Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Grey's,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' more
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Excited for Adrianne Palicki to come on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Mockingbird. Do you have any scoop on her character? — Mark
I can tell you that the show will explore the power of sexuality when Mockingbird is introduced.”That is a quality and something that is very inherent in a lot of spy dealings,” executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen tells me. “It’s not really dealt with firsthand, and that might be something that we dive into with Mockingbird.” Check out this week’s issue of EW for more scoop on her introduction.
Any word on whether Grey’s Anatomy is going to pair Owen with Amelia? — Julia
If it’s going to happen, it’s slow going. As of episode four, the duo hasn’t shared any weighty scenes yet, according to Kevin McKidd. “The feeling is that Owen needs time to heal,” McKidd tells me. “The Owen and Cristina fans need time for Owen to be on his own.” However, McKidd believes an Amelia-Owen pairing could provide a lot of comedy “with the tension between Owen and Derek.”
What’s coming up on Sleepy Hollow? — Thom
Abraham will do his best to fill Katrina’s head with doubts about Ichabod and Abbie’s relationship in a bid to win her over, but she’s got a plan up her sleeve that could benefit several parties. Meanwhile, we’ll finally get to see what has happened to Irving after he took the fall for his daughter. Let’s just say that the new sheriff has big plans for Irving, none of which are good.
I want some scoop on Maleficent returning to Once Upon a Time. — Ryan
It should come as no surprise that Maleficent’s storyline will have a connection to Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty—which in turn brings the hope that Mulan might also return. But Aurora isn’t the only character who should be worried about Maleficent’s return. The sorceress will not be too pleased about Regina having locked her up beneath Storybrooke. “They were frenemies,” executive producer Edward Kitsis reminds everyone, noting that what’s in store for the second half of the season will be revealed in the winter finale.
I saw a Vampire Diaries clip where Tyler and Liv share a look. Is there something there? — Kim
That depends what you mean by “something.” If you’re referring to chemistry, then the answer is yes. “They’re going to be part of each other’s story lines,” executive producer Caroline Dries hints. “[She’s] helping him through his resisting, basically, of indulging his rage.” She’s talking about the rage that comes with Tyler’s werewolf-gene, of course, which will come out fairly quickly in the premiere.
Will we see more of Kenny Johnson on Chicago Fire this season? — Pete
Yes, Welch will be sticking around since Dawson will soon switch firehouses. However, we’ll get some insight into why he’s such a “prick on wheels,” according to showrunner Matt Olmstead. “He had a relationship with a subordinate and got the memo,” he says. “All this resentment he has towards Dawson and Casey is: ‘Why should they be able to succeed doing something where I was unable to succeed?’ There’s a little bit of jealousy there and he sees them two pulling it off and he regrets how he handled it.”
Any more news on Arrow’s version of Ra’s al Ghul? — Scott
Fans of the comic books will be pretty excited for this incarnation of the Batman villain. “Now that the Arrow/Flash universe contains people with powers and contains the Mirakuru serum, it gives us a bit more license to be a little more ‘comic book-y’ than certainly even Christopher Nolan set out to do,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. So, what’s the big bad really after? “A lot of the themes for Oliver’s journey that we were discussing this season are wrapped up in identity,” he continues. “Can he be both Oliver Queen and the Arrow? A lot of that turned out to get tied up with what we thought of Ra’s al Ghul and who he was and where he came from and what his ultimate goals are. All of those things lined up perfectly.”
I never would’ve guessed that Naomi was Red’s wife on The Blacklist! Does Berlin plan to kill her? — Jenna
Having previously been married to Red, Naomi is pretty formidable. Therefore, while she is being held captive, she may just get the upper hand on Berlin’s men. Meanwhile, Red will go to great lengths to hit Berlin where it hurts most in a bid to get Naomi back.
Do you have any Morgan scoop for Criminal Minds? — Emma
You heard that Mistresses‘ Rochelle Aytes will be returning as Morgan’s love interest Savannah, right? “We want to play the very real relationship of two working adults who both save lives,” showrunner Erica Messer tells me. “She’s a doctor and he’s a superhero FBI agent.” On the professional side of things, Morgan will act as a support system for Garcia as she suffers from guilt over shooting that guy last season.
There’s been a lack of Shameless scoop. — Martin
How about a casting? Royal Pains alum Michael B. Silver will play a sympathetic financial aid officer who takes a liking to Lip. Here’s hoping that means Lip will actually stay in college.
Best news I’ve heard all week: Olivia Pope is back in D.C. and fixing things again. All is right in the world of Scandal—sort of.
That’s a wrap on this week’s Spoiler Room. Be sure to email your questions to email@example.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.