Jeremy Sisto seems to be one of those genuinely nice, normal guys who, while common in the real world, are like ridiculously rare in Hollywood. So it’s fitting that he’s been playing nice, normal George on “Suburgatory,” which has a two-part season finale tonight (Wed. April 17 at 8:00 p.m.). A while back I had a chance to visit the set and talk to Sisto about the show, George’s relationships with Tessa and Dallas, and why he’s looking forward to playing something other than George for a while.
Is it as weird to you as it is to most of us to see that Dallas and George make a really cute, mostly happy couple?
Its weird, yeah. George is an interesting guy. In some ways; he’s really uncomplicated. He’s pretty uncomplicated with his relationship with Dallas. Maybe because she’s so crazy that somehow centers him. He doesn’t feel very tormented one way or the other. He doesn’t feel ambivalent one way or the other. He’s taking it day by day. It’s just real natural for him. Her, she’s used to big gifts and the ups and downs and the big gestures of love. And George is not the big gesturer of love. There are rich guys like her ex-husband, I’m sure, who after he would cheat on her and lie to her, then spend on some lavish trip, so she’s used to those kind of things. She’s not used to someone just wanting to hang out with her all of the time.
But she’s seeing the advantages of having a non-gesturing, normal guy.
She forgets that toward the end of the season. She really starts to question how strong my feeling are for her. She starts to question if they’ll ever amount to what he felt for his ex-wife, Tessa’s mom, and just how much he loves her. If it’s a temporary thing, even if they’re moving in together, is it a temporary thing. I think she feels like he’s like a roommate in a way. I’m not sure what’s happening inside her, but she definitely starts to lean away from the relationship. From what I can glean with my conversations with the writers, I don’t know if they’re going to break up or what…