Spoiler Room: Scoop on SHIELD, Blindspot, Legends of Tomorrow and more
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What’s the deal with Weller and Nas on Blindspot?! — Erin
You mean their make-out session this week? Yeah, about that… “Nas and Weller are more alike than they want to admit,” executive producer Martin Gero tells me. “They’re both kind of loners, leaders, mono-fixated on a goal. They find a lot of comfort with each other — until Weller realized she’s bugging him. She’ll need to explain that one real quick if there’s any hope for something past a fling.”
How will Sara handle being the leader on Legends of Tomorrow? — Brandon
Quite well, actually. “As you start to see her become more and more comfortable in being the leader of this rag-tag group, it’s so much fun to watch her,” EP Marc Guggenheim says. “The character’s embodying the role of a leader, Caity’s performance really embraces it. It turns out to be one of the most successful things we’ve done in season 2.” However, the next mission under her command won’t necessarily be to hunt down Rip Hunter. “That’s going to be something that’s always going on in the background, and in some cases the foreground, of the various episodes,” Guggenheim says. “To a certain extent, we don’t want to change the mission statement from fixing aberrations to going and saving Rip. The bat has been taken out of their hands because there’s no way to find Rip, so what would they do? You will find out [what happened to Rip] before the Legends do.”
What’s going to happen to Simmons now after teaming up with Daisy on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Freida
Well, Simmons’ next polygraph may be a bit awkward. “Simmons has never been great at lying,” EP Jed Whedon says. “She did do a little spin undercover, but she was basically playing a scientist and all she had to do is be really enthusiastic, so it puts her in a tight spot. Not to mention she just found out that her boyfriend has a secret robot, so I have a feeling that could still get a little complicated for her. I do think there will be repercussions for Fitz’s actions.”
Is there a mole within the FBI on The Blacklist? — Amanda
Considering that Kirk knew Red was coming for him and set a trap, I would say it’s highly likely. “You are correct to worry there may be a traitor amongst us,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “Is it in Red’s group? The FBI? I will neither confirm nor deny.”
You promised scoop on Josh Segarra’s Arrow character on Superhero Insider. Deliver! — Abbi
And I shall! The upcoming seventh episode is “where we show our cards the most in terms of Adrian’s character,” EP Marc Guggenheim teases of the man who eventually becomes Vigilante. “What’s kind of fun about the way we’re writing Adrian, and the way we’re portraying Josh’s character, is we’re writing with the knowledge that the audience has a certain amount of comic book knowledge. If they don’t, if you’re not a comic book fan, it’ll fly over your head and it’s totally fine; it’s like an adult joke in a Pixar movie. But if you are familiar with the comic, then you’ll probably interpret certain scenes in a very specific way, and that’s fun for us. I don’t think we’ve ever really done it in this fashion before, use what I call their comic book destiny as part of the storytelling.”
Are Severide and Kidd done on Chicago Fire? — Tonya
It’s not looking good. “Severide is always going to be Severide, and I don’t think, as writers, we’re ready to tie Severide down yet,” EP Michael Brandt says. “It’s fun watching him do his thing. Kidd is a wildcard though, and she’s very interesting and she’s got a lot of spunk — she’s the kind of girl that Severide would be attracted to, but she’s also not the kind of girl who’s going to fall for his antics. So, for now, we’re being true to who the characters are and neither one of them is ready to make the move fully towards the other one.”
How will Annalise react to Bonnie meeting up with Frank on How to Get Away with Murder? — Linda
Is that what we’re calling what Bonnie and Frank did in Coalport? Okay! Annalise probably won’t be too happy, which puts Bonnie on the defensive. “Bonnie’s main mission is going to be to mend fences there, but I also think that Bonnie is no fool,” Liza Weil says. “She knows that putting herself in that situation in Coalport could prove to be a problem with Annalise, so she may have a trick up her sleeve.”
Any Vampire Diaries scoop on Matt in season 8? Will he be on the road the entire season? — Jaime
Worry not, Matt will find his way back to Mystic Falls. “He comes back in a nice surprising way, eventually,” TVD showrunner Julie Plec says. “He’s gone on with his life and he’s trying to find himself and to be a man and to figure out who he is and where he’s from and how can he find an identity outside of all the sh– he’s been through in Mystic Falls.” But Matt’s journey to find himself will inevitably bring him back to our favorite small town in Virginia. As Plec puts it, “Mystic Falls in a vicious temptress constantly luring people back in.”
Hayes and Wallace got hot and heavy on Conviction right before their big secret — he helped bust her out of jail! — came out to the public. How are they going to get out of this one? — Rayna
Not so fast. Who said anything about them escaping this twist? For one thing, Hayes and Wallace aren’t the only ones who’ll be rattled by the outing of their secret. “It has a big ripple effect,” co-creator and EP Liz Friedlander teases, adding that the next episode will focus on “crisis management.” Adds co-creator and EP Liz Friedman: “There are big questions as to what does this mean for Hayes as the leader of the CIU? What does this mean for Wallace as the DA? What does it mean for her mother, who’s running for office?” Nothing good, probably.
Do you have anything on Supergirl? — Misadreah
If you recall, Brenda Strong’s creepy Cadmus doctor insinuated that Jeremiah Danvers is no longer quite human, much in the same way John Corben had become Metallo. “We want to keep the mystery of who and what Jeremiah is alive,” EP Andrew Kreisberg says. “He’s been under Cadmus’ control for the last 12 years. The Jeremiah that we see might not be exactly what people expect.”
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Additional reporting by Breanne L. Heldman, Samantha Highfill, and Shirley Li.