Spoiler Room: Scoop on Vampire Diaries, The Flash, Hawaii Five-0 and more
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Could you share anything about Stefan or Steroline this season on The Vampire Diaries? — Mallory
Though the Salvatore brothers have had a rough few years, “Stefan somehow inherently understands that what’s happened to his brother is not Damon’s fault,” EP Julie Plec says. “Whatever is going on with Damon, he’s under some sort of control or is in some situation that he can’t entirely get out of. He’s very focused on trying to rescue his brother from this mess, understanding that the fallout of whatever it is that Damon has to do could impact his ability to be reunited with Elena one day.”
Anything about Tom Cavanagh on The Flash this season? — Pang
Considering Barry changed the timeline, you would think that Tom Cavanagh might be playing the original Harrison Wells, who maybe in this timeline was not killed by Reverse-Flash. But it appears that’s not the case. “I played the original Wells on the beach with Tess,” Tom Cavanagh tells me. “This guy won’t be that guy. If the show has strengths, I would argue that we’re not repeating ourselves generally, and specifically I’m trying not to repeat myself.”
Anything on the 150th episode of Hawaii Five-0? — Shari
With legacy playing a role in the new season, Five-0’s past will come back to haunt them in the landmark episode. “We really dig deep into the characters,” EP Peter M. Lenkov says. “You’re going to see McGarrett and his mom’s relationship when he was a little boy. Despite the fact that everybody thinks that this is the world’s worst mom, she was a good mother, and he has to be reminded of that — actually that’s one of the things that Catherine reminds him. ‘At some point before she was the person who abandoned you, she was your mother.’ That’s going to make him think back and we’re going to see moments of McGarrett and his mother when he was little, and the fact that she was this caring, mother next door, she was somebody who adored her son, would never give up her family. You’re going to see the things that led up to that.”
Any scoop on Grey’s Anatomy? — Taylor
Despite Riggs turning Maggie down, she will not relent in her advances. “Maggie actually starts to think that Riggs is now just playing a bit hard to get,” Martin Henderson says. “So it’s this farcical triangle where nobody’s believing the other person. Everyone’s got these mixed intentions, and they’re all getting bundled up, and no one really knows who likes who for what reason. So it continues to actually become quite funny.”
Anything you can tease about Diggle on Arrow? — Cindy
When the season picks up, Diggle is operating out of Chechnya as a member of the Special Forces. “He is searching for that moral compass that he lost at the end of season 4,” EP Marc Guggenheim says. “He discovers that Chechnya is the wrong place for him to discover his moral compass. Things do not go according to plan for him, and there’s something that happens in the first three episodes that is fairly significant and it’s the circumstances that will ultimately bring him back to Star City, but he’s not going to be the same. He’s not going to be able to live his life the way he had been living it before.” Bonus: This all leads to a very Dig and Oliver-centric episode in the fourth outing.
What’s next on The Blacklist? — Samuel
Now knowing that Alexander Kirk was telling the truth, Liz will try to seek him out for answers. “She’d be crazy not to,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “Kirk has all kinds of secrets and answers that Reddington is terrified of having exposed.”
Could I have more Daisy scoop on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Helena
If you thought Daisy’s bone-shattering use of her powers was bad now, just you wait. “It’s taking a toll on her physically and emotionally,” Chloe Bennet says. “What we’re seeing this season is more physical than ever before. Pretty early on, it becomes incredibly limiting, the pain she’s going through. There’s a reason S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors people with powers and abilities, because they need to be. She’s basically overworking herself. She’s being incredibly reckless with her emotions, physically with her powers. It definitely takes a toll.
Thanks for talking to Luke Mitchell. I miss him on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Will we find out why his Blindspot character has that scar on his face? — Jayla
Alas, Luke Mitchell played coy when it came to the scar specifically. However, “there will definitely be some exploration into the childhood, specifically their time at the orphanage,” he says. “It’s imperative to the story and who these characters are as people.”
Is Famke Janssen going to return on How to Get Away with Murder? — Erin
Yes, Eve will return for at least one episode in season 3. “I love her because she’s willing to come back before she goes to her other show,” EP Pete Nowalk says, referring to The Blacklist: Redemption. “I think it’s going to be an extremely beautiful episode and hopefully something that we can continue to explore if we go on for seasons and seasons.” Before you think that means Eve is safe from the Grim Reaper, Nowalk teases that “there could be a period” on her story versus an ellipses.
Is Richard Dean Anderson going to appear on the new MacGyver? — Adam
The short answer is: It’s up to Richard Dean Anderson. The longer answer, however, is that showrunner Peter M. Lenkov does have a role for the original MacGyver, if and when Anderson wants it. “He’s being very kind to us because he’s allowing us to step out of the gate on our own,” Lenkov says. “Hopefully, after we get up and running, he’ll come and join us. That’s what I’m hoping. We have a role, and it’s a great role. It’s recurring and I’m hoping he says yes to it.” The only thing Lenkov would say about the role itself is that it’s not the owner of a paper clip shop, so… fingers crossed he’s the owner of a chewing gum specialty store.
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Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill.