However, the two didn’t ultimately end up together, as Metcalfe noted in our exclusive interview with him. Still, he has always adored working with Ory.
“Meghan Ory’s great,” he said. “We first worked together on a video game adaptation called ‘Dead Rising,’ which was like a zombie apocalypse action movie. And we had a great time together.”
Interestingly, Metcalfe was tapped for “Chesapeake Shores” before Ory and ultimately helped choose her for the leading role based on his previous experience with her, he said.
However, after several years on the show — and acting as a producer without an official producer credit, per Metcalfe — his character was written off in favor of a new love interest.
“So, now, she has a new love interest on the show, and she’s gotten the opportunity to take her storyline and her character in a completely different direction,” he explained. “And I certainly hope that she’s enjoyed that.”
Metcalfe ultimately wishes Ory and the entire “Chesapeake Shores” team well at the end of the day — and appears to have made peace with his exit — but there’s still one reason he would return to play Riley again.