Mega Buzz: Good Wife's 100th, Blacklist's Daddy and Homeland's Falling-Out
by Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Josh Charles, James Spader, Damian Lewis
I am so excited for the 100th episode of The Good Wife! What can you tease? — Lisa
ADAM: It’s fair to say that all bets are off when Alicia and Will face off in court over the last will and testament of Alicia’s murdered client Matthew Ashbaugh (a “returning” John Noble). Just as it did last season, the case will bring up old memories — cough, outdoor sex — for both attorneys. Unfortunately, those steamy memories cause serious (sexual) tension when Will puts Alicia on the stand. And speaking of lust, Kalinda will take a roll in the hay with a new suitor.
Come on! Why doesn’t The Blacklist just reveal that Red is Liz’s dad? We’re all thinking it, right? — Sean
NATALIE: Actually, Tom is Liz’s dad. Kidding! (And ew!) The producers are determined to keep that question up in the air for the moment, but a new mystery is about to unfold. Anslo Garrick’s attempts to capture Red will actually end on a cliff-hanger. “Who can [Red] rely on besides Elizabeth Keen?” executive producer John Eisendrath says. “He’ll have to work out whether or not he can come to trust anyone again because he suspects that someone within the FBI or government turned against him to give Anslo Garrick information to find him in the black site.”
Can Saul really trust Brody to carry out this new secret mission on Homeland? — Jason
ADAM: For better or for worse, it seems like all of Saul’s eggs are in Brody’s basket. After Saul figured out that Carrie helped Brody flee the country, he doesn’t exactly trust her. “Secrets are being kept from each other and plans and agendas and motivations are being withheld,” executive producer Alex Gansa teases. So, can the duo keep it together for the good of the mission? “Even though they were in cahoots at the beginning of the season, their relationship has frayed somewhat,” Gansa says. “This a bit of a rocky patch for both of them.”
Do you have any scoop on the Flash episodes of Arrow? — Tiffany
NATALIE: The arrival of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in Starling City may stir up some interesting feelings for Oliver. “For the first time, we’re going to really see if Oliver thinks of Felicity a little bit differently than we’ve seen so far,” Stephen Amell tells me. “Felicity and Barry are much more similar and have much more in common and have a bit more chemistry.” Sorry, Olicity fans!
Will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. offer up more info on Centipede? — Dylan
NATALIE: It won’t be long before we find out what happened to Raina — aka the girl in the flowered dress — who has ties to the mysterious organization Centipede. That should mean we’ll finally get the details on her head-scratching visit to prison, where she was told to contact Clairvoyant. “They will be making another appearance soon,” executive producer Jed Whedon says of
Centipede. “We’re going to see some old faces and get some more Centipede action going.”
Do you have details on Garcia’s ex-boyfriend on Criminal Minds? — Charity
ADAM: Royal Pains’ Paulo Costanzo will play him and will appear in the 12th episode, which features a flashback to 2004. Garcia will also bump into him in the present day, but Garcia-Kevin ‘shippers don’t have to worry about any flames being rekindled. “By the end, you see how she has changed and grown as a person, and how she was attracted to this other guy, but isn’t anymore,” Erica Messer tells us. (And unfortunately, no, Kevin does not appear in the episode.)
Will we see other robots besides cops and sexbots on Almost Human? — Jarett
NATALIE: Yes, and not all robots are good! “There are robots out there that criminals are using to fight the police and I have my share of ‘bot fights with the bad robots,” Michael Ealy says. “Bad robots… anyone catch that?” he adds, referring to the name of executive producer J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot. In an upcoming episode, we’ll see Dorian go up against a decommissioned police android, which will scare Dorian. “We explore the terror of, one or two wires go the other way and all of the sudden he’s not the Dorian you love,” Ealy adds. “He could be your worst nightmare.”
Any scoop on the flashbacks Damon is going to have on The Vampire Diaries? — Leona
NATALIE: Besides getting to see 1950s-era Damon, leather jacket and all? Well, when Dr. Maxfield does some “testing” on him, it makes him remember a time when he was pricked with some needles. It also revives a memory of a Salvatore relative you haven’t seen in a very long time.
What’s coming up on Chicago Fire? — Kelly
ADAM: You know how we told you that Dawson was going to ask Casey about becoming a firefighter? Well, it looks like she will follow through, and when she begins training at the academy, her teacher will be none other than Severide! However, Dawson’s new career path is bad news for Shay, who is losing her longtime partner just as she is about to face legal action related to the man who shot himself in front of them earlier this season. To make matters worse, Shay’s new partner, Allison, isn’t exactly what we’d call supportive. So much for bonding!
Is it weird that I’m rooting for Abbie and Crane to get together on Sleepy Hollow? — Micah
NATALIE: Yes… sort of. For the time being, Crane is totally focused on freeing his wife and dealing with the truth that he had a son. (Fun fact: In the original pilot script, his son was said to be responsible for waking Headless.) But there could still be a chance for the pair. “It’s always possible, given the intensity of the circumstances that they are the only ones understanding what each other is going through,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman says. “There may be a tendency toward more, but that would have to evolve as organically as their friendship has evolved, so time will tell.” In other words, it’s likely, but not anytime soon.
I love the little romance between JT and Tess on Beauty and the Beast. Will it continue? — Brenda
ADAM: Unfortunately, executive producer Brad Kern says that he’s not sure how far that relationship will go. “It’s fun to bring those two characters together, yet it’s a bit limiting to play another romance on the show,” he says. “I don’t know how much legs we have for that.” So how will the writers nip that story in the bud? “[When] friends get together, are they supposed to stay together? Or stay friends?” he says. “Sometimes you cross the line and it’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s like, ‘Let’s go back to where we were.'”
Any chance for a reconciliation between Neal and Rumple on Once Upon a Time? — Tracy
NATALIE: Now that Neal has discovered the truth about his lineage, it will open the door for father and son to finally have a relationship. “It provides an opportunity for Neal to see his father as someone who carried a burden for hundreds of years because he was hurt or embarrassed about Pan being his father,” Michael Raymond-James says. “It really allows him to see his dad in a new light. That’s a revelatory moment for Neal.”
Do you have any scoop on The Tomorrow People? — Ross
NATALIE: There’s more to John’s secret than just being able to kill — and it’s something that, if the group found out, they would certainly cut him off for good. In possibly related news, Jedikiah will come the closest he’s ever been to discovering the Tomorrow People’s hideout and you’ll be surprised whose fault that is.
Natalie’s Mini Rant: Wishing Arrow didn’t kill off The Count. Seth Gabel‘s performance as the maniacal villain has been superb.
(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Hanh Nguyen, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)