Spoiler Room: Scoop on Westworld, Grey's, Once Upon a Time, and more
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Is there any chance you got some Westworld scoop on season 2 at PaleyFest? — Aly
Wait for it… I did! Seriously. It was difficult. But I was able to pry a tiny bit of info out of the EPs! Last we saw everyone, the hosts had risen up to attack the humans. But I’m not so sure we’re actually going to see the full slaughter — at least not right away. “You’re definitely going to see the aftermath and the effects of what happened,” Lisa Joy tells me, to which Jonathan Nolan adds: “We are definitely not picking up right where we left off.”
Do you know anything about the Grey’s Anatomy finale? — Colin
It is not going to be a quiet affair. “It’s an event,” Kelly McCreary tells me. “It’s a great big event that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. It really is shocking. There were so many gasps of horror and surprise at the table read. It was delicious. It was just so much fun.” Should we be worried about the docs of Grey Sloan? “You should be worried about everybody,” McCreary adds. “It is an event that affects everyone in the hospital.”
What can be teased about the Black Fairy’s return on Once Upon a Time? What is her goal? — AshMarie
Well, that’s the tricky thing. Once the Black Fairy comes back into the picture, her exact motives are unclear to the residents of Storybrooke. “We don’t entirely know,” Jennifer Morrison tells me. “That’s what makes it even scarier. She’s definitely someone that we know has existed in pure darkness for a very long time and has been the root of a lot of the darkness without us having known that she was the initiator of things, so we do know that, but we don’t know exactly what it is that she wants, or what she’s capable of, or the lengths of which she’s capable, so we’re all in a race to find her, deal with her and cut off any resources she has to darkness.”
Anything Arrow? — Chantel
As Felicity’s dealings with Helix get heated, it looks like answers about the state of Oliver and Felicity’s relationship are poised to come out. “Being in the fifth season of the show, we can let things burn slowly,” Stephen Amell says. “I know that a lot of people who have been watching the show have been getting impatient is one word, upset is another, hopeless is the strongest way to put it, but at the same time, it’s our fifth season, we can take our time with things. Oliver and Felicity, whatever happened between them in between our fourth and our fifth season, and the reason that they have been where they are right now throughout the course of the season, we get a chance to explain it.”
When does the 100th episode of Scandal air? — RuthAnne
The alternate reality hour will air on April 13 — and trust me when I say that you won’t want to miss it. While I was digging for scoop from the cast at PaleyFest, I uncovered a juicy tidbit about this different timeline. “Mellie’s alternate reality is every bit as ambitious and every bit as flawed in just wanting to be loved, just willing to try sacrificing parts of herself for love and success, and realizing that it doesn’t work, just like it doesn’t work in this present reality,” Bellamy Young tells me. But here’s the twist: Young reveals that Fitz and Mellie are not married in this timeline!
Any news on an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewal? — Tomas
No word yet, but the powers that be are working toward a season, not series, finale. “We are going to make it a thrilling end regardless, but we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon,” executive producer Jed Whedon says.
Is there anything you can share about Roman from Blindspot for this Luke Mitchell fan? — Susan
I’m not saying this has to do with Roman, per se, but when I asked EP Martin Gero whether we’d see more death by season’s end, he responded with a resounding, “Yes.” Alas, he was coy to provide more. “I can’t tell you!” Gero says. “We’re backing Shepherd into a corner, and Shepherd is a dangerous wild animal, so when you back a wild animal into a corner, people are going to get hurt.”
Have you scored any scoop on The Flash finale? — Jameson
Just that you should expect some familiar faces in the run-up to the season finale. “We have a couple of recurring villains, one major recurring character,” EP Andrew Kreisberg says. “It’s funny. Every year, around this time of year, I feel like there’s this speculation, no matter what show it is, that we don’t know what we’re doing — maybe we don’t — but there is a plan. There’s always a plan on every one of these shows. We set stuff up throughout the years that’s going to be paid off. Whether you enjoy it or not is something different. But we’re really excited about where we’re at, how these revelations are going to come [out] and how everything gets wrapped up by the end of the year.”
Will Riverdale ever get around to addressing the clear twincest between Cheryl and Jason? — Casey
Yes, actually. Look for episode 10 to address that situation head-on. “That theme, from that point forward, is developed in a very, very real creepy way,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says. “But maybe not in the way you expect.”
I’d love some Modern Family scoop. — Ellie
The season 8 finale brings the end of the high school road for Manny — and the return of Manny’s father Javier. Benjamin Bratt makes his sixth appearance on the show — and his first since season 6 — when he shows up at Jay and Gloria’s on the eve of his son’s graduation. I’m told that you should brace yourself for a night of “slight debauchery.” Here’s an exclusive first look at his return:
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Additional reporting by Dan Snierson.