Spoiler Room: Scoop on Timeless, Supergirl, SVU and more
Want scoop on your favorite shows? Then come hang out in the Spoiler Room, where I attempt to satiate your need to find out what’s coming up on TV. If you want spoilers on a specific show, send Qs to my Twitter: @NatalieAbrams.
Any scoops about Timeless? — Monica
Timeless is about to go back into production, so I pressed Abigail Spencer for any scoop she could share about season 2. “It’s going to be more of what you loved about season 1 and some really cool shifts,” she says. “We’re going to go deeper into the history, and Lucy is going to have to deal with the fact that her mom is a super baddie. Lucy is really going to grow. Season 1 Lucy, things were happening to her, ‘Oh my gosh, time machines! Time travel!’ and she was trying to keep it all together. She was a very reactive and strung along character, and I think she’s going to be a more proactive character now in making things happen in season 2.”
What SuperCorp scoop do you have for Supergirl? — Steve
When Morgan Edge sets his sights on Lena, her friendship with Kara will definitely be tested as her Luthor side starts to come out. “Kara is willing and ready to stand up for her best friend by any means possible,” Melissa Benoist says. “Lena’s maybe [on a] slippery slope onto what you could sadly call her birthright. I don’t know for sure, but it is a fragile balance beam that they’re walking on, these two as friends in the way that Lex and Superman had.”
Anything SVU? — Shanda
I can exclusively reveal that three familiar faces will be popping up in an episode slated for January called “Pathological.” Tamara Tunie will reprise her role as ME Warner, who suspects an ill teenager is suffering from a dangerous cocktail of drugs. Carolyn McCormick also returns as Dr. Elizabeth Olivet, who is called upon to determine if the girl’s mother just made a terrible mistake, or if it’s child abuse. And Jenna Stern is back as Judge Barth, who will presumably be presiding over the case.
Anything on Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jo Wilson? Something from her past? — Sara
Jo’s past will soon come back to haunt her. Sources tell me that Matthew Morrison will reprise his role as Jo’s abusive husband, Paul, early in the New Year as Grey’s plans to delve deep into a powerful domestic violence storyline.
During season 5 of The Originals, can we expect the appearance of some other characters from The Vampire Diaries? — Ines
I’m hearing the final season is going to be more focused on the Mikaelson family, so it’s less about crossovers, per se. While we will definitely see both Caroline and Dorian from TVD, in keeping with the theme of family, you should also expect to see Rebekah and Kol return.
Any new Blindspot clues you can provide? — Alison
Once again, keen viewers will find additional clues outside of episodes. “There is a message hidden in the [episode] titles again this year,” executive producer Martin Gero says. “It’s a little trickier to find. So that’s a little thing that our puzzle fans should keep an eye out for the titles this year.”
Anything Legends of Tomorrow? — Brynn
Tuesday’s hour will find the Legends crossing paths with someone very, ahem, familiar. Let’s just say a beloved character will be pulling double duty during the hour, which features the team heading to 1897 London. Make of that what you will.
I loved seeing Jacinda and Regina interact on Once Upon a Time. Will there be more of that? — Carson
Yes, you’ll get more of them in upcoming episodes — though I will note that this week’s hour is very Roni and Henry heavy. “Jacinda and Regina have a lot of similarities,” Dania Ramirez says. “They share a maternal instinct that whether you have a kid or you don’t have a kid or whatever that journey is, I think she’s very loving and encouraging, and I feel like she’s so far been a real rock for Jacinda, and has helped her find strength at times that she has wanted to give up.” Possibly related, but potentially not: More questions about who really is awake from the curse will be addressed during Friday’s hour.
What’s the deal with Wally leaving The Flash? — Bridget
We haven’t seen the last of Wally, as he’ll be back in episode 7, but the producers admit having two speedsters on the show has been creatively and financially difficult. “Wally is not gone,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. “Wally is not gone, certainly, from the Arrowverse, and he’ll be back on Flash, and more exciting stuff about Wally will be revealed as we move forward.”
Anything on The Punisher? — Bart
Micro (played by Girls alum Ebon Moss-Bachrach) may be somewhat off his rocker — living alone in a secret lair will do that to you — but the character won’t just be comic relief. In fact, Jon Bernthal says he was “wary” of playing some of the more lighthearted beats in Frank’s scenes with Micro. “I do think there’s a sense of humor to Frank Castle, but there is absolutely nothing tongue-in-cheek about [their interactions],” he says. “The last thing in the world he can give a sh– about is making someone else laugh.”
This week in TV: No spoilers, but I’m very excited about this. Okay, maybe that’s a spoiler. Or is it?!
That’s a wrap on this week’s Spoiler Room. Don’t forget to tweet your Qs to @NatalieAbrams.
Additional reporting by Shirley Li.