Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Covert Affairs, NCIS: LA, Sons of Anarchy, Defiance and More
How will NCIS: Los Angeles mark a milestone? Will Once Upon a Time revisit a resurrection? Which Covert secrets will be uncovered? Which Defiance resident isn’t what they seem? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
First, allow me to tell you that your work is very appreciated and each new article brightens our day! Is it too soon to ask if you have any spoilers on NCIS: LA‘s 100th episode? –Emma
With an intro like that, you get to go first this week. Not only is it not premature to ask about No. 100 (aka the fourth episode of Season 5), show boss Shane Brennan teases, “I already know what the last episode is for next year!” But let’s not get that ahead of ourselves. Brennan says that while the aforementioned milestone hour “may play with the show’s format a little,” it will for certain “kick off an arc that runs right through the end of the season,” which he also said will be a “watershed” one for both Deeks and Callen.
Does Once Upon a Time plan on telling the current stories of the characters in Storybrooke, or will Season 3 focus on Neverland and the Enchanted Forest? –Ellie
In case my previous scoopage on this subject did not reassure you that, as the headline said, “Storybrooke will not be forgotten,” I just confirmed that Emilie de Ravin is still a series regular for Season 3. Thus, it sounds like Belle will certainly have Maine events of her own to deal with back home.
Will Once Upon a Time explain how Mulan and Aurora helped Phillip get his soul back from the wraith? –JJ
Series cocreator Adam Horowitz confirms that yes, that burning question will be addressed during Season 3 — and likely on the sooner side, I reckon, since Jamie Chung and Sarah Bolger have midseason pilots (NBC’s Believe, ABC’s Mixology) to get to!
How is the Covert Affairs premiere?! Can you give us any scoop on it, pretty please? — Rachael
As Christopher Gorham previously shared, Auggie and Annie are very much a couple now — as the opening sequence makes “nakedly” clear. (Fact: I swore off carbs for the summer after those scenes.) Likewise, when Kari Matchett told me there are “interesting things” on tap for Joan and Arthur, my lord, she was not kidding. All told, while I didn’t 100 percent follow the case at hand — Annie and Auggie “vacation” in Colombia to covertly dig into Arthur’s past while dodging the local CIA station chief (played by new series regular/CSI: NY alum Hill Harper) — the episode is chock-a-block with exposed secrets (one of which I did not see coming at all) and a final scene that promises to shake up the pecking order.
When will Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy be available on Netflix? –Gerry
All I am able to confirm at this point is “in the fall” — but as compensation, I give you series star Charlie Hunnam promising “a tumultuous time” ahead for Jax and Tara, especially now that Jax has abandoned the idea of ever “getting out.” “I think at this point he realizes that he’s in it for life,” Hunnam says. “Last season was a real process of him embracing that and throwing himself into it with both feet, to cement the fact that he’s a lifer.”
Does the abbreviated final-season order for Warehouse 13 mean we won’t see another Christmas special again? –Lisa
Sorry to hand you a lump of coal in June, but yes.
If anyone can find the answer to this question, I’m sure it is you, Matt: Is there any chance that we will see Chelsie Hightower return as a pro on Dancing With the Stars? –Lindsey
I perhaps have not watched an episode of DWTS since Kelly Monaco’s Season 1, but I’m game to take this one on. I am told that since Chelsie is still under contract with the ABC series (and last season popped up in some of the “pro dances”), there is at least the possibility she will be part of the Season 17 cast — though we won’t know for sure until late August.
I love ABC’s new show Motive. What is its future? When will it be back on after basketball and for how many episodes? –Judy
The 10 remaining episodes will begin to unspool June 27, running through early September.
Defiance‘s Stahma and Kenya…. I have no words. So, do you have scoop? — Julia
Right? And people thought H.G. Wells/Myka would be Syfy’s Sapphic supercouple. There’s a passing moment in the wedding episode (airing June 24) where Stahma comments to someone about the Need/Want proprietor’s “amazing touch.” Elsewhere in that hour, you’ll lay witness to a Castithan bachelor party (which frankly varies little from anything you see at Scores), get some movement on the Irisa/Tommy front, discover that [SPOILER] saved Datak’s life some years ago and learn that someone in town is concealing a massive, shocking secret. There’s also the death of two characters who’ve been with us from the start.
Any good scoop on our favorite Rookie Blue couple, Sam and Andy? Is there hope for a reconciliation this season? – Whitney
Hmm, I must speak cryptically here…. Let’s just say that Sam and Andy have a bond that can never really be broken, and you’ll see that illustrated in a few different ways by the end of this season.
Is Vikings skipping ahead in time [with the Bjorn recast]? What happened to the little blond kid playing Ragnar’s son? –Dee
Not to worry, you likely will see young Nathan O’Toole again — at the beginning of Season 2, at least, before a time jump kicks in.
I saw something on Twitter about Lisa Kudrow’s previously cancelled ancestry show, Who Do You Think You Are?, coming back this summer on TLC. Do you have any info on that? –Francine
WDYTYA, as the kids call it, will air Tuesdays at 9/8c starting July 23. Among those ready to climb their family trees for TLC are NCIS: LA‘s Chris O’Donnell,
Up All Night‘s Christina Applegate and New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel (SPOILER: She has an actress sister!).
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