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The one-sided version of this may be a Villainous Crush. See Foe Romance Subtext for the less explicit version of this, and Fatal Attraction when it's more dangerous. Cynicism and dealing with many current events issues.
Lowe, it should be noted, returned close to the finale and had his resignation and intermezzo period explained. The first four seasons were written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme.
In fact, the President wasn't even originally intended to appear very often, but Sheen was so impressive in the pilot that he was made a regular instead of the original four-episodes-a-season plan.
The rest of the cast includes Stockard Channing as the President's wife Abbey, John Spencer as Chief of Staff Leo Mc Garry, Allison Janney as White House Press Secretary C. Cregg, Bradley Whitford as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, Rob Lowe as Deputy Director of Communications Sam Seaborn, Dulé Hill as the President's assistant Charlie, Janel Moloney as Josh's secretary Donna, and Richard Schiff as Director of Communications Toby Ziegler.
The same concerns about getting rid of the dramatic tension that fuel Will They or Won't They? Easily overlaps with Villainesses Want Heroes and Trickster Girlfriend.
May lead to The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life if the pairing is ultimately incompatible or too unstable. For double points, they had this relationship in the sequel series as well but in reverse; Silverbolt's spark was in one of their foes and Blackarachnia was determined to convert him as he had converted her.