There's nothing more disappointing for TV fans than seeing their favorite show come up with a cool plot twist, only to have that plot point get resolved way too quickly. Year after year, some of the best shows on TV squander what could have been their best storylines. Here are some prime examples of TV shows where potentially great storylines got wrapped up before they had a chance to bloom.
Fans of the show will recall that at one point, Jim and Michael were co-managers. Michael stepped down from the manager role for one episode because he realized he could be making more money as a salesman working on commission. However, after just one episode, Michael wanted to be the manager again.
This development had great comedic potential and could have been drawn out. There were a lot of great character moments that could have been explored, and there was a lot of opportunity for funny conflict. Jim has always seemed to long for more than just a job at a paper company and letting him be a manager for longer would have made sense. Plus, watching Michael struggle against Jim's leadership was really funny.
"24"One of the show's coolest characters was Mandy, an assassin who was hired by Andre Drazen in Season 1. She was established as a character with no pity and no fear: She just wanted to make a ton of hits so that she could get out of the world of crime and be with her lover. In Season 2, Mandy exposed Palmer to a toxin that could have killed him. She then went on hiatus, finally reappearing in Season 4, when she was given a presidential pardon for her past crimes.
This fan favorite should have been given more screen time, and there was even a natural place for her to return in Season 5. Instead of having Palmer killed by a random assassin fans hadn't seen before, having Mandy kill him would have been an exciting twist after her pardon in the previous season. Having Mandy kill Palmer would have made Palmer's death more meaningful, and Jack could have spent several episodes chasing Mandy down.