‘The Approach Dwelling’ Recap Season 1 Finale: Jacob/Kat Cliffhanger Defined
Warning: The next accommodates spoilers for The Approach Dwelling‘s season finale. Proceed at your personal threat!
Hallmark Channel’s The Way Home provided up a couple of solutions and much more time-travel mysteries in its Season 1 finale on Sunday.
First, Kat found that not solely is she liable for the crash that killed her father Colton, however she’s additionally the mysterious girl at his funeral with whom Del thought her husband was having an affair. Realizing that point journey has introduced her household a lot ache, Kat was prepared to maneuver on from it. However then it dawned on her that her MIA little brother Jacob adopted Finn the canine into the pond that fateful evening… and time-traveled to 1814?! The ultimate seconds of the episode revealed that the collection premiere’s witch who was being chased by an indignant mob, earlier than leaping into the pond, is definitely Kat!
Elliott, too, was prepared to maneuver on, however not in a method that was excellent news for Kat/Elliott ‘shippers. When Kat instructed him that she signed her divorce papers, Elliot responded that he’s been a spectator in his personal life, dominated by the previous ever since Alice instructed him his future. Though he loves Kat, he now wants to begin a brand new chapter (sans Kat?!) to see the place his personal path may lead.
Beneath, star/government producer Chyler Leigh breaks down Kat’s look in 1814, that Jacob time-travel twist and Elliot’s “devastating” resolution to finish issues with Kat. Plus, the actress weighs in on whether or not Del is aware of concerning the pond’s particular skills.
I’m not going to lie, sure. [Laughs] After I was going again to ’99, initially, and I couldn’t reveal myself in any respect, all of us had this operating joke the place I used to be simply the creeper. And so, I used to be like I’ve by no means creeped and I’ve by no means cried a lot on a present. [Laughs] It’s been the best, most difficult present or undertaking that I’ve labored on, and I couldn’t be extra happy with all of us. Everyone put their coronary heart and soul [into it], and due to that and since I had such superb individuals to work with who have been so gracious, and [because of] the fabric, the story we have been telling, there have been so many instances when it was simply simple to go there.
TVLINE | What have been among the greatest questions that you just had, popping out of the finale, that you just’re excited to discover in Season 2?
Clearly, the white witch issue of it… From what I’ve been instructed that, I feel I might be going again [in time] in an effort to, hopefully, assist clarify somewhat little bit of what occurred, as a result of I’d wish to know! [Laughs] Additionally, with Elliot, too, I’m type of like, “Aww. However we have now to get again collectively, don’t we?” [Laughs]
TVLINE | Kat has this massive epiphany about Jacob presumably having gone again in time, and it’s coming at a time when Kat herself is beginning to put the previous up to now. So the place does that depart her shifting ahead?
It type of will get chalked up, once more, to the truth that she’s a reporter. She’s a journalist, and so it doesn’t matter what, attending to the underside of every little thing has at all times been the by line for her. It’s simply what comes naturally in her character and simply her talent, and clearly that has a component to play. However [if] there’s any hope that she might discover extra solutions, if there’s any hope she might discover Jacob, she would by no means actually, actually surrender… She’s going to go for it. Household is at all times first for her, which is one factor I positively relate to as Chyler. So I feel that, naturally, is simply going to push her and propel her ahead to go, “OK, no, there may be a lot extra right here. I’m going to determine this out.”
Nicely, right here’s my query, and I’m truly genuinely asking this query: Does Del know concerning the pond?
TVLINE | I did surprise when Alice was singing Colton’s track if perhaps Del was placing it collectively.
I’m talking now from a fan perspective as a result of I don’t have all these solutions but, however I’m questioning myself. I’m type of like, effectively, there’s nonetheless the questions [about seeing] this individual that impacted your life all this time in the past. Do you acknowledge them? Is there a facet of that that also comes into play? Or is there some type of like Males In Black, push-the-button [situation], and also you don’t bear in mind sure issues? Does that are available in, or has it at all times been there? As a result of that begs the query, too, of like Colton saying, “My Katherine.” There’s one thing there as effectively.
So do they know? Does Del know? When she takes Alice to the pond — and I at all times beloved the road and it was type of like, “Oooh, mysterious mysteries” — she says, “The pond is a world all of its personal” and talks concerning the pond freezing over and that that’s an indicator that seasons are altering, and clearly there’s extra to that than saying like precise winter is coming.
TVLINE | Didn’t Kat name him dad at one level? I questioned if that was why Colton acknowledged her when she was cradling him in her arms.
Sure. She says a pair instances, “It’s OK, daddy. It’s OK, daddy. I’m right here. You’re going to be OK. I really like you a lot. Every thing’s going to be OK.” Yeah, and that’s when he places his hand up, and there’s a way of, sure, he’s dying, however there’s a way of shock that comes throughout his face.
