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.”
Chesapeake Shores will return to Hallmark Channel on August 15th.
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of this Hallmark drama next month?
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I won’t be watching season 5. I watched because I wanted the writers to keep Trace and Abby together. It’s as if the writers wanted Jesse Metcalfe to leave. I believe the show will be cancelled.Abby’s new love interests are creepy—one who needs to wash his hair and the other is a snob. Yuk!
Looking forward to the new series but it won’t be the same without Trace. In Sherryl Woods book Trace and Abby get married so its disappointing that this won’t happen. Jesse wanted them to stay together as well
Watched the series, read all the books. They created the ‘Trace” character for the series, nothing like the book. I was getting tired of Trace telling Abby, “I’ll always be there for you”, then go on tour for months. He created the Bridge as it was his ‘heart’ then took off. Got mad at Mick as someone he chose ripped them off, and Mick wanted to bring in new management? Give Abby someone she can rely on.
I wont be watching after Jessie Metcalf leaves the show. He made the show and with him gone it will not be the same. Very sad this show is losing him!
I agree with you. Jessee is wonderful & he will be missed. I’ve tried to watch every thing he has been in.
So glad to see Chesapeake Shores are returning!!
I was excited for the return, but deeply disappointed that Jesse Metcalf will not be returning. I will watch the first episode and decide whether or not to continue.