Grace reuniting with Franco would be both ‘scary and sexy,’ says ‘Mob Doctor’ star
The tension between Dr. Grace Devlin and mob boss Constantine is not the only thing building on “The Mob Doctor.”
Things are also heating up between Grace and her ex-boyfriend Franco and according to series star Jordana Spiro, reconciliation is not out of the question.
“The seed wasn’t planted there for no reason, let’s just say,” Spiro tells CTV.ca while in Toronto for the network’s Upfronts earlier this year.
“I think that so much of her life she’s trying to hide her real identity and so when you’re standing in front of somebody (like Franco) who knows you’re lying and can actually see you without all your masks on, it’s kind of scary and also sexy at the same time.”
A recent episode revealed that while the two were dating years earlier, Grace thought Franco (James Carpinello) was going to propose to her. But when he took off to New York City to get a mob boss and the cops off his back, Grace thought it was because of her.
Things continued to escalate this week when Franco asks Grace how she likes sneaking away from the hospital and lying to her current boyfriend and family to fulfill her obligations to the mob.
A visibly upset Grace tells Franco he doesn’t get to judge her and that when he left her, she wrote him off.
He tries to say he’s sorry by grabbing her in an embrace and telling her she’s amazing – just as her doctor boyfriend Brett Robinson (Zach Gilford) walks in.
“That relationship to me is also very interesting,” says Spiro. “Brett comes from the privileged background, the blue bloods, and that’s something that she’s never had access to and so I think there’s a part of her that also kind of wishes she was that. I think there’s something very compelling to him, very grounding about him, but also this thing she never got to have,” says Spiro.
Maybe so, but Carpinello believes Grace’s ties to her past – and to Franco –
are just too strong to break.
“We always go back to the past. You always have that thing that sort of pulls you back. I think that’s not only in our relationship but also in her family relationship and the neighbourhood relationship.”
He adds that he definitely thinks Franco and Grace will find their way back together.
“Absolutely. We all love what’s dangerous, right? I think that it’s very likely that that will happen. Or at least I hope so,” he adds with a laugh.
“The Mob Doctor” airs Sundays at 9/10C on CTV. Full episodes are also available online at CTV.ca.
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