The not too long ago wrapped season of The Morning Present was filled with soapy goodness, that includes a steamy romance for Jennifer Aniston’s Alex Levy and tech billionaire Paul Marks in Jon Hamm’s TV comeback and more and more turbulent occasions for Cory, Stella and the remainder of the UBA employees. Nonetheless, it was Bradley Jackson who dug herself into the deepest gap, after destroying proof from the January 6 Capitol assault, and this season’s new showrunner Charlotte Stoudt defined why we noticed that vast twist for Reese Witherspoon’s character.
Bradley Jackson has all the time been an intense truth-seeker on The Morning Present (with Season 3 out there to stream now with an AppleTV+ subscription), however she’s additionally an impulsive character who carries quite a lot of baggage with regard to her childhood and her small-town household. That actually performed into the Season 3 storyline, Charlotte Stoudt advised Selection, explaining:
We noticed this divide in a flashback this season, when it was revealed that Bradley’s mother contracted and in the end died from COVID after refusing to put on a masks, however it was throughout the Capitol riots that issues received actually messy.
Bradley occurred to be within the Capitol when the raid started, and he or she was documenting the occasions along with her telephone when she noticed her brother Hal assault a Capitol police officer. She made the selection to delete the footage in hopes of saving her brother, regardless of her recordings being subpoenaed for the federal investigation that adopted. The showrunner continued:
We realized in earlier seasons that Bradley and Hal’s father was despatched to jail after Bradley knowledgeable police that he was driving drunk when he’d killed a toddler. Their household was by no means the identical after that, significantly with Hal falling into dependancy. Understanding that, on high of Bradley not having the ability to save her mother from COVID, and you’ll see why she selected to prioritize her household over the reality this time round.
The reality-teller in Bradley prevailed ultimately, as Bradley resigned from UBA, and he or she and Hal turned themselves in to the FBI on the finish of the season finale to face no matter penalties await. We’ll should see how that massive twist impacts Season 4, which was already ordered earlier than Season 3 aired. Within the meantime, although, take a look at a few of the different greatest exhibits to stream on AppleTV+.