January 28, 2015
'Mistresses' Spoilers: How Will The Premiere Handle Savi's Exit?

Mistresses Season 3 will have one major change. Alyssa Milano announced her exit from the drama when it was revealed that production of the series would move from Los Angeles to Vancouver in order to save money. The mother of two immediately made it clear that she would not leave Los Angeles and move to Canada. It was too big of a move for her family, and she put her kids before her career.

The Inquisitr reported on her departure back in October. She shared a short statement on her personal site.

"It's with a heavy heart that I have decided that I can't relocate. I have two babies under 4. Being a mother and wife comes first and I just can not uproot my children and separate the family by moving away. I will miss this job desperately and wish everyone the absolute best."
Her decision did leave fans wondering. At the end of Mistresses Season 2, Savi was walking down the beach toward a steamy encounter between one of her best friends and her ex-husband.

Even with Milano's departure, Mistresses Season 3 will pick up right where Season 2 ended. According to International Business Times, Jes Macallan, the actress behind Joss, revealed that there will not be a time jump between Season 2 and the start of Season 3. The series will take fans right back to those minutes. It is not clear how Savi will find out though. There are no plans to recast Savi, but she has to be a part of the action without a time jump.

Rina Mimoun, the showrunner for the series, did offer two new teasers to TV Line. The site shared them both on Tuesday.

"I can't speak too specifically about the Savi of it all, except to say that she is very much a part of our premiere. We're also bringing back a very special guest from Season 1 — a surprise visitor who once again wreaks havoc in the lives of one of our Mistresses."
TV Line speculated that the surprise return might be Penelope Ann Miller. Her character, Elizabeth Grey, appeared during Season 1 of the summer series.

Mistresses turned into a big hit for ABC. The network took a chance with scripted programming during the summer months after seeing the success other networks had with it, and Mistresses definitely helped heat things up on ABC during the summer months.

Alyssa Milano played a major role on the drama, but it does seem like those involved with the series have a plan in place to deal with her departure.

What do you think? Are you ready to see how Mistresses will handle the departure of Alyssa Milano?