After spending the hiatus speculating over his fate, Mary Kills People revealed that Ben (Jay Ryan) was indeed still alive. The mystery was solved in the Season 3 premiere episode’s final minutes as Detective Hall (Scott Cavalheiro) approached Ben about an apparent suicide call he had just been on that seemed a bit fishy given the “angel of death” herself, Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), also happened to be on the scene. While Ben wasn’t so easily swayed into helping by Detective Hall, he was clearly shocked to learn that Mary was five months pregnant.
Those five months have been pretty hard on Ben as well. “He’s kind of down and out,” Ryan told The TV Junkies on a set visit earlier this year. “He’s not only given up Mary, but he’s also given up his career. He’s become a bit of a recluse.” Luckily, Ryan did add that while “he is in a bad state,” when viewers see more of him in this week’s “Girl Problems,” written by Jane Maggs and directed by Norma Bailey, he “progresses and moves forward pretty quickly.”