Blind Item: Someone's Got a Bun in the Oven — and We're (Kinda) Naming Names!

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This isn’t so much a blind item as it is, say, a far-sighted one. But, before I explain why, let me give you your clues:

* As the headline on this story foretells, a certain female character is about to be paid a visit by the stork. (Her delicate condition will be revealed on air sometime in the next three months.) What the headline doesn’t hint at, however, is that the gal in question is a lead on an established series (i.e., more than a season old).

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* When Madame X finds out that she’s with child, she’ll be — understatement alert! — shocked. Fans of the show, by contrast, will likely love the plot twist.

Now, as for the “far-sighted” element of this “blind” item: The mystery woman is one of the 13 suspects included in the gallery below. So, before your hit the comments, take a look and hedge your bets!

Comments (392)

  • addison they already showed a pic there getting married

    Comment by Tarah Zarrabi – November 14, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s either going to be Meredith, or Fiona. Maybe Kate, but I think it’s too early in their relationship for that. Another season or two. Maybe Olivia. I highly doubt it’s gonna be Rachel. I think they would lose viewers for that and fans wouldn’t be happy. I think it would most likely be Meredith or Fiona, cause fans would be very delighted with either one.

    Comment by Jessica – November 14, 2012 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My vote is for Meredith of Grey’s. She was given a less than likely chance of ever getting pregnant again after her miscarriage. I hope it is not Rachael…too many good things ahead for her to change her life so drastically. Kate Beckett is not ready for that step and will definitely get married before enlarging Castle’s brood.

    Comment by Melody Baker (@evangml) – November 14, 2012 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would hate it if Carrie were pregnant on Homeland.

    Comment by Ben – November 14, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want it to be Kate, but maybe in at least a year. Logically, I think it’ll be Meredith.

    Comment by Kristen – November 14, 2012 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meredith, Addison, or Robin best fit the SHOCKED part of the blind item since all were told they can’t have kids or it would be difficult. As for fans being pleased that is subjective but could be Addison, Olivia, Meredith, Leslie, Penny or maybe Kate or Zoe. That combined with the reveal being within the next 3 months (and not May sweeps) makes me think it could be a show ending soon or with a small episode order. That would be Addison, Serena, Fiona, or Olivia. With all of this taken into account I’d hedge my bets on either Meredith or with a slight advantage Addison. It seems like a fitting way to end the series about a woman whose whole move to Oceanside revolved around trying to get pregnant (plus she just adopted a kid so of course NOW she’d get pregnant).

    I’m open to any twist as long as it is NOT Robin or Alicia.

    Comment by Amy – November 14, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First I thought Leslie but then I changed my mind. I don’t think major Parks spoilers ever get out, do they? Then, I thought Alicia, but no one would be happy about that. Not Robin because Future Ted told us she doesn’t have kids. Not Beckett because it is wayyyy to early. Won’t they have to break up Castle and Beckett a few times before the series ends?

    My final guess is either Penny or Meredith. (Keep in mind I don’t typically watch those show, though.)

    Comment by Leah – November 14, 2012 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Won’t they have to break up Castle and Beckett a few times before the series ends? ”

      Pretty sure Marlowe’s not planning on doing that, THANK GOODNESS. I think they might have a rough patch or two but will weather them together.

      Comment by Lydia – November 14, 2012 09:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Serena-Gossip Girl, Meredith-Greys, or Robin-HIMYM

    Comment by MSMIT – November 14, 2012 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blair. Thought it was established that Chair was going to live happily ever after or something like that. Yeah not a huge fan of gg anymore but that seems like the most obvious route with the given clues.

    Comment by pennyproductions12 – November 14, 2012 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She is not even on the list!!! Maybe serena.

      Comment by Stella – November 15, 2012 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh my god, please please Leslie Knope *-*

    Comment by Line – November 14, 2012 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All my money goes to Meredith. I think there’s the juicy storyline Shonda tweeted about, and fans would absolutely love that FOR SURE. Plus, I think that would give Derek a new motivation to fight and be happy despite his hand’s condition (added to Mer & Zola, of course) Finally, MerDer will get their dream come true: they’re married, living in their McHouse, with Zola, both succesful surgeons, this baby will complete their happiness. Finally, a McBaby. GO MER!!!

    Comment by Melissa – November 14, 2012 09:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It could very well be Olivia.
    Robin: It makes a lot of sense.
    Serena: Gossip Girl won’t even be on the air in three months.
    Addison: Maybe.

    Comment by Kim Olson (@xxxCrazy4TVxxx) – November 14, 2012 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It in no way makes sense for Robin to have a child if you’ve ever watched the show. Or read the numerous comments on this site explaining why it makes no sense even beyond that.

