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22nd Apr '16 1:11:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Sometimes the writers would introduce a random relative into an episode (usually for the sake of a HeyItsThatGuy moment) but then never mention him/her again afterwards. Two examples are Monica (and Ross's) Aunt Iris from "The One With All The Poker" and their cousin Cassie from "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin."

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** Sometimes the writers would introduce a random relative into an episode (usually for the sake of a HeyItsThatGuy moment) but then never mention him/her again afterwards. Two examples are Monica (and Ross's) Aunt Iris from "The One With All The Poker" and their cousin Cassie from "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin."
20th Apr '16 1:48:44 PM TinMan
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Homefront" we learn that changeling infiltrators have managed to reach Earth when they bomb a diplomatic conference in Antwerp. The plot quickly shifts focus to Captain Sisko trying to prevent a Starfleet coup against the Federation president and the changeling infiltrators pretty much disappear from the story. It's never revealed whether they were eventually caught or not.
7th Apr '16 1:53:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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* One of the problems ''Series/BirdsOfPrey'' had is it didn't explain what happened to a lot of the traditional Franchise/{{Batman}} trappings like Commissioner Gordon or Wayne Enterprises after Batman left Gotham City and retired. The only answers are the Joker being held in a prison far from Gotham and [[spoiler: Bruce calling Alfred in the finale.]]
29th Mar '16 7:35:28 PM chasemaddigan
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake and Tomas Calderon]] have received this fate thus far.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake and Tomas Calderon]] have has received this fate thus far.
8th Mar '16 7:03:05 PM chasemaddigan
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake, Tomas Calderon, and Werner Von Strucker]] have all received this fate thus far.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake, Blake and Tomas Calderon, and Werner Von Strucker]] Calderon]] have all received this fate thus far.
1st Mar '16 2:36:24 PM AndreaTx
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**After giving the Winchesters his blood to help them defeat the Leviathan in season 7, the Alpha Vampire says "See you next season." As of season 11, he has yet to be seen again.
9th Feb '16 3:48:42 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Double Life", we never learn why Miss Moss needed $400 or who killed [[spoiler: the private eye]]. According to the ''Murdoch Mysteries'' wiki, WordOfGod is that [[spoiler: Miss Moss's killer also killed the detective]], but as the episode is presented, it actually seems more likely that [[spoiler: she did it herself, possibly because he was blackmailing her, which is why she needed the money]]. We also don't learn how [[spoiler: the Port Credit constable was involved the cover up of Gladys killing her husband - he obviously knows about it, and is keeping the secret even though he was her husband's friend, but in her MotiveRant Gladys specifically says they couldn't tell the police what happened.]]
29th Jan '16 5:56:33 AM rafi
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* In the third episode of ''Series/DirkGently'', Gently injects a microchip into [=McDuff=]'s hand that allows him to control a university campus' computers and other electrical equipment, but carries side effects including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. [=McDuff=] has one attack of diarrhea almost immediately, after which the side effects neither recur nor are mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Yellow Eyed Demon mentioned other generations of children he'd given his blood to; they're never brought up and none of them ever appear, which is very strange for a show with such a complex myth arc.
** Especially that they made it quite clear that YED was still giving blood to kids. What will happen with these kids who weren't part of the Battle Royale we will never know.
** Castiel's wife Daphne from [[ForgotTheCall "The Born-Again Identity"]].
** A couple of episodes had them let [[WouldNotHurtAChild the child of a human-eating monster survive]].
* Used occasionally on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; not really a straight example, as it's generally only brought up to either highlight the crew's disinterest in the film-du-jour's "actual" plot (the nuns at the bus stop from ''Soultaker'', the MadScientist's father from ''The Brain That Wouldn't Die''), or gaping holes in same (John Saxon from ''Mitchell'').
** John Saxon did die when he flipped his dune buggy while trying to run down Mitchell. The scene was already cut from the TV print Best Brains used, but you can briefly hear it mentioned on Mitchell's radio in a later scene.
** One moment took this trope to an extreme: in a 1950s short about marriage, a counselor uses a rubber band as a metaphor for relationship stress. After it snaps and the young couple expresses shock, Tom and Crow go into mock hysterics ("We're gonna die!" "But where's the rubber band?!")
** Also, in the last episode, the SOL crashed to earth. Mike, Crow, and Servo rented a one room apartment, and Gypsy is mentioned as starting her own company, but neither Cambot nor Magic voice were shown.
*** I would think Cambot was... You know... The camera. Magic Voice and the Nanites are MIA but probably at Gypsy Co.
** They never stated what happened to the nanites, who had made occasional appearances during the Sci-Fi era, either.
* Another resolution deleted example: In ''TheOffice'' (American) episode "Drug Test," you don't find out where the joint came from. The deleted scene shows that it was from two of Vance's deliverymen who commonly deliver things to the office.
** Another from TheOffice is the final fate of legendary JerkAss Todd Packer. Jim and Dwight set up Packer so that he would go to Tallahassee and get in a great deal of trouble with the Sabre CEO, and eventually Michael decides Packer is irredeemable and allows him to leave (and walk into the trap), though what became of him is never mentioned.
*** In season 8, his fate was revealed.
** In an episode in a later season, Jim is being interrogated by Dwight via a drug store blood pressure machine, when it is revealed that Jim has high blood pressure. Pam escorts him away and it is set up as a major plot point. As of the last season so far, this has been completely forgotten about.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake, Tomas Calderon, and Werner Von Strucker]] have all received this fate thus far.
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'', Pepper vanishes partway through "Nor'easter". No one comments on this, or really seems to notice. [[spoiler: She shows up again in "The Coat Hanger." It turns out she was abducted by the same aliens who abducted Kit, Alma, and Grace.]]
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', a minor character working in Wolfram & Hart's mail room is revealed to be a follower of a powerful rival demon who, unlike the higher people in the corporate hierarchy, knew ahead of time that the baby Connor was the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy. After the scene in which he makes this phone call, we never see him again, nor is the demon ("Master Tarfall, Underlord of Pain") ever mentioned outside this one incident.
* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel's father, Rocky, is diagnosed as terminally ill during
the third series; Lionel says "he'll be lucky to last a year". However, the writers apparently decided they'd rather not kill him off. The program lasted several more years, but the possibility of Rocky's death was quietly dropped.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Lennier abruptly departed from the show in the penultimate episode. He is the only major character whose fate at the end of the series remains unknown.
** He is dead. In "Sleeping in Light" Sheridan offers a toast to absent friends, standard UnusualEuphemism for the dead. Mentioned are Londo, G'Kar, Marcus... and Lennier. JMS has made vague implications that it happened during the Telepath War. Another reason for us to hate Bester, maybe?
*** By "vague", the plot outline for the Telepath War bluntly states that Lyta and Lennier die during it.
** This also includes a major character from the pilot episode, Lt. Commander Laurel Takashima, the station's first executive officer. She just vanished without a trace and was never referred to again (except once, not by name and obliquely).
*** People in the Real Life Military get moved around from post to post all the time. Creator/JMichaelStraczynski once said (in reference to Riker of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'') that anyone working as First Officer for seven years on the same ship meant that his career was over.
**** This was actually {{Lampshaded}} in ST:TNG itself where other characters would occasionally admonish Riker (Notably in 'Best of Both Worlds') for letting his career stagnate over not wanting any position other than Captain of the Enterprise.
** Possibly the ultimate example is Justin, a apparently major and important character, an old human man who is Sheridan's opposite number amongst the Shadows and revealed to be the more familiar recurring villain Morden's boss, as well as the originator of the plan to use Sheridan's wife against him. Justin not only vanished without explanation (presumed killed in the nuclear blast, but since Morden survived Justin may have as well) but showed up with absolutely no explanation either except the foreshadowing dream that mentioned "the man inbetween". He is one of the show's biggest outstanding mysteries.
*** According to WordOfGod, it was planned that Justin would make more appearances, but RealLife intervened. Legendary character actor Jeff Corey, who played Justin, was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer, which rendered him too weak to work. By the time Corey was back in (relatively) good health, the show was off the air. Corey succumbed to the cancer five years later, in 2002.
** Avoided by Na'Toth, however. Originally a recurring character of some importance in the first two seasons, she vanished in late Season 2 with no explanation. Much later we got an explanation that she'd returned to Narn and been killed in the Centauri bombardment. Eventually and unexpectedly, she returned in a single
episode of ''Series/DirkGently'', Gently injects a microchip into [=McDuff=]'s hand Season 5 that allows him satisfactorily resolved her fate.
** Sinclair is abruptly sent away from Babylon Five at the end of the first season, but the authors at least try
to control a university campus' computers and justify it in-universe. His [[LoveInterest fiancee]] (who he proposed to at the end of season 1!), on the other electrical equipment, but carries side effects including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. [=McDuff=] has one attack of diarrhea almost immediately, after which the side effects neither recur nor are hand, is never seen or mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Yellow Eyed Demon mentioned other generations of children he'd given his blood to; they're never brought up *** She was lost in a mission, sent through a wormhole, lost in time and none of them space, and it is IMPLIED that she ended up somehow meeting Sinclair in a spin-off book. AllThereIntheManual.
* In the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'',
** Leoben, the first humanoid cylon
ever appear, which is very strange for revealed to the colonial fleet. Leoben initially had a show with such a complex myth arc.
** Especially
pivotal role in Starbuck's character developement. Its Leoben that they made it quite clear first claims Kara is "special" and that YED was still giving blood she has great importance to kids. What will happen with these kids who weren't part of the Battle Royale we will never know.
** Castiel's wife Daphne from [[ForgotTheCall "The Born-Again Identity"]].
** A couple
future of episodes had them let [[WouldNotHurtAChild the child of a human-eating monster survive]].
* Used occasionally on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; not really a straight example, as it's generally only brought up to either highlight the crew's disinterest in the film-du-jour's "actual" plot (the nuns at the bus stop from ''Soultaker'', the MadScientist's father from ''The Brain That Wouldn't Die''), or gaping holes in same (John Saxon from ''Mitchell'').
** John Saxon did die when he flipped his dune buggy while trying to run down Mitchell. The scene was already cut from the TV print Best Brains used, but you can briefly hear it mentioned on Mitchell's radio in a later scene.
** One moment took this trope to an extreme: in a 1950s short about marriage, a counselor uses a rubber band as a metaphor for
human and machine kind. Kara and Leoben's relationship stress. After it snaps goes through many phases as Leoben tries to convert her to his personal religeous theories. Starbuck even has a vision of Leoben which results in her finding the way to Earth. Then half way through season four, Leoben gets kicked to the curb. Starbuck remains important, but Leoben is not seen again except for a breif line in the final episode, and at that point there's no telling if that was even the young couple expresses shock, Tom same Leoben. Leoben and Crow go into mock hysterics ("We're gonna die!" "But where's Starbuck are never seen together after the rubber band?!")
** Also,
discovery of "Earth".
*** Although the scene was deleted, there was an occasion where the [[spoiler: rebel]] Cylons are discussing things and Leoben says "The Sixes and '''I''' are
in agreement," leaving the viewer with the implication that [[spoiler: the other Leobens have all been killed by Cavil's forces and that Leoben is the last of the model, which is why there are no Leobens seen elsewhere in the fleet until the finale.]] Still doesn't explain why that one Leoban isn't seen until the finale, though, but that was probably more due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actor availability.]]
** Bulldog, a recon pilot that was involved in an incident which may or may not have triggered the second Cylon war is released and allowed to escape to galactica. It is implied that the cylons let him escape so he'd find out the truth and kill Commander Adama. After his debute episode Bulldog is never seen again.
*** In the commentary, Ron Moore jokes that Bulldog was sent to the same ship Boxey was sent to (see beow).
** And Boxey, a boy Boomer rescues from Caprica. He managed to last all the way into the first
episode, with deleted scenes in the SOL crashed next. Plots for him attached to earth. Mike, Crow, and Servo rented a one room apartment, and Gypsy is mentioned as starting her own company, but neither Cambot nor Magic voice Sharon/Tyrol were shown.
*** I would think Cambot was... You know... The camera. Magic Voice
derailed when Sharon's Cylon plot was jumped forward as soon as episode two, and the Nanites are MIA but probably at Gypsy Co.
** They
writers just seemed to not care about a possible artful dodger/black marketer idea. He very quickly disappeared never stated what to be seen again.
* What''ever''
happened to the nanites, who had Missy Cooper, Sheldon's sister from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''? She only appeared in one episode, and got a passing mention in another, but she hasn't made occasional appearances during a return appearance so far.
** In
the Sci-Fi era, either.
episode "The Cooper Extraction", Sheldon visits Texas when his sister is giving birth.
** For that matter, whatever happened to Stephanie? Her relationship with Leonard got a whole arc of episodes devoted to it, and just when their relationship troubles had been resolved... she disappeared and was never seen again.
* Another ''Series/BostonLegal'' is a terrible offender: characters are constantly thrown away without any resolution deleted example: In ''TheOffice'' (American) at all. One of the worst examples is when the new guy had been thrown away from his own office by an old lady, both of the characters were regulars and had been central to several plots, one episode "Drug Test," you don't find out where the joint came from. The deleted scene shows that it was from two of Vance's deliverymen who commonly deliver things to the office.
** Another from TheOffice is the final fate of legendary JerkAss Todd Packer. Jim and Dwight set up Packer so that he would go to Tallahassee and get in a great deal of trouble
ends with the Sabre CEO, and eventually Michael decides Packer is irredeemable and allows new guy making a resolution to get his office back from the woman, we never heard of them again (and this was midway through a season).
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has a few: namely,
** What happened to Jane's dad [[spoiler:after he caused the plane crash]]? The last the audience heard from
him to was when a newsradio station announced his [[spoiler:attempted suicide]]
** [[spoiler:Did Huell ever
leave (and walk into the trap), though what became of him is never mentioned.
*** In season 8, his fate was revealed.
** In an episode in a later season, Jim is being interrogated by Dwight via a drug store blood pressure machine, when it is revealed that Jim has high blood pressure. Pam escorts him away and it is set up as a major plot point. As of the last season so far, this has been completely forgotten about.
basement?]]



