Spoiler Room: Scoop on Game of Thrones, Arrow, Westworld, and more
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I need something Game of Thrones! — Blaine
While it looked like Dany’s landing party avoided any drama while at sea in the premiere, we’ll definitely get some in the second episode — and the promised faster pace of the season kicks into high gear.
Do you have any scoop on the new villain (or villains) on Arrow next season? — Damien
I’d put good money on getting some solid info Saturday during the show’s panel at Comic-Con. In the meantime, here’s a little teaser: “As usual, every season we want to try to up the stakes and do something different,” EP Wendy Mericle tells me. “This will be something we’ve never seen before. The villain will be hopefully as dynamic and as interesting as the ones we’ve had in the past. These people, or this person, won’t just be somebody that’s a thorn in Oliver’s side, but it’ll effect the whole team personally and very directly.” Could Cayden James and Helix be the culprits she speaks of? “You never know,” Mericle says. “They are still in the wind. We don’t like to leave those threads dangling.”
What do you know about season 2 of Westworld? — Carnahan
There seems to be some confusion over whether Delos was able to get Abernathy out of the park with the proprietary data. “I don’t think Abernathy got on that train; I don’t think any host got on that train — or any host that we’re aware of,” EP Jonah Nolan says. “When you see Lee head down to cold storage, he’s going there to retrieve Abernathy, and Abernathy is gone, so leave it up to your imagination.” In other words, although we didn’t see him in the horde of uprising robots, he is likely indeed on the loose within Westworld.
Do you have any clues on who may be responsible for Fred Andrews’ shooting on Riverdale? — Pete
Surely the town will think it’s a random act of violence, bolstered by the recent scapegoating of the Southside Serpents, but I personally think there’s something more nefarious going on — especially since Fred was shot after he refused the Lodges’ buyout, and Jughead was quick to point out that this was anything but random. “That line from Jughead’s V.O. absolutely alludes to the criminal element that we’re doing next season,” EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says. “I will say that, hopefully, it’s the exact opposite of what you’re thinking.”
Will we see more of Katarina’s father next season on The Blacklist? — Caroline
Barring any hiccups in Brian Dennehy’s schedule, it’s very likely. “I absolutely love Brian Dennehy so yes I hope to see more of him,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “Remember, Dom and Liz have never met — we’ve never seen those two characters together — so that’s obviously a scene I’d love to write. And when they do meet? Let’s just say I hope Reddington isn’t there so they can speak freely.”
Thanks for the Black Lightning scoop, but does Jefferson actually know his daughters have powers yet? — Katrina
He won’t immediately know when the series launches midseason that his daughters are also metahumans — and it won’t be easy news to digest when he does find out. “It’s hard for any parent to see their children grow out of the nest,” EP Salim Akil says. “That’s how Jefferson will react to seeing his daughters get their powers. In a way, he’ll be a little fearful, because he understands what having powers is and what it means. The same way when parents see their children go off into the world without them, they’re a little fearful because they understand what the world has in store for them. But you can’t stop that. You have to let them grow.”
I’m sad Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t be at Comic-Con! Do you have any scoop to hold me over? — Robbie
Yo-Yo’s near-sacrifice for Mack and his Framework daughter in the finale will definitely solidify their relationship moving forward, but don’t expect them to have kids of their own anytime soon. “That’s overstating it,” EP Jeff Bell says. “It’s them saying, ‘Look, I think what we both learned is we could have a future together.'”
I need some WayHaught news from Wynona Earp! — Kendal
Sadly, I don’t have any spoiler specific to Waverly and Nicole. But I do know that Officer Haught spends some quality time with the other Earp in episode 7. Waverly recruits her girlfriend to babysit her pregnant sister, which leads to Nicole and Wynonna drinking (well, Nicole drinking for the three of them) at a strip club. Naturally. There’s also an interesting team up in this episode that forces the men of Black Badge into bonding as well. Friendship all around!
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Additional reporting by Dalene Rovenstine.