Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Smallville, Glee, Castle, Bones, How I Met Your Mother and More!

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Question: As a longtime fan of Smallville, I’m dying to find out if Jor-El will turn up before the final curtain. Will Clark reconnect with his long-lost father? —Wade
I hear Terrence Stamp turned down an offer to appear in the flesh, but you’ll once again hear his voice in the penultimate episode when the Superman icon gives Lois the Best. Wedding. Present. Ever: Clark’s powers for a day.

Question: Any idea if Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy will be worked into Bones? —Megan via Facebook
Producers are still deciding what impact, if any, Deschanel’s future baby bump will have on Brennan’s storyline. One thing’s for sure: Any possible plot tweaks wouldn’t play out on air until fall. The scripts for this season’s final episodes have already been written and they’re not changing.

Question: Anything about the upcoming season finale of Castle? —Cheryl
It’s titled “Knockout,” and its author is Will Beall, the scribe behind this season’s powerful “Knockdown.” Fun fact: That’s not the only common thread linking the two episodes.

Question: Let’s have the scoop-a-loop on Rachel’s date for prom on Glee. —Lulu
I think you mean dates.

Question: I like your May Sweeps Scorecard concept. Very cool and worth bookmarking. Can you please indicate when you will start filling in the info? It’s the first time I’ve followed this. —Cath
In most cases, the slots will be filled in the morning after the episode airs. I reserve the right, however, to drop some not-too-subtle clues at anytime.

Question: So we know that the big Peter-Kalinda time bomb is going to go off sometime before the end of the season on The Good Wife. But do you know in exactly which episode Alicia finds out? —Samantha
I do, but trust me — this is one twist best left unspoiled. All I’ll say is that exec producers Robert and Michelle King are evil geniuses.

Question: Is it true that Mamie Gummer is returning to The Good Wife later this season? —Derek
It’s true. She’s back in this season’s penultimate episode when her legal eagle alter ego (that rhymes!) represents a woman who claims Ashley Madison Sarah Silverman caused her husband to commit adultery and die.

Question: Any Heroes movie updates? Or has it all fallen by the wayside? —Kat
Fallen by the wayside implies that the Heroes movie was ever a real thing to begin with. It was a pipe dream that NBC’s old brass floated in the wake of the show’s cancellation — presumably to appease angry fans. Heroes is dead. Time to move on.

Question: Any buzz on possible Michael Scott replacements on The Office? —Kate
Not just any buzz, major buzz.

Question: Is the character at the center of your Six Feet Under blind item Meredith from Grey’s Anatomy? You said it was worse than Derek, and, IMHO, that only leaves Meredith. —Marissa
Not only is it not Meredith, the show in question is not called Grey’s Anatomy.

Question: Any idea what’s gonna happen to Two and a Half Men? Are they gonna make another season or not?  —Latifah
Mark my words: Men will be back this fall in some configuration. I’d bet my Smurf collection on it.

Question: Thanks for the First Look at Supernatural’s Western-themed “Frontierland” episode. Anything you can share about the episode that precedes it on April 15? —Cristine
I’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at The CW’s new promo for the eppy, which envisions a world in which the Titanic never sank. As you can see, Fate steps in (literally and figuratively) to get the universe back on track — to disastrous results.

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Question: Are the rumors true? Is How I Met Your Mother‘s Jason Segel secretly working on a debut album that will include such classic hits as “Wonky Eye,” “Dracula’s Lament,” “Lady L.,” “Castle on a Cloud,” and “You Just Got Slapped”? —HC Wolf
As awesome as that would be, Segel told TVLine’s Megan Masters that there was “unfortunately no” truth to that particular rumor.

Question: There are conflicting reports out there about the length of Michael Trucco’s… role on How I Met Your Mother. (See what I did there?!) Is it a one-episode thing or will he recur? —Holly
Yes, I see what you did there, and you should be ashamed of yourself. In the future, please refrain from inserting penis… jokes in AA. (See what I did there?!) Anywhoo, as TVLine previously reported, Trucco will guest star in the April 18 episode as Robin’s onetime crush and he may be back next season on a recurring basis. Much depends on whether his USA dramedy Fairly Legal gets picked up for a second season. “We absolutely want him [back],” maintains EP Carter Bays. “His character will be important to the story, so we’re definitely looking forward to having him back.” Cobie Smulders, meanwhile, reveals that Trucco’s comeback is foreshadowed at the end of his April 18 debut, which finds Robin and Trucco’s character reconnecting after an earlier flirtation. “Something happens and they don’t take things to the next step,” she explains. “But then Mister Future-Ted-Mosby gives a little teaser saying that that wasn’t the end of it. So we’ll see what happens in Season 7.”

Question: Do you know if we’ll get any good Owen/Michael scenes when Devon Sawa returns to Nikitia on April 14? I heard a rumor that Michael’s jealousy would come out again. —ChicaNikki149 via Twitter
“Yes, in a big way,” responds EP Craig Silverstein. “[That] opens the episode and carries through the show. You will definitely get to see that jealousy.”

