This unexpected pairing made its first appearance at the end of Season 2. A couple that broke up and got back together quite a bit, and it was honestly a little disappointing that they didn’t end up together. They were always smiling together and a very cute couple. Sam Evans and Mercedes Jones’ romance was one of the most mature to appear in the show, which is why they make the list.
- When Mercedes kisses Sam while she’s still with Shane (just because we love them together doesn’t mean that cheating is excused).
- When Sam cheats on Mercedes because he really can’t live without sex.
- When Sam returns and vows to get Mercedes back, He even joins the synchronized swimming team, despite the hit his reputation will take.
- When Sam puts Mercedes name in lights and they sing “Human Nature” together.
- When Sam records Mercedes’ performance of “Disco Inferno” and posts it online to push her to follow her dreams of performing.
- When they have a discussion about the challenges of being an interracial couple and decide to do the damn thing no matter what people will say.
- When they decide to break up because Mercedes wants to remain abstinent until marriage and knows it is not fair to ask Sam to wait.
- When they are still best friends post-breakup and Mercedes pushes Sam to pursue his feelings for Rachel.