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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the ValentinesDayEpisode, Cat Noir is about to confess his love to Ladybug when Dark Cupid fires one of his HatePlague arrows at her; Cat [{TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]], and proceeds to instead declare that he ''loathes'' her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the ValentinesDayEpisode, Cat Noir is about to confess his love to Ladybug when Dark Cupid fires one of his HatePlague arrows at her; Cat [{TakingTheBullet [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]], and proceeds to instead declare that he ''loathes'' her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': In the ValentinesDayEpisode, Cat Noir is about to confess his love to Ladybug when Dark Cupid fires one of his HatePlague arrows at her; Cat [{TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]], and proceeds to instead declare that he ''loathes'' her.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Reiko, from the Webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Rascals}}'', was about to reveal her love for Skye when Chrissy interrupts.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Rascals}}'', just as Reiko was about to confess to Skye after getting back together, Chrissy interrupts them to say her goodbyes.

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* ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'': Peter is about to finally tell MJ about his feelings for her, when she interrupts:
-->'''Peter:''' MJ, I...
-->'''MJ:''' [[SecretSecretKeeper Am Spider-Man?]]
** From there, Peter's confession attempt falls apart even further, and MJ accidentally devastates him when she [[PoorCommunicationKills misleads him]] into thinking she only pays attention to him to see if her theory is correct. She's about to explain that [[ThatCameOutWrong isn't what she meant]] when [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere a monster appears]], forcing Peter back into action as Spider-Man, and the two of them don't reunite until the climax of the movie.


The interruption might come from a MomentKiller. In more serious instances, it might come from the character losing consciousness or [[DyingDeclarationOfLove dy]][[KilledMidSentence ing]]. If two characters have had a lot of {{UST}} then this can be a good way for writers to taunt the fans.

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The interruption might come from a MomentKiller. In more serious instances, it might come from the character losing consciousness or [[DyingDeclarationOfLove dy]][[KilledMidSentence ing]]. If two characters have had a lot of {{UST}} [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] then this can be a good way for writers to taunt the fans.



* ''Anime/HanaYoriDango'' had this as a joke in one episode. When Domyouji tries to confess his love to Tsukushi the next day after he's saved her from freezing to death, the noise from a passing snow plow blares over his voice so she can't hear him. Then, when he tries spelling it out for her on a little electronic device instead, she [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny happens to look up and see]] a shooting star that ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happens]]'' to be zipping by overhead at that moment and misses his message.

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* ''Anime/HanaYoriDango'' ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' had this as a joke in one episode. When Domyouji tries to confess his love to Tsukushi the next day after he's saved her from freezing to death, the noise from a passing snow plow blares over his voice so she can't hear him. Then, when he tries spelling it out for her on a little electronic device instead, she [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny happens to look up and see]] a shooting star that ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happens]]'' to be zipping by overhead at that moment and misses his message.

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* ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars''. The title character says; "Do listen please, because this is important. I love--" before she is killed by an atomic blast. Her sociopathic brother wonders who it was she loved. [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth "Everybody, maybe."]]


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* ''Film/SinCity''. Nancy Callahan is about to tell John Hartigan [[RescueRomance she's fallen in love with him since he saved her life]] as a child, when the man in the car tailing them puts a bullet through the windscreen. After Hartigan disposes of the attacker she completes the confession in a hotel room, and even offers RescueSex (which Hartigan turns down on principle, as his love for her is of a surrogate daughter).

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* ''Film/SinCity''. Nancy Callahan is about to tell John Hartigan [[RescueRomance she's fallen in love with him since he saved her life]] as a child, when the man in the car tailing them puts a bullet through the windscreen. After Hartigan disposes of the attacker she completes the confession in a hotel room, and even offers RescueSex (which Hartigan turns down on principle, as his love for her is of a surrogate daughter).
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* ''Film/SinCity''. Nancy Callahan is about to tell John Hartigan [[RescueRomance she's fallen in love with him since he saved her life]] as a child, when the man in the car tailing them puts a bullet through the windscreen. After Hartigan disposes of the attacker she completes the confession in a hotel room, and even offers RescueSex (which Hartigan turns down on principle, as his love for her is of a surrogate daughter).