      Comment by alice – November 15, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think can cross two names off the list. Claire Danes is pregnant and it was said by her and show writers that her pregnancy was not being written into the show. Also it is not Robin either because it is said when Ted is doing the voice overs that Aunt Robin did not have any kids of her own.

    I hope it is not Beckett on Castle it would be too soon. They just got together after 4 years hope the writers don’t rush things along like they did with Bones. In my opinion Bones got kind of boring when she was pregnant and now with Booth and Bones having the kid.

    Comment by Nicole – November 14, 2012 10:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hannah in Dexter lol!

    Comment by – November 14, 2012 10:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to pick Olivia, just because it’s Fringe and I think maybe if they do go that route, I think it’ll be a reset to Etta again, or another baby to start over, not replacing Etta of course…

    My bets on Olivia.

    Comment by Mancha – November 14, 2012 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Highly doubt its Kate, i would be utterly shocked if it were, marlowe isn’t affraid to pull the trigger on big plot arcs i think but thats pushing it (out of the realm of possibilty). I would think it very interesting if Penny were, i’m sure it would be hilarious. could you imagine Sheldon babysitting. my guess though is its Feona from what JD has been teasing it sounds likely.

    Comment by James – November 14, 2012 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It can’t be Serena, GG won’t be on for another 3 months. I somehow guess it’ll be Robin but I don’t watch most of the other shows so dunno!

    Comment by Carda – November 14, 2012 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s Meredith. It can’t be Carrie as she actually has a belly double for the later episodes of the show . Also, the writers have said that they would not be writing her pregnancy into the show.

    Comment by Sabrina – November 14, 2012 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let it be Meredith. It fits perfectly. Moreover, I am a fan of most of these show and I won’t love Alicia’s pregnancy, Carrie’s pregnancy, Kate’s pregnancy, Penny’s pregnancy or Zoe’s pregnancy.

    Comment by zxc123 – November 15, 2012 12:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely either Robin or Meredith. Both experienced infertility issues, and I think fans of both shows would be happy with the plot twist. And to all those who say “Robin never has kids,” those crazy HIMYM writers could totally get away with saying “Well, she just didn’t have THOSE kids.” And she was talking to them right after she finds out that she can’t have kids, not at the same time future Ted (AKA Bob Saget) would be talking to his kids. Either way, I would be a happy camper.

    Comment by HannahNotMontana – November 15, 2012 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you can point to a SINGLE time in the history of HIMYM that the creators lied or made a canon decision that completely defied the logic of what has already been presented on screen, I would consider believing you. But I would also pay you $50,000,000,000,000,000 if you can actually point to anything that would fit that criteria.

      Comment by alice – November 15, 2012 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Welllllll…technically, the creators DID lie one time about the B/R endgame. After Barney and Robin broke up the first time, Craig & Carter said that they were unhappy with the couple, hated that they “had” to put them together, and were never going to return to it. Now, though, they admit that they said it to throw people off the fact they were actually planning their wedding at the same time.

        But I totally get what you’re saying and agree that in the case of Robin, it would make ABSOLUTELY no sense to have her be able to become pregnant, after it was confirmed multiple times that it has no room in canon. The fans who believe that the creators like to be “tricky” — other than the above example — simply are not paying attention or are delusional Ted/Robin shippers.

        (I will still take the $50 gazillion dollars though! :D)

        Comment by Jen – November 15, 2012 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no way on earth it’s carrie’s highly highly unlikely that its rachel’s, Kate’s or alica’s (like who would the father be?), maybe maybe it’s oliva’s, but I doubt it, I think its going to be someone from a sitcom

    Comment by Emily – November 15, 2012 12:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bet on April Kepner in Grey’s Anatomy

    Comment by Lilyg – November 15, 2012 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’s not in the gallery though, please read what Ausiello wrote.

      Personally I’m leaning on Meredith or Olivia

      Comment by Symce – November 15, 2012 01:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a feeling that it is Meredith. For a while now, I see that as being one of the ways that Meredith and Derek’s story can progress, without having them revert back in terms of the progress they have made as a couple. Plus, it would be refreshing !

    Comment by GreysFan – November 15, 2012 12:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its way too soon for zoe and beckett. addison and meredith would seem too cliche. i could see penny on TBBT since the shows story line has been moving a little slow lately they might add that bit of a twist to mix things up. also leslie cause it seems like a right move after all this time.

    Comment by corina – November 15, 2012 01:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like it to be Kate, it’d be very interesting to watch that happen. And it definitely couldn’t be Rachel but that would be funny what with the Lea being pregnant rumor that went around.

    Comment by ☆ Kaily Russell ❤ (@BadWolfKaily) – November 15, 2012 01:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This totally has Shondaland written all over it, there is a sweet moment coming in episode 7 that Shonda tweeted about and the sides for episode 9 suggest a high risk pregnancy in Greys.
    So at this current moment my guesses are
    1. Meredith and Derek
    2. Addison and Jake
    While Homeland is feasible option as well with Claire being preggers for real’s the producers have sort of stated not gonna happen but wouldn’t put it past them.