Question: I am in dire need of some Hawaii Five-0 scoop. Who is Jenna Kaye? Are we going to ever learn her backstory? How did she get her hands on McGarrett’s tape recorder? And how did Wo Fat know about the meeting at the noodle house? —Kristin
Okay, slow down there Mariah. Let’s take one question at a time. For starters, as co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski points out, you already got pieces of Jenna’s backstory in the March 21 episode. “She’s a woman on a mission,” Zbyszewski says. “A CIA brianiac who discovered the very existence of Wo Fat from an analyst’s desk at Langley. Acting on what she believed was reliable intel, Kaye sent a CIA GRAB team after Wo Fat — a team that included her fiancé. Unfortunately, the team walked right into a trap and Kaye’s fiancé was killed. Needless to say, she’s looking for some payback and she’s hoping Steve McGarrett can help her get it.” As far as McGarrett’s tape recorder goes, “We always envisioned that Kaye recovered it from a CIA raid on one of Wo Fat’s safe houses,” he explains. “Then, after listening to the personal recordings of John McGarrett, she realized he was onto something. So Kaye came to Hawaii in the hopes that she’d find other evidence that might help her locate our legendary ‘big bad.'” Finally, how did Wo Fat know about the meeting at the noodle house? Responds Zbyszewski with a laugh: “He’s Wo Fat!”

Question: Photos have surfaced of Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively shooting scenes with Ethan Peck on location in Los Angeles. Any idea of the context? —Mattias
I have a crazy theory based on some intel I just acquired. According to a source, Peck — who starred in ABC Family’s short-lived 10 Things I Hate About You — plays a director’s assistant. My off-the-wall (and probably incorrect) guess? Serena gets cast in a movie and starts crushing on the AD. In related news, Peck is in talks to return next season for an arc.

Question: Is there any chance Meredith will be pregnant when this season of Grey’s Anatomy ends? —Sami
I deal in facts. And here’s a fact about the finale that may or may not point to a baby for Der-Mer: The episode is titled “Unaccompanied Minor.”

Question: I’m loving the chemistry between Timothy Olyphant and Rebecca Creskoff on Justified. Please tell me she’s sticking around? —Lisa
I wish I could but I can’t. Creskoff’s mining exec character Carol will make her final appearance in this week’s outstanding episode (Wednesday 10/9c). “That’s the last we see of her — primarily because she’s on Hung,” says exec producer Graham Yost, referencing Creskoff’s full-time gig on the HBO comedy. “We wanted her for four episodes, but HBO could only give her to us for three.” The in-demand actress also just wrapped up a recurring role on Parenthood as Amber’s Berkeley connection.

Question: Any news about Jennifer Morrison coming back to House? —Tanya
It’s definitely not happening this season. “I have not been contacted by anyone over there,” Morrison tells TVLine. “I would do whatever they wanted me to do… Cameron is a fabulous character and it changed my life to play her… But it’s not in my control. People seem to think it is. I feel bad because fans really want answers and I don’t have them. I wish I did. My guess would be that I will probably never be on [House] again.” Morrison is hardly hurting for work these days. In addition to her recurring gig on How I Met Your Mother, she has a starring role in ABC’s fairytale-themed pilot Once Upon a Time. “Honestly, it’s not a sore subject for me,” she says of her House departure. “My life has gone on. I’m thrilled I was available to be [in HIMYM]. I’m thrilled I was available to do the new pilot. These are really exciting new things.”

Question: I’m really looking forward to next week’s House. Anything else you can share about House and Thirteen’s little road trip? —Max
The episode opens with Dr. Crankydoodle awaiting Thirteen’s release from a New Jersey correctional facility. But that’s old news. Here’s some new news: The hour ends with her waiting for him when he gets out of jail. And whereas he greets her with a freshly made martini, she… is less fancy.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. Also, you can keep track of my scoops on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Megan Masters)

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  1. edith says:

    hart hanson said the script are carved in stone /emily dont let them put you in lowcut tops for ratings point.

  2. valeriana says:

    I’m glad you don’t forget Jennifer Morrison and Cameron (and her fans). Michael, thank you very much.

  3. Mick says:

    Ethan Peck is great love his voice.

