Maria got to keep Dr. Reid, Anna got Dr. Harris, I got Dr. Tolliver, Luke got Dr. Reycraft.
Erica went to sign Maria’s script cover, but she wrote “Naria” by mistake so she ran back to Melanie’s trailer to pick up 2 more (one for Luke this time). While signing Luke’s, Anna asked if that was an “L” in her signature and she said yep, and I asked her middle name, and she said Lynn (I DIED!!) and I was like no! that’s my middle name!! And she was like really?? And I said yeah, two n’s? and she said YEP!! (AWESOME!!) Then she got called to do a scene. After all that happened, Daniel came over and Maria and Anna had him sign their paper as well. He talked to us for a little while before having to film one last scene with Erica. While they were inside, Joe came over to sit with us and stayed for a long time (maybe an hour or 2). Anna was showing him pictures of when Erica was Lois, he was amused lol Anna also asked him to sign her Joe Moose.
After a long while, he got up and said they’ll be coming out soon so he had to get his stuff ready. After some time he came back and said this will probably be the last time we’ll talk to him, so we got hugs and said our final goodbyes with Joe. He also gave us his email address. It was nice. While sitting there, everyone outside was wrapping up and cleaning up. June was being really nice to us and gave us some muffins and offered as drinks as she was cleaning up.
Finally we hear they’re done filming and some crew starts to come out. Daniel came out and said his final goodbyes to us. After a few more minutes Erica walked out with another girl and said “I’ll be right over”. After she changed clothes she was putting some stuff in Joe’s van while David walked over to say goodbye. He gave us all hugs and was really appreciative of our support. He asked if we had a good time over the past few days. I said spending Erica’s birthday with her was the highlight. Erica came right over and he said “she is special isn’t she” she hugged him saying they’re ready to go. She thanked us all for coming and was so sweet. She super hugged Maria and Luke then came over to me. She super hugged me and said “you’re going to do great things, I know it” while hugging then after she pulled away she said everything will fall into place and will work itself out. I thanked her for everything she’d done for us over the past few days and she said “well who wouldn’t, you guys have been wonderful”. I said we’re gonna keep these memories forever and she said so would she! She then super hugged Anna. We said our final goodbyes and watched them leave. We walked back to the hotel room in awe.
Salvo came back to take pictures and David Wellington offered to take the picture. He directed the whole thing, it was awesome. He was telling us where to stand and to switch in certain places. It was awesome.
When we were done, we went back to our table where Erica was sitting and asked her to sign our cover papers. She took my first. She asked how to spell my name and wasn’t sure whether to put Jen, Jennifer, or Jenny… She picked Jennifer but she spelled it with “fir”. She was like dammit and ran back to Melanie’s trailer to get another one, it was funny. She brought back a new one and rewrote it.
She then wrote Anna’s out.
David came back and Erica asked him about something that she said he had to wait until June 22 to tell her, so they walked over by the food truck to talk about whatever that was meanwhile we were taking pictures flailing with Erica in the background. Erica talked with him for a little while...
and then went into Melanie’s trailer. David came over to pick up the script he left at our table (the season finale!!).
