This is the time of year when I put on the pounds.  Between show wrap and my return to Vancouver, it’s about four weeks packed with goodbye lunches and dinners.  Farewell to friends.  Farewell to co-workers.  Farewell to the crispy sirloin, green pepper and onions taco at Campechano.  I’ll miss you all!

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Today, was a simultaneous hello/goodbye with one of my very favorite people, Marc Bendavid (Dark Matter’s ONE/Derrck Moss/Jace Corso), who made time for lunch with yours truly despite a very busy Toronto production schedule.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Marc contemplates lunch at Forno Cultura, a casual Italian eatery that offers up home made breads, pizzas, sandwiches, Italian desserts and, of course, coffee.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Marc contemplates our dessert medley.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

And then after dessert, it was MORE DESSERT at SOMA Chocolates.  A little shout-out to our favorite Android.  Z for Zobot!

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Then, no doubt, the highlight of his trip to T.O. – meeting Suji.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Oh yeah.  No one appreciates a scalp massage like this girl.

Akemi, Lulu, Suji, and I were delighted to spend time with Marc.  Hope to see him in Vancouver this summer!

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

And then tonight, it was dinner with Co-Executive Producers Ivon Bartok and Robbie David.  Okay tacos, some pretty good wings, but an outstanding dulce de leche cake for dessert!

Just because production has ended doesn’t mean I’ve finished work on Dark Matter.  I completed my cut of Episode 312 (“My Final Gift To You”) today. Director Bruce McDonald, editor Norman Wong, and our cast deliver one of this season’s very best episodes.  It one rivals Episode 310 (“Built, Not Born”) for the number of incredibly touching character moments.  Both guaranteed to give you all the feels.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Yesterday morning, we were at Deluxe for the Episode 301 (“Being Better Is So Much Harder”) mix.

April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour Has Begun!

Friday morning, we’re back at it for Episode 302 (“It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This”).

Hey, we have one final Dark Matter season three episode to title – and it’s the finale know less!  Tune in to tomorrow’s blog entry for a chance to opinionate on this one!

12 thoughts on “April 25, 2017: The Farewell Tour has begun!

  1. “Akemi, Lulu, Suji, and I were delighted to spend time with Marc. Hope to see him in Vancouver this summer!”

    I hope to see him in Dark Matter this summer!!!

  2. Even a brief sighting of Marc B is enuf to stoke the fangirl flames! Hope to see Marc this summer in an episode of DM, perhaps as the alternate Jace Corso from last season.

    Will be on the lookout for Ep 310 & 312. Of course that’s if I remember between now and then. I’m on the lookout for all the episodes! Think it’s about time to start rewatching S1 & S2 in preparation for the season premiere! How many days until June 9th?

  3. Soppy, BIG smile 😁n my face this m😁rning! S😁 g😁😁d to see Marc B again!
    Thank y😁u, J😁e

  4. I’m glad Marc got to hang with Suji and Lulu. Did the guys on the production grow cool DM beards for good luck like hockey players?

  5. Yay, Marc is back! Hi Ivon and Robbie!

    You are singing a different tune about Toronto, than when you did Transporter. Glad you’ve settled in there!

    glowyzoey: How’s the job hunting going? If you have a choice, taking a few weeks off is a good thing. No worries about my optic nerve damage, it hasn’t changed in two years. It’s a mystery because my pressure is normal. Are your eye drops helping?

    I’ve been praying to see the negative but focus on the positive…Today has been a challenge. 😉

  6. @Tam Dixon Job hunting? 🙂 Glad to hear your optic nerve damage hasn’t changed and hooray for normal pressure. I’ve been Googling like crazy the past two weeks. Eyes are kind of mysterious in general. Not sure if the drops are helping. This head cold has made it really difficult to tell if they’re working or making everything worse. My eyes are so tired all of the time. Anyway, going back to the doctor tomorrow to find out from the expert. Exercise seems to help. Forcing myself to walk more, even though I do walk a fair bit, and have been known to run up and down my hallway lately. lol My biggest problem is not breathing properly and forgetting to blink. I’m wayyy too tense.

    I’m sorry today has been a challenge for you. 🙁 Paws crossed things improve swiftly and greatly.

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