'Futurama' Series Finale Breaks Time, Gives Fry And Leela A Lifetime Together (VIDEO) | HuffPost
Throughout the history of Futurama, the relationship between Philip J. Fry I and Turanga Leela has been an ongoing theme. From their initial meeting where. FUTURAMA'S FRY AND LEELA FALLING HOPELESSLY IN LOVE. THEY DO MAKE A WONDERFUL COUPLE. The final episode of the original series added closure to their relationship, and left us with a sense of fulfillment in the series. While Fry and Leela's romance was .
The Professor states clearly that they are witnessing the creation of a new universe, not the old one they left. He also when they arrive in the third universe they eventually settle in says that this universe is several feet shorter than their own one.
Thus its clearly meant to be a different universe but with the same history, therefore Leela-1 is not Leela Leela-3 is not Leela That was an entirely different character. Furthermore the Fry that she went through all of those adventures with is not the same Fry as the one she is with now. That Fry is killed by the original when he and the Professor and Bender land on and crush their duplicates. You can see how that might throw a spanner into the works of the Fry and Leela relationship.
Here its exactly the same situation. His Leela is dead, but he is happy with a copy? However whilst The Late Philip J Fry may spoil later episodes somewhat this way it has a far worse effect on previous episodes.
Its sad now whenever you watch previous episodes that are Fry and Leela heavy such as The Sting a fave of mine as you now know that Fry and Leela ultimately had an unhappy ending. The Leela from that episode ended up alone. Aside from the fact that that is quite creepy. Not that I liked them much anyway, but still its quite creepy watching them and thinking that Leela and Cubert will end up having sex with one another!
Here he shows a sign of maturity, something he doesn't often do. As we find out in a later season from Leela, her biggest complaint about Fry as romantic material is his tendency to be childish.
Fits and starts The relationship follows a mostly steady course for a long time. Fry and Leela remain close friends and become closer as time goes on. Fry plays the field but occasionally has bursts of lust, crush feelings, and rarely, something deeper for Leela. Leela also plays the field, but not so vigorously as Fry.
In " The Deep South ", when Fry announces his plans to live at the bottom of the ocean, Leela asks, "but what about us? When he begins pursuing a relationship with Leela, it was after two years of ignoring her in favor of other women. In " I Dated a Robot ", she helps him to find a robot celebrity personality to "to be romantically linked with. She clearly knows that he is talking about her, but she prompts him for more details on this girl back home, basking in his flattery.
As gratified as she is by his comments, she must be equally disappointed by his blank stare in " The Cryonic Woman ", his response when, attempting to remind him what a career chip is, she says, "It's how we met. He then goes on to fail miserably at defending her honor, in fact providing his opponents with ammunition and even inadvertently insulting Leela outright. Leela's frustration with Fry's ineptitude is clear.
Leela starts to swoon as soon as Fry, having eaten a parasite-laden sandwich, shows the slightest sign of being something other than a buffoon.
Her swoon disappears just as easily when Fry convinces the parasites to leave his body. In the closing scene Fry begins practicing the holophonor and shows by its projection that his feelings for Leela remain. Leela is impressed with Fry in " Parasites Lost " The friendship deepens in " The Cyber House Rules ", as Fry makes an effort to convince Leela that she doesn't need a fake eye grafted onto her forehead.
When she finally has the fake eye removed, she tells Fry that he is "a true friend. He gets another kiss later, but only on the cheek. Fry seems to be on a mission to win Leela's heart in " Time Keeps on Slippin' ". He starts off cool, offering Leela a romantic ride in one of the swan "boats" that aren't actually swans. Later, while they're in space collecting chronitonshe comes on again, suggesting that she and his face get to know each other better.
When she rejects him, he says, "Come on, Leela, why won't you go out with me? We both know there's something there. Later, Fry lures her to a love nest, claiming that it's a time-proof chamber that will protect her from the time skips. A time-jump occurs just after he says something crude--now Leela is gone and Fry has a black eye.
Leela talks to Zoidberg about Fry, indicating that she likes him but is turned off by his immaturity. This is an important point on Leela's part: Fry's immaturity is the only thing that holds her back.
