Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, Gossip Girl, Big Bang, and More!

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Question: I’m dying for more information on Castle and Beckett sharing the same hotel room in Castle‘s upcoming L.A. episode. —Ashley
It’s not as contrived as it sounds. There’s actually a very plausible explanation for the slumber party. “Beckett booked a hotel on a cop’s salary that’s located all the way out in the valley,” explains exec producer Andrew W. Marlowe, “and Castle has a two-bedroom suite at a high-end hotel in Beverly Hills.” Um, duh. The Valley vs. 90210? Take it from an L.A. sorta-native — it’s a no-brainer. Anyway, one thing leads to another which, in turn, leads to… sex? “She certainly thinks about it, and considers it,” teases Marlowe. “She’s emotionally raw because they’ve come out to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the murder of her training officer, so she’s dealing with those emotions and kind of where she is in life. We call it our ‘Walls of Jericho’ moment for any [viewers] out there who are fans of It Happened One Night.” (Someone please CliffsNotes that last sentence for me in the comments; I cover TV, not movies.)

Question: Any scoop on The Big Bang Theory? —Amanda
An upcoming episode sounds as much like Grey’s Anatomy as it does BBT. When Howard breaks it to his overbearing mother that he and Bernadette are engaged, “things go terribly wrong, as you’d expect,” teases the groom-to-be’s portrayer, Simon Helberg. “There’s some dramatic moments, [but] it’s very silly and crazy — and very funny, hopefully.” Moreover, he teases, “It’s not what you expect it to be….” Hmm.

Question: Anything on The Big Bang Theory finale that tapes today? — Laura
You bet. Turns out that once Simon Helberg (Howard) starts doling out the scoop, he isn’t apt to stop. Not only does he tell us, “Bernadette gets a promotion, and that affects Howard in a certain way” — which I assume, fortune-cookie style, means in bed — “things will come to a head with Leonard dating Raj’s sister, and how Penny feels about that.”

Question: OK, so I’ve read you for years, but never sent one of these in. But now I find myself in desperate need of something — anything — related to my new favorite show, The Killing. Pretty please with Smurfs on top! —Christyn
Does Seattle’s public transit system hold the key to Rosie Larsen’s murder? That’s the question Stephen, Sarah’s crazy-eyed partner in crimesolving, will be asking himself this Sunday when he attempts to replicate a typical day in the life of the dead teen. Further down the line — warning: major spoiler alert! — I hear Michelle Forbes will pick up the 2011 Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama.

Question: I’m just looking for a confirmation that Glee‘s Blaine will transfer to New Directions with Kurt. —Ellen
I will confirm no such thing. And neither will Darren Criss, who —truth be told — is in no rush to ditch his fellow Warblers. “I don’t want to leave Dalton,” he confesses. “I really enjoy it there. But it’s not my call. I’m happy to serve whatever story they want. But I just like being at Dalton too much. I don’t want to leave.” Speaking of Glee‘s breakout star, what’s the latest on his promotion to series regular? “I have no idea,” Criss shrugs. “My answer to everything is, ‘Whatever they want.’ I’ve been pretty lucky thus far.”

Question: The Grey’s Anatomy finale — five words or less. Go. —Sharon
Probably better to ask someone who’s actually read the script — like Sarah Drew! “Big, emotional things happen,” she tells us. “Something happens to April, which will change her future.” And for the record, that something does not involve the Big V. Says Drew with a smile: “She’s not losing her virginity yet.”

Question: Please tell me the Gossip Girl producers are going to give Jessica Szohr something to do in these final five episodes. The girl has been a glorified extra all season. —Deb
Glorified extra is a bit of an exaggeration. Can we compromise and call her an Under-Fiver With Benefits? But per exec producer Stephanie Savage, Szohr’s increasingly isolated alter ego is about to get sprung from the backburner. “Vanessa’s very much a part of the rest of the season,” says the boss. “She will make a bold move by the end of the season [that] could put her back in their good graces… or it could put her out of their good graces forever.”

Question: Every other spoiler site has given us Gossip Girl scoop on Chuck and Blair. It’s now your turn. —Melissa
Before you dive into these final five episodes, repeat after me: Chuck would never intentionally cause Blair physical harm. Chuck would never intentionally cause Blair physical harm. Chuck would never intentionally cause Blair physical harm.

