Sweet Magnolias managed to bring many viewers who were looking for something sweet, warm-hearted, romantic, and plenty dramatic exactly what they were looking for back in May when the first season hit Netflix. With that perfectly-pitched set of episodes, though, came a finale filled with some true shockers, none the least of which was a car accident that could have a major impact on the events of the new season. Luckily for us, the showrunner is now revealing that they already have some big plans for Season 2.
The big question fans were left with after the Season 1 cliffhanger was who, exactly was the passenger in the vehicle, and while Sweet Magnolias' showrunner, Sheryl J. Anderson, has already promised that the show will answer some of the questions we were left with while posing even more, she's now teasing what might come from that accident. When asked by Parade who was in the car, Anderson said:
The surprises of prom night don’t end at the accident site.
Um...EXCUSE US?! What does that mean?! As you might remember (Some spoilers ahead!), there was a not-so-little prom afterparty going on, which led to Maddie's eldest son, Tyler, getting into a fight, which his little brother Kyle tried to break up. Tyler told him to stay out of it, and Kyle (poor, often overlooked Kyle) took it very personally and went running off, jumping into a car and driving away. But, not before a mystery passenger got in beside him, and that person could, potentially, be very hurt. (End spoilers!)
What other big prom night surprise could fans be in for when Sweet Magnolias comes back for Season 2? Did Dana Sue and Ronnie make time to have sex in the car on the way to the accident site? Is she pregnant now? With twins? Alright, I need this show to come back with new episodes sooner rather than later, before I start making up completely implausible things about all of the characters. Even the tertiary ones!
There was a lot packed into Sweet Magnolias' Season 1 finale, but Anderson said that fans shouldn't expect any of the characters to be on a smooth path once the show returns. And, yes, that means even with regards to any potential romances, with Helen, Dana Sue and Maddie having a lot of major choices to make in Season 2:
I like characters who evolve, grow and change and are not always easy. Sometimes the most important change is hard...we were very conscious of this in Sweet Magnolias because sometimes in a romantic setting your instinct is to smooth all the bumps away, but I feel that when you achieve something that you wanted and the journey has been hard you cherish it even more...All three of our ladies have to grapple with big choices about where they are headed as individuals, and where they are headed as romantic partners.
Well, that all makes me very nervous for a certain set of eligible bachelors who live and work in Serenity, South Carolina. But, I have faith that our ladies will be able to use their heads and their instincts to come up with personal and romantic answers that will, at the very least, be intriguing to watch!