Scoop on the Bones wedding (and honeymoon)! Fresh Arrow dish that hits the target! And some answers on how NCIS: LA will deal with a real-life baby twist. All that and more in this week’s Spoiler Room.
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DAVID BOREANAZ TEASES ‘BONES’ WEDDING…AND HONEYMOON!
Here comes the forensic anthropologist, all dressed in…well, you know the song. It’s time for a Bones wedding, guys! And after getting a chance to see an early cut of the long-awaited Oct. 21 episode, I can tell you it’s worth the wait. But don’t believe me. Believe David Boreanaz, who chatted up the episode when talking to Mandi Bierly last week and called the hour a tribute to the fans. “I wasn’t happy with the first draft of the vows,” he reveals. “I just wanted to have [it be] sort of a history lesson as to why they were getting married, how they were getting marred, why they did it and give back to the fans what they’ve been waiting for a long time.” The end result more than accomplishes that; I promise. I may have cried.
Something that might help you dry your tears, though: a peek at what comes after the nuptials! “Our honeymoon is hilarious,” says Boreanaz. “We go to Argentina…Booth just wants to kick back and have a beer and Brennan can’t do that. She doesn’t know how to relax.” What Brennan does know how to do is find a case, which is exactly what she does when the pair make an oddly-timed stop a morgue. “[Booth] wanted to go to the waterfall pools, but she says there’s fecal matter there so that didn’t happen,” he says. “She takes me to a morgue! A MORGUE! Where’s the fun in that? So [he’s], like, in [his] tourist clothes, and there’s a murder and bones don’t connect. And then there we are — solving a crime in Argentina when I should be toes up and cold one.”
I. Can. Not. Wait. (More from Boreanaz here, in case you missed it!)
‘ARROW’: FIVE SCOOPS!
Enjoy the season premiere of Arrow? So did I! And if you’re anything like me, the episode left you hungry for more. So here are some teases to whet your appetite.
Vertigo returns. Arrow is far from done protecting Starling City from one of the most dangerous drugs around, says Haynes. But the reappearance of Vertigo will also mean the return of some of Roy Harper’s skeletons. “Vertigo comes back into the storyline this season and that could set up a possible appearance from somebody from Roy’s past, which, in a way it does with the character Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus),” he reveals. “[Sin] starts to make Thea a little curious about what happened in their past, and she’s definitely a big part of helping Roy and Thea grow closer…you’ve got to break them apart a bit to make them grow stronger.”
John Barrowman’s return as the Dark Archer: Not what you might think. News of John Barrowman’s return sent fans clamoring to Speculation City, and exec producer Marc Guggenheim wouldn’t have it any other way. “We said at Comic-Con that John was coming back — but we didn’t say when and we didn’t say how. So, I’m going to continue to not spoil that. But I will remind everybody that you know we tell stories in two different time periods — we’re actually doing an episode where Oliver sort of has hallucinations, we’re doing flashbacks from different people’s perspectives,” he says. “OK, I’ll make a joke — we’ve got a lot of different arrows in our quiver. So just because you think you may know something doesn’t mean that you know how it’s going to happen.”
Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin) — will he anger Olicity shippers? Haynes was happy to report that he quickly got along with new cast member Grant Gustin (they bonded over IKEA, in case you were wondering), but there’s one segment of folks who may not be so happy about the arrival of Barry Allen. Namely, Olicity fans. “I know his chemistry with Emily [Rickards] is electric,” says Haynes. “Olicity shippers are going to be in for a little rude awakening this season. I don’t know if they’re going to get what they want.”
Another death? Are you — like Oliver and Co. — still reeling from the death of Tommy? Then you better brace yourself. “I would say there is one more fatality that is coming up,” Guggenheim says.
Summer Glau reveal coming. We met her in the season premiere, but there’s still much for the audience to learn about Summer Glau’s Isabel Rochev. “She has a surprising connection to the Queen family, which will be revealed in episode 8,” teases EP Andrew Kreisberg. “She’s not an adversary for the Arrow, she’s really an adversary for Oliver.”
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: WILL KENSI HAVE A BUN IN THE OVEN?
Just because Daniela Ruah has a baby on board doesn’t mean her NCIS: LA counterpart will as well. In fact, says exec producer Shane Brennan, if all goes according to plan, viewers won’t even be able to tell that Ruah is carrying around more than just her gun these days.
“We won’t be referencing the fact that Dani is pregnant on the show at all,” he says. “And through the magic of television and with great editing and acting and great story lines, the audience won’t even know she’s pregnant. ”
Additionally, he said, his current plans to pack this season with plenty of Kensi and Deeks remains largely unaffected. “Anyone who has followed their relationship is in for a pretty interesting ride,” he says. “There’s going to be a lot revealed about their relationship. It’s going to go beyond the kiss and it’s going to have some pretty amazing ramifications for both of them. And just when you think it might have sorted itself out, late in the season, there is a revelation, about the two of them, I guess — but in particular about Kensi — that will totally rock their relationship.”
The surprise, he says, has been in the works since season 1, “and it’s been sitting there quietly ticking,” he says. “It’s a great arc. Yes, we’ve had to adapt a little because Dani is pregnant, but as a result, it’s become an even more powerful journey for both of them this season.” (Bonus: Check out a sneak peek of episode 100 here.)
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