Spoiler Room: Scoop on Once, Bates Motel, Castle and more
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Is there anything you can say about the Once Upon a Time finale? —Trina
I can personally say that I was nervous about the villains becoming heroes, and vice versa, but it turns out to be an epically fun ride. Though many fans wished the Author rewrite could mean the resurrection of Baelfire, there is a very plausible explanation why that can’t happen—though he is brought up more than once. In other news, Emma makes more than one surprising decision in the finale that may get you up in arms.
What’s coming in the Bates Motel finale? — Kat
You better believe that not everyone will survive Monday’s bloody Bates Motel finale! The body count is between 1-3, but the tension is a perfect 10 as Norma’s battle against the seedy underbelly of White Pine Bay comes to a head. But there’s also romantic tension, including a long-awaited kiss for one of your favorite ‘shipped couples. And we’re not even talking about Norma and Norman!
I’m so glad that Castle has been renewed, but what about Stana Katic? Will she return next season? — Brynn
I hear they’re still in negotiations on that front. As for Beckett in the finale, she’ll be supporting Castle on the case that brings up those traumatic childhood memories, but she’ll also have some stuff to deal with in terms of her career. “Beckett has been looking for something more,” executive producer Terri Miller says. “So she’s presented with those options and she’s going to have to make a decision about what she’s going to do based on those options that come to her.” In other words, while Castle remembers the past, Beckett will have to choose her future.
Do you have anything on the Grey’s Anatomy finale? — Tovah
I hear that two different couples will be faced with making very big decisions. While there’s good news on the horizon for one, the other goes in the very opposite direction.
Is Agent Keen going to be on the run for long on The Blacklist? — Kendall
It will be up to Liz to clear her own name, which means returning to the scene of the crime where she was first infected with the virus—a difficult task, considering just about every news station is blasting her photo to the masses. But the finale’s real shocking moment comes via surprising news for one member of the task force, which ends up being both a blessing and a curse.
What’s going to happen to Bobbi on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Mitch
In some ways, Bobbi’s kidnapping is a good thing, because it’ll force Hunter to forgive her. “That’s going to be something that will test how much he cares,” Nick Blood tells me. “It’s easy to say you hate someone and you don’t care about them when they’re not under any threat, but the moment they are, all of a sudden it’s very real how you feel about them.” Suffice it to say, Ward and Kara better watch out—because “Lance is going to want to seek vengeance for what’s happened to Bobbi.”
I’m sad to hear Jennifer Love Hewitt won’t be back on Criminal Minds, but what does this mean for A.J. Cook, who is also pregnant? — Joshua
She’s sticking around, as I mentioned in my postmortem. However, since the show is scheduled to go back into production around the time she’s due, you may not see her when the show returns. Revealing Cook’s pregnancy in the finale “helps us answer why she’s likely not in the first episode or so,” says EP Erica Messer. “We laid the groundwork for it, and then we can remind everybody in the premiere that she’s on maternity leave.”
Klaus and Cami clearly have feelings for each other on The Originals. Are they ever going to admit that? — Charlotte
There are probably feelings there, yes. But according to executive producer Michael Narducci, they’re not quite at the romantic phase just yet. “They have an interesting connection,” Narducci said. “A lot of people say, ‘Oh, it’s a romantic connection.’ But I think right now, it’s a connection where he feels a certain amount of peace with her. He sees that she understands him a little bit and that she is willing to look at him with compassion and maybe hope for the best in him. And I’m certain that there is more than that and there is an attraction between them, but this is a long story and we’re not quite there yet in terms of romance.” Maybe next year?
Do you know how New Girl will write out Zooey Deschanel during her pregnancy? — Sandra
Yup: jury duty! “She goes away for four episodes because she’s sequestered on a celebrity trial,” executive producer Liz Meriwether says, teasing that we’ll still see Jess via courtroom sketches. “John Cho is the prosecutor of the trial that she’s on the jury for. There’s a little bit of sexual tension between them in the episode where she leaves, but we don’t know what’s going to happen with that when she comes back. He was amazing. He would be a really interesting, cool guy to be on the show for a while.”
With Nina leaving The Vampire Diaries, are we finally going to get some Bamon? — Tina
There are no guarantees in the world of ‘shipperdom, but I can tell you that Kat Graham would be into a little Bamon action. “I’m a fan of anything with Ian,” she said. “I’m hoping that they can explore that really sort of layered relationship. I’ve always been a fan of for them. I’ve never not once shipped my character with an actor or actress on the show. I’m all about exploring characters’ sexuality and stuff like that and I’m hoping that Bonnie, through her new empowerment, will start to discover another side of herself as well, maybe something that hasn’t really been a focus on the show.”
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and Marc Snetiker.