“Salem” star Janet Montgomery is preparing for her character’s triumphant return to the WGN America series in Wednesday’s episode.
“I’m back this season,” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, revealing that showrunner Brannon Braga had promised from the beginning that her character would return. “At that point we’d not been picked up, so we didn’t know. I didn’t know how she was going to come back or what she was going to come back as, or how it would look.”
Montgomery, who plays the Salem witch Mary Sibley, also teased that her character’s post-death love life will face some complications in Season 3.
“This season, there’s a big love triangle that happens, which is probably going to upset a lot of the fans of Mary and John,” she said. “But I think it keeps things interesting. The relationship between them becomes quite complicated from what happened last season, not really being able to find each other.”
“Mary’s at her weakest this season, and in that weakness comes strength because there’s nothing left to lose,” she continued. “So when you have this woman who’s actually lost everything and everything’s been taken from her, She actually becomes fearless.”
The series was on the bubble for renewal at the end of last season, and once again the show’s future is far from a sure thing, but Montgomery promises that viewers will still be satisfied if Season 3 is the end.
“I really like the way this season ends,” she said. “It’s definitely not over, but I think the fans are going to be really happy with the way Season 3 ends. It’s a nice ending.”