who has heard of River before, indicates she thought River was a man, the two get along fine and River is directly responsible for keeping Clara alive at the climax of the episode.
8th Mar '17 12:25:58 PM skidoo23
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** Another occasion where "missus and the ex" is invoked in almost those terms is "The Name of the Doctor" in which the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald (who has entered into an unconventional subtle romance with the Doctor) encounters the Doctor's wife, River Song - who is actually dead, but whose consciousness has been retained inside a supercomputer (long story). The Doctor, when asked by Clara if River is his "ex", replies in the affirmative. Other than an awkward moment in which Clara, who has heard of River before, indicates she thought River was a man, the two get along fine and River is directly responsible for keeping Clara alive at the climax of the episode.
2nd Mar '17 7:18:02 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The initial dynamic between Erin, Abby and Holtzmann in ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' plays like a ([[LesYay mostly]]) non-romantic example of this trope. Although not (explicitly identified as) girlfriends, Erin and Abby were friends and research partners until Erin 'dumped' Abby to develop her own career, which led to initial awkwardness when Erin later re-entered Abby's life only to discover that she'd found a new, younger, cooler partner in Holtzmann, who she even seemed to get on better with. Played with in that, outside of the initial bad feelings, Erin and Abby rather quickly manage to rekindle their old friendship and, outside of some initial protectiveness and teasing, Holtzmann never seems that hostile to Erin and ''actually'' seems much fonder of [[ShipTease flirting incessantly with her]].
7th Feb '17 2:41:20 PM DrOO7
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** Gibbs is none too pleased, as usual, when ex-wife Diane shows up at a crime scene, even moreso when ''another'' ex-wife joins her, and looks flat-out horrified at the realization that the two are friends.
7th Feb '17 2:34:49 PM DrOO7
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* In the Colleen [=McCullough=] novel ''The Touch'', the male protagonist's wife Elizabeth and mistress Ruby meet at an event and instantly hit it off. Ruby, who had initially resented Elizabeth, ends up feeling sorry for her, having left her and everyone she knows and loves to move halfway around the world to marry a man she's never met.

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* In the Colleen [=McCullough=] novel ''The Touch'', the male protagonist's wife Elizabeth and mistress Ruby meet at an event and instantly hit it off. Ruby, who had Despite initially resented Elizabeth, ends resenting each other, the two end up feeling sorry for her, each other--Elizabeth for having left her and everyone she knows and loves to move halfway around the world to marry a man she's never met. met and doesn't love, and Ruby for having to watch the man she loves with another woman while their relationship must be conducted in secret because she's a madam.
25th Jan '17 3:23:42 PM DrOO7
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* In the Colleen [=McCullough=] novel ''The Touch'', the male protagonist's wife Elizabeth and mistress Ruby meet at an event and instantly hit it off. Ruby, who had initially resented Elizabeth, ends up feeling sorry for her, having left her and everyone she knows and loves to move halfway around the world to marry a man she's never met.
14th Jan '17 7:54:56 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Happens (in a loosest sense) in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode ''Trash''. [=YoSafBridge=] is currently married to Monty when the pair of them encounter Monty's war buddy Malcolm Reynolds, whom she had previously married. Like most The Missus and the Ex scenarios, this doesn't work out well for her, however in this case it's because her marriage to Mal was part of a scam and all logic suggests she's pulling some sort of con on Monty as well. She's GenreSavvy enough to realize immediately that her Feminine Wiles, however considerable, will also be entirely useless against the "[[BandOfBrothers War Buddy]]" brand of loyalty that Mal and Monty have towards each other, and immediately resorts to pulling a gun.

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* Happens (in a loosest sense) in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode ''Trash''. [=YoSafBridge=] is currently married to Monty when the pair of them encounter Monty's war buddy Malcolm Reynolds, whom she had previously married. Like most The Missus and the Ex scenarios, this doesn't work out well for her, however in this case it's because her marriage to Mal was part of a scam and all logic suggests she's pulling some sort of con on Monty as well. She's GenreSavvy enough to realize immediately that her Feminine Wiles, feminine wiles, however considerable, will also be entirely useless against the "[[BandOfBrothers War Buddy]]" brand of loyalty that Mal and Monty have towards each other, and immediately resorts to pulling a gun.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': If you romanced Ashley in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', then romanced Tali in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and bring them both along on the Geth Dreadnought mission, things get, um... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYhG3AjMthU tense]]. Altetnately, if you commit to Tali beforehand, both women quickly realize it's a fight that neither wants and instead share eager anticipation in fighting Geth. If you romanced Liara then Tali, Liara mentions that Tali's suit has [[ADateWithRosiePalms a built-in vibrator]] if you bring Liara along (Tali being required if she's alive).

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': If you romanced Ashley in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', then romanced Tali in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and bring them both along on the Geth Dreadnought mission, things get, um... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYhG3AjMthU tense]]. Altetnately, Alternately, if you commit to Tali beforehand, both women quickly realize it's a fight that neither wants and instead share eager anticipation in fighting Geth. If you romanced Liara then Tali, Liara mentions that Tali's suit has [[ADateWithRosiePalms a built-in vibrator]] if you bring Liara along (Tali being required if she's alive).
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