#20 Miss Congeniality 2
We honestly wish this entire movie could be wiped from history…the guy breaks up with her over the phone after they ended up together in the first movie! We can’t side with that.
#19 The X-Files: “Jump the Shark”
The X-Files. Season 9, episode 15. “Jump the Shark.” Why did they have to kill off The Lone Gunman in a ridiculously silly episode? With a light-hearted tone, suddenly at the end, they are killed off with no real emotional punch. After 9 seasons, didn’t they deserve better? So we ask, what if they had lived, or even died in a more epic way?
#18 Jurassic Park III
Why are Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler from the first movie not together? Wasn’t the whole point of the first film that Dr. Grant learn to like children so they could have a kid together eventually? It kind of undermined the whole characterization presented to see Dr. Sattler married to someone else with a family.
#17 Lord of the Rings – Eowyn and Aragorn
We wish we could change it so Eowyn ended up with Aragorn in both the book and the film.
#16 Smallville: “Doomsday”
Season 8 Finale of Smallville: Doomsday. Everything about the ending was doomed. Why did Davis suddenly turn into a psycho in the end, when everything presented previously didn’t support that? Why did Chloe choose Jimmy? Why was Jimmy not the real Jimmy Olsen? And why did Clark literally vanish into thin air? And why purposely present a Beauty and the Beast story (between Chloe and Davis) only to say in the end she only “thought she loved” the Beast? AAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!
#15 Once Upon a Time – Sheriff Graham
When they killed off Sheriff Graham….
#14 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Fred
We wish we could bring Fred back!
They could have taken turns on the raft.
#12 Daniel Deronda
We would have had Daniel choose Gwendolen over the bore Mirah in both the book and film adaptation. Besides, was Gwendolen really as selfish and shallow as she seems at first glance? Or is she actually more of a victim who’s always been abused by men? Based on the textual evidence, we argue the latter…but that’s a post for another day.
#11 Robin Hood – Marian
Who thought killing off Maid Marian was a good idea?
#10 Felicity’s Choice in Felicity
The moment at the end of season 1 when Felicity has to choose whether to go with Ben or Noel…which choice would you have her make? All three of us chose Noel!
#9 My Best Friend’s Wedding
We wish we could rewrite the ending so that Julianne ends up with Michael.
#8 The Black Magician Trilogy
She built up this beautiful romance only to kill off the hero at the very end for no good reason! Aarg…that drives us nuts!
#7 My Girl
If only Thomas J could have lived!
#6 Downton Abbey – Sybil and Matthew
Wouldn’t it be great if Sybil and Matthew hadn’t died?
#5 Southern Vampire Mystery Series
This is possibly the worst ending of a book series ever. Did anyone want Sookie to end up with Sam? And what happened to Eric…criminal.
#4 Lost – Sawyer and Kate
We may be in the minority on this one, but Kate should have ended up with Sawyer over Jack. And Juliet and Sawyer should have never happened in the first place!
#3 Pirates of the Caribbean – Captain Jack and Elizabeth
Oh, if only Elizabeth could have ended up with the dashing Captain Jack Sparrow.
#2 Doctor Who – The Doctor and Rose
Should the doctor have confessed his love and taken Rose with him rather than leave her with the human version of himself?
#1 Little Women – Jo and Laurie
It’s a crime that Jo ended up with the Professor and not Laurie. She would have even worked single. But with the Professor? On re-reads, it’s difficult to make it past the scene when Jo turns down Laurie.
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