Gasp! The ‘Occasion Down’ Finale Gave Us the Cameo We’ve All Been Ready For

When Starz revived Occasion Down, followers of the cult collection knew they’d be in for a whale of a time. Sadly, the occasion’s over, with the third season coming to an finish on Friday. Fortunately, although, the collection went out with a bang (and hopefully, a tease for an additional season).

(Warning: Spoilers forward for the Occasion Down Season 3 finale, “Sepulveda Basin Excessive College Spring Play Opening Evening.”)

Virtually everybody from the unique forged returned for Occasion Down Season 3: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, and Jane Lynch, who nearly solely seems by way of FaceTime. New stars like Jennifer Garner, Zoë Chao, and Tyrel Jackson Williams additionally joined in for the festivities. However the lifetime of the occasion, Henry’s (Scott) love curiosity from the unique run, Casey (Lizzy Caplan), wasn’t in a position to return. Till now.

Sure, that’s proper—Lizzy Caplan returns for the finale. In any case that hubbub about her being unable to movie the present (attributable to conflicts with Fleishman is in Hassle and the Deadly Attraction reboot), we’ve realized that was (nearly) all a lie.

In interviews with The Each day Beast, each lead stars, Scott and Marino (who stars as Ron within the present), confirmed that Caplan wouldn’t be within the reboot.

“Yeah, we had been all bummed, together with Lizzy,” Scott mentioned in early 2022. “It was a blow, for positive, as a result of she’s unbelievable and brings a lot to the present and to the function of Casey. After all we had been hoping, as she was, that it might all be labored out, however it’s simply so laborious to nail everybody down. The celebs aligned to get all of those folks collectively. And possibly it’ll occur once more and Lizzy will likely be accessible, who is aware of?”

Marino echoed that in an interview earlier this yr to advertise the reboot: “Yeah, it sucked. Lizzy was an enormous a part of why the primary two seasons of Occasion Down had been so particular and labored so properly. So it was an actual bummer.”

Properly, Caplan has returned in full Casey style: In her massive reunion with Henry, she grabs an enormous bottle of vodka to drink all by herself. Now an enormous time TV star, Casey is at a celebration that has employed the Occasion Down crew as caterers. She’s in Los Angeles to advertise her new present The Stabilizer—which she confesses she hates.

In simply this fast scene, it’s nonetheless apparent that Casey and Henry are supposed to be collectively. My apologies to Garner, who stars as Henry’s new love curiosity in Season 3—at the least we’ll (hopefully) get a love triangle out of this within the subsequent season. Casey tells Henry she’s going to give up the silly present she’s on and that the 2 ought to “hang around,” later including that they need to see one another “very quickly” as a result of she’s having a tough time within the leisure business.

Thank goodness Casey’s again. And, higher but, we should always all be rejoicing that Season 3 units up the occasion to proceed into a brand new season. Starz, make good in your previous errors—renew Occasion Down and ensure Caplan returns!

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