Death, Jerry O'Connell Come to Eastwick
Jamie Ray Newman, Lindsay Price, Rebecca Romijn
Just in case you haven't jumped on the Eastwick bandwagon yet, this week is the perfect opportunity. Executive producer Maggie Friedman says the Halloween episode is a great time to catch up: "You won't feel lost."
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Unfortunately, an Eastwick resident will be lost in this week's episode. Roxie (Rebecca Romijn) previously prophesized the death of someone close to her, but who's actually in the coffin? Friedman drops a few hints on that, tells us what happens when the Kat-Joanna-Will love triangle comes to a head and what Jerry O'Connell will be doing when he drops by the town of Eastwick.
TVGuide.com: What can you tell us about the Halloween episode?
Maggie Friedman: I am so proud of our Halloween episode. I think it's an incredible ride — multiple characters in life-threatening situations, love triangles, friendships being tested, lots of action, suspense, magic, surprises, crazy plot twists and loads of Halloween fun. It's for sure our best episode yet, and a great one to start watching if you've never seen the show before.
TVGuide.com: Any hints you can give about that funeral Roxie keeps dreaming about?
Friedman: It's someone very close to her — someone she loves. She will spend the Halloween episode trying to figure out who is going to die, and trying to stop it from happening. But can she change fate? That is the question!
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TVGuide.com: What other powers will we discover in the ladies?
Friedman: This week Joanna [Lindsay Price] will be placed in a dangerous and exciting circumstance, her very life will be threatened, and through this she will discover a power she had no idea she possessed. In future episodes, all of our ladies will be expanding their powers into new and surprising realms! We're about to get very, very magical.
TVGuide.com: How will the love triangle between Kat (Jaime Ray Newman), Joanna and Will (Johann Urb) play out?
Friedman: Well, you'll have to tune in to find out, but I will say this: When Joanna finds out about Kat and Will, their friendship will be severely tested. It's a very juicy episode with a lot of conflict between the women.
TVGuide.com: Is Jerry O'Connell's character good or evil? What other details can you share?
Friedman: I don't want to ruin too much about Jerry's storyline, but I will say this: He is a good man hiding a horrible secret. He's a single father, a widow, with a young son who is a part of this secret. Kat will be drawn to him, and she will be put in danger as a result.
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TVGuide.com: What do you want to say to people who haven't seen the show yet? Why should they watch?
Friedman: Well, I'm biased, but I love our show. I'm very proud of it and I think people should watch because we've got it all. It's a very funny, very sexy show, with lots of suspense and surprises, and we have an incredible cast. Great cliff-hangers and ongoing stories, and yet each episode is different. The supernatural element keeps growing every week, and it works on multiple levels — there literally is magic happening on the show, but it's also a metaphor for these characters' lives, which I think are very rich and relatable. Also, we just have so much fun making Eastwick and I think it shows.
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