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    16 Underrated TV Couples Who Were Freaking Robbed Of Their "Happily Ever After"

    I'm still sobbing over them.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which underrated TV couples should've ended up together but didn't. Here's what they said:

    🚨Warning: There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. Alexis Rose and Ted Mullens on Schitt's Creek

    Ted introducing himself to Alexis at her singles mixer, he tells her he's newly single and has been wanting to kiss her for the past two years, then they kiss.
    Pop / CTV

    "Even though the way they broke up was healthy and mature, Ted was the best boyfriend Alexis ever had. They were perfect together."

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    2. Lexa and Clarke Griffin on The 100

    Lexa saves Clarke and they hug then Lexa says, "Our fight is not over."
    The CW

    "Don’t get me started on Clarke and Lexa. They had such amazing chemistry, and it was so refreshing to see positive LGBTQ couple representation — it was on the air around 2016, so it was when we def needed more. It was for sure the best ship of the whole show."

    Els

    3. Fiona Gallagher and Jimmy/Steve on Shameless

    Fiona and Jimmy/Steven lying in bed holding hands and gazing into each other's eyes.
    Showtime

    "Yes, they were a bit toxic, but you can tell they truly loved and cared for each other."

    amandarivers

    4. Mercedes Jones and Sam Evans on Glee

    Sam telling Mercedes that he believes in her and he thinks she can make her R&B star dreams a reality.
    Fox

    "They were so sweet and cute! They were both willing to grow and change for each other and were easily one of the healthiest relationships on the show."

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    5. Shawn Hunter and Angela Moore on Boy Meets World

    ABC

    "There weren't a lot of people who truly cared about Shawn the same way Angela did. He let his rebellious guard down for her. They deserved each other, but she ended up leaving."

    hiitsnicetomeetyou

    6. Carla Roson and Samuel Garcia on Elite

    Samuel and Carla with their faces really close together as they lean in for a passionate makeout sesh.
    Netflix

    "We watched their totally unexpected relationship blossom in Season 2, especially when no one saw that coming after Season 1. Then Season 3 happened and it just broke all the 'Samucarla' shippers’ hearts."

    caaal

    7. Elijah Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall on The Originals

    Hayley and Elijah lying in bed, and she tells him that despite everything they've done and all the people they've lost, he is not alone.
    The CW

    "They were so amazing together. The actors, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin, had smokin' chemistry. The writers and producers did Haylijah so wrong! Not only did they kill Hayley, but they had Elijah watch her die AND let it happen because he lost his memories. I choose to ignore the last season of The Originals."

    marykh2

    8. Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter on Hannibal

    Hannibal telling Will that even if he saw him every single day for the rest of his life, he would always remember this moment.
    NBC

    "Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen had incredible chemistry in Hannibal. I do believe that if the show hadn’t been canceled, they would’ve ended up together. The bond between the two is undeniable."

    functional_fangirl

    9. Aiden Mathis and Emily Thorne on Revenge

    Aiden tells Emily that he's happy and that he's only ever felt peace when he was with her.
    ABC

    "They were perfect, then he was killed for a murder he didn’t even commit. Then the final season sucked."

    bancot

    10. Nathaniel Plimpton III and Rebecca Bunch on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Nathaniel telling Rebecca that he believes they're meant to be and that he hopes she'll pick him.
    The CW

    "Rebecca and Nathaniel are a perfect example of why the 'enemies to lovers' trope is so thrilling. Their chemistry was off the charts, and they always brought out the best in each other. I always loved how they were able to evolve so much on their own but also experience growth as a couple. I understand why Rebecca needed to be on her own and I respect it, but wowowowow, I really do wish they'd gotten back together."

    Lauren Garafano

    11. Ivy Belfrey and Henry Mills on Once Upon a Time

    Ivy tells Henry that she wishes they could've met each other before she became so jaded. She says maybe if they'd met before things would be different between them.
    ABC

    "They were never an *official couple*, but they had some of the best chemistry I’ve ever seen, far better than who Henry actually ended up with."

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    12. Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Willow telling Tara that she doesn't feel like she's anything special and Tara replies "No, you are."
    The WB

    "Yes, they had some issues to work through, just like every other couple on that show, but their beautiful relationship was torn apart because of Tara’s death. It still makes me cry."

    TheNerdyOddArtist

    13. Annie Edison and Jeff Winger from Community

    Annie tells Jeff that he should kiss her goodbye before he regrets it for the rest of his life.
    NBC

    "Jeff honestly gave a damn about her, which was way more than he gave about any other human he knew. She also really seemed to be a good influence on him."

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    14. Maia Roberts and Simon Lewis on Shadowhunters

    Freeform

    "They had instant chemistry that carried through from their friendship into their romantic relationship. They brought out the best in each other. The reason for their breakup, 'just growing apart,' felt very out of the blue and really forced, just so that Simon could be paired with a new love interest."

    holly1313

    15. Emma Nelson and Sean Cameron on Degrassi: The Next Generation

    Sean says they can finally be together, "the perfect girl and the guy who doesn't deserve her." Then they kiss.
    CTV

    "It was so heartbreaking that they didn’t end up together; we all knew they were meant to be!"

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    16. Finally, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles on Rizzoli and Isles

    Maura snuggling close to Jane and then the two of them laying in bed together.
    TNT

    "They were best friends and supported each other in all endeavors. There is a whole fandom for them as a couple. They were already such strong, caring, and fierce female characters to begin with, they would have been a power couple."

    amym98

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

    So, which TV couples do you believe should've ended up together? Tell us in the comments!

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