I admit there was no chemistry between them by the time the show ended, but I prefer to believe they did not have an affair. I think they were just actors who'd lost the ability to sustain the romantic pretense after that prolonged period.
And Sheila responded:
Affair or not, ntf, their chemistry was as potent as ever seven weeks earlier during the shooting of Meet John Doe. Rather than abruptly being unable to sustain the romantic pretense, it looks to me like they had some kind of falling out.
Iíve probably watched the series. and 4th season in particular, enough to have memorized the dialogue by now and I have to agree with Sheila. I came to the series after it was cancelled on ABC and while it was being rebroadcast on TNT. And without knowing anything about the actors or even that there was a fan club on the internet, I was convinced Dean and Teri were far more than co-workers by 4th season. It certainly was driven home to me in Battleship Earth
with the fire escape scene. The emotion in that scene was as overwhelming as Iíve ever seen projected on a screen, movie or TV. And it's my opinion there was very little acting going on in that scene besides the recitation of the script.
It was only after I found zoomís boards that I learned that Teri was even married and that her husband was Bugboy.
I donít doubt Dean and Teri had a relationship during the series and I think the relationship probably saved Teriís sanity for a while. Why they broke up is, of course, the great mystery among some of us fans.
That there is a possibility they have retained their friendship or rekindled it since Teriís divorce proceedings is a thought that warms my heart since Iíve always felt they really were and are made for each other.
But thatís just my personal opinion.