New Spoiler Alert!: Silencing Smash’s Ellis, Casting Kalinda’s Wife Hubby and Blind Intel!

Go ahead and turn off your smoke alarms now, because this week’s Spoiler Alert! goes right for the burning questions! Along with Matt Mitovich and Parks and Recreation’s Retta, I tackle such hot topics as:

* When is Smash going to kill off Ellis?

* Who’s going to play Kalinda’s scary-ass husband on The Good Wife? (Paging Jeffrey Dean Morgan… )

* Is P&R’s Leslie going to win the election? And if she doeswin, would that be the “good thing” that Retta says happens in the finale, or the “bad thing”?

* And, perhaps most spoilerifically, when are Castle and Beckett going to hook up, thereby revealing themselves as the couple in that blind item everybody’s talking about? Or is the couple not them?

Click below to find out!

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  1. Joe says:

    That was lame – after making us wait all this time to hear whether Castle is the subject of his blind item, Ausiello refuses to confirm or deny it – boooo!

    • Emily says:

      Seriously! that was definitely not an answer! come on, Ausiello!

    • Annie says:

      SERIOUSLY! I’m all, WTF, dude? Really? That’s just …. dude, that’s like “EW” territory. (Sorry. Had to be said. Er, typed. Whatevs.)

      • Annie says:

        OH OH OH! And ANOTHER thing … was there not a blurb on this very site just a few days ago that it *WOULD* be revealed in this SA? I mean – not this cutesy hemming and hawing wink-wink-nod-nod crap Ausiello is, admittedly, very good at, but an actual affirmative statement?

    • Russ says:

      Oh please did you see the promos it has to be them and if he spoiled it before it aired he could get into some trouble cause it obviously a huge moment for the show.

  2. CB101 says:

    Thanks for absolutely no new information about the Blind Item.

    • M. says:

      I second that!

    • JAA says:

      I third that, that was so lame

    • Kayley says:

      In all seriousness, I am glad. Wouldn’t you rather be surprised than just waiting for it?

      • TM says:

        If I wanted to be surprised i wouldn’t have watched the video, knowing it contains spoilers.He could’ve just said from the beginning that we won’t find out until it happens, rather than contribute to our impatience by telling us he will reveal it today.

        • Kayley says:

          I get that coming here assumes that you want to hear spoilers, and that’s fine. (While I don’t want to know the blind item in advance, I’m not normally spoiler adverse, hence why I clicked here.) The problem is spoilers, especially big spoilers like that, are like cigarette smoke. They’re not going to stay in one area. I can try to avoid them, short of closing out all social media and hiding under a rock for a week, I’ve really got no options and there’s a good chance I’m going to run across something accidentally. I’m not against you choosing to spoil your viewing experience, I have a problem when what you choose to do adversely effects mine. So I actually thank Ausiello for not spilling the big beans, even though I know he got a ton of people up in arms.

          • TM says:

            I just meant that he shouldn’t have mislead us into believing that he was going to reveal the blind item, if he wasn’t going to. Most of the castle fandom who watched the video did so in order to find out about it, and I am probably not the only one who feels cheated by the fact that we were not given what we had been promised.

          • Kayley says:

            I get being upset and feeling cheated at being mislead. That’s totally understandable. But as a part of the Castle fandom, I know a lot of people are going spoilerfree, especially in regards to if Castle/Beckett is the blind item. Those are two different issues. I’m just saying that Ausiello was right (I think) not to spoil that. The lying about going to spill the beans wasn’t the right choice, though.

          • Beckstle says:

            Honestly, if you’re trying to stay spoiler-free you shouldn’t be on twitter – especially during the finales! Twitter is the fast lane on the superhighway of the internet. It was made for people to give out instant information and be ahead of the game, not hold stuff back. And coming to a spoiler site…not so helpful either.

            As for all the tease…that’s business as usual for the blind items on this site. Besides, at this point it’s pretty obvious that it’s Castle. :D

      • Delirious says:

        Well, considering mr Ausiello NEVER reveals blind items, until after they happen, and not even gives clues that let us at least narrow the possibilities to 2-3 (we’re always left considering a crapload of shows)… I think we’re all just starting to develop some kind of blind-item-immunity of sorts. Him posting what he does, and posting nothing, is almost the same – besides the brain crunching, of course.