* In season 3 of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Paulie and Christopher try to kill a Russian man in the snowy Pine Barrens, shooting him as he runs off. He escapes into the woods and isn't mentioned ever again.
** A commercial for the final few episodes of the series highlighting most of the notable character deaths up to that point makes light of Valery's (intentionally) ambiguous fate, by first including him in the montage of the dead but adding a question mark after his name before moving on to the next character.
** Paulie and Christopher later tell that story as an anecdote, prompting them to fight it out. So while it remained a mystery, it's been mentioned.
* In season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Peter accidentally leaves his girlfriend Caitlyn in a plague ridden future. This is a major motivation for him to try and stop the virus from getting released. Then in the season finale, he prevents the virus from getting released, and afterward doesn't seem the slightest bit interested in what happened to Caitlyn. The real reason for this is that before the writer's strike, the virus was going to be released, and when they reshot the ending, they didn't have enough time to shoot a resolution to Caitlyn's story. WordOfGod makes it clear she'll never be seen or heard of again either.

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* The second season finale of ''Series/{{Californication}}'' saw Becca and her boyfriend Damien proclaim their love for each other; Damien is, in fact, the reason Hank and Becca stay behind while Karen goes off to New York. Damien is never seen in the third season, however, is never mentioned and has no bearing on the plot whatsoever anymore. This is never explained.
** It's a safe assumption they broke up, as teen romances often do. A bigger question is what happened to the dog Hank steals as a minor plot point in the first season? He's in two episodes, and no further mention is made, even "I had to get rid of the dog because..."
* In Season 3 of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', it was hinted that Cole was working for the Triad for something in return. At the end of the season, it was revealed to be his father's soul, which they had somehow acquired years earlier. However, after obtaining his father's soul, it is never stated what Cole did with it and is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' usually avoid these, but in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS2E18CustodyLawAndEasternEuropeanDiplomacy Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy]], Troy and Abed have a new friend, Lukka, who they eventually find out did some pretty nasty things during the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. By the end of the episode, they've stopped being friends with him and he's never mentioned again. It's of course good that they stopped hanging out with him, but there's still a ''Balkan war criminal'' on the loose in Greendale.
* This happens frequently on ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Mia Dickerson and Riley Adams get a passing mention in the season following their respective disappearances, but two others simply vanish. Ronnie Lake was a CSI on swing shift who worked closely with Sara Sidle. When Sara quit, Ronnie was never seen again. The biggest one was Sofia Curtis. She had a substantial character arc from seasons 5 through 7. She appeared in the first episode of season 8, then poof. Gone. Not even mentioned by those who were apparently close friends and co-workers. That is, until season 11, where she did finally re-appear in an episode. She's Brass's boss now.
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' is no stranger to it either. In the season 2 episode 'Run Silent, Run Deep', Danny Messer's brother, Louie, is badly beaten and left in a coma by Tanglewood boy Sonny Sassone, who discovered him wearing a wire to try and get information about an old murder case recently discovered by the [=CSIs=]. Louie was mentioned once in passing, in a
season 3 of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Paulie episode, but nothing's been said on his condition, and Christopher try he hasn't been brought up since then.
* In ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', at George's funeral she, as a ghost, watches her father hug one of his male students long and hard. She even asks Rube if its normal for two men
to kill hug that long. There was an obvious implication of a Russian man in homosexual affair, but it was never brought up again and towards the snowy Pine Barrens, shooting end of the series' run, its stated that he had an affair with a female student, not a male.
** WordOfGod is they ''were'' planning to have his affair be with a male student, but it was dropped due to ''ExecutiveMeddling''.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'''s first half of season 12 had episodes revolving around Clare taking an internship at the Toronto Interpreter and trying to impress her boss Asher Shostak with her great journalism skills. She is then sexually assaulted by
him as he runs off. He escapes into in his car and keeps the woods incident a secret. Clare all of a sudden gets fired from her job because Asher accuses her of making false accusations about him and making her the bad guy in all of this. In the last episode of the first half, Asher's former intern tells Clare that she too was sexually assaulted by him and agreed that they both should go to the police together about the matter. We never find out if they did go to the police and Clare's former job at the Toronto Interpreter, even Asher's sexual assault on her, is never mentioned again throughout season twelve, nor in thirteen.
** Technically, this
isn't the show's first and only storyline to go unresolved. There are several that are still left hanging from previous seasons, but we're not going to name them all because there's one too many of them.
* On ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' we learn that Susan's ex-husband Karl re-married. In a later episode the audience finds out Karl's second wife abandoned him and their young son Evan because she couldn't handle being a mother, thus making Karl a single parent. After a couple of episodes Evan vanishes and is ''never''
mentioned ever again. Not by Karl, not by Evan's half-sister Julie, not by Bree the woman Karl wants to marry [[spoiler:and then Karl dies and Evan * still* isn't mentioned.]]
* Fans of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' have been asking this of [[spoiler: the surviving Fuentes brother]] in Season Five. This might not have been such a big deal, except the first half of the season has several episodes dedicated to Miami Metro investigating the [[spoiler: Santos Muertos murders]], which, of course, leads to [[spoiler: Deb shooting one of the Fuentes brothers dead, but there is still one running around somewhere.]]
** And while we're at it, where did Officer Cira Manzon run off to?
** ''Dexter'' also has a very strong tendency towards dumping its non-Dexter related subplots and any characters introduced that season between seasons, regardless of whether their plots have been resolved.
* In the third episode of ''Series/DirkGently'', Gently injects a microchip into [=McDuff=]'s hand that allows him to control a university campus' computers and other electrical equipment, but carries side effects including diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. [=McDuff=] has one attack of diarrhea almost immediately, after which the side effects neither recur nor are mentioned
again.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has a couple, mainly:
** A commercial for Lawrence Dominic. Partway through Season 1, he gets [[spoiler: PutOnABus (well, in the final attic, actually).]] Echo meets him again a whole season later, when [[spoiler: she gets sent to the attic--but when she escapes, he decides to stay in the attic and help the people there. He manages to escape in the next episode, but Adele sends him back, reasoning that it will be useful to have someone on the inside.]] And then the season ends without ever mentioning him again. He does show up once in "Epitaph One" to confront Adele, but he is never shown with the group again, and we neither find out what happened to him nor [[spoiler: what happened to Clyde or any of the other human computers in the attic.]]
** There's a brief mention that Whiskey/Dr. Saunders gets taken out of the building before it explodes, but we don't know in what state, how she gets to her totally different "Epitaph One" state (and how her [[spoiler: scars get removed]]), or what happens to her afterward, since she isn't in "Epitaph Two."
** Both of these can be attributed to the cancellation making it impossible to wrap up every plot point. If the cancellation confirmation hadn't come before the last
few episodes were made, it could have been much worse.
* In ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'', there are a few:
** In "Starstruck," the episode begins with Jo putting on a fund-raiser for a scholarship student. By the end
of the series highlighting most episode, the girl is never mentioned again.
** In "The Four Muskateers," the girls have worked off their debt to the school and are told they have to move out of their room to make room for four more girls who are being punished. By the end
of the notable character deaths episode, Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tootie are in trouble again and must stay in the room as punishment again, but no mention is made of the other girls who were to be punished.
* ''Series/FatherTed'': If Jack ended
up wiping his nose with that puppy after his once in a leap-year good mood, we can only shudder to think what happened to that point makes light little girl.
** Eh, maybe she ran off?
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In one episode, Roz says she accidentally ran her car into a limousine that happened to have four high-powered lawyers in it, and that she'll be paying for the damages for a ''very'' long time. It never gets brought up again after that.
** In another episode, it's revealed that Martin regularly goes to [[spoiler:the parole hearings
of Valery's (intentionally) ambiguous fate, by the man who shot him]]. The episode ends on an unusually somber note, when Martin [[spoiler:is asked if he wants to make a statement, he stands up and says, "I've got nothing to say," then leaves. He does this even though both the man and his mother had told Martin he's changed his ways and now repents his criminal actions]]. This subplot is never followed in later episodes, and Martin is never shown going to [[spoiler:the parole hearing]] again. Then again, how often are [[spoiler:parole hearings for someone convicted of shooting a police officer]] anyway?
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Did Nick win the dance competition in the final episode?
** While not outright stated, it was heavily implied that he lost to the magician.
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''. Throughout the
first including season, Diana drops hints about her bad relationship with her father. She even calls him in the montage of pilot episode when she thinks the dead but adding a question mark after his name before moving on to world is ending. You never find out what happened between them, and he is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Poor Ben....
** In
the next character.
** Paulie and Christopher later tell that story as an anecdote, prompting them to fight it out. So while it remained a mystery,
two-parter at the beach house, [[spoiler: it's been mentioned.
revealed that Phoebe's biological mother is very much alive. After this two-parter and one Season 4 guest appearance, she never appears again and arguably came down with ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.]]
** Phoebe's father Frank (played by Bob Balaban) who made one appearance and was never seen or heard from again.
** The fact that Rachel is a single mother is something that should, in theory, weigh in hugely on her decision to move to Paris or not. Emma should probably be on the plane with Rachel when she makes her dramatic exit to come back to Ross at the end. Yet, she's never even mentioned or seen in the finale.
*** Rachel has a throwaway line stating that her mother will be bringing Emma along to Paris a few days after she herself arrives, but it's still pretty weird that she's nowhere to be seen for the entire episode, particularly in the very last seen with everyone together.
** Sometimes the writers would introduce a random relative into an episode (usually for the sake of a HeyItsThatGuy moment) but then never mention him/her again afterwards. Two examples are Monica (and Ross's) Aunt Iris from "The One With All The Poker" and their cousin Cassie from "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin."
* ''Series/FullHouse'' Full House has a number of these, one of which featured Uncle Joey getting a job as a cartoon voice actor with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, but unlike his other television jobs, this one is never discussed or referenced again in the entire series.
* A rather literal meta-example from ''Series/TheGoldbergs'': In the episode "Mini-Murray," after Adam's mother refuses to allow him to go see ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' on his own, Adam tricks his grandfather into taking him, telling him that they are going to see ''Film/TheGreatMouseDetective.'' After a few short clips of the two watching the movie and being visibly terrified by it, finally they cut to the movie having just ended, and Adam's grandfather exclaims, "Where the f__k was the mouse?!?"
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
**
In season 2 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', 2, Peter accidentally leaves his girlfriend Caitlyn in a plague ridden future. This is a major motivation for him to try and stop the virus from getting released. Then in the season finale, he prevents the virus from getting released, and afterward doesn't seem the slightest bit interested in what happened to Caitlyn. The real reason for this is that before the writer's strike, the virus was going to be released, and when they reshot the ending, they didn't have enough time to shoot a resolution to Caitlyn's story. WordOfGod makes it clear she'll never be seen or heard of again either.



