This article, “Does Dana Sue end up with Jeremy or Ronnie?”, contains huge spoilers for Sweet Magnolias Season 2. You can check out our spoiler-free season review by clicking these words.
Dana Sue’s romantic travails are pretty integral to the second season of Sweet Magnolias. After meeting and being wooed by Jeremy in the first season, she was thrown a loop when her husband Ronnie returned to her life, and her arc in this sophomore outing revolves around her navigating this love triangle and figuring out who and what she really wants. Of course, given there is also Annie to consider, as well as a lot of history, this isn’t an easy decision. So, here’s the question:
Does Dana Sue end up with Jeremy or Ronnie?
At the start of the season, Dana Sue is very happy with Jeremy, much to the entertainment of the magnolias and Sullivan’s staff. Ronnie is around, mostly trying to spend time with Annie, but he and Dana Sue are keeping their relationship platonic and it seems to be working out.
However, Ronnie isn’t happy with platonic, and it turns out Dana Sue isn’t either. The more time they spend together the more sexual tension begins to develop, and it eventually gets to a point where Dana Sue has to break this news to Jeremy. Luckily, he’s an extremely reasonable guy, and rather than maintaining the love triangle angle, Jeremy instead kind of disappears from the show completely.
But it isn’t happily ever after. Dana Sue and Ronnie have fun together, but actually committing to a relationship is very difficult for Dana Sue. We learn how Ronnie betrayed her trust by being unfaithful to her, and this is something that she still hasn’t been able to forgive him for. She’s also conscious of the fact that forgiving his flaws and mistakes would mean having to admit her own, and this isn’t something that she’s particularly keen to do.
But Ronnie is persistent. When he realizes that being sexually charismatic isn’t going to cut it, he instead tries to address the fundamentals of their marriage with help from Pastor June. Dana Sue is initially reticent to attend the marriage counseling sessions, and she storms out of the first meeting after Ronnie recites his wedding vows to her from memory. She’s partly annoyed that she can’t do the same, but also partly annoyed that she feels the vows he made have already been broken by him. It’s difficult territory for Dana Sue to navigate.
Eventually, though, Dana Sue decides to welcome Ronnie back to her home. Things aren’t perfect, but they’re going to try their best to give it another go for the sake of Annie.