If you’re going to die on a show, this is the one to die on
“I HAVE a lot of fun working with Kurtwood [Smith, who plays Henry Langston, Fisher’s character Lucille’s husband on the fantasy drama]. He and I have a really good working relationship. We have fun doing what we have to do even if it looks hard on the outside [as it has for the duo this season, with them arguing bitterly, then Henry ‘dying’, then being brought back].
The reaction to that [Henry’s death] from fans was, ‘How much can Lucille take?’ It was like, ‘Oh, the kid’s gone [the pair’s son, Jacob, played by Landon Giminez], now Henry’s gone. When the episode aired people were tweeting saying, ‘He’s coming back, isn’t he?’
The thing is, somebody dying on a show called Resurrection is not that bad. It’s not as dramatic as it seems [laughs]. If you are going to die on a show, this is the one to die on.
Some followers on Twitter would say something like, ‘Don’t you think the news media would get hold of it [the story of people returning from the dead]?’ I mean come on, but nobody has cell phones. Nobody is tweeting to the outside world. I guess Aracadia is in its own little bubble in the past somehow, in a world where CNN doesn’t really exist.
We forget that despite the fact the show has aired over two seasons, the time period in Arcadia is really only maybe six weeks. News is travelling slowly. But if we get a third season we definitely become international news. And Landon isn’t allowed to grow [laughs].
Shooting the last scenes of this season was bittersweet [a third season has not been confirmed] but we didn’t know last year either if we’d be back.
[The season two finale] is a good second chapter that resolves some things and also leaves the door open for a third season. Very wide open.
It goes back to where the book The Returned started … it’s a worldwide phenomenon. Think about how many stories that can bring in and, you know, how chaotic that can be on a mass scale.
I was quoted as saying I want to see Landon go on his first date, and that was hoping we would have five or six seasons, which doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, but you never know.
He’s only 12 now and he goes, ‘Eeeuw, dates’ but I figure when he’s around 16 or 17 his mother will let him out of the house.”
RESURRECTION TONIGHT, 11PM, SEVEN With Debbie Schipp