*** While ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has lost enough mice to open up a business as a Pied Piper, [[AllThereInTheManual some of them can be found again in the graphic novels.]] West is on the run from the law; Mohinder said that Molly's in India with his family. Probably a lot safer for her than America.

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*** While ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' the series has lost enough mice to open up a business as a Pied Piper, [[AllThereInTheManual some of them can be found again in the graphic novels.]] West is on the run from the law; Mohinder said that Molly's in India with his family. Probably a lot safer for her than America.



**** Forget Nathan being healed by Future Peter... The mystery is what happened to Angella Petrelli's sister after she left Coyote Sands?

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**** Forget Nathan being healed by Future Peter... The mystery is what ** What happened to Angella Petrelli's sister after she left Coyote Sands?



* In the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'',
** Leoben, the first humanoid cylon ever revealed to the colonial fleet. Leoben initially had a pivotal role in Starbuck's character developement. Its Leoben that first claims Kara is "special" and that she has great importance to the future of human and machine kind. Kara and Leoben's relationship goes through many phases as Leoben tries to convert her to his personal religeous theories. Starbuck even has a vision of Leoben which results in her finding the way to Earth. Then half way through season four, Leoben gets kicked to the curb. Starbuck remains important, but Leoben is not seen again except for a breif line in the final episode, and at that point there's no telling if that was even the same Leoben. Leoben and Starbuck are never seen together after the discovery of "Earth".
*** Although the scene was deleted, there was an occasion where the [[spoiler: rebel]] Cylons are discussing things and Leoben says "The Sixes and '''I''' are in agreement," leaving the viewer with the implication that [[spoiler: the other Leobens have all been killed by Cavil's forces and that Leoben is the last of the model, which is why there are no Leobens seen elsewhere in the fleet until the finale.]] Still doesn't explain why that one Leoban isn't seen until the finale, though, but that was probably more due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actor availability.]]
** Bulldog, a recon pilot that was involved in an incident which may or may not have triggered the second Cylon war is released and allowed to escape to galactica. It is implied that the cylons let him escape so he'd find out the truth and kill Commander Adama. After his debute episode Bulldog is never seen again.
*** In the commentary, Ron Moore jokes that Bulldog was sent to the same ship Boxey was sent to (see beow).
** And Boxey, a boy Boomer rescues from Caprica. He managed to last all the way into the first episode, with deleted scenes in the next. Plots for him attached to Sharon/Tyrol were derailed when Sharon's Cylon plot was jumped forward as soon as episode two, and the writers just seemed to not care about a possible artful dodger/black marketer idea. He very quickly disappeared never to be seen again.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Bomb. This example goes hand-in-hand with NobodyPoops. The students have a TV detector man on the doorstep and no TV licence. Low on ideas they come up with a desperate idea... [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mn1Y7nhB16U "Vyv -- eat the telly!"]] However, once the man from TV licencing barges into the living room and sees a electrical flex protruding from Vyvyan, he decides to go and wait for the unknown contents to work their way through. Once he heads upstairs, falls through the hole in the floor and walk back up, we never hear from him again.
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', we never find out what happened to DCI Frank Morgan and the rest of Hyde's C Division.
** Considering the whole universe that the series and [[AshesToAshes its sequel]] is set in, Frank Morgan probably ended up [[FridgeLogic taking on a new face and calling himself Jim Keats]].
* ''FatherTed'': If Jack ended up wiping his nose with that puppy after his once in a leap-year good mood, we can only shudder to think what happened to that little girl.
** Eh, maybe she ran off?
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' is somewhat infamous for this, the most notable example being Mandy, who disappeared with not a single reference afterwards after the first season. The website TelevisionWithoutPity uses "sent to Mandyville" to mean a character's disappearance without subsequent mention.
** She didn't just disappear, she was retroactively erased, failing to appear in flashbacks where the character should have been present. It was as if she had [[Series/DoctorWho been swallowed by a crack in reality.]]
* Done at least twice by ''Series/VeronicaMars''. In Season 1, Weevil breaks into the Kane house to steal a note he wrote to Lilly before she died. At the end of the episode, Veronica confronts him and asks what the note said. Weevil refuses to tell her, and the show never explains, or even mentions, the note again. And in Season 2, when [[spoiler:Grace Manning's abuse is discovered by Sheriff Lamb]], we never find out what happens to her or her parents.

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* In the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'',
** Leoben, the first humanoid cylon ever revealed to the colonial fleet. Leoben initially had a pivotal role in Starbuck's character developement. Its Leoben that first claims Kara is "special" and that she has great importance to the future of human and machine kind. Kara and Leoben's relationship goes through many phases as Leoben tries to convert her to his personal religeous theories. Starbuck even has a vision of Leoben which results in her finding the way to Earth. Then half way through season four, Leoben gets kicked to the curb. Starbuck remains important, but Leoben is not seen again except for a breif line in the final episode, and at that point there's no telling if that was even the same Leoben. Leoben and Starbuck are never seen together after the discovery of "Earth".
*** Although the scene was deleted, there was an occasion where the [[spoiler: rebel]] Cylons are discussing things and Leoben says "The Sixes and '''I''' are The Graphic Novels show Molly having stayed in agreement," leaving the viewer India with the implication that [[spoiler: the other Leobens have all been killed by Cavil's forces and that Leoben is the last of the model, which is why there are no Leobens seen elsewhere in the fleet until the finale.]] Still doesn't explain why that one Leoban isn't seen until the finale, though, but that was probably more due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot actor availability.]]
** Bulldog, a recon pilot that was involved in an incident which may or may not have triggered the second Cylon war is released and allowed to escape to galactica. It is implied that the cylons let him escape so he'd find out the truth and kill Commander Adama. After his debute episode Bulldog is never seen again.
*** In the commentary, Ron Moore jokes that Bulldog was sent to the same ship Boxey was sent to (see beow).
** And Boxey, a boy Boomer rescues from Caprica. He managed to last all the way into the first episode, with deleted scenes in the next. Plots for him attached to Sharon/Tyrol were derailed when Sharon's Cylon plot was jumped forward as soon as episode two, and the writers just seemed to not care about a possible artful dodger/black marketer idea. He very quickly disappeared never to be seen again.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Bomb. This example goes hand-in-hand with NobodyPoops. The students have a TV detector man on the doorstep and no TV licence. Low on ideas they come up with a desperate idea... [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mn1Y7nhB16U "Vyv -- eat the telly!"]] However, once the man from TV licencing barges into the living room and sees a electrical flex protruding from Vyvyan, he decides to go and wait for the unknown contents to work their way through. Once he heads upstairs, falls through the hole in the floor and walk back up, we never hear from him again.
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', we never find out what happened to DCI Frank Morgan and the rest of Hyde's C Division.
** Considering the whole universe that the series and [[AshesToAshes its sequel]] is set in, Frank Morgan probably ended up [[FridgeLogic taking on a new face and calling himself Jim Keats]].
* ''FatherTed'': If Jack ended up wiping his nose with that puppy after his once in a leap-year good mood, we can only shudder to think what happened to that little girl.
** Eh, maybe she ran off?
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' is somewhat infamous for this, the most notable example being Mandy, who disappeared with not a single reference afterwards after the first season. The website TelevisionWithoutPity uses "sent to Mandyville" to mean a character's disappearance without subsequent mention.
** She didn't just disappear, she was retroactively erased, failing to appear in flashbacks where the character should have been present. It was as if she had [[Series/DoctorWho been swallowed by a crack in reality.]]
* Done at least twice by ''Series/VeronicaMars''. In Season 1, Weevil breaks into the Kane house to steal a note he wrote to Lilly
Mama Suresh before she died. At the end of the episode, Veronica confronts him and asks what the note said. Weevil refuses returning to tell her, and the show never explains, or even mentions, the note again. And in Season 2, when [[spoiler:Grace Manning's abuse is discovered by Sheriff Lamb]], we never find out what happens America to her or her parents.help Rebel.



* ''Series/RobinHood'':
** Will Scarlett and his brother Luke are saved by Robin from the gallows. Will escapes with Robin, but what happens to Luke? This is answered in a later episode in which Will tells a fellow outlaw that Luke went to Scarborough. But in the second series Luke and his father Dan Scarlett return to Sherwood to visit Will, and during the course of the episode [[spoiler:Dan dies.]] The episode closes with Will and his brother standing beside one another...but in the next episode, Luke has completely disappeared again.
** Like Luke Scarlett, Benedict and the man who claims to be a clergyman also disappear without a trace, as do all of Little John's gang except Roy
** A similar fate happens with another guest-star: the Fool. He was one of the more interesting and useful allies to the outlaws, but after the episode is finished (during which the Fool has actually been brought into the outlaw camp), he's never seen or mentioned again.
** In the third season a lion (don't ask) is set loose on Sherwood Forest in order to kill the outlaws. After the outlaws throw mustard powder at it (''please'' don't ask) it disappears entirely. It's real shame that it never reappeared when least expected in order to eat someone.
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', the AlphaBitch, Gigi, supposedly set to be Alex's arch enemy appeared twice in the first Season, then once in the second and hasn't been heard from since.
** Alex and Justin acquired an enchanted dragon disguised as a beagle named Dragon in "Curb Your Dragon". After that episode, Dragon never appeared again. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at least twice, once by Max and once by Zeke, who coincidentally debuted in the following episode.



* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Lennier abruptly departed from the show in the penultimate episode. He is the only major character whose fate at the end of the series remains unknown.
** He is dead. In "Sleeping in Light" Sheridan offers a toast to absent friends, standard UnusualEuphemism for the dead. Mentioned are Londo, G'Kar, Marcus... and Lennier. JMS has made vague implications that it happened during the Telepath War. Another reason for us to hate Bester, maybe?
*** By "vague", the plot outline for the Telepath War bluntly states that Lyta and Lennier die during it.
** This also includes a major character from the pilot episode, Lt. Commander Laurel Takashima, the station's first executive officer. She just vanished without a trace and was never referred to again (except once, not by name and obliquely).
*** People in the Real Life Military get moved around from post to post all the time. Creator/JMichaelStraczynski once said (in reference to Riker of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'') that anyone working as First Officer for seven years on the same ship meant that his career was over.
**** This was actually {{Lampshaded}} in ST:TNG itself where other characters would occasionally admonish Riker (Notably in 'Best of Both Worlds') for letting his career stagnate over not wanting any position other than Captain of the Enterprise.
** Possibly the ultimate example is Justin, a apparently major and important character, an old human man who is Sheridan's opposite number amongst the Shadows and revealed to be the more familiar recurring villain Morden's boss, as well as the originator of the plan to use Sheridan's wife against him. Justin not only vanished without explanation (presumed killed in the nuclear blast, but since Morden survived Justin may have as well) but showed up with absolutely no explanation either except the foreshadowing dream that mentioned "the man inbetween". He is one of the show's biggest outstanding mysteries.
*** According to WordOfGod, it was planned that Justin would make more appearances, but RealLife intervened. Legendary character actor Jeff Corey, who played Justin, was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer, which rendered him too weak to work. By the time Corey was back in (relatively) good health, the show was off the air. Corey succumbed to the cancer five years later, in 2002.
** Avoided by Na'Toth, however. Originally a recurring character of some importance in the first two seasons, she vanished in late Season 2 with no explanation. Much later we got an explanation that she'd returned to Narn and been killed in the Centauri bombardment. Eventually and unexpectedly, she returned in a single episode of Season 5 that satisfactorily resolved her fate.
** Sinclair is abruptly sent away from Babylon Five at the end of the first season, but the authors at least try to justify it in-universe. His [[LoveInterest fiancee]] (who he proposed to at the end of season 1!), on the other hand, is never seen or mentioned again.
*** She was lost in a mission, sent through a wormhole, lost in time and space, and it is IMPLIED that she ended up somehow meeting Sinclair in a spin-off book. AllThereIntheManual.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Lennier abruptly departed from the show ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' has a ton of examples.
** The cat
in the penultimate episode. He is the only major character whose fate at the end season 1. Caused a bunch of the series remains unknown.
** He is dead. In "Sleeping in Light" Sheridan offers a toast to absent friends, standard UnusualEuphemism
drama for the dead. Mentioned are Londo, G'Kar, Marcus... and Lennier. JMS has made vague implications that it happened during the Telepath War. Another reason for us to hate Bester, maybe?
*** By "vague", the plot outline for the Telepath War bluntly states that Lyta and Lennier die during it.
** This also includes a major character from the pilot episode, Lt. Commander Laurel Takashima, the station's first executive officer. She just vanished without a trace and was never referred to again (except once, not by name and obliquely).
*** People in the Real Life Military get moved around from post to post all the time. Creator/JMichaelStraczynski once said (in reference to Riker of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'') that anyone working as First Officer for seven years on the same ship meant that his career was over.
**** This was actually {{Lampshaded}} in ST:TNG itself where other
characters would occasionally admonish Riker (Notably in 'Best of Both Worlds') for letting his career stagnate over not wanting any position other than Captain of the Enterprise.
** Possibly the ultimate example is Justin, a apparently major and important character, an old human man who is Sheridan's opposite number amongst the Shadows and revealed to be the more familiar recurring villain Morden's boss, as well as the originator of the plan to use Sheridan's wife against him. Justin not only vanished without explanation (presumed killed in the nuclear blast, but since Morden survived Justin may have as well) but showed up with absolutely no explanation either except the foreshadowing dream that mentioned "the man inbetween". He is one of the show's biggest outstanding mysteries.
*** According to WordOfGod, it
about three episodes, then was planned that Justin would make more appearances, but RealLife intervened. Legendary character actor Jeff Corey, who played Justin, was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer, which rendered him too weak to work. By the time Corey was back in (relatively) good health, the show was off the air. Corey succumbed to the cancer five years later, in 2002.
** Avoided by Na'Toth, however. Originally a recurring character of some importance in the first two seasons, she vanished in late Season 2 with no explanation. Much later we got an explanation that she'd returned to Narn and been killed in the Centauri bombardment. Eventually and unexpectedly, she returned in a single episode of Season 5 that satisfactorily resolved her fate.
** Sinclair is abruptly sent away from Babylon Five at the end of the first season, but the authors at least try to justify it in-universe. His [[LoveInterest fiancee]] (who he proposed to at the end of season 1!), on the other hand, is
never seen or mentioned again.
** The tear of gold from the season 2 finale. It was even the cliffhanger, and ... was never even mentioned in season 3.
** A lot of characters have disappeared between seasons with no given explanation. The most notable will have to be Jason Winkler, who was a pretty major character and actually had a suggested romance with one of the main characters despite being a teacher. Then season 2 came, and ... gone. Granted, with him he WAS dying of a degenerative illness but they never specified a death so much of the fandom refuses to believe he really died.
* ''Series/ICarly'', in the episode ''iWon't Cancel The Show'' has Sam get arrested and put in juvie for assaulting an ambassador with a hot dog or shoving it down his pants or something. Whilst she'll get out of juvie in a day or two, the case wouldn't just be dropped. It's never mentioned
again.
*** She * ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' plays a rather horrific version of this trope. In the show, the Horoscopes don't really die, and the people that turn into them can still fight. How do they get taken out for good? Well, one of them sends the failures to the Dark Nebula, a dark place that horrifies some of the most loyal of Horoscopes. There were only three people trapped in there in the series' run: [[spoiler: Sonada, due to her failing Gamou for the last time, Kijima, due to Libra tricking Virgo into thinking he was lost in a mission, nosy police officer, and Sugiura, who went against the Horoscopes]]. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Virgo, the Horoscope that summons the Dark Nebula, was just sending them into suspended animation at his HQ. When he is killed by the BigBad, the three that were sent through a wormhole, lost in time and space, and it is IMPLIED to the 'Dark Nebula' were never seen again after that she ended revelation, nor was there any telling that the heroes ever got around to saving them, even in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue movie which has a ''five-year timeskip''. Rather unnerving for a fun show about friendship]].
* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the initial plot is set
up somehow meeting Sinclair in based on a spin-off book. AllThereIntheManual.serial rapist known for carjacking his victims - it's quickly discovered the case they're investigating isn't actually his work, though, and the subject turns entirely to that. The fact that they're focusing countless man hours on a solitary case while there's a serial rapist on the loose isn't brought up, and no closure is made on that plot.



* Remember in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' when there was an [[EvilTwin evil slider]] who was going to follow Quinn Mallory to the ends of time and space to get her revenge? What happened to her? And don't say "the show got cancelled," because she already hadn't shown up for years.
** IIRC her wormhole turned red, which in her research meant YourHeadAsplode.
** Considering the show casually got rid of Colin Mallory who got "unstuck", it's not surprising that other characters would be forgotten too.
** Quinn is also technically gone, having been merged by a MadScientist with another Quinn Mallory (henceforth known as Mallory). A few episodes deal with the fact that he's still partly inside Mallory, but the attempt to separate the two in the penultimate episode reveals that it's too late.
** An actual one to question is the 'Real' Arturo. Near the end of 'Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome', we get a Shell Game where the two Arturos, the Slider and the native to that dimension, are fighting one another... after one Slides with the others, the Arturo that was left behind in the dimension reacts as if he is worried for his friends, implying he was the Slider Arturo. Eventually the Arturo that slid with the others goes through an arc where he has cancer, has a limited time to live, and sacrifices himself to save Quinn, but that still leaves the ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' of what happened to the other, potentially 'real', Arturo. He had the resources available to him, he knew how the Sliding device worked, he had many reasons to try to chase after the others... so what ever happened to him?
*** There are actually a few other endings that left potential ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' moments, like the dimension where Arturo helped Conrad Bennish of that world fix the A-Bomb to save it from the Asteroid, at the end Arturo tried to take key schematic pages with him to protect the dimension from Bennish's meglomania, but we see Bennish stole them back, leaving us to wonder about that world.
**** Conrad Bennish in many worlds brings up this question, as several incarnations of him are shown, given more then a little detailing, and then we never are sure what happened, especially the A-Bomb Bennish and the Blind Kromag Captive Bennish...
* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the initial plot is set up based on a serial rapist known for carjacking his victims - it's quickly discovered the case they're investigating isn't actually his work, though, and the subject turns entirely to that. The fact that they're focusing countless man hours on a solitary case while there's a serial rapist on the loose isn't brought up, and no closure is made on that plot.
* On ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' we learn that Susan's ex-husband Karl re-married. In a later episode the audience finds out Karl's second wife abandoned him and their young son Evan because she couldn't handle being a mother, thus making Karl a single parent. After a couple of episodes Evan vanishes and is ''never'' mentioned again. Not by Karl, not by Evan's half-sister Julie, not by Bree the woman Karl wants to marry [[spoiler:and then Karl dies and Evan * still* isn't mentioned.]]
* In a forgettable After School Special from TheEighties called ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204467/ Maricela]]''[[note]]about a young El Salvadorian refugee whose mother works for a middle class WASP family with a teenage girl of its own[[/note]], it is established that the title character's mother is possibly an illegal immigrant who could face deportation, and that said title character's father is trapped in the middle of a Salvadoran civil war. However, both of these potentially interesting plot points are forgotten at the climax of the special, when the WASP-y girl learns an important lesson about tolerance and rescues Maricela, yadda yadda.

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* Remember A fairly minor one occurs in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' when there was an [[EvilTwin evil slider]] who was going to follow Quinn Mallory to the ends of time ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode ''The Carnival Job'': the original mark is discussed as mourning for his dead wife by neglecting his daughter and space to get her revenge? What happened to her? And don't say "the show got cancelled," because she already hadn't shown up for years.
** IIRC her wormhole turned red, which
spending lots of money on their house - he's $3 million in her research meant YourHeadAsplode.
** Considering
debt. By the show casually got rid end of Colin Mallory who got "unstuck", it's not surprising that other characters would be forgotten too.
** Quinn is also technically gone, having been merged by a MadScientist
the episode, he [[spoiler: has come to his senses, reunited with another Quinn Mallory (henceforth known as Mallory). A few episodes deal with his daughter, and returned the MacGuffin he stole, so everyone acts like this is a happy ending. There's no mention of the fact that he's still partly inside Mallory, but the attempt to separate the two deeply in the penultimate episode reveals that it's too late.
** An actual one to question is the 'Real' Arturo. Near the end of 'Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome', we get a Shell Game where the two Arturos, the Slider
debt and the native probably won't be able to that dimension, are fighting one another... after one Slides with the others, the Arturo that was left behind in the dimension reacts as if he is worried for his friends, implying he was the Slider Arturo. Eventually the Arturo that slid with the others goes through an arc where he has cancer, has a limited time to live, and sacrifices himself to save Quinn, but that still leaves the ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' of what happened to the other, potentially 'real', Arturo. He had the resources available to him, he knew how the Sliding device worked, he had many reasons to try to chase after the others... so what ever happened to him?
*** There are actually a few other endings that left potential ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' moments, like the dimension where Arturo helped Conrad Bennish of that world fix the A-Bomb to save
pay it from the Asteroid, at the end Arturo tried to take key schematic pages with him to protect the dimension from Bennish's meglomania, but we see Bennish stole them back, leaving us to wonder about that world.
**** Conrad Bennish in many worlds brings up this question, as several incarnations of him are shown, given more then a little detailing, and then we never are sure what happened, especially the A-Bomb Bennish and the Blind Kromag Captive Bennish...
* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the initial plot is set up based on a serial rapist known for carjacking his victims - it's quickly discovered the case they're investigating isn't actually his work, though, and the subject turns entirely to that. The fact that they're focusing countless man hours on a solitary case while there's a serial rapist on the loose isn't brought up, and no closure is made on that plot.
* On ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' we learn that Susan's ex-husband Karl re-married. In a later episode the audience finds out Karl's second wife abandoned him and their young son Evan because she couldn't handle being a mother, thus making Karl a single parent. After a couple of episodes Evan vanishes and is ''never'' mentioned again. Not by Karl, not by Evan's half-sister Julie, not by Bree the woman Karl wants to marry [[spoiler:and then Karl dies and Evan * still* isn't mentioned.
off.]]
* In a forgettable After School Special from TheEighties called ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204467/ Maricela]]''[[note]]about a young El Salvadorian refugee whose mother works for a middle class WASP family with a teenage girl the second season of its own[[/note]], it is established ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', we never find out what happened to DCI Frank Morgan and the rest of Hyde's C Division.
** Considering the whole universe
that the title character's mother series and [[AshesToAshes its sequel]] is possibly an illegal immigrant who could set in, Frank Morgan probably ended up [[FridgeLogic taking on a new face deportation, and that said title character's father calling himself Jim Keats]].
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' contained a literal mouse example. A villain tests a device for transferring Superman's [[PowersAsPrograms powers to others]] on a mouse. The 'supermouse' dashes straight out of its metal cage at superspeed into the outside world and
is trapped never seen again. [[FridgeHorror An ultrafast, invincible, nigh-immortal predator is basically free to pounce on or through anything in the middle of a Salvadoran civil war. However, both of these potentially interesting plot points are forgotten at world.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Isn't it obvious what happens to
the climax of the special, when the WASP-y girl learns an important lesson mouse?]]
** Didn't this episode show a newspaper article
about tolerance and rescues Maricela, yadda yadda.the mouse being the bane of cats all over the world?
** At least a later episode showed the power transfer isn't permanent.



