It looks like the answer might just be yes. October Road fans may yet find out the answer to that question and more. The show is not coming back for another season and it won’t be airing anymore episodes on ABC, but one way or another, it sounds like you will get to spend a few more minutes in Knight’s Ridge.
TVaholic.com reader Kim W. left a comment over on the ABC Announces Their Fall 2008 TV Schedule post that read:
Really disappointed they didn’t bring October Road back at least to sum up the loose ends that hadn’t been discovered. I don’t like that we don’t really know who Sam’s dad is, will Hannah marry Ray, will Eddie & Janet stay together, what about Mr. Garrett does he survive his cancer? And so on. They could of at least brought it back to help put some closure to it. Not a good ending if you ask me.
While I’m not nearly as disappointed in October Road’s cancellation as Kim, I too would like to know the answer to the question: Who is Sam’s father?
Knowing that show creators, producers and writers have, in the recent past, provided closure online, once their shows are officially cancelled and there is no possibility of them coming back, Kim’s comment prompted me to find out if just such a resolution exists. Maybe, not as extensive as creator David DiGilio did for last summer’s short-lived ABC series Traveler. But, something that would at least answer the big questions left open at the end of the series.
While searching, I came across this story from May 14, 2008 at Zap2it’s Korby TV blog and it sounds like October Road fans will actually get to see their series tie up all those loose ends mentioned by Kim, not just read about them.
Sometime in the future there will be a 15-minute finale. Executive producer and writer Joss Applebaum and the rest of the creative team started writing it the night the show was cancelled and it seems that the cast was up for doing it as well. It will probably be released online via one of the streaming video services, but no details were offered at this time. So, I will keep an eye out, as we may yet get a little October Road closure and see whom Sam’s father turned out to be.
What do you think about the possibility of getting 15 more minutes in Knight’s Ridge?