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Us: When you read the script and saw Dawsey’s ending, what did you think?
Jesse Spencer: I have mixed feelings about it. We don’t really know that it’s an ending but watching it all put together, it kind of felt pretty final … they’re both standing their grounds on this issue and both have really good points on both sides. It’s kinda sad.
Us: Kinda sad? You mean heartbreaking. I think Dawsey fans are going to be heartbroken.
JS: I know! We’ve been building toward something for so long and it looks like, right now, that that’s going in a different direction. That is kind of sad, but that’s life too.
Us: We spoke to (cocreator) Derek Haas and he said he’d like to film some of next season in Puerto Rico with Casey there to see Dawson.
JS: Sure! They want to fly me to Puerto Rico? … I would absolutely love nothing more to do that, to see if we can keep stringing it along. It would be strange ending for her just to leave. I hope we will.
Us: Do you think Dawsey belong together in the end?
JS: I think they do. They’ve always been playing toward that. But just because I think they do, things happen in life. That’s the sadness of it, but I think they know that they’re a good couple together and they’ve been through a lot. It’d be sad to see something like a baby comes up, they can’t figure out or move around or work together on … it is kind of tragic.
Us: What do you hope for Casey next season?
JS: It depends on what happens in this story line. I was actually going to think about that during the break. If the relationship couldn’t last, then it would be good for Casey to be single and focus on being a firefighter again. I think, taking time to take a step back from relationships and to gather himself again … they’ve seen a lot of tragedy so they’re good at picking up the pieces and moving on. I’d like to see Casey be a single guy and really focus on his job and do what he does best.
Us: We haven’t seen single Casey in a very long time!
JS: No, I know! That’s why I’m like, I don’t even know who this guy is! I’ve forgotten.
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