* This happens frequently on ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Mia Dickerson and Riley Adams get a passing mention in the season following their respective disappearances, but two others simply vanish. Ronnie Lake was a CSI on swing shift who worked closely with Sara Sidle. When Sara quit, Ronnie was never seen again. The biggest one was Sofia Curtis. She had a substantial character arc from seasons 5 through 7. She appeared in the first episode of season 8, then poof. Gone. Not even mentioned by those who were apparently close friends and co-workers. That is, until season 11, where she did finally re-appear in an episode. She's Brass's boss now.
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' is no stranger to it either. In the season 2 episode 'Run Silent, Run Deep', Danny Messer's brother, Louie, is badly beaten and left in a coma by Tanglewood boy Sonny Sassone, who discovered him wearing a wire to try and get information about an old murder case recently discovered by the [=CSIs=]. Louie was mentioned once in passing, in a season 3 episode, but nothing's been said on his condition, and he hasn't been brought up since then.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Did Nick win the dance competition in the final episode?
** While not outright stated, it was heavily implied that he lost to the magician.
* The second season finale of ''Series/{{Californication}}'' saw Becca and her boyfriend Damien proclaim their love for each other; Damien is, in fact, the reason Hank and Becca stay behind while Karen goes off to New York. Damien is never seen in the third season, however, is never mentioned and has no bearing on the plot whatsoever anymore. This is never explained.
** It's a safe assumption they broke up, as teen romances often do. A bigger question is what happened to the dog Hank steals as a minor plot point in the first season? He's in two episodes, and no further mention is made, even "I had to get rid of the dog because..."
* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel's father, Rocky, is diagnosed as terminally ill during the third series; Lionel says "he'll be lucky to last a year". However, the writers apparently decided they'd rather not kill him off. The program lasted several more years, but the possibility of Rocky's death was quietly dropped.
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' contained a literal mouse example. A villain tests a device for transferring Superman's [[PowersAsPrograms powers to others]] on a mouse. The 'supermouse' dashes straight out of its metal cage at superspeed into the outside world and is never seen again. [[FridgeHorror An ultrafast, invincible, nigh-immortal predator is basically free to pounce on or through anything in the world.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Isn't it obvious what happens to the mouse?]]
** Didn't this episode show a newspaper article about the mouse being the bane of cats all over the world?
** At least a later episode showed the power transfer isn't permanent.
* In ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', at George's funeral she, as a ghost, watches her father hug one of his male students long and hard. She even asks Rube if its normal for two men to hug that long. There was an obvious implication of a homosexual affair, but it was never brought up again and towards the end of the series' run, its stated that he had an affair with a female student, not a male.
** WordOfGod is they ''were'' planning to have his affair be with a male student, but it was dropped due to ''ExecutiveMeddling''.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has a couple, mainly:
** Lawrence Dominic. Partway through Season 1, he gets [[spoiler: PutOnABus (well, in the attic, actually).]] Echo meets him again a whole season later, when [[spoiler: she gets sent to the attic--but when she escapes, he decides to stay in the attic and help the people there. He manages to escape in the next episode, but Adele sends him back, reasoning that it will be useful to have someone on the inside.]] And then the season ends without ever mentioning him again. He does show up once in "Epitaph One" to confront Adele, but he is never shown with the group again, and we neither find out what happened to him nor [[spoiler: what happened to Clyde or any of the other human computers in the attic.]]
** There's a brief mention that Whiskey/Dr. Saunders gets taken out of the building before it explodes, but we don't know in what state, how she gets to her totally different "Epitaph One" state (and how her [[spoiler: scars get removed]]), or what happens to her afterward, since she isn't in "Epitaph Two."
** Both of these can be attributed to the cancellation making it impossible to wrap up every plot point. If the cancellation confirmation hadn't come before the last few episodes were made, it could have been much worse.
* Fans of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' have been asking this of [[spoiler: the surviving Fuentes brother]] in Season Five. This might not have been such a big deal, except the first half of the season has several episodes dedicated to Miami Metro investigating the [[spoiler: Santos Muertos murders]], which, of course, leads to [[spoiler: Deb shooting one of the Fuentes brothers dead, but there is still one running around somewhere.]]
** And while we're at it, where did Officer Cira Manzon run off to?
** ''Dexter'' also has a very strong tendency towards dumping its non-Dexter related subplots and any characters introduced that season between seasons, regardless of whether their plots have been resolved.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', a minor character working in Wolfram & Hart's mail room is revealed to be a follower of a powerful rival demon who, unlike the higher people in the corporate hierarchy, knew ahead of time that the baby Connor was the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy. After the scene in which he makes this phone call, we never see him again, nor is the demon ("Master Tarfall, Underlord of Pain") ever mentioned outside this one incident.
* ''Series/BostonLegal'' is a terrible offender: characters are constantly thrown away without any resolution at all. One of the worst examples is when the new guy had been thrown away from his own office by an old lady, both of the characters were regulars and had been central to several plots, one episode ends with the new guy making a resolution to get his office back from the woman, we never heard of them again (and this was midway through a season).
* Even the otherwise awesome-beyond-all-belief ChuckNorris couldn't save ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' from falling into this trope: one episode where Cordell Walker was supposed to rescue a girl who was trapped in a Christian cult camp ended up having the last several minutes of it focused on Walker rescuing Alex Cahill from the cult camp, leaving the intended rescue target's status in question.
** This as well as many of the team partners that joined Walker, seem to simply disappear with no explanation.
** One episode "Deadly Vision" involves a man attempting to abduct children by luring them over to him with puppies, the puppies are never seen again after he successfully captures a girl and brings her to his home.

