To make things even more depressing, her fiance was also her boss. So not only was she out a husband, but also a job. Cheers is the place where Diane's world collapsed. She spends years trying to get back into the academic field she was in before, but she always ends up right back at Cheers. Why? Is there something about the florescent lighting and sticky floor that she just can't quit?
Her relationship with Sam the bartender went so badly that she ended up checking herself into a mental hospital, but when she got out, she came right back to work beside him at Cheers. Knowing her backstory, it seems like an unhealthy attachment to the place where her entire life fell apart. Imagine being dumped by someone in a place you've never been before, and then hanging out there for five years. That's a deep-fried Big Mac level of unhealthy.
Even when she did finally leave the show for several seasons to pursue her dream of becoming an author, she ends up coming back to Cheers in the series finale. In a cruel parody of her entrance to the show, she and Sam decide to get married, get on a plane, and then Sam leaves her to return to "his one true love": Cheers. Was the original title of this show Fuck Diane? I feel like there's going to be a Cheers reunion show someday that just features Diane's skeleton clinging to a smoking doorknob.
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