We are two episodes into the final season of Mary Kills People, and it is shaping up to be the most intense and emotional of the series. During a visit to the set earlier this year, I sat down with star Caroline Dhavernas to discuss the complicated threads in Season 3, and saying farewell to her groundbreaking character.
There’s an interesting “circle of life” layer to this story with the revelation in the first episode that Mary is pregnant.
Yes, this happening in Mary’s life is huge. Her choices have always had an impact on her family life, but more than ever now because she’ll be responsible for a vulnerable little being.
Jess also knows the truth about what her mother does. How does that affect her relationship with Mary, and is that knowledge a burden for Jess?
She finally knows the truth and Jess says, it’s way better for her to know even though it’s difficult. It’s going to have an impact on Jess’ personal life in a way that we could never imagine.
Joy’s is open and has become a family business, making Nicole a much larger part of the story. How has that changed the dynamic of the show overall?
Nicole used to be Mary’s confidant, but now she’s part of Mary’s day-to-day, complicated life. She used to really want to join in and be there for Mary, but now the reality of it all is sinking in and it’s complicated.