Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Glee, Thrones, True Blood and More

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Question: OK, I’m dying here. Can I please have some True Blood scoop! —Mariamne
Ausiello: Ever wonder what an eight-pack looks like on a teenager? There’s a good chance you’ll find out in this season’s ninth episode, titled “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” which introduces us to an “innocent-faced” 14-year-old Alcide. That flashback sequence also features a young Debbie, so my guess is we’ll probably see how that toxic relationship of theirs took shape. Speaking of TB, the show is also casting a Marilyn Manson-esque vampire who was once powerful and heroic but is now a sad old man.

Question: Do you know anything about Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy? —Elyse
Ausiello: I know that Clay might not be the only one facing an uncertain future with SAMCRO when the action picks up several weeks after the transition of power that landed Jax at the head of the table. Rather, his old lady Gemma, as evidenced by the look on her face at the close of the Season 4 finale, should also have cause for concern. “I don’t think she manipulates Jax in the same way she manipulates Clay,” Charlie Hunnam told us at FX’s upfront party. “There’s a dynamic inherent in every mother-and-son relationship, where after a while the son is going to say, ‘Mom, you ain’t running my life anymore.’ So I think she definitely has a good reason to be nervous in terms of her position in the club.”

Question: Help a girl out and give a clue about the couple sealing the deal in your latest blind item. Please, with a case of Snapple (you pick the flavor) on top? —Lisa
Ausiello: I’m starting to get some intel on how the hookup goes down, and I think it’s fair to say fans will either love it or hate it; there will be no in-between. How’s that? Not good enough? Figured. Pay a visit to my Twitter feed in the next day or so. I’ll narrow things down a little further for you.

Question: Listen — here’s the most important question of the season. Happy Endings was picked up for a full 22-episode season… so why is this week’s 21st episode the season finale? What happened to that mysterious 22nd one? —Nicolas
Ausiello: Listen — ABC had too much Wednesday night inventory to accommodate Episode 23. It will see the light of day though, if not over the summer then in the fall.

Question: Give us a scoop about a Gossip Girl/Dair moment in the future that you can’t wait to see? —Ivana
Ausiello: There’s a fairly epic kiss on the horizon. That should be pretty cool. Also, look for Dan to make a pretty big professional sacrifice during May sweeps — in the name of love.

Question: Do you know anything about Gossip Girl and the possible reunion of Blair and Chuck? Give us some hope for true love. —Gabby
Ausiello: Would you settle for some truly heartbreaking news regarding another GG duo? You would? Awesome. Thanks for being so flexible. Exec producer Josh Safran confirms that Lily and Rufus are headed for a rough patch — and it’s caused by their recent move across the East River. “There is a lot of relationship drama [coming up] for Lily and Rufus,” he says. “Let’s just say a tree may grow in Brooklyn, but Lily van der Woodsen does not. She is a Manhattan girl at heart and her transition is not going to last very long.”

Question: Will there be a Senior Prom this year on Glee? If so, anything you can share? —Daly
Ausiello: I can share the title of the episode: “Prom-asaurus.”

Question: Anything — anything — you can tell me about Castle‘s zombie episode, titled “Undead Again”? —Cat
Ausiello: It airs April 30, one week before the season finale — and that was by design. “As part of this final Beckett/Castle run-up to a very emotional finale — where we confront a lot of the issues that the characters have been skirting all season — we felt like it was important to bring some fun into the show,” series creator Andrew W. Marlowe told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. “Zombies are very much in the zeitgeist, and we thought it was something that was worth tackling.” The boss man hints that he found a “credible” way to incorporate Walkers into the procedural à la how “last season Castle was convinced that aliens were behind a murder.”

Question: I’ve thought long and hard about this. Would the mystery person you said is returning to Castle during May sweeps be Kate’s father? We haven’t seen him since the premiere. —Bexx
Ausiello: Nope. The character I was referring to in last week’s Ask Ausiello is female. And she has ties to a former series regular.

Question: The Killing premiere was great but I am worried about Holder. While I am glad he’s not a dirty cop, will Holder and Linden ever be friends again? And will this push him back into his addiction? —Katie
Ausiello: Holder has one very good reason to stay clean, and he’ll be reminded of it later this season when his sister arrives on the scene (played by Homeland‘s Marin Ireland). “As you know from the first season, Holder’s sister put a ban on him because he messed up so fatally when he was doing drugs,” Joel Kinnaman notes. “He’s been banned from [seeing] his nephew, and we’ll see [where things stand with that] when they get in contact again. It’s going to be heart-wrenching.”

