Grab your tissues and a box of chocolates, shippers, because this slideshow is about to put you on your knees yelling "Whyyyy?!?!"
Yes, it's a sad fact, but TV isn't always perfect, and some storylines don't exactly end up where you think they will. It's especially painful when those storylines turn out to be romantic ones. Maybe someone dies, or an actor leaves for greener pastures. Maybe the show even gets canceled too soon!
Whatever it is, there are a host of couples that just never really got their time in the sun thanks to unforeseen circumstances. And it's a damn shame, too.
Take a look at our top 21 Romances That Were Over Before They Began and brace yourself to feel that crushing disappointment all over again.
Klaus & Caroline (The Vampire Diaries)
We can practically hear the agonized wailing of Klaroline fans already. This couple was to die for, but before they could take the leap, our favorite Original was off to New Orleans for his spinoff, while Caroline stayed put in Mystic Falls. As far as couples who never got their shot, Klaroline is a particularly brutal case.
Jaime & Brienne (Game of Thrones)
After a full season of watching Jaime and Brienne travel around Westeros together, fans fell in love with this topsy turvy beauty and the beast dynamic. Sadly, romance just wasn't in the cards for these two, and they've been on separate paths for over a year now. A tragic case of bad timing if there ever was one.
Daryl & Beth (The Walking Dead)
Speaking of tragic, who else is STILL not over Beth Greene's death? There were only a few hints of romance between Daryl and Beth here and there, but that's all the internet needs to be sent into a full on shipping panic. Fans barely had time to get excited about Bethyl before Beth was mercilessly killed off in the Season 5 winter finale.
Neal & Emma (Once Upon a Time)
Poor Neal. He and Emma seemed so happy together in their younger years, but magic (and a really confusing bodyswap subplot) conspired against them in the end. Maybe they never would have reconciled – she had a very dashing pirate waiting in the wings after all – but now we'll never know!
Isaac & Allison (Teen Wolf)
Here we have another couple that lost their chance thanks to an untimely death. Isaac and Allison were just getting started on their little journey towards romance, when Allison took a katana to the stomach and went gently into that good night. We lost a fan favorite character and a fan favorite couple in one blow. The struggle is real.
Oliver & Laurel (Arrow)
Remember way back in Arrow Season 1, when Oliver and Laurel were still trying to work things out? Us neither! Laurel might be his one and only in the Green Arrow comic books, but Oliver's feelings for his leading lady didn't last very long before this couple was over and done with.