Chesapeake Shores is returning for its fifth season next month, and new details have been released about the season ahead — including the exit of Jesse Metcalfe’s character. The actor has played one-half of the main romance on the Hallmark drama series since the show began in 2016, but he announced his plans to depart earlier this year. Metcalfe did return to film some final scenes for season five.
At the end of season four, viewers saw Trace (Metcalfe) and Abby (Meghan Ory) kiss and reconcile. TV Insider revealed that season five will pick up months later and a flashback will see Trace leave town after a big blowout with Abby.
Abby may, however, find love with a new character named Evan, played by Robert Buckley. Abby joins dad Mick (Treat Williams) at O’Brien Construction and they are hired to build a boutique hotel. It may not be smooth sailing though. Ory said the following about the changes for her character:
“Even though it’s hard and Abby’s saying goodbye to things that weren’t working in her life, she’s moving forward. Abby is finally taking control of her life for her.”
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of this Hallmark drama next month?