In Plain Sight Scoop: Who's Mary's Baby Daddy?

This Just In: In Plain Sight‘s Mary McCormack is pregnant — and so is Mary Shannon!

A USA Network rep has confirmed that the actress’ real-life pregnancy will be woven into her character’s storyline during the show’s upcoming fourth season.

“Over the course of Season 4, we’ll see how Mary’s pregnancy will affect her job, her complex relationships with her partner, her sister and ultimately, with the father of her child — which is the big reveal,” the cabler teased in a press release. “Stay tuned this summer for the twists and turns leading up to the big secret in Mary’s life.”

Given how season 3 ended, I’m going to go out on a limb and declare FBI Agent Farber (Steven Weber) the probable dad-to-be. Who’s with me?

This will be the third child for McCormack and her producer-hubby Michael Morris.

In Plain Sight‘s fourth season kicks off Sunday, May 1 at 10/9c.

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55 Comments
  1. jen says:

    i think you might be right about agent farber being the baby daddy. but i would love it if it were marshall’s baby (he is totally inlove with her )

    • Garnet_and_Gold47 says:

      i would love it were marshall’s baby! the partner relationship is so compelling. im rooting for them :D

    • Rockki45 says:

      Well in one of the episodes she slept with her ex husband, so it would make sense that he would be the onscreen Daddy. I forget who played the ex though.

      • fiberlicious says:

        Who the heck is Mary’s ex-husband?????? I can’t find a name anywhere. The most recent synopsis says that Mary is taken aback by the return of her ex-husband, but I didn’t see anything resembling that on the episode. HALP – MY BRAIN IS MELTING!

      • DacyK says:

        She was showing symptoms before she slept with the Ex.

  2. kat says:

    I hope to god that it’s not Faber. I have never been so irritated by a fictional character, and I found Mary’s relationship with him to be so completely out of character for her as to be laughable. Unless they make him into a deadbeat dad who’s never around, making him such a big factor in Mary’s life would pretty much turn me off the show for good.

    • Jamie says:

      I have to agree. That character Faber has irritated me from the moment he showed up and I don’t even think Mary likes him. She is acting like she has to have a man in her life to make her happy and it’s not like her at all. He aggravates her but she finds him attractive?

      We respect her character because she’s strong and NOT the type of woman who NEEDS a man in her life. This relationship with Faber is turning her into THAT type of woman. It makes her seem weak. I hate the thought of Faber being around because of a pregnancy and it being HIS baby. That would be just flat out annoying and she would end up realizing how much of a mistake he was to even have in her life.

      I don’t see them making it Marshall’s kid, just because that would throw off the dynamic of the UST between the two and how perfect they really are for one another. They would rather not point that out unless the show was ending, if even then. Since most shows try to avoid that type of obviousness because they would rather drag it out until they either HAVE to approach it or they ignore it completely no matter what happens.

      The only other person I could see it being is Raph’s. Considering how in and out they always were, I could see him being the logical choice, unless they are deliberately trying to irritate the fans by making it Faber.

      It’s too much of a joke when they make the fathers in shows a guessing game and makes the characters seem more shallow. This is just reminding me too much of “Who’s the father of Rachel’s baby” on Friends and that whole thing was almost laughable as well as flat out irritating.

  3. sno says:

    “Over the course of Season 4, we’ll see how Mary’s pregnancy will affect her job, her complex relationships with her partner, her sister and ultimately, with the father of her child — which is the big reveal,”

    By the way they write it doesn’t sounds like its Marshall, since it affects the relationships with her partner (Marshall) and ultimately the father of her child.

    Too bad, I would like to see Mary and Marshall :\

  4. Tom says:

    I hope to God it is not Faber-His character is so irritating, but unless they introduce somebody else,it.will be him. It is not going to be Marshall, and don’t think with her issues he needs that relationship.

    • Bk says:

      Is Faber the guy she used to be married to? Him ? That very short,wimpy whiny guy ?( no offense to the actor) but really!! Couldn’t they @ least found someone dynamic or edgy? It’s has to be that this actor knows someone & asked for a favor- I can’t see any other reason they would pick someone who isnt even close to matching “Mary” in strength let alone height:)

  5. Mikaylah says:

    It will probably be Faber, which is unfortunate, but obviously they could have chosen NOT to write it in so I’ve got to have some faith they have an idea of what they are doing. I love the idea of Mary and Marshall though, and I hope they still stand a chance.

