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We’ve got a busy weekend ahead here at EW. Not only is there a lot of good TV but we’re also hosting the CapeTown Film Festival in L.A., so I’ll be there periodically this weekend. If you’re in the L.A. area, stop by and say hello.

Now that I’ve opened myself up to possible stalkers, on to business!

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“Like River Song I’m afraid of giving away spoilers,” jokes Arrow exec producer Andrew Kreisberg. But here’s what he did say when EW spoke with him about the upcoming Arrow finale, which will bring to a head many of the threads we’ve been following this season, specifically, Merlyn and Oliver’s big beef.

“For us, episode 22, in a way, is the season finale and episode 23 is the feature film that gets released over the summer,” he says. “[Episode] 22 would be the finale on any other series and 23 would take it to a whole different level. It’s bigger, we spent more time on it, we had additional shooting days, we shot on old Watchmen sets, we spent a lot more money on it, so it feels bigger and epic and it almost feels like a big summer movie.”

And as fans might guess, the plot of this movie is Merlyn vs. Arrow, a feud Kreisberg says they didn’t want to sell short. “In the comic books, Merlyn is his greatest nemesis. He’s the Joker to Green Arrow’s Batman. So it felt natural and right that it should come down to the two of them. But it’s not just a fisticuffs. There are a lot of emotions tied up in their relationship.”

The season finale airs May 15.


Black Sabbath. Someone in danger. And family drama. All that and more awaits us in the season finale of CSI, and executive producer Don McGill gave us some teases:


So…Monroe is a daddy. That happened!

But as shocked as Monroe was to find out he’d fathered a son, don’t expect the news to in any way delay his quest to stop Miles and Co. In fact, executive producer Eric Kripke promises another confrontation on the horizon. “They have another confrontation and sure enough they come to blows, but we were also interested in: Can we basically lock them up in a situation where they’re equally armed and equally matched — and not only are they trying to be a the crap out of each other — but forced into a situation where they have to talk to each other?” he says. “And so we play that out.”

Meanwhile, as the death count rises in every episode (Nice knowing you for two whole seconds, Emma!) Kripke didn’t rule out more — possibilty significant — farewells. “Anything’s possible on this show,” he says. “We are a show that takes place in a very dangerous world and there are high body counts. We’ve always said from the beginning — and to their credit, Bad Robot and the network have always been supportive of it — is we have to prove over and over again that this is a dangerous world, which means no on in our principle cast can be truly safe. We keep that tension alive. ”



After that heartcrushing Booth & Brennan ending on the season finale of Bones, I now need to know when that vile Pelant gets captured/killed so B&B can get re-engaged, do you know any timeframe? Nov sweeps? thx. — jessica A

Other than what I told you in my post-mortem, no. But we have all summer to squeeze more specifics out of Stephen Nathan. Meanwhile, in addition to Pelant returning sometime in the first half of the season, he promises there will be another return early next year: Parker and Daisy! “We probably will see Parker come back probably in the first half of the season because he’s been gone quite a while,” Nathan dishes. “It’s been a fully packed season so it’s been difficult to fit in all the characters we want to fit in.” He adds, jokingly: “There are parts of [the characters’] lives we don’t see. So booth is in regular contact with his son in the same way we never saw Jack Bauer charge his cell phone, it must have been charged at some point because it always worked.”

Are we going to understand more about this “home office” business on Once before the end of the season? Who’s pulling the strings? Etc.? — Lindsay

You will find out this season, according to executive producers Edward Kitsis, but “hopefully it’s not what you think.” “When you find out who the home office is, you will find out what they want but you won’t know the whys,” he says. (And if you haven’t seen the sneak peek from Sunday’s episode, in which the “home office” is first mentioned, watch it here.)

