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    31 TV Couples We All Secretly Wanted To Get Together

    What's a "ship" that never sets sail? Disappointment wrapped in unrequited love.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community who their favorite TV couple that never actually happened was. Here are some of the pairs who should have given love a chance.

    1. Merlin and Arthur Pendragon from Merlin:

    BBC

    "It's canon that they are soulmates (two sides of the same coin, your destiny is calling, etc.). There are so many little details/convos/parallels ('Just hold me, please,' Arthur muttering Merlin's name in his sleep, Arthur wanting a quiet farm life with Merlin, etc.) in the show that prove Merthur exists. I also believe that during the ending (SPOILER ALERT!), Arthur was about to pull Merlin in for a kiss, but he was too weak/he had breathed his last breath."

    fishchelle

    2. Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor from Supergirl:

    Kara Danvers expressing to Lena Luthor that she was scared to tell her secret because she didn't want to lose Lena
    The CW

    "There was so much chemistry between them, and they leaned on each other when times got tough. Also, neither of them ever liked any of their boyfriends, and I'm honestly shocked that Lena wasn't a lesbian, even if they didn't pair her with Kara."

    booklover321

    3. Abby Hammond and Eric Bemis from Santa Clarita Diet:

    Abby telling Eric that she was scared that she was going to lose him
    Netflix

    "They canceled the show before these two could actually go anywhere. 😭"

    annalisek10

    4. Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock:

    BBC

    "Johnlock! Johnlock! Johnlock! John and Sherlock are seriously meant to be. Throughout the show, there were little lingering looks and a devotion to each other. Even with John marrying a woman, it felt like a rebound. I see your queerbaiting, BBC! Just make them gay, you cowards!"

    OddLeigh

    5. Liam Dunbar and Theo Raeken from Teen Wolf:

    Liam and Theo having an intense moment and Liam wondering why Theo wants to save him
    MTV

    "In that final season, those two had amazing chemistry that felt like it was building to something more. I like to believe they got together after the series ended."

    Shaneo6930

    6. Emily Cooper and Camille from Emily in Paris:

    Netflix

    "I know it may be premature, considering it only has one season, but I would love to see them get together. They had such great chemistry from their first accidental kiss, and they have a really great dynamic that I wish would be explored."

    katiehay13kh

    7. Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls:

    Rory and Paris expressing their well wishes to each other and then embracing with a hug
    The WB

    "They were the perfect enemies-to-friends, and I wish they had taken the extra step to lovers. The fencing fight where a heartbroken Paris said that Rory was her best friend pains me. The two of them bonding at the Bangles concert made my heart sing, as did later seasons, when Paris pushed Rory to be better and gave Logan the lecture he deserved."

    katiehay13kh

    8. Ellie Nash and Jimmy Brooks from Degrassi:

    TeenNick

    "They would have been the perfect balance for each other. They had been through so much separately that they would've understood, accepted, and respected each other."

    devansley

    9. Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU:

    NBC

    "They always had the BEST chemistry, and it was so obvious that they cared so deeply for each other. The show teased it so many times but never gave in. I'll never be over it."

    samanthab4cf6832d3

    10. Tori Vega and Jade West from Victorious:

    Nickelodeon

    "Making them a couple could have made Tori Vega a good character."

    Tomorrowisanotherday_07

    11. Regina Mills and Emma Swan from Once Upon a Time:

    Emma telling Regina that she is going to help her get her happy ending
    ABC

    "Their chemistry was palpable, and they literally shared a son. They were the perfect enemies-to-friends trope, and it could've been the perfect enemies-to-lovers trope."

    u20609940

    12. Quinn Fabray and Artie Abrams from Glee:

    Fox

    "They would have been cute. I thought they were headed in that direction when Quinn was in her wheelchair. I feel like they would have balanced each other out well."

    OpalsOcean

    13. Bo and Tamsin from Lost Girl:

    Bo and Tamsin kissing
    Syfy

    "Their chemistry was so fun to watch. They understood each other, challenged each other, and genuinely had fun together. I was devastated that they didn't end up together."

    smrtblonde77

    14. Marty and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls:

    Marty and Rory talking with Rory's grandparents
    The WB

    "I know that Marty’s character was short-lived, but I think that he could have been so great for Rory as a freshman at Yale. He was so much better than Logan."

    HPLover264

    15. Greg Sanders and Morgan Brody from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation:

    Greg offering support to Morgan
    CBS

    "They should have gotten together in the later seasons of the show. He obviously always had feelings for her, and they eventually teased that she had feelings too. In the last episode, it seemed like they were hinting that these two would be together post-series, but I wanted a real ending for them!"

    jessicat45c6034c2

    16. Lucy Preston and Garcia Flynn from Timeless:

    Lucy asking Flynn if she can trust him
    NBC

    "#GarcyForever! They had amazingly good chemistry, and the redemption arc for Flynn in Season 2 really set the story up for Lucy to end up with him. Unlike Wyatt, Flynn respected Lucy’s dazzling mind from the start and quickly knew not to underestimate her. Plus, you can’t beat a good enemies-to-friends-to-lovers arc. Sigh, if only it hadn’t been canceled."

