Leela (Futurama) - Wikipedia
But, for me, there has been one unfixable problem with the show: it centered around Fry and Leela's ever-so-slowly budding relationship. It was the series finale of "Futurama" -- again. After an interrupted And so it ended with heart, focusing on Fry and Leela. Fry finally mustered. Philip J. Fry: Leela's and Fry's relationship is a major plot line that runs throughout the series. Fry frequently asks for dates, though.
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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. 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.
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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: Leela was so grief-stricken that she created a fake Fry, while robot-Leela wants to cool their relationship while she tries to sort out her confusion over her own identity.
Fry expresses his feelings more vehemently than ever before, saying, "I love Leela, always and forever. Fry shows that he has in fact grown a little, when, after the robots run away together, he tells Leela, "I waited a thousand years for you. I can wait a little longer.
He says it to Leela, although Leela wasn't the one who expressed emotional uneasiness about her relationship with Fry.
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It was robot-Leela who expressed those concerns. So Fry has guessed that Leela might feel the same way as robot-Leela. This is precisely the sort of thing Leela has always been hoping for: Robot Leela kissing Robot Fry in " Rebirth ". He apparently adjusts to the idea of her absence, and doesn't mention jealousy at all, even as Zapp makes crude innuendo while he and Leela board Farnsworth's stealth ship.
Fry gives Leela a care package to take with her. It seems that his maturity level is still improving, something Leela surely appreciates, and she shows it with some tender words and even a kiss, but only on the cheek. Still, Fry is Fry: Sadly, when Zapp is considerate of Leela's feelings and behaves like an adult for more than ten seconds, she forgets all about Fry and is suddenly ready to bear Zapp's children, albeit after she thought everyone was dead.
When she finally puts on the brakes with Zapp, it's not because of Fry at all, but because she starts to suspect Zapp of scamming her. Fry makes not a single comment when he discovers Leela and Zapp naked. He is happy to watch Leela beat Zapp, and shows a great amount of despair when he sees them having sex. The next episode she calls him a "good friend" so we can assume that he was greatly turned off by this.
They go only downhill in " Attack of the Killer App ". Fry's "selfish rudeness" in posting an embarrassing video of Leela isn't necessarily surprising.
Given his immaturity, it is easy enough to believe that he can love her and yet betray her so horribly. Leela had already mostly forgotten her feelings for Fry in the previous episode, but when Fry makes her believe that he has deleted the video, she refers to him as "a good friend. She laughs a lot while watching the video of his disgusting and painful dive, and he takes advantage of the moment to ask for another hug. Fry frequently asks for dates, though she repeatedly turns him down despite her usual romantic mishaps.
There are various moments when she does fall for him even briefly, especially whenever he would risk his life for her. She sees him as a true friend and does not want anything more of him, but it constantly appears as if she is hiding and denying herself deeper feelings for him, noting once that she loved his boyish charm but hated his childishness.
At the end of the film Futurama: Into the Wild Green YonderLeela openly admits to loving Fry, and shows greater attraction to him from the episode " Rebirth " onward, though their relationship varies. In " The Prisoner of Benda ", the two share a romantic interlude, though their personalities have been switched to different bodies.
In " Overclockwise ", Leela expresses concerns over their "on-again-off-again" relationship, but by the end of that episode, Bender reveals Fry and Leela's future to them, and while the viewer is not told its details, Leela and Fry are clearly pleased with them.
The relationship continues through the seventh season, culminating in Fry proposing to Leela and Leela accepting Though the timeline where she accepted was erased, she presumably accepted when Fry proposed again in the new history. Lars later delivers Hermes' new head jar and asks Leela out for dinner and the two begin dating. During the same time Leela and Lars begin dating the world is taken over by an alien species that overtook robots by scamming people into giving them personal information.
The scammers find the secret to time travel tattooed on Fry's butt.
After the scammers have stolen all important artifacts from throughout history they seek to destroy Fry's body so no one else can time travel. Fry escapes back to the 21st century with Bender on his tail. Bender believes he murdered Fry and heads back to the future. Fry shows up and tells his story of how he got back to the future. The Professor reveals a formula that he then explains to be why any body that is duplicated due to time travel is doomed. Lars proposes to Leela in Futurama: Bender's Big Score Part 3.
Lars saves the crew from a bomb dropped by Robot Santa and Fry becomes even more upset and jealous. During the ceremony Lars leaves Leela at the alter because Hermes' body was again destroyed because of the time paradox duplicate rule and he did not want their wedding to riddled with sadness.
Fry sees Leela's sadness and devises a plan to try to get Leela and Lars back together. During this encounter, it is revealed that Lars is actually Fry's time paradox body duplicate who's hair and voice was altered by when Bender tried to kill him.
Zapp Brannigan During a visit aboard The Nimbus, Leela has pity sex with the pompous, idiotic captain Zapp Brannigan in the episode where he is first introduced, " Love's Labours Lost in Space ";  according to Groening, the episode marked a turning point in the series, as it showed that the writers could degrade the main heroine without alienating viewers from the show.
Leela, worried Zapp might try to court her, tells Zapp she is dating Fry. Zapp suspects she is lying and invites her and Fry to dine at the captain's table with him. Zapp does his best to catch them in the lie but due to changing the ship's course earlier in the episode, which eventually leads the ship into a black hole, is called away from the table. Leela is able to make it off the ship with the rest of the crew in an escape pod and avoid an unwanted sexual encounter with Zapp.: All the versions of those characters that appear in future episodes are duplicates.
The first Leela who we will just call Leela-1 for the sake of practicality is not Leela 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.