Hi, y’all! Happy almost-Halloween.
In between gathering scoops, I’m in the process of deciding what I’ll be wearing for the big night. So far, I’ve narrowed my options down to: an Observer, the Human Being, or bored single person. I know where I’m leaning but feel free to weigh in if you have a chance.
Meanwhile, make sure you’re emailing all your spoiler question to email@example.com or sending them via Twitter (@EWSandraG). Also, I’m taking other random TV questions via Vyou. I know, that’s a lot of me. Let’s move on:
‘SUPERNATURAL’: ‘THINGS QUICKLY FALL APART’
If you, like me, are still haunted by the image of Castiel calling out to Dean in Purgatory, sit back. I have some interesting intel for you.
While talking to Misha Collins about his charitable scavenger hunt (more about that here), he also confirmed a hunch we’d had about the last time Dean saw Cas. It was, in fact, while Dean was exiting Purgatory. But there’s much more to it than that. “That very moment is a pivotal moment. I think Dean is confused about what happened at that moment and won’t actually find out what happened then until episode 7,” he reveals. “It’s going to take a while to see that moment play out.” Suffice to say the truth hurts — especially on this show.
But when Cas does return topside, look for him to be “reinvigorated with a sense of purpose,” says Collins. “He essentially feels like he has to do good in order to right the wrongs of his past. So he starts to collaborate with Sam and Dean for that reason — so that he can continue to try to make things right. He’s no longer paying penance, really, because it’s no longer an act of suffering for him. But he’s doing his best to right the wrongs of his past.” Doing so won’t be as easy as he hopes, however. “He’s doing that in ways that help Sam and Dean and then, ultimately, it might also make life — as per usual with the Supernatural universe — complicated for Sam and Dean. At first, it seems like everything is hunky dory. But things quickly fall apart.”
‘SCANDAL’: FOUR TEASES!
You guys, Scandal is on FIRE! The hook up between Abby and David last week? The blow up between Abby and Quinn? The Fitz drama? It’s too much. And by that, I mean it’s perfect and I want more now. Thankfully, the cast (specifically EW’s inside man Josh Malina and cast member Katie Lowes) were nice enough to answer a few questions for us:
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: HOPE FOR KLAROLINE?
I was so on board the Klaroline train, people — and AM on board — but with Klaus on his usual string of bad behavior, am I the only one feeling like it’s looking less and less likely that this pairing will ever get a chance to play out? Probably not. But Joseph Morgan recently gave me a reason to turn my fan-frown upside down.
When EW recently hit the set of The Vampire Diaries in Atlanta, Morgan said in the first few episode of this season, fans will definitely see a little bit more between these two. “We’ll certainly see their relationship — but I don’t mean relationship in the sense that they’re dating — but we’ll certainly see the dynamic between them develop,” he says.
How? He wouldn’t say. Though he said he relishes the opportunity to show new shades of Klaus. “[The Klaus/Caroline storyline] brings out Klaus’ humanity. I love playing the more charming side of him and the scenes with Caroline really allow me to do that,” he says. “So I hope he has a shot with her. I think everyone deserves love and a second chance.”
If/When his chance comes, however, it will be easier said than done. “I wonder how much of a compromise he’d have to make in order for her to come around to him and whether he will be able to make that compromise,” says Morgan.
I’ve got mixed feelings about the CSI: NY silent episode but I think this season has been good so far. — John
Thanks for your comment! I hope there was also an invisible scoop request in there somewhere because I have something fun I want to share! When I spoke with EP Pam Veasey about said silent hour, she spilled on plans to do a “special episode that involves a Parker Brothers Game.” Take a moment to absorb that. “We decided to do a lot of fun things this year and really take our characters on a ride and try new things and storytelling,” she says. And while she declined to share any more specifics on the exact game, I toss it to you, gang. ARE WE GOING TO GET A CLUE EPISODE?!? (Would Psych be jealous?) Or will there be a curve ball? Monopoly, perhaps? Maybe even a Ouija board?
Are they leading up to a Carter/Reese romance? #PersonOfInterest — @MollyFaraday
My guess is no. But only because I preach the word of the lovely Taraji P. Henson, who had some majorly insightful thoughts on this would-be pairing. “I think just from being involved and knowing the characters in-depth like I do, I honestly don’t think Reese is capable of that kind of love anymore,” she says. “I don’t think that he has the capacity to give himself up in that way and save lives.” Of course, there’s never any telling what’s in the plans further down the line, but would you agree, fans? Would it be out of character for Reese? (Also, for the record, Henseon says she’s “open to it.”)
