An Epic Girlfight! College Plans! 6 Teases for Suburgatory's Season 2 Finale and Beyond
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Tessa (Jane Levy) vs. Dalia (Carly Chaikin): It's the battle that's been brewing since Suburgatory started, and on Wednesday's hour-long season finale (8/7c on ABC), series creator and showrunner Emily Kapnek promises the fireworks will be well worth the wait. "There is just a full-blown, very wildly choreographed girlfight," she tells TVGuide.com. "It's kind of one of those moments where it was bound to happen and it's the only way to settle it. It's really an epic girlfight."
Unfortunately their long-awaited scuffle couldn't come at a worse time for their parents. In the final moments of last week's episode, George (Jeremy Sisto) and Dallas (Cheryl Hines) decided to move in together. So will Dalia and Tessa be able to work things out and co-habitate? Will George and Dallas actually go through with the big move? And what does Kapnek have planned for next season? Here are 5 more teases for what's on the horizon in Chatswin:
1. Don't call the movers just yet: Although George's house is already sold, it sounds like those housewarming presents may have to be put on hold. And Dalia's mad beef with Tessa is only partly to blame for George and Dallas' possible cold feet. "One [reason] is that their kids are just in no way, shape or form ready for what they thought the timing was right for. The other thing is a growing uncertainty from Dallas," Kapnek says. "There has been all season, in terms of George's dedication to her and the amount that George loves her and what kind of love it is. I think she's really been feeling insecure and looking long and hard at their relationship and if they are emotional equals," she adds. "Everything that defines George's stability in Chatswin is kind of torn away. We leave with a really uncertain feeling as to how all this is going to shake out in future."
2. But do roll out the welcome (back) wagon: Just as the drama escalates in both Dallas and Dalia's personal lives, someone very important from their past will return to Chatswin: Steven Royce (Jay Mohr). "All those pictures of Dalia and George, the true meaning behind those is that they are meant to upset one person — someone who's been long absent and that's Dalia's dad," Kapnek says. "There's a little bit of an interesting reveal there as to what exactly brought Steven back to town." It's a safe bet his daughter's close relationship with "Daddy Altman" is not going to sit well. "It's a very relatable storyline when you're out of the picture and someone moves in and is walking in your shoes with your kid, so he and George definitely have words about what it means to be a parent," Kapnek says. "He's still very territorial about Dalia even though he's not around. So we get to watch their clash of opinions about parenting."
3. Mom's the word: Dalia's dad isn't the only one hopping on the Chatswin Express. Tessa's mom Alex (Malin Akerman) will also return. "Tessa's mom has been waiting in the wings a little bit since Christmas. There is a huge sense on Alex's part that she well deserved that walk-out on Christmas from Tessa, and she's never going to have a kid that has any feelings of connection to her and bond to her if she doesn't make more of an effort to be available and to be involved," Kapnek says. "In the wake of the fall-out between Dalia and Tessa, and Tessa learning that George intends to move in with Dallas and Dalia, it's really never a better time for Alex to rear her head and say, 'You know what? I'm around if you need me.'"