Question: Do you have any scoop Addison’s upcoming storyline on Private Practice? —Beth
Ausiello: The title of the season finale has me very worried about her quest to become a mom. It’s called “Gone Baby Gone,” and, according to series creator Shonda Rhimes, it will be an emotional rollercoaster. “There are a lot of twists and turns in that finale,” she told TVLine at Monday’s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences event, “An Evening with Shonda Rhimes and Friends.” “There’s just a real sense of growth for our characters, a sense of change. A lot of things come to a head that I don’t know people were necessarily expecting to, and that’s exciting. There are some real heartbreaking moments and some surprises. There are many developments romantically.” (BTW, one of those surprises apparently doesn’t involve Taye Diggs’ Sam getting fatally shot, as has been rumored. A rep for the actor insists to TVLine that “there is absolutely no truth” to the death chatter.)

Question: I understand Callie and Arizona are in the background this season on Grey’s Anatomy, but there’s gotta be something happening with them, right? Any little spoiler will do. Thanks. – Amy
Ausiello: Allow me to introduce you to Colleen, a heretofore unseen Seattle Gracer with whom Arizona “had a bit of a thing” before she met Callie. The beautiful, exotic, brunette (safe to say ‘Zona’s got a type?) pops up in this Thursday’s episode.

Question: Grey’s Anatomy scoop – dealer’s choice. Hit me. —Jason
Ausiello: The mysterious character that Entourage alum Jordan Belfi will be playing in two May sweeps episodes just got a little less mysterious. “He’s a patient who needs surgery,” reveals Rhimes. “And he is an old friend of one of our characters.”

Question: You’ll make my day with any Grey’s Anatomy scoop on Meredith Grey! —Jessica
Ausiello: Remember me telling you that one of the Originals will get a ginormous, stress-induced spontaneous nosebleed while taking his/her medical boards? Well, quick update/correction: It’s not a nosebleed but it is some kind of medical-ish emergency. Also, after TVLine chatted up Ellen Pompeo at the aforementioned Shondaland event, I’m 90-percent certain the victim is Meredith. “Meredith has a big crisis… a huge obstacle that interferes in her taking the boards,” Pompeo told us, “[and] Derek just has to support her through that.”

Question: Please tell me The Good Wife isn’t killing off Jackie! That promo looked very ominous. Is her hospitalization related to the confrontation with Alicia? —Jen
Ausiello: Don’t know if she dies, but I do know that Alicia isn’t present when she takes ill. Rather, the pot-stirrer actually collapses during a confrontation with another character.

Question: Will Amy Sedaris make another appearance on The Good Wife this season? I love her and Alan Cumming (Eli) together. —Eric
Ausiello: She isn’t, but I’ll tell you who (or better yet, what) is returning: Eli Gold’s post-sex hairdo!

Question: Do you have any scoop on the finale of The Vampire Diaries? —Sara
Ausiello: Prepare for an “epic” hour of TV — Joseph Morgan’s words, not mine. “It’s going to be more dramatic than last year’s finale,” elaborates Klaus’ portrayer. “Honestly, I’ve got goosebumps now thinking about it. Get ready, because the biggest thing we’re going to get is a backlash at the end of it from people who are desperate to know what happens next. They’re going to have to wait a long, long time [for Season 4], so I just urge everyone to get ready for the finale to end and go, “Oh my God! But what happens next?!” (And you guys call me a big tease!)

Question: Love your column, thanks for keeping us all entertained! What I’m confused about is why no one is talking about The Finder? Great writing, all the procedural stuff without the heaviness, and don’t get me started on the eye candy! —Julie
Ausiello: You make a strong case, Jules. You’re timing is actually perfect because the Bones spinoff moves into its new Friday death perch this week with an episode that, ahem, finds Walter enlisting young Willa to help him cyberhack a DJ while Leo is off reconnecting with an old flame (played by Eureka‘s Salli Richardson-Whitfield). You’ll also see 50 Cent playing a gun-toting, angry music producer and Walter channeling his inner white rapper.

Question: Got anything interesting about Game of Thrones that you’d like to share? —Allyson
Ausiello: Episode 4 contains the most confusing/disturbing/disorienting birth scene in TV history.

Question: I’m still processing the insane finale of Spartacus: Vengeance. I know much of the attention has been (understandably) focused on Lucretia’s suicide, but I was more shocked about Mira’s death. Are the producers planning to introduce a new love interest for Sparty in Season 3? —Lilu
Ausiello:  Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight tells me “there is a possible romance we’re discussing, but it’s not something that will happen right out of the gate” — particularly since only six months will have passed since Mira was killed. “When we come back into the new season, what happened to Mira is still very much heavy on his mind,” DeKnight shares. “What I want to set up … is that he’s keeping people a bit at arm’s length emotionally because he feels that anyone that’s close to him, anyone he truly loves, ends up dying a horrible death. So that is part of the story and part of his journey. We won’t come back into the next season and suddenly Spartacus is with a new woman.”

