Kristin Kreuk opens up about Burden of Truth's final season

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Photo credit: CBC - YouTube
Photo credit: CBC - YouTube

Burden of Truth, the legal drama starring Smallville's Kristen Kreuk, is returning soon for its fourth and final season.

A lot of storylines wrapped up at the end of season 3, so we've got to wonder just where things are going to go next.

Speaking to TVLine, Kreuk said that things will come around full circle for her character Joanna Hanley, but there's a hope that they can break the cycle.

"I’ve always thought that our show is about intergenerational trauma," she said, "and for our characters, Billy and Joanna, having a child means that we look at passing trauma down to the next generation, and how parents can face certain things.

Photo credit: CBC - YouTube
Photo credit: CBC - YouTube

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"Obviously, everybody’s different, but for the two of them [it’s about] learning how to confront that trauma, which is kind of reflected in Joanna facing this case from her past so that they don’t pass things on to their kid.

"[It’s about] learning that they’re not the people they once were, and that they aren’t their parents, and that they don’t have to become their parents. It’s not some inevitable end point for them."

Looking at some of the other characters in the show, Kreuk teased a little more on what's to come.

"With Taylor’s storyline, there’s some amazing closure," she said. "She’s chosen to go back to Millwood, which she never thought she would do. She’s had to give up her dreams because of her father and his choices, and she’s had to recraft an entire life. Towards the end of the season, she gets to have this incredible moment of closure that’s really satisfying. Taylor’s storyline is quite beautiful this year.

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Photo credit: Phillip Chin - Getty Images

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"Same with Luna, who this year is looking at how she’s going to enact the change she wants to see in the world. Is it going to be through the system that exists? Or is she going to try and do it outside of those systems?"

The star pointed out that Luna is young "and very much an activist at heart and has a brain" so the world's pretty much her oyster – which means anything could happen.

"That storyline is really lovely to see how she decides to move forward to help people in her life," Kreuk said.

Burden of Truth airs on The CW in the US and on CBC in Canada. You can buy the first two seasons of Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV.

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