Community, please! — Danny

Tonight’s episode, “Heroic Origins,” is going to be a very memorable one. Not only will we learn — as the title hints — more about everyone’s background but someone from the gang will emerge as an unexpected villain. (You’ll see what I mean…)

Any update on the Modern Family finale? I haven’t heard much… — Sara

The finale finds the family traveling down to Florida after Phil’s mother passes away. And while there are the normal antics you might expect (Phil reluctantly plays matchmaker, Jay reunites with an old flame and Alex is stumped by a mystery gift), there is one highlight. A storyline involving Mitchell and Gloria going to court to fight an old charge leads one of them to making a significant life decision.

Any Kensi and Deeks scoop? – Ryan

I’m told the NCIS: LA finale contains a “massive, massive” moment between the two that’s going to change them both. More soon in my full chat with executive producer Shane Brennan!

Grimm scoopage, please! — Breanna

A “level 10 Wesen,” as David Giuntoli calls it, is coming to Portland! “He has an army of people under his control that wreak havoc, and this is a longer story arc,” he told reporters this week. Meanwhile, of Nick and Juliette’s future, he says they will soon start patching things up, and “it’s looking very hopeful for us come the end of the season.”

Any big Lanie, Ryan or Esposito stuff going down in the Castle finale? — Leslie

Not particularly, according to executive producer Andrew Marlowe. While all the supporting players have had some time to shine this season (three cheers for “The Wild Rover”) the boss man says the last few episodes will set us up for the Caskett-heavy finale. “My intent was for the last couple of episodes to turn the focus back to the Castle-Beckett relationship because that’s really what we’re exploring as we go out of the season,” he says. “And there’s certainly more storytelling to come with our secondary characters and stuff that we’re looking at in terms of positioning us next season. [There’s] some really fun and exciting stuff that we have planned.”

What a great finale for Americans! Is Paige going to figure things out next season? — Ali

As you saw in the finale, suspicions are certainly percolating in young Paige’s mind, and season 2 will explore that more, according to executive producers Joe Weisberg, who dished at a screening of the finale. “We’ve been thinking all along about the kids and what their lives are like and what kind of things, through their whole childhood, have been going on,” he said. “For everyone, at some point in adolescence, you start to suspect that your parents aren’t exactly who you thought they were. Of course in Paige and Henry’s case, there’s something to it.”

TVD! TVD! — Laura

Ok! Ok! Candice Accola stopped by EW NYC and told me this juicy intel about episode 22, “The Walking Dead,” airing May 9. “Everyone will have ghosts from their pasts come back,” she teases. “We’re going to see lot of characters return. It won’t be all of them and each one is going to have a reason for being in Mystic Falls and that’s what you’re going to learn a little bit more about.” The result, she adds, is “a huge mythology lesson.”

Sandra, I loved last week’s Jim and Pam moment as much as you did. Is it safe to say their troubles are over? — Cori

Um, it’s not safe. While the moment was very much a sign to the audience that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, John Krasinski told reporters yesterday that there are still some major issues to tackle and talk over. “I don’t think it’s necessarily answers all the questions about how they’ll solve it,” he said. “I think there’s a romantic — as always with Jim and Pam — hope that everything will be OK at the end of that episode. And now there’s going to be a little bit more brass tacks, if you will, as far as getting to understand how this will work.” Specifically, he said, Jim needs to figure out how he’s going to deal with his job in Philly and Pam has emotional questions to tackle. He credited executive producer Greg Daniels for giving fans a small release of tension in the last episode. “It was an interesting thing for Greg to say we can’t just hold this out until the last episode and have people almost getting terrified to the point where they wouldn’t enjoy the finale,” he said.

Is it April who’s going to be pregnant on Parks and Rec? I LOVE her and Andy but not sure I’m ready for any of the major cast to have babies. I’m hoping it’s Mona Lisa! — Karen

It may not be what you think, Karen. In fact, I’m pretty sure you — and everyone else — is in for a big surprise. Meanwhile, I can tell you that someone’s days in Pawnee are numbered. No! They’re not joining L’il Sebastian, but there will be someone considering a moving out of Pawnee! Read more teases here.

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Billionaire Oliver Queen — under the vigilante persona of Arrow — tries to right the wrongs of his family and fight the ills of society.
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