Spoiler Room: Scoop on Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Bones and more
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What will happen to Emma and Hook in season 6 of Once Upon a Time? — Niamh
If you recall, when Emma and Hook reunited in the finale, there was a wedding dress in the background. Ahead of the Dead of Summer panel at ATX, I asked the guys point-blank if this means wedding bells will ring in season 6. They stayed very coy on the subject. “I would say you’ll have to watch season 6, you never know what’s going to happen,” EP Edward Kitsis replied. “You never know what’s going to happen with those two.” Fear not, they answered a few other season 6 questions, so check Spoiler Room next week for more!
Is there anything you can say about the Battle of the Bastards on Game of Thrones? — Ronan
In short, I’m told it’s amazing and the most spectacular TV battle you’ve ever seen, even when it comes to one element that’s under-appreciated, but really expensive: lots of horses. Kit Harington demonstrates everything he’s learned as an action star and physical performer over the last five years. It’s must see and must see live. Also, the bastards battle isn’t the only action sequence in the episode. Stew on that.
Do you have anything about the end of Bones? — Jaimie
Hart Hanson says he plans to pen the series finale, likely alongside Stephan Nathan. “I have had an ending in mind, because we were such a precarious show, we weren’t supposed to make it to our first Christmas,” Hanson says. “I had this idea how to end the show. As it went on, that idea changed to, ‘Oh we’ll end it on their marriage — that will be the end of the series, them getting married.’ We’ve passed that, so now it’s back to, ‘I have an idea, but I will go in and see if that idea meshes with the guys who have been running the show for the past two years, not to mention David and Emily.’ We’ll see.”
Do you know who the villain will be on Legends of Tomorrow next season? — Brad
I can tell you who it’s not: EP Marc Guggenheim tells me the future invading alien race, the Thanagarians, are not the threat, but we won’t find out who or what is immediately. “Unlike season 1 of Legends, where we basically had the big bad introduced in the crossover, what we’re going to do in season 2 of Legends will be more similar to what you’ve experienced in the first three seasons of Arrow or the first two seasons of Flash, where it’s more of a slow reveal and a little bit of a mystery,” he says.
UnREAL scoop. Hit me. — Carter
As chilly as ice queens Quinn and Rachel are, their hearts will be thawed this year — but raise your hand if you see that being a good thing. Crickets. “I’m excited for all of our characters to try and kill each other,” EP Sarah Gertrude Shapiro says. “There is so much tension this season, so much to fight over and also seeing Rachel and Quinn trying to find love, like for real, is exciting. It’s balls to the walls.”
Any scoop on Scandal when it returns in 2017? — TVLoverNY
It sounds like Olivia and Jake will be working together in more than one way next season, if you catch my drift. “I’m going to be very unpopular in saying this: I think Olivia has chosen Jake,” Scott Foley says. “There is no question in my mind that she’s chosen Jake. Proof of that for me is the day he was going to get married. They concocted this plan, they were going to be together, he was going to leave [his fiancée] at the altar until Rowan threatened Olivia with Jake’s life. She had to have that really heartbreaking speech to him where she said, ‘I don’t love you, I never loved you, I love Fitz.’ It was very apparent to me that she wanted to be with Jake and she couldn’t.”
Will Liz’s father be the new big bad on The Blacklist next season? — Langston
Possibly. “That’s definitely a cliffhanger for next year,” EP John Eisendrath says. “It’s definitely an, ‘Oh my God, who really is this person, what’s his agenda and what is going to happen to Liz?’ We’re left with Red and everyone aware of the fact that Liz is alive, and she’s also been abducted.” In other words, Red will certainly think Alexander Kirk is the villain.
What’s next for Cassandra and Cole on 12 Monkeys? — Kelsey
Expect some big drama during Monday’s episode, when Cole’s mission to go after the Primary comes into conflict with Railly and Ramse’s want to find Titan. “They’re on a time clock before these temporal storms are going to destroy the facility, the machine and their ability to save the world,” EP Terry Matalas says. “Cole really wants to save the world first to do the right thing, but Cassie and Ramse have been through their own darkness and they’re about rage and vengeance right now. Honestly, who can blame them? For two years now, the 12 Monkeys have been one step ahead of them. Maybe the right fight is to go find the Witness and put an end to this. There’s no right answer here. Cole’s loyalty will be put to the test in episode 10.”
Anything you can tease on Jane the Virgin? — Merritt
Petra won’t be petra-fied forever! “At a certain point Petra will [wake up], but it’s just a question of how long and how much damage will be done,” says showrunner Jennie Urman, who also reveals that Rogelio might get a new gig… sort of. “The Passion of Santos might become The Passion of Steve and be remade for American audience, so we’ll explore what the crossover means,” she says. “Rogelio will be fighting for his place as Santos/Steve.”
Love the Baz twist at the end of the Animal Kingdom premiere. What’s next for him? — Drew
Well, if you enjoyed the fact that he seems to be living two lives, you’ll probably enjoy what comes next: even more lives. “I like that he has other lives, plural, going on,” Scott Speedman says. “And maybe more than one; maybe more than a couple. The guy is not settled as a family man.” It seems the leader of the Cody brothers doesn’t have his life together as much as we originally thought. Or perhaps, I should say, he doesn’t have his lives together.
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Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and Robyn Ross.
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.