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Written by @Jennifer_Lynn89
Me, Anna, and Maria left for the curb around 10am, Jules and her mom were already there. When we walked around the corner on our way to the curb, Corey was driving by and turned around into a parking lot just to talk to us! We talked for a little while and he said he’d come by and see us later. As he pulled away, we saw Luke also walking to the curb. We all sat down for a few minutes before spotting Nadia and Tiffany already on the set side talking to David. Again, w never wanted to go over without being invited first. Luke was the brave one and walked over there. He asked if the rest of us could come over too. After a few minutes, Luke called us over and we crossed the street. David stood up and greeted us. We talked for a few minutes and we went to our usual table. We were only there a few minutes when June (the craft services lady) kind of yelled at us for sitting at the “crew table” she said it “wasn’t cool” that we took their seat at lunch time the day before. We were taken aback but stayed there anyway. Melanie stopped over and asked how we were doing. And we asked if we were allowed to sit here because we got in trouble. She asked by who and we told her the craft service lady. She rolled her eyes and said, no you guys are fine, relax and make yourselves comfortable. After a few more minutes, June came over and asked if we could get off and make room for crew, we quickly scooted off to a curb which was within arms length of the table lol She mumbled about there being “tables across the street” that we could sit at and “idk why people come here and idolize tv actors”. We felt terrible. June got up for a minute and right after, Salvo came over to Melanie and said he was off for the day but was gonna interview Erica and Wendy for an online union magazine. Melanie said we could sit at the table, but we said we’re fine on the curb. June came back over and taped a sign on the table saying “crew only” (insert eye roll). We felt even worse. A few minutes later, Huse stopped by to say a quick hello. While sitting there, June began to talk to us a little and understand why we were there. She must have been warming up to us. After a little while of talking with her, Erica walked by us from the set towards the trailers and asked us how we were doing. As soon as she left, Joe (the grip guy) came over and asked who wants to see Rookie Blue? We all got up and went. We walked past the trailers and over to the other side. We saw the entire Rookie Blue set and walked around. We also saw some of the extra Saving Hope sets and Alex’s apartment. We walked back to our table and sat on the curb next to the table again. The lady was still there, but she talked to us some more. As we were sitting there, Shanks came out of the set dressed in his hospital gown and headed for his trailer. Daniel and his dog (Cooper) went in. Daniel came back out after a while and talked to us about how his dog liked vegetables. After sitting there a while Shanks came back out to say goodbye since he was done for the day. He talked to us for about 10 minutes.
After that, Joe came over to talk to us. He saw the “crew only” sign and asked who put it there. He is such a sweetheart. We said the craft services lady and he rolled his eyes with a smile, pulled it off and crinkled it up. Joe is awesome. While talking to Joe, Glenda and Joseph walked by. Glenda asked if we had sunscreen and that she had some in her car if we needed it! haha Then after talking to Joe for a little while longer, he said that they’re all going to lunch and that we should go eat as well since nothing will be happening for an hour. We all got up and headed out but on our way we saw Erica and David coming from the trailers. Erica ran over and asked if we were leaving already and we said no, just going to eat. She came over to us and recommended the restaurant around the corner. Nadia and Tiffany wanted to go to McDonalds. Joe was going to drive the McDonalds group there, so Nadia and Tiffany went with him. Me, Anna, Maria, and Luke all walked around behind the trailers to the food place. After lunch we walked back to the set from in front of the trailers and saw Joe talking to a fellow driver guy (we saw him numerous times in March). Joe motioned for us to come over. He introduced us to the driver and talked for a little while. He brought up June and said Erica and David were made aware of the situation and Erica felt really bad about it. He said it’s all been cleared up and we’re fine. He called us “guests of Erica” (omg). He asked Anna to show Joe Moose to the other driver and he loved it. Joe gave us all a hug and we headed back to the table. When we got back, Salvo and a writer, Adam, were sitting at our table and welcomed us over with open arms. Someone had to have said something to someone because everyone was really really friendly. Before, it was like we were sitting there co-existing with the everyone, now it was like we were included and one of them, everyone was incredibly welcoming and talkative. After we just sat down, a crew guy was walking into the set and directly told us it is fine for us to sit there and not to let anyone tell us otherwise. Clearly Erica spread the word that we were cool. After we met Adam, he got up and left. Erica was walking by and said “yay you got to meet Adam!” We talked with Salvo for a long time and laughed SO much! He told us about the blooper of him running to the door in his first scene with Erica. Anna brought it up on her ipad and we all watched the scene together laughing. He said how Erica is always super happy and positive all the time, even when they have to come in at 4am. He called himself a grumpy carebear / grumpy pants Lol He also told us about the theme song he and Daniel made up for the show. Hilarious. While we were sitting there, we tweeted him so show him who we were on twitter. When he saw Anna’s he said “hey I know you! You’re really nice to me!“. I asked him if he had interviewed Erica yet, he said he hadn’t. Wendy was walking towards her trailer and Salvo got up to go interview her. After that Corey came over to sit with us and talked for a while. Some time after that, Daniel walked over with Wendy and introduced us to her. She is so soft spoken and incredibly friendly!! Joe (the grip guy) came over and talked to us for a long while. Everyone was rotating in that table seat! He was quizzing us on Canadian history LOL We actually heard that Rookie Blue was renewed as he was standing there, he heard it in his earpiece and took us right then (So cool!!). Erica came over to the table and spent about 15 minutes sitting and talking with us. We talked about her other projects and movies, and absolutely everything! She was called back to work and then David Wellington came over to sit with us and talk. He mentioned the fan video again. I asked if he’d ever worked with Erica before, he said he hasn’t, but loves her! We asked to get a picture with him and he said lets get it some place cool. He took us to the hair and makeup trailer to get our picture taken.
