Spoiler Room: Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, and more spoilers
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I’m so bummed about Japril! Please give this Grey’s Anatomy fan some hope! — Kendra
Well, they did create life together, so that could help. “I totally think this baby could bring them back together,” Sarah Drew says. However, “Nobody wants somebody to stay with them just because they’re having a baby; that just leads to resentment — April definitely doesn’t want that. I could definitely see down the road, through different sets of circumstances, this baby being the thing that brings them back together for sure.” In the meantime, Drew teases that April will be leaning on Arizona (though there are some moments with Riggs and Hunt as well) because they can relate on the divorce front.
Anything Once Upon a Time-related? — Kirsty
The mission to save Hook from the Underworld will quickly be expanded once Emma and the gang reunite with both friend and foe alike. “The second half is going to be very similar to the first season in that we’re going to see Storybrooke as a place of people with unfinished business,” executive producer Edward Kitsis says. “We have to wonder if we can’t help them find their happy endings even in the afterlife.”
Blindspot is finally returning! Gimme anything you’ve got! — Paul
There are a number of familiar faces returning in the back half of the season, including Trieste Kelly Dunn as Weller’s former flame Allie and Ennis Esmer as everyone’s favorite bad guy Rich Dotcom. Jordana Spiro and Jay O. Sanders are also back as Weller’s sister and father, respectively. “Weller’s home life gets a lot more attention in this back half of the season as he tries to mend the fence with his dad,” EP Martin Gero says. “His dad is dying of cancer. He was on his last legs at the beginning of the season and he didn’t have that much to live. Bill’s not in great shape. Weller trying to mend his relationship with his father before his father dies is going to be a really powerful part of our story.” Bonus: Can you solve this?
Am I crazy or is Madeleine Stowe holding red plants in that 12 Monkeys photo?! What does it mean?! — Jason
Nothing good, I can promise you that. “It does appear like she’s got some red leaves,” EP Terry Matalas says. “That’s some bad news. The stakes are raised this season. We set it up last season that the plague was only part of the plan. The Army of the 12 Monkeys seems to be connected to the way time works and they have their own agenda, and the red forest is a part of it, and it’s not something we want to happen to all of space and time.” Ruh-roh.
Why is The Flash going to be gone until March-friggin-22nd?? Seems like we just got back from the holiday break! — JeffDJ
Yeah, but that just leaves you with more time to figure out what’s really going on with this Zoom reveal. I dissect what I can here, but just know that more answers are coming. In the meantime, Barry will not handle the truth about Zoom being Hunter Zolomon very well. “It’s betrayal and disappointment in himself,” Grant Gustin tells me. “Because it’s almost like he’s been through this before, and he can’t believe he let himself go through it again.”
Is there anything you can tease about the Agent Carter finale? — Zoe
In order to stop Whitney Frost, Peggy & Co. will need to beat her to the punch, placing the lives of everyone in danger. Believe me when I say that not everyone will come out of the finale unscathed.
Will Kara find out it was actually Alex who killed Astra on Supergirl? — Raina
When she does eventually learn the truth, it will certainly test their relationship. “It does get resolved,” Melissa Benoist tells me. “It’s pretty earth-shattering for Astra to die, regardless of who killed her, because [Kara] has so few remaining family — and Kryptonians in general — that it shook her to the core. Just the fact that Astra died in the first place, but finding out that it was her sister, it’ll be a big deal.”
Um, is Connor really going to move away on How to Get Away With Murder? Because, just no. — Heath
Unfortunately, that wasn’t just a pipe dream. “I think it’s definitely a real and very appealing option for Connor,” executive producer Pete Nowalk says. “Will he get in? Will Oliver go with him? Will Annalise let him go? These are the questions on Connor’s mind right now.”
How is Caroline’s visit to New Orleans going to change things on Vampire Diaries? — Sara
I don’t know if it’s New Orleans that changes things for Caroline, or if things have already changed. “They are officially in jeopardy,” showrunner Julie Plec says of Caroline and her future family. “There is no peace right now and after three years of living a relatively normal life, she and Alaric have huge decisions to make about: Do they stay away from these people that used to be their friends, does she go into hiding without him, will they get married, will she ever talk to Stefan again? There’s a lot of great, great conflict coming up as we try to figure out if Stefan is going to be able to make things right with her.” So maybe there’s hope for Steroline after all?
Will we get much backstory about Mr. Freeze and his wife on Gotham? — Tom
When the season picks back up, Mr. Freeze will already be well on his way to trying to save his wife’s life, so if you were hoping for a bit of happiness before the storm, things aren’t looking good. But “you get a sense of their connection,” says Nathan Darrow. As far as his character goes, if there is an underlying sociopathy, Darrow says, “It is not evident yet.”
Best news I’ve heard all week: Vixen needs her own show ASAP, right?
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.