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* This happens frequently on ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Mia Dickerson In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', both Spearchucker and Riley Adams get a passing Ugly John disappear without any notice or mention again. Likewise, Lt. Dish, who was in the theatrical feature and in the TV series' pilot. After that, she was gone. Justified, in that it's the Army where people come and go a lot as they get rotated between various posts. The unstated reason for the removal of Spearchucker was that the show's creators learned that there were no black surgeons (working as such in MASH units) in the Korean War.
* An infuriating one in ''Series/MiamiVice'': At the end of the second season, Tubbs rekindles his relationship with Angelina Medera, daughter of murdered crime lord Esteban Calderone, and discovers that they have a son together. However, Calderone's son Orlando captures and kills Angelina and manages to convince Tubbs that his son was killed as well, when in fact he is secretly being kept alive. In
season following their respective disappearances, 3, Tubbs managed to get revenge on Orlando, but two others simply vanish. Ronnie Lake was a CSI on swing shift who worked closely with Sara Sidle. When Sara quit, Ronnie was never seen again. The biggest one was Sofia Curtis. She had a substantial character arc from seasons 5 through 7. She appeared in the first episode of season 8, then poof. Gone. Not even mentioned by those who were apparently close friends and co-workers. That is, until season 11, where she did finally re-appear in an episode. She's Brass's boss now.
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' is no stranger to it either. In the season 2 episode 'Run Silent, Run Deep', Danny Messer's brother, Louie, is badly beaten and left in a coma by Tanglewood boy Sonny Sassone, who
discovered him wearing a wire to try and get information about an old murder case recently discovered by the [=CSIs=]. Louie was mentioned once in passing, in a season 3 episode, but nothing's been said on his condition, and he hasn't been brought up since then.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Did Nick win the dance competition in the final episode?
** While not outright stated, it was heavily implied
that he lost to the magician.
* The second season finale of ''Series/{{Californication}}'' saw Becca and her boyfriend Damien proclaim their love for each other; Damien is, in fact, the reason Hank and Becca stay behind while Karen goes off to New York. Damien is never seen in the third season, however, is never mentioned and has no bearing on the plot whatsoever anymore. This is never explained.
** It's a safe assumption they broke up, as teen romances often do. A bigger question is what happened to the dog Hank steals as a minor plot point in the first season? He's in two episodes, and no further mention is made, even "I had to get rid of the dog because..."
* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel's father, Rocky, is diagnosed as terminally ill during the third series; Lionel says "he'll be lucky to last a year". However, the writers apparently decided they'd rather not kill him off. The program lasted several more years, but the possibility of Rocky's
his infant son's death was quietly dropped.
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' contained a literal mouse example. A villain tests a device for transferring Superman's [[PowersAsPrograms powers to others]] on a mouse. The 'supermouse' dashes straight out of its metal cage at superspeed into the outside world
in fact faked, and is never seen again. [[FridgeHorror An ultrafast, invincible, nigh-immortal predator is basically free to pounce on or through anything in the world.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Isn't it obvious what happens to the mouse?]]
** Didn't
this episode show a newspaper article about the mouse being the bane of cats all over the world?
** At least a later episode showed the power transfer isn't permanent.
* In ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', at George's funeral she, as a ghost, watches her father hug one of his male students long and hard. She even asks Rube if its normal for two men to hug that long. There was an obvious implication of a homosexual affair, but it
was never brought up again and towards for the end remainder of the series' run, its stated that he had an affair with a female student, not a male.
** WordOfGod is they ''were'' planning to have his affair be with a male student, but it was dropped due to ''ExecutiveMeddling''.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has a couple, mainly:
** Lawrence Dominic. Partway through Season 1, he gets [[spoiler: PutOnABus (well, in the attic, actually).]] Echo meets him again a whole season later, when [[spoiler: she gets sent to the attic--but when she escapes, he decides to stay in the attic and help the people there. He manages to escape in the next episode, but Adele sends him back, reasoning that it will be useful to have someone on the inside.]] And then the season ends without ever mentioning him again. He does show up once in "Epitaph One" to confront Adele, but he is never shown with the group again, and we neither find out what happened to him nor [[spoiler: what happened to Clyde or any of the other human computers in the attic.]]
** There's a brief mention that Whiskey/Dr. Saunders gets taken out of the building before it explodes, but we don't know in what state, how she gets to her totally different "Epitaph One" state (and how her [[spoiler: scars get removed]]), or what happens to her afterward, since she isn't in "Epitaph Two."
** Both of these can be attributed to the cancellation making it impossible to wrap up every plot point. If the cancellation confirmation hadn't come before the last few episodes were made, it could have been much worse.
* Fans of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' have been asking this of [[spoiler: the surviving Fuentes brother]] in Season Five. This might not have been such a big deal, except the first half of the season has several episodes dedicated to Miami Metro investigating the [[spoiler: Santos Muertos murders]], which, of course, leads to [[spoiler: Deb shooting one of the Fuentes brothers dead, but there is still one running around somewhere.]]
** And while we're at it, where did Officer Cira Manzon run off to?
** ''Dexter'' also has a very strong tendency towards dumping its non-Dexter related subplots and any characters introduced that season between seasons, regardless of whether their plots have been resolved.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', a minor character working in Wolfram & Hart's mail room is revealed to be a follower of a powerful rival demon who, unlike the higher people in the corporate hierarchy, knew ahead of time that the baby Connor was the fulfillment of an apocalyptic prophecy. After the scene in which he makes this phone call, we never see him again, nor is the demon ("Master Tarfall, Underlord of Pain") ever mentioned outside this one incident.
* ''Series/BostonLegal'' is a terrible offender: characters are constantly thrown away without any resolution at all. One of the worst examples is when the new guy had been thrown away from his own office by an old lady, both of the characters were regulars and had been central to several plots, one episode ends with the new guy making a resolution to get his office back from the woman, we never heard of them again (and this was midway through a season).
* Even the otherwise awesome-beyond-all-belief ChuckNorris couldn't save ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' from falling into this trope: one episode where Cordell Walker was supposed to rescue a girl who was trapped in a Christian cult camp ended up having the last several minutes of it focused on Walker rescuing Alex Cahill from the cult camp, leaving the intended rescue target's status in question.
** This as well as many of the team partners that joined Walker, seem to simply disappear with no explanation.
** One episode "Deadly Vision" involves a man attempting to abduct children by luring them over to him with puppies, the puppies are never seen again after he successfully captures a girl and brings her to his home.
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' ends with Cat being locked up in a padded room in a strait-jacket. No-one from the rest of the cast notices.
* ''Series/ICarly'', in the episode ''iWon't Cancel The Show'' has Sam get arrested and put in juvie for assaulting an ambassador with a hot dog or shoving it down his pants or something. Whilst she'll get out of juvie in a day or two, the case wouldn't just be dropped. It's never mentioned again.
* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', both Spearchucker and Ugly John disappear without any notice or mention again. Likewise, Lt. Dish, who was in the theatrical feature and in the TV series' pilot. After that, she was gone. Justified, in that it's the Army where people come and go a lot as they get rotated between various posts. The unstated reason for the removal of Spearchucker was that the show's creators learned that there were no black surgeons (working as such in MASH units) in the Korean War.
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''. Throughout the first season, Diana drops hints about her bad relationship with her father. She even calls him in the pilot episode when she thinks the world is ending. You never find out what happened between them, and he is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
** In the first series, Vorenus is made a senator by Julius Caesar. In the second series this is seemingly forgotten about, even though people were made senators for life. Caesar arranges a staged-election of Vorenus to the Senate. In fact, no one was elected to the Senate. Politicians elected to certain offices became members of the Senate for life, unless removed by the Censor. The point stands, of course.
** Before his assassination Caesar is shown to have appointed several long-haired Gauls to the Senate, much to the consternation of his rivals. No mention is made of what happened to them after, so one is left to assume that they left Rome and returned to their homelands.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** Many of her close friends like Crystal (a recurring character who appeared in the opening credits and later married Dan's father) and [[TokenMinority Anne-Marie]] stopped appearing with no further mention.
** Crystal and Anne-Marie both appeared in the opening episode of Season 8 where Roseanne had a baby shower. It was explained when she was making a video for her unborn child that Dan and his father just can't get along, and that's why Crystal isn't seen around as much.
** In Season 3, when Roseanne starts working at Rodbell's diner, she works her first shift with a newlywed. She's a young African-American woman. Bonnie appears soon after, and the first waitress is never seen nor mentioned again.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' ends with Cat being locked Used occasionally on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; not really a straight example, as it's generally only brought up to either highlight the crew's disinterest in a padded room the film-du-jour's "actual" plot (the nuns at the bus stop from ''Soultaker'', the MadScientist's father from ''The Brain That Wouldn't Die''), or gaping holes in a strait-jacket. No-one same (John Saxon from ''Mitchell'').
** John Saxon did die when he flipped his dune buggy while trying to run down Mitchell. The scene was already cut
from the rest of the cast notices.
* ''Series/ICarly'', in the episode ''iWon't Cancel The Show'' has Sam get arrested and put in juvie for assaulting an ambassador with a hot dog or shoving
TV print Best Brains used, but you can briefly hear it down his pants or something. Whilst she'll get out of juvie in a day or two, the case wouldn't just be dropped. It's never mentioned again.
* In ''Series/{{MASH}}'', both Spearchucker and Ugly John disappear without any notice or mention again. Likewise, Lt. Dish, who was
on Mitchell's radio in the theatrical feature and a later scene.
** One moment took this trope to an extreme:
in the TV series' pilot. After that, she was gone. Justified, in that it's the Army where people come and go a lot as they get rotated between various posts. The unstated reason for the removal of Spearchucker was that the show's creators learned that there were no black surgeons (working as such in MASH units) in the Korean War.
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''. Throughout the first season, Diana drops hints
1950s short about her bad marriage, a counselor uses a rubber band as a metaphor for relationship with her father. She even calls him stress. After it snaps and the young couple expresses shock, Tom and Crow go into mock hysterics ("We're gonna die!" "But where's the rubber band?!")
** Also,
in the pilot episode when she thinks last episode, the world is ending. You never find out what happened between them, SOL crashed to earth. Mike, Crow, and he Servo rented a one room apartment, and Gypsy is never mentioned again.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
** In the first series, Vorenus is made a senator by Julius Caesar. In the second series this is seemingly forgotten about, even though people
as starting her own company, but neither Cambot nor Magic voice were made senators for life. Caesar arranges a staged-election of Vorenus to shown.
*** I would think Cambot was... You know... The camera. Magic Voice and
the Senate. In fact, no one was elected to the Senate. Politicians elected to certain offices became members of the Senate for life, unless removed by the Censor. The point stands, of course.
Nanites are MIA but probably at Gypsy Co.
** Before his assassination Caesar is shown to have appointed several long-haired Gauls to the Senate, much to the consternation of his rivals. No mention is made of They never stated what happened to them after, so one is left to assume the nanites, who had made occasional appearances during the Sci-Fi era, either.
* Another resolution deleted example: In ''Series/TheOffice'' (American) episode "Drug Test," you don't find out where the joint came from. The deleted scene shows
that it was from two of Vance's deliverymen who commonly deliver things to the office.
** Another from TheOffice is the final fate of legendary JerkAss Todd Packer. Jim and Dwight set up Packer so that he would go to Tallahassee and get in a great deal of trouble with the Sabre CEO, and eventually Michael decides Packer is irredeemable and allows him to leave (and walk into the trap), though what became of him is never mentioned.
*** In season 8, his fate was revealed.
** In an episode in a later season, Jim is being interrogated by Dwight via a drug store blood pressure machine, when it is revealed that Jim has high blood pressure. Pam escorts him away and it is set up as a major plot point. As of the last season so far, this has been completely forgotten about.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'', in the season three episode Going Home, the curse is destroyed, sending all the characters back to the Enchanted Forest, the only exceptions being Emma, because she's the savior, and Henry, because unlike everyone else, he was born in in the 'real' world. There is no mention of Ashley/Cinderella's baby, who was also born in the 'real' world back in season one.
** The difference is that Ashley/Cinderella's baby was a) Born in Storybrook, and b) already conceived and in Ashley/Cinderella in the Enchanted Forest at the time of the curse, where as Henry was both born and conceived outside Storybrook after the curse was in place and outside the limits of the curse's influence. Henry may be the child of two people born in the Enchanted Forest, but
they left Rome were both beyond the Curse's influence.
*** Because of this, the real question is why was Neal/Balefire affected
and couldn't have gone with Emma and Henry. He was never affected by the curse and had already been in the real world well before the curse and should have been immune like Emma and Henry.
** The series is actually chock full of these, sewing plot seeds that are rarely
returned to their homelands.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** Many of her close friends like Crystal (a recurring character who appeared in
(presumably so they can find a new arc quickly). Among them being the opening credits and later married Dan's father) and [[TokenMinority Anne-Marie]] stopped appearing with no further mention.
** Crystal and Anne-Marie both appeared in
Dragon (implied to be from a realm other than the opening episode of Season 8 where Roseanne had a baby shower. It was explained when she was making a video for her unborn child that Dan and his father just can't Enchanted Forest,) Victor Frankenstein, (and an entire steampunk black-and-white world,) Oscar/Walsh (how the heck did he get along, and that's why Crystal isn't seen around as much.
** In Season 3, when Roseanne starts working at Rodbell's diner, she works her first shift with a newlywed. She's a young African-American woman. Bonnie appears soon after,
to Oz?), and the first waitress is never seen nor mentioned again. Genie/Mirror (Agrabah implies and Aladdin storyline).



* Series/TheWalkingDead manages to avert this humorously in the episode "Guts". Glenn and Morales are going down a storm drain, following after a rat while looking for a way out of the city only to discover large and impenetrable bars in their way. It's explicitly shown that a walker made a meal of the rat after it passed through the bars. Rather than what happened to the mouse we find our what happens to the rat.