  3. Laura says:

    Wow, thanks for riling the entire Castle fanbase up for no reason. That was absolute BS.

  4. So that’s a yes! Caskett 4eva!

  5. Kristen says:

    Looking at promos (for the blind item):

    -We have Caskett making out
    – Kensi/Deeks getting some kisses during their undercover mission.

    I will be pretty shocked if it isn’t Castle/beckett.

  6. Lame, Mr. Ausiello. Lame.

  7. laura says:

    NOOOOOOOoooooooo Tell us please!!!! I want it to be Caskett!!!! Despair…

  8. Lorie says:

    How about Mark Pellegrino as Kalinda’s hubby?

  9. zaza says:

    No Spoiler Alert Theater? Boo hoo!

  10. Whatever says:

    Thanks for NOTHING! You should get any kind of “spoiler” privileges revoked.

  11. nitemar says:

    2 weeks! ? Then is not Castle and Beckett, :( Mike you are a tease! but the Canadian promo shows more than you can afford here.. :)

    • N. says:

      He said within the next 2 weeks. So Castle is still in the running for the blind item.

    • Anna says:

      Yeah, Casket is still in the running. You can also include:

      – Kensi/Deeks
      – Maybe Nick/Jess

      Can’t think of any other couple within the next 2 weeks that fit the blind item.

  12. N. says:

    Damn, what they said ^

  13. Cole Maddox says:

    While I’m not sure whether – after that VERY revealing promo – it really matters if Beckett and Castle are the blind item, I have to agree with all of the above: this is absolutely no way to treat the fandom!

  14. Saint Alicia says:

    Whoever Kalinda’s scary-ass husband is, he better be FINE AS HELL. If he and Kalinda are gonna be getting into some BDSM the actor needs to be seXXXy.

    • Caitlin says:


      • Saint Alicia says:

        Ha, I’m completely serious though. From a post-finale interview with the Kings…
        EW: And from what you said earlier, I take it we’ll see some heat in Kalinda’s relationship with her husband, but at the same time, they may very well want to kill each other.
        Robert: [Laughs] That’s a very good way of putting it. Yes. It’s not exactly Fifty Shades of Grey, but the spirit of sexual dominance mixed with who’s dominating who. It just sounds like a fascinating way to see Kalinda.

        And for those paying attention to Kalinda’s behavior–the way she and Blake stripped down/she beat him with a bat, then how she told Dana she could (and let her) slap her–Kalinda obviously has some interesting sexual kinks. If it’s going to play out onscreen the guy (her husband) better be good-looking.

    • Zoey says:

      hahaha omg i completely agree!!

  15. mandy says:


  16. Amanda says:

    So I’m in the minority, I’m sure, but I’m actually glad there’s no confirmation either way on the blind item. I checked this article cautiously (because while I don’t want the blind item spoiled and I’d prefer to wait on that, I’m still a sucker for spoilers and even still, didn’t watch the video), and I know if Ausiello spoils that nothing short of turning off all social media and locking myself in a room will keep me from finding out by accident somehow. Let’s be honest, we’re all 99.99% sure it’s Castle/Beckett, but it’s still nice to not have confirmation. Let it be (sort of) a surprise.

  17. sladewilson says:

    Lame, Mr. Ausiello – that was just plain wrong. As for Kalinda’s hubby – Idris Elba.

  18. Rosie says:

    You said the question would be ANSWERED in this video. Clearly it wasn’t. What a pointless way to get all the Castle fans excited and watch your video… only to realise there’s no new information at all.

    • Kayley says:

      I don’t know what the exact working of the promise was, but do you blame him at all for such a marketing tactic? I don’t. And actually, I’m glad. As much as I would love if it was Castle/Beckett (and yeah, there’s a pretty good chance it is), I don’t want to know beforehand. What fun is that?

      • CB101 says:

        Well clearly we *do* wanna know, otherwise we wouldn’t be here. I don’t like to be told that I get new information only to learn that there’s no new information.