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- Current Mood: annoyed
Steve (the director of photography) came over to talk for a little while. We returned to our table and Erica changed back into scrubs and walked past us to get on set. She gave us a smile. Corey now came over to talk! He said “you guys have upgraded from the curb!” haha We talked to him for a while about curb girls, and where he watches the show. Maria said she was gonna get a stuffed animal and name it after him lol Michael walked out and ripped off his hospital bracelet and handed it right to me!!! He kept walking saying he‘ll get more!!
The ice cream man came over to talk to us for a little while. Adorable! David came over and talked to us and asked if we’re having fun. Joe brought more water over. Michael walked back out and threw another bracelet into the crowd, Tiffany caught it. I yelled that he should have given it to Anna, he said he’d bring more lol Erica was in there for a while, so we were like “we should do something when she comes out!” Someone suggested yelling happy birthday! It was decided! While we waited some more, Michael came out and it distracted us from Erica coming out and we were all “awww!!” and she was like “what?” and we said how we wanted to surprise yell Happy birthday! And she was like “oh, well I’ll go to the bathroom and come back!” and we were like “ok, act surprised!” haha then after a little while, Erica came walking back with Michael and she yelled “ok I’m ready!” and we yelled Happy Birthday!! And she jumped around saying “Oh my gosh you guys, I was so surprised!!!” It was HILARIOUS!! After some time, Erica came out and went to change into normal clothes again because she and David were getting ready to leave. They came over to talk and say goodbye for the day. Erica hugged Jules since she had plans to go Niagara with her mom around noon and might not see her tomorrow, she told the rest of us she’ll see us tomorrow! Michael then brought out a ton of bracelets and handed them out lol
He said he’ll be back after this scene to take pictures. While we were waiting it started getting really dark out began to rain. We all huddled in this one covered area next to the set.
Some guy ushered us in so we didn’t have to be outside. So nice! There we talked to some crew members like Joe (the grip guy, not Joe the driver). He asked if we watched Rookie Blue, most of the group does, and he said he’ll take us over to their set tomorrow (Anna nearly fainted!) After talking for a while about random things. Michael finally finished shooting and said he just has to change and he’ll be right back. We talked a little while longer and Michael came back for pics!
After he left, it was really raining out. We were going to wait a little while until it slowed down but Barry offered us a ride back to our hotel (how could we refuse?) He said “I know Joe is your driver but he always left, Ralph will take you back” (Joe is our driver.. What now???) Ralph dropped us off at our hotel and it was another ending to a PERFECT day!!
THE END!! Thanks SO much for reading! Until the next time <3
- Current Location: United States, Pennsylvania, Stillwater
- Current Mood: accomplished
He even took a picture of our group and tweeted it later in the day! Moments later, Erica, in her scrubs, brought over a bunch of water bottles for us, as many as she could carry! Then some time after that, it was lunch time and Erica brought out birthday ice cream cake for us!! (HER birthday cake… we died again, seriously is this real???) She brought out 4 bowls with 2 spoons in each saying it was all she could salvage lol
She said she’s going to change back into her regular clothes, then give us an inside set tour! She asked if Anna and I would be interested since we already walked around… is she serious?? Lol When she came back, we dropped everything and followed her in. We walked all around the set and saw more rooms than the first time. When we got to the room with Shanks’ bed, Maria wanted to touch it and Erica encouraged it, saying there’s Shanks sweat on it! Hahaha! When we went into the room where surgeries are done, Erica said she loves working with the fake blood and guts. She said sometimes they switch out the fake person with the real one without her knowing and she goes to touch the stuff and she’s like shiiiit! LOL We then walked through Huse’s office and looked at all the detail that goes into each set. When we were leaving the office a guy was walking past and hugged Erica wishing her a happy birthday, we then asked if she knew Alex’s birthday. She didn’t lol Then we went to the fake café area where the elevators were. We all went in the elevator together and she said how it shakes like a real elevator during scenes even though it never moves. When we all exited the elevator, she pointed out the hand sanitizer told us we could get some! We all went over and she laughed! So cool! While we were walking away from that area, someone mentioned something about tan arms or red arms and Erica said something about harvesting in three hills hahaha As we made our way out to the main doorway, we stood and talked a little there then an ice cream truck pulled up!
