The Big C Cast Talks Cathy's Stages Of Grief And The Series' Final Season In New Video

Looking ahead at the fourth and final 4-episode season of The Big C, star John Benjamin Hickey describes it as "beautiful, heartbreaking and hilarious." All three words seem like fair adjectives to describe the Showtime drama series, which inspires a mixture of laughter and tears in its focus on a woman fighting terminal cancer. A new video promoting the upcoming final season breaks down the series by stages of grief, and leads into a few glimpses of what's ahead for Cathy.

Though there are only four episodes for the final season of The Big C, a lot of tears seems inevitable, especially if the series is leading up to the worse case scenario for the lead character, Cathy (Laura Linney). We've watched her deal with her diagnosis and treatment throughout the first three seasons, and the rest of the story is set to begin playing out late next month. THR posted the video below, which features Linney, Hickey, Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe talking about the focus of the series and where the show is heading as it wraps up.

The Big C really is an under-appreciated gem on Showtime. The show balances humor and hardship as it tells the story of a woman dealing with her cancer diagnosis, and how it changes her perspective on life and her family. As much as I've been enjoying it, I'm almost afraid of what these last four episodes have to offer. But that won't stop me from tuning in.

The Big C Season 4 premieres Monday, April 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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