Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Bates Motel,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and more
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What’s in store for Norman on Bates Motel this season? — Chris
Norman may have passed the polygraph test in the season finale, but Romero won’t be off his trail for long. “Romero has closed that case,” Freddie Highmore tells me. “But in the third season, his suspicions are aroused once again by a certain incident, so that uncertainty around who Norman really is sparks off again in his mind.” I wonder if the incident has to do with the new tenant.
I need some Brooklyn Nine-Nine scoop ASAP. — Jeff
Alas, Gina and Boyle have really called it quits in the wake of everyone learning the truth. But they’ll have some loose ends to deal with when they realize a pre-booked hotel getaway is non-refundable. Though they’ll each fight for the room, an entirely different duo ultimately ends up enjoying its perks—but I’d put good money on you never guessing who.
Are we ever going to find out what the alien equation is on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Sarah
The long-awaited reveal will come sooner than you think. And just in time, too, because Coulson may soon reach his breaking point—as in, it’s time for May to put a bullet in the back of his head, because S.H.I.E.L.D.’s director is acting more and more like Garrett in next week’s episode. Seriously, you may be hoping for May to pull the trigger after Coulson’s actions lead to a violent clash.
Fish vs. Penguin is my favorite part of Gotham. — Carrie
Then you’ll be excited to know that the duo will face off in next week’s episode. Though they’re forced to work together once again when it comes to matters of the mob, Fish has other plans for her former protégé. In turn, the Penguin will seek to uncover her secrets in hopes of getting some leverage—and what he learns will put multiple lives in jeopardy.
Are we done with the Bracken storyline on Castle? — John
If I had to guess, I’d say not so much. Showrunner David Amann says that although most of the storytelling surrounding Beckett’s mom is done, there is a “Bracken-related storyline that presents later in the season.” “We like Bracken as a character,” he says. “We think he’s an interesting person to access and there may be a reason moving forward to go back to him again.” Now the question is: Does it have to do with Castle’s disappearance?
Will we see Lemond Bishop get more involved in Alicia’s campaign on The Good Wife? — Lyla
The short answer is yes, but the long answer is what that will mean for Alicia. “It’s tough to not think that this will end badly for her and him, but it’s one of those things where this is drama, this is television, so we’ll see how it plays out, because she’s not incorruptible,” Mike Colter says. Perhaps we should start calling it The Bad Wife?
Will Bennett actually consider going to jail for Daya on Orange Is the New Black? — Julia
That topic will likely come up again, though Matt McGorry played coy when I grilled him on the set of How to Get Away with Murder. However, he did tease that Daya’s impending bundle of joy is a “ticking time bomb.” “The further she gets into the pregnancy, it strains the relationship,” he says. “When you’re in prison and you’re trying to keep quiet that you’re the father, it makes it all the more complicated. Sh– really hits the fan.”
You haven’t shared any scoop on Forever before. Any chance of that changing? — Mischa
Viewers won’t have to wait too much longer to find out the identity of the apparently immortal mystery man stalking Henry. Until then, though, we’ll get a flashback to the aftermath of of Henry’s first death and what it was like returning to his wife. It’s safe to assume that she probably won’t take the news of his affliction very well.
Anything on The Flash? — Ellen
As if Cisco didn’t get into enough trouble after the Cold Gun ended up in Capt. Cold’s possession, he’ll land in hot water once again when he finds himself attracted to a meta-human in an upcoming episode. “In terms of teasing something for romance, all I can say is that Cisco lives for danger,” Carlos Valdes says. Bonus scoop: Did you pick up last week’s issue of EW? I dropped a major tease about the the Flash-Arrow crossover.
Any Nick and Jess scoop for New Girl? — Rosie
The two of them will discover just how hard it is to live together without making things awkward for their latest round of flings. Nick will take one for the team by pretending to be gay, which will lead to a hilarious kiss. Any guesses which of the roomies ends up on the receiving end?
Worst news I’ve heard all week: A man will be eaten alive by an anaconda. Discovery Channel is now mining my nightmares for specials.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.