    Jadda42

    17. Castiel and Dean Winchester from Supernatural:

    The CW

    "They are so canon, and the whole fandom wants it, but it never happened. There is literally a quote where Cas says, 'We have a profound bond.'"

    rose2105

    18. Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones:

    HBO

    "He could have been so happy with Brienne. I'm glad they finally had their moment, but he ruined it by going back to his toxic-ass sister."

    Aly Lee

    19. Leslie Berkowitz and Lydia Riera from One Day at a Time:

    Leslie and Lydia sharing a sweet moment
    Pop TV

    "I know she still loves Berto, but they’d be awesome together! Plus, they basically act like a couple already anyway."

    Instalessjordan

    20. Caroline Forbes and Klaus Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries:

    Caroline and Klaus sharing a kiss
    The CW

    "They didn't get the ending they deserved. Though I loved Caroline and Stefan, Klaroline deserved the world. They brought out sides of each other that no one else had before, and when they officially kissed the first time, I was so happy that I screamed."

    justanotherfangirl101

    21. Serena van der Woodsen and Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl:

    Serena hugging Nate from behind and he kisses her temple
    The CW

    "They should've been endgame. He loved her and was never threatened by her status the way Dan was. Also, Nate never stalked her or started a blog to keep tabs on her."

    hollygolightly20102

    22. Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Jessica Adams from House M.D.:

    Jessica and Robert exchanging secret glances at one another
    Fox

    "They were both recently divorced and looking for a greater purpose in life. I think it could've worked really well!"

    allisonbway

    23. Emily Prentiss and Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner from Criminal Minds:

    Hotch and Emily slow dancing and smily at each other
    NBC

    "They had this strange on-and-off chemistry along the way. I always thought that her bluntness and quirkiness, and the fact that they were both damaged and dedicated to their jobs, would have made them an amazing pair."

    kelz91

    24. Chandler Bing and Rachel Green from Friends:

    NBC

    "If Ross never had a history of liking Rachel when they were younger, I feel like Rachel and Chandler would have been so good together. Their friendship was so wholesome. I always wondered about them dating."

    jenna__

    25. Guinevere "Gwen" Pendragon and Lancelot from Merlin:

    Lancelot telling Gwen that he would die for her
    BBC

    "I know Gwen is supposed to end up with Arthur, but she has so much chemistry with Lance. From the beginning, they were in love with each other. I feel like if Lance had had more time with Gwen, she would have picked him over Arthur. The Arthur-Gwen relationship also felt more forced than Gwen and Lance. Also, with Gwen out of the way, Arthur could finally express his feelings for Merlin!!"

    megana459810788

    26. Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake from The 100:

    The CW

    "They went from enemies to reluctant co-leaders to friends to best friends. They were the most important people in each other’s life (except for maybe Madi and Octavia, but even those could be argued). They had so much potential, and I think most people kinda assumed they would get together eventually, since Bellarke was a thing in the books. Also, there was definitely chemistry: THE ACTORS GOT MARRIED IN REAL LIFE. The writers could've pulled off one of the most epic slow-burn ships on TV. Instead, they missed every opportunity to make them a real couple in the final season. The way they chose to end their relationship and Bellamy's arc made the sixth and seventh seasons come across as some particularly bad fanfiction."

    monikaaat

    27. Veronica Lodge and Jughead Jones from Riverdale:

    Veronica and Jughead sharing a kiss
    Th CW

    "Super-unpopular opinion, but I would love to see Jug and Veronica try out a relationship when they find out that Betty and Archie cheated on them."

    nathiekwan

    28. Jennifer "JJ" Jareau and Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds:

    JJ telling Spencer that she has always loved him
    CBS

    "The only reason JJ married Will was that she got pregnant. JJ and Reid were meant for each other. It was a crime that Jeid never happened."

    idarbyq

    29. Daryl Dixon and Beth Greene from The Walking Dead:

    AMC

    "She really brought out the best in him and showed him that in such a dark world, there was still hope. I wish she had survived because I would have loved to see what would've happened between the two of them."

    Mary Johnson

    30. Carol Peletier and Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead:

    Carol asking Darryl to run away with her
    AMC

    "I have been rooting for these two since he helped her look for her daughter in Season 2! Do you remember the Daryl Tears™️ when he found her after she single-handedly destroyed Terminus? That was perfection!"

    sarahp4386d6cb8

    31. Yennefer of Vengerberg and Tissaia de Vries from The Witcher:

    Netflix

    "I’m still hoping for something to happen between Yennefer and Tissaia."

    Dryanya

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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