KaDee Strickland (Charlotte) previews the wedding episode in an interview with E!Online!
Charlotte and Cooper’s worlds collide when their parents meet, and everything that represents what they’ve overcome—it’s that moment that every couple has where they’re not sure what’s going to happen when their parents meet, but they’re so hopeful. And, oh my god, Charlotte has had a need for hope this year, and I think we see her in a space we haven’t seen her before. When the parents do in fact meet, they are not as supportive as we would anticipate they might be. And there are reasons for that—reasons that are beyond the obvious.
You learn a lot about that the relationship that Cooper and his parents have, because you’ve heard allusions to how our parents are for seasons now, and to actually put the faces to the stories is really great.
About Charlotte and Cooper’s growth:
One thing that’s developed this season is that Charlotte and Cooper have leaned into each other better than we’ve ever done before. And definitely see the traditional Charlotte-Cooper dynamics—because you know that stuff definitely comes out right before you get married—and you see where their growth has been, and it’s pretty great. Yeah, it’s a big old roller coaster.
Consequence of Cooper-Charlotte’s different personal styles:
He’s a pediatrician, and I run a hospital. Those things will probably always be true of our characters, and the balance struck is what makes these things work. There’s always the lure and the romance attached to the odd couple, and I think for Charlotte and Cooper, it just makes sense. Their dynamic is superstrong and supergrounded.
A cliffhanger or more clear-cut ending?
There’s a lot of stuff that’s open-ended for different characters at the end of this episode, and that’s what’s so exciting about it. It’s going to lead us to what I’m anticipating is one heck of a finale.
Here what she has to say about the drama during the season 4 finale,
Can you deny the drama of adding even a single Benjamin Bratt to an episode? Right there you know something is about to happen. I will tell you, I was so surprised by the very very end. A lot happens to different characters in the finale, a lot of good stuff in there. The final scene of the episode surprised the hell out of me when I read it.
Most excited for people to see during tomorrow’s wedding,
I think true friends of Charlotte and Cooper are going to be really tickled with the way things shake down. I can’t believe the episode is actually airing, and I’m looking forward to coming home and watching my DVR with the Grey’s Anatomy-Private Practice wedding double-dang-er.