Since The Catch TV show was cancelled by ABC, last night’s season two finale ended up being The Catch TV series finale. Before the cancellation news broke, executive producer Allan Heinberg discussed the episode, “The Mockingbird,” and his plans for a third season.
An ABC cat-and-mouse crime dramedy, The Catch stars Mireille Enos, Peter Krause, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido, Rose Rollins, Sonya Walger, Elvy Yost, and John Simm. Gina Torres and T.R. Knight recur in the second installment.
Deadline reports that if The Catch had been renewed for a third season, job one would have been to repair the bromance between Rhys (Simm) and Ben (Krause), and “get them back on speaking terms.” Here’s more:
DEADLINE: Let’s play out both scenarios. If The Catch comes back, you’ve set it up so that there are any number of routes you could take. Ben and Rhys would be a significant plotline. Danny and Margot. All those things are in place. But if it doesn’t come back, should we view tonight’s final scene as sort of Casablanca standing-on-the-runway saying goodbye?
HEINBERG: That was our intention! We wanted to do Casablanca for the end of the show. We decided on Casablanca like halfway through the season. Ben had made a huge sacrifice for Alice at the end of Season One, and I knew that Alice had to make a huge sacrifice for Ben at the end of Season Two, and so we did the reverse Casablanca, gender-wise.
If it does end up being the series finale, I feel like it was still satisfying for me because everybody’s in love, you know what I mean? It’s sort of a happy ending. Danny knows that Margot loves him and cares about him, and Ben and Alice have this really strong connection, even though Alice’s feelings for Ethan are still sort of in play. So everybody but Val got a nice sort of romantic happy ending, and at the same time we created a situation where we can continue the conflict as we move into Season Three. So I hope it’s satisfying for people.
DEADLINE: If you get a Season Three, do you know who’s coming back? What characters would be on your wish list?
HEINBERG: As far as I’m concerned, everybody would be coming back. I would love for everybody to come back. I fell madly, madly in love with Gina Torres this year. She’s got her Suits spinoff that she’s suiting up for, but I’ve been told we could get at least four episodes with her if she was available, if not more. And Warren Christie and Philippa Coulthard would come with us, ideally as series regulars.
I mean, I’d love to see Troy, the Human Hard Drive, again, if we could.
What do you think? Did you watch The Catch TV series finale? Should ABC have cancelled or renewed The Catch for a third season?