Happy three-day weekend, gang! Hope you enjoy these end-of-week offerings before you retreat to your caves. (Just me? Ok…)
Remember to keep sending in your questions — @EWSandraG via Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be able to knock out a few more next week and hopefully have a treat or two for loyal askers who have been waiting so patiently.
Many thanks! And I wish you a very labor-free weekend. Get some sun; I hear some people enjoy that sort of thing.
My AMA (Ask me Anything) on Parenthood isn’t as exciting as, say, one done by the President of the United States, but, hey, some could argue that Parenthood is an issue of national importance. (Some = me.) So let’s do this! AMA: Parenthood‘s new season…
I’m hoping to see more of “Coach” this season on Parenthood. Is that going to happen? — Helen
Well, in the first episode back Zeek (Coach, to you and I) is focused on helping grandson Drew bulk up so he’ll be ready for Amy’s homecoming. (She’s been away all summer.)
Any Sarah/Mark scoop? — Eva
It’s actually Mark and Sarah’s mom who find themselves at odds in the first episode – overly a seemingly small issue that actually has bigger implications to our sensitive teacher.
ANYTHING from the premiere will be great. Love this family! Love this show! – Allison
If you recently dealt with having to send a kid away to college (or sibling, sniff) – you will cry (a lot). The whole episode highlights Haddie’s last few days before heading away to college, and it’s definitely hard for the Bravermans. But not as hard as what might be down the line…
‘LEVERAGE’: ALDIS HODGE ON THE SUMMER FINALE
All Leverage fans are wondering the same thing at this point: What the heck is Nate up to!? Since the beginning of the season, we’ve seen the Leverage leader planting seeds of some big plan but as of now, we have close to zero concrete info about it. And while I hear that this week’s episode has yet another tiny nugget of info, I think we’ll have better luck grilling Aldis Hodge about it more during his live chat with EW this Sunday.
In the meantime, he kept my insatiable hunger for scoop under control by telling me about caper that will send trio Hardison, Parker and Eliot to Washington, D.C.!
In one hour of the two-hour summer finale, airing Sept. 16, the threesome will head to the nation’s capital in order to stop a global warfare scheme. And the job will challenge Hardison in way we’ve never seen before. “Hardison is dealing with something that he’s deathly afraid of. He’s wondering if it’s worth his life to keep doing this,” says Hodge, declining to elaborate on the specifics of Hardison’s fear. “For this particular episode, he has to step above and beyond. I didn’t realize that he had a fear so deep. But this is also a testament to his courage for sticking around and doing what he had to do.”
Sophie and Nate’s solo caper will be the center of the other episode airing that Nate. But more on that and more with Hodge on Sunday. Make sure to join in the fun!
‘GRIMM’: WILL JULIETTE BE THE NEXT TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH?
At the end of Grimm‘s first season, Nick came extremely close to telling his love Juliette the truth about his life as a Grimm. But now that selective amnesia has left her unable to remember Nick at all, is Juliette further from the truth than ever before? That’s how star Bitsie Tulloch sees it. “She can’t remember him as a human being — let alone as a Wessen hunter,” she says. “I think the main focus is going to be on getting her to remember or rebuilding a relationship from scratch.”
Thus far, it hasn’t been an easy task to tackle. The two are fraying at the edges, she says, and that will continue for a while. “She just can’t remember him and he has years and years of wonderful memories with her,” she says. “He really wants to beat his head against the wall because nothing he does is jolting her from this emptiness.” (Trivia: Tulloch reveals that she was in tears while filming the scene from last week’s episode, where Nick was showing Juliette pictures of their past at the hospital — but those takes ended up not being used.)
In the next new episode, airing Monday, Juliette will make her own attempt to jolt her memory and this will lead to the return of a familiar face. And this meeting could set her on the path toward uncovering Nick’s secret. But will she ever? Tulloch will answer that question and more (like what could result from that kiss with Capt. Renard!) in our post-episode chat, which you can read here on InsideTV on Monday night after you watch the episode.
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