They are the relationships you wonder about for years after a show has ended… or a character has been killed off. Whatever the case, certain characters seem destined to be together, and yet the stars simply won’t align. Some of the following fall into the “almost” category, while others continuously lived in the land of “will they or won’t they?” It just goes to show: TV writers know what they’re doing. Here are 9 couples who had something, but couldn’t lock it down long term.
9. Friday Night Lights – Tim and Becky
Who’s Tim? Exactly. We’re talkin’ Riggins. Tim Riggins. The football player from Dillon High School, who graduated, but remained part of the story line, allowing him to appear in every season. He had a serious relationship with Tyra Collette and Lyla Garrity, but there was something more enjoyable about the spark that he found with young Becky Sproles. Tim rented a trailer out back of Becky’s mom’s place, and if that half-sentence alone doesn’t suggest some magic, nothing does. Whether it was age, or the fact that Becky was a really great girl, and Tim didn’t want to bring his sordid past into her life… or some other variables that won’t be spoiled for you haven’t-seen-it-yet types, the relationship didn’t happen. He ended up back with Tyra. Still, there was no other girl who calmed that storm that raged inside Riggins like Becky.
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