10. Isabelle Hodes (Allie Grant, Weeds)
Isabelle got more of a plot than a lot of the kids on this list have, with her whole child modeling career, but the last we see of her is her helping her mother Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) run the taken-over drug business. I understand that the show was focusing more on Nancy (Mary Louise Parker) and family’s new lives, but I want to know what happened with Isabelle. I always adored her, and you know she was totally the brains of her mom’s attempts at the drug operation. Did that drug operation last? Did Isabelle keep modeling? Did she get a totally awesome lesbian girlfriend once she got into high school? I vote all of the above.
9, 8. Every single child on Sons of Anarchy (Kenny [John Abendorth/Mason Charles] and Ellie [Lela Cortines/Kerris Dorsey] Winston, Abel and Thomas Teller [both babies or toddlers and anyway I'm not 100% caught up so I'm not Googling it lest I hit a spoiler], Lyla’s kid who I can’t find on the Sons wiki or anywhere else)
C’mon, I wanna see if they stay in the life or they rebel some wacky way or what. And they get two numbers because there’s so many of them. Ellie especially. Will she marry a biker guy? Will she run away and go live in England with an investment banker? Will she become a pornstar like stepmommy Lyla (Winter Ave Zoli)? (I hope not that.) Any of these choices are possible. Kenny, I couldn’t say. I also vote that Thomas becomes a doctor like his mommy Tara (Maggie Siff), but in medical school, he decides he’s more interested in psychology than surgery, and Abel is going to be the Teller man who actually publishes a book (it won’t have anything to do with MC life, though; it’ll be something wild and crazy, like Harry Potter but not). And I don’t even know for Lyla’s kid.
7. Aylesh Rohan (Emma Kenney, Boardwalk Empire)
Okay. So Aylesh just appeared. I don’t know if she’ll recur or what, but I love her already. She’s Margaret’s (Kelly Macdonald) youngest sister, come from Ireland, but she’s the most American of them by far. She’s a little bookworm, and she’s intuitive as all get-out: looking at Margaret’s hat, she spun a story about Margaret’s beau that was 100% accurate, just playing, but still. She’s just super-cute, and I want her to finish school, get a college scholarship to some lady’s college, and become a novelist. I want her to write stories about psychic equestrian girls or something. And I want to see it all happen.
6. Teddy and Emily Schroeder and Tommy Darmody (Rory and Declan McTigue, Lucy and Josie Gallina, and Brady and Connor Noon, Boardwalk Empire)
Teddy should be a professor of economics. Tommy should run away to Europe and marry a French woman and bake. Emily should become a gutsy lady attorney and be able to work for the underground, like Robin Weigert does on Sons. These are all things I’d like to see happen.
5. Cassandra “Wheels” Kowalski (a baby, United States of Tara)
You know that baby is going to grow up to be awesome. If she’s only answering to Wheels and Chinese swear words as an infant? Just imagine what an epic little geek girl she’s going to be. I refuse to imagine her being anything but. I just have this feeling she’ll grow up and be some cross between a scenester, a Mod kid, an anime character, and a cosplayer, and she’ll be adorable and nerdy and all the likeminded boys will fall all over her. And Charmaine (Rosemarie Dewitt) will just be saying to Neil (Patton Oswalt), “This is all your fault, and I don’t mind.” Because quirky though she’ll be, she won’t be a screwup.
4. T Tsetsang (Brandon Dieter, Dollhouse)
Now that the world’s not in hell, T can grow up with both of his parents in a stable fashion and help rebuild the entire world! The children are the future, and since he’s one of the only ones, well. Be the future, T. There’ve got to be other thoughtpocalypse babies scattered around the world, and they’re all going to converge on LA, because LA is the center of everything, and together they’ll… I don’t know. Something important.
3. unnamed baby Washburne (is not born yet, the Firefly postseries timeline)
Even if “Float Out” hadn’t confirmed it for us, I’d have chosen to believe that Zoe (Gina Torres) was pregnant at the end of Serenity. (The line in “Heart of Gold” is as good as proof alone: “You and I would make one beautiful baby. And I want to meet that child one day.” I don’t know if that was at all planned, though I suspect it was, but it’s perfect. It’s like, there will be a baby but you will not be around to meet said baby yourself. Stab stab stab heart, literally.) But the confirmation just sent me absolutely around the bend with wanting this to happen. I don’t care if technically this is comic canon, it’s an extension of the show but in print. Baby Washburne is a girl, Zoe said, and until I’m told otherwise, I’m christening her “Hannah,” because that’s alliterative with Wash’s given name, Hoban, but not derivative of its ridiculous, and also it means “favor” or “grace,” which… well, clearly Zoe was in someone’s favor and grace to be luckily pregnant, and I like names that mean something without being absurd or obvious, and also I’ve always liked that name. And I want to know all about Hannah’s (and any fantastical Kaylee/Simon or Mal/Inara or River/some person we haven’t met yet but not Jayne/anyone babies that would occur) adventures in space.
2. Sofia Metz (Bree Seanna Wall, Deadwood)
Sofia and Alma (Molly Parker) leave the camp at series’ end, but then what? I think little Sofia grows up a proper lady under Alma’s care and then decides that she’s going to be a teacher, because Martha Bullock (Anna Gunn) was a powerful figure in her life, and she wants to give back to the world and teach other immigrant children how to speak English and belong in America. She’ll have suitors, but she’ll marry in her late twenties, late for those days, and when she has children, she’ll give the girls the names of her sisters as middle names, but her son will be named for Ellsworth (Jim Beaver). I don’t know why it was so easy to invent her future, but it was. It’s like a Dear America epilogue.
1. Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka, Mad Men)
I want this so much. Sally can turn out one of two ways: highly successful and awesome and badass, or just rebelling to rebel and sleeping with all the wrong guys and trying to “find” herself in ridiculous ways. I hope the former. I want her to be class valedictorian and do something really, really intellectual as a profession just to stick it to Betty’s (January Jones) notions of femininity. I want Sally to be a freaking neuroscientist or something, and I want her to have tumultuous but safe love affairs, and I want her to go to wacky New York parties and write books, and I want her to be awesome. And she’ll somehow become friends with Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) and Pete’s (Vincent Kartheiser) baby, but she won’t know that, but we would, and it would be beautiful.
–your fangirl heroine.