It forever remains the central theme of their relationship, at least until they are finally married in " Meanwhile ". However, other than the short-lived fling of Parasites Lost, this is the first positive sign of any kind from Leela: Still, when Fry barrages her with flattery and asks her out, she says that they are just too different, he being a man and she being a woman.
She walks away from him without hesitation when Bender distracts her. Fry makes another attempt to impress Leela by showing her that he has learned how to pilot the ship. She is impressed with him, but she is totally turned off to think that he learned the skill strictly to impress her.
Just in the middle of her exclamation that there's no way they could ever be together, time skips forward to their wedding ceremony. But Leela is convinced that she has been duped, and after time skips forward a couple more times, they are divorced. They have one last conversation about their relationship, in which they agree that Leela will never feel about Fry the way he feels about her, under any circumstances. Fry obsesses about and eventually discovers the means by which he convinced Leela to marry him, but Leela never gets to see it.
We find out more about Leela's attitude toward relationships in general and Fry in particular in " Love and Rocket ". She apparently agrees with Farnsworth when he suggests that she is a "bitter husk of a human being who long ago abandoned hope of finding love in this lifetime.
He doesn't listen Leela's advice, "I'm not attracted to a guy's message, Fry. I'm attracted to the guy. But on reflection she concedes, "given the chance, I'd give in to urges far more shocking. Fry is clearly far down on her list.
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Finding Fry unconscious after disabling Planet Express ship, Leela seems touched, mostly by the fact that Fry was willing to sacrifice his life to save hers, but also in part by the aptness of the message inscribed on the candy that Fry coughs up when she resuscitates him: At the home of Leela's parents in " Leela's Homeworld ", there is a sort of shrine composed of items Leela has flushed down the toilet throughout her life. Fry notices on this shrine a letter from himself to Leela, which he describes as "full of my personal feelings.
Again Fry is clearly far down on her list. Fry puts his arm around Leela while they race Moose and Mandy, but she swerves the car to get him to move away from her. After Leela has saved the crew from "pre-life", as she reflects that she is happy with her choice to return to adulthood with her friends, she and Fry share a meaningful glance, but nothing more.
Fry, attempting to assuage his own guilt over missing a delivery mission in " The Why of Fry ", wants to make it up to Leela by taking her out to dinner. This is typical of Fry, to miss the point entirely and to have the wrong reasons for asking her out. Typical of Leela is her rejection of Fry. In fact, not only does she reject him categorically, she also explains that she is going out with Chazthe mayor's aide. When Fry and Leela cross paths while she is out on her date with Chaz, Fry has a brief moment of happiness, hoping that the date is not going well.
Leela crushes his hopes when she tells him that the date is going very well, asking him to walk Nibbler. While Fry from the future argues with Nibbler ofFry mentions that he has feelings for Leela, but also that she doesn't care for him. Nibbler offers to help Fry with respect to Leela, if Fry will agree to push his self into the cryo-tube.
Fry is won over to Nibbler's request when Nibbler frames the issue as "save yourself or save Leela. While Leela looks at the photo with a hole in it, Fry walks into the room and appears, from Leela's perspective, in the hole where Chaz' face had been. Leela is happy to see Fry, and actually gives him a kiss on the lips. After their harrowing escape from the space-bees in " The Sting ", Fry realizes that he doesn't want anything to happen to Leela, and comments that they need to be more careful.
When the baby queen space-bee attacks, Fry puts his body between the bee and Leela to protect her. While Leela is in a coma she seems to have a lot more affection for Fry than she ever has before, perhaps prompted by Fry's death. In one of Leela's coma-dreams, Fry is very romantic, and she enjoys it. The alert viewer might notice that something is clearly amiss with Fry being genuinely romantic with Leela. We have seen from the beginning that Fry has no capacity for romance, and usually approaches Leela with brazen lust even while thinking to himself that he is in fact being romantic.
When jelly-Fry comes into being, Leela expresses great relief that "Fry" is now alive. She says nothing about feelings for him, in fact clearly denying any such feelings with, "Feeling responsible for your death was driving me mad. Fry's photo says to Leela, "I love you," but her hallucinations frighten her so much that she is unable to respond.
