Although Mickey (Kaitlin Olson), Alba (Carla Jimenez) and Jimmy (Scott MacArthur) have technically become Ben (Jack Stanton), Chip (Thomas Barbusca) and Sabrina’s (Sofia Black-D’Elia) guardians since their parents left the country in Season 1 premiere of “The Mick,” the trio of adults has no plans of legally adopting the Pemberton kids anytime soon.
“[Adoption] hasn’t come around yet," Jimenez said in a recent interview with Zimbio. “I think they’re still learning to care for them, and we don’t know what's going on with their parents. So that whole thing is kind of up in the air right now.”
“We don't take ourselves too seriously,” added Jimenez. “But if anything were to happen that was a little mysterious, that would be in Season 2. I think more will be delved into that. [But now] Mickey’s still trying to figure out her place with them and Alba’s just Mickey’s friend, just there with them hanging out. She’s still helping care for the kids because she has that innate responsibility to want to take care of them.”
Poodle (Tricia O’Kelley) and Christopher Pemberton (Laird Macintosh) have not been seen on the show since they were arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion in Season 1, episode 1. But as Olson revealed at the 20th Century Fox Television’s panel at Deadline’s second annual Contenders Emmys event earlier this month, both characters are coming back for the show’s Season 1 finale.
Although both characters have yet to reappear on the series, the two were heard over the phone in a couple of episodes after the series premiere. In Season 1, episode 6, Christopher sent a voicemail to Chip right after the young Pemberton surrendered his phone to the feds.
“Hey, buddy. It’s dad,” Christopher said in his voice message. “I’ve got to make this fast. I’m really sorry we haven’t been in touched, but it’s very dangerous for us to call. Look, I wish I could be there for your lacrosse games. I hope that bonehead coach is giving you the playing time you deserve. Anyway, I need you to be brave for me, son. We don’t know when we can come home, but your mom and I care about you, kids, more than anything. We’ll fix this, Chip. We love you.”
After receiving that voicemail, the feds managed to trace Christopher’s location. So it won’t be surprising if Christopher and Poodle are in FBI custody when their kids see them again in the finale.
After a two-week hiatus, “The Mick” returns with a brand new episode on Tuesday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on FOX. Check out the synopsis for Season 1, episode 16, titled “The Implant,” below:
“It's breast implants or bust for Sabrina when she considers boosting her bosom, so Mickey tries to dissuade her by making a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben out to the ol’ baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.”