Question: How does House plan to write Amber Tamblyn off the show? —Paul
Sounds like Masters is gonna crack! “She’s going to potentially break one of her own rules in a very interesting way,” aspiring TV teach Amber Tamblyn says of her final episode. “And it’s going to break Masters a bit, which will be really interesting to see because she’s kind of been unbreakable, though she’s always given the hint of being vulnerable. She could be blown over any second — and that’s what you’re about to see.”

Question: Bones EPs Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan must have finished writing the season finale by now. Anything you could disclose to us about the hour? —Amanda
You already know that Angela gives birth in the episode. But what you may not know is that Ang’s regular OBGYN is MIA, which paves the way for a new baby doc to enter the picture. Like a Zen garden in the middle of a hurricane, Dr. Bano is the picture of calm and serenity. Nothing fazes her, not even Angela and Hodgins consulting on a case from the delivery room via Skype with Cam and Wendell! Hilarious!

Question: I am positively dying after the amazing Pretty Little Liars season finale. Megan’s interview with Oliver Goldstick helped (a little), but there is no way I can make it until June without some Liars scoop! Any tidbits you can share — particularly about my favorite Liar (Hanna) and the sweetest guy in Rosewood, Lucas? —Paige
When the show returns, it’ll be the dynamic between Lucas and Caleb that will have fans talking. “A budding bromance is formed,” reveals exec producer I. Marlene King of the polar opposites. “It’s a lovely story between Lucas and Caleb, so that’s going to play out over the summer episodes.” And what about Hanna’s reaction to Caleb’s return? “We literally just filmed the scene where Hanna realizes Caleb is back in Rosewood and it’s just so bittersweet,” King swoons. “It’s so lovely. So I can’t wait for our fans to see it. She’s happy to see him, but she’s not going to let him know that.”

Question: Psych. One of the funniest shows out there. Any spoilers or something to hold me over until the new season? —Mildred
Try this on for size: The series is remaking The Hangover! Well, kinda. In what’s sure to be a much-talked-about eppy, Shawn, Gus, Lassiter and Woody wake up in the Psych Office without even a fuzzy recollection of the preceding evening of shenanigans. (Shawn’s hot hook-up sure does, though… ) More troubling? They might have killed somebody!

Question: Will Jill and Hank ever admit they love each other on Royal Pains? I am all for a bit of “Will they/Won’t they?” but this is getting ridiculous. — Nancy
I have bad news for you, Nance. Word is, the show is introducing a new love interest for Hank — and she may stick around full-time.

Question: Hey! What’s the word on Robin from How I Met Your Mother? Anything juicy coming up? —Mafalda
With a two-season pickup comes… the promise of more Robin Sparkles! Well, at least the strong possibility of such. “A few ideas have been tossed around [that would add] a few new layers to the Robin Sparkles story,” teases exec producer Carter Bays. “We’ve seen TV and pop music, so we’re thinking maybe movies could be something we explore. At least her straight-to-video movie. We’re still weighing our options, but every chance we can do it, we pounce on it.” Adds Cobie Smulders: “We danced with the idea of having another rival come back, but someone who’s more of a competitive energy.” Paging Busy Phillips…. (So she was on the show before — big deal!)

Question: Do you have anything concerning Burn Notice? Preferably something on the Michael-Fi relationship?! —Franziska
Anything? Yes. Something on Michael-Fi’s romance? Not today, sorry. Watch for an upcoming episode to feature Michael matching wits with a con artist who’s sharp enough to know that the key to not getting caught is not getting rich. But oh! Oh! Oh! Does he wanna be rich! (You see where this might be a problem for him.)

Question: Since you know what goes down on the 90210 finale, can I get a little scoop as to what’s in store for my fave West Bev kids before they go off to college? The 90210 finale is always the juiciest. — Ken
I can tell you what the finale won’t include — a big goodbye to departing matriarch Lori Loughlin — and her TV daughter doesn’t sound pleased about it. “The writers don’t really do the characters that are leaving the show justice,” Shenae Grimes sighs to TVLine. “Much like [TV dad] Rob [Estes], who didn’t get much of an exit, I think it’s going to be kind of a similar storyline.” Though the actress will miss Loughlin — “Lori has been amazing to me since day one!” — she sounds less torn up about the departure of showrunner Rebecca Sinclair, admitting, “I’m thrilled for a change.”

