Spoiler Room: Scoop on This Is Us, Scorpion, Grey's Anatomy and more
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Is there anything you can tease about my new favorite show This is Us? — Danielle
First off, have you seen this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly? So. Much. Scoop. Here’s a little more: After his Manny freak-out, Kevin will change up his career by moving to New York, where he will have a super awkward audition for an Off-Broadway play, starring a blunt British actress portrayed by Janet Montgomery. “He’s got to figure out how to become an actor and he’s got to do it quickly,” Justin Hartley says. “He’s with this woman who just is not nice, but she’s honest with him. She’s like look, ‘Here’s the truth: You’re going to fall on your face and it’s not going to be pretty. This is my life and you’re messing with it. It took me forever to get here and you got here because you’re The Manny.'”
I’m asking about Scorpion again. Have any scoop on that show you can share? Pretty please. — Steph
Just as the arrival of Paige’s mother will shed new light on her, so too will a trip to Ireland for Walter. “You get to see the relationships with some of his old neighbors growing up and people who never really liked him or were jealous of him,” Katharine McPhee says, with Elyes Gabel adding: “It’s going back to the base of why he changed and what made him, which will hopefully enable you to understand him a little bit more.”
Will Alex go back to being a surgeon again on Grey’s Anatomy? — Camilla L News
That’s TBD. In the meantime, “There might be a little bit of a friendship between Riggs and possibly Alex Karev, which further complicates the Maggie thing,” Martin Henderson tells me. “I did hear a hint that maybe a bit of a bromance starts, a mutual respect, and they don’t hold anything against one another, and so I think that may be in the cards too.”
Are there only two timelines on Frequency going forward? — David
There are definitely two main timelines, but that’s not to say the show won’t venture elsewhere. “It’s a show that is living very much in both 1996 and 2016,” showrunner Jeremy Carver says. “We’re not favoring one or the other in any conscious way; we basically go where the story takes us, and it’s been taking us to both time periods pretty equally. And as the show moves on, we’ll be in some other time periods as well.” The question is: Past or future?
Will Ghost Rider’s creation have any ties to Hyde on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. like there was in the comics? — Nick
While we will soon see an origin story for Ghost Rider, it will not have ties to Daisy’s agro-father. “We talked about it,” EP Jed Whedon says. “We have other plans, but the temptation was there. Because we told such a deep and rich Hyde story, we feel like we do want to bring Kyle [MacLachlan] back in a different way later on.”
Anything Timeless you can tease? — Gerry
We know the trio will be traveling to Nazi Germany in episode 4 and encountering James Bond author Ian Fleming (Sean Maguire), but the hour won’t only be referencing 007 films. EP Shawn Ryan says they also drew inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, specifically that scene with Brad Pitt stumbling over his rudimentary Italian. Lucy, despite knowing practically every historical detail, will face a similar obstacle. “She doesn’t speak German,” Ryan says. “Just because Lucy is a great historian doesn’t mean it’s easy to walk with Ian Fleming into this Nazi party… There are definitely some traces of Inglourious Basterds in this episode, and there may be an homage or two to it, without a doubt.”
Real talk, is the world actually going to end on No Tomorrow? — Kelly
Xavier might seem crazy, but there’s a chance the end of the world could be coming. “Absolutely he could be right,” EP Corinne Brinkerhoff tells me. “We will find out that his theory is not as far-fetched as it may initially seem. There is actual data to suggest there might be some legitimacy to it.”
Will we finally find out who is #1 on The Blacklist this season? — Marshall
I can’t promise it’ll happen this season, but it will definitely happen at some point. “Yeah, but not immediately,” EP Jon Bokenkamp told me when I posed that Q. “That may be a little ways out.” In other words, have patience.
Do you have anything on Jace for Shadowhunters fans?! — Cara
Considering season 2 picks up right where season 1 left off, it’s safe to say Jace is still with Valentine when the show returns. Showrunner Todd Slavkin says that the season 2 premiere is going to be a crucial hour for Jace. “Jace learns an earth-shattering revelation about himself in the premiere that causes him to rethink what he’s all about,” Slavkin says. “Valentine is his father, so no matter how cruel Valentine is, there is this blood bond between them, and Jace is forced to examine a lot of things that he’s never thought about.”
Any news on season 2 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? Any chance Rebecca will come to her senses and choose Greg over Josh? — Rachel
I can’t give away which man will play a bigger role in Rebecca’s life in season 2, but let’s just say the love triangle is still very much alive — there’s even a song about it in episode 3 — and both men are definitely still in the running. That being said, it might not be the same Greg you remember from season 1.
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Additional reporting by Chancellor Agard, Samantha Highfill, Shirley Li, and Dan Snierson.