The Story Behind the Shocking ‘Dead to Me’ Finale Twist

During its three seasons on , Applegate described some of the production tricks that allowed the season to resume as normal after a few months—time that Applegate needed to process the news. Once production resumed, Applegate credited Cardellini as her “champion, my warrior, my voice” on set in moments when she hesitated to ask for accommodations or was not heard. “It was like having a mama bear,” Applegate told the Times.

Feldman had an addendum to add: “By the way,” she said, “Christina, in the exact same moment, will mama bear [Cardellini] back.”

“They just protect each other at every turn,” Feldman said. “It is incredibly sweet and heartwarming. And that’s a gift. It’s what the show is about.”

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