‘The Baker & the Beauty’ finale ended with a major twist. EP Dean Georgaris talks season 2 plans regarding Noa and Daniel’s future, Mateo and Vanessa’s relationship, and more. Spoilers ahead!
After an epic reunion, Noa and Daniel are officially engaged! The season finale of The Baker and the Beauty featured the couple finding their way back to each other after Noa suddenly ended their relationship. Noa and Daniel realized they couldn’t live without each other and revealed they were engaged to the Garcia family in the final moments of the episode.
HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with executive producer Dean Georgaris about what a potential season 2 would look like for the show. Just because Noa and Daniel are engaged doesn’t mean it’s going to be smooth sailing for them. He also discussed the growing love story between Mateo and Vanessa, as well as his plans for Lewis. Read our full Q&A below.
Mateo and Vanessa in the season finale of ‘The Baker and the Beauty.’ (ABC)
Was there ever a moment when you were talking about the finale that Noa and Daniel weren’t going to end up together again?
Dean Georgaris: I always wanted them to end the first season together. Because in my mind, the Noa and Daniel relationship, the secret behind it is even though she’s one of the most famous people in the world and that makes it seem unique, their love story is a love story like most of us have. They have that initial meeting. They have a period where they don’t know: are we just friends? Is this working? Maybe you have a breakup. Maybe there are some exes in there. But then at a certain point, you’re going to make the commitment to be engaged, to be really serious about each other. I always knew in my design I was wanting to end the first season that way so that we could spend the second season with those two characters exploring what happens if you are engaged, but you actually don’t know whether you’re good partners or not. At a certain point, we had discussions about whether or not to keep them broken up, but it didn’t feel true to our show. I can’t really tell you why with the exception of maybe what I said before, which is we try to be as natural a show as possible. I just felt that saying to the audience “will they won’t they get back together” when it’s called Baker and The Beauty, please wait over summer or whatever to find out, just felt a little manipulative to me. What became fun was realizing the audience has been rooting for this couple all year. What if we end the season by saying be careful what you wish for? You like them together? Well, do you like them this much? Because they just got engaged and getting to play with the family’s reaction to it,