The summer officially comes to an end this week, now that the kiddies are headed back to school and one of the steamiest series heating up our screens these past 13 weeks is going dark. As the Mistresses finale caps off the show’s second season run with “Til Death Do Us Part” on Monday night, viewers are in for one heck of a ride according to series star Jes Macallan.
“Oh my God the finale … I literally dropped the script on the floor. I was like, ‘No no no. I can’t. No,'” the Joss portrayer tells The TV Junkies. “Even shooting it I cried a little bit during some of the takes. I was like, ‘I can’t guys. I can’t. This is heartbreaking.’ It’s a really great finale. Oh God … I mean … I’ll tease it in the sense that shit goes down.”
Macallan remains tight-lipped about what actually goes down on Monday night, revealing only that producers saved a good chunk of the show’s budget to shoot it (they did several location shoots throughout) and that since ABC has yet to order a third season, fans will be aghast if the episode serves as the series finale instead. After all, this is the same show that left a major character’s life hanging in the balance at the end of Season 1.
“I’m glad for the finale we didn’t have to do a table read … it would have been uncomfortable,” she laughs. “Reading it, I was like, ‘I’m not … that’s just … did they really write that? That’s insanity.’ It’s a massive buildup.”
When asked whether that could mean bad news for Joss and fiance Scott (Justin Hartley) as they prep for their engagement party, Macallan wouldn’t say (although the episode title is a clear indication things aren’t going to be 100 per cent OK). The actress does point out that of all the show’s characters, Joss is the one who hasn’t had anything truly terrible happen to her just yet, aside from the fact that her sister was in the aforementioned car accident.
“Joss has always just been like, ‘I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I want to be a better person. I want to find love but I don’t know where that is.’ Nothing bad has happened,” she says, noting that some of the other characters have had to deal with dead husbands, husbands returning from the dead, crazy patients and guns, among other things. “I feel like everybody’s life has been sort of imploding and they’re starting to come out the other side but Joss hasn’t started imploding yet.”
Whether that implosion is self-inflicted, caused by a life-altering event or involves the ongoing love triangle Joss has found herself in this season, we’re sure the jukebox soundtrack of at least one of these gal’s lives is about to take a melodramatic turn. Macallan seems to agree.
“Now viewers are two years invested in these characters instead of one. I think if anyone is on their deathbed it’s a huge cliffhanger. And this is another shocker that you’re just like, ‘Oh shit…’ in a totally different way.”
We can’t wait.
The Mistresses season finale airs Monday, Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV and ABC.
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