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The Fate Of This Parks And Recreation Character Was Never Explained

When it comes to workplace comedy shows, NBC's "Parks and Recreation" makes almost all the good lists with its quirky humor, honest relationships, and obviously, Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. The documentary-style sitcom looking in on the workings of the Parks Department of small-town Pawnee, Indiana, had the perfect blend of characters, from the government-hating leader in Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) to the entrepreneur who never runs out of business ideas, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari).

In addition to its regular cast, the show also boasted recurring characters who had the ability to engage the audience with their tickling humor. Whether it was the notorious duo of Jean Ralphio Saperstein (Ben Schwartz) and his sister Mona Lisa (Jenny Slate) or Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), Leslie's mayoral adversary and a clueless millionaire, these unique characters made the show even more memorable.

In 2015, when "Parks and Recreation" came to an end after seven seasons, almost all the characters got a place in the flash-forwards explaining what happened with their characters. We say almost because not all of them did.

What happened to Ron's ex-wife Tammy II?

Megan Mullally's Tammy II, who was Ron's second ex-wife, had one of the bigger recurring roles in the show. Tammy II had appearances in nine episodes during the course of the show and a presence that went beyond just the number of times she was onscreen. It was a little surprising then that her character's fate was not disclosed when the show wrapped up.

The Deputy Director of the Library Services in Pawnee, Tammy II was a force to reckon with. Although Ron and Tammy II were divorced, she still held a great deal of power over Ron, the Parks Department's otherwise invincible director. She was introduced in Season 2 episode "Ron and Tammy" where, after going against Leslie for the coveted Lot 48, she used her charm and fear to manipulate Ron into giving her the lot.

Tammy II's last appearance on the original show was in Season 7 when once again, the Parks Department found Tammy II coming up against them with her usual weapons. After that, Tammy II was never heard from again.

This was so until the "Parks and Recreation" reunion in 2020. Mullally returned with her real-life husband, Offerman, to reprise the roles of Tammy II and Ron for the single-episode special where she was apprehended by Ron and his onscreen partner Diane. Well, at least we know that Tammy II is alive and well and still haunting Ron in some fashion.