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Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to

Can you tease how Amelia will fit in on Grey’s Anatomy next season? — Carla

How she’ll fit into Grey Sloan will all depend on whether or not Derek takes the D.C. job, which causes some “frustrating complications,” executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells me. But Amelia will make a surprising connection at the hospital, just not with who you’d think. “There’s a moment early on when she finds herself the keeper of some secrets that Richard didn’t necessarily want her to know by being at an AA meeting that he didn’t know she was at,” Rhimes says. “It draws her into the world in a deeper way than she anticipated.” Hmm, I wonder what that secret could be.

Got any New Girl scoop? — Tonya

Now that Jess is the vice principal at school, she has to hire a teacher to replace her and she ends up falling for him. “The complication is that she’s very much his boss,” executive producer Liz Meriwether says. “Jess is fighting her feelings for this teacher at work.” Hopefully this will all work out, because I hear she tests out a Tinder-like app under Schmidt’s tutelage—which you just know means it won’t turn out well.

I saw the EW questions for Once Upon a Time. Why no Rumple or Belle questions? It made me sad, I know there had been some. — Karen

I did ask about them… just not during The Hot Seat. On the Belle side, there’s this. But on the Rumple side, I hear things are going to get very contentious again between him and Hook this season. “Hook and Rumplestiltskin have a very long history that is blood-riddled and difficult that has been put aside for a little while due to circumstance,” executive producer Adam Horowitz tells me. “But now that circumstances have changed, that past history is going to rear its head again.” Let’s just hope Hook doesn’t steal another one of his wives.

Any spoilers on The Vampire Diaries‘ Delena y’all can share would be delightful! What can Delena fans look forward to season 6? — Margarita

Considering that Damon is stuck, well, wherever he is, getting back to Elena isn’t going to be easy. However, when my colleague Samantha Highfill asked executive producer Caroline Dries about potential Delena flashbacks to hold the fans over, she promised there will be something for the ‘shippers. “I’ve been getting all of these hate messages like, ‘You think you can do a season without Delena? You’re crazy,’” Dries says. “The fans have nothing to worry about. We know what we’re doing. Nobody’s going to abandon any love triangle. Everything will be fine. There will be plenty of Delena goodness for people.” So now the question is: Will it involve rain?

Any chance of Bellamy Young ever returning to Criminal Minds? — Kaitlyn

Unfortunately, the Scandal star won’t even be back for their off-screen breakup. That’s right, it’s over. “We’re going to have them broken up,” executive producer Erica Messer says. “The audience will learn that in the first half of the season. The goal will be to see if he can get out there and meet someone new.” Bonus: Hotch’s son Jack will return in the Halloween episode, which will be directed by Thomas Gibson.

I love The Mindy Project VERY much! I’m very excited to see what the writers will come up with in the new season. Do you have anything on Mindy and Danny? Will we see more of Jeremy? What about Tamra and Morgan? Will Mindy get a new friend?? DO YOU HAVE ANY SPOILER AT ALL? (I’m desperate, yes, because I’ll have to wait until September 16th!!!!) Ok, thanks, bye!! — Anna

That’s a lot of questions. How about Mindy and Danny? Getting comfortable with sex will be a hot topic between them, leading Mindy to rufie herself, which could land Danny on the wrong side of the law. Oh yeah, she also kisses a woman.

Now that Roy is becoming Arsenal, does that mean he’s an actual member of Team Arrow? — Mitchell

Yep. He’s on even footing with Felicity and Dig, so says executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “Episode 6 is very much a Roy-centric episode that deals very directly with Roy’s place on the team and particularly Oliver’s relationship with Roy.” Could this be the episode that Roy finds out he accidentally killed someone last season?

I need some Elementary scoop. — Julie

We’re going to get a lot more insight into Captain Gregson’s life this year when we meet his daughter. I’ve learned exclusively that Liza Bennett (12 Years a Slave) will play Officer Hannah Gregson, whose career on the force is jeopardized when a workplace romance ends badly, putting a strain on her relationship with dear old dad.

Do you have any scoop on Lucy Lawless’ character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Sydney

Former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Isabelle Hartley shares a history with Coulson, though it’s more like “mutual respect” than anything sexual, according to executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen. In fact, one might look to the comics for a possible clue as to who Isabelle shares that kind of past with. Could she be the very Isabelle that dated the late Victoria Hand? “There’s always a chance,” Jed Whedon says coyly, adding that trust will be an issue with Isabelle. “When we meet her, she might not necessarily be on the right side of things.”

Loved seeing Kol in The Originals season 2 trailer. Any scoop on his return? — Katie

We’ll see the not-so-dearly departed Original as early as the second episode, but that’s only in flashbacks. As for seeing him in the present, executive producer Julie Plec teases, “We’ll have to see just how crafty Esther was when she was yanking people over from the other side.” Then again, there’s always the slight chance that Kol was the brother Esther brought back with her in the finale, right?

Best news I’ve heard all week: She may not have gotten to wield the Lasso of Truth, but at least Adrianne Palicki will get to be Marvel superhero Mockingbird on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

That’s a wrap on this week’s Spoiler Room. Be sure to email your questions to or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.

Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.

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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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