Question: Please tell me that the fallout from Lois getting Clark’s powers for a day on Smallville doesn’t involve the A-Word (read: amnesia). That would be… unfortunate. —Derek
There are consequences, but I assure you memory loss is not one of them.

Question: Would you happen to have any Good Wife spoilers? —Tiffany
Look for an unlikely friendship to blossom in the wake of Kalinda/Peter-gate — one that could have interesting implications for Alicia next season.

Question: I know you can’t tell us who’s getting whacked in the Desperate Housewives finale, but can you say how this person dies? —Claudia
Pay attention, because here’s the one and only clue you’re getting about the looming DH casualty: The person responsible for this person’s passing — drumroll, please — is dead too! And has been for some time.

Question: Any season-ending Modern Family scoop? — Lois
“Haley and Alex vandalize a school,” says the younger Dunphy sister’s portrayer, Ariel Winters. Uh, come again? “I don’t know why Haley and Alex do some of the things they do,” she laughs, “but it’s a ton of fun for me.” Well, OK. For us, too. Moving on… What about the season finale? What’s that all about? “It’s actually my graduation from middle school,” she says. “Everybody will be there. Everybody.”

Question: Just how bad a headache are Charlotte and Cooper’s parents going to cause for the happy couple on Private Practice? — Bea
After talking with KaDee Strickland, it sounds to me like they’re going to rain on the couple’s wedding day. “It’s a lot of fun,” she promises, “[but] of course there’s hiccups! The parents aren’t big endorsers of their children’s choices, so it gets very interesting and very complicated.” Which, she adds, is what you’d expect and want, right? “It’s Shondaland!”

Question: I need some info on The Event!? It’s just now getting good! —Jade
The final two episodes feature what an insider calls a “deeply bittersweet reunion” between two characters. Meanwhile, Sophia’s efforts to wipe out the entire human race to make room for her people reaches a climax. (Hint: She’s not *n****** **s*********.)

Question: I have a Smurf under a knife… don’t make me use it! Vampire Diaries scoop is required to set him free! —Janelle
In Thursday’s ep, Elena and Katherine will be tortured at the hands of Klaus/Alaric — but in very different ways. Release the Smurf!

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 Vlada Gelman and Megan Masters)

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  1. Lisa says:

    I can’t wait for the Castle LA ep! I don’t want them to throw down just yet either, but a ‘wall of Jericho’ moment would be awesome.

  2. abc123 says:

    Physical danger? His limo hits hers and she winds up in a coma…

    The reuniting Event characters – Sophia and the prez?

    Unlikely friendship on TGW – Alicia and Diane.

    The person who dies on DH – Paul or Felicia (can they please both die?) The ghost in question is either Mary Alice or Beth.

    Yes, more Robin Sparkles! There will have been five slap episodes by series’ end; there needs to be five Sparkles episodes by the end too! Which means, one more in each of the remaining two seasons!

  3. Cara says:

    Thanks for the Chuck and Blair spoilers. Not going to lie I’m a little upset about the physical harm part. Of course he’s not going to harm her on purpose but it’s giving people more reason to bash him. There just doing this so it pushes her to say yes to the Prince when he asks her to marry him.

  4. Emteem says:

    I love Michelle Forbes, and The Killing, but I’m rooting for Margo Martindale to win Best Supporting Actress for Justified.

  5. BK says:

    Wow Chuck is a cancer to Blair. Time to wake up Blair!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I am completely befuddled by the idea that Chuck manages to cause Blair physical harm. Yikes. That doesn’t sound promising for my favorite GG couple, but it is intriguing as a fan.

    Also interested in PLL’s budding bromance. Can’t wait for season2!

  7. Courtney says:

    Is it supposed to surprise me that Chuck would physically harm Blair? He’s an abusive jerk who sold her for his sacred hotel. He has abused her emotionally in more ways than I can even count. I am so over seeing this SOB abuse, and hurt, and belittle such a strong, indepedent character. I hope Dan punches him again.

