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15th Jun '18 10:07:42 AM LavonPapillon1
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* In ''Fanfic/AWandForSteven'', Steven and Hermione are implied to have ''something'', but it is only ever implied. Steven invites Hermione to the Yule Ball were they accidentally fuse. They fuse later during the climactic battle.
23rd Apr '18 9:38:53 PM Gravidef
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* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' introduced Miles, a professor, as Rose's boyfriend starting in season five. In an interesting take on this trope, they have a clear sexual and romantic relationship; it's more a question of if they'll ever marry or not. In addition to the usual sitcom issues with their compatibility that [[StatusQuoIsGod last a single episode]] (Rose fears she's not smart enough for him, old partners show up, Miles's daughter doesn't like Rose, etc.), the show added a surprising twist: "Miles" was actually Nicholas Carbone, who had testified against gangster Moran "The Cheeseman" and gone into witness protection in Miami, where he met Rose. Miles was thus forced to leave Rose for a time--largely because the revelation of his real identity and a necessary relocation happened within days of each other--but eventually came back to her...just in time to reveal that her new boyfriend was none other than the Cheeseman himself, hunting for Miles. Thankfully, [[Series/EmptyNest Barbara Weston]] was able to arrest Moran and put him behind bars, leaving Rose and Miles free to finally be together. [[spoiler: Sadly, the sequel series ''The Golden Palace'' revealed that Miles eventually married another woman.]]
** The show played with this trope throughout the series with Dorothy and Stan, who had divorced after 38 years of marriage but [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther stayed relatively close and clearly still had feelings for each other]]; in fact, Stan's second appearance on the show saw them sleeping with each other and considering getting back together (they didn't). In Season Six, Stan struck it rich with a mechanical baked potato opener that made him millions, and later impressed Dorothy by demonstrating that he'd grown somewhat as a person since their split. Their secret relationship lasted a few episodes and nearly culminated in a wedding, but Stan tried to get Dorothy to sign a prenup, and she realized she was making a mistake. Even so, they remained AmicableExes and occasionally helped each other out; in one CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the show's finale, Stan hijacks the limo Dorothy's taking to her wedding to Blanche's Uncle Lucas and admits that while he's married two other women, Dorothy will always be the one person he truly loves most of all.
19th Apr '18 5:28:36 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and its sequel, Harry and Carol spend an increasing amount of their shared screen-time dancing around each other, developing {{UST}} and increasingly FlirtingUnderFire, all while insisting throughout the first book that they're JustFriends and PlatonicLifePartners, then grudgingly admitting in the sequel that they do have feelings for each other that go beyond friendship. However, both of them have absolute stacks of issues - Carol's got a long running problem with [[EntitledToHaveYou 'nice guys' who try and befriend her with a view to getting in her pants]], plus generalised trust issues, and prizes her and Harry's friendship above anything else. Harry, meanwhile, has been through such an epic TraumaCongaLine that it's a genuine miracle that he's still sane, with Carol sometimes serving as his MoralityChain. Carol doesn't want to lose their friendship, and Harry doesn't want to date her simply as part of trying to stay sane. By this point, though, WordOfGod has hinted it'll be more of a matter of 'when', not 'if'.
15th Apr '18 7:24:42 AM costanton11
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* {{Awkward}} is basically entirely based on the relationship between Jenna and Matty.

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* {{Awkward}} Series/{{Awkward}} is basically entirely based on the relationship between Jenna and Matty.
4th Apr '18 12:53:36 PM fighwitt
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': After thirteen chapters and hundreds of pages of [[BelligerentSexualTension fights]], [[OldSchoolDogFight dog fights]], arguments, paranoid behaviour, separations, reconciliations, [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempts]]]], [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[spoiler:get together definitely.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': After thirteen chapters and hundreds of pages of [[BelligerentSexualTension fights]], [[OldSchoolDogFight dog fights]], arguments, paranoid behaviour, separations, reconciliations, [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide suicide attempts]]]], [[TheHero Shinji]] [[BattleCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] [[spoiler:get together definitely.]]