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* Series/TheWalkingDead ''Series/RobinHood'':
** Will Scarlett and his brother Luke are saved by Robin from the gallows. Will escapes with Robin, but what happens to Luke? This is answered in a later episode in which Will tells a fellow outlaw that Luke went to Scarborough. But in the second series Luke and his father Dan Scarlett return to Sherwood to visit Will, and during the course of the episode [[spoiler:Dan dies.]] The episode closes with Will and his brother standing beside one another...but in the next episode, Luke has completely disappeared again.
** Like Luke Scarlett, Benedict and the man who claims to be a clergyman also disappear without a trace, as do all of Little John's gang except Roy
** A similar fate happens with another guest-star: the Fool. He was one of the more interesting and useful allies to the outlaws, but after the episode is finished (during which the Fool has actually been brought into the outlaw camp), he's never seen or mentioned again.
** In the third season a lion (don't ask) is set loose on Sherwood Forest in order to kill the outlaws. After the outlaws throw mustard powder at it (''please'' don't ask) it disappears entirely. It's real shame that it never reappeared when least expected in order to eat someone.
* ''Series/{{Rome}}'':
** In the first series, Vorenus is made a senator by Julius Caesar. In the second series this is seemingly forgotten about, even though people were made senators for life. Caesar arranges a staged-election of Vorenus to the Senate. In fact, no one was elected to the Senate. Politicians elected to certain offices became members of the Senate for life, unless removed by the Censor. The point stands, of course.
** Before his assassination Caesar is shown to have appointed several long-haired Gauls to the Senate, much to the consternation of his rivals. No mention is made of what happened to them after, so one is left to assume that they left Rome and returned to their homelands.
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''
** Many of her close friends like Crystal (a recurring character who appeared in the opening credits and later married Dan's father) and [[TokenMinority Anne-Marie]] stopped appearing with no further mention.
** Crystal and Anne-Marie both appeared in the opening episode of Season 8 where Roseanne had a baby shower. It was explained when she was making a video for her unborn child that Dan and his father just can't get along, and that's why Crystal isn't seen around as much.
** In Season 3, when Roseanne starts working at Rodbell's diner, she works her first shift with a newlywed. She's a young African-American woman. Bonnie appears soon after, and the first waitress is never seen nor mentioned again.
* In the second season of ''Series/TheShield'' there is a subplot where Danny accidentally kills an Arab man feuding with a neighbor under the belief that he was going to shoot a gun at her. The dead man's wife promises that she will pay for what happened. For several episodes after this Danny is repeatedly harassed by an unknown party, and while she suspects the widow is behind it she can't come up with any concrete proof. About two thirds through the season this is abandoned, as [[spoiler: Danny winds up having her job in jeopardy when the murder of criminal Armadillo Quintero occurs under her watch while he's in custody]], and it completely takes over as her character arc for the remainder of the second season while the question of who was harassing her is never mentioned again. There is a deleted scene on the Season 2 DVD set that somewhat resolves the subplot, but even that doesn't 100% confirm if the widow was truly the one harassing Danny or not.
* Remember in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' when there was an [[EvilTwin evil slider]] who was going to follow Quinn Mallory to the ends of time and space to get her revenge? What happened to her? And don't say "the show got cancelled," because she already hadn't shown up for years.
** IIRC her wormhole turned red, which in her research meant YourHeadAsplode.
** Considering the show casually got rid of Colin Mallory who got "unstuck", it's not surprising that other characters would be forgotten too.
** Quinn is also technically gone, having been merged by a MadScientist with another Quinn Mallory (henceforth known as Mallory). A few episodes deal with the fact that he's still partly inside Mallory, but the attempt to separate the two in the penultimate episode reveals that it's too late.
** An actual one to question is the 'Real' Arturo. Near the end of 'Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome', we get a Shell Game where the two Arturos, the Slider and the native to that dimension, are fighting one another... after one Slides with the others, the Arturo that was left behind in the dimension reacts as if he is worried for his friends, implying he was the Slider Arturo. Eventually the Arturo that slid with the others goes through an arc where he has cancer, has a limited time to live, and sacrifices himself to save Quinn, but that still leaves the ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' of what happened to the other, potentially 'real', Arturo. He had the resources available to him, he knew how the Sliding device worked, he had many reasons to try to chase after the others... so what ever happened to him?
*** There are actually a few other endings that left potential ''WhatHappenedToTheMouse'' moments, like the dimension where Arturo helped Conrad Bennish of that world fix the A-Bomb to save it from the Asteroid, at the end Arturo tried to take key schematic pages with him to protect the dimension from Bennish's meglomania, but we see Bennish stole them back, leaving us to wonder about that world.
**** Conrad Bennish in many worlds brings up this question, as several incarnations of him are shown, given more then a little detailing, and then we never are sure what happened, especially the A-Bomb Bennish and the Blind Kromag Captive Bennish...
* In Season 9 of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Mia Dearden (the second Speedy in the comics) appears in two episodes, over the course of which Green Arrow accepts her as his sidekick. She is then never mentioned ever again.
** There's also Lucas Luthor, Lionel's illegitimate son. He appeared in exactly one episode(though he had been mentioned before) at the end of which he was hidden away somewhere by Lex. After that he was never mentioned again, the characters even referred to Lex as Lionel's only son in later seasons.
* In season 3 of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Paulie and Christopher try to kill a Russian man in the snowy Pine Barrens, shooting him as he runs off. He escapes into the woods and isn't mentioned ever again.
** A commercial for the final few episodes of the series highlighting most of the notable character deaths up to that point makes light of Valery's (intentionally) ambiguous fate, by first including him in the montage of the dead but adding a question mark after his name before moving on to the next character.
** Paulie and Christopher later tell that story as an anecdote, prompting them to fight it out. So while it remained a mystery, it's been mentioned.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Yellow Eyed Demon mentioned other generations of children he'd given his blood to; they're never brought up and none of them ever appear, which is very strange for a show with such a complex myth arc.
** Especially that they made it quite clear that YED was still giving blood to kids. What will happen with these kids who weren't part of the Battle Royale we will never know.
** Castiel's wife Daphne from [[ForgotTheCall "The Born-Again Identity"]].
** A couple of episodes had them let [[WouldNotHurtAChild the child of a human-eating monster survive]].
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Malcolm's AxCrazy [[TheDragon second in command]] Jamie, after playing a fairly prominent role in the post season 2 specials, vanishes without explanation for seasons 3 and 4. Given the he was last seen siding against Malcolm in the leadership contest, though, it seems safe to assume that he probably doesn't have a job any more.
* ''Series/UltraSeven'' Episode 17 features a literal example of this trope. In the beginning a miner named Jiro, who is identical to lead character Dan Moroboshi [[spoiler:because Ultra Seven saved Jiro's life and based his human appearance on him after the latter nearly died performing a similarly selfless act]], runs back to save a miner's pet mouse from death during a mysterious cave-in. Both are trapped in the mine, and the plot of the episode centers on the Ultra Garrison attempting to free him. Throughout the episode Jiro talks to the mouse (named Lucky) for comfort and yet when Ultra Seven rescues Jiro towards the end of the episode ... we never see what happens to the mouse. Ultra Seven didn't even know it existed, so in all likelihood it was just left to die in the mine [[spoiler: or killed in the explosion that follows]]. Which means that not only does the audience (many of whom would have been children) never receive any resolution to that character arc, but for all we know the entire point of Jiro becoming trapped in the mine, and thus the entire point of the episode's plot, has been negated.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' has two notable ones, both revolving around the same character, Bonnie. In an episode of season two, a witch named Lucy had been working with Katharine. She met Bonnie and spoke of the Bennett witches, indicating a history. As she leaves, she mentions that Bonnie will see her again. So far, she's been a liar on that count.
** In season three came Jamie, a young man who'd been taken in by Bonnie's mother. He and Bonnie clearly had feelings for one another, going back to her home after a dance and falling asleep together. The next episode, he's gone without any explanation.
* Done at least twice by ''Series/VeronicaMars''. In Season 1, Weevil breaks into the Kane house to steal a note he wrote to Lilly before she died. At the end of the episode, Veronica confronts him and asks what the note said. Weevil refuses to tell her, and the show never explains, or even mentions, the note again. And in Season 2, when [[spoiler:Grace Manning's abuse is discovered by Sheriff Lamb]], we never find out what happens to her or her parents.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' ends with Cat being locked up in a padded room in a strait-jacket. No-one from the rest of the cast notices.
* Even the otherwise awesome-beyond-all-belief ChuckNorris couldn't save ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' from falling into this trope: one episode where Cordell Walker was supposed to rescue a girl who was trapped in a Christian cult camp ended up having the last several minutes of it focused on Walker rescuing Alex Cahill from the cult camp, leaving the intended rescue target's status in question.
** This as well as many of the team partners that joined Walker, seem to simply disappear with no explanation.
** One episode "Deadly Vision" involves a man attempting to abduct children by luring them over to him with puppies, the puppies are never seen again after he successfully captures a girl and brings her to his home.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead''
manages to avert this humorously in the episode "Guts". Glenn and Morales are going down a storm drain, following after a rat while looking for a way out of the city only to discover large and impenetrable bars in their way. It's explicitly shown that a walker made a meal of the rat after it passed through the bars. Rather than what happened to the mouse we find our what happens to the rat.



* An infuriating one in ''MiamiVice'': At the end of the second season, Tubbs rekindles his relationship with Angelina Medera, daughter of murdered crime lord Esteban Calderone, and discovers that they have a son together. However, Calderone's son Orlando captures and kills Angelina and manages to convince Tubbs that his son was killed as well, when in fact he is secretly being kept alive. In season 3, Tubbs managed to get revenge on Orlando, but never discovered that his infant son's death was in fact faked, and this was never brought up for the remainder of the series.
* A fairly minor one occurs in the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode ''The Carnival Job'': the original mark is discussed as mourning for his dead wife by neglecting his daughter and spending lots of money on their house - he's $3 million in debt. By the end of the episode, he [[spoiler: has come to his senses, reunited with his daughter, and returned the MacGuffin he stole, so everyone acts like this is a happy ending. There's no mention of the fact that he's still deeply in debt and probably won't be able to pay it off.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Poor Ben....
** In the two-parter at the beach house, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Phoebe's biological mother is very much alive. After this two-parter and one Season 4 guest appearance, she never appears again and arguably came down with ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.]]
** Phoebe's father Frank (played by Bob Balaban) who made one appearance and was never seen or heard from again.
** The fact that Rachel is a single mother is something that should, in theory, weigh in hugely on her decision to move to Paris or not. Emma should probably be on the plane with Rachel when she makes her dramatic exit to come back to Ross at the end. Yet, she's never even mentioned or seen in the finale.
*** Rachel has a throwaway line stating that her mother will be bringing Emma along to Paris a few days after she herself arrives, but it's still pretty weird that she's nowhere to be seen for the entire episode, particularly in the very last seen with everyone together.
** Sometimes the writers would introduce a random relative into an episode (usually for the sake of a HeyItsThatGuy moment) but then never mention him/her again afterwards. Two examples are Monica (and Ross's) Aunt Iris from "The One With All The Poker" and their cousin Cassie from "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin."

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* An infuriating one in ''MiamiVice'': At ''Series/TheWestWing'' is somewhat infamous for this, the end of the second season, Tubbs rekindles his relationship with Angelina Medera, daughter of murdered crime lord Esteban Calderone, and discovers that they have a son together. However, Calderone's son Orlando captures and kills Angelina and manages to convince Tubbs that his son was killed as well, when in fact he is secretly most notable example being kept alive. In season 3, Tubbs managed to get revenge on Orlando, but never discovered that his infant son's death was in fact faked, and this was never brought up for the remainder of the series.
* A fairly minor one occurs in the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' episode ''The Carnival Job'': the original mark is discussed as mourning for his dead wife by neglecting his daughter and spending lots of money on their house - he's $3 million in debt. By the end of the episode, he [[spoiler: has come to his senses, reunited
Mandy, who disappeared with his daughter, and returned not a single reference afterwards after the MacGuffin he stole, so everyone acts like this is first season. The website TelevisionWithoutPity uses "sent to Mandyville" to mean a happy ending. There's no mention of character's disappearance without subsequent mention.
** She didn't just disappear, she was retroactively erased, failing to appear in flashbacks where
the fact that he's still deeply character should have been present. It was as if she had [[Series/DoctorWho been swallowed by a crack in debt and probably won't be able to pay it off.reality.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Poor Ben....
**
In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', the two-parter at AlphaBitch, Gigi, supposedly set to be Alex's arch enemy appeared twice in the beach house, [[spoiler: it's revealed that Phoebe's biological mother is very much alive. After this two-parter first Season, then once in the second and one Season 4 guest appearance, she never appears again and arguably came down with ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.]]
** Phoebe's father Frank (played by Bob Balaban) who made one appearance and was never seen or
hasn't been heard from since.
** Alex and Justin acquired an enchanted dragon disguised as a beagle named Dragon in "Curb Your Dragon". After that episode, Dragon never appeared again. It was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at least twice, once by Max and once by Zeke, who coincidentally debuted in the following episode.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Bomb. This example goes hand-in-hand with NobodyPoops. The students have a TV detector man on the doorstep and no TV licence. Low on ideas they come up with a desperate idea... [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mn1Y7nhB16U "Vyv -- eat the telly!"]] However, once the man from TV licencing barges into the living room and sees a electrical flex protruding from Vyvyan, he decides to go and wait for the unknown contents to work their way through. Once he heads upstairs, falls through the hole in the floor and walk back up, we never hear from him
again.
** The fact * In a forgettable After School Special from TheEighties called ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204467/ Maricela]]''[[note]]about a young El Salvadorian refugee whose mother works for a middle class WASP family with a teenage girl of its own[[/note]], it is established that Rachel is a single the title character's mother is something possibly an illegal immigrant who could face deportation, and that should, said title character's father is trapped in theory, weigh in hugely on her decision to move to Paris or not. Emma should probably be on the plane with Rachel when she makes her dramatic exit to come back to Ross middle of a Salvadoran civil war. However, both of these potentially interesting plot points are forgotten at the end. Yet, she's never even mentioned or seen in climax of the finale.
*** Rachel has a throwaway line stating that her mother will be bringing Emma along to Paris a few days after she herself arrives, but it's still pretty weird that she's nowhere to be seen for
special, when the entire episode, particularly in the very last seen with everyone together.
** Sometimes the writers would introduce a random relative into
WASP-y girl learns an episode (usually for the sake of a HeyItsThatGuy moment) but then never mention him/her again afterwards. Two examples are Monica (and Ross's) Aunt Iris from "The One With All The Poker" important lesson about tolerance and their cousin Cassie from "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin." rescues Maricela, yadda yadda.



