It’s that time of the week again, so I hope you enjoy some of the juicy tidbits in this week’s installment. And with finales just around the corner, I imagine it’s all just going to get juicier as the weeks tick by.
But on that note, if there’s something I’m missing, don’t hesitate to put in a scoop request! (email@example.com) And a million thank yous to those who already write in! Wait, let’s make that a thousand. We’re in a recession after all. I have to be prudent.
‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS’: THREE BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
What’s better than an in-office visit from a Pretty Little Liar? If I may douchily answer myself: A visit from TWO Pretty Little Liars. And that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario stopped in to film a quick video (which I’ll share with you Monday!), make me laugh (you’ll see…), and answer some of your burning questions! Check ’em out:
‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’: JULIE PLEC TALKS KLAUS AND CAROLINE… AND TYLER!
Klaus and Caroline fans went a little banana-nuts this week when they seemed to believe I’d left their favorite blondies off my scoop radar after the Vampire Diaries panel at PaleyFest. To that I say, bite your tongue! Not only am I a big fan of any pairing involving a man who draws ponies, but all that talk of Klaus’ Match.com profile during the panel (hilarious as it was!) made me hope more than ever that our hottie hybrid gets the last laugh. Also, I was saving this clip of Julie Plec and Candice Accola for you!
In our mini-chat below, I asked Plec what’s in store for this pair as we head toward the end of the season, and she assured me we haven’t seen the last of them — but there are big complications on the horizon. Aside from Caroline’s continuing efforts to tell Klaus to “talk to the hand,” there will soon be the little issue of Tyler to deal with. “When he comes back, he’s going to step right into the middle of watching this hybrid making moves on his lady, and he’s not going to be too psyched about it,” she said. “The question is, how do I stand up to this guy and tell him to get his hands off my girl without exposing the fact that I’m trying to break my sire bond with him. It’s going to be tough!”
Meanwhile, Accola is more focused on pointing out the major “red flags” of the situation. You know, like Klaus is a murderer. “We have to keep in mind — everyone’s all excited all of a sudden. But I’m like, ‘Guys, he’s a mass murderer.’ He’s bad and creating an army to murder people!” she said.
‘SECRET CIRCLE’: MORE ‘ROMEO & JULIET’ COMPLICATIONS
What, may I ask, is going on in The Secret Circle?! Cassie and Adam hooked up last night, Lee’s psycho ex is back and angry, and, then, oh, FYI, Cassie and Adam, you’re cursed! Nice.
But even with all this love drama, it seems we’re only touching the surface of what’s to come (which is sort of funny to say about the end of the season, but stick with me here). Exec producer Andrew Miller told me that the writers have been waiting all season to explore what being “written in the stars” means, and now that it is time to do so, “we’re going to find that it means much more than we could have ever imagined,” he said. “It’s both more incredible and more terrifying than you would ever expect.”
And if that’s not enough to throw at the star-crossed lovers, it sounds like the core love triangle (Cassie-Adam-Jake) will continue to have overlap as Faye’s feelings for Jake linger. “We’re looking at the framework of a Romeo and Juliet story and trying to mess with it as much as we can,” he says.
Meanwhile, could a new person be thrown into the mix? Perhaps! Especially as a new, surprising connection is made later during the season. “The only person who’s been through more than Adam is poor Melissa. And this is coming up much later, but the truth is that those two characters will come together in a way. I think they understand each other more than anyone because they’ve just had the most stuff thrown at them,” Miller says. But will it be romantic? For that, you’ll have to watch.
I feel like there’s been less Jack and Emily on Revenge. Please tell me there’s more of them soon — and that Amanda’s gone for good. — Tess Martin
I can’t say gone for good, but definitely absent from Jack’s mind soon. Nick Wechsler elaborates: “[Jack] goes on a journey looking for answers about what happened to Amanda. And what the truth about her involvement is — even though he’s telling himself she’s innocent. [When he] can’t get a hold of her, he eventually has to maybe give up on that dream and help take care of his brother and go back to his life,” he says. “When he returns from ‘Amanda journey’ — as we’ll call it — the window of opportunity for Emily is open because Daniel’s in jail and in trouble. The people who are occupying us are not physically there. But in their physical absence we have an opportunity for something to start growing between us.” But it’s not necessarily intentional, he adds. Jack’s far too noble to just move in on an engaged woman. (Or is he… ?) “I don’t think either of us are planning it or pursuing it aggressively,” he says. “But there’s a chance.”
Is Daisy returning to Bones‘ season 7 beyond the upcoming episode 7? I’d really love to see progress in Sweets’ relationship with her. — Rex
As you shall. Not only do they get pretty hot and heavy in the April 2 return (in the lab, no less!), but John Francis Daley tells me he’s filmed several episodes with costar Carla Gallo in the second half of the shortened season.
Any Sweets news aside from what’s going on with Daisy? — Farrah
“We find out he has a variety of interests that people don’t know about — including comedy,” Daley reveals. Rather fitting if you ask me.