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* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and Dev-Em spend a long while bickering, arguing and fighting until Kara admits out loud she likes him.
27th Mar '18 9:40:43 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' wrung every last drop of acceptable WillTheyOrWontThey juice out of Elliot and J.D. They ''did'' after two seasons of it, then broke up in excruciating fashion, cooled off for a few years, then picked back up very briefly again then dropped it again. They finally made up their minds and stayed together for good.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
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wrung every last drop of acceptable WillTheyOrWontThey juice out of Elliot and J.D. They ''did'' after two seasons of it, then broke up in excruciating fashion, cooled off for a few years, then picked back up very briefly again then dropped it again. They finally made up their minds and stayed together for good.good.
** [[DoctorJerk Dr.]] [[SinkOrSwimMentor Cox]] once specifically called out this trope when he was doing an interview with a psychologist at the hospital. It turned out to be [[HiddenHeartOfGold an unusually heartfelt and sincerely uplifting bit of musing]] for the usually brusque and cynical Cox, who seldom lets his JerkassFacade slip.
--->'''Dr. Cox:''' Relationships don't work the way they do on television and in the movies. Will they, won't they? Then they do and they're happy forever... give me a break. Nine out of ten of them end because they weren't right for each other to begin with, and half the ones that get married get divorced anyway and I'm telling you right now despite all this stuff I have not become a cynic. I haven't. ... You can call me a sucker, I don't care. [[OneTrueLove 'Cause I do believe in it]]. Bottom line is the couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don't let it take them down. One of those people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time if it's right and they're real lucky.
21st Mar '18 9:11:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'' in both versions with Tim/Dawn and Jim/Pam. Jim and Pam did get together at the start of season 4, and married early in season 6. Andy and Erin picked up the slack for awhile before getting (back) together near the end of season 8. They break up in Season 9 and Erin begins dating Pete. However, the other couples (Dwight/Angela, Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing), but there's no proper resolution currently in sight for Dwight/Angela.
** Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.

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* ''Series/TheOffice'' in both versions with Tim/Dawn and Jim/Pam. ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
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Jim and Pam did get together at the start of season 4, and married early in season 6. 6.
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Andy and Erin picked up the slack for awhile before getting (back) together near the end of season 8. They break up in Season 9 and Erin begins dating Pete. However, the other couples (Dwight/Angela, Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing), but there's no proper resolution currently in sight for Dwight/Angela.
** Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.


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** However, the other couples (Michael/Holly, Michael/Jan) have faded into the background, save for a few instances where they're suddenly brought back and teased, only to fall by the wayside again; Michael eventually broke out of this by proposing to Holly (which, by extension, wraps up the Michael/Jan pairing).
* ''Series/TheOfficeUK'': Tim and Dawn got together too in the Christmas special that wrapped up the series.
16th Mar '18 7:18:11 PM LunaDude1996
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', XY'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]
14th Mar '18 2:08:47 PM Axeo
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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining trfue to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.

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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining trfue true to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.
9th Mar '18 5:52:14 PM Sheffield
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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining true to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.

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Actually ending the dance is a tricky business. It is difficult for shows to recover from the loss of a major source of dramatic tension represented by an unrequited relationship. Many shows [[JumpingTheShark Jump the Shark]] or suffer ShippingBedDeath when the two characters finally get together. A common problem is that [[RomanticPlotTumor the show suddenly becomes about the relationship]] rather than remaining true trfue to its original premise. Sometimes an attempt is made to introduce a new source of dramatic tension, but it is frequently cheesy and lame. To avoid this, many shows choose to answer the question and end the show nearly simultaneously via a LastMinuteHookup.



* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash. They don't admit any feelings, but there's some sort of bond there.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} X & Y'', there was the entire deal between Ash and Serena, with Serena harboring a massive crush on Ash and Ash being his usual dense self. [[spoiler:The saga ends with Serena finally kissing Ash. They don't admit any feelings, but there's some sort of bond there.Ash before parting. The closest to a LoveConfession between the two is an AbortedDeclarationOfLove during a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, and an IUhYouToo right before that kiss, both from Serena's side.]]
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