        • Kayley says:

          I get that coming here assumes that you want to hear spoilers, and that’s fine. (While I don’t want to know the blind item in advance, I’m not normally spoiler adverse, hence why I clicked here.) The problem is spoilers, especially big spoilers like that, are like cigarette smoke. They’re not going to stay in one area. I can try to avoid them, short of closing out all social media and hiding under a rock for a week, I’ve really got no options and there’s a good chance I’m going to run across something accidentally. I’m not against you choosing to spoil your viewing experience, I have a problem when what you choose to do adversely effects mine. So I actually thank Ausiello for not spilling the big beans, even though I know he got a ton of people up in arms.

      • Danielle H says:

        I kinda do feel it was kinda shady (though still love you Aussy!) He DID say he was going to reveal… although maybe he was gonna get in trouble w/ the network or something or break a breach of info or something?

  19. Ashton says:

    What the what? What was that Ausiello!!!! Just freaking tell us!

  20. Angela says:

    No offense to the lovely @jokediva, but can I have my 8 minutes back? -a Castle fan

  21. Gabiroba says:

    Was this just a lame way to get more people watching spoiler alert? Seriously. When you say you have info, its better to not be bluffing when a pack of fans storm through.

  22. Allie says:

    Everything stops during Tech week. I don’t even know my own name when I’m in tech. So yes, tech is important and it’s impossible to think about anything else other than the show you’re working on. I completely buy Karen’s “I’m in tech” response to Dev’s marriage propose.

  23. Jaime says:


  24. Jules says:

    Can’t watch the video for some reason. What’s the deal with Ellis on Smash? Is he gone? Because he truly sucks and I’m several weeks behind on watching so it’s likely he sucks even more than I think he does.

    • mischa says:

      absolutely nothing, they just talked about if he SHOULD be killed with the new showrunner next year and apparently think he’s a character you “love to hate”….instead of just hate. I feel like watching this was a waste of time….there was no updates, nothing of substance here

  25. Em J says:

    Dude! I would say boy I’ma slap you but as I do not know where you live and I probably could not afford to go there so all I am saying is not cool bro! You can just guess which fandom I am in the same that have commented above me! xD

  26. Kara says:

    If you say you are going to reveal it, then actually do it. You lose credibility that way. If you have no intention of revealing it, then keep throwing our the teasers instead. Jeez, marketing 101, Ausiello.

  27. loretta says:

    Mike, seriously? Sheesh!

  28. Bbbbbbbb says:

    This was my first time watching Spoiler Alert – never again after this trick to get me to watch!

    Question: Based on the Castle season finale promo, it’s looking more and more likely that Castle and Beckett are the couple at the center of your blind item. Are they?! —Cheryl
    Ausiello: Your question will be read aloud (by a special celebrity guest) and answered (by yours truly) in this week’s episode of Spoiler Alert! Look for that on Thursday morning and not a moment sooner

    ‘I will not confirm or deny’ is NOT an answer! Boooooooooo

  29. Tom says:

    First, I hate these video things — you have to sit through a ton of crap just to get to the interesting parts. And, speaking of interesting, don’t hype things unless you plan to deliver. This was a total waste of time.

    • Chris says:

      Exactly! The video is almost 8 minutes long. I don’t want to go through some stinking video just to find the few bits I’m interested in. Screw that crap.

  30. Sam says:

    Not pretty :(
    Nothing revealed.

  31. Sam says:

    Well, just realized that in the article it makes reference to 3 things……TGW, Smash and the Blind Item….if u look at the pic, TGW, Smash and Castle….so that may mean Blind item = Castle. :)

    • TM says:

      The question asked in the video was “Is the blind item about Castle?” not “What show is the blind item about?”. So since they mentioned the shows name in the video, regardless of whether the blind item is or isn’t about castle and beckett, Castle can still be tagged in the article, and the fact that they used the picture doesn’t really mean anything. Sorry to burst your bubble,trust me, I am just as hopeful as you are.

  32. Becca says:

    Aw you are KILLING me with this blind item Ausiello!!!

