Lifetime’s ‘Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, Part 4’ Has Time Jump

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Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin has been a tremendous success. Now, it is time for the final movie, The Martyr.

Moreover, after the shocking Part 3: The Murderer ending, there is a major time jump in Part 4: The Martyr. Viewers get to see how Olivia Foxworth (Jemima Rooper) turned into the monster who locked her children in the attic.

Please note there are spoilers. Therefore, if you have not seen the first three parts of Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, you will want to see them before you read on.

There Is A Time Jump In Final Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin

Quite a bit went down on Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, Part 3: The Murderer. Corrine Foxworth (Hannah Dodd) got intimate with her uncle/secret half-brother Christopher Foxworth (Callum Kerr), something that certainly rocked social media and new fans to the series based on V.C. Andrews’ books.

Also, Malcolm (Max Irons) and Olivia did away with the blackmailing housekeeper, Mrs. Steiner (Kate Mulgrew). In a shock move, the two sealed the murderous deed with a kiss over the late servant’s buried body. Talk about creepy!

Now, Hannah Dodd has explained to TVLine why this interaction is inspiring several shifts in time in the final episode of the series.

First, she acknowledged “The final episode is quite different because we have a few time jumps.” Moreover, she reveals that nothing is stopping the inevitable Gothic horror of what will happen next to the Foxworth family.

[It] is really interesting to see the aftermath of that event and everything else that happened on that night, because it was a pretty hectic night for the whole family. The thing that everybody’s been trying to prevent from happening or not want to happen has happened. So that really is the catalyst for the rest of the episode.

Those time jumps help to establish the set-up for Flowers In The Attic. This is the tale of Corrine’s

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Hannah Dowd Had To Research Novels To ‘Find Empathy’ With Corrine

Actress Hannah Dowd found herself a major challenge before she started filming this Lifetime limited series. Playing Corrine, who has an incestuous relationship with her uncle/brother is no easy feat. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to relate to this person.'”

However, she found that going to the source material, including V.C. Andrews’ books helped her. “I started reading everything and watching as much as I could just trying to understand this character.”

Ultimately, it was the show’s writers that helped her prepare to play this important role. “But when I just brought it down to our scripts and took it scene by scene, she is — up to a point — a very normal girl who’s been through some horrendous things. I didn’t think that I could relate to her, but I definitely could get behind her and have empathy for her.”

Don’t miss Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, Part4: The Martyr on Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m., Eastern on Lifetime.

Starting on Sunday, July 31, you can go to to stream this, and the vast amount of V.C. Andrews movies and limited series that Lifetime has to offer.


Georgia Makitalo

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