Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Supernatural,' 'Blacklist,' and more
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Do you have any scoop on how Elena exits The Vampire Diaries? — Tej
TPTB are staying very tightlipped on how that’s going down, but when I asked for a non-Elena spoiler for the season finale, I got a very interesting response: “The season ends with a flash forward,” executive producer Julie Plec tells me. “The show’s not cut yet, so by the time I’m done with it, it might not, but currently it does.” Dun. Dun. Duuuuun.
Dean getting worse from the MoC makes me worry about both boys on Supernatural. Dean would never hurt his Sammy, right? RIGHT??? — JJ
I would really like to calm your worries, because thinking of Dean hurting Sam is unbearable—but let’s not forget that Demon Dean is not the Dean we know and love. And according to Misha Collins, the finale will not only “deliver,” but it will leave viewers with a serious case of whiplash. “There’s going to be a moment when everyone breathes a collective and triumphant sigh of relief,” he says, before ominously adding, “followed by a horrific ‘oh shit’ moment.” Translation: The finale will probably make you cry.
Is Red going to survive on The Blacklist? — Paloma
Red will be fighting for his life when the show returns, picking up right where we left off. “Liz and Dembe are under fire, and Red is wounded in an incredibly desperate situation,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says, teasing that Liz will turn to someone from her past—a new character, not Tom—for help. “We’re going to see the contingencies that Red has in place for this type of situation.”
Is there any hope of stopping Oliver from becoming the new Ra’s al Ghul on Arrow? — Cameron
We’ve seen him suited up in the League of Assassins garb in promos, so it’s not looking good. Suffice it to say, Team Arrow will not be happy with this decision. In fact, the logline for next week’s episode mentions that Felicity will take matters into her own hands. While that could simply explain the Olicity hookup that’s been teased in the promos, I wonder whether Oliver’s go-to IT gal might make a play to go after Ra’s herself while in Nanda Parbat. When I asked executive producer Marc Guggenheim if my theory could prove true, he simply replied: “There is a scene between Felicity and Ra’s that is one of my favorites of the series.” Make of that what you will.
Is Joe’s execution in the season finale of The Following? — Schreva
Actually, we’ll see his execution day sooner than that. But whether he actually meets his maker remains to be seen. “I will say that his execution day episode will be completely unexpected and very shocking,” executive producer Alexi Hawley teases.
Any last-minute teases before Orphan Black returns? — Carl
You won’t get too much of him in the premiere episode, but I’m most intrigued by Miller, the military Castor clone. “Miller stepped on a land mine. He’s lost a leg, so his ability to be this killer soldier has gone by the wayside,” Ari Millen tells me. “Normally if a soldier comes home from war, he comes back to his family and he lives his life and tries to make the best of it. Miller’s family is the military and Project Castor. He can’t escape it, so how he’s coping with that is to be the ultimate soldier. He will not take pity from anyone. He will not let anyone help him.”
Where’s my girl Arya on Game of Thrones? — Freida
Arya will land in Braavos on Sunday, though fulfilling her destiny won’t be as easy as knocking on a door. She also won’t be the only Thrones female who makes a misstep this week: Two others make rash decisions that may jeopardize their lives.
Anything on the Criminal Minds finale? — Katrina
The storyline about the guy who’s been kidnapping and auctioning people off online will come to a head very soon, with unfortunate consequences for Kate. “By the end of episode 22, we do a mini cliffhanger in that we know that Meg and her best friend are being kidnapped by the guy we saw in the premiere,” executive producer Erica Messer says. “[The finale] is our team fighting for one of our own to get her loved one back.”
Losing Mikael on The Originals was awful, but I have a bad feeling that isn’t the last big death of the season. — Matt
Well, Matt, you are not wrong. When asked point blank if Mikael’s death was the last of season 2, Originals executive producer Michael Narducci replies, “No, not at all. Not even close, unfortunately.” And if you’re thinking that probably means more than one person you love is going to die before season’s end, you’d be right. “There are a few more deaths and they are just as heartbreaking and really, really sad,” Narducci says. (Please don’t be Elijah. Please don’t be Elijah.)
Thanks for the insightful 12 Monkeys finale interview, but what exactly is the deal with the red ivy and its link to the Red Forest? — Jaime
You know, I was wondering the same thing! “We know that time travel and paradoxes and the breaking of time has this effect on not only humans, as it deteriorated Cole, but to nature itself,” executive producer Terry Matalas says. “A Red Forest would probably be a place or time where time itself is in flux.” Can season 2 get here quicker, please?
Worst news I’ve heard all week: I know the show is called Castle, but it wouldn’t be the same without Stana Katic.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.