According to Ausiello at EW, Grant Bowler has signed a deal with Ugly Betty producers to bring back his role of Connor Owens, the Aussie who stole Wilhelmina’s heart and all of Mode magazine’s money. Multiple sources have confirmed this.
I really,really didn’t expect this character to be back.
This could mean some new, juicy plot lines, especially if the writers harden Wilhelmina’s heart toward Connor, as I suspect they will. If they can resist temptation to bring the romance back, it can be a real cat and mouse game, with Wilhelmina chasing down Connor, maybe catching him. Then, Wilhelmina can hatch an evil plot to get Mode’s money back before Daniel finds out and tries to get the money himself.
Done correctly, this could be a lot of fun.
Or, they could bring back Connor and have Wilhelmina become a pile of mush in his presence again. I don’t think that would be very compelling, unless it was done as a ruse, before Wilhelmina springs her trap.
A small side issue: how will Connor react to Molly’s death? Was he really over her, and reacting to Daniel the way he did only because he “hates to lose”, as he said? Or did Connor really, deep down love Molly (as I believe)?
It’s just another interesting twist to the story. Welcome back Grant (and Connor!)