  6. steve says:

    depending how far along prregancy she is will determine who it is imho. Agent farber would be my guess but if he is i hope they dont maker steven a series reg hope he isnt around at all as to me him/mary seemed so out of character for mary.

  7. xav says:

    Ugh, what a nightmare. Mary Shannon, you were my idol! Now you’re PREGNANT? Betraying your identity or what.

    • DotDotDot says:

      Mary Shannon is a fictional character. The real Mary has every right to have a kid if she wants to.

    • stelablue22 says:

      Jesus Christ! It’s not like being pregnant makes you a big loser… she can still be a strong woman and a mother, they are not mutually exclusive, lol.

  8. znachki says:

    The logical choice seems to be Mike Faber – it is Faber btw – not Farber. I suppose it’s possible that it’s someone they will inroduce at the beginning of the season, or it could be her ex Raphael.

    I’m most interesed in seeing how Marshal Marshall Mann will cope with it all.

    • Ashley says:

      Ugh, I hope it’s not Rafe’s baby! He was such a dull character…

      • Ace says:

        I’d rather it be Rafael’s baby than Faber’s, but obviously I’d be much, MUCH happier if the baby were the product of a previously unmentioned fling with Marshall. I don’t want the baby to be another roadblock keeping those two apart. They have enough obstacles already.

      • susja adair says:

        I would love for Rafe to be the baby’s daddy, because he’s a hunk! However, if not him someone besides Faber & Marshall (love you Marshall) he will be devoted to Mary and the child.

        • Susja Adair says:

          Correction: I would love it if they choose someone not dopey-looking or acting that will be devoted to Mary and the baby.

    • amit says:

      I agree that Marshall and Mary’s relationship is interesting – but it hopefully will NOT turn romantic, because even though he is the only person she really trusts, she does’t seem to have any loving feelings toward him.
      And if the dad will turn out to be Faber, I hope he’ll be around. Mary’s fictional dad wasn’t around and it would be sad for her to repeat that with her fictional child

  9. teniba says:

    the fact that it would be marshall doesn’t means that there will be a relationship… people forget that sometimes people have akid but do not get into a relationship!

  10. Jena says:

    I also hope it’s not Farber’s baby. He was just too creepy for me.

  11. maggie says:

    Please let it be either Marshall or Rafe, not Faber.

  12. yoyo says:

    It’s someone who has been mentioned on the show, but not seen before. He’ll be seen in one of the first episodes.

  13. Burgess says:

    I love Steven Weber and while Faber has an annoying personality, duh…anyone seen Mary’s personality lately. I think it would make for some seriously heavy & funny episodes. They clash but there is a chemistry there too. I think it’s definitely Faber who’s the daddy. Can’t be Marshall no matter how much we’d like it. They are just too different for anything to work there. As for Rafe, don’t think it would make for as much “must see TV” as they say. Just my .02!

    • Beth says:

      I agree. I want it to be Faber and I want Steven Weber to recur this season or even become a regular. They had great chemistry, especially in his last episode. When he gave her that quick kiss at the door, it was just right. She seemed amused and maybe interested at the same time. But there was certainly chemistry. I really hope he comes back.

  14. Patty Fox says:

    Farber??? Noooooooooooooo!!!

  15. Trish says:

    Everyone is guessing Faber but how will that be a “big reveal”? They were on vacation together at the end of the season. What if it’s her sister’s on-again/ off-again boyfriend. I’ve always liked him from the west wing and his and Mary mccormack’s character were together on the west wing! That’s my guess! Though I hope it’s somehow Marshal! :)

    • Trish says:

      Since the article also said her role with her sister will be tested, I really think it is her sister’s boyfriend!

    • Rae says:

      Yeah-
      Faber seems too obvious for a big reveal.
      other Options: Marshall (although everyone’s fave… seems brotherly to me), Raph, someone new that we don’t know, sister’s boyfriend (really don’t see that happening… but you never know), or some other character that we know but wouldn’t expect… like the cop (the detective?) or her boss… :D (ok maybe not)

  16. Judy says:

    Sounds like they ruined the show with this storyline.

  17. octoberbaby says:

    I hope that it is Christian De La Fuente’s character, I liked him and he is the reason I started watching the show.

