New Spoiler Alert!: Rating the Premieres of Castle, Grey’s, HIMYM and More — Plus: Once Scoop!

Apologies in advance if it seems like Matt Mitovich and I are talking extra fast in this week’s Spoiler Alert! But there was a lot to discuss!

First, we dissect the season kickoffs of How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife and a few other shows.

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Then, Once Upon a Time’s Evil Queen herself, Lana Parrilla, stops by to add a bit of hocus-pocus to our jibber-jabber; Matt’s Private Practice prediction hints at a heretofore-unimagined clairvoyant streak; and Mandy Patinkin confesses that the game-changer in Homeland’s upcoming second episode gave him a physical reaction “that isn’t polite to say!”

What is it?!

Click below to (all but) find out. Plus, be sure to stay tuned through the closing credits: That’s where Kristen Schaal blurts out her story arc in the final season of 30 Rock!