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* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Clyde is trapped on a spaceship running out of air. He records a video for his friends and, addressing Rani, says "I always...always..." before he loses consciousness.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** [[spoiler:The Tenth Doctor and Rose]] in the episode "Doomsday". She manages to spit it out, but he gets interrupted. Ouch.
** The Twelfth Doctor attempts to say something along these lines to Clara when she [[spoiler: prepares to meet her death]] in "Face the Raven", but Clara interrupts him with a hug, saying, "Everything you're about to say, I already know. Don't do it now."
** Earlier on, Clara makes a LoveConfession to Danny Pink ("[[OneTrueLove and you're the last person who's ever going to hear that]]") while talking to him on the phone, [[spoiler:only he never hears it because he's just been run down by a car. Worse, it becomes AnchoredShip for the Doctor, as Clara keeps to her promise.]]
** In the ActionPrologue of "Oxygen", a RedShirt in a spacesuit makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, only to find her commlink has malfunctioned. Then she's killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, unable to cry for help either.
* On ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', this becomes somewhat of a RunningGag for Chase, who has been in love with his best friend Zoey since the day he met her. He tries valiantly several times to tell her how he feels, only to be interrupted--usually by the friends who keep telling him to reveal his feelings. Ironically, for all the times he tried to tell her on purpose, he ends up telling her completely by accident.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Ross is constantly cut off through the first season when he finds the nerve to ask Rachel out. He never could find the right time because just as he wants to tell her, he's attacked by a cat that falls on him, or Rachel dates somebody else.
** In the second series, it was Rachel. She found out about Ross and realized she had feelings for him but couldn't do anything because [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo he had started dating someone else]].
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. Bodie and Doyle are driving a NewOldFlame of their boss George Cowley to the airport after she's survived an assassination attempt, and she begins to say, "Tell George I..." before being drowned out by a police siren. She doesn't repeat herself, and the two debate afterwards what they should tell Cowley. They decide not to mention the comment.
* A variation from ''Series/TheXFiles'': Interrupted Invitation for a Date. Agent Pendrell has had a crush on Scully for some time. He met her at a bar on her birthday in "Tempus Fugit". He was really excited to see her and also clearly drunk, so he had the guts to ask her for a drink. Scully was with a soldier she was protecting but Pendrell didn't give up and bought drinks for himself, Scully and the soldier as well. Poor Pendrell got shot a moment later and was rushed to hospital. [[spoiler:He died off-screen in the next episode.]]
* In ''[[Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter]]'', Charlotte is just about to tell her childhood friend Wilhelm that she loves him, as he is due to leave for the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Russian front]], but they are interrupted by a knock on the door from none other than the [[SecretPolice Gestapo]].

