We knew it was coming but that didn't mean it hurt any less watching Zoey Jane Levy lose her father Peter Gallagher in the season 1 finale of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. All season long, Zoey and her family have been preparing to say goodbye to Mitch after his Progressive Supranuclear Palsy illness got worse. And after she saw herself sing "Bad Moon Rising" in the mirror, Zoey had a feeling something bad was going to happen. Her fears came true when Mitch took his last breath and died surrounded by his family. Zoey had one last vision of her father, dancing together as he passed away. It was beautiful, it was moving, and it was downright heartbreaking. The finale continued with Mitch's funeral and ended as everyone left. The Clarke family sat with each other in silence as Mitch's spot on the couch remained empty, and Zoey started to cry. Below, EW got Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist creator Austin Winsberg — who based the series, and this episode in particular, on his own life and experience losing his father to PSP — to break down that emotional finale, tease where the series will go in season 2 if it gets renewed, and more.
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If there's a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her - her family, co-workers and complete strangers - through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before. Lauren Graham is a special guest star.
By Matt Grobar. And not all of it ends well. But just as Zoey lets her guard down, she gets a call, informing that her terminally ill father will soon pass away. In , his own father Richard passed away from progressive supranuclear palsy, the same disease that took the life of Mitch—and it was this tragedy that spurred him to write the series in the first place. Initially, I thought it could happen in Episode 11, and then Episode 12 would be dealing with the aftermath, playing more into the love triangle and some of the dynamics at work. The more that we started working on Episodes 10, 11 and 12, the more I felt like it was really hard to go past Mitch dying. Literally, to an episode, every story that happens in the family is something that happened in our own house. For the next eight hours, friends and family members came over to say their last goodbyes. It was kind of this living vigil that we were doing in the house. But as we started breaking that as an entire episode, it felt so tonally different than the rest of the show.