  33. Natalie says:

    Retta was totes fun in this edition of SA! You should bring her back again. Liked the point Matt made about “Smash” and how they need to get you to care about the characters and then start rounding them out. Whether or not it’s “Castle” in your BI, I know they will seal the deal. I’m pretty sure the CTV promo showed us where it was heading. And if it was just a kiss, they wouldn’t have an ‘S’ warning. ;)
    For Kalinda’s scary husband, I wish it could be Liam Neeson, as Retta suggested (as a throwaway). He could do a good scary.

  34. Leah says:

    Forget the blind item! It doesn’t compare to Retta, the Good Wife, or Parks and Rec! All you have to do is watch the promos to know that the blind item is Castle. Duh.

  35. Tania says:

    So Castle’s a soap opera? Meh…

    • anu says:

      nope…..castle’s definitely not a soap opera…..its a crime drama….gr8 show…super fun….with superb actors…u should watch it…in fact everyone should…

  36. missy says:

    What about the Blind Item!!!!!!???

    Ok I’m pretty sure it’s Castle/Beckett……………….. but Ausiello didn’t really said something about it

  37. Kristina says:

    Well I guess techically we did get “an” answer lol. Still, that was a lot of hype for not a lot of info! Oh well.

  38. May says:

    Not.Fun. I never watch Spoiler Alert ’cause I don’t really watch all that many popular shows, but I gave this week’s one a shot for the Blind Item, and it was such a waste of time. Seriously.

  39. Cody says:

    So is Castle the new Bones or something? Because with all this detective and writer working on cases and dealing with sexual chemistry, it sounds alot like it. In that case, give me the originals, Booth and Bones, over the copycats.

    • valezza says:

      Originals? Bones and Booth weren’t the first couple solving cases and having romantic tension between them on a tv show, lol.

    • TM says:

      Really? Are you going to judge the show before seeing it? Cause just because the premise is similar it doesn’t mean these shows are the same. The styles, the characters etc. are, at least in my opinion, nothing alike.There are certain similarities but most of them are just superficial ones. And the fact that Bones and Castle both have a male and a female lead who are attracted to each other doesn’t make them one and the same more than being a procedural does (I don’t even know if Castle is a procedural,considering the fact that solving the crimes on the show has little to do with forensics and more to do with intuition etc.) Anyway, I am a fan of both shows, and I can tell you that as far as I am concerned I can hardly find a situation where C/B would act the same as B/B.I couldn’t imagine either of the couples in the other’s shoes.

    • Symce says:

      they are quite different shows, please at least watch episodes of both shows back to back before automatically assuming things.

      And really Ausiello, shame on you for leading ppl on lol. Oh well it’s only till monday before ppl will find out if it’s Castle or not, if not, then let the second-guessing begin.

    • Amanda says:

      As a fan of both shows, I’ll admit that they’re similar, but they’re also similar to many other shows that came before them. I’ll also tell you that Castle is much better. Andrew Marlowe actually knows what to do with his characters, and comes up with narratives that flow smoothly and make sense. I can’t possibly say the same thing for Hart Hanson.

  40. Audrey says:

    Mike, buddy, that was nothing revealing.

  41. lame says:

    Ausiello you SOB, you crapped out. What happened, I thought you were bullet proof, I guess not.

  42. unicornwasp says:

    retta is the best ever.

  43. Amanda says:

    LMAO about Kalinda’s “scary-ass” husband. Also, Retta needs to just be on all of these.

  44. jenn says:

    people that are mad about this (caskett shippers)just watch the ctv promo (the second one) they ARE getting together they’re the blind item but obv. Ausiello won’t tell cause he doesnt want to spoil us that much.

  45. Phoebe says:

    “Mikhail Baryshnikov -No he totally ruined Sex and the City!” ~hilarious!!

  46. Ella says:

    I want Jack Davenport to play Kalinda’s husband.

  47. Ella says:

    Or Misha Collins! He could totally be Kalinda’s scary husband,

  48. Lauren says:

    OMG Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be AMAZING!!!!!!!! I’m going to hate whoever gets cast now because of that suggestion. Isn’t he too busy with Magic City though?

  49. Chris says:

    Why don’t you post the spoilers as text? I don’t want to watch a video.

  50. Carda says:

    where was the Spoiler Alert Theatre?? :(