‘Prodigal Son’ is again for season 2 and can choose up within the aftermath of the season 1 finale. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Lou Diamond Phillips about Gil’s restoration, Gil’s relationship with Jessica, and extra.
Gil’s life was left in severe jeopardy after he was stabbed by Endicott whereas making an attempt to save lots of Jessica within the season 1 finale of Prodigal Son. Jessica managed to get him to the hospital simply in time, but it surely was an in depth name. When season 2 premieres Jan. 12 on FOX, Gil will nonetheless be recovering from the assault that almost killed him.
“He’s positively in rehab,” Lou Diamond Phillips instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “And it’s fascinating. I believe he’s a personality that doesn’t like not being full-strength. He doesn’t like not being the man in cost. I believe we see slightly of that frustration and in addition how he’s unsure about how he’s going to proceed from that time on. What’s actually great is that Aurora’s character, Dani, is ready to kind of step up, and also you see her in a really nurturing means, but additionally capable of flip the script slightly bit and level out to Gil that possibly his coronary heart received in the way in which of his head slightly bit.”
That’s an understatement. Gil’s rising emotions for Jessica put him proper within the line of fireside, and Gil must reckon with that in season 2. “His emotions for Jessica might have clouded his normally pristine, procedural thoughts,” Lou stated. “I believe he has to take care of that. Lots of people final 12 months, which was simply hilarious to me, had been completely delivery Gil with Jessica. I believe, particularly in season 1, the writers didn’t wish to simply tie it up with a pleasant little bow. They messed it up slightly bit, in order that rigidity will proceed, and we’ll see how that performs out with the 2 of them.”
With regards to Gil and Jessica’s relationship, there’s a whole lot of baggage. From the Malcolm side to Martin, Gil and Jessica definitely have their obstacles. Lou weighed in about whether or not or not he can see these two collectively sooner or later.
“Actually, I may see it each methods,” Lou revealed. “The one factor that I can say about our writers, and positively concerning the scripts we’ve received this season, they by no means take the straightforward highway. Even when you suppose the place they’re going, they’ll take a detour or they’ll throw some roadblocks in your means. That’s what retains it fascinating. I believe these emotions are there. They will’t deny them now, however there are issues. Would they be a great factor or a nasty factor for everyone? Clearly, they might create an much more sophisticated state of affairs with Malcolm, who actually doesn’t want any extra baggage, to be sincere. They’d must take care of that, after which definitely Ainsley must take care of it. It will positively not go on answered from Martin, The Surgeon. We danced round these prospects slightly bit this season with out revealing an excessive amount of, but additionally with out placing an excessive amount of of an exclamation level on it.”
Gil was busy combating for his life to witness Ainsley killing Endicott proper in entrance of Malcolm, proving she is her father’s daughter. HollywoodLife requested whether or not or not Gil will begin to probe for solutions relating to Endicott’s demise. “It’s a dangling thread,” Lou instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “We’re not even midway by means of and that’s nonetheless within the outbox. It’s nonetheless one thing that has not been handled completely. It’s definitely a cloud over Malcolm and Ainsley, however we’ve not met it head-on. A lot else occurs along with the crimes of the week, in order that’s going to be a season-long arc, I imagine. We’ll definitely work out the place it’s going and the way it performs out.”
Lou may even be directing an episode of Prodigal Son season 2. “My crime is simply deliciously darkish and twisted. It has to do with the world of magnificence and cosmetic surgery,” Lou teased. Lou is not any stranger to directing, having helmed each movies and episodes of tv over time. “It’s simply utilizing a special set of crayons man. It permits me to work extra hand in hand with this unimaginable crew,” Lou stated.
Lou just lately launched the novel, The Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira, an epic science fantasy story. The inspiration for the e book began when he started courting his spouse, Yvonne. “I’ve written ever since highschool. Yvonne is an incredible artist, has been her whole life. Once we had been first courting, I received to appear like I take a look at her portfolio. She had carried out these superb frames for doubtlessly a graphic novel that had been impressed by the Hans Christian Andersen brief story, The Tinder Field, however she had carried out it within the manga fashion. It was simply so evocative to me of post-apocalyptic, fairytale fantasy that I stated, nicely, we must always make a film of this. We set about writing the screenplay, after which after we completed the screenplay, we realized that is so costly. We’ll by no means get the cash for it. So we determined to do the e book subsequent. I had already set it in area as a result of that was going to be probably the most industrial strategy to go together with a narrative as a movie. After which hastily, I used to be doing doing a science fiction fantasy as a novel. It was a 10-year course of. My day job saved getting in the way in which. It lastly bought final fall and it’s printed. I’ve to say, the reception has been superb. The evaluations had been great. The reception has been so heat that we’re engaged on the sequel already.”