Emily Yahr Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment October 25 at 1:39 AM Do not worry – Stella the…
Do not worry – Stella the dog is safe! a big concern last month, when the “Modern Family” co-creator said in a interview that a “significant” character would die this season, an unusually serious story for the hit ABC sitcom. Immediately, viewers began speculating about the fate of Stella, known as Patriarch Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) beloved French bulldog.
But Wednesday night, the show made the reveal: At the top of the episode, everyone found out that DeDe (Shelley Long), Jay’s ex-wife and Claire (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell’s (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) mother, passed away.
Long appeared in seven episodes over nine seasons, so “significant” may have been a stretch. creator Steve Levitan told Entertainment Weekly he was a bit worried that the producers “overpromised” the plot twist.
“Maybe [viewers will] be pleasantly surprised that it was not one of our regular people, but I hope we don ‘ I’m sorry, as strange as that sounds, or that they were gearing up for more and say, ‘Oh, is that all?’ “Levitan said.” But it’s significant to us. She’s a very significant character in so many of our characters’ lives that it’s still meaningful. “
At first, DeDe’s death is very mysterious; Alle familiemedlemmer vet at hun var på ferie med sin kvinders gruppe i Grønland.
At the end, they all found out how they passed away in Greenland: Even Phil read an email from DeDe’s widower: “On the trip’s final morning, Dede was found in her room. She had apparently passed peacefully in her sleep, as a smile graced her face and her hands clutched 10 pages of suggestions for the hotel staff. “
” That is so Mom, “Claire said.
Anyway, Levitan said the DeDe story will continue to play out, especially as all the characters learn what she left for them before she died. In de tussentijd, ABC en de mede-creators zijn mulling de toekomst van de populaire comedy-serie, die onlangs op zijn 10e seizoen is afgesloten en een enorme hoeveelheid geld in syndicatie maakt. Deadline reported that ABC and the production company, 20th Century Fox TV, are toying with the idea of a shortened 11th season before the end of the show.
“There’s definitely interest from the studio and network, and we’re all Trying to figure out if that’s what we want to do. There’s a general desire from just about everybody involved to not say goodbye yet, “Levitan told the Hollywood Reporter, declining to give details.” There are a few hurdles that have to be climbed. We’ll see if it all comes together. “
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