The coming ‘love’ triangle between Hal/Maggie/Ben has a lot of us on edge. Can you give us any information about Hal and Maggie’s future that can boost our spirits? We need them together! Thanks! – Nettie
I would feel really bad if I had to tell you Hal and Maggie were done, so it’s a good thing I don’t! Sunday’s episode of Falling Skies, which is titled “A Thing With Feathers,” shows the 2nd Mass trying to pick up the pieces after an alien attack. Bad news: That attack leaves Maggie fighting for her life. Good news: It also leaves Hal fighting for Maggie!
On @Gotham any chance we will see Bane or Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters? —Álaric
I can tell you that from seeing the pilot myself, there are quite a few hints at future villains, though sadly, neither Bane nor Ra’s made the cut. And considering how the show focuses on the upbringing of these villains, it seems unlikely we’ll see Bane anytime soon. After all, at least in the comics, he spent his childhood imprisoned outside of the U.S. As far as Ra’s is concerned, at least we know he’s coming to Arrow, right?
Love that the Spoiler Room is back! I’ve been dying for information on Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak on Arrow as its third season approaches. It sounds like their date blows up (literally?) and I’m wondering how this affects them for the rest of the season—both romantically and as teammates. I think they’re a fabulous couple and I’m rooting for them to come out of this stronger, together, at the end. —Nancy
Hey, Nancy! Spoiler Room is happy to be back, and I fully understand your desire for Olicity scoop. I don’t have any specifics on their explosive first date, but it sounds like there’s something—or should I say someone—else who will play a bigger role in potentially hurting Oliver and Felicity’s relationship this year. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talked about how they cast Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, and how one of the key things they loved was his chemistry with Oliver’s Girl Wednesday. “[Brandon] actually did a chemistry test with Emily [Bett Rickards] and we didn’t have any doubt [before], but when everyone saw that, the two of them just jumped off the screen together. It’s funny because we had a picture of Stephen, Stephen’s headshot, and we had Emily’s headshot, and there was a blank on the board. Once you put Brandon’s up there, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, these are two guys.'” So perhaps we’re worried about the wrong type of explosion?
Does Elam survive the bear attack? —Victor
It’s a good day to be a Hell on Wheels fans. This answer is a simple one: Yep.
One storyline that was being discussed involves Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, and David McCallum all partaking in a crossover. As for the New Orleans show itself, don’t expect it to have the same feel as Washington. The writers are working to really infuse the stories with the local culture, not to mention that the New Orleans office doesn’t have nearly as many resources as Washington. Seriously, we’re talking like three or four people working hard.
I’m wondering what Kaling and the other writers have planned for the upcoming season of the Mindy Project now that her character and Danny are an item. Last season’s finale was arguably one of the series’ best episodes, but the show will lose a lot of its charm if these two remain blissfully coupled. Like in real life, people are far more boring once they’ve paired off. Also, Beverly deserves some more screen time. Will she get it? —John
I’ve got nothin’ on Beverly, but I can tell you a little something about all that Mindy-Danny business. It sounds like, at least for now, the couple is going to remain an item. However, if you’re worried about the show losing its hilarious date-of-the-week routine, there’s no need. Adam Pally told me all about Peter’s love interests this year, and it sounds like he will be quite the ladies man. “I think Peter’s going to pick up with a girl he met last year who had a kid played by the great Tracey Wigfield, who’s a writer on the show and who’s so hilarious, and then I think there probably will be a lot of love stories in store. I think one of the things Mindy [Kaling] wanted to do this season was kind of explore the single life through Peter since the Mindy character will now be domesticated,” he said.
Any Beauty and the Beast News? #batb —BarbaraAnn
Here’s a little something to hopefully hold you over: Remember Cat’s sister, Heather? Expect to see more of her in the future.
Julie Plec hinted at Comic Con that there would be something for Delena fans in the first few episodes of season six I’m wondering what that is maybe flashbacks between them or something of the sort? —Margarita
I’m setting up a chat with Plec in the next couple of weeks, so I’ll know more soon, but I did hear a little something about flashbacks to Elena and Damon’s summer of lovin’. You remember the one, yes? I can’t guarantee anything at this point, but I felt I owed you TVD fans something, so let’s hope I’m right.
I’d love some scoop on Sam in season 10 of Supernatural. Will he be having more of a central role, after being sidelined for much of the last season? Will he be the one who gets to save Dean? Thanks! —Frances
Fear not, Sam lovers! Despite Dean having such a big storyline with the whole being-a-demon-now thing, executive producer Jeremy Carver assured me that both brothers will get their share of screen time. “I know there’s always this concern of one brother having the story, one brother not having the story, but both brothers will very much be having stories,” Carver said. “It just so happens that at the beginning of this year, their stories very much revolve around the well being of each other, which we like.” As for those of you who went to Comic-Con, you saw footage from season 10 episode 3 in which the brothers finally come face-to-face. However, when asked if the brothers don’t see each other until the third hour, Carver said that was “Rightish.” So maybe those storylines will overlap sooner than we think!
#GreysAnatomy how will the season 10 cliffhangers affect Meredith? —Álaric
At this point, all I know is that this season is being labeled the season of Meredith, and considering the very exciting news that Kate Burton will reprise her role as Ellis Grey in a flashback or two, I’m betting the whole half-sister thing is going to be just as much on Mer’s mind as her troubles with McDreamy. Let’s just hope her new sibling gives us some more of those great Richard-Meredith bonding moments.
(Marc Snetiker contributed to this column.)