  8. SnazzyO says:

    Love the Castle scoop. I wouldn’t mind seeing her pine again a little. He’s so obvious in his love for her, I don’t think he knows she’s interested — at all. It would be nice for him to know she thinks about him THAT way.

    • Ing says:

      While I completely agree with you on the pining, if he doesn’t think she’s at least a little interested after that kiss and the moment in the freezer when she almost said she loved him, then Rick Castle is one oblivious guy, which we know him to NOT be. However, I do think Castle needs a lil more incentive/motivation or a lil push to reclue him in to Beckett’s feelings. Let’s hope this LA episode will do just that :)

  9. tina says:

    It’s been quite a while without any True Blood info from you, what gives? You were the go to guy previous seasons.

  10. Brenna says:

    Thanks for the Psych scoop!! cant wait!! but what the heck does “shawns hot hookup” mean!?!?! better not screw with Shules!!!!!

  11. Meg says:

    Heh, Ausiello. The GG spoiler is hilarious and most likely did its job. You TOTALLY ROCK!!

  12. tahina45 says:

    Castle and Becket, oh please let the walls of Jericho come down, please! She wants to as much as he, but I bet something or someone will interrupt..darn!

    Are we ever going to get any mor House spoilers that have nothing to do with 13 or Masters?

  13. Jared says:

    You just had to spoil Andrew’s death on Housewives? BUMMER!

  14. Tiffany says:

    I love the Psych scoop! This ep sounds amazing!

  15. riley says:

    Gotta love Ausiello for standing up to some fervent shippers!

  16. Carly says:

    Thx for the Chuck and Blair scoop but you can’t leave us hanging there! What does that mean? Is Blair really going to get hurt?

  17. Andie says:

    Re: Blaine. Ryan Murphy already confirmed it at Paley. Keep up.

    • Esta says:

      You need to keep up. Someone already spelled out above that Ryan only said that B “might have to try out for New Directions”.

  18. Meghan says:

    How about some NCIS scoop to hold us over the break?

  19. Marie More says:

    David Boreanaz just gave it away on his twitter page that the intern that is going to get whacked by the sniper is vicent nigel murray!! He took a picture on the set that gave it away!!

  20. melita says:

    wooo great castle scoop
    hope the snipers victim in bones is sweets he keeps getting on my nerves nowadays

  21. Snibs says:

    Wait. Shawn’s “hot hook-up”??? He’s with Juliet now!!! He better not cheat on her. :/

  22. robert says:

    i cany take it anymore, i’m so excited for Smallville i am freaking and geeking out. . . really. . Smallville is the best

  23. Jamie's FanGirl says:

    I don’t know about “It Happened One Night” (from your Castle scoop); but if you ask me, it sounds like Marlowe is giving a sly nod to the fact that a Jericho alum is going to be on that particular episode. *chuckle*

  24. Jb says:

    OK, the Blaine post just makes me sad :( He has seriously been a fantastic addition to the cast!

  25. Carolyn says:

    Regarding Glee, at what point will everyone realize that the best way to become a breakout star on Glee is to kiss Chris Colfer. The three who have kissed him – Brittany, Karofsky and Blaine – received SO much more buzz after the kiss than before. Well, to be truthful, Blaine received a lot before but that was because we all knew a kiss with Kurt was coming.

  26. Ljh says:

    Thanks for the Chuck and Blair news – doesn’t sound like happy times.

  27. LMAO says:

    You chair fans are so gullible. What does it say that Ausiello gives you a spoiler that implies Blair will be unintentionally physically harmed by Chuck’s actions. Your reaction?

    A: You believe it. What does that say about Chuck?

    B: You worry about Chuck. What does that say about you?


    • Emily says:

      Is there a reason you’re so rude? Did your parents not bring you up right?

      • B.T. says:

        They brought us up not to put up with emotional abuse unlike SOME people/ships. Unless you think good moms like the idea of they’re daughters bfs whoring out they’re daughters.

  28. Vin~ says:

    lmfao. XD

  29. V says:

    Seriously? ‘savechuck&blair’? How lame can this ship get.