* What''ever'' happened to Missy Cooper, Sheldon's sister from ''TheBigBangTheory''? She only appeared in one episode, and got a passing mention in another, but she hasn't made a return appearance so far.
** In the episode "The Cooper Extraction", Sheldon visits Texas when his sister is giving birth.
** For that matter, whatever happened to Stephanie? Her relationship with Leonard got a whole arc of episodes devoted to it, and just when their relationship troubles had been resolved... she disappeared and was never seen again.
* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' plays a rather horrific version of this trope. In the show, the Horoscopes don't really die, and the people that turn into them can still fight. How do they get taken out for good? Well, one of them sends the failures to the Dark Nebula, a dark place that horrifies some of the most loyal of Horoscopes. There were only three people trapped in there in the series' run: [[spoiler: Sonada, due to her failing Gamou for the last time, Kijima, due to Libra tricking Virgo into thinking he was a nosy police officer, and Sugiura, who went against the Horoscopes]]. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Virgo, the Horoscope that summons the Dark Nebula, was just sending them into suspended animation at his HQ. When he is killed by the BigBad, the three that were sent to the 'Dark Nebula' were never seen again after that revelation, nor was there any telling that the heroes ever got around to saving them, even in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue movie which has a ''five-year timeskip''. Rather unnerving for a fun show about friendship]].
* In ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'', there are a few:
** In "Starstruck," the episode begins with Jo putting on a fund-raiser for a scholarship student. By the end of the episode, the girl is never mentioned again.
** In "The Four Muskateers," the girls have worked off their debt to the school and are told they have to move out of their room to make room for four more girls who are being punished. By the end of the episode, Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tootie are in trouble again and must stay in the room as punishment again, but no mention is made of the other girls who were to be punished.
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'', Pepper vanishes partway through "Nor'easter". No one comments on this, or really seems to notice. [[spoiler: She shows up again in "The Coat Hanger." It turns out she was abducted by the same aliens who abducted Kit, Alma, and Grace.]]
* ''Series/UltraSeven'' Episode 17 features a literal example of this trope. In the beginning a miner named Jiro, who is identical to lead character Dan Moroboshi [[spoiler:because Ultra Seven saved Jiro's life and based his human appearance on him after the latter nearly died performing a similarly selfless act]], runs back to save a miner's pet mouse from death during a mysterious cave-in. Both are trapped in the mine, and the plot of the episode centers on the Ultra Garrison attempting to free him. Throughout the episode Jiro talks to the mouse (named Lucky) for comfort and yet when Ultra Seven rescues Jiro towards the end of the episode ... we never see what happens to the mouse. Ultra Seven didn't even know it existed, so in all likelihood it was just left to die in the mine [[spoiler: or killed in the explosion that follows]]. Which means that not only does the audience (many of whom would have been children) never receive any resolution to that character arc, but for all we know the entire point of Jiro becoming trapped in the mine, and thus the entire point of the episode's plot, has been negated.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' usually avoid these, but in the episode [[Recap/CommunityS2E18CustodyLawAndEasternEuropeanDiplomacy Custody Law and Eastern European Diplomacy]], Troy and Abed have a new friend, Lukka, who they eventually find out did some pretty nasty things during the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. By the end of the episode, they've stopped being friends with him and he's never mentioned again. It's of course good that they stopped hanging out with him, but there's still a ''Balkan war criminal'' on the loose in Greendale.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'''s first half of season 12 had episodes revolving around Clare taking an internship at the Toronto Interpreter and trying to impress her boss Asher Shostak with her great journalism skills. She is then sexually assaulted by him in his car and keeps the incident a secret. Clare all of a sudden gets fired from her job because Asher accuses her of making false accusations about him and making her the bad guy in all of this. In the last episode of the first half, Asher's former intern tells Clare that she too was sexually assaulted by him and agreed that they both should go to the police together about the matter. We never find out if they did go to the police and Clare's former job at the Toronto Interpreter, even Asher's sexual assault on her, is never mentioned again throughout season twelve, nor in thirteen.
** Technically, this isn't the show's first and only storyline to go unresolved. There are several that are still left hanging from previous seasons, but we're not going to name them all because there's one too many of them.



* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' has a ton of examples.
** The cat in season 1. Caused a bunch of drama for the characters for about three episodes, then was never seen or mentioned again.
** The tear of gold from the season 2 finale. It was even the cliffhanger, and ... was never even mentioned in season 3.
** A lot of characters have disappeared between seasons with no given explanation. The most notable will have to be Jason Winkler, who was a pretty major character and actually had a suggested romance with one of the main characters despite being a teacher. Then season 2 came, and ... gone. Granted, with him he WAS dying of a degenerative illness but they never specified a death so much of the fandom refuses to believe he really died.
* In Season 9 of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Mia Dearden (the second Speedy in the comics) appears in two episodes, over the course of which Green Arrow accepts her as his sidekick. She is then never mentioned ever again.
** There's also Lucas Luthor, Lionel's illegitimate son. He appeared in exactly one episode(though he had been mentioned before) at the end of which he was hidden away somewhere by Lex. After that he was never mentioned again, the characters even referred to Lex as Lionel's only son in later seasons.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', it was hinted that Cole was working for the Triad for something in return. At the end of the season, it was revealed to be his father's soul, which they had somehow acquired years earlier. However, after obtaining his father's soul, it is never stated what Cole did with it and is never mentioned again.
* A rather literal meta-example from ''Series/TheGoldbergs'': In the episode "Mini-Murray," after Adam's mother refuses to allow him to go see ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' on his own, Adam tricks his grandfather into taking him, telling him that they are going to see ''Film/TheGreatMouseDetective.'' After a few short clips of the two watching the movie and being visibly terrified by it, finally they cut to the movie having just ended, and Adam's grandfather exclaims, "Where the f__k was the mouse?!?"
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In one episode, Roz says she accidentally ran her car into a limousine that happened to have four high-powered lawyers in it, and that she'll be paying for the damages for a ''very'' long time. It never gets brought up again after that.
** In another episode, it's revealed that Martin regularly goes to [[spoiler:the parole hearings of the man who shot him]]. The episode ends on an unusually somber note, when Martin [[spoiler:is asked if he wants to make a statement, he stands up and says, "I've got nothing to say," then leaves. He does this even though both the man and his mother had told Martin he's changed his ways and now repents his criminal actions]]. This subplot is never followed in later episodes, and Martin is never shown going to [[spoiler:the parole hearing]] again. Then again, how often are [[spoiler:parole hearings for someone convicted of shooting a police officer]] anyway?
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'', in the season three episode Going Home, the curse is destroyed, sending all the characters back to the Enchanted Forest, the only exceptions being Emma, because she's the savior, and Henry, because unlike everyone else, he was born in in the 'real' world. There is no mention of Ashley/Cinderella's baby, who was also born in the 'real' world back in season one.
** The difference is that Ashley/Cinderella's baby was a) Born in Storybrook, and b) already conceived and in Ashley/Cinderella in the Enchanted Forest at the time of the curse, where as Henry was both born and conceived outside Storybrook after the curse was in place and outside the limits of the curse's influence. Henry may be the child of two people born in the Enchanted Forest, but they were both beyond the Curse's influence.
*** Because of this, the real question is why was Neal/Balefire affected and couldn't have gone with Emma and Henry. He was never affected by the curse and had already been in the real world well before the curse and should have been immune like Emma and Henry.
* Once Upon A Time is actually chock full of these, sewing plot seeds that are rarely returned to (presumably so they can find a new arc quickly). Among them being the Dragon (implied to be from a realm other than the Enchanted Forest,) Victor Frankenstein, (and an entire steampunk black-and-white world,) Oscar/Walsh (how the heck did he get to Oz?), and the Genie/Mirror (Agrabah implies and Aladdin storyline).
* ''Series/TheThickOfIt'': Malcolm's AxCrazy [[TheDragon second in command]] Jamie, after playing a fairly prominent role in the post season 2 specials, vanishes without explanation for seasons 3 and 4. Given the he was last seen siding against Malcolm in the leadership contest, though, it seems safe to assume that he probably doesn't have a job any more.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'' has a few: namely,
** What happened to Jane's dad [[spoiler:after he caused the plane crash]]? The last the audience heard from him was when a newsradio station announced his [[spoiler:attempted suicide]]
** [[spoiler:Did Huell ever leave the basement?]]
* ''Series/FullHouse'' Full House has a number of these, one of which featured Uncle Joey getting a job as a cartoon voice actor with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, but unlike his other television jobs, this one is never discussed or referenced again in the entire series.
* ''TheVampireDiaries'' has two notable ones, both revolving around the same character, Bonnie. In an episode of season two, a witch named Lucy had been working with Katharine. She met Bonnie and spoke of the Bennett witches, indicating a history. As she leaves, she mentions that Bonnie will see her again. So far, she's been a liar on that count.
** In season three came Jamie, a young man who'd been taken in by Bonnie's mother. He and Bonnie clearly had feelings for one another, going back to her home after a dance and falling asleep together. The next episode, he's gone without any explanation.
* In the second season of ''Series/TheShield'' there is a subplot where Danny accidentally kills an Arab man feuding with a neighbor under the belief that he was going to shoot a gun at her. The dead man's wife promises that she will pay for what happened. For several episodes after this Danny is repeatedly harassed by an unknown party, and while she suspects the widow is behind it she can't come up with any concrete proof. About two thirds through the season this is abandoned, as [[spoiler: Danny winds up having her job in jeopardy when the murder of criminal Armadillo Quintero occurs under her watch while he's in custody]], and it completely takes over as her character arc for the remainder of the second season while the question of who was harassing her is never mentioned again. There is a deleted scene on the Season 2 DVD set that somewhat resolves the subplot, but even that doesn't 100% confirm if the widow was truly the one harassing Danny or not.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake, Tomas Calderon, and Werner Von Strucker]] have all received this fate thus far.
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a strange habit of critically wounding recurring characters and then dropping them off in a hospital somewhere with no word on whether they eventually recovered or not. [[spoiler: Felix Blake, Tomas Calderon, and Werner Von Strucker]] have all received this fate thus far.
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* In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]], [[spoiler:Hitler himself]] is shoved into a cupboard and promptly forgotten.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ye9oi4IyI Hitler isn't happy about it]]

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* In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]], [[spoiler:Hitler himself]] the TARDIS team accidentally saves Hitler's life, and when he proves too annoying, is shoved into a cupboard and promptly forgotten.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ye9oi4IyI
forgotten. The rest of the episode is about River Song being badass.
-->'''Rory:''' ''[completely stunned]'' Does anybody else find this day just a bit difficult? I'm getting a sort of banging in my head.\\
'''Amy:''' Yeah, I think that's
Hitler isn't happy about it]]in the cupboard.
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