Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher just showed up at the end of last week’s episode of ABC Family’s drama Jane By Design as Jane’s until-now-MIA mother, Kate Quimby. What else does the frothy fashion show have up its well-hemmed sleeves? EW recently pressed star Erica Dasher — she plays the show’s title character, an underage assistant to Andie MacDowell’s demanding fashionista Gray Chandler Murray — about what we have to look forward to in the season’s final five episodes, which begin tonight with “The Second Chance,” at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.
1. More Teri Hatcher drama is coming. “She just showed up at the end of the third episode, and she plays my mother, Kate,” Dasher says. “Jane’s mom left when she was very young, so Jane doesn’t really feel as abandoned as [her brother] Ben [David Clayton Rogers] does. When she comes back, Jane is very excited to have her around and wants to build a relationship with her — but Ben is very wary. That creates an interesting dynamic in the house.” What can we expect from Teri? “She plays this very free-spirited, Bohemian character, and she’s fantastic,” Dasher says. “I really enjoyed working with Teri, and I learned so much just watching her work. We were so lucky to get her! In terms of the storyline, she really shakes things up. And if we come back for a second season, she’s going to direct an episode.”