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‘Bunheads’ Season Finale: Sutton Foster Reveals Michelle’s ‘New Door’

Mon, February 25, 2013 2:29pm EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments
Bunheads Season Finale
Courtesy of ABC Family

Trouble in Paradise? Sutton tells to expect a season finale that will leave viewers asking, ‘Now what?’

Showgirl-turned-widow-turned-mentor Michelle (Sutton Foster) has faced her fair share of trials on the first season of ABC Family’s Bunheads from a disapproving mother-in-law to a disagreeable pantsuit — but she tells to brace for Michelle’s biggest trial yet on the Feb. 25 season finale: an uncertain future! “What I find interesting about the finale is that it opens a whole new door,” Sutton tells us. “A whole new avenue is being opened up, so we’re sort of leaving viewers thinking, ‘Now what?'”

Sutton promises a cliffhanger of sorts, though she wants to make one thing very clear: “It’s not like someone’s actually dangling over a cliff.” (Thanks for clearing that up!)

“On the finale,” she explains, “Michelle goes on an open call for a Broadway musical. There’s a huge audition sequence where we take Michelle through a cattle call to see if this is something she still wants to do.”

So is it something she wants to do? Is Michelle really considering leaving her soft-shoed minions — Boo (Kaitlyn Jenkins), Ginny (Bailey Buntain), Sasha (Julia Goldani Telles) and Melanie (Emma Dumont) — to fend for themselves in Paradise? Sutton admits her character will always have big-city dreams, but also concedes that her priorities have shifted.

“She’s starting to become a fixture in these girls’ lives; they’re turning to her for guidance,” Sutton says. “I definitely think Talia’s phone call got Michelle thinking, [but] she has committed to being in Paradise.”

The Future Of ‘Bunheads’: Will It Get A Second Season?

Bunheads‘ future remains in question, but if ABC Family does decide to pick it up for a second season, Sutton knows exactly how she’d like to see Michelle grow as a person.

“I would love for her to find romance, or at least a relationship,” she tells us. “I don’t think she’s ever had a real relationship. I’d love to see what a real relationship would bring. No more dead husbands; a nice living guy.”

HollywoodLifers, how do YOU hope Bunheads wraps up its first season? And what would you like to see if it gets a second? Watch a preview of the finale below, then drop a comment with your thoughts and theories:

— Andy Swift

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