    Comment by heather (@auzzigrey) – November 15, 2012 01:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go Mer! I so hope it’s her.

    Comment by Alicia Boyden – November 15, 2012 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To be honest it could be any one of them, lol. We could maybe rule out Kate from Castle, and the comedy ladies ( since I think it’s a drama show – explains the word ”plot twist” ). Carrie ( Homeland ) would be a good plot twist but I don’t think the fans would like it, and I don’t think Carrie herself would like it. We know that Addison and Meredith both love children so my guts are telling me it’s one of them. BUT the other options are very likely aswell. Alicia ( Good Wife ) was the first one that came to mind, but she’s quite old already and I don’t think it would be good for the show. I think she’ll receive a promotion, not a pregnancy. We’ll see!

    Comment by ingmarhappy – November 15, 2012 02:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh please don’t let it be Beckett. That would ruin everything.

    Comment by Maria – November 15, 2012 03:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s Fiona’s horomones that are about to spike, someone better hide the C4.

    Comment by sally – November 15, 2012 04:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s Carrie and Saul’s the father.

    Comment by alki – November 15, 2012 04:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A far-sighted one? It’s Blair.

    Comment by Mark – November 15, 2012 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, that would be kind of clever because technically there is a picture of Blair in the gallery.

      But as someone else said, Ausiello would only be happy about it if it was a Dan/Blair baby…and that’s just not going to happen.

      Comment by brend – November 15, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Sue – November 15, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alicia is peegnant and will have an abortion and it will be used against Peter in the campaign. The Good Wife likes to push the envelope and abortion is an issue very few broadcast series touch!

    Comment by Christian – November 15, 2012 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My vote is for Leslie Knope, that would be awesome. Would enjoy Penny or Robin, but highly unlikely – especially Robin.

    Comment by tara17 – November 15, 2012 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just wonder if Leslie would be all that shocking? I feel like it would be very similar to when Pam found out she was pregnant on The Office. Sweet, but not an OMG!! moment at all. At least, not for me!

      Comment by brend – November 15, 2012 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Shelby – November 15, 2012 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s Penny. And this should be fun!!!!!!!!! :)

    Comment by Nikki – November 15, 2012 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ausiello: I have it on semi-good authority that when the new year rolls around McBabyBlues will be schtupping someone whose name is not April — leading me to believe the on-again/off-again colleagues will be off again.

    McBabyBlues = McDreamy’s baby. So I think it’s Meredith.

    Comment by aiza11 – November 15, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s Avery’s nickname…

      Comment by Pearl – November 15, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If only Olivia Benson was on the list…

    Comment by lauren – November 15, 2012 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rachel or Carrie.

    Comment by Chance – November 15, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say Robin. Yes her doctors said she could not get pregnant but in rare cases woman have gotten pregnant who were told they could not!

    Comment by sarah – November 15, 2012 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s not only that the doctors said she could not get pregnant, but that Ted in thirty years also said that she never becomes a mother. It is a canon fact that Robin never has children, so there is no way that it’s her.

      Comment by Jen – November 15, 2012 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Penny and Leonard. I wish they would just live happily ever after already. It would be hilarious if it was Penny too.

    Comment by cas – November 15, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well, we know that CLaire Danes is pregnant in real life. But I thought they already said that her pregnancy would NOT be written into homeland. If it were, that would be a big “WOW!” indeed. As for the others, don’t know and don’t really see me being happy one of them is pregnant on show for their character.

    Comment by Irena Gallo – November 15, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would say Addison, Meredith, or Robin. Why? Bc all 3 were told that they couldn’t or that it was close to impossible to get pregnant so that would be a (eye-rolling) “shock”.

    Comment by Callie – November 15, 2012 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • could you image how SHELDON would react if penny was pregnant? forget leonard & penny’s reactions, sheldon’s would be hysterical!

    Comment by chloe – November 15, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To add onto everyone’s thoughts that Robin might be the one pregnany …you realize if that does happen it will most likely be BARNEY’S baby, right? not ted’s? so it would make it even less likely that she’s the mother and it seems like a lot people are clinging to this (really dumb) hope that she somehow can be.

    Comment by bollie dolly – November 15, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Andy and April should have a kid

    Comment by Rachel – November 15, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Uh-oh. Definitely not Kate Beckett!

    My money is on Meredith.

    Comment by Abby – November 15, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fiona from burn notice!!! Total shocker :)

    Comment by Fran – November 15, 2012 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s either going to be Meredith, Addison or Leslie. Those are the only three that make sense to me. And all I can say is that Julianna Margulies is far too old to be having a child, so that rules out Alicia.

    Comment by mattyc – November 15, 2012 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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