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18th Oct '16 12:09:14 PM ShorinBJ
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* 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.

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* 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.pilot, plus one other episode a while later. 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.



** 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.

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** There's also Lucas Luthor, Lionel's illegitimate son. He appeared in exactly one episode(though 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.



* ''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.

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* ''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.Katherine. 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.
7th Oct '16 7:14:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The main page quote refers to the fate of the Doctor's granddaughter Susan, his very first companion and ''only depicted blood relative'', whom he never does return to despite his promise to do so one day at the end of "The Dalek Invasion of Earth". While various ExpandedUniverse stories have explored this issue over the decades, no ''canonical'' return has happened in the television series, so what became of her, whether she was affected by the Last Great Time War, etc. may forever be a mystery -- along with why audiences still haven't met ''other'' members of his family, in particular his first wife. While some of the questions below are also brought up/answered in the show's extensive ExpandedUniverse, aside from the telvision spinoffs next to none of those works are regarded as hard canon and many contradict each other, so they don't count.
* In "The Space Museum", there's a scene where the Doctor obsesses about Ian losing a button from his cardigan, prompting Ian to ask the Doctor why he's always so interested in such trivial things. The Doctor tells him in a significant way that trivial things often lead to great discoveries. The button never comes up again. This was observed by Robert Shearman on a DVD special feature, who called it 'brilliant'.
* In "The Time Warrior", we're introduced to the scullions who work in Irongron's castle, who get a significant scene discussing feminism with Sarah Jane. We see the Doctor go out of his way to evacuate Irongron's men, but we never see him go back for the women and they don't appear in later scenes. Sarah doesn't even express any concern about them. Did they get blown up?

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* The main page quote refers to the fate of the Doctor's granddaughter Susan, his very first companion and ''only depicted blood relative'', whom he never does return to despite his promise to do so one day at the end of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth".Earth]]". While various ExpandedUniverse stories have explored this issue over the decades, no ''canonical'' return has happened in the television series, so what became of her, whether she was affected by the Last Great Time War, etc. may forever be a mystery -- along with why audiences still haven't met ''other'' members of his family, in particular his first wife. While some of the questions below are also brought up/answered in the show's extensive ExpandedUniverse, aside from the telvision spinoffs next to none of those works are regarded as hard canon and many contradict each other, so they don't count.
* In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum", Museum]]", there's a scene where the Doctor obsesses about Ian losing a button from his cardigan, prompting Ian to ask the Doctor why he's always so interested in such trivial things. The Doctor tells him in a significant way that trivial things often lead to great discoveries. The button never comes up again. This was observed by Robert Shearman on a DVD special feature, who called it 'brilliant'.
* In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior", Warrior]]", we're introduced to the scullions who work in Irongron's castle, who get a significant scene discussing feminism with Sarah Jane. We see the Doctor go out of his way to evacuate Irongron's men, but we never see him go back for the women and they don't appear in later scenes. Sarah doesn't even express any concern about them. Did they get blown up?



* At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Season 26]] Ace leaves with the Doctor, to have many more adventures...but isn't there when he appears for Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie. When or how she left, or what she is doing now, is mostly unknown, though she's briefly mentioned in an episode of the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. But that same scene also leaves unanswered the questions of what became of Dodo post-"War Machines" and Victoria post-"Fury from the Deep"!

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* At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Season 26]] Ace leaves with the Doctor, to have many more adventures...but isn't there when he appears for Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie. When or how she left, or what she is doing now, is mostly unknown, though she's briefly mentioned in an episode of the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. But that same scene also leaves unanswered the questions of what became of Dodo post-"War Machines" post-"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E10TheWarMachines The War Machines]]" and Victoria post-"Fury post-"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E6FuryFromTheDeep Fury from the Deep"!Deep]]"!
27th Aug '16 8:11:21 AM Sapphirea2
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* In the climax of Series 9's "The Woman Who Lived", Sam Swift the good-natured highwayman is given the second Mire medkit to both save his life and defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek with life energy. Afterward, Ashildr/Lady Me and the Doctor discuss what might happen to him -- he may or may not have been immortalized the way she was with the first medkit, given the different circumstances of his revival. Later in the season the Doctor and Ashildr cross paths again, but Sam Swift is never mentioned once even though she was working to keep tabs on those the Doctor leaves behind in his travels.

