Valentine's Day either reaffirms your love for your bae or is a bleak reminder of how painfully single you are. Regardless of your romantic situation, why not bask in the eternal happiness or misery of imaginary people? Let's review the statuses of your favorite TV 'ships from New Girl, The Flash, Grey's Anatomy and more...
Nick and Cece, New Girl
The highlight of last season of Fox's oddball comedy, New Girl, was Nick and Cece's surprise and swoon-worthy proposal. Thanks to Jess being sequestered to jury duty (or star Zooey Deschanel's maternity leave), their relationship and wedding prep have been front and center. The happy couple are so lovestoned they find each other's flaws endearing, and the stress of planning for and affording a wedding has yet pop their love bubble. What's even more amazing? Schmidt, who normally idles at douchey, has become more palatable and even sweet in a fussily peculiar way. He won major points when he took the stage to Bollywood dance for his bride-to-be in the season 5 premiere, and even more by fainting at the sight of Cece's heinous disco-ball corseted wedding dress. Ship Status: Smooth sailing ahead!
Howard and Bernadette, The Big Bang Theory
It’s crazy to think that The Big Bang Theory’s resident creepy nerdy is the only one that’s been happily married for years. Bernadette is the Cher to Howard’s Sonny, and it’s always been a joy watching her tame her pervy genius with equal parts threats and manipulation. Marriage isn’t easy, and they squabble like...well an old married couple, but you can tell they’re in it for the long haul. Or are they? On this week’s episode reveals the biggest bang yet: Bernadette is pregnant with Walowitz's spawn. Despite being married, Howard is incredibly selfish and totally immature. Can he rise to the challenges of fatherhood? Ship Status: Prepare for rough water!
Mike and Rachel, Suits
All that glitters isn't gold. Michael Ross and Rachel Zane from USA's legal drama, Suits, are glaring proof. Despite being engaged, insanely gorgeous and working at successful law firm, their hard-won relationship was built on a house of cards. Their world just got pretty goddamn windy. Thanks to his eidetic memory and a troubled past, Mike bypassed law school and went straight for the swanky law firm. After years of covering his fraudulent tracks, he was finally outted and arrested. Now a federal prosecutor is determined to taking him and his mentor, slick closer, Harvey Specter, down. The stress is enough to destroy even the strongest couples. Sadly, Mike and Rachel were never that. Mike's secret had always been a sickness or a defect in their relationship, forever weakening it (Her flirtation with infidelity nearly tore them apart too). Happy milestones, like planning their wedding, are always shrouded fear. And now with Rachel's placement in law school in jeopardy (she has to do it the old-fashioned and legal way. No chance of resentment there), her firm under attack, and her fiancé facing prison, things are going to get worse long before (or if) they get better. Ship Status: Abandon ship!
Oliver and Felicity, Arrow
If you can love a man who is a vigilante and just recently stopped torturing baddies and snapping necks, is ceremonially married to a member of secret gang of assassins, and deal with recent paralysis after being shot more times than 50 cent, then your relationship may be the strongest in the history of love. That's the situation for Arrow's Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow and his fiancee AKA Felicity Smoak AKA Overwatch.
Unless all that is true and your man has a son that he neglected to tell you about. On Arrow relationships can survive plenty of attempted murders and deaths—that comes with superhero territory—but secrets can be the ultimate dealbreaker for this crew. Felicity has helped tame Oliver's dark side, and in turn Oliver has helped Felicity embrace her inner badass. Hopefully, Felicity’s learning that Oliver has a son won’t derail their impending nuptials. Ship Status: Iceberg, right ahead!
Iris and Barry, The Flash
Have you recovered from the best episode in The Flash's run, "Welcome to Earth-2?" yet? Neither have I. It's safe to say that I loved every millisecond of the episode, but my favorite part has to be that West-All is finally canon! Granted, the Barry and Iris that were married on Earth-2 are mere dopplegangers, but our derpy superhero got to step into Bartholomew's precious wingtips. Being Mr. West-Allen comes as naturally as running real fast.
Of course, back Earth-1, Barry is still reeling from an out-of-nowhere break-up from Patty Spivot, who was apparently a thirst-bucket disguised as a decent person. But this little preview of West-Allen is like a beacon of light after a year of darkness. Ship Status: I will go down with this ship
Jackson and April, Grey’s Anatomy
Marriage is hard. When you had the crushing grief of losing a child, it very well may be impossible. Grey's Anatomy's Jackson Avery and April Kepner struggled after losing their son. Kepner’s grief took her overseas for the better part of a year, while Jackson was left to deal at home. The distance proved to be too much for them, and Jackson initiated divorce proceedings, despite April’s emphatic and cloying demands to keep trying. “Japril” was hanging by a suture thread.
Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on your OTP preferences), the winter finale left fans in a grey area. Will Jackson and April had an impulsive night of passion lead to a reconciliation? They were at each other’s throats in last night’s episode, but considering that the Feb. 24 episode is called “Unbreak My Heart,” I’m thinking we can extend the Valentine’s Day celebration. Knowing Shonda Rhimes and human nature, I don’t think these two will find the 'Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me' happiness they’re looking for. Ship Status: Preparing for Rough Water
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