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'Mom' Showrunner Talks Series Finale, Gives Updates on Anna Faris' Character (Spoilers)

'Mom' Showrunner Talks Series Finale, Gives Updates on Anna Faris' Character (Spoilers)

The series finale of the long-running CBS series Mom just aired and showrunner Gemma Baker is speaking out about some decisions that were made, as well as her thoughts on questions fans might still have.

Anna Faris decided not to return as Christy for the show’s final season and Allison Janney took the lead for the last set of episodes.

So, did Anna return for the series finale?

Click inside for an update on Anna Faris’ character…

Sadly, Christy did not make an appearance in the episode, but Gemma has provided an update on where the character probably would be right now.

Deadline asked Gemma if there were any conversations to have Anna return. She said, “I think first of all we really just wanted to honor Anna’s decision to leave the show. So, that wasn’t a discussion. But there were so many things that we wanted to address that we didn’t get a chance to. Perhaps, if we had a little more time we would have gotten a chance to address those things. But I do think we addressed the big questions that our audience has in the last few episodes.”

The show explained Christy’s absence by saying she got a full-ride scholarship to attend law school at Georgetown University. So, how is she doing at school?

“I think that Georgetown probably presented a lot of struggles for Christy but that she has in her what it takes to ultimately succeed,” Gemma said. “I don’t think that it as easy for her in any way. I like to think that she also got into a happy and healthy relationship and that she is very much still a part of her mother’s life and her friends’ life. We didn’t see her in the finale but she is still part of that group.”

Christy‘s children Violet and Roscoe also exited the show. When asked about what they’re up to now, Gemma said, “I’m just trying to think about that. I think had we gotten more time I would have loved to revisit the character of Violet because I think there were definitely stories we could have told there about how she was shaped by her childhood and what challenges that created for her and how she overcame them or didn’t. So, that is definitely one of the things we didn’t get around to. I think Roscoe is off to college by now, which is crazy. Eight years is a long time because when we met him he was just a little boy.”

Allison recently revealed theories about why Mom was cancelled.

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Posted to: Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Mom

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