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* In the climax of Series 9's "The Woman Who Lived", Sam Swift the good-natured highwayman is given the second Mire medkit to both save his life and defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek with life energy. Afterward, Ashildr/Lady Me and the Doctor discuss what might happen to him -- he may or may not have been immortalized the way she was with the first medkit, given the different circumstances of his revival. Later in the season [[spoiler: the Doctor and Ashildr cross paths again, again centuries and then ''millennia'' later]], but Sam Swift is never mentioned once even though she was working to keep tabs on those the Doctor leaves behind in once, much less his travels.ultimate fate.
27th Aug '16 8:09:28 AM Sapphirea2
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** As of the end of Series 9, this also applies to [[spoiler: Only-Mostly-Dead Clara Oswald and Ashildr/Me, who for bonus points are both functional immortals]].
27th Aug '16 8:04:58 AM Sapphirea2
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* In the climax of Series 9's "The Woman Who Lived", Sam Swift the good-natured highwayman is given the second Mire medkit to both save his life and defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek with life energy. Afterward, Ashildr/Lady Me and the Doctor discuss what might happen to him -- he may or may not have been immortalized the way she was with the first medkit, given the different circumstances of his revival. The Doctor and Ashildr do cross ways again centuries and then millennia later in "Face the Raven" and "Hell Bent", but Sam Swift is never mentioned once even though Ashildr was working to keep tabs on those the Doctor leaves behind in his travels.

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* In the climax of Series 9's "The Woman Who Lived", Sam Swift the good-natured highwayman is given the second Mire medkit to both save his life and defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek with life energy. Afterward, Ashildr/Lady Me and the Doctor discuss what might happen to him -- he may or may not have been immortalized the way she was with the first medkit, given the different circumstances of his revival. The Later in the season the Doctor and Ashildr do cross ways again centuries and then millennia later in "Face the Raven" and "Hell Bent", paths again, but Sam Swift is never mentioned once even though Ashildr she was working to keep tabs on those the Doctor leaves behind in his travels.
27th Aug '16 8:01:01 AM Sapphirea2
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* The main page quote refers to the fate of the Doctor's granddaughter Susan, his very first companion and ''only depicted blood relative'', whom he never does return to despite his promise to do so one day at the end of "The Dalek Invasion of Earth". While various ExpandedUniverse stories have explored this issue over the decades, no ''canonical'' return has happened in the television series, so what became of her, whether she was affected by the Last Great Time War, etc. may forever be a mystery -- along with why audiences still haven't met ''other'' members of his family, in particular his first wife. While some of the questions below are also brought up/answered in the show's extensive ExpandedUniverse, aside from the telvision spinoffs next to none of those works are regarded as hard canon and many contradict each other, so they don't count.



* In one late Fourth Doctor story, the Doctor puts a half-full cup of tea in his pocket for a {{Hammerspace}} gag. Fans at the time were perturbed by the fact that the cup of tea never showed up again. It was eventually turned into a BrickJoke when, in the final DoctorWhoMissingAdventures book, the Doctor fished the cup of tea out of his pocket and drunk it to reduce his stress.
* At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Season 26]] Ace leaves with the Doctor, to have many more adventures...but isn't there when he appears for Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie. When or how she left, or what she is doing now, is unknown.
** She is briefly mentioned in an episode of the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.
*** That same scene also leaves unanswered the questions of what became of Dodo post-''War Machines'' and Victoria post-''Fury from the Deep''.
* Jack's missing memories... remember those? The two years of his life that the Time agency stole? They were mentioned once and never again. They were actually mentioned a few times on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Most notably, Adam held the memories hostage.
* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Jenny]] stole a ship and went out to see the universe. We never see these adventures, and the doctor doesn't know she's alive.