  30. LMAO says:

    Vin, V, and all thinking people:

    It’s the whisper. I swear, it has hypnotic powers.

  31. sarah says:

    I have been thinking about Greys anatomys chief resident for a while and as soon as I saw hunt was the one to choose it I thought he’ll choose April. So I wonder if the above spoiler relates to that?

    Hope I’m wrong, Alex for Chief!

  32. JOSH says:


  33. Andie says:

    Chair is over, finally! Blair time is Dair time baby. Thanks Ausiello :-)

  34. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the CB spoiler, although it’s a little worrisome… I guess I’m glad it’s not intentional? And I really hope we get to see Chuck mature and apologize for everything that’s happened with Blair, because I really want to see their happy ending one day.

  35. Joanie 22 says:

    Thanks for the tidbit on The Good Wife. Wonder if the unlikely friendship will be with Cary?

  36. susela says:

    “It Happened One Night” stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. She’s an heiress who’s run away and he’s a newspaper reporter who’s “helping” her but really just wants a good story. They share hotel rooms throughout the movie, but for decency’s sake hang a blanket on a rope stretched across the room (between their single beds) and call it the “Wall of Jericho.” Naturally, they fall in love, and on their wedding night the Wall comes down. BTW, check out the hitchhiking scene—it’s priceless.

  37. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the scoop. I hope the whole Lois getting Clark’s powers,ends happily for Clark/Lois. I want them together at the end of Smallville. Awesome Psych scoop. That’s my favorite comedy show. I can’t wait to see what Lassie did in the Hangover episode. I hope the hookup doesn’t mess with Shawn and Juliet. And I might be fuzzy on names but who is Woody?

  38. Mafalda says:

    (Wow, can’t believe you posted my question xD)

    YAY for more Robin Sparkles, i love her! i’d love to see Jessica Glitter back too, they were awesome together!

  39. mommaof3 says:

    Grey’s- “something big will happen to April” = hmmm, she wins Chief Resident perhaps?????

  40. E says:

    Castle just gets better and better. Can’t wait for the remaining episodes.

    As for Bones, the highlight of the finale is going to be Jack and Angela, Seriously? this just sounds like another comedy episode and not really finale worthy. However, Bones strengths are not in finales or season openers. I just hope that next year the show comes back and is more of the Bones before season 6.

  41. Robert says:

    smallville is the best show ever and what about one tree hill, its my 2nd show and i think it will be the end for that too

  42. ann says:

    bones is mocking childbirth and thats funny.

  43. kitkate says:

    I say the Desperate Housewives death is Paul Young and he dies from canned-goods gone bad. That would explain how a long-dead character like Mary Alice could cause his death. Like A Thousand Acres, but not intentional.

  44. Elizabeth says:

    YES! It Happened One Night + Castle???? That tension and banter is delicious! Just see the movie. Not amount of Cliffnoting will ever do it justice. It’s a classic, and now you’ll start noticing it’s referenced everywhere. You won’t regret watching it! Ooooh, Wall of Jericho. I doubt it’s coming down. But I’m glad we get that scenario! And for her to be in a position to consider come Castle “cuddle” time…and for us to know that’s happening…my gosh, I’m excited to see the writing+acting magic! ;D

  45. Elizabeth says:

    *No amount

  46. DotDotDot says:

    Regarding The Good Wife, I can only think of two friendships that would be considered “unlikely,” either Eli, or Tammy. I certainly hope it’s Eli.

  47. Jamie says:

    So excited about Castle and Psych! :)

  48. Maggi says:

    Thank you for answering GG question! Chuck&Blair forever!

  49. TVDIVA says:

    Michael I cannot believe you do not know the film It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. It was directed by Frank Capra and was the first film to win all five major Academy awards. When the two stay in a motel, they are in twin beds separated by a blanket wall rigged up by Clark Gable. When they get married, you hear a horn blowing and the blanket comes down. Hence the terms Walls of Jericho.

  50. Louise says:

    Thank you so much for the CB scoop. I appreciate it beyond belief. Now that I know they will be interacting again I can start to watch GG again. #teamdarkknight