Following Lori Loughlin’s arrest in Operation Varsity Blues, the actress changed into fired from Fuller House, leaving the destiny of Aunt Becky up inside the air. Now, Fuller House showrunner Steve Baldikoski has shown how writers plan to cut Aunt Becky and make certain executive manufacturer John Stamos can still appear. After 28 years of marriage, Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky get divorced.
It’s been a rough month for the Netflix revival collection. At the quit of February, just 4 weeks after Fuller House was renewed for its 5th (and final) season, longtime Full House and Fuller House showrunner, Jeff Franklin, was disregarded from the collection after allegations of irrelevant behavior and verbal abuse surfaced. Two weeks later, the FBI revealed Loughlin had been named as part of their university bribery sting – with allegations mentioning Loughlin and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid 500,000 to rip-off USC into accepting the pair’s daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, under false pretenses. Less than four days after the information broke, Loughlin became disregarded from Fuller House via Netflix.
Since that point, Netflix has been scrambling to rework storylines and manufacturing plans for season five of the display – which, preceding to Loughlin’s legal troubles, was set to encompass an in depth “farewell tour” for the Full/Fuller House cast set against Stephanie and Jimmy’s wedding ceremony prep. Specifically, the wedding backdrop would allow Netflix to red meat up the episode to be counted (up from thirteen in season four to 18 in season five) and double the wide variety of episodes featuring authentic series stars, consisting of Stamos, Loughlin, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget. Stamos, who also serves as Fuller House govt manufacturer, become especially pissed off by means of Loughlin’s personal issues and the way they could impact the show’s sendoff season – not to mention how a Becky-less Fuller House might effect Stamos directly.
Nevertheless, speaking to newshounds at WonderCon 2019, Baldikoski reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring enthusiasts get plenty of Uncle Jesse (and Stamos) inside the final season of Fuller House – explaining that the show’s writers are reworking the upcoming slate of episodes to consist of an emotional sendoff for Jesse – one a good way to see the ladies of Fuller House mirror on their personal classes in heartbreak to assist their uncle begin a brand new bankruptcy in his existence.
“It was hard and surprising but we knew that Lori shouldn’t return for season 5. But we already had John for 8 episodes. So we determined they had to get divorced and we introduced 4 extra episodes into John’s settlement. It’s now not something we ever could have planned for Jesse and Becky but an unlucky state of affairs opened a door for us to do something bold with John and to mention something significant to our target audience. We determined that was a risk worth taking.”
When pressed in an observe-up query concerning the cause why Jesse and Becky had been divorcing, Baldikoski said the writers hadn’t discovered a reason that felt “right” however appeared to indicate Fuller House wouldn’t villainize Aunt Becky both.
“Divorce is a whole lot greater common now than it turned into while ABC becomes airing the original display. And people divorce for plenty of desirable reasons. Not each divorce is a big unpleasant issue. That’s the route we’re going, however, we haven’t located a motive that feels right for Jesse and Becky yet. We just understand we don’t need season five to be an indictment of Becky. This is a tale approximately finding happiness. I assume lovers will be very glad even if they may be unhappy matters did not flip out the manner they were hoping for these characters.”
While enthusiasts will, certainly, be disappointed that Jesse and Becky were not left with a glad offscreen ending, there is no question the new arc is a poetic manner to stop a series that changed into, from the beginning, a story about learning to transport on following surprising loss and failed relationships. The premise of the revival series turned into, after all, focused around a recently widowed D.J. Tanner and these days divorced Kimmy Gibbler – years after the unique collection noticed Danny Tanner and Jesse, his brother-in-regulation, pass in together after Danny’s spouse was killed via an under the influence of alcohol driver.