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Orange Is the New Black, please. — prechilling
Did you pick up your copy of this week’s EW? I have some juicy scoop from Laura Prepon that may whet your appetite for all things Litchfield. Here’s a little tease: Amid the tension of Alex learning that Piper narced on her parole violation, a new foil in their relationship makes her debut. “There’s definitely a love interest, and she comes in a package of a hot, tattooed Ruby Rose,” Prepon tells me. “She definitely shakes things up.” That actually makes prison sound enticing.
Please tell me Allison is not going to leave Donnie for Jason on Orphan Black. — Ali
Allison will soon confront Jason over the kiss, and the conversation takes a very unexpected turn. While Donnie certainly is jealous, he may find himself the target of affection from a surprising new place.
What’s in store for the Bones finale? — Jared
After all the hardships they’ve been through, Bones and Booth seriously consider making a change in their professional lives. Their consideration is only heightened when a suspected Pelant copycat brings the whole team back together in what feels like a series finale. Fear not, the show has been renewed—though you may be left wondering what season 11 will look like by episode’s end.
Zachary Quinto? Rutina Wesley? Richard Armitage? Everyone is on Hannibal this season! When do we get to meet some of the new characters? — Lori
It’s guest stars galore in Hannibal season 3—but Wesley and Armitage won’t appear until the second half of this season, when the show shifts into a new plot drawn from Richard Harris’ novel Red Dragon. But early in season 3, you’ll meet another series newcomer: Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) plays a mysterious woman who’s a potential ally for Will. Or for Hannibal. Or both. Or neither?
Game of Thrones? — Frannie
Let’s see… Dany presides over the grand opening of the fighting pits, with Ser Jorah among the gladiators, in a scene that includes a major sequence from GRRM’s books. Also, Jaime and Prince Doran have dinner, where the prince must decide Jaime’s fate. Oh, and Arya’s oyster girl disguise task takes an interesting turn.
Is it too early for Castle scoop? — Heather
A wee bit, though new co-showrunner Alexi Hawley promises we’re in for a change in the new season. “We just want to get in there and try to tell some really dynamic stories,” he says. “Going into season 8, it feels like it’s time to shake things up a little bit.”
Thanks for the Defiance scoop last week. Anything else you’ve got on the new season? — Chelsea
It should come as no surprise that Nolan and Irisa come out of the events of the finale mostly unscathed, though what is shocking is the very mixed reaction the residents of Defiance have to Irisa’s return—which is both bloody and strangely lauded.
Charlie still has her baby on Graceland, correct? — Tania
Correct: As you may recall from the finale, Charlie didn’t lose her baby after being tortured. In her quest to track down the man responsible, mysterious British dude Germaine Marsden (Russ Bain), she’ll have to turn to a familiar face for help—it turns out we haven’t seen the last of this person.
Major isn’t going to die in the iZombie finale, right? — Brynn
I can neither confirm nor deny whether he’s alive or dead by season’s end, but I can tease that Major will make a bid for freedom in a sequence that turns very bloody. It also backs Liv into making a decision she may soon regret.
I’m sorry to report that it didn’t make it into the episode it was slated for; it was cut for time. While I had hoped to see it before season’s end, it just didn’t end up making the cut.
Best news I’ve heard all week: Elementary lands a casting coup with John Noble as Sherlock Holmes’ father.
Additional reporting by Darren Franich and James Hibberd.