Tess returns to her dorm and is astonished to see Steph there. She cracks a joke about it, but Steph is depressed and sniffly. It was then revealed that she had broken up with her boyfriend, Tristan. They got into an argument. She dumped him, but she wasn't serious. She just needed time to think.
Tristan saw the text and was heartbroken. He decided to go after Steph even though he knew she didn't want to be with him anymore. Tess told him not to worry about it and that she'd deal with Steph. As soon as Tristan left, she went over to Steph's bed and gave her a big hug. Then they both started laughing because it was all a big misunderstanding.
Tristan heard them laughing and came down to find out what was going on. When he saw how happy they were, his heart melted and he decided to let her go. Then they kissed and made up.
Steph wanted to stay at Tess' house for a while before going home for Christmas. So they spent the day together playing video games and watching movies. In the evening, they cooked dinner together (ham steak) and watched TV.
At midnight, they went downstairs to ring in the new year. After everyone said their goodbyes, Steph left to go back home.
Tess went back upstairs to finish writing her paper.
She moved to the opposite side of the nation to pursue her partner, and when everything fell apart after they both cheated, she was destitute and had a child. Fortunately, she was able to reclaim her prior employment after a few months and has opted to remain single. Steph, thank you. Your story reminds us all that life is what you make it out to be.
Tessa's Seattle condo is being rented only days before she is meant to go there for her dream job. She exploits another girl (who happens to be gay) to make Tessa jealous, and they eventually split up. After the incident, Hardin moves in with his best friend Mike Delaney.
They stay together for several months while Hardin looks for a new job and then one day he gets a call from Tessa who tells him that she has found work in London and they should meet there. But when he arrives in London, Tessa doesn't show up and neither does her ticket. Frustrated, Hardin calls Mike who tells him that Tessa has been hospitalized after an overdose. Heartbroken, Hardin flies back home alone.
Several months later, we find Hardin working as a security guard at Tessa's company. He meets the CEO (who is also his former professor) and tells him what happened to Tessa. The CEO offers him a job, so he takes it. However, unlike Tessa, who was happy living in London, Hardin wants to move back home. So he asks the CEO for one more chance...
With help from Mike, Hardin finds a place to rent in Seattle and moves out there again.
They rekindle their romance in season two after she helps him cope with the discovery that he is adopted. They eventually split up because Ryan is headed to college while Tessa is still in Chatswin to finish her senior year. However, they reunite once again when he returns home for his father's funeral.
In season five, it is revealed that Tessa and Ryan got married before he left for war. When he returns home wounded, they decide to have a baby so that he will not be drafted. Unfortunately, Tessa falls down some stairs during her pregnancy and suffers a miscarriage. After this tragedy, they decide to call off their wedding and go their separate ways.
However, Tessa starts to feel guilty about breaking their vows so she goes to visit Ryan in California where he has moved after leaving Chatswin behind years ago. During her stay, she learns that Josh Gardner has been hired as a new teacher at Chatswin High School and she confronts him about this incident later that night after everyone else has gone to sleep. Feeling sorry for him after what happened between him and Tessa years ago, Ryan tells Josh to accept the job and move on with his life. From then on, Tessa and Ryan start to date again but they just can't seem to work things out this time around.
Sam steps in, stating he loves her but she's being quite harsh. Brittany then breaks up with him through text message, claiming that while she is "fascinated by his lips," she misses her gentle lady kisses and isn't even regretful as she walks out of the room.
Later on, when asked why she broke up with him, she says it's because he's not romantic enough for her and that he doesn't satisfy her sexually. She also adds that he's not clever or interesting enough to keep her attention forever.
In response, Sam says he understands why she left him because he knows he isn't good enough for her. He also admits that while he wants to continue their relationship, he thinks it's best if they don't.
We then see a flashback to before they met. It shows us that Brittany was dating Logan (her former boyfriend from season one) until he dumped her just before college started. This makes us wonder what happened to logan after this? We never heard anything about him again...
Back in present time, we find out that Logan has become one of Brittany's regulars at the bar and they sleep together once a week. She claims it's not serious but we all know how stupid girls who sleep with guys they barely know can be. In addition, she says she enjoys it too much to stop now.
Alexis eventually proclaims her love for him, although she wishes him success in his new relationship. David informs Ted that he has ended his relationship with Heather, and David pushes him to give Alexis another opportunity because she has changed. Ted agrees to give her one more chance.
Carlos, Fiona's "new" boyfriend, ends their relationship because he realizes Fiona still loves Michael and that he would always be the love of her life. This causes a rift between them that lasts forever.
Fiona began to date again after about a year off, this time with actor Carlos (who was also a friend of Michael's). They had been dating for several months when they decided to play a prank on Michael by pretending they were engaged. Unbeknownst to them, Michael was watching them through a window of his house and found out about it. He went over to Carlos' apartment where they ended up fighting which resulted in both of them getting arrested. As soon as they got out of jail, Fiona broke up with him.
Fiona then started dating another actor, Rod Steiger, but that only lasted a few weeks because she realized he was old enough to be her father.
In the final episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it is revealed that she has married Michael's best friend, Alfonso Ribeiro, and that they have a son named Jason Pierre Williams. They live in Beverly Hills together and she is now a famous actress.