Spoiler Room: Scoop on This Is Us, Legends of Tomorrow, Vampire Diaries, more
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Anything on the This is Us finale? — Darren
The season finale will answer at least one question that you have about the ending of last week’s installment: We learn what happened when Jack hopped in the car after a few drinks and headed to Rebecca’s gig two hours away. “Moonshadow” also takes you wayyyyy back to the early ’70s, before Jack had met Rebecca, where you will see Jack struggling to get by, doing some automobile repair for a woman named Mrs. Peabody. You might recognize her: She’s played by Deborah Mooney, alum of Everwood and Scandal. And Mrs. Peabody would like to play Cupid for Jack.
What the heck is Doomsworld on Legends of Tomorrow? — Martha
Yes, a logline for the March 28 episode reveals that the Legion of Doom has rewritten reality, hence Doomsworld. This new reality is basically the perfect world for the Legion, complete with personalized punishments for the Legends. “For the Legends, it’s very different,” Brandon Routh says of Doomsworld. “None of us have our abilities and powers. Ray is a janitor for S.T.A.R. Labs, and the world is being run by insane crazy people. So, yeah, it’s a bit of the worst nightmare.” Trust me when I tell you, he’s not even the character who has it the worst!
Anything on The Vampire Diaries finale? — Alicia
After eight seasons, co-creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson knew they had to answer one question when they sat down to write the series finale: What do they want the show to be about? “This show’s always been about family; this show’s always been about huge, emotional loss; it’s always been about death and grief,” Williamson says. “It started on those foundations and from it we built a love story, but what are we truly trying to say about these people and how do we want to put an end to them? What was the point? Julie had one answer and I had another answer, and they’re both spoken in the show. It’s all contained within the last act of the finale.”
Do you have more scoop on Robin’s return to Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time? — Jameson
As you may have noticed in photos from Sunday’s episode, Robin looks very, ahem, familiar. “Regina puts him in Robin Hood’s clothes, and that does something to her,” Lana Parrilla teases. “She’s completely overwhelmed and emotional over that because now he aesthetically looks exactly like the Robin Hood she was in love with, or is still in love with, and yet he’s not the same person.” However, Robin of Locksley isn’t quite who she thinks he is. “There are several things that he does that leads her to believe that he isn’t the Robin Hood that she knows, and that he is a different Robin,” Parrilla adds.
Anything Blacklist? — Marcus
We have not seen the last of Elise — and the show may even explore something real between her and Aram. “That story is not finished being told,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “There is still, obviously, hope for Aram and Samar, but, at the same time, we love Elise. She’s fantastic and I think she just brings a different, unexpected sassiness to Aram’s life. She’s probably the least likely person for him to be interested in and he feels incredibly betrayed and, yet, she throws a wonderful wrench in the dynamic between Aram and Samar.”
When The Originals picks up, what’s going on with the city? — Mari
Without the Mikaelsons, things are actually looking up for New Orleans as Marcel works to usher in a new era of peace (and Vincent is there to make sure he does just that). However, that doesn’t mean that the city is in the best hands. In other words, Marcel is not necessarily a perfect king — he never has been. In fact, this season is going to explore a little bit of the time before the Mikaelsons returned to the Quarter. “We’re going to talk about the legacy of Marcel Girourd as the king and how that influenced New Orleans prior to our season 1,” showrunner Michael Narducci says. “Marcel’s got some regrets and some demons and some things that he allowed to happen. What’s Vincent’s perspective on that?”
Is Talia going to appear in present-day Star City on Arrow? — Harry
Yes, and soon! “We will see her in the present day,” EP Marc Guggenheim teases. “What she wants from Oliver in the past is very different from what she wants from him in the present.” And yes, Guggenheim did confirm that Oliver has very purposefully never heard her last name. “Oliver couldn’t have heard it, because if he had, when Ra’s talked about his daughter he’d be like, ‘Yeah, the other daughter, I met her back in Russia,'” the EP says. “We were very cognizant not to retcon anything. So yes, she is Talia al Ghul, but Oliver obviously doesn’t know that.” Here’s hoping seeing her in present day offers an opportunity for him to find out!
Any Blindspot scoop? — Barbara
I cannot provide any details on how or why, but I can reveal that Tom Lipinski will reprise his role as Cade in episode 16. Make of that what you will!
Is it pointless to ask Scandal questions? — ElleDee
Nope, here’s some scoop: It won’t be long before we find out who’s replacing Fitz in the Oval. But first, they need to get through the Electoral College! “It played out in real life, everybody wanting the Electoral College to do one thing and they did what was expected,” Scott Foley says. “The Electoral College plays a part [on the show], but not as big of a part as you would think.”
Seriously, how can anyone survive now on The 100? I’m losing hope! — Bradley
Yes, Arkadia has been destroyed, but all hope has not yet been lost. After all, that rocket could provide a way to turn everyone into a Nightblood. However, rockets need fuel, and transporting fuel across hostile territory won’t be easy. There’s also the question of what will happen to Ilian in the wake of burning down the ship — and the answer may surprise you.
This week in TV: Be still my Superman-loving heart.
Additional reporting by Samantha Highfill and Dan Snierson.