The realization that so many shows are coming to a close hit me today, and once I stopped sobbing, I realized that as we head into summer, this might be the prime time to do a little self-evaluation!
So if you’re up for it — or just counting the hours till you clock out — I invite you to take a questionnaire on Spoiler Room. Your feedback matters to me, so if you can find the time to do it, I’d appreciate it!
And if you’re not in the question ANSWERING mood, ask one! Spoilerroom@ew.com or hit me up on Twitter. See y’all next week!
‘NCIS’: FOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED
The NCIS season finale promises to be an exciting one as Gibbs and the team continue tracking the man who has posed a direct threat to the U.S. Navy in the season’s final big arc. But before we get to that, I had executive producer Gary Glasberg answer a few burning questions. (And be sure to look for more from our chat on Tuesday!)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know that last season you had top-secret so-called red pages during filming of the finale. Are there any red pages this year?
GLASBERG: Sandra, there’s a scene that the crew wasn’t even allowed to see, so we actually distributed it on the set on the very last day of filming. Very few people were aware of what was going to happen, and I think it took a lot of people by surprise.
Scott Wolf is coming back in the finale. How is he tied in to all of this?
He’s ultimately going to be needed because of information that he has. The beauty of Scott Wolf is that he’s personable and in using him as a villain this season, we’ve developed a character that had all kinds of dimension and nuance to it. He’s had a lot of fun with it. I think people are going to be really surprised by the way that he fits into this final arc.
I’ve LOVED Jamie Lee Curtis this season. Can we look forward to seeing more of her next season?
We’ll have to see. Things really climax in terms of Dr. Ryan in the final episode. She and Gibbs have some amazing scenes together. It fits into the whole arc that we’re leading up to for the end of the season. People will have to see where we go in the finale, and we’ll figure out what’s going to happen after that.
Last quick-fire question, Pauley tweeted a picture of her stunt double. Why does Abby need a stunt double in the finale?
Ah, because there’s lots of excitement that’s going to happen in the finale. I highly, highly recommend that people not miss the last two minutes of the finale.
‘GREY’S ANATOMY’: WHO’S GOING TO DIE?
The question above is probably the most asked question of the moment among spoiler addicts, and I, of course, had to pose it to Jesse Williams when we chatted earlier this week. Naturally, he couldn’t say much. But the topic did launch us into a discussion about the upcoming death versus one of the last significant fatalities’ the show has seen: George O’Malley.
“It’s a little more profound for me because I wasn’t here when George was here. I didn’t know the man. I didn’t know T.R. [Knight], I didn’t know the actor. I didn’t spend every day with him for [three years],” he said. “It’s a little bit more personal for me [now], so therefore maybe a little more emotional and sad.”
For fans, he said, who often feel attached to characters (preach!), he anticipates the loss will be just as hard. “I think that’s the real beauty of our show, that the fans get so attached to the characters. It’s going to absolutely matter,” he said. “It mattered to us. People were crying all through the table read. It’s very jarring. It’s personal in that it feels like a personal loss. It’s certainly similar.”
At least we know this: Jackson is safe!
‘NCIS: LA’ BOSS TAKES YOUR QUESTIONS!
I love being your bridge to behind the scenes access, so whenever possible, I like to take a couple of questions and post them to the fine minds behind your favorite shows. So be sure to watch my Twitter closely; you never know when I’ll randomly call for questions! This week, NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan took some of your burning questions! And as a special treat, come back Monday for an exclusive look (and scoop!) on the huge, two-hour season finale!
Anything on Deeks & Kensi’s episode next week? #NCISLA — @texmex327
SHANE BRENNAN: This is probably the funniest episode we’ve ever made in the 72 made so far — but it needed to be. The finale has its somber moments, so everyone should sit back and have a fun ride with Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen). It came about because of the crossover. We needed to free up Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) to go to Hawaii [to film], so we were looking for an episode that would have some Kensi and Deeks, and this fell perfectly into place. There’s the kiss, and there’s more to the kiss — certainly from Eric — than we anticipated. So the audience is going to have a lot of fun with this. There are a lot of funny insights and it’s a really interesting way to peek behind the curtain and see what it’s like if these two people lived together. And, I’ve gotta say, they’re not perfect when they live together…. Oh, romance is a funny thing. Who chooses to sleep on which side of the bed can cause friction.
I want to know how the undercover-marriage job will affect Deeks/Kensi “thing.” Will it change their dynamic? #NCISLA — @MissAlesig
People will have different [opinions]. Personally, I think Deeks is the one who is a little more unsettled by this and carries something into future episodes. We have the kiss, and he seems to be the one who is more affected by it than Kensi. But if you look closely, you’ll see Kensi is also affected by it.
EW: Actually, I can take this one. He’s NOT gone for good. In fact, he pops up in the season finale and shares some pretty great scenes with Callen. And the cliffhanger, teases Brennan, will have an “enormous fall-out” that will particularly affect Callen, Hetty, Granger and Sam.