When Leela wakes in the hospital, we realize that everything Fry said in her coma-dream was said by the real Fry at her bedside for two weeks. This is not the first time Fry has said, "I love you" to Leela, but perhaps going through this experience has matured him somewhat, which would finally give some meaning to the words.
Their embrace, lacking a kiss, suggests that even if Leela has begun finally to see the desired maturity in Fry, she's still comfortable being just friends with him. The opening scene of " The Farnsworth Parabox " shows Fry making a surprisingly determined effort to get Leela to go out with him.
Leela clearly isn't going for the idea, as she cowers away from Fry on the other side of the couch and finally rejects his request with, "I have sweaty boot-rash!
Leela "One" tells the story to the others. The story makes it clear that Fry is indeed capable of impressing Leela, and not just on one date, but over the long term. After everyone goes back to their home universes, Fry asks Leela once again to go out with him. Leela flips a coin, but, apparently beginning to consider him a possibility, decides against looking at it, and simply accepts his invitation.
Never having indicated musical inclination before except briefly in Parasites Losthe says that he hears great music in his head. Leela, never having indicated musical appreciation before except briefly in Parasites Losttells the story of Seana loser whom she loved primarily because of his musical talent.
The stage is set for an exploration of the relationship between Fry and Leela. While attending a large performance by Fry, Leela sheds tears, but we don't know which kind of love they might indicate. She and Fry have become close friends over the years, but she has only briefly shown flickers of interest in him. When Fry announces that he will make his opera about her, she plays very coy, pretending to be surprised.
Everything changes when Leela hears Fry's music, when she shows that she is the same woman who dated Sean: In his opera, Fry describes Leela as "the woman that I idolize. After all the other opera patrons abandon the theater, Leela asks Fry to show her the ending, even if necessarily performed by his human hands. Love and time travel Fry's emotional repertoire grows just enough to include long-standing jealousy in Bender's Big Score. Leela falls in love with and almost marries Lars who is a future version of Frya clear indication that it truly is only Fry's immaturity that makes her dislike him, as maturity is the major difference between Fry and Lars.
Back in the 21st century, the Fry who becomes Lars reconnects with his family and his life, but pines for Leela, until he starts a long relationship with Leelu. At Lars' memorial service, Leela seems to have a new appreciation for Fry, but she doesn't articulate it, and Fry moves on to a different woman in The Beast with a Billion Backs. However, when Zoidberg barfs for joy, Leela agrees that the way Fry and Colleen behave toward each other is "pretty sickening".
It could be that Leela harbors a bit of jealousy. Later, Fry breaks up with Colleen. To his credit, he doesn't immediately go slobbering after Leela. He pines for a while, even going to counseling which Leela would appreciate for its contribution to Fry's maturity and finally decides to leave this universe. Leela practically encourages him in this endeavor. On meeting YivoFry falls in love with shkler.
Leela is suspicious of Yivo for a long time, but she also eventually falls in love with shklim. After being "rescued" by Bender, Fry sheds a tear on saying goodbye to Yivo. For a brief moment he seems sincere, but immediately turns to Leela, practically leering. Her response, that he forgot about her so quickly when he met Colleen, shows that she does indeed have some pain and jealousy due to Fry's instability.
Without further comment Fry simply agrees with her, then walks to Amy and propositions her instead. Leela must now be really hurt and angry at Fry, and Fry seems to have taken a step backward in the maturity that Leela always wishes for.
The relationship is only hinted at in Bender's Gameas when Turanga Munda encourages Leela to consider Zoidberg as a dating candidate. Fry is strictly in lust mode: They even share a passionate kiss. But this occurs as they're flying into a wormhole with the expectation of never returning. Subsequent episodes reveal that the whole scene is just a repeat of their regular relationship: The other side Fry and Leela continue more-or-less as they always have: Leela likes Fry and is even physically attracted to him, but is utterly turned off by his immaturity.
Fry remains immature, always coming up with silly ideas in a quest to impress her. Sparks fly a few times during the season; nothing sticks, but the final episode suggests a romantic future for the couple In " Rebirth ", Fry and Leela pick up where they left off at the end of Into the Wild Green Yonderonly more so.