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* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Clyde is trapped on a spaceship running out of air. He records a video for his friends and, addressing Rani, says "I always...always..." before he loses consciousness.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** [[spoiler:The Tenth Doctor and Rose]] in the episode "Doomsday". She manages to spit it out, but he gets interrupted. Ouch.
** The Twelfth Doctor attempts to say something along these lines to Clara when she [[spoiler: prepares to meet her death]] in "Face the Raven", but Clara interrupts him with a hug, saying, "Everything you're about to say, I already know. Don't do it now."
** Earlier on, Clara makes a LoveConfession to Danny Pink ("[[OneTrueLove and you're the last person who's ever going to hear that]]") while talking to him on the phone, [[spoiler:only he never hears it because he's just been run down by a car. Worse, it becomes AnchoredShip for the Doctor, as Clara keeps to her promise.]]
** In the ActionPrologue of "Oxygen", a RedShirt in a spacesuit makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, only to find her commlink has malfunctioned. Then she's killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, unable to cry for help either.
* On ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', this becomes somewhat of a RunningGag for Chase, who has been in love with his best friend Zoey since the day he met her. He tries valiantly several times to tell her how he feels, only to be interrupted--usually by the friends who keep telling him to reveal his feelings. Ironically, for all the times he tried to tell her on purpose, he ends up telling her completely by accident.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Ross is constantly cut off through the first season when he finds the nerve to ask Rachel out. He never could find the right time because just as he wants to tell her, he's attacked by a cat that falls on him, or Rachel dates somebody else.
** In the second series, it was Rachel. She found out about Ross and realized she had feelings for him but couldn't do anything because [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo he had started dating someone else]].
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. Bodie and Doyle are driving a NewOldFlame of their boss George Cowley to the airport after she's survived an assassination attempt, and she begins to say, "Tell George I..." before being drowned out by a police siren. She doesn't repeat herself, and the two debate afterwards what they should tell Cowley. They decide not to mention the comment.
* A variation from ''Series/TheXFiles'': Interrupted Invitation for a Date. Agent Pendrell has had a crush on Scully for some time. He met her at a bar on her birthday in "Tempus Fugit". He was really excited to see her and also clearly drunk, so he had the guts to ask her for a drink. Scully was with a soldier she was protecting but Pendrell didn't give up and bought drinks for himself, Scully and the soldier as well. Poor Pendrell got shot a moment later and was rushed to hospital. [[spoiler:He died off-screen in the next episode.]]
* In ''[[Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter]]'', Charlotte is just about to tell her childhood friend Wilhelm that she loves him, as he is due to leave for the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Russian front]], but they are interrupted by a knock on the door from none other than the [[SecretPolice Gestapo]].
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Many times, due to the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]]
** In "Do I Know You?", Barney was about to tell Robin he loved her, but Robin introduced a girl to him. Just that and Barney was back to his way of [[TheCasanova womanizing]]
** In "The Best Man", Robin barely got to "Barney, I..." when Barney's phone rang
** An interesting case in "The Leap". Barney wanted to confess his love to Robin, but she told him she loved him. [[CommitmentIssues Freaked out]], he immediately told her they [[BetterAsFriends should be friends]]
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "The Murdoch Sting", Murdoch literally goes down on one knee and tries to propose to Dr. Ogden. At first, [[CanNotSpitItOut he interrupts himself while trying to pop the question]], but then she interrupts him to say, "I can't!" before fleeing into her house. He doesn't know this at the time--indeed, he knocks on her door and calls out to her--but she's gotten a letter [[spoiler: purportedly]] from arch-nemesis James Gillies threatening death if she marries Murdoch or tells him of the threat.
* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'': In "Young Hearts Spark Fire," Toby begins to declare his love for Happy, when he is interrupted by a fire extinguisher being sprayed in front of his face.
-->'''Toby''': I want my last words to have some meaning, so Happy Quinn, I am in lo--
* ''Series/TheInbetweeners''. Simon tries for a big declaration of love with Carli at the winter prom in the series 1 finale. He CannotSpitItOut, despite Jay setting everything up for him to go for it. Then Neil's attempts to kiss his unfortunate biology teacher takes the heat off Simon. By the time he looks back, Carli is off arguing with her boyfriend about his initial refusal to come to the prom. On the plus side, Simon's recurring EmbarrassingNickname of "Boner" has been passed onto Neil.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[spoiler:The Tenth Doctor and Rose]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]. She manages to spit it out, but he gets interrupted. Ouch.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E11DarkWater "Dark Water"]]: Clara makes a LoveConfession to Danny Pink ("[[OneTrueLove and you're the last person who's ever going to hear that]]") while talking to him on the phone, [[spoiler:only he never hears it because he's just been run down by a car. Worse, it becomes AnchoredShip for the Doctor, as Clara keeps to her promise.]]
** The Twelfth Doctor attempts to say something along these lines to Clara when she [[spoiler:prepares to meet her death]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven"]], but Clara interrupts him with a hug, saying, "Everything you're about to say, I already know. Don't do it now."
** In the ActionPrologue of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen "Oxygen"]], a RedShirt in a spacesuit makes an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, only to find her commlink has malfunctioned. Then she's killed by the MonsterOfTheWeek, unable to cry for help either.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Ross is constantly cut off through the first season when he finds the nerve to ask Rachel out. He never could find the right time because just as he wants to tell her, he's attacked by a cat that falls on him, or Rachel dates somebody else.
** In the second series, it was Rachel. She found out about Ross and realized she had feelings for him but couldn't do anything because [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo he had started dating someone else]].
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Many times, due to the [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]].
** In "Do I Know You?", Barney was about to tell Robin he loved her, but Robin introduced a girl to him. Just that and Barney was back to his way of [[TheCasanova womanizing]].
** In "The Best Man", Robin barely got to "Barney, I..." when Barney's phone rang.
** An interesting case in "The Leap". Barney wanted to confess his love to Robin, but she told him she loved him. [[CommitmentIssues Freaked out]], he immediately told her they [[BetterAsFriends should be friends]].
* ''Series/TheInbetweeners''. Simon tries for a big declaration of love with Carli at the winter prom in the series 1 finale. He CannotSpitItOut, despite Jay setting everything up for him to go for it. Then Neil's attempts to kiss his unfortunate biology teacher takes the heat off Simon. By the time he looks back, Carli is off arguing with her boyfriend about his initial refusal to come to the prom. On the plus side, Simon's recurring EmbarrassingNickname of "Boner" has been passed onto Neil.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "The Murdoch Sting", Murdoch literally goes down on one knee and tries to propose to Dr. Ogden. At first, [[CanNotSpitItOut he interrupts himself while trying to pop the question]], but then she interrupts him to say, "I can't!" before fleeing into her house. He doesn't know this at the time--indeed, he knocks on her door and calls out to her--but she's gotten a letter [[spoiler: purportedly]] from arch-nemesis James Gillies threatening death if she marries Murdoch or tells him of the threat.
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. Bodie and Doyle are driving a NewOldFlame of their boss George Cowley to the airport after she's survived an assassination attempt, and she begins to say, "Tell George I..." before being drowned out by a police siren. She doesn't repeat herself, and the two debate afterwards what they should tell Cowley. They decide not to mention the comment.
* In ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', Clyde is trapped on a spaceship running out of air. He records a video for his friends and, addressing Rani, says "I always...always..." before he loses consciousness.
* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'': In "Young Hearts Spark Fire", Toby begins to declare his love for Happy, when he is interrupted by a fire extinguisher being sprayed in front of his face.
-->'''Toby''': I want my last words to have some meaning, so Happy Quinn, I am in lo--
* In ''[[Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter]]'', Charlotte is just about to tell her childhood friend Wilhelm that she loves him, as he is due to leave for the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Russian front]], but they are interrupted by a knock on the door from none other than the [[SecretPolice Gestapo]].
* A variation from ''Series/TheXFiles'': Interrupted Invitation for a Date. Agent Pendrell has had a crush on Scully for some time. He met her at a bar on her birthday in "Tempus Fugit". He was really excited to see her and also clearly drunk, so he had the guts to ask her for a drink. Scully was with a soldier she was protecting but Pendrell didn't give up and bought drinks for himself, Scully and the soldier as well. Poor Pendrell got shot a moment later and was rushed to hospital. [[spoiler:He died off-screen in the next episode.]]
* On ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', this becomes somewhat of a RunningGag for Chase, who has been in love with his best friend Zoey since the day he met her. He tries valiantly several times to tell her how he feels, only to be interrupted--usually by the friends who keep telling him to reveal his feelings. Ironically, for all the times he tried to tell her on purpose, he ends up telling her completely by accident.