After they’re within the grief counseling, he’s at all times taking a look at Kat when he’s speaking, and he’s at all times connecting together with her in a method. Within the automobile, when he’s saying this stuff, I really feel like there’s extra to that, and I made the intentional selection when Kat says, “I’ve a daughter,” it was Kat saying, “You will have a granddaughter.” There was that facet. Jefferson Brown, who’s phenomenal your entire time however actually notably in these episodes, we had a protracted chat about that type of stuff once we have been within the automobile as a result of we shot all of the automobile scenes in in the future. So it was like these deep conversations of, how have been they connecting right here? How is Colton connecting? And why is speaking to her so vital and so particular? Is it simply that he would share with anyone, or is it extra intentional?
TVLINE | I think about viewers are going to have a variety of theories concerning the remaining moments of the finale and Kat being up to now, the way in which she seems, the place Jacob is, why he went again in time however didn’t appear to return again to his current time like Alice and Kat did. Did the producers offer you any perception into what’s occurring with Kat in 1814 and Jacob?
I’m getting little bits and items. I do know they’re within the writers’ room as we communicate proper now. That’s one factor I’m so enthusiastic about is to simply get again there and determine how did Kat get there. What has it been like? As a result of they name her, clearly, like a witch. So the thought of her having the ability to predict or know the long run again in a time when witches or anyone with some sense of clairvoyance have been being burned on the stake, therefore the pitchforks and the indignant individuals coming after her… And the way in which that she seems. How did she get to that time? I beloved seeing the vast majority of individuals assume that it’s Alice. I feel that’s solely due to, clearly, the lengthy hair. So how her hair is so lengthy, and the way she seems and why she seems the way in which she does, why she’s sporting that outfit, is all positively going to be a part of the reason fairly fast as soon as we leap into Season 2.
TVLINE | My first thought upon seeing that her hair was so lengthy was, “My God, how lengthy has she been trapped there up to now? Did the pond freeze over or one thing?”
Precisely. That was my query, too. So there may be positively a giant time distinction. Determining how lengthy she has been trapped there, or does she must make herself look a sure method when she’s there as a result of she must mix in, that’s the query that I can’t wait to have answered myself. Really, proper now, I’m not even chopping my hair throughout this whole time we’re off. I simply need to see what occurs by the point we return. How lengthy would my hair be? [Laughs] Type of like my very own little inside factor.
TVLINE | You probably did a variety of touring to the late Nineteen Nineties this season, however now you’re going to be, doubtlessly, spending a variety of time a lot additional again in 1814. Is there something about that particular time interval that you just’re actually excited to step into?
Sure. I don’t know precisely the way it’s going to be integrated fairly but, however I’ve been requested if I’ve expertise on a horse, and if not, would I be prepared to take classes, and I used to be like, “Completely!” Fortunately, what’s nice is I stay in Tennessee and a few very, excellent pals of mine personal a horse ranch. So I’m like, “Guess who’s coming for dinner.” [Laughs] I can’t wait! That’s one factor that I’m actually enthusiastic about.
Oh my God, I used to be devastated! However on the identical time, Evan [Williams] and I labored actually exhausting in these scenes. That scene, specifically, kudos to that man, who I simply completely love and adore. You don’t need to perceive what he’s saying, however on the identical time, it’s like, oh my God, he actually did simply break away from all of the issues that he’s recognized up to now. He truly does have that probability… I don’t need to say that Kat is self-centered, however on the identical time, for her to have to just accept the truth that it actually isn’t about her, it’s concerning the wellbeing of this one who she does genuinely love, you need to respect that journey. When she has that dialog within the [finale], and he says, “I’ve been right here all alongside,” and he or she says, “Nicely, you don’t actually perceive what it’s been like,” and he does say, “No, I do know as a result of this has ruled and dictated my total life.” So he’s been impacted for the previous 20 years by this. And I ponder if we’re going to the touch on who he was married to, as a result of he mentions that within the very starting [of the series]. I used to be like, “Wait, who’s that woman?” [Laughs]
TVLINE | Me too! I used to be questioning who the ex-wife was and if we have been going to fulfill her this season. Possibly a Season 2 factor?
Possibly. I’m not going to love her, so no matter. [Laughs] However yeah, it was devastating.
TVLINE | I wished to make clear one thing concerning the Kat and Elliot dialog. By this “new chapter,” did he imply he’s shifting away? And if not, can they nonetheless be buddy after this?
Oh, that could be a nice query: Are you able to ever actually actually be pals together with your ex? I don’t know, to be very, very trustworthy. I don’t know if which means [he’s] shifting away or whatnot. I doubt it. I imply, he’s too invested in life there. He’s a trainer. However I couldn’t affirm nor deny as a result of I don’t know.
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