Interview: Derek Theler Talks ‘Baby Daddy’ Season Finale – Exclusive
The upcoming season three finale of ABC Family’s mega-hit comedy series Baby Daddy is a big one for fans. The love triangle involving Danny, Riley, and Ben just got more complicated as Ben and Riley recently rekindled their romance. If the preview for “You Can’t Go Home Again” is anything to go by, the Summer finale promises to be a roller coaster of fireworks and emotions.
The biggest question on everyone’s mind: Will this finally be Danny and Riley’s moment?
We had the chance to chat with Baby Daddy star Derek Theler about what fans can expect in the season finale and his hopes for season 4.
Check out our exclusive interview with Derek Theler below:
Congratulations on being renewed for a fourth season!
Derek Theler: Thank you very much.
What do you think it is about Baby Daddy that it’s stronger than ever going into the fourth season?
I think it’s cool that the cast is getting into our characters. We know exactly who we are when we pick up the scripts. That’s a good feeling. The relationship between the cast…we’re all so very close and we love each other very much. I hope that’s obvious on screen.
The season finale…It’s a big episode for those fans that are hoping for Danny and Riley to finally get together. Will they be happy with this episode?
That’s a good question. There’s a lot of big decisions in Danny’s life in this episode. I don’t know if they’ll be happy. There’s definitely a really big moment and it kind of all leads up to this episode with Danny’s feelings and Ben finally discovering that Ben finally has feelings for Riley. I think it will be exciting.
It’s like a love quadrangle at this point. Will Ben and Riley’s reactions be affecting Danny’s decisions in this episode?
Georgie is in the picture as well. And Danny is trying to work out his feelings for her and what he should do with Riley because of everything with his brother and them getting back together. But yeah, it’s a big deal. Georgie is moving to Paris and Danny needs to figure out what move he wants to make at this point too.
Absolutely. I think it will, just because the way that it ends up…there’s a lot to think about for Danny. Riley is his absolute best friend who he is also in love with. And he has to decide if he wants to tell her exactly how he feels or if he can handle being away from her. It’s definitely going to carry over to, I’m sure, the first episode.
After such an amazing season and all those fantastic guest stars, what are your hopes for season 4?
I don’t really know. I think Danny really deserves his shot at love. I think it’s his turn to actually be happy for once. He keeps trying girls that aren’t right for him or they dump him. I’d like to see him at least happy for a little bit with the girl that he’s with.
Besides that, I want an episode where we go into the future and we see the whole cast really old. That’s what I want.
Yeah! Because we keep doing flashbacks of when we were in high school and I want one that goes up into the future. That’s what I would like to see.
That sounds like it would make a good episode.
Is there anything else you can tease about what fans can expect in the season finale on Wednesday?
It’s a really fun episode for us because we got to go on this big field trip and do the episode outside… half the episode is outside during a block party at the house we grew up at. It was really fun for us because we’re usually stuck in the studio for the whole week. We do all these carnival games and stuff and there’s a concert and there’s fireworks..it’s a very unique episode. It’s better then anything we’ve ever had before.
I’m sure the fans are going to be looking forward to all the fireworks in that episode…
Yep. There’s fireworks all over.
We want to thank Derek for taking the time to answer some questions for us. We really appreciate it!
Baby Daddy airs Wednesdays on ABC Family. Be sure to tune in to the season finale on June 17th!
If you haven’t already, be sure to follow Derek on Twitter for all his updates!