  4. InheritTheWind says:

    You know I feel sorry for Cameron fans. I’m being real here. I’m sorry they had to have that happen to their favorite character. I’m sorry they got hurt. I’m sorry that in season four her character got marginalized and the Cameron fans started complaining. Every season after that they started getting angrier and angrier and more hateful. They started hating on 13 and Olivia Wilde because they were angry that she took up JMo’s screen time. The ones that shipped Cameron with House were also jealous of Lisa and started denigrating her and Huddy. They still do it. FOUR YEARS they’ve been angry and jealous and hating on other people’s favorite characters, ships and the people behind the show and the fans who still love the show. And what has it got them? They ended up not only not getting more screen time for JMo, she got booted off the series. Then they were angry and vengeful about that, so they hated MORE on Lisa, Huddy, TPTB and the show and still follow it hoping it’ll get cancelled and say bad things about it on places like these. It’s only a small group who could never let go of their anger and bitterness. And they haven’t made a single gain in all that time.
    I’m a Huddy and I can understand why they’re upset about this stuff. What I don’t understand is why they hold on to their anger and take it out and play with it, instead of letting go and being free and happy. You make yourselves miserable and keep yourselves chained to the show and it’s all been for nothing. You’re just punishing yourselves. A small band of Huddies who have the same personality types as this Cameron fan remnant are thinking of doing the same thing. Luckily, most of the Huddies don’t agree with them and thing they’re being stupid and childish.
    There’s a point where you got to stop and look at your actions and what they have gotten you. That old quote from Einstein saying the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results – you guys are living it. The answer isn’t to hate on the show, fans of people other than JMo, Lisa or TPTB. Yelling at them and insulting them, calling them stupid and ugly, liars, etc. Just put yourself in their places. If someone comes up to me and yells in my face, harasses me, insults me – like, “YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!” and then tells me to (using Huddies as an example) “GIVE ME HUDDY BACK!!” If someone did that to me, I would do the opposite. If anyone thinks things are going to be different this time, if anyone thinks this time after FOUR YEARS of the Cameron fan example of hating and being bitter and angry at all these sites and seeing them without their favorite character, without JMo being asked to come back why would anyone be stupid enough to implement this plan again? We humans are stupid. We let our anger and vengeance control us.
    As for the bitter Huddies-know that the majority of us aren’t going along with the strike so it won’t work. You’re angry about Huddy promotion. I’m upset too. But guess what, part of the reason we got what we got is because of stupid Huli harassment. GY can be rude to people, but look how people treat him? You guys want them to respect you but you don’t act like people worthy of respect. You don’t respect them, you treat them like dirt, but you want to be treated kindly? Guess you guys are more do as I say, not as I do type of people.
    TPTB will do what they want. They always have. Look at their past behavior. The Cameron fans and others have hated on 13 for a long time. And she’s still on the show going strong. People have griped about Taub (who I happen to like, btw) but he’s still there. People have griped about Huddy ruining the show before they ever went there, but they did it anyway. People griped about Cameron’s screen time and Cameron coming back but she never got more screen time and she’s still gone. Learn from history. Hatred doesn’t get you anywhere. It gets you a big handful of air and a heart full of bitterness. It gets you nothing you want. Only a fool doesn’t learn from the mistakes of others. Haven’t you heard the actors on HOUSE say that DS likes to do the opposite of what people want if they’re acting cocky. Omar and Lisa have both said it. He doesn’t bow to pressure. And people acting like jerks to him just makes it easier to refuse them what they want.

    • Kat says:

      What’s with the rant? So, people don’t like Huddy? What do you care? I don’t like Huddy and think they made a mistake in getting rid of Cameron but that’s not only because I don’t like Huddy. It’s because House hasn’t really changed or grown over the past few seasons. The patients have changed and we’ve added Thirteen (I didn’t like Olivia Wilde when she was on the OC) and Taub but the show is the same and it’s just gotten old and stale. I don’t think Huddy has the chemistry Hameron did and what about Sela Ward? She and House were great and that storyline had potential. And Amber? Why kill off one of the best characters/actresses to ever grace House? The problem is that the DS has a formula and he is choosing to stick to it and he doesn’t care what the fans want (let’s face it that is the norm for FOX) but it’s not all about Cameron. I used to love House but now I honestly don’t care if it comes back next year. It’s just so…over.

  5. Frenchie says:

    Glad to hear Brennan’s random pregnancy won’t the prophecized “Change in the Game.” I was a little worried there. HH could’ve pulled an immaculate conception on us.

    Please tell me one of Rachel’s dates is Jesse and Finn hates it. Pleeeeease.

    Caskett are kissing again. Totally called it.

    No Fringe? I was hoping for some enlightenment on the whole “The Day We Died” debacle. Oh, well.

  6. Kate says:

    How come so many of your scoops aren’t really scoops? They are so vague…you offer teasers not scoops in many cases and that makes your column a bit of a snoozefest. Either you offer spoilers or you don’t – please decide.

  7. Kim says:


  8. John says:

    Jennifer Morrison and Hugh Laurie said in Actor´s Studio is beautiful and bright

  9. robert says:

    i am geeking out and im so excited for smallville i am going crazy

  10. Emilie says:

    Why do I have the feeling that Rachel’s dates are Kurt and Blaine?

  11. Shellie says:

    The Bones final ep is written & they’re NOT changing it, huh??? I happily think they did some tweaking! :o)