Resident Alien: Sara Tomko and Alice Wetterlund discuss Season 3

Sara Tomko and Alice Wetterlund talk about Resident Alien Season 3. We talk about D'Arcy now knowing the truth about Harry, Asta's realizations about her mom, and more.
RESIDENT ALIEN -- “Best of Enemies” Episode 215 -- Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alice Wetterlund as D'Arcy Bloom -- (Photo by: SYFY)
RESIDENT ALIEN -- “Best of Enemies” Episode 215 -- Pictured in this screengrab: (l-r) Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alice Wetterlund as D'Arcy Bloom -- (Photo by: SYFY) /

Resident Alien Season 3 is almost here. We’ll get to see the repercussions of everything that happened in the Season 2 finale.

One of the big moments in the finale was about another person learning the truth about Harry. D’Arcy finally knows, and that reveal wasn’t what you would initially expect. Instead of D’Arcy being angry that Asta kept things a secret, she finally understood the reason for the lies.

The second season also saw Asta see her mother and see that apathy her mother has for her. We had a chance to talk about what that meant for Asta, not just for herself but for her love for Jay.

Playing a different reveal in Resident Alien

We started off with a look at D’Arcy finally learning that Harry is an alien. It was only a matter of time before someone else would figure it out. This reveal was different to the usual one. There would usually be an argument between the person finding out and someone who already knew the secret, but D’Arcy and Asta don’t have that. What was that like, and what’s it like going into Resident Alien Season 3?

"“It was a ton of fun. Just shooting wise, Sara tends to shoot all her scenes with Alan, and we got scenes together a lot, which was awesome. But we were so set just shooting the three of us…Without spoiling too much…for [D’Arcy], she’s snapping into action; she’s a part of something bigger than herself. She really needs to be the hero.”"

Alice Wetterlund

Tomko jumped in by sharing what it’s like for Asta now that D’Arcy knows the truth.

"“It’s also just so fun having my best friend know the truth. I couldn’t hold onto that anymore. And I love that you call him a dinosaur.”"

Sara Tomko

There could be something that comes up for D’Arcy, though. After all, she is insecure. Harry’s secret ends up becoming all about her. That’s the only way, right?

"“Sara is my acting tether and Asta is D’Arcy’s life tether. To feel like she’s shut out of something big, D’Arcy was existential…D’Arcy is an insecure person to the bone, so she’s got it in her ‘you didn’t trust me with this…what’s wrong with me?’”"

Alice Wetterlund

Resident Alien is all about chosen family

The second season of Resident Alien saw Asta’s mother come into the picture, and it was rather a lacklustre meeting. That wasn’t due to the writing but due to the way Asta’s mother was so apathetic to seeing her daughter. That did have a knock-on effect for Asta with Jay, though.

"“I think that was a really great moment for Asta to realize that she is actually a better mother than she thought. I think she carried a lot of shame about giving Jay up in Season 1 especially…you see them getting to form a little more of a bond in Season 2. It’s really nice to meet my mother and understand that I am not her at all. There’s a line where she says like you said you gave up your daughter too, well, she’s not your daughter.”"

Sara Tomko

This is a moment that stood out for Tomko. It hit home with that. It was a major moment for Asta as she realizes that she’s not that bad as a mom.

Wetterlund continued on from that as she talked about a major principle of the show. As Supernatural said, “family don’t end in blood,” and that’s something Resident Alien also continues.

"“A huge core principle to the show and to the assembly of characters is the idea of chosen family. We get Harry’s perspective a lot…I think a lot of fans wonder why we’re meeting so many people’s parents. I think, reading into it, it’s to set up you choose who your family is no matter where you were born.”"

Alice Wetterlund

Take a look at the full interview below:

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Resident Alien premieres on Wednesday, Feb. 14 on SYFY. Catch up the following day on Peacock.