Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'OITNB,' 'Walking Dead,' 'Blacklist,' and more
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Is there anything you can tease for the new season of Orange Is the New Black? — Trisha
Though I celebrated when Vee got hit by that car, not everyone will have the same reaction over her death. “It’s very emotional,” Danielle Brooks says. “It catches [Taystee] off guard.” Fear not, however: It sounds like she’ll bounce back from that. “She definitely goes on another journey with growing pains,” she continues. “We’ll find out if she falls in love or if she doesn’t.”
What’s coming up on The Walking Dead? — Jenny
Though everything seems bleak right now following Beth’s death, there may be hope on the horizon for Rick & Co. after they set out to find new sanctuary and run into a few familiar faces along the way.
Is Liz finally going to actively question why Red is so intrinsically tied to her life on The Blacklist? — James
That is going to come up sooner than you think. “That is a question that we’re going to continue to explore with the nature of their relationship, how they’re connected and what happened so many years ago,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says. “That is something that we’re going to talk about in the second part of the Super Bowl two-parter and it will continue to affect their relationship. The discoveries that Liz will make in the second part of the Super Bowl episode will have real ramifications on their relationship moving forward.”
Hello Natalie, any scoop on #WestAllen—Barry and Iris on The Flash? — Regina
The introduction of Malese Jow as Linda Park, Barry’s new love interest, will throw a wrench in WestAllen for the time being. “We wanted Barry to have a little romance,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “Our iteration of Linda, she’s a spark plug. She’s a firecracker. She’s a lot of fun. She’s ballsy and she speaks her mind. She’s cool. Barry can’t kind of believe that somebody like her is interested in him. Barry suddenly having somebody like that in his life will cause the other women in his life to maybe see a little green.”
But Barry’s recent proclamation of love for Iris will weigh on Linda… and Iris, Eddie, and Caitlin. Yes, Caitlin. “Barry and Caitlin go on an inadvertent date,” Kreisberg says.
Do you have any scoop on Kathryn Hahn’s return to Parks and Recreation? — Roger
Jen Barkley returns for the next big step in Ben and Leslie’s life, but it’s very different from the last time she rolled into town—though Leslie will find herself in the line of fire when she inadvertently stirs up a new controversy.
I agree with you that Jack is probably Peggy’s future husband on Agent Carter, but I doubt that’ll happen anytime soon since he’s such a jerk to her. — Marciella
It sounds like Jack and Peggy won’t be butting heads for long, though. “The first few episodes I was saying, like, ‘You are dead. I have no time for you, I will put you in your place,'” Hayley Atwell says. “But then they go off and do a mission together and she learns some things about him, which makes her see him in a completely different way. By the very fact that he opens up to her, he is starting to trust her a little bit more, and that changes their relationship quite a bit.”
Why did Annalise tell Frank about Sam’s murder, but not Lila on How to Get Away with Murder? — Rachel
In short, Frank is less emotional, but Annalise’s decision to keep Bonnie in the dark may come back to haunt her. “There’s probably going to be an exploration of betrayal that we can look forward to,” Liza Weil says. “Frank is able to have this disconnect that’s rather non-human, and I think that’s something that Bonnie is going to have to work on. She’s going to have to gear up on the disconnect if she’s going to be able to keep up with what Annalise’s demands will be for the rest of the season.”
Are we still going to see Diggle and Lyla’s wedding on Arrow this season? — Tim
Yes, but with Oliver still MIA, wedding planning will have to take a backseat. “The most pressing thing after Oliver’s death is adjusting to Oliver’s death,” David Ramsey says. “Everything is on hold, even the wedding, because we have to adjust to what we’re going to do without Oliver and that takes a while.” Here’s hoping that changes soon!
Anything on Once Upon a Time‘s Regina?? — HeySomeOtherMe
Finding the Author’s library was a big step towards achieving her happy ending, but there are still bumps in the road ahead. “This is a quest that has been quite difficult for Regina,” Lana Parrilla tells me. “With all the research she’s done thus far and Operation Mongoose, she keeps hitting dead end after dead end. She’s lost some faith in ever finding this author, but she’s still not going to give up. A lot of that positive reenforcement comes from Henry in being the heart of the truest believer, who keeps her afloat and keeps encouraging her to not give up. He plays a huge part in finding clues. They work together and start to find clues leading to the discovery of this author, so that will play out for the remainder of the season.”
We know Hayley’s big secret on The Originals, but is this ritual going to reveal more about Jackson? — Susan
Basically, yes, and it will involve her parents. But perhaps more interesting is what the ritual won’t reveal. “He’s definitely done more than he’s going to let on,” Nathan Parsons says. “There’s a lot of history in his life—all the stuff he had to go through growing up under Marcel’s rule and what the wolves have had to do to survive. Going forward, you’ll start to see more and more of that come out.” Don’t worry, Parsons says the good guy act is not fake… and neither is the hair.
Best news I’ve heard all week: Parenthood may be over (sniff), but at least Monica Potter may still be on my TV next season.
That’s a wrap on this week’s Spoiler Room. Be sure to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and C. Molly Smith.