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman and Megan Masters)

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  1. UJ says:

    Thanks, Ausiello for the Dair spoilers; as well as the TVD, Bones, Good Wife, and the poorly ignored The Finder series.

    It’s nice being civil.

  2. Jeanne says:

    ahahahahah I love Dan and Blair together but see Bluck fans mad and desperate is definitely the best part.

    What about “keep calm, Chair is endgame” ?? You seem noe sure anymore…

    You mad? Be mad!!

    By the way, GO DAIR!!!

    And thanks Ausiello, you made my day.

    • ICU says:

      We aren’t desperate. The ones I see desperate are the ones acting like Ausiello and other ban fans who can’t grow up. You sound like a 12yr old. It’s not that hard to ship and support your own, and ignore the rest. If ban fans are SO sure their ship is just absolutely “perfect” then ignore Chair fans and stop acting like you’re in elementary school.

    • Bahaha yeah thats why Blair will keep leaving Dan hanging because she wants to help Chuck. No matter what they are ENDGAME and thats why you Ban fans are so immature about this whole scenario.
      You cant possibly think that Dair is endgame. If you do, then you’ve just proven your stupidity to every single chair fan out there.

  3. kay says:

    Aw thanks for Dair and Rufus/Lily spoilers! Keep em coming ;) …and also True Blood (although any Eric/Sookie next time?)

  4. Leonie1988 says:

    Yeah! Not even a word? I am disappointed and I have been loyal to you for many, many years now.

  5. Jacquelyn says:

    Luv Dair spoilers.
    Glad the writers are following through on this healthy relationship while keeping the comedy.

  6. cas says:

    I wish the bosses at GG would make Dan get a haircut. Everytime he is in a scene I want to turn the channel just because his hair is so awful.

  7. ICU says:

    LOL. Ausiello sounds mad and bitter that ratings are continually down for GG. I love how the ratings matter to ban fans when it supports their “ship”, yet magically don’t when it goes against it. Stay bitter, it’s hilarious! :D ;D

  8. Ausiello;

    Instead of answering the Question about Gossip Girl’s Chuck and Blair why not just evade the question entirely? Add the Liliy and rufus scoop along with the Dair question.
    It really is pathetic.

  9. sarah says:

    I am looking forward to the last few episodes of TVD!
    I am also looking forward to the rest of the season of Grey’s!!!

  10. Taylor says:

    Thanks for the Grey’s scoop. But poor Meredith had a crisis during the intern exam way back when. I was hoping it be someone else with the medical, maybe nose bleed, problem. I guess they aren’t going to tell us who extended their contracts until after the finale or even maybe in the fall? Find out please.

  11. What about Hart of Dixie ausiello? I sent in a question, i did my part, you can’t tell me in during this over a month long hiatus there’s been NO SCOOP. I’m dying here!!!! :'(

  12. RKar says:

    I do enjoy Private Practice, but it has gotten that I can’t take any of the relationship story lines seriously. At each turn I sometimes just have to roll my eyes. I am probably not alone since the rating have declined.

    For these people to be doctors they are the most emotionally immature, sex crazed people around. Not to mention they are so incestual in that they only have relationships with each other. Fortunately I still find most of the actual medical story lines that question the ethics involved to be interesting enough to keep me tuning in. Or is it that I’ve been in it this long I feel invested enough to see it to the end?

  13. bbking says:

    I love u chair fans… all hail chair….. we pawn sorry! , but that dair kiss will be as epic as that elevator scene. lol…. if that is epic i feel bad for the ban fans…….it was cringe worthy .

  14. Carla says:

    Thanks for the Dan and Blair scoops Ausiello, we love you

  15. Jake says:

    Dair are flawless, they will find happiness in their lives for sure :)

  16. Dennis says:

    has anybody else noticed thar Touch and Person Of Interest are pretty much the same program”

  17. Dennis says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Touch and Person Of Interest are basically the same prograkm?

    • meleliot says:

      Yeah Prime Suspect and Touch are very similar in tone. I guess that’s why I’m in the minority, as I don’t like either one. I really really tried.

      • Cheri Spence says:

        No, I don’t see Person of Interest and Touch as being the same shows at all. I love them both and find them both unique and very well done! I don’t watch Prime Suspect – so have no comment on that.

  18. Lisa says:

    Did I miss the twitter feed comment about the hint to his blind item (the couple sealing the deal)?

  19. Bethany says:

    I really hope Jordan Belfi will be an old friend of April’s. I know Sarah Drew has been on maternity leave but this whole season has been lacking some April storylines.

  20. I found you! I finally found you!!! I have missed your take, Ausiello, on my favorite shows ever since you left that ‘other place’. Welcome back into my life!

  21. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I truly thought you would probably have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you can fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.