Mega Buzz: A Parenthood Reunion, a Wonderland Villain and a Person Romance
by Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Lauren Graham, Naveen Andrews, Sarah Shahi
Sarah and Hank seemed to share a nice moment in the last episode of Parenthood. Could they be getting back together? — Samantha
ADAM: Not likely. Remember Sarah’s obnoxious neighbor Carl? Despite that bad first impression, Sarah will be wooed by Carl when she attends an event honoring him for setting up medical clinics in Third World countries. (Too bad he didn’t exactly invite Sarah as his date.) Making matters worse, Sarah meets a potential new photography client at the event, but she soon learns that her competition for the gig is… Hank.
Loving Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. But what is he really after? —Amanda
NATALIE: “Jafar is not evil for evil’s sake,” executive producer Adam Horowitz tells us. “His actions come out of a deep pain that we plan to reveal. And to soothe that pain he’s going to have to change the laws of magic, [which] will affect everyone in Wonderland.” Remember those pesky laws of magic, like you can’t bring someone back from the dead and you can’t make someone love you? Yeah, we’re guessing that Jafar is interested in those two in particular.
I’m loving seeing more of Shaw this season on Person of Interest. Could there be a romance in the offing between her and Reese? — Jill
ADAM: Not if Reese is to have a future on the show! “Shaw, sexually, is probably like a praying mantis,” Sarah Shahi jokes. “Afterward, she eats them.” Kidding aside, Shahi says she’s up for possible sparks between Shaw and Reese, but not before she becomes a fully integrated part of the team. “Reese and Finch are teaching her some bedside manner, teaching her to go for the kneecaps, not the jugular,” Shahi says.
Kathy Bates’ character on American Horror Story: Coven is crazy! Anything you can tease? —Tari
NATALIE: I’ll let Kathy Bates take this one: “You learn a lot about her and some of the more dark aspects of her character and why she’s gotten her reputation,” she teases. Madame LaLaurie’s absolute worst experiment will be revealed in Episode 7 — and believe me, it’s much worse than the minotaur incident. Read about the real woman Bates’ character is based on for some horrifying hints.
What can you tell me about the Bones wedding? — Melinda
ADAM: Would you be surprised if I told you that a case — and a series of wacky events, including a disaster at the church — almost prevents the ceremony from happening? Neither would the staff at the Jeffersonian, who start a pool to guess when (not if, when) Brennan will call off the nuptials. But the happy couple will make it down the aisle, to a very fitting song sung by Cyndi Lauper’s Avalon Harmonia. Their vows nimbly incorporate nostalgic touches that will have fans reaching for the Kleenex.
What is up with this Davina chick on The Originals? —Sharon
NATALIE: Who would’ve thought that a 16-year-old witch would pose such a big threat to Klaus and Rebekah? “First, he’s going to have to find out where she is!” Joseph Morgan tells us, pointing to this photo as the first time they meet. “Then he’ll have to learn why she’s so powerful even though she’s so young, so he’ll do a little research first before he can take her down or take her for himself.”
Any Criminal Minds scoop? — Kyle
ADAM: Episode 9 will be a Rossi-centric episode about race relations in the South that will shed light on his early years. And the picture that the episode paints of Rossi isn’t necessarily a flattering one. “You will learn things about him that you never knew and you will question him,” executive producer Erica Messer tells us. “Like, ‘Did he do that? Was he using it as an interrogation technique? Could the Rossi we know and love have done something not OK?’” Hmm, could this have been what drove him to join the Marines?
Do you have any Arrow scoop? —Jaime
NATALIE: Oliver’s team will step into the spotlight this season! “We’re definitely going to learn something pretty big about Diggle … in Episode 6,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim teases. “And we’re hoping to meet one or both of Felicity’s parents at some point during Season 2.” Dream casting suggestions go in the comments!
Got any more news about Kensi and Deeks’ relationship on NCIS: Los Angeles? — Brittney
ADAM: Executive producer Shane Brennan says he plans to stretch that story out for most of the season, noting that the couple will talk around their feelings rather than dealing with them, which could lead to trouble. “It comes to a head, and it has some pretty devastating consequences,” Brennan teases. “There’s a revelation … about Kensi that is quite shocking.” But before you ask, it has nothing to do with Daniela Ruah‘s real-life pregnancy. “I will put to rest any suggestion that Kensi is carrying Deeks’ baby,” Brennan says.
Are we going to get any more flashbacks to Snow and Charming’s past on Once Upon a Time? —Mark
NATALIE: Yes! We’ll get more of the happy couple’s early days and we’ll also get to see more of Bandit Snow. “There will be flashbacks for Snow and Charming where what happens in the past has direct relevance to what’s happening in the present story,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. Here’s hoping that those flashbacks include information about how to cure Dreamshade poisoning without having to sacrifice someone else.
I can’t wait for White Collar to return! How long is Peter going to be behind bars? — Gary
ADAM: While viewers shouldn’t expect to see Peter rocking an orange jumpsuit for too long, you can look forward to seeing exactly how Neal will help exonerate Peter of that murder charge he’s facing. Unfortunately, Neal’s plan will be troubling to Peter and very dangerous to pretty much everyone involved.
What’s coming up on Grey’s Anatomy? —Brinne
NATALIE: Thursday’s episode is particularly Mega Buzz-worthy! Why, you ask? Because Stephanie will find herself dealing with a patient who is suffering from multiple bee stings on his… well, you know!
Any scoop on The Vampire Diaries? —Sarah
NATALIE: For you? Sure! But it might be a bummer for Damon-and-Elena fans. Remember when we said that an early episode will reveal that Elena and Stefan are forever linked? Well, consider this: We have a sneaking suspicion that Silas’ first love looks an awful lot like Elena.
Natalie’s Mega Rave: My faith in American Horror Story is renewed! Kathy Bates’ vivid portrayal of a wicked serial killer is perhaps scarier — and better — than her Oscar-winning performance in Misery. And that’s saying something…
Adam’s Mini Rant: Nice prologue, Homeland. Now, can the season really begin?
(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross, Liz Raftery and Kate Stanhope)