Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight 
 
  

Christopher Gorham Reveals 'Harper's Island' Ending That Wasn't

'Harper's Island' concluded its 13-episode run this past Saturday with the revelation that Henry Dunn was one of the men behind the killing spree.

The twist surprised a few but the ending left many viewers unsatisfied with the journey.

However, Christopher Gorham, who played Henry, tells 'TV Guide' that the writers originally had an alternate ending in mind: "The ideal ending we couldn't shoot would be Henry getting away with it all."

"The plan worked. He and Abby end up together and Abby never knows. I think they were afraid that the CBS audience would not be happy with that. People wanted to see Abby have a happy ending with Jimmy."

Gorham also explains how he justified Henry's actions: "Henry is completely in love with Abby and has been since he was a kid. The problem is he finds out when he meets his father, John Wakefield, that Abby is his half-sister. Then the problem becomes 'How can I be with her?' as he becomes more and more obsessed. The only solution in his mind is to get rid of everyone who could possibly get in the way."

"So he comes up with this idea to throw this wedding and get everybody on the island. In the plot, Henry's supposed to be Wakefield’s pupil, but he changes course in the end and can't go through with killing Abby. The betrayal against his father was a planned betrayal all along."

"I had a decent idea it was going to be me from the beginning. But I didn't 'know know' until they told me right before episode eight. Storywise, it seemed to make the most sense to me."

"During the shooting of the first episode, producer Jon Turteltaub gave me a direction. We were shooting a scene with Henry and Abby and Turtle whispered in my ear, 'If Henry could, he would marry Abby in a heartbeat.' But then at the end of the shooting day, he said, 'But you’re not the killer.'"

"I thought it was really important to play completely in love with Trish and friend with Abby. I didn't want to play any attraction to Abby. If the audience sensed at all that Henry was in love with Abby, they would have turned on him."

"There was one thing I did though. At the beginning of episode nine, when Henry and Abby are standing over JD's body in the morgue, she comes and gives me a hug, and I let her hug me much longer than I would have had I not known I was the killer."

"I was completely in love with Abby and this whole plan was for her. My ultimate goal at the end was to have people feel sorry for the bad guy. You have loved him for so long and then hate him intensely when you find out what he's been doing."

"But then at the end to feel some remorse for how broken he is."

July 17, 2009 |

Related Posts
  Burke Ramsey Plans To Sue CBS Over JonBenet Ramsey Docuseries
  CBS Debuts First Trailer For Intriguing JonBenet Ramsey Docuseries
  'MacGyver' Update Won't Be Completely Gun-Free Or Would Be 'Unrealistic'
  CBS' 'Star Trek: Discovery' To Be Led by A Woman Who Isn't Captain
  New CBS 'Star Trek' Series And Ship Gets Name 'Discovery'
  'Hamilton' Dominates Tony Awards, Miranda Emotional Honoring Orlando Victims
  'Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar Says Next Season 'Could Be The Last'
  'Limitless' Officially Canceled and 'The Americans' Pegs Final Two Seasons
  Morley Safer Dies Days After Retiring From '60 Minutes'

 Latest TV Videos


Lady Gaga Reveals Struggles with PTSD

Joe McKnight Case Sheriff Drops N-Bomb, F-Bomb In Bizarre News Conference

Matt Hullum On The NSFW Roots Of The Rooster Teeth Name

Matt Hullum Discusses The Future Projects For Production Studio, Rooster Teeth

Erinn Hayes Discusses The Sitcom, "Kevin Can Wait"

EXCLUSIVE: John Legend and Ryan Gosling Bonded over How 'Joyous' Fatherhood is on Set of 'La La Land'

Emily Ratajkowski Knows Her Looks Shaped Her Career and Owns It

Gary Payton -- NBA Is Softer Now ... But That's A Good Thing




© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback


 

 
Donald Trump Named Time's Person Of The Year
Amy Schumer Responds To 'Barbie' Casting Criticism
Alec Baldwin: Been A 'Very, Very Difficult Time' Since Election
Weather Channel Responds After Breitbart Claims 'Global Cooling'
Colbert Holds 'Family Meeting' With VP Biden For Advice On Surviving Trump Presidency
Ryan Seacrest Wants Another Job To Replace 'Idol', Lets Kimmel Lick Him
Joe Buck Asked Matthew McConaughey For Hair Plug Advice
Jimmy Fallon and Chris Pratt Do Mad Lib Theater
Matt Damon: 'I Didn't Take A Role Away From A Chinese Actor' In 'Great Wall'

Latest Photos (bikini babes)

   

Bella Thorne | Ximena Cordoba | Kristina Peric | Melissa Satta