Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Vampire Diaries, Glee, Once, Army Wives, White Collar and More
Which Vampire Diaries duo will be put to the test? What will it take to Collar Neal Caffrey? Is Glee going out with an emotional bang? Read on for those scoops plus other teases from TV’s hottest shows.
The Vampire Diaries | Kicking things off with a dip into the reader mailbag, Amy writes, “I didn’t like the way things ended with Klaus and Caroline. Please say they forgive and make up?” Oh, it’d be far too simple to just tell you what you want to hear. Instead, exec producer Julie Plec offers you this response: “Klaus definitely presents a seductive allure for Caroline, but she claims her heart belongs to Tyler — and in Episode 20, at the school’s decade dance, we’ll see that put to the test.”
Parenthood | Many of you — in the wake of that roller coaster finale and given the fact that Jason Ritter booked a lead in Jason Katims’ medical drama pilot for NBC — are fearing the worst for Sarah and Mark, this despite the question he most romantically popped. But if the aforementioned County series does get picked up, at least the Parenthood pairing won’t end on a grisly term. “The good thing is that because they’re both Jason Katims and NBC/Universal Shows, it wouldn’t be a case of [Sarah] gets a phone call saying I was in a fiery car crash,” Ritter tells TVLine with a chuckle. “I’d be able to do some episodes to wrap it up naturally.”
Glee | Yep, you’re just one week into the show’s seven-week spring break, but know this: A Glee insider tells me that Season 3′s final six episodes will be “super-emotional — everyone cries when they read [the scripts] — in a good, satisfying way.” Now remember, kids, don’t text-and-drive! (Oh, and Glee returns April 10.)
Revenge | Someone else named Matt emailed to ask, “Have we seen the last of Lydia Davis, played by the beautiful Amber Valetta? She seems to have just vanished after she awoke from her coma and escaped Victoria. Is she gone for good?” For good, no, though you will have to wait until early May – approximately Episode 20 or 21 – to see Conrad’s gal-on-the-side resurface. And said “return” might be in the form of, as reported by E!, an episode set entirely in 2003.
Army Wives | Maybe my defenses had just been freshly weakened by the Parenthood finale when I screened this Lifetime drama’s season opener, but whoa, a few of the scenes really packed a punch. When last we tuned in, it had been announced that Fort Marshall was closing, forcing the gals to part ways. The premiere picks up five months later, with Moving Day just around the corner, and one of the wives is in complete and total denial. Claudia Joy, meanwhile, is thrown an added twist when husband Michael shares some unexpected news. Oh, and did I mention the hurricane that is brewing and ultimately serves up, for starters, an extremely harrowing sequence involving two of the women and a child, and in the hour’s final seconds blindsides you with a shocking event. Natural disaster-based drama, I salute you!
White Collar | If you’ve seen the stellar season finale, you know that Neal, with Peter’s blessing, is on the lam, off to some tropical paradise or another to dodge servitude to the FBI’s D.C. office. As such, series boss Jeff Eastin told us that the Season 4 opener “won’t take place on American soil.” So what will it take to get Neal back Stateside? How about a bloodhound of an Internal Affairs agent? The USA series has a casting call out for a G-man whose “fugitive capture rate is close to 100 percent ” — and he counts those he brings back (gulp) dead. Also to be cast for the summertime run: A career fugitive who is helping Neal and Moz lay low and throws a hella party, and a gorgeous local café owner with whom our No. 1 con man will canoodle.
Once Upon a Time | During a confab with the series’ creators, we asked why, when Mary Margaret and David finally shared a smooch some weeks ago, it wasn’t a grand moment of enlightenment à la when Sideways Sawyer and Juliet touched hands. Edward Kitsis answered, “It wasn’t an ‘a-ha’ moment for them because the curse hasn’t been broken yet — and clearly they’re not the keys to breaking it. They were just the keys to making the savior.” So, maybe that savior – aka Emma – is the one who needs to share “true love’s first kiss” to start unraveling the queen’s curse…? “That is an interesting question,” Kitsis allowed. “Unfortunately, Kathryn’s disappearance is going to take up a lot of Emma’s time,” meaning no lives-changing romance for the sexy sheriff just yet!
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