Erica got so excited! She ran over to it and was like “yay ice cream on my birthday!! I always have him play the music!” (ADORBS!). She said because we’ve been so kind and given her so much that she wanted to get us something! (She ordered an ice cream truck to the set for us and distracted us from the table with a set tour so she could surprise us with it… WHAT IS AIR???) While he was setting up, we were free to talk to Erica about anything we wanted! I asked about the stunts in Sophie and Anna asked if she got the flowers we ordered, she said she did and thanked us!
Erica ordered a vanilla milkshake with sliced bananas! (I hate milkshakes, but that’s now my new favorite!!) As we were getting our slushies,
Erica said she had to go get ready again but will be back later. (she spent her entire lunch break with us!!! omg!!)
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- Current Location:United States, Pennsylvania, Stillwater
- Current Mood: hopeful
We all took pictures with just Erica and David.
and then Maria and Jules also gave Erica her birthday cards. She turned to me and Anna and thanked as since we also signed Maria’s card.
While David was still talking to Nadia, Luke, and Tiffany,
Joe came over and took pics with the rest of us.
After a ton of pictures and chats with everyone, Erica had to go get ready, but said she’d be back later. We all camped out at the table totally ecstatic!
Michael Shanks passed by quickly and said hi.
He did this frequently throughout the day (he was pretty busy!)
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- Current Location:United States, Pennsylvania, Stillwater
- Current Mood: confused
Written by @Jennifer_Lynn89
Me, Anna, and Maria arrived at the curb around 10:30am, with our donuts and muffins.
Jules was already there with her mom. Melanie waved to us. Nadia, Tiffany, and Luke walked right across and onto the picnic table (we chose to wait until we were invited over). saw Erica sitting with them and they gave her their birthday gifts. We saw Joe pass a birthday card around for some crew members to sign for Erica.
As we were sitting there, we were signing our own cards and passing them around to each other.
We saw “Michael” walk by in his tux, then a few minutes later we saw him walk by again in a hospital gown! We found out the first guy was his body double.
Erica finally got up and walked towards her trailer carrying their gifts. She waved to us, went to talk to Joe then proceeded to take the gifts to her trailer.
Shortly after, Joe walked over to us and asked how we’re doing then offered to take us over! While walking over, Erica and David (her husband) were standing by Joe’s car, Anna said hi to David. We then sat at the same table as Nadia, Luke, and Tiffany. Joe brought water over when we sat down.
While sitting there, Huse came over to say hi and talked briefly. A few minutes later Erica and David came over and Erica said it was picture time!
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- Current Location:United States, Pennsylvania, Stillwater
- Current Mood: tired
(Written by @Jennifer_Lynn89)
Our bus arrived in Toronto around 11am, got our cab to Mississauga, freshened up at the hotel and headed for the curb! Me, Anna, and Maria got to the curb around 1pm. Immediately got a wave from Joe on our way there (he was sitting with tiffany and nadia at the picnic table on the set side). We stayed on the curb for a while and got a few looks and waves. Some guy we never met drove over to us and asked who we were here to see. Anna said we were here back in March and he said, yeah I remember. Then he asked where we were from and Anna said Pennsylvania and he said, oh yeah that’s right! He then mentioned that maybe he could get us closer then drove off. Jules parked her car behind us and joined our curb. Shortly after, Joe drove over to us and talked for a long time. We asked if he got our thank you card, he said he loved it and the pictures. Anna showed him her sock moose named Joe. We talked about everything from Erica, to the show, to sports, to food locations. We also talked about our last trip in March a little. He told us the cast is currently doing a table read until 2:30pm. Around 2pm, he left to go wait for Erica at the table read. We continued sitting on the curb and were in the middle of taking pictures of each other when Joe drove up with Erica in the passenger seat!! We were shocked! She was on the phone, but put them on hold to say hi to us and say she’ll talk to us later!
