Spoiler Room: Scoop on Blacklist, The Flash, Blindspot and more
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Is Kirk really gone on The Blacklist? — Damon
Yes, and that means the show will be heading in a new direction going into the back half of the season. “You’ll see a new, really compelling story start to bubble up very shortly,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “Actually, when I think about it, maybe the seeds for this new story were planted some time ago.” Chew on that!
Does Savitar show up in The Flash midseason finale? — Kyle
You’ll see the god of motion much sooner than that! “People will have seen him before the crossovers,” EP Greg Berlanti reveals. “He appears in episodes 6 and 7.” But if scoop on the midseason finale is what you’re after: “You’ll find out who Alchemy is,” Berlanti says. (Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of EW for a ton of scoop on the upcoming four-way crossover!)
Is there anything you can tease about the Blindspot midseason finale? — Mitch
In short: Answers galore! “In one of our biggest, most emotional episodes yet, Jane is stuck behind enemy lines as the team frantically tries to find her,” EP Martin Gero says. “And if you’ve been wondering who the mole is, you don’t want to miss the mid-season finale.” My vote is Borden! Share yours in the comments.
The Doctor is Lena Luthor’s mom on Supergirl!!! What gives? — John
Great twist, right? “That’s part of why we did it this way,” EP Andrew Kreisberg says. “You’re supposed to be left wondering how involved Lena is. We’ve seen that Lillian Luthor is somebody not to be messed with. She clearly wields a great deal of power and scientific knowhow. What exactly is her relationship with her daughter, and exactly how much Lena is involved with Cadmus, makes up part of the excitement factor for these next few episodes.”
Would it be odd to ask for some Odd Couple scoop? — Hank
How long have you been hanging on to that one, Hank? I can exclusively reveal that Arrested Development star Jessica Walter has been tapped to play the mother of Thomas Lennon’s Felix Unger. Appearing in an episode slated for December, Meredith is unable to host Christmas, so Felix goes into a frenzy to prepare the Unger Family Christmas traditions, but Oscar worries that Felix may buckle under the pressure.
On Quantico, we know Shelby’s been itching to peel back the curtain and get back on the field, especially now that she’s involved with Léon. But are there really any romantic feelings there? — Kelly
Showrunner Josh Safran is keeping mum on whether Shelby and Léon will develop feelings for each other, but hints they’re headed in that direction. “You’re not supposed to be able to read [their relationship] yet, and I want you to wait and see, but I think when you’re undercover, you have to believe your cover, otherwise people will be able to see the cracks in your facade,” he says. “What comes of that is a different story and one that we may be telling.” At the very least, he promises we’ll get a glimpse of how Léon feels about Shelby soon.
Who’s #UnderTheSheet? Or, well, what can you tease about the How to Get Away with Murder midseason finale next season? — Jager
The real question is will Frank’s mea culpa by way of offering to kill himself fix his relationship with Annalise or end with his demise? “I feel that his apology to me is very dramatic and very real,” Viola Davis tells me. “I do feel that, and I do feel my reaction is very real, as well as Bonnie’s, in the scene, but I don’t know how to get beyond that. He came into the relationship because of Sam, not me. It’s not like I wanted him. There’s got to be something else, but I don’t know how he then [can get a] total act of forgiveness.”
Could you provide any info on the 100th episode of Arrow? — Kylie
The 100th episode is truly a love letter to the fans. “It feels like the 100th issue of a comic book, perhaps even more so than the 100th episode of a television show,” EP Marc Guggenheim says. Just to note, Glenn died in the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, so that comment has me a little worried. “You know me, I always want everyone worried,” Guggenheim adds coyly.
All this Stydia talk on Teen Wolf has me wondering … what about Malia?! — Kim
Fear not, Malia is still a huge part of the pack, not to mention the fact that she plays a crucial role in the whole “remembering Stiles” business after he’s taken by the Ghost Riders. But if you’re more worried that Malia is spending her nights alone missing Stiles, don’t forget: Stiles has been erased, so she can’t even remember him. Not helping? How about this: She’s found someone new to spend her nights with.
Some non-McGarrett Hawaii Five-0 spoilers would be nice. — Allie
Get ready for more familiar faces to pop up! For instance, Will Yun Lee will return in an upcoming episode. “We’re doing a birthday party for Chin,” EP Peter Lenkov says. “Sang Min, and a bunch of people that are sort of family members that don’t show up every so often, will be in that episode.”
This week in TV: Fascinating read onwhen Arrow should end, and if it should end with Oliver’s death.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and Shirley Li.