Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Murder,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'SHIELD,' and more
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I can’t believe Laurel had Michaela’s ring the whole time on How to Get Away with Murder. That’s so messed up! What’s the deal with her? — Beatrice
It could be that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as evidenced by the Christmas episode where we saw the blatant tension between Laurel and her father, who I’m going to guess is actually a mobster—I’m just guessing! “We have theories about why her family is the way they are,” creator Pete Nowalk says. “Obviously they have a lot of money. What do her parents do? We’ve only just scraped the surface of that, but I think there’s something really interesting to me in meeting Laurel’s dad. He seems like a tough guy, and he seems like a tough character, and I wonder, really, what the family business is.”
When is the truth about Casey going to come out on Chicago Fire? — Aubrey
Oh, it’s not long before Pridgen finds out about Casey sleeping with his wife. It comes as no surprise that the interim battalion chief will make Casey’s life a living hell, which will lead to a devastating accident that puts the firehouse at risk. But with the news now public, Dawson will begrudgingly take a step towards moving on from Casey, which will put some of the guys in an even more uncomfortable position.
How will Skye be handling her new powers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Tina
In short, not well. “We’ll see her dealing with the loss of Trip,” Chloe Bennet says. “She feels extremely guilty over that considering he went down there to save her and then he died. It’s a lot of her figuring out that, ‘Oh, when I got upset down there, an earthquake happened, and I keep getting upset and that may be happening again.’ It’s her exploring whether or not it is her that is creating these things, and then her dealing with what she has to tell the team, because people who have powers, from S.H.I.E.L.D.’s perspective, are put on the Index. That’s not really a place she wants to be, I don’t think.”
Do you have any Forever scoop? — Samuel
The ABC drama will be hosting a unique Numbers reunion. I can exclusively reveal that David Krumholtz will guest star in an episode slated for March, but he definitely will not have any scenes with his former co-star Judd Hirsch. Before you complain, it’s because Krumholtz is actually playing a young version of Abe in a flashback scene with Henry. Cute, right?
I need something on Robin and Regina before Once Upon a Time’s return. — Max
When the show returns, Regina and Robin haven’t spoken since he left town. Suffice it to say, the Queens of Darkness coming to Storybrooke will test Regina’s resolve. “Regina has really shown a lot of decline this year by not killing Marian and doing the right thing,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “There’s a lot of her that feels like, ‘Why am I continually doing good things when I’m not getting good results?’ As far as Regina and Robin Hood goes, that and what happens is one of our favorite parts of the second half.”
The Lazarus Pits definitely exist on Arrow, right? — Jackie
Do you really have to ask? “All the answers to that question have already been presented on the show,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “You’ve seen everything you need to see to know where we’re headed.” Adds fellow EP Andrew Kreisberg: “Our version of Ra’s on the TV show is a lot closer to the comic books than you’ve seen in other live action adaptations.” So that’s a yes, Jackie.
Can you offer any scoop on what Alexandria is like on The Walking Dead? — Kaelyn
It’s definitely a stark contrast to what they’ve been living with for the last few years. Alexandria seems a little too good to be true, which, of course, makes Rick very guarded. But he may find a new ally in town that could change his mind.
Is there anything you can tease about the Brooklyn Nine-Nine wedding? — Britania
While everyone runs around trying to make the day perfect for Gina and Boyle’s parents, Jake will be all consumed by a blast from the past coming to the wedding, which will cause him to make a very huge mistake on the big day.
What’s going to happen to Fiona on Shameless? — Gemma
Fiona’s impetuous night of passion with Jimmy forces her into an awkward situation when she has to spill the beans that she’s already cheated on her brand-new husband. “We’ll see her deal with the ramifications of her increasingly bad decision making,” Emmy Rossum says. “She’ll confess to her husband, but that won’t go so well for her. But she’s actually trying to be honest, and it’s new for her. There’s definitely growth, but not making the mistake in the first place would be better.”
Anything 12 Monkeys? — Sara
During Friday’s episode, Cole heads abroad to stop the virus from getting out, but it will come at a great cost. Railly will be forced to make a tough decision that culminates in a cliffhanger that may have you screaming at your television.
Worst news I’ve heard all week: Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy. You have been, and always shall be, our friend.
Additional reporting by Marc Snetiker and Molly Smith.