Hi Sandra. Since you mentioned you were going to the Castle Paley panel, surely you didn’t return empty handed? I am hoping you brought your loyal readers some juicy scoop. Maybe about Beckett’s secret getting out? Also Stana said things are going to get naughty soon between our favorite duo, does that mean what we think it means! — Cheryl
Well, we know for sure her secret will come out this season. And Nathan Fillion tells me that it’ll be just one part of the upcoming rush of action we see between the two. “I think our writers have been very accurate with how relationships ebb and flow, especially between two complicated people who aren’t always on the same page. We’ve had a lot of ebb this season. So I think we’re going to have more flow,” he said cryptically.
Sandra, I’m pumped about the Firefly reunion on Castle! I love me some Adam Baldwin! Got any scoop on what Castle and his character will be doing together?
You’re not the only one who’s excited. Fillion told me it’s probably his favorite of the upcoming episodes. But it sounds like Castle will have his hands full with Det. Slaughter (Baldwin). Or is that the other way around… “I’m really excited about it. [Slaughter is] very tough — very rough and tumble. He’s working on a case that Castle wants to be a part of, but he’s not an easy man,” he says.
I heard Ty Panitz who plays Booth’s son in Bones will be in some upcoming episodes of CSI: Miami. Can you confirm this? – Mayra
Indeed. In this Sunday’s episode, his character Austin North (who we met earlier this season when he and his sister were placed in foster care) happens to find himself in a place where a murder is committed, and reconnects with Calliegh (Emily Procter) in the process. In the March 25 episode, we may see her try to protect the pair in a bold move that could be life changing for all parties involved.
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Make it or Break It comes back soon! I’m not happy about Chelsea Hobbs being gone, so any chance she’ll pop up for a guest spot? — Nicky
Unlikely. But not to worry, creator Holly Sorensen has brought in someone new to play the New Blood role this season: Dondre Whitfield, who’ll appear as the Olympic team coach. “Part of going to this groovy training center was I knew that we’d have limited access to Neil Jackson, the actor who plays our beloved Sasha Beloff because he was doing Upstairs, Downstairs in England,” says Sorensen. “We wouldn’t have him for all the episodes and I couldn’t imagine doing it without him in all the episodes. So we brought in a really super fun new coach from Texas.”
I’m back!!! You guys told me you’d go find a ‘mightier scoop’, so I’m back for it now! I’ve seen all the trailers and the new photos, now I want some real scoop for Game of Thrones. What have you dug up? Thank You!! — Michelle
Any more NCIS finale scoop? Cliff-hanger? Will someone die? Let’s hear it! — Rebecca
Asking if there will be a cliff-hanger on an NCIS finale is like asking if the episode will have a crime. Of course there’s a mighty cliff’er and plenty of danger involved, too. And if I had to put my money on the person most likely to be in a compromising situation, I’d have to go with Ducky, especially after what executive producer Gary Glasberg told me. “Ducky’s going to have his hands full. We’ve got a situation where there will be injured and bodies and he’ll have a lot on his plate. That combined with Palmer’s wedding — there’s a lot going on. Ducky is an integral part of this team and we’ve figured out a fun story line for him. I’m excited to see how David McCallum embraces it and how the whole team participates in it,” he says, reminding me with a laugh, “I view suspense and edge-of-your-seat as fun.”
Any teases on Smash? I’m hoping someone other than me is watching! — Evelyn
I am! And I’m very excited about an upcoming Bollywood number in which you’ll get a chance to see Dev sing for the very first time! About darn time if you ask me.
I’m still on the fence about how I feel about Quinn on How I Met Your Mother. Are we going to warm up to her soon? — Ryan
I think so, especially after she and another character become *****a***!
I hope my Grey’s question gets in. I know it’s late, but I just watched this week’s episode. SO heartbreaking on many levels! Cristina and Owen, chief and Adele, and even Mer and Der. Any chance of happier times for any them? — Kat
Depends on your definition of happy. Some tragic stuff is in store for one pair, but it might end up opening a door we thought was closed.
It’s been a while since we’ve gotten some news on The Middle, one of this season’s most underappreciated shows! What do you have for me? – Lisa
Mike & Molly, NCIS, and Cougar Town aren’t the only shows plotting end-of-season weddings. You’ll see some nuptials being planned near the end of this season on The Middle after Mike’s brother Rusty rolls into town with a bride-to-be. And what better locale than the Heck household? Actually, I can think of many. (Like, an Elvis Chapel… wow, I’m classy.) But let’s just say that in this case, the location matches the couple…
I LOVED your Schmidt video! He’s so cute! Any more news on New Girl? — Laurie
On the heels of Nick’s recent medical issue, another member of the gang will be requiring the help of a medical professional before the end of the season. And, unfortunately for poor Schmidt, the injury is in a… sensitive area.