Mega Buzz: An Orphan Black Resurrection, a Psych Breakup and HIMYM's Finale
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I’m so jealous you got to watch Orphan Black already! Please scoop me! — Melissa
You may have heard a new clone will be introduced, but the bigger news is that a believed-dead character will make a shocking return. Elsewhere, Sarah will call on an unlikely ally in her quest to get her daughter back. And take a look at this photo very carefully. You might notice something is a little off with Cosima.
I can’t believe there are only two episodes left of Psych! What can you say about the series finale? — Harold
The show’s final hour will be nostalgic as Shawn and Gus return to their old high school to solve a case. But it will also look to the future, as Shawn considers the distance now separating him from Juliet. Should you be worried? Well, the finale is titled “The Breakup.” Make of that what you will!
Any How I Met Your Mother finale scoop? — Liam
Fans shouldn’t worry about a Sopranos-esque cut-to-black or otherwise ambiguous ending. Series director Pam Fryman tells us that the one-hour closer will wrap everything up in a nice, definitive bow, whether The Mother is dead or not. “You’ll see what happens to everyone,” she says. “We really tried to tie up every loose ending we could think of, answer every question we’ve asked and haven’t answered. It’s just very satisfying.” Who’s in the last scene? Fryman’s lips are sealed, obviously, but she teases that “the last minute or so will really sit with you.”
What’s next for Cary and Kalinda now that they are sleeping together on The Good Wife? — Brad
Their trust issues will be a huge hurdle for the two to overcome, and it won’t be easy. “They’re trading company secrets in many ways and [they’re] never sure whether the company secret is true or false,” executive producer Robert King says. “[They’re] lovers who actually have a reason to be lovers, but also aren’t sure if they trust each other.”
Can you tell me anything about the SVU episode directed by Mariska Hargitay? — John
Even though Alec Baldwin is guest-starring, don’t expect Jack Donaghy to show up. (His character, newspaper columnist Jimmy MacArthur, shares more DNA with Baldwin’s character in Glengarry Glen Ross, which gets a nice little homage.) And although “Jimmy Mac” flirts with Benson during his first interview, don’t expect sparks. In fact, when his headlines interfere with Benson’s rape investigation, things get heated in a completely different way.
Is there any chance Damon and Elena could be cured on The Vampire Diaries? — Karyn
A cure is a safe bet, but it won’t come right away — which is bad news for anyone of the vamps in Damon’s path. “He’s just going to try to eat everyone,” Ian Somerhalder tells me. Once Damon has wreaked havoc, however, someone else (read: a witch) will most likely save the day.
Can’t wait for more Deathstroke on Arrow. What can you tease? — Glenda
Now that Slade’s made his intentions known, Oliver will worry that his relationship with Sara is putting her in greater danger. Although they’re able to overcome that speed bump for now, the couple could be parting ways (in more ways than one) down the line. “Where they are right now is not where they will end up by the end of the year,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim teases.
Any more scoop on Dawson on Chicago Fire? — Caro
Because of her ambition to be a firefighter, Dawson’s relationship with Casey is headed for the rocks. In fact, Dawson even retreats to a cabin in the woods to evaluate her options. When her respite is interrupted by an older couple she must rescue from a deadly situation, Dawson will learn how much she truly cares for Casey. Unfortunately, she still wants the new job. Which will she choose?
Please tell me you pumped Yunjin Kim for Mistresses scoop at the Lost event. — Sarah
I did, and she spilled some juicy intel about last year’s “Who got shot?” cliff-hanger. “We pick up with Season 2 eight months [later] after the dust settles, and we’re all alive,” she says. (Good news for Elizabeth and Sam!) While the new season promises more sexy fun — “Now that I’m free and single, there are a lot of men,” Kim says — the near-death experience will have an impact. “There are more layers to peel for Karen, and she does go to a very dark place, darker than last season,” she says. Darker than willingly killing someone and sleeping with their son?!
I’m so excited for Royal Pains to come back! What scoop do you have about Season 6? — Ron
Divya will be in full mommy mode when the show returns, picking up several months after the birth of her baby. (She’ll even battle a new patient to land the perfect nanny!) But don’t worry: The Season 6 premiere will flash back to her giving birth. And suffice it to say, how — and when — she goes into labor will be surprising.
Blind item alert!
A leading lady on a beloved, long-running network show will discover that she’s pregnant in the season finale. Need another hint? The show in question is featured elsewhere in this column. Hit the comments with your guesses!
Any scoop on the Switched at Birth finale? — Chloe
It’s a doozy, that’s for sure! The hour is action-packed, literally, with one character getting beat up, another getting physically threatened and a duo — you’ll be squealing! — getting down and dirty.
Mega Rave: I damn near teared up during Monday’s How I Met Your Mother, which featured a “Two-Minute Date”- style tracking shot that detailed what happened to such secondary characters like Jennifer Morrison‘s Zoey and Alexis Denisof‘s Sandy Rivers. We even learned blah blah’s name!
Mini Rant: Now that Juliette has been wrapped up into Rayna’s snoozefest of a story line, why am I still watching Nashville?
This week’s recommendation: Parks and Recreation (Thursday at 8:30/7:30c on NBC) It’s Galentine’s Day, our favorite of Leslie’s made-up holidays. But now that Ann is gone, will the lady celebration have the same impact?
(Additional reporting by Adam Bryant, Joyce Eng Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)