Entertainment Buffs Lament Secondary Character Stories That Needed Resolving[rebelmouse-image 18349331 is_animated_gif=
TV series often end with no closure for secondary characters. It can be really frustrating, especially when those people briefly pop in and out, only to leave more questions.
childfromthefuture asked, What secondary character's story was never really resolved?
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Benvolio, the original ghoster.[rebelmouse-image 18349333 is_animated_gif=
Benvolio from Romeo and Juliet. He was Romeo's right-hand man and best friend. He straight up disappears halfway through and is never mentioned by name again. After Romeo kills Tybalt and goes into hiding, this guy named Balthazar seems to be filling Benvolio's role - it's almost as if Shakespeare forgot what his name was - but we never find out where Romeo's real best bro went.
I've wondered this myself...[rebelmouse-image 18349334 is_animated_gif=
What happened to all the actors on "The Truman Show?" A whole town full of people who had spent ~30 years living as a cast for a TV show, and the main character up and LEAVE off at the end of the movie... what do all those people do with their lives now?
Whatever happened to Mr. Buffay?[rebelmouse-image 18349335 is_animated_gif=
Phoebe's Dad in Friends. The show makes this huge deal about him, we meet him for one episode and he's never heard from again.
Poor Huell never gets any closure.[rebelmouse-image 18349336 is_animated_gif=
Some say that Huell is still in that safe house to this day (Breaking Bad).
It's like a lost Universe.[rebelmouse-image 18349337 is_animated_gif=
Everyone in Freaks and Geeks.
And he left a kid behind...[rebelmouse-image 18349338 is_animated_gif=
Officer Bennett in Orange Is The New Black!! I have been wondering with each season if they ever going to bring him back!! Or if maybe that was it and he's just gone. It was so abrupt, I always thought he was coming back.
And he didn't like whales...[rebelmouse-image 18349340 is_animated_gif=
The Whale Biologist in Futurama.
Look, it was still incredible, okay?[rebelmouse-image 18349341 is_animated_gif=
Bomb Voyage, from the Incredibles. Despite being one of the causes of the anti-super law, he disappears. What happened to him?
In real life, people come and go all the time, and this is reflected in the series.[rebelmouse-image 18349342 is_animated_gif=
Sal from Mad Men. Kept hoping he would make a brief appearance in the final seasons, like Paul.
The whole point of this show was to be a mind-f_ck.[rebelmouse-image 18349343 is_animated_gif=
Any damn character from Twin Peaks. David Lynch is a sadistic f_ck.
Seriously...[rebelmouse-image 18349344 is_animated_gif=
Ash Ketchum's Father.
Unfinished business in a Tarantino movie? Shocker.[rebelmouse-image 18349345 is_animated_gif=
In Inglorious Basterds, it is never explained what happens to the other people in the team. Two (and the brit) are killed in the bar, two get blown up, Brad and that guy from The Office escape but everyone else is MIA.
His decline was really sad.[rebelmouse-image 18349346 is_animated_gif=
I feel like a lot of Spencer Reid's (Criminal Minds) storylines fizzle out. The addiction, the headaches, etc.
The mystery lives on. Maybe it was Ted Cruz.[rebelmouse-image 18349347 is_animated_gif=
The Office: Who is the real Scranton Strangler?!?!
GoT doesn't need to make sense so why not?[rebelmouse-image 18349348 is_animated_gif=
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Margarey had a great ending scene where she had to explain her reasoning about Cersei's absence to the cult leader. It was one of the few times when she was open about her true nature. I really wish she had survived though. It would've been great to see her seek revenge while everyone thinks she's dead.
Maybe losing Leslie was just too much for him...[rebelmouse-image 18349349 is_animated_gif=
Mark Brendanawicz from Parks and Recreation, main cast for two seasons, leaves the show, never to be seen or heard from again. He didn't change cities, just left the job. Bothers me with every re-watch.
Maybe he got eaten. Everyone should get eaten.[rebelmouse-image 18349350 is_animated_gif=
Heath, from the Walking Dead.
Prior to Negans showing up, he has a bit of exposition and character development (kills his first living person), then goes on a mission in Tara. In the next season, it shows him and Tara on the mission, they're separated, Tara finds her way back to where they were separated, and he's gone, with a couple clues that suggest he's probably not dead (The RV is gone and there's a card on the ground).
That episode was the last time he showed up, and it was at the beginning of last season. Nobody's so much as said his name, since.
Also, what's the dealio with Jadis's helicopter?
He's not the only character missing resolution...[rebelmouse-image 18349351 is_animated_gif=
Paulie Gualtieri from The Sopranos.
Marie lost all purpose after Hank died.[rebelmouse-image 18349352 is_animated_gif=
Skyler's sister's kleptomania and pathological lying in Breaking Bad. Did they ever explain why she was like that?