In a recent interview with TVLine, Ray Donovan showrunner David Hollander spoke about the possible evolution of Abby (Paula Malcomson) and Terry's (Eddie Marsan) in season 4.
Fans were shocked by the flirtation that ensued between Abby and Terry in season 3 of Ray Donovan and were left wondering if the two might continue to act on their attraction.
Hollander revealed that the two won't actually be taking it forward in season 4. He did confirm that the two had genuine feelings for each other and also that the two being desperately lonely drew them together.
"In talking to Eddie this year, he made it clear to me that a lot of his internal monologue was channeling the voice of Terry's mother - the morality, the center, the judge, the caregiver... So I think Terry was providing comfort and love [to Abby] and that slipped a little toward the loneliness. But it's not a triangulated love story. Terry is not going to steal Abby from Ray," he said. "He will always regret [kissing her]. And, in a way, Terry will perceive what he did as one of the reasons he got shot."
Season 4 of Ray Donovan will feature 12 one hour episodes and is expected to begin production in 2016.
In August, the president of Showtime Inc., David Nevins, spoke about renewing Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex for another season, saying that they were "proud" of both shows."
"They are emblematic of what Showtime stands for - quality, premium programming that you cannot find anywhere else on television. We're so proud to continue offering both series across all our platforms."
Watch the preview for the finale of season 3: