Spoiler Room: OITNB, Chicago Fire, Big Bang Theory, and more spoilers
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Does Piper just not realize this panty business could mean more jail time on Orange Is the New Black? — Tara
It’s definitely a conversation being had in the fourth season, according to Taylor Schilling. “She may only have three months left,” the actress says. “It’s a pretty wild thing that this character is risking a significantly extended sentence to play with this panty business.” Despite turning on Stella last season, Schilling also believes Piper is not beyond redemption — though there may be a twist. “What if she’s moving toward a place where she’s finally, for the first time in her life saying, ‘I’m going to bring it and I’m going to be who I am,’ and she’s been trapped by blonde hair and blue eyes for so much of her life? Maybe it is redemption to go too far.” Ruh-roh.
Anything on Chicago Fire? How is Casey going to find out about Dawson’s pregnancy? — MB
Dawson’s pregnancy will definitely be addressed rather quickly. I hear that by episode 2, Dawson has been re-assigned to the arson squad.
Please give me hope for Sheldon and Amy on The Big Bang Theory! — Arlene
I can’t give you hope just yet because Amy truly is determined to stick to her guns. “Right now, she really wants to take a step back and think about where she is, where they are and how she wants to move forward in her life,” EP Steve Molaro says. “I don’t think she’s necessarily in a rush to find another man, but I don’t think she’s ruling it out either.”
Is there any truth to the rumor that Arrow might turn Diggle into the Green Lantern? — Kieran
I’m going to let executive producer Marc Guggenheim definitively set the record straight: “He’s not going to be Green Lantern,” he says. “We have our own plans for Diggle that we’ve very excited about. It doesn’t benefit us or David Ramsey to let that rumor fester. What excites us is what we’re doing with Diggle this year and the fact that Diggle has become a character in the comics.”
Do you know who possesses the Dark Swan’s dagger on Once Upon a Time? — Rachel
As of this very moment, it’s TBD. “That is a discussion [and] that is absolutely addressed immediately,” Ginnifer Goodwin says, noting that it’s probably not a great idea for the Charmings to be the one to take it. “I don’t know that I would trust us with it,” she adds. However, whoever does end up with the dagger will learn that it’s not so easy to call upon the Dark Swan. “There’s also some caveats in how and when you can control the Dark One through the dagger,” Josh Dallas says. “Somethings can be possible and somethings are impossible.”
Do you know where the new season of Elementary is picking up? — Sam
We’re going to get a near direct pick-up as the fourth season kicks off one day after the news that Sherlock’s father is en route to New York. I can also reveal that Tim Guinee will be reprising his role as NSA Agent Dean McNally in the season premiere.
Will Peyton be returning on iZombie next season? — Hilarie
That’s the plan, but Peyton and Liv are still on the outs when the shows returns. However, Liv may soon find a new BFF named Bethany, a personal shopper involved in a case that Clive is investigating — though knowing this show, she may not be what she seems.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Hawkgirl come to life on Legends of Tomorrow. Is there anything you can tease? — Frannie
Here’s the first thing you need to know: She does not know she’s Hawkgirl the next time we see her, which will be on The Flash. “She’s not bold, she’s not strong,” Ciara Renee tells me. “It’s a dichotomy of someone who is awkward and all of a sudden she has this huge power and strength and she’ll have to reconcile that within herself.” Fun fact: Kendra’s past lives will come into play eventually. “You have to keep in mind there were these other humans you were at some point,” she says. “We’re going to be able to dive into those other humans, which is cool, with the whole time travel thing.”
Is there any chance of seeing some new residents of Graceland any time soon? — Jerry
Though it seemed like Colby could potentially find a spot in the house, that theory didn’t last long. So, no, there won’t be anyone new moving in. “That’s not the plan for a while anyway,” EP Jeff Eastin says. “We’ve got a certain number of rooms at Graceland and so far we haven’t decided to build on an extension yet.”
Do you have any idea when Mindy’s baby will be born on The Mindy Project? — Laila
Word on the street is that it will happen early in the season. I also hear that, location-wise, it’s a rather unconventional birth.
Best news I’ve heard all week: Given my current obsession with UnREAL, I’m beyond excited that Constance Zimmer is heading to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.