After that, Nadia (@nadiacosta)and Tiffany (@tgrimsley81) came over to the curb after eating, talked for a little bit then went on the set side and into Joe’s car for air conditioning. After they left, Huse saw us and waved, looked around then quickly ran over to the curb to properly say hi. He asked each of us our names and shook out hands (he recognized Anna and I from March and twitter!). We saw Julia walk by and she waved and said she’d talk to us later.
Corey came over next and talked for a long while. He asked us if we’ve seen everybody and we said not Michael. Corey said he already left after the table read. We each took a picture with him and he was SO nice about everything.
Corey left but almost immediately came back with Ben. He was really funny and they joked around with each other. We took a picture with him too.
Shortly after, David Wellington parked his car near us and said “which one of you is Anna?“ then he walked over. He said Corey told him we were out there. After introductions he told us to hold on then walked across the street. After a few minutes, he signaled for us to come over. We walked across and Erica was sitting at a picnic table with Julia. He said to have a seat and hang out with the girls! Erica got up and walked over to us. We were too shocked to say anything. She first walked over to me and said “hey! I remember you” and hugged me. Then she hugged Anna saying something (I forgot what!) and Maria saying “I know you, you came from California!“. When she turned to Jules she said “Now I don‘t know this one” but Jules introduced herself and got a hug as well. We followed her over to the table where Julia was sitting. We all sat down and talked and talked…. And talked! About graduating, travel, Disney World, Hawaii trips, LA… and more! Nadia and Tiffany were in Joe’s car, but came over once they saw us hanging with them. After talking some more with both Erica and Julia, Julia said she better go get ready to film and got up. We talked with Erica more and many cast and crew passed by. Ilana Frank walked over and introduced herself to us. She asked Erica if she wanted to leave together and if she’d want to go running later. Barry walked over and talked to us for a little. Daniel came over and talked to us as well. Erica mentioned the curb girls and Daniel said he saw the video. While Daniel was there, Melanie came over to talk to me and Anna. She thanked us for the cards and hugged us both. After they left, a lady brought over watermelon for us and Erica touched each one with her bare hands! She got up and offered us “pop”!! (YES she said pop!!! I died) It was awesome! A little while after, Erica had to leave because Ilana wanted to go. Erica left saying “tomorrow, you’ll be here yes?” and we were like, absolutely! And she said “good, its gonna be a party!!!” (adorbs!) then she said to enjoy the shade, relax, have fun and she’ll see us tomorrow for her birthday!! (what is air) After she left we just stayed there and various cast and crew walked by us and said hi or smiled.
Eventually Daniel came back out of the makeup and hair trailer and walked over to us to take pictures.
A little while later we asked Barry if he could take our picture at the table and he did. We then headed back to the hotel!
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- Current Location:Mississauga
- Current Mood: drained
We left the hotel around four and walked to the studios. We saw who we thought was her husband sitting near the trailers (turned out to be her driver). We did not know what to do so we sat on a curb that gave us an across the street view of the trailers. Erica was the first one we saw, wearing a blue blouse and black pants with her hair bouncing in a cute ponytail. She went to her trailer and later came back inside. We waited and took pictures of random people on set and the crew. She came back out and went back to her trailer. She reappeared in scrubs among several people. She was called onto set, and screamed, “Oh my God, I’m late,“ and ran onto set. A Julia Taylor-Ross was reading lines with Daniel Gilles. He went for a walk with his dog. People looked at us. One actress pointed our way.
It was getting really cold, and we saw someone carry Erica’s lab coat onto set. We were sitting in the freezing cold, and Michael Shanks came out in a black suit and looked right at us. He continued on to his trailer. He came out multiple times on his cell phone.
