The reaper has finally caught The Catch, cancelling the show after two seasons, but what would have happened in Season 3?
Speaking to Deadline, executive producer Allan Heinberg revealed what a third season of the Shondaland drama would have looked like, and explained the show’s final scene, which wasn’t written specifically as a series ender:
I think [Tessa] would’ve been far more disposable. You know she would’ve simply been sort of an agent in Felicity’s army, and I think Margot probably would have killed her. That’s what would’ve happened. So yeah, I’m very happy with where we ended up because now I can’t imagine the show without Tessa.
In Season Three, Ben and Rhys is the other big romance of the show, I guess bromance is the better phrase. So [for] Season Three, getting the two of them back on speaking terms [would have been] a major project.
On who would have returned in Season 3:
As far as I’m concerned, everybody would be coming back. I would love for everybody to come back. I fell madly, madly in love with Gina Torres this year. She’s got her Suits spinoff that she’s suiting up for, but I’ve been told we could get at least four episodes with her if she was available, if not more. And Warren Christie and Philippa Coulthard would come with us, ideally as series regulars. I mean, I’d love to see Troy, the Human Hard Drive, again.
On the final scene:
We wanted to do Casablanca for the end of the show. We decided on Casablanca like halfway through the season. Ben had made a huge sacrifice for Alice at the end of Season One, and I knew that Alice had to make a huge sacrifice for Ben at the end of Season Two, and so we did the reverse Casablanca, gender-wise.
Would you have watched a third season of The Catch, or did ABC make the right call?