Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Parenthood,' 'Parks and Rec,' Agent Carter' and more
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Any scoop on the last few episodes of Parenthood? — John
When the show returns from hiatus for its 100th hour, we pick up just moments after Camille dialed 911, which means all eyes will be on Zeek’s health. However, one thing that might surprise you is the person who’s most affected by the situation: Hank. There’s nothing like watching the Bravermans come together to make a person think about life. Another, incredibly obvious spoiler? Bring tissues. So. Many. Tissues.
Seriously, why no scoop on the final season of Parks and Recreation? — Sienna
Because everything is being kept under wraps! However, rumor has it Tom and Donna will have one last hurrah in the final season—yes, Treat Yo Self is returning, but this time, I hear it will take them outside of Pawnee all the way to Hollywood.
Do you know when Agent Carter picks up? — Donald
It obviously takes place after Captain America: The First Avenger, but actually before Stark asks her to head up S.H.I.E.L.D. with him at the end of the Marvel One Shot. “That will essentially be the last thing that ever happens in the series,” executive producer Michele Fazekas says. “We will never have S.H.I.E.L.D. in this series. So, in some regard, the One Shot is the end of the series.”
Will there be any big McDanno bromance episodes this season on Hawaii Five-0? — Sarah
You betcha! In fact, I can exclusively reveal that one of them will involve Cloris Leachman. “We have a great episode where McGarrett and Danny are on a long-term stake out,” executive producer Peter Lenkov says. “They move into this apartment together and Cloris Leachman is a nosy neighbor who keeps popping by. When she finds out they’re cops, she wants them to help her investigate the person stealing her fern.” But being cooped up in a house together will cause some drama, which will land the boys back in therapy.
Will we see more of Oliver on How to Get Away with Murder? — Max
Yes! Though that means Connor will have to face that giant lie he told his former fling—you know, when he said he was a drug addict to avoid detailing Sam’s murder. “Seeing what happened that night and how scared Connor is now, the things he cared about before in his life, he might not care so much about, i.e. sleeping with every guy that he meets,” showrunner Pete Nowalk says. “We’ll see how Connor is different post-murder night and specifically how he’s different in relation to Oliver.”
What are three words/things that are mysterious now, but won’t be once Once Upon a Time returns this March? — OnceStorybrooke
I took your ingenious question straight to the OUAT bosses and the answer is… interesting. “Voice, Feinberg and eggs” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “Take that, Once people!” Any guesses as to what the heck that means? The comments section is yours for the taking.
Will Sarah Bunting return for season five of Downton Abbey? — Tonya
Yes, Sarah Bunting (Daisy Lewis) will play a larger role in the upcoming fifth season. “She creates quite a lot of crisis for [Tom] Branson,” creator Julian Fellowes tells my colleague C. Molly Smith. Not being a Downton follower myself, Molly offers up her best guess as to what the “crisis” is: “It has to do with politics, the foundation of Tom and Sarah’s connection,” she says. “But, I wouldn’t rule out romance either. The two share said common interest, and Tom just might be ready to find new love.”
Do you have any scoop on the next time Barry will face Reverse Flash on The Flash? — Steve
After the disastrous first bout, Barry will set his sights on testing the limitations of his powers in a bid to match his nemesis. “We’re exploring the vibrating a lot going forward and what the vibrating can do,” Grant Gustin says. “And how to slow things down, see things and survey situations with time stopped, essentially.” Will those powers also include time travel? “Maybe,” Gustin says with the highest pitch voice of someone trying to keep a secret.
Now that Nolan and Louise are friends, does that mean she won’t be having anymore visions on Revenge? — Derek
Alas, she’s still crazy. “She still has her visions,” showrunner Sunil Nayar says. “Louise is wonderfully damaged in a lot of ways. There’s going to be an element to Nolan and Louise—we’re going to deepen their dynamic together. We’re also going to bring Louise’s brother in and we’re going to dig deeper into the Ellis family history so that we understand who Louise is more and understand what it is that she really wants and what makes her tick.”
Please tell me anything about Slade’s return to Arrow! — Tim
Burning questions will be answered! “Everyone’s been asking: How does he feed himself?” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You’re going to get an answer to that question. He loomed so large in season 2 that his return in episode 14 really makes it feel incredibly epic. You’ll see why it’s very appropriate for us to revisit Slade Wilson in episode 14 when you see the end of episode 13.”
Best news I’ve heard all week: I know Captain Swan fans will yell at me for this, but I can’t help myself. Move over, Hook: August Booth is back on Once Upon a Time!
That’s a wrap on Spoiler Room for 2014. Be sure to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams and I’ll answer them in my column when Spoiler Room returns next year. Happy holidays!
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and C. Molly Smith.