Spoiler Room: Scoop on Arrow, UnREAL, Blacklist and more
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Since most of Team Arrow is now gone, will season 5 introduce new members? — Terry
I’ll let Stephen Amell take this one: “There’s always possibly going be more new members of Team Arrow, but I don’t know yet,” he says. “I know obviously Echo Kellum is joining us as a series regular, so we’ll see if he can ingratiate himself into the team.”
I’ve read about how UnREAL will push the envelope this season, but how crazy will the events on Everlasting be? — Jeanie
How’s this for crazy: One of the new contestants, London, is a Pakistani-American engineer who Quinn and Rachel try to pressure into wearing a head scarf so she’ll look more “terrorist” to help boost ratings. “I know it’s totally crossing a line,” admits UnREAL co-creator Sarah Shapiro. “That’s one of the ones where I’m like, ‘Wow, okay, here we go.’ … London’s family is Pakistani and she may have very distant ties to Osama bin Laden, but Quinn is like, ‘Well, now she does.’ This is so crazy that we’re actually doing that, but yes.” Scraping your jaw off the floor yet? For even more dirt on UnREAL’s second season, pick up a copy of this week’s EW (the Ultimate Summer Preview issue) on stands or buy it here and flip to page 64!
When Red and Liz do eventually reunite on The Blacklist, how will he feel about her faking her death? — Sarah
Listen, Liz has pushed Red away many times before and he’s always waited patiently in the wings. So despite the fact that she’s gone to extreme lengths to get away from him, I don’t think he’ll be changing his tactics any time soon. “He’s not insensitive to the fact of what she’s going through in her life right now and he’s aware of her knowledge of his feelings about all of it, and he’s made that plain,” James Spader tells me. “I think he would have an understanding for what led to this.”
Will we learn about S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director right away with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns? Is it someone we already know? — Abbey
Like I mentioned before, I’ll have more info on that soon — promise! In the meantime, Clark Gregg offered up some scoop on how Coulson is dealing in the wake of that big change: “He’s not the director anymore, his destiny is not so much in his own hand as it used to be,” Gregg says. “The person he cares about is on the run and seems to be very sought after by the authorities. It’s very much changing the game for Coulson. Certainly from that teaser of where we’ll be next season, he does not seem to be in good shape.”
What do you have for Wayward Pines? — Raleigh
If you’re worried about Theo falling prey to the Abbies, don’t be: Jason will realize rather quickly that he needs Theo safe inside the fences. While Yedlin then uses his newfound power to his advantage, we’ll also learn some secrets about Theo’s wife that could alter his future.
How will the team react to the truth about Jane when Blindspot returns? — Mitchell
They certainly won’t be jumping for joy (read more on that here).That will only be compounded by the discovery of Mayfair’s files. “The whole team will now be brought up to speed on Daylight and will get a lot of info on Orion,” EP Martin Gero tells me. But what about that other mysterious file? “As for M7G677, you’ll just have to wait and see.”
Is Wes ever going to find out that Rebecca is really dead on How to Get Away with Murder? — Jenny
At the very least, Wes suspects she’s dead, but whether we actually see that on screen is the question. “I don’t know how much we’ll be going back to that,” EP Pete Nowalk says. “At this point, now that he knows that Annalise has been protecting him from Wallace this whole time and now that Wallace has been shot, that pales in comparison.”
Would love some Bones scoop! — Nira
An upcoming episode features the team at the Jeffersonian being filmed mockumentary style, which makes a few of them extremely uncomfortable — particularly Cam since Arastoo returns to the lab that week. Let’s just say there will be a big shift in their relationship very soon.
I’m wondering if this means that we’ll still have a Harrison Wells of some kind, since it would be the pits if Tom Cavanagh isn’t on The Flash anymore. — Green Flower
Details on next season are being kept tightly under wraps, but I can tell you that Tom Cavanagh will be back as a series regular for season 3. Consider this: If the show does indeed move forward with Flashpoint, then the Reverse-Flash never killed Earth-1 Harrison Wells and his wife, meaning we could see the original Wells next season. Maybe. Hopefully.
I can take anything 12 Monkeys related. — DeputyPacks
The question of whether Cole is jealous of the dynamic that Deacon and Railly have created will finally be answered. “This is addressed in episode 7 that they don’t know each other as well as they used to,” EP Terry Matalas says of the episode that also features a heartbreaking death. Dun. Dun. Duuuunnn.
Best news I’ve heard all week: Puzzles, puzzles everywhere. Thanks, Blindspot.
Additional reporting by Kelly Connolly, Shirley Li, and Nina Terrero.