Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Scandal,' 'Big Bang,' 'SHIELD,' and more
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I’m in desperate need of some Shondaland scoop after last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. What do you have? — Harelia
All the Grey’s Anatomy scoop you need is right here and here. So how about I take door No. 2 and give you something Scandal? As the First Lady’s Senate race heats up, her campaign will make her revisit Jerry’s death, and we’ll find out just how badly she wants to win.
Is Penny going to end up getting that acting job on The Big Bang Theory? — Daryl
If you’re wondering whether Penny will be forced to choose between acting and her fancy new job, “it’s not something that plays out through the end of season 8,” executive producer Steve Molaro reveals. But we will see Penny and Leonard confronting why they haven’t set a date for their wedding, though they’re not the only couple facing trouble in paradise. Based on Molaro’s finale teases—which I’ll dole out next week—I worry that we’re either going to see some apartment switching or a breakup.
What will the reunion with Ward look like on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Ralph
Remember when Simmons vowed to kill Ward? She may finally make good on that promise—or at least try to. “Simmons meant what she said,” Elizabeth Henstridge tells me. “She hates him so much. He did the worst thing possible to her and took away the most precious thing in her life, which is Fitz.” In that case, do it!
Is someone really going to die during the Chicago Fire/P.D./SVU crossover? — tinman14
It’s true. “We’ve got a great bad guy, and one of the characters in P.D. doesn’t make it out alive, unfortunately,” EP Matt Olmstead says. “We obviously care about this character. It hits Lindsay the hardest. What we get out of it is, towards the end of the season, a spiral for Lindsay because, as we established from the show, she came from the wrong side of the tracks before Voight rehabilitated her and gave her a purpose. She starts to doubt if it was all worth it or if she doesn’t belong back on the other side of the tracks in the company of her mother, Bunny.”
I miss Finn and Alicia on The Good Wife. Will we see more of them this year? — Susan
It does feel like Finn and Alicia got a bit side-tracked this season—what with Alicia making out with Elfman and everything—but don’t worry. “There’s going to be a lot more of Finn in the last three episodes,” executive producer Robert King promises. And although he stayed mum about what’s in store, King teased that he directed a few Finn-Alicia scenes. “I just think they’re some of the best scenes that they’ve had together.” Let your imaginations run wild, ‘shippers.
What’s going to happen now that Oliver is in the League on Arrow? — Danny
Well, it looks like the League will be setting their sights on Nyssa next week. “Nyssa was the Heir to the Demon,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim says. “There’s a real question as to whether or not Nyssa poses a threat to Oliver’s ascension to Ra’s. Into that dynamic, we insert Team Arrow, who are not necessarily all on the same page in terms of how involved they should be getting here. There’s an argument to be made that she’s not the nicest person ever.”
Is it wrong that I love Theo on The Following? — Liv
No, that’s not wrong at all. *Backs away slowly* But speaking of your favorite person, we’re going to soon meet his sister, played by Megalyn Echikunwoke, who could be his ultimate downfall. “We realize Theo isn’t completely impenetrable,” executive producer Alexi Hawley says. “That vulnerability, by the end of the season, is going to be dangerous for him. She is connected to Theo’s childhood and she’s the one person who he cares about. What it does is allow us to see another side of Theo and it also allows us to explore his origins.”
What’s coming up in the Elementary finale? — Franca
Though EP Rob Doherty swears they’re not aiming to end the season on a cliffhanger, that doesn’t mean the show won’t go out with a bang. “Someone is coming,” Doherty teases, staying mum on whether he’s referencing a familiar face from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. “We want to set up a few personal things that are on the horizon for Sherlock and Joan when we resume next year,” he adds.
I know there’s no chance of Bruce Wayne becoming Batman anytime soon on Gotham, but will there at least be any hints toward his future in the finale? — Christine
Bruce will actually make a shocking discovery about his family. “He’s going to find the biggest clue of all,” executive producer Bruno Heller tells me. “There’s going to be a huge discovery. What could he possibly discover at this point in his life? What could he and Alfred find out about the family and where they live and the future? That’s what we’re going to discover in this last episode. It’s a huge reveal.”
Any scoop for the season finale of Forever? — Clark
Henry will set his sights on getting his vengeance on Adam for what happened to Abigail, even if it means playing the long game. But his plans may come to fruition much sooner than he expected when the dagger that could potentially kill Adam practically falls in his lap. But the question is whether he’ll actually go through with it.
Worst news I’ve heard all week: RIP, Derek Shepherd.
Additional reporting by Breia Brissey and Samantha Highfill.