  18. Mary says:

    Awhile ago, a few people asked Mary McCormack on Twitter if Steven Weber would be back on this season and her response was no. Doesn’t mean the baby couldn’t be Faber’s, but I hope that’s a good sign. He definitely wasn’t my favorite character.

  19. Juke Early says:

    I wish Mary the best with her new child. But I hope she has better medical advice & care with it than the butcher who messed up a beautiful woman’s face. What a rotten world that drives these women to succumb to so called cosmetic surgeons to keep working. Those “doctors” got their degrees from the Mengele School of Medicine & should be tried, convicted & executed for their crimes against women.

  20. Ward says:

    How come nobody is guessing Stan?

  21. Emily says:

    Why do the best characters ALWAYS get ruined…It was too good to be true with Mary I guess… I swear if Faber’s the dad I’ll probably puke..I hate his character so much, he pisses me off in every possible way.

  22. Nerdista says:

    I do love this show, but man, if she does not stop messing with her lips I don’t think I’ll be able to watch anymore. They are very distracting!

  23. Jason says:

    I can confirm that it is not Faber. The poster of above me was right. It is someone who was mentioned on the show before but never shown. The dad will be introduced in the first few episodes.

  24. Jem says:

    I hope those who are saying it is not Faber’s kid are correct cause that would suck badly…. unless Faber dies. I’d prefer it be Raph’s or Marshall’s (but we know the latter will not happen – at least not until the final season – its rare that the leads are put together before the finale season).

  25. quina says:

    i wish it was marshell

  26. Grace says:

    JESUS, WHY CAN’T MARY AND MARSHALL JUST GET TOGETHER? THIS WAY, ALL 70% OF US IPS FANS WHO WANT THEM TO GET TOGETHER CAN STOP WASTING OUR TIME LOOKING FOR SPOILER ALERTS AND STUFF IN HOPES THAT THEY WILL GET TOGETHER! I MEAN G D IT GET TOGETHER MARY AND MARSHALL! COME ON, WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR EVER! IF MARSHALL’S NOT THE DAD…. OR IF IT DOESN’T LEAD TO MARSHALL, I’M DONE WATCHING.

  27. Grace says:

    I’ll effing puke my guts out if its faber…..

  28. Alex says:

    You know, I think it’s just some random guy she found in a bar or something. I can’t see how it could be Marshall’s. With all that obvious sexual tension the writers are putting between these two (okay, maybe it’s just Marshall making puppy-dog eyes at Mary, but whatever) I can’t imagine why they would write in a random fling between the two. The writers would milk that for all it’s worth. But I’m totally with everyone else: if it’s Faber’s, I will disown this show. That guy was an awful character, and not in the way that he was supposed to be.
    Anyway, yeah. My bet’s on some random dude from a drunken one-night stand.

  29. A Mary Fan says:

    Maybe that’s why the ex-husband is back. He could be the baby daddy!

  30. Anna says:

    I think its Faber too, but I think he’ll die or leave and Marshall will step up and FINALLY tell her he loves her and maybe she’ll realize he loves her?? :D

  31. Roscoe says:

    If it’s Faber I’m never watching USA again, not even for White Collar… I bet it’s Mark, the ex hubby, that’s probably why Brandi kept hinting about him… or maybe not cuz that would be too obvious. I wish it’s Marshall!!!!!!!!!!! Sorta like Booth and Brennan on Bones, bRENNAN is having Booth’s baby (woot woot!). But Bones has been going on forever, they had to do SOMETHING with all that chemistry, and IPS only has four seasons. I just wish the impossible could happen and it was Marshall. Or it’s that idiot Robert Eps, like someone said depends on how far along she is…

  32. okee says:

    So i really hope it is Marshall but chances are it won’t be just so they can drag the chemistry between them. I despise Faber and if it is his baby i don’t think i will be able to watch the show much longer unless he croaks or something. I wish Marshall would tell Mary he loves her but i can see how he would be scared because Mary would clearly push him away because she is scared of losing the one person who gets her and she knows she has a tendency to self destruct when it comes to romantic relationships. And all this talk about it being just Marshall with the feelings is bull because i saw Marys face at her engagement party and its like she was waiting for Marshall to say something. I wouldn’t mind Ralf as long as they don’t get back together, they were ill matched from the start.

  33. Kirste says:

    I love the idea of marshall and mary getting together too! I can’t wait until they find a way to straighten everything out and get those 2 together!

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