Spoiler Room: Scoop on S.H.I.E.L.D., 12 Monkeys, Supergirl and more
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Is there a chance Daisy is going to become the new director on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Bonnie
Yes, she could fulfill her comic book destiny, but first, she’ll need to get comfortable being in the limelight after accidentally outing herself as a hero to the public. “We’ve hinted at it a bit, that Coulson thinks she can play more of a leadership role,” EP Jed Whedon says. “We’ll see how it goes, and where the story takes her. She’s been through a lot so that usually turns someone from a rookie into a seasoned veteran, which is what you need to lead. We’ll see if she steps up to the plate.”
I can take anything 12 Monkeys related. — DeputyPacks
If season 1 was about fathers and season 2 was about mothers, then season 3 will be “about the next generation,” EP Terry Matalas tells me. “It’s about our children and the future. It’s also about nature versus nurture. It’s even more emotional than season 1 was, and going to get a little bit darker before there’s light.”
Anything regarding Sanvers in 2B of Supergirl? — Ellen
Though there are a few bumps in the road ahead, Supergirl is truly investing in the Alex and Maggie dynamic. “The important thing is that we’re committed to this relationship and we’re committed to seeing it grow, change, blossom, and struggle, but also get stronger, deeper and more loving as we go forward,” EP Andrew Kreisberg says. “I don’t think people need to worry that suddenly this relationship is going to go by the wayside. It’s going to have it’s ups and downs, but we’re committed to Alex and Maggie — we’re as committed to Alex and Maggie as the audience is.”
I’m a bit confused: Is Arrow‘s John Jr. from Flashpoint the Connor Hawke we saw on Legends of Tomorrow? — RJ
You’re referring to Diggle’s future son we saw in the Legends episode “Star City 2046” last season, and the answer is basically still TBD. “We go back and forth on that,” EP Marc Guggenheim tells me. “That was certainly a notion of ours. It’s hard for me to honestly answer the question without committing to a version of time travel, because in order for that to be the case, then Flashpoint would’ve had to have happened. You start to get into the very, very complicated time travel rules that, quite frankly, I as a writer don’t have an appetite to answer unless we tell a story one day that deals with John Jr., and even then, I don’t know if we would directly address that issue head on. Anyone who watches Legends knows that, by design, we don’t spend a lot of time discussing temporal mechanics — some people like that and it annoys the hell out of other people.”
Is it me or is Once Upon a Time visiting far too many realms this year? — Sarah
Yes, the show will be jumping around between the wish realm, Storybrooke, Agrabah, and the dark realm in the back half of the season, but the frequent flyer miles that OUAT is going to rack up aren’t what you’re expecting. “The second half of the season isn’t like ‘We’re all in the wish realm, we’re all in Agrabah, we’re all in this dark realm,'” EP Adam Horowitz says. “It’s a bunch of different things as the story crescendos. We’re trying to change things up a little bit where it’s not just ‘We’re going to be in one place for half a season and just explore that.’ There’s a unifying theme at play in the second half, but it’s not about location, it’s about this story and the conflict between characters.”
Am I wrong to sense something potentially romantic between Zapata and Reade on Blindspot? — Jennifer
Nope. When I asked about the duo taking a personal approach to their professional relationship, EP Martin Gero coyly told me to keep watching. “Listen, I think they have a really beautiful and complicated relationship,” Gero says. “Audrey and Rob have just done amazing work this year. I feel like this season feels so much richer, and a lot has to do with the weight they’ve been able to carry. We’re nowhere near done with that story, that’s all I’ll say.”
Got anything Brooklyn Nine-Nine? — Caroline
During an upcoming manhunt for an escaped convict, Jake and Amy take the next step, Rosa meets her hero, Boyle uncovers a secret, Jake will get a blast from his past, Terry faces his mortality, and there’s a seriously shocking ending.
Now that Amy and Sheldon live together, are they going to get married on The Big Bang Theory? — Chasen
Whoa, slow down. First, they need to get engaged, which is something the show is slowly inching toward. “We always are,” EP Steve Molaro says. “Right now, there is such a new world of living together and what that means, and working that out. That’s offered a boatload of fun stories, so I don’t think we’re in a rush for an engagement. Everyone knows that ring is floating around. Who knows when? I’m excited to find out.”
What can we expect to see when New Girl returns? — Vana
You can expect to see the loft-mates finally start to grow up. No, really: With Schmidt and Cece on the brink of finally leaving the loft and moving into the house they bought, the gang will start focusing on advancing themselves, at least professionally. “There are some possible promotions coming along,” teases EP Brett Baer. “Jess is going to become principal, and Schmidt is going to have some professional success at some point.” Winston, meanwhile, will be happy to see Aly back from her Quantico training. And as for Nick? Well, you know he has that book he’s been wanting to share…
Do you have any scoop for The Good Place? — Trenton
While you wait for the show to return, you should know that The Good Place hid something juicy in a recent episode. “Eleanor’s birthday is a little bit of an Easter egg,” executive producer Mike Schur says. “When Michael says, ‘What’s your date of birth?’ in episode 8 when he’s interrogating her, her birthday has a connection to both a different aspect of the Good Place and also to an aspect of a different TV show. That’s one that I thought for sure that I would be hearing more about from friends of mine, but no one has brought it up to me yet.” Challenge extended!
This year in TV: Here’s to shows with even stronger second seasons than their first — Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, I’m looking at you.
Additional reporting by Shirley Li and Dan Snierson.