“Mistresses” fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The story line of the ABC series has been up in the air since October when star Alyssa Milano revealed that she’d be quitting. Now viewers are finally learning how Season 3 will adapt to the departure of Milano’s character, Savi.
According to Jes Macallan, the actress behind Joss, “Mistresses” won’t be doing any extreme time jump in order to write off Savi. In fact, the series will pick up right where fans left off after the jaw dropping Season 2 finale. How, you may ask? Those details are still being kept under wraps, but Macallan’s reasoning makes a lot of sense.
“We really thought there was going to have to be a time jump, but they figured that out,” the actress explained to TV Line. “Why skip away from [the drama of the Season 2 finale] and be like, ‘Here are our characters six month later’? It’d feel like a disservice. Everybody had big news coming in.”
The Season 2 finale put all the women in difficult situations with juicy cliffhangers. Karen (Yunjim Kim) received a phone call from her doctor saying that she was HIV-negative, but that “something else came up.” April’s (Rochelle Aytes) criminal husband turned up dead – again – and her daughter, Lucy (Corinne Massiah), found out. Meanwhile, Joss slipped away from her wedding to Scott (Justin Hartley) to have a steamy beach hookup with her sister’s ex-husband, Harry (Brett Tucker) … and Savi just so happened to be walking down that way.
Is Karen pregnant? Will Savi find out about Harry and Joss? So many questions need to be answered in the Season 3 premiere!
“Let’s go back to those moments,” Jes Macallan continued. “And that’s what we’re going to do. I’m excited.”
“Mistresses” viewers will have to wait and see what happens, but Milano’s exit from the series is definite. The actress revealed in a blog post in early October that she wouldn’t be returning due to the studio’s decision to relocate from Los Angeles to Vancouver, Canada.
“I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and a wife comes first, and I just cannot uproot my children and separate the family by moving away,” she wrote. “I will miss this job desperately and wish everyone the absolute best.”
“Mistresses” Season 3 is expected to premiere in June.