How ‘Fuller House’ Final Episodes Deal With the Missing Aunt Becky Character
If you’re a fan of the show(s), you know that one of the key members of the cast would not be able to film this final season of the show. We’re talking about Lori Loughlin, who we know and love as the character Aunt Becky.
In case you don’t already know, Loughlin, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying to guarantee their daughters’ admission into the University of Southern California. Rick Singer, the ring leader of the college admissions scandal, helped them pretend that their daughters were being recruited for the crew team.
Loughlin and Giannulli pled innocent for over a year, but on March 22, 2020, they changed their tune. Now, they are pleading guilty.
You might be wondering how the series would address the fact that Aunt Becky was missing. Beware: spoilers ahead.
In the final season, Uncle Jesse, who is played by John Stamos, is talking about how he and Becky’s adopted daughter, Pamela, was bit by someone and he wants to find out who did it so she can bite him or her back.
DJ Tanner-Fuller, who is played by Candace Cameron-Bure, asks her uncle, “You don’t think that maybe you should run this by Aunt Becky?”
Wait for it. This is where Uncle Jesse reveals the excuse the show’s writers made up to explain why Aunt Becky is nowhere to be seen, even when her nieces are getting married.
Uncle Jesse responds, “Aunt Becky is in Nebraska, helping out her mother. I don’t want to bother her with such a tiny little thing like this.” And, that’s the last we hear of Aunt Becky.
Over a year ago, back in May 2019, when the cast assembled for the first time for a table read of the final season, Loughlin’s absence was felt, and she was definitely missed. Andrea Barber, who plays Kimmy Gibbler, told US Weekly, “We loved every single time she came on the set, so we have definitely felt her absence this season.” She added, “We wish it wasn’t that way, and we wish she could be here because it definitely feels like there’s a hole in our hearts and a hole on our set.”
What do you think of the show’s excuse for Aunt Becky’s absence from the series?