Sandra, please give me some Zoe/Wade scoop! They are the BEST part of Hart of Dixie! — Lara
Really? Because I would go with 1) Wade’s abs. 2) Zoe/Wade. But we’re all entitled to our opinions. Anyway, according to Wilson Bethel, there’s plenty in store this season for this pair. “Zoe and Wade fans will be pleased to see where this season is going,” he says. “It’s not all roses by any means, but it’s a lot of fun Zoe-and-Wade stuff. For fans who’ve picked that side in the love triangle, they’ll be pleased.” Plus, Zoe Hart is a stronger woman than I if she can continue NOT falling for the good-looking guy who is constantly ready and willing to help her when she’s in a tough spot. One upcoming example? Wade finds Zoe a rent-a-Santa after she accidentally takes the town’s out of commission. And who he finds to step in is definitely someone we’ve seen before!
What a GREAT Nikita premiere. I’m loving that Michael and Nikita are going to make it official. (Best engagement ever?) To celebrate, how about some Mikita scoop? — Nicole
What’s the saying? First comes love, then comes marriage, then…NOT so fast. In next week’s episode, a little session of girl talk between Alex and Nikita will spur into a conversation about children. More specifically, Nikita’s desire to run far, far, away from them. But the week’s case may enlighten her a bit on the subject. Meanwhile, do NOT miss the epic Doctor Who reference that Birkoff makes. I want it as my ringtone.
Can I just put in a blanket request for Homeland scoop? EVERY week, please. — Joe F.
Joe, do I look like TIVO? Think I just hand out season passes? As if! But I do have something for you this week: Notice an icky bandage on Brody’s hand in the promo for next week’s episode? You’ll never guess who does that to him. It’s pretty cringe-worthy — and fantastic. Elsewhere, Dana’s relationship with the VP’s son is going to take a wrong (and possibly deadly) turn…
I’d like some Parks and Rec scoop, and if you won’t do it for me, do it for Princess Ron Swanson. — Polly
Fact: I’ll do anything for Princess Ron Swanson. Also a fact: This week’s Halloween episode of Parks very well could have been a Valentine’s Day episode. It’s THAT sweet. If it’s not Ron experiencing a major breakthrough as a member of the human race, it’s Ben and Leslie taking a huge step in their relationship.
Sandra, I’m not happy about what’s going on with Blue Bloods. I love Danny and Jackie. Please tell me some good news. — Jenn
I’m hearing good buzz around Megan Ketch as Det. Kate Lansing. I’m told she and Danny will have some on-screen growing pains that also give us a chance to get to know the character a bit. One thing Danny should be warned about? She’s a lousy shot.
I’m really enjoying Deb’s knowing about Dexter’s secret, and I didn’t think I would. Do you think we will ever see her get in on the killing? — Rob
In some way, I think she feels like she’s already in on it. As we saw last night, the weight of protecting Dexter is weighing heavily on her and it will continue to do so. Dexter, meanwhile, will feel lucky to have Deb watching his back in next week’s episode. As it turns out, Dexter may not be so good at covering his tracks as he insists he is.
Office or Community! — Danny
Stephen Colbert’s performance as Andy’s former Here Comes Treble buddy, Broccoli Rob, is pretty fantastic. Andy, however, is less than pleased to see him (via Skype) — especially after learning that Rob has been spreading lies to alums. And as Andy will learn by the end of the episode, Rob isn’t the only one who’s been lying to him…
Sandra, can you PLEASE send a note to the team at Grimm at let them know that we want more Juliette and Renard. I know we’re supposed to be rooting for Nick, but I can’t help it. They’re too good. Make it happen. — Lesley
I know you’re far from the only one itching for more of Juliette/Renard! And while they don’t cross paths all that much in Friday’s episode, the week’s case will bring Juliette (who spends the hour translating for her friends at the PD) together with a woman who has a lot of insight on her current issue.
Grey’s Anatomy scoop? PLEASE! — Jane
Episode 10 has an “I do”! And though the couple at the end of the aisle won’t be a huge surprise, I think everyone will be more surprised by which pair stages a drunken break-in to a stranger’s hotel room.
Anything on New Girl? — Kaci
Let’s play a game. I’ll say a scene and you tell me which character you think would be in it. 1) Stripper fight. Answer hint: Not Schmidt. (Though, I’m sure he’s sad he missed it.) 2) Drunken visit to ex at an inappropriate time of day. Answer hint: Not Nick. 3) Someone in their underwear while face down on the floor. Answer hint: It could really be any of them. But it’s not Jess — this time.
(Nuzhat Naoreen and Lanford Beard contributed to this column.)