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Castle, Once Upon a Time, HavenWhat nerdy goodness does Castle have on tap? Which Once Upon a Time beauty might the captain get his hook into? Which Nashville romance is about to hit a roadblock? Is a CSI‘s secret about to come to light? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

I just rejoined the land of the electricity this morning after a rough coupla nights, so this week we’re just jumping into the mailbag!

Any scoop on Castle you can share? –BJ
You’re starting to see the video sneak peeks of Monday’s Comic-Con-flavored episode, and based on the interview I did today with director/Star Trek: TNG alum Jonathan Frakes, the hour will be chockablock with crowd-pleasing moments. Frakes promises to deliver Nathan Fillion (as Rick) doing an “incredible” William Shatner impression, “much more comedy” than the Season 2 Castle he helmed and all-in-all a “wonderful forum for Beckett to reveal her fangirl side.” (Said simply: There’s photographic evidence of Kate once getting her geek on as a character from the episode’s Nebula-9 show-within-a-show – and her costume just might resurface in an extremely different context before the hour is over.)

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I’m absolutely loving the addition of Killian Jones (aka Captain Hook) to Once Upon a Time. Do you have scoop on what’s next for our favorite TV pirate? Any romance in the air, or is it all revenge-y stuff? –Stef
Yes, revenge is important to Hook. But I am told the eyeliner-lovin’ swashbuckler might also develop a soft spot for a certain blonde in a leather jacket.

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Is Mac going to tell Jo his secret on CSI: NY? –Lori
This Friday, likely prompted by Jo’s recent inquisition about his apparent aphasia, Mac tries to loop in his girlfriend Christine – with the operative word being “tries.” Nonetheless, come Nov. 9, the proud CSI will have a heart-to-heart with someone in his circle about the aftereffects of his near-death. “It is hard for him, but ultimately he does have to share it,” showrunner Pam Veasey tells us. “And then he gets recovery.” In whom do you think Mac will confide?

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I am completely in love with Nashville! Got any news on what’s ahead for Deacon and Rayna? —Hilla
Well on Rayna’s side of things, watch for Peggy (played Kimberly Williams-Paisley) – the woman from husband Teddy’s past — to cause friction and doubt in that marriage throughout November sweeps. Meanwhile, Juliette is drawn ever closer to Deacon as he helps her with her drug-addicted mom … until her publicist sets her up in a fauxmance with a Tim Tebow-type football player (played by Pretty Little Liars‘ Tilky Montgomery Jones). Ironically, that all-for-show first date takes a wild turn that could jeopardize the jock’s career.

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I am curious why the Mentalist writers decides to kill Rigsby´s dad. Is it possible that Van Pelt could be there for Rigsby? —Laura
I like your train of thought, making lemonade from lemons and all. And yet… I’m hearing that is not in the cards as of now. But you can expect Van Pelt’s story to likely pick up in some shape or form after Amanda Righetti has her real-life baby this winter.

Any chance that vampire Elena will go head to head with Katherine on The Vampire Diaries? That would be awesome! –Rashad
And showrunner Julie Plec can only agree. “I think it would be a tragic missed opportunity if we didn’t get to see that,” she shares with TVLine. Alas, that’s all she was willing to say on the hot topic. If the face-off of fierce femmes does come to fruition this season, it won’t be any time terribly soon. But you gotta figure it’ll be more than worth the wait.

I was wondering if Death aka Julian Richings will return to Supernatural this season. He always puts people on their toes with his looks and voice he is the perfect Death. –Brad
Taking a page from TVD boss Julie Plec’s playbook, Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver had this to say about your fervent wish: “As always on our show, anything can happen.” (Hey, I’m trying here, folks!)

Any chance that fans of Haven‘s Nathan/Audrey (Naudrey) will have something to look forward to anytime soon? All this angst and moments with other people *cough* Jordan *cough* is killing us. –Aimee
Your patience, it seems, will be rewarded. “Audrey has been pushing Nathan away to protect him from her own fate,” EP Jim Dunn notes. “But very soon, Audrey will confront a tragedy that makes her realize just how deep her feelings for Nathan really are.” In other news, I have nailed down Laura Vandervoort’s Haven visit: The Smallville alum will appear in the final two episodes of the season, airing Friday, December 14 and Friday, December 21.

Can you give some Dallas Season 2 spoilers, please? –Allyson
In addition to this casting (24 alum!), this one (yo, Angela!) and these two (GarLene!), I have lassoed one small detail: A total of four weeks will have passed for the Southfork faithful when Season 2 picks up on Jan. 28, 2013.

If there’s a show you’d like the Inside Line on, email mattmtvguy@gmail.com, and maybe it’ll get some love the next time around! (Additional reporting by Meg Masters)