Seeing folks freaking Jen may leave cause of something eddy said in podcast about us seeing emma getting happy ending not getting happy ending or closure town could still move on, the fact she seems to not have filmed much for 12 or even for 13. The fact adam said lanas not leaving but not saying same for her. I seriously hope the quote from Eddy in the podcast done in Nov. means nothing. I don't want to lose Jen on the show. After hearing how he said it not going to lie I am worried a little.
Okay, I just listened to this podcast. (The things I do for my followers!) I’m not going to transcribe what was said (it’s toward the very end, if anyone wants to take up the challenge!), but I can tell you the gist, then comment.
Basically, they were asked if they were writing toward an end date. What Eddy essentially said was that they know characters like Emma, eventually need closure and an end to their story. THEIR little part of the larger OUAT verse. Theoretically, the show could go on for forever, simply by introducing new characters for the audience to invest in, kind of like an ER or Grey’s Anatomy.
There was NO specific mention of ANY of the actor’s leaving or anything like that. However, contracts and actor availability are a thing, so that could conceivably come into play at some point.
They were really talking about the future of the show CREATIVELY. They know they can’t just keep Emma’s story going indefinitely, they do have an end point in mind for her and most of the other characters that we currently have. When that end point comes is largely due to other factors, such as actor availability and ratings. Once the show doesn’t make financial sense, ABC will pull the plug. That’s just a fact. Frankly, I think that’s way more likely than Jen deciding to leave. She loves Emma and wants to see her story to its conclusion, I think.
No one mentioned Lana with regard to this, not on the podcast. Remember that TVLine thing was PURELY speculation, not a real spoiler.
Bottom line: I don’t think Jen’s going anywhere, so calm down.