Any excuse to post a photo. Any at all. ;)
For anyone who isn't still watching/following what's going on on Body of Proof post-Jamie's three episode arc this season: The show aired its season finale this past Tuesday. It's still uncertain whether ABC will renew the show for a third season; multiple reports have the outlook as not good, but on the other hand their ratings have been up and there's a concentrated fan campaign for a renewal going. Per that behind the scenes video on Jamie/Aiden, the producers would love to have him back and he's definitely still in the mix (the past two episodes both mentioned him being out of town, but that he's still very much a part of Megan's life); of course, a pickup for Chelsea General means they'd have to make it work in his schedule.
Anyway, there's an interview up today that we found newsworthy; granted, it involves MAJOR spoilers for the BoP finale, so if you have seen the show already and/or just don't care about being spoiled… venture behind the cut! (It's interesting news. And definitely relevant to our interests. OY!)
(more courtesy spoiler space for those who are direct-linking.....)
So the plot of the finale was Megan facing off again against a serial killer (Peter Stormare) she put away in the past. The episode's up on Hulu if you want the details, but long story short: In the end, just as he corners her in her office and is about to kill her, Peter shows up and saves her… and ends up getting stabbed for his trouble. Pretty bold move for a bubble show to end the season with a principle cast member bleeding out. (Of course, non-bubble shows do it all the time, DON'T THEY?! ;) *eyebrow*)
There is a blog interview up today with Allen MacDonald, the BoP writer who penned the finale - and this particular exchange, well, it will probably make most of our JBN members' blood run cold before breathing a sigh of relief. (Sorry, Nick Bishop!)...
Saunders: Did the writers always know it was going to be Peter in the state of peril at the end?
MacDonald: No, interestingly enough it was originally going to be Aiden Wells, played by Jamie Bamber. When Caren and I did the outline, and when I wrote the original draft of the script, it was all going to be Aiden Wells whose life is put in jeopardy. As we wrote it we had so much going on, that if you’re going to put someone’s life in jeopardy like that, you need them to have a real presence to kind of wrap the episode so you feel the dramatic and emotional impact. There just wasn’t a lot of room for Aiden, plus Peter was very heavy in the story. We all looked at each other and thought there would be more of an emotional impact because the audience has known Peter longer. Peter and Megan have always had a close relationship, and that was one of the reasons we amped up that tension. If something happens to someone you don’t want that last memory to be an argument or disagreement.
Speaking from the point of view of those for whom Aiden's life in jeopardy would pack an enormous emotional impact, because Jamie's batting average for on-screen survival is so dreadful - THANK YOU, Allen!!!!!
Now, if you do bring him back in Season 3, you have been warned. BE NICE. ;)