All television couples have to start somewhere. They have to be hired to work for someone, be just a boy and a girl who meet in a bar, or fixed up. In honor of Valentines Day, we are honoring the humble beginnings of television’s most beloved couples.
Dr Derek Shepherd and Dr Meredith Grey- Grey’s Anatomy
Even though Derek is now deceased, theirs is one of television’s greatest love stories. Hard to believe that next day job anxiety caused this couple to have their first hook up. Meredith was drinking her precious tequila at Joe’s where she met the recently separated Derek. Imagine her surprise when she shows up at work and finds out her new boss was her one night stand. All fairy tales should start this way.
Monica Geller and Chandler Bing FRIENDS
In 1987, Monica’s big brother , Ross brought his roommate home for the holidays. Monica had a crush on the debonair Chandler Bing, but her size slowed things down considerably. Flash forward a few years and its Ross’s wedding day, the friends become friends with benefits and love develops. Chandler moves in, proposes, and then the couple get married with their friends in attendance.
Richard Alexander Rogers aka Richard Edgar Castle and Katherine Houghton Beckett Castle- CASTLE
Katherine’s life had been turned upside down since the death of her mother, JoAnna. There was one salvation in her life and that was enjoying the mysteries of Richard Castle. One day she went to the book launch of “Flowers For Your Grave” where she requested the help in solving a murder that had a scene eerily similiar to the book’s setting. It is also where she met the author. Needing inspiration, Castle asks his friend the Mayor to tag along with the detective and use her as the muse for his next novel. Four years later, the two finally dance a horizontal tango and then marry.
Rayna James and Deacon Claybourne – NASHVILLE
They make beautiful music together and have been doing it for years. Deacon and his sister Beverly, used to perform together until he met Rayna. They left their southern town and headed to Nashville where they started their careers. The pressures of stardom got to Deacon , so he hit the bottle . Rayna couldn’t handle his drinking , so she put him in rehab. She found out she was pregnant with his child. Instead of giving Deacon another chance, she married Teddy. Years later, Deacon finds out that Maddie is his. After a divorce from Teddy, Deacon proposed and Rayna accepted. They will be marrying soon .
Fitzgerald Thomas Grant iii and Olivia Pope -SCANDAL
One of the most tempestuous romances on television began with a phone call to Olivia from her mentor. Cyrus called her to come and help with the campaign of his candidate, Fitzgerald Grant as he runs for the White House. The California governor is a true dark horse going into the primaries. But with her magic, Olivia makes this Naval hero a contender. Another con is that Grant and his wife can’t stand to be in the same room. Olivia notices this and forces them to play nice. While all of this is happening, Olivia and Fitz begin to fall for each other. He is in a loveless marriage that was arranged by his father. Olivia truly makes him a better man. Now divorced and at the present time, single, will Olivia and Fitz find their way back to each other?
Loretha “Cookie” Hathaway and Lucious Lyon of EMPIRE
Loretha was born in Philly in the hood and was heavily into the drug business. This is where she met aspiring musician Lusious Lyon. Lyon was also a dealer and eventually the two fell in love and married. They became parents to three sons, Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem. They were so successful that Cookie put up the money for the budding Empire dynasty. Unfortunately, Cookie would take the rap and was imprisoned. Returning to society, she finds out that her ex has some boo boo kitty and her sons have forgotten her. Cookie makes her demands and returns to Empire. Now the family Lyon is caught up in scandals that threaten their very existence. Will the Empire survive?
Dr Sheldon Cooper and Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler “The Big Bang Theory”
Sheldon’s friends Raj and Howard had made a bet that they could find a woman who would go for him. Sheldon is a little eccentric and has quirks like no one sits on his part of the couch and roommate agreements. When the two of them filled out a questionaire for an on line dating service, only one woman showed up and that was Amy. It has been a rough road with one breakup and a first kiss on VD , but they have finally made it. They had coitus. What is next for this interesting couple.
James Novak and Cyrus Rutherford Beane -SCANDAL
Just like the ill fated marriage of Meredith and Derek, this story ended tragically . But it started at the same time of another great romance. Cyrus was the campaign manager of Governor Grant, as he , Olivia , and the Grant team were on the Trail. Unbeknowst to Fitz, another romance was budding. James was a reporter hired to cover the campaign and candidate. Cyrus had spent many years denying who he was and flirted with the young reporter. Love hit and the two were married in Vermont. It made an interesting marriage as Cyrus hid his secrets from James and took care of his own child, the married President who wanted to rendevouz with his former Communications Director. Cyrus and James became the fathers of a little baby girl while James sought to find the truth about Defiance. One fine day, James’ sleuthing resulted in Jake killing him and covering it up as a car jacking. James will always be the love of Cyrus ‘s life.
Dr Ross Geller and Rachel Green – FRIENDS
They had only known each other forever. She was the best friend of his baby sister and when he turned 15, something changed. Ross was in love . But Rachel just saw him as her friend’s geeky older brother. Flash ahead a few years and Rachel is more mature and realizes Ross is in love with her or as Phoebe says “Her Lobster” . It is a roller coaster ride as Rachel and Ross break up, Ross gets married, they have a baby, she dates Joey etc.. Rachel makes Ross take note when she is leaving for Paris and he begs her not to go. She thinks and then she gets off the plane.
Dr Owen Hunt and Dr Cristina Yang- GREY’S ANATOMY
Cristina had decided that she was cursed and would die alone. She also cursed her twisted sisters decision to have Derek move in to her house. Fate stepped in and an icicle stabs her in the belly. But after that, a soldier comes to her rescue. Major Owen Hunt is brought in and takes charge of the situation of a wounded soldier. Cristina is turned on by his cave man approach and falls hard. The relationship is not without its problems as Owen fights PTSD from Afghanistan. Cristina and him finally marry but the problems continue since Owen wants children and Cristina doesn’t. Finally after he cheats on her, the two separate , and he has to divorce her so his friends can collect from the airplane crash. Today, Cristina is in Switzerland, but not far from his heart. One day we hope they will reconcile.
Dr. Mark Sloan and Dr. Lexie Grey- GREY’S ANATOMY
Lexie had come to SGMW Hospital to better know her half sister, Meredith. She had started a relationship/friendship with George O Malley. George saw her as only a friend to help him study for his boards. After wards he dumped her, then she started a flirtation with the older surgeon. Passion took over and then the two started toward a relationship. Mark had other fish to fry as his teenage daughter returned pregnant. Lexi wans’t ready to be a grandmother and ended things. Next Mark gets his lesbian best friend, Callie pregnant and couldn’t be happier. The two fought their feelings until they were forced together on a plane that crashed. Today the two are together united for eternity after Mark died from injuries sustained in the crash. The hospital was renamed Sloan- Grey after the courageous doctors who perished.