There was something about season 1 of The Catch that “caught” my attention. That being said, I was waiting for Season 2 and it has not disappointed. While in LA, I was able to watch the episode that airs tonight (which is good!) and interviewed Sonya Walger (who plays Margot) and Allan Heinberg (the Showrunner and Executive Producer).
Here’s what Sonya Walger and Allan Heinberg had to say:
There are lots of twists and turns in the show, is there something that surprised even you?
Sonya: “Yeah, you haven’t seen it yet. Yep, that one was quite a big one, too, I have to say…”
Where does the title, The Catch come from?
Allan Heinberg: “Well, for me, the show- before I came onboard, the show was already- a version of the show already existed and it was, I think, a reference to Alice catching Ben. That was her drive. But for me it was about love, like, you can’t have it all, like there’s always gonna be a catch. The guy you fall in love with who turns out to be your soulmate- it’s also the guy who stole all of your money and is a career criminal. So, in love, it’s never the whole fantasy. There’s always something pulling you back down to Earth. As much as you want to be fully, you know, you want- I think a lot of us look at love as an escape from our daily lives. And the catch is that what real love is, is something, um, less romantic and a lot harder to achieve. And so that’s the way we’ve been proceeding is, like, the- there’s always a catch with these relationships and, how do you work it through? How do you work through it?”
Here’s a synopsis of The Dining Hall, the episode that airs tonight at 10PM EST on ABC.
“The Dining Hall” – Alice discovers some very hard truths about her brother Tommy and Val is forced to dig into her past in order to help with his case. Meanwhile, relationships are tested as Margot and the AVI team have to navigate their current realities, and Ben and Rhys’ latest con may turn out to be a little too risky.