Spoiler Room: Scoop on Quantico, Game of Thrones, Outlander and more
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I need something Quantico. Anything, really. — Jason
EP Josh Safran reveals that the opening moments of season 2 will put the Grand Central Station bombing to shame. “The event in season 2 is probably even bigger than season 1 on some level,” he says. “But while it is bigger, it’s also more contained. It allows us to feel more rooted every time we travel from one timeline to another. Again, if season 1 was sort of The Fugitive, season 2 has another blockbuster in mind.” Alas, Safran declines to reveal which movie will inspire season 2. “If I said it, it’ll be very clear what we’re doing, and I can’t do that,” he says.
I can’t believe the Game of Thrones finale is upon us. What do you know about it?! — Kelsey
Here’s what I know: Unlike some of the Thrones finales that aired after action-packed episodes, this season-ender definitely does not slow down the pace. You can expect pretty much every major character to make an appearance, with Cersei and Ser Loras’ trial serving as a pivotal centerpiece that will change King’s Landing politics next year. But the real question hanging over this last hour is whether Bran will return to the Tower of Joy. Here’s hoping!
Natalie, I’m still not over how Outlander killed off the beloved sidekick Angus. I don’t think I can deal with any more deaths. Please tell me I don’t have to. — Annabelle
I wish I could ease your pain. Alas, the grim reaper has no plans to leave the Scottish Highlands in Saturday’s episode. Just know that when a key death occurs in the penultimate episode, you will definitely agree that he had it coming.
Will any of the untold stories on Once Upon a Time hold a connection to any of the characters? — lennyukpirate1
That’s TBD, but the arrival of characters from the Land of Untold stories will certainly affect those in Storybrooke. “The condition of life in Storybrooke is very important,” EP Adam Horowitz says. “Hyde’s arrival impacts that. We’re planning to explore a lot of what that’s going to mean for the day-to-day life in Storybrooke.” Adds EP Edward Kitsis: “One of the things that we really want to get back to this year is that season 1 and 2 vibe of small town stories, being in Storybrooke and getting back to Mary Margaret as the teacher, Emma as the sheriff, Grumpy as the janitor.”
Anything on Mary Drake on Pretty Little Liars? – Cara
Considering the season 7 premiere revealed that Mary Drake got out of Radley 23 years ago, there’s a lot of room for exploration with her character. “We’re going to have a lot of fun learning about her relationship with Elliott, how they met, their relationship with Charlotte, are Elliott and Mary really on the same page or do they have different goals and what exactly are those goals,” executive producer Charlie Craig says. “That’s going to be a very interesting story to tell, and also, what Mary’s ties are to the girls, to this town. We know a little bit about her history and we’re going to learn a lot more.” Now, what do we think the odds are that the Hastings will make an appearance in Mary’s backstory?
I’ll take anything Grey’s Anatomy. — Jameson
If and when Maggie does find out that her sister is hooking up with the guy she likes, I’m curious whether Maggie will take out some of her anger on Alex — since he encouraged Maggie to go after Riggs. “If it will enable us to do more brother-sister bickering, I certainly hope so because that’s one of my favorite things to do is bicker with Justin,” Kelly McCreary says. “It’s possible. Look, this is a very, very sensitive situation. More than anything, I think that Maggie’s ego will probably be wounded. Anybody playing any part in that, Maggie might find herself on the outs with them for a little while.”
What do you have on Jane the Virgin? — Kenta
For starters, the name of the show may need to change after next season. “Jane will lose her virginity this year,” executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman teases. “In what context and with who remains to be seen.” That means hit the comments with your guesses!
Anything on Kono for Hawaii Five-0? — Lisa
As previously teased, Adam will get out of jail next season, but it will take some time for things to go back to normal for Kono and her husband. “These two people have to get to know each other again,” EP Peter M. Lenkov tells me. “Some of that erodes when there’s distance. Especially being in prison, your mind starts to wander and you start to question things. But their relationship is in a healthy place, I just think that they’re going to need to get to know each other again when he comes out. But I think she will trust him.”
I need to know everything about American Gothic!!! — Miley
The question you should be asking yourself is whether Mitchell was actually culpable with the killings, or keeping one of his family members in check — especially considering his deathbed proclamation that they needed to tell the truth. “That was supposed to be ambiguous,” says EP Corinne Brinkerhoff, teasing that Madeline’s motivations for killing her husband are complicated. “She will unpack her side of the story and make you really rethink what it is you saw at the end of the pilot and what it meant.”
How will Deacon deal with Cassie blowing him off on 12 Monkeys? — Caitlyn
Not well. “You’re going to see a return to the old ruthless Deacon,” EP Terry Matalas cautions. “He’s coming undone. He softened because of Cassie, and now he doesn’t have that anymore, so you’re going to see an unhinged Deacon again.” As an added bonus, I’ll tease that you’ll see a lot more of Deacon soon. (You’ll understand what I mean when you see it.)
Best news I’ve heard all week: Solid new Blindspot casting.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill, Shirley Li, Lynette Rice and Robyn Ross.
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.