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%%* [[http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/index.php?comic_id=136 This]] page of ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi''.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Wild Cards", the Joker is broadcasting live the League's attempt to find and defuse the bombs he's planted. Green Lantern is nearly killed shielding Hawkgirl from a bomb blast. After reviving him, Hawkgirl says he can't die before she's told him the truth. Green Lantern wants to know what she means...and then the Joker cuts away to something else. The episode ends with a Hawkgirl/Green Lantern BigDamnKiss and RelationshipUpgrade, so it's obvious in retrospect what she said.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Wild Cards", the Joker is broadcasting live the League's attempt to find and defuse the bombs he's planted. Green Lantern is nearly killed shielding Hawkgirl from a bomb blast. After reviving him, Hawkgirl says he can't die before she's told him the truth. Green Lantern wants to know what she means...and then the Joker cuts away to something else. The episode ends with a Hawkgirl/Green Lantern BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss and RelationshipUpgrade, so it's obvious in retrospect what she said.

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* In the Japanese version of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', Edward cuts off Rose's confession mid-sentence because she isn't in the right mind at the time. The English dub has her finish the sentence.


** In chapter 47, Asahi is really about to confess this time, but Youko panics and cuts him with a LoveYouAndEverybody reply, before running away.

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** In chapter 47, Asahi is really about to confess this time, but Youko panics and cuts him with a LoveYouAndEverybody reply, before running away. And that's ''after'' he had to deal with Aizawa's attempts to prevent him from getting to Youko in the first place.

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** Happens once again in chapter 163, in which the two share a cute ShipTease moment and Yona seems extremely intent to tell Hak something, stumbling over her words and [[CrushBlush blushing fiercely]] the whole time... only for them to be interrupted by a call to dinner.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Wild Cards", the Joker is broadcasting live the League's attempt to find and defuse the bombs he's planted. After Green Lantern is nearly killed shielding Hawkgirl from a bomb blast. After reviving him, Hawkgirl says he can't die before she's told him the truth. Green Lantern wants to know what she means...and then the Joker cuts away to something else. The episode ends with a Hawkgirl/Green Lantern BigDamnKiss, so it's obvious in retrospect what she said.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Wild Cards", the Joker is broadcasting live the League's attempt to find and defuse the bombs he's planted. After Green Lantern is nearly killed shielding Hawkgirl from a bomb blast. After reviving him, Hawkgirl says he can't die before she's told him the truth. Green Lantern wants to know what she means...and then the Joker cuts away to something else. The episode ends with a Hawkgirl/Green Lantern BigDamnKiss, BigDamnKiss and RelationshipUpgrade, so it's obvious in retrospect what she said.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Wild Cards", the Joker is broadcasting live the League's attempt to find and defuse the bombs he's planted. After Green Lantern is nearly killed shielding Hawkgirl from a bomb blast. After reviving him, Hawkgirl says he can't die before she's told him the truth. Green Lantern wants to know what she means...and then the Joker cuts away to something else. The episode ends with a Hawkgirl/Green Lantern BigDamnKiss, so it's obvious in retrospect what she said.


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