Things get pretty serious between Helen and Erik (Dion Johnstone) in the second season of Sweet Magnolias. And many fans believed that they were on track to become the latest “it” couple of Serenity. However, their fairytale love story is cut short when Helen’s ex-boyfriend, Ryan (Michael Shenefelt), returns in the final episode and asks her to marry him.
Then comes season three where fans find Helen trying to decide who she should be with—Erik or Ryan. But in the end, Helen chooses Ryan and tries to give their relationship another shot. Because Ryan loves to travel and often finds himself on the go, he has a hard time adjusting to his new life in Serenity. Eventually, Ryan can’t take it anymore and breaks up with Helen because he believes she should be with someone who “deserves” her.
Now that Ryan is out of the picture, it begs the question: Is there a chance that Helen and Erik will get back together? From the subtle glances to the longing look they share after Helen catches the flower bouquet at Dana Sue and Ronnie’s vow renewal ceremony, viewers are left wondering what’s next for the former lovebirds. But until we learn what the future holds for Helen and Erik, we just hope they can repair their friendship at the very least.