Mindy Kaling, who played The Office's Kelly Kapoor, believes it is highly likely the character will have killed her on-screen love interest by now.
It has been five years since The Office came to an end, but it remains one of the most popular TV shows in history. Some reports have recently suggested that it is the most viewed show on Netflix. Whether that is true or not, millions of us fell in love with it and continue to watch every episode over and over again in the hopes that one day the cast will reunite.
Speaking of love, The Office's relationships had a lot to do with why the show was so popular. The couple that stole our hearts above all others was, of course, Jim and Pam. We watched them fall in love and finally get together over the course of the first few seasons, and eventually get married and have kids.
While they did have a happy ending of sorts, we can't say we admired the path of Kelly and Ryan in quite the same way. As dysfunctional and destructive relationships go, both in real-life and on-screen, theirs may very well take the cake. Five years on, amid questions about the potential of an aforementioned reunion, Mindy Kaling has shed a little light on where she thinks Kelly and Ryan might be now.
Where is Kelly Kapoor now? Mindy Kaling weighs in: "I don't want to say that she murdered Ryan, but I'm also not convinced that he's still alive in the world of #TheOffice" https://t.co/8wYmaZ9l9T pic.twitter.com/2wWPoICFWt— Variety (@Variety) January 23, 2019
Kaling made Kelly one of the most popular characters via her portrayal on The Office. However, while talking with Variety recently, she suggested that in The Office universe, Kelly might currently be in jail. "I don't want to say that she murdered Ryan, but I'm also not convinced that he's still alive in the world of The Office," Kaling hypothesized.
Honestly, considering how Kelly and Ryan's relationship went over the course of the show's nine seasons, and the way that it ended, we wouldn't be surprised. Perhaps Ryan suffered a pang of guilt and attempted to leave Kelly so he could be with the son he abandoned and things got out of hand. We won't ever truly know what happened to the unconventional couple unless there really is a reunion show somewhere down the line.