One of the crew saw us waiting, and came over to ask us if we were there for the show, and who we were fans of. We showed her our hoodies, and she asked if we made them. We told her about Priya’s design. And she asked where we were from. Told her about being from Pennsylvania, and having two hours of sleep to come on our spring break to Canada (8 hour bus ride). She thought it was awesome and she told us that she was going to tell Erica we were out there to see if she could come out.
We waited for awhile, saw Michael Shanks come out again, and Daniel Gilles walking his Labrador in his scrubs. The crew member came out again and told us that we were going IN in 10 minutes. We had no idea that we could be invited in. So after awhile, she came to get us, we walked across the road to the set and trailers. We walked though a big open doorway and into the warehouse. There was a “warehouse” like space with a huge wall separating the set from this space and a door with a red blinking light above it.
The woman led us to the door and was really friendly. She asked us if we had ever been on a set before, and we said no. She told us we had to be silent while filming. She then asked if we ever met Erica before, Jen said she had years ago and I said no. She went on to say how sweet Erica is. When they called cut, the buzzer went off and we walked inside to the hospital entrance set. There was a sign-in desk and a ton of hospital props around. It was completely silent because they were in-between scenes, and was filled with extras dressed up as doctors and nurses. You could see the patient waiting room set with some extras sitting there. Tv screens with “Hope Zion” were on the walls. Melanie led us behind the wall of the room they were filming in while they did another take. We could hear some voices but couldn’t make out anything. We just stood there looking around trying to take in everything and memorize every single detail. Once the scene was finished, Melanie led us over closer to the set where they were just filming in and said we could see better here, then she walked away for a minute. We looked over to the set and Erica was standing right there about 10 feet away, staring at us! We weren’t close enough to say anything, but we just stared at each other for a few seconds before we retreated back behind the wall because we didn’t know what else to do haha. Right after that, Melanie came over to us and said “oh! Here she is, come on guys!”. So we slowly walked backed over and Erica said she heard a lot about us and that we came a long way to see her. She asked us our names and shook our hands. She then asked us if we were in high school, we said no we’re in college. As she was talking to us they were taking her mic off and removing props from her pockets. SHE WAS AWESOME, and completely gorgeous in her grey-blue scrubs.
Somehow we moved over by Melanie and Erica asked if she could show us around set, before Melanie had a chance to answer, Erica excitedly said “Let’s go!!“ and we were off! We complimented Erica and said he saw everything she’s done and she replied with “oh no!” (hahaha). I also told her that she has a huge online fan base and everyone’s really proud of her and excited for the show. We first walked down a hallway coming off of the sign-in room we were just in. Erica informed us that she just shot a scene in that hallway. She then pointed to our right and showed us the room they were just filming in. She also pointed out the director who was in there. As we walked by, they were blocking for the next scene which she said she wasn’t going to be in. Connected to that room was a tiny electrical room with tv screens. That’s where they view the footage they had just filmed. Across the hall was a small room with directors chairs setup in a semi circle. Erica said that’s where the cast sits and goes over lines while they’re prepping scenes for filming. She then took us to the room where Michael Shanks’ bed was and she said that they’re lucky because they get to use all real hospital equipment. Went left that room and began walking down the hallway again. When walking down Erica tripped over a cord then pointed to it and said “don’t trip over that” (LOL). She told us that she researched the part by watching real hospital surgeries, and said she felt really ’inadequate’ since she’s just a face saying the words and they’re actually helping people. She led us through another tight hallway and up some stairs to a hallway of fake doctor’s offices and said that if we watched (hahaha IF??) this summer that we would get to see some fancy scenes in there. Jen asked her about her hours that she has to work, and Erica replied that she works between 12 and 16 hours on set each day and some mornings she had to wake up as early as 4:30am. We told her we woke up at 4:30am that morning too, she laughed. She dove right into what her schedule was like on Smallville (Monday- Friday, different hours) while saying that Tom was just there all the time. After walking down a ramp, we looped back around to the other side of the warehouse where we first came in. There was an ambulance parked there and giant backdrops of the city. As we were walking around all we could say was wow and Erica thought it was because of the huge set and we told her no, it’s the fact that SHE’S giving us a tour!! She joked around with us, and was completely herself. MADE OF PURE AWESOME. We walked back around to the sign-in desk set again and Jen asked if Erica could sign our hooides. She was more than happy to! She signed both of our hoodies personally and asked how to spell our names. She said a crew member spells Jennifer, “Jennifur” and Anna was also her grandmother’s name. As she was signing she was asking about school again and says she wished she had went to school. After she signed our hoodies, Jen asked if we could get a picture with her, she replied with “of course! Lets find some place cool to take it!”. She waked back through the original hallway and asked a crew member if he’d take a picture of us. He said he knows someplace really awesome. Erica ran after him excitedly saying “where are we going?!”. We went up some stairs and entered a brand new set that Erica’s never seen before! It was one of those rooms that overlook the operating room. They were actually filming below while we were in there! Erica was in awe and was so excited to see a set that was new to her. While she was taking a picture with us, she wrapped her arms around us, and said that she hoped we wouldn’t get yelled at. That this was about “the love”. We stood in front of the glass and the crew member took 3 pictures of us (you could see them filming behind us!!!)
