Jaime Paglia, one of the co-creators of the quirky science-fiction show A Town Called Eureka, has revealed what fans can expect in the upcoming second half of the third season, and expressed hopes that they will go on to a fourth.
Speaking to reporters in a conference call, for which Sci Fi Wire was present, the writer-producer revealed that Sheriff Carter will have a robotic replacement following his firing in the cliffhanger mid-season finale. Sheriff Andy, predictably, only makes an appearance for one episode, however, so fans of Carter shouldn’t be worrying too much about the return of the long-suffering cop. Paglia also revealed that he would like the character to return in the fourth season: “He very nearly [returns] in the season finale, but I would definitely say that, looking forward optimistically to season four, I think that he would be great to have come back, on at least some kind of recurring basis.”
The relationship between Carter and Allison will also reach new heights of complication, with the introduction of a new romantic interest for the former and the death of the latter’s. “We wanted to bring in a new love interest for Carter and sort of change the dynamic,” said Paglia. “We traditionally have had, with Nathan Stark’s presence, the two alpha males battling over the alpha female. With Stark’s passing, we wanted to bring in a new character, which we did with bringing in actress Jaime Ray Newman playing Tess Fontana, who has a history with Allison. They’re old friends, but that also gets a little tense when she and Carter start to develop a connection, a romantic connection.”
Eureka’s remaining third season episodes will air from 7 July on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States. The series stars Colin Ferguson, Salli-Richardson Whitfield and Joe Morton.