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SUBURGATORY: Jane Levy Teases the Return of Tessa’s Mother

November 14, 2012 by  

For SUBURGATORY’s Tessa, her long-absent mother has been a cloud that’s hung over the series (and her life) for a bit, but on tonight’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, she is finally reunited with her mom, Alex (played by Malin Akerman).

“It’s really strange, I don’t know how to describe it in words, what the reunion’s like or what she’s feeling,” Jane Levy (Tessa) told me. “I think she doesn’t know what to feel; it’s so big, she can’t really feel it all just yet, you know? I think when you see the episode, it will explain it better than any way I could do with words. It’s heavy stuff for a half-hour comedy.”

But don’t worry — SUBURGATORY isn’t going too dark.

“It’s not heavy in the way that it was a big sobfest or anything,” Levy clarified. “But you can see Tessa trying to comprehend the situation. Try to figure out what she should feel, and I think it’s mostly extremely confusing. But at the same time, Malin did a really great job playing a man, and it’s funny and also tragic at the same time. So I thought that was pretty brilliant on her part.”

And while this reunion happens in Chatswin, don’t expect to see too much of Alex, Tessa, and George all together.

“It’s more just me and Malin,” Levy said. “I think there’s one scene with the three of us and it’s very short.”

On the bright side, Levy teased this would help further bond Tessa and her father.

“It brings them closer in the end,” she noted. “For a second it might be pulling them apart, and then, ultimately, they’re even closer than they were before.”

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