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Maxwell-Fran Relationship

Shipped Characters

Fran Fine
Maxwell Sheffield

Length of Relationship

Season 5 Episode 14- End.

Start of Date Relationship



Married; In love

couple name




to as "the Thing" and is held over Mr. Sheffield's head with glee by Fine and Niles).

Maxwell proposes to Fran a few times throughout the series, although with ulterior motives. He instantly regrets it each time, except in Season 5 Episode 12 where he proposes and poop' As she realises he is only asking her as he felt guilty over blabbing about her online cosmetic dreams- therefore the idea was stolen and 'breaking her trust.' He then says that this was the first time he wasn't actually relieved that she said 'No.'

In season 5 episode 14 Maxwell tells Fran that he loves her and doesn't take it back.

The romantic tension between Maxwell and Fran lasts until the middle of the 5th season, when the couple gets engaged; following several snafus, they are finally married in the season 5 finale. Until that point, they always address each other with proper employer-employee politeness, i.e. "Miss Fine" and "Mr. Sheffield".

By the fifth season, Mr. Sheffield and Miss Fine begin a tentative romantic relationship, which consisted of a very large milestone: calling each other by their first names. Mr. Sheffield proposes marriage (a move that sends C. C. Babcock, who had an obsessive crush on Maxwell and jealous hatred of Fran, to an insane asylum), and they are married in the season 5 finale. They finally give birth to fraternal twins, Jonah and Eve, in the series finale. Jonah, who was born first, was named for Fran's side of the family, but was more reserved like his father; and Eve, who was born a few minutes later, was nasally and boisterous like her mother.

Despite the fact they stopped using each other's last names to address each other when they married, Fran and Max would still switch to their boss/employee roles out of habit. When Max is angry with her, he will instinctively shout "Miss Fine!", causing a worried Fran to reply, "Oh no, I'm Miss Fine again!". The same is true for Fran, who calls Maxwell "Mr. Sheffield" in bed. Before they got married, Fran had many fantasies of them making out.



What episode and season did Max and Fran have their first kiss?


Season 1 Episode 18


What episode does Maxwell say he loves Fran without taking it back?


Season 5 Episode 14