When Fry's remains dissolve to nothing in Farnsworth's stem cell vat, Leela is so grief-stricken that she creates a robot-Fry. This is a surprise, given Leela's historical cool-headedness about their relationship. Perhaps losing him has intensified her newly warming feelings for him. It is no surprise that robot-Fry creates a robot-Leela. Fry appears not to have changed much: Robot-Leela turns out to be slightly more cool-headed than Leela: In " Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles ", teenage Leela and Fry go on a date, though this apparently never leads to anything else.
Fry once again puts Leela's safety before his own in the episode " The Why of Fry ". When Fry travels back to the year to stop Nibbler from freezing him, Nibbler asks Fry, "Is there nothing in the future worth saving [from the brainspawn]? Leela is impressed with Fry in " Parasites Lost " [ edit ] Love's a two way street The viewer is finally afforded a glimpse into Leela's mind in " The Sting ", which is set almost entirely in her dreams. From this perspective, it is clear that she cares greatly about Fry as well.
When Leela awakens from her coma in the hospital, it is revealed that Fry stayed by her side the entire time, once again demonstrating his continued loyalty and faith in her. In " The Farnsworth Parabox ", Fry and Leela see what their lives would have been if they had got married. In an alternate universe"Universe 1", Fry-1 and Leela-1 have apparently been married at least one year prior to Fry-A and Leela-A's arrival. At the end of the original run, in " The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings ", Fry trades his hands for those of the Robot Devil in order to win Leela's heart with his holophonor, as he was able to do when he last played for her, in " Parasites Lost ".
Fry's newfound skill wins him great fame, and he is commissioned by Hedonismbot to write an opera. He decides to write the opera about Leela. After Leela is deafened by Bender's airhorn, the Robot Devil makes a deal with her for Calculon's ears.
The Robot Devil then crashes the opera, and presents Fry with a terrible choice: Give up his hands and be left unable to complete the opera which may finally cause Leela to return his feelings for her, or lose Leela to the Robot Devil forever. Fry gives up his opportunity to win her heart in order to save her life, and the Robot Devil takes back his hands.
After Fry's terrible attempt at playing his holophonor with his regular hands, the audience leaves, except for Leela. As Fry is about to leave the stage, Leela, the only patron left in the audience, stops him, and asks him to play the end of his opera. Fry plays the last scene, in which Holo-Fry and Holo-Leela turn to each other, kiss, and walk off towards the horizon. Unfortunately, Leela's reaction is never shown, although it is clear by events of the next season that Leela still remains "just friends" with Fry.
When she realizes Lars was actually Fry's time paradox duplicateher statement suddenly gains new significance. At the end of The Beast with a Billion Backsafter Yivo dumps the universe except for ColleenFry returns to his quest for Leela's love, although she is angry that Fry went out with Colleen.
There was no development of the relationship in Bender's Game save for Fry commenting on how he enjoyed riding Leegola, although he could not find an explanation for this. And it is not until the very end of Into the Wild Green Yonderthat Leela finally returns Fry's affection, and kisses him. It's quite possible that she was caught up in the moment due to the circumstances that she may not come back after the end, but her actions after being reborn say otherwise. Robot Leela kissing Robot Fry in " Rebirth ".
In his sorrow, Fry creates a robot that is vaguely reminiscent of Leela. Hermes helps him by copying all of Leela's traits into Robot Leela. When Robot Leela first gains Leela's traits, she kisses Fry, not knowing that she is a robot. She discovers she is a robot when Nibbler bites part of her arm off, exposing her wiring.
Regardless, she and Fry go on a date. Robot Leela says that she doesn't know if her feelings for Fry are hers, or if they are simply Leela's, so she asks Fry to be just friends with her again, to which he reluctantly agrees. At Leela's funeral at the Cyclophage reserve, Leela is awakened by Bender's obnoxious partying. She is very surprised to find Robot Leela and Fry kissing. Fry later talks to himself, saying that he only loved Robot Leela because she was like the real Leela, and that he thought Leela loved him, but was wrong as usual.
Leela listens to this without Fry's knowing. When Fry says he was "wrong, as usual," Leela appears to Fry, and tells him that he was "wrong again," insisting that she truly did love him.