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* In one late Fourth Doctor story, the Doctor puts a half-full cup of tea in his pocket for a {{Hammerspace}} gag. Fans at the time were perturbed by the fact that the cup of tea never showed up again. It was eventually turned into a BrickJoke when, in the final DoctorWhoMissingAdventures book, the Doctor fished the cup of tea out of his pocket and drunk drank it to reduce his stress.
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* At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Season 26]] Ace leaves with the Doctor, to have many more adventures...but isn't there when he appears for Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie. When or how she left, or what she is doing now, is unknown.
** She is
mostly unknown, though she's briefly mentioned in an episode of the spin-off ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.
*** That
''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. But that same scene also leaves unanswered the questions of what became of Dodo post-''War Machines'' post-"War Machines" and Victoria post-''Fury post-"Fury from the Deep''.
Deep"!
* Captain Jack's missing memories... remember those? The two years of his life that the Time agency Agency stole? They were mentioned once and never again. again -- on ''Doctor Who'', anyway. They were are actually mentioned a few times on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Most ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''; most notably, Adam held the memories hostage.
* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter Jenny]] stole a ship and went out to see the universe. We never see these adventures, and the doctor Doctor doesn't know she's alive.



* The 50th anniversary special, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]], has two plots; the Time War and a Zygon Invasion. The latter is completely forgotten about until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion two years later]].

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* The 50th anniversary special, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]], Doctor]]", has two plots; the Time War and a Zygon Invasion. invasion that ends with a peace treaty being negotiated. The latter is completely forgotten about until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion two years later]].later]].
* In the climax of Series 9's "The Woman Who Lived", Sam Swift the good-natured highwayman is given the second Mire medkit to both save his life and defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek with life energy. Afterward, Ashildr/Lady Me and the Doctor discuss what might happen to him -- he may or may not have been immortalized the way she was with the first medkit, given the different circumstances of his revival. The Doctor and Ashildr do cross ways again centuries and then millennia later in "Face the Raven" and "Hell Bent", but Sam Swift is never mentioned once even though Ashildr was working to keep tabs on those the Doctor leaves behind in his travels.
14th Aug '16 11:38:39 AM Umbethi
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** Sliders was actually notoriously bad for this trope. Another notable example is Ryan Simms (played by Nicholas Lea, of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame), who joined the group in the Season 1 finale. Word of God has it that he was supposed to join the main cast, but the producers feared the audience would forget who he was during the hiatus, so they had him casually written out in the Season 2 premiere with only a vague explanation.

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** Sliders was actually notoriously bad for this trope. Another notable example is Ryan Simms (played by Nicholas Lea, of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fame), who joined the group in the Season 1 finale. finale, along with a dog named Henry who Wade had adopted. Word of God has it that he Ryan was supposed to join the main cast, but the producers feared the audience would forget who he was during the hiatus, so they had him casually written out in the Season 2 premiere with only a vague explanation.explanation. No mention was given to Henry.
13th Aug '16 5:59:57 PM tiiger
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** Averted in the case of Sam and Ana, the young couple Rick and Carol meet in the season 4 episode "Indifference". Ana is killed off screen, but Sam is nowhere to be found. He eventually shows up in the season 5 premiere, in which [[spoiler:he is clubbed to death in Terminus]]. It's easy to miss, as seven months had passed in the real world since his first appearance and it's entirely possible for viewers to have forgotten what he looked like.
13th Aug '16 5:42:55 PM tiiger
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* The episodes "Conspiracy" and "Schisms" ended with suggestions that the aliens defeated in those episodes [[SequelHook could return]]. They never did.[[note]]In the case of the latter episode, it was deliberate—the staff was unhappy about how the aliens appeared, due to a budget cut, and so said the hell with it.[[/note]]

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* ** The episodes "Conspiracy" and "Schisms" ended with suggestions that the aliens defeated in those episodes [[SequelHook could return]]. They never did.[[note]]In the case of the latter episode, it was deliberate—the staff was unhappy about how the aliens appeared, due to a budget cut, and so said the hell with it.[[/note]]
13th Aug '16 5:42:07 PM tiiger
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** A minor one in season 2's "The Royale": The away team is trapped in the artificial reality of a 20th Century hotel from a pulp novel about a mobster, a copy of which they find in one of the rooms. Riker mentions that mobster Mickey D shows up towards the end and murders a bellboy, and sure enough, they actually witness that happen later on. He also mentions a subplot about a woman and her lover plotting to kill her husband, but that one never comes up again.
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