We then walked down the stairs and one of the actresses (Julia) called Erica over to ask her a question. While Erica was talking, crew members began to approach us asking about our hoodies and our story. They asked us where we were from, and how we knew that Saving Hope was filming. We told them that we follow everything Erica does, and they wanted to know why our hoodies said, “Proud Durancer” and Erica proudly said that “because that’s my last name!!“. It was ADORABLE. She was so flattered. They all LOVED our hooies and everyone wanted one. When I mentioned about how I was a fan of Rookie Blue, they offered to take us over there for a set tour as well! Even one of the crew members was talking about Missy Peregrym!
After that we headed back out the way we came and Erica was saying how all these amazing roles keep landing in her lap. Jen reassured her that she deserves every role she gets and is really talented. She escorted us out of the building, where we ended up at catering. She asked us if we were hungry and we couldn’t even remember the last time we ate. She immediately began picking up everything she could and put it on plates. As she was packing the food she asked us about the city and we said when we first got there we couldn’t hail a cab and she laughed and thought it was cute. She said we hasn’t seen her family in a while and hasn’t been able to take care of anyone, so she was happy to take care of us. She went up to the catering truck and asked for saran to wrap our food with….SHE PACKED US SAVING HOPE SET FOOD!!! On her way out of the truck she grabbed 2 bags of Doritos saying she got us these because they’re her favorite (TOO CUTE!)
She then asked us what our plans were for the rest of the week and if we were going to visit the city. We told her that the cabs were too expensive, and that we had planned to sit at the set all week anyway. She said that if we had nothing else to do or that if we were bored the next day, that she would ask her bosses if we could hang around set. WE FREAKED. She said she come by anytime tomorrow and she’ll have people looking out for us.
Next she asked us where we were staying, and we told her right around the block. She told us to hold on and walked away for a minute. As we were standing there a crew member walked over to us and said we could help ourselves to the coolers and take any drink we waned. Erica came back saying that her driver would take back to our hotel! As we were walking to the van where her driver was waiting, we ran into her husband and stepson! She introduced us to David and little David. David was extremely friendly and supportive. All smiles, he shook our hands while she explained to him our story. He said he loved our hoodies, and the support. We even got to shake hands with little David. HE’S A CHARMER. She walked us to the van and we got in. The driver rolled down the window and Erica waved excitedly saying “get a good nights rest, sleep in and see you tomorrow!!”.
As we were pulling away, Erica shared a rather tender moment with her family. It was sweet. She had just told us that she hadn’t seen her family in awhile, and we got to witness their being reunited.
Her driver was extremely friendly. He looked like David from afar. As he was taking us to our hotel, he asked where we were from and how we knew about SH. He loved that we were so supportive of Erica, and he said that when we come back the next day they would have something special planned for us. When we arrived to our hotel, the driver actually got out of the van and opened the doors for us! We got our and shook us hand. He was so incredibly nice and told us to get some rest and that he’ll see us tomorrow. We went up to our room and FREAKED OUT!!!!
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