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Updated on Jul 30, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2020

What TV Character Got A Redemption Arc Or Happy Ending That They Didn't Deserve?

Blair might have forgiven Chuck, but I never will.

A lot of TV characters don't start out great but get a lovely redemption arc that brings them back into the light or are able to pull off a happy ending at the last minute.

Nickelodeon

Zuko might be the prince of the Fire Nation but he's also the king of redemption arcs.

However, there's probably a few characters for whom redemption or a happy ending doesn't feel quite earned.

Serena marrying Dan on Gossip GIrl
The CW

Dan did not deserve this!

You might think that no matter what, Chuck Bass didn't deserve any redemption on Gossip Girl due to his predatory and toxic behavior throughout the series.

Chuck Bass
The CW

Maybe you thought Spike's redemption during Buffy the Vampire Slayer's seventh season wasn't enough to make up for all the awful things he did to Buffy, particularly in Season 6.

Spike
WB

Maybe it's as simple as this: Olivia Pope did a lot of horrible things by the time Scandal ended, and she didn't deserve her happy ending with Fitz or her portrait in the National Portrait Gallery.

Olivia's portrait in the National Portrait Gallery
ABC

Tell us about the TV redemption arcs or happy endings that certain characters just didn't deserve, and why you feel that way. Hot takes welcome! You might be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!