Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Bones, Castle, The Mentalist, Once, The Good Wife, Suits and More
When will Castle make like Nicolas Cage? Is The Mentalist gearing up to go “there”? Are you ready for a blast from Bones‘ past? Will Once Upon a Time explore [Spoiler]‘s origins? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Got anything for Episode 6.06 of Castle? It seems to be a huge secret. No title, no synopsis, no nothing. –Susan
Oh, you’ve (likely) heard about Episode 6, you just don’t know it. That hour “has a touch of National Treasure and a touch of Da Vinci Code,” series creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells me, echoing some earlier pre-season interviews. “It’s a really fun, delightful, classic Castle episode.”
Will Castle Season 6 have a two-parter? –Vanessa
Marlowe seems iffy on the prospect of continuing that tradition, if only because the season premiere (airing Sept. 23 and 30) checks off the two-parter box. “If we have a compelling enough reason to do it, we might,” he allows, “but there are other really interesting ideas that we have on the drawing board for February that may be as fun as a two-parter, yet different.”
Do you have anything on Bones for us this week? –Cassidy
Oh, only this exclusive first look at the return of Tony and Roxy, in Monday’s episode “The Cheat in the Retreat.”
Anything about the Jane/Lisbon romance on The Mentalist? –Holly
Their romance? Slow down, Tex. We’re not there. Yet. But once the Red John nastiness is over? Perhaps a very different story. “They haven’t been thinking about [their growing closeness] while it’s been happening, so all this accumulated emotion and feeling has been building up, essentially, behind them,” show boss Bruno Heller shares. “It’s only when they step away from that and can turn around and look back that they will really start to see how they feel about each other, and it’s great fun to explore that on the page. I think it’s going to be a whole different look at these two characters.”
What scoop can you give on The Good Wife? –Ella
Carrie Preston – on the verge of winning her Emmy last Sunday – told us that when Elsbeth Tascioni resurfaces this season, it will be to represent Lockhart/Gardner against frequent foe Viola Walsh (played by Rita Wilson). In that episode, she teased, “There’s a really fun thing that I get to do that I can’t wait for people to see!” I’m thinking… b**chslap?
Will Once Upon a Time fans see how Regina adopted Henry this season? –Ishan
“Yes,” series cocreator Adam Horowitz confirms. “Before our Christmas break, we plan to show the why and the how of how baby Henry came to his new mother.” Fun fact: I will be moderating the Once Upon a Time/Wonderland panel at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, Oct. 12. Got questions? Email InsideLine@tvline.com!
Anything on Showtime’s Shameless? Please? –Carmen
Is family patriarch Frank about to get it on with… himself? A casting call is out for the multi-episode role of Sammi, a 35-year-old woman described as “the spitting image of Frank Gallagher, except heavier and more downtrodden.” A two-time divorcee who grew up without a father, Sammi has classic daddy issues and as such is attracted to the wrong men. (Frank, that’s your cue.)
Any scoop on Suits’ Harvey and Donna? – Ro
The midseason finale may have deflated your ‘shipper balloon some, given Harvey’s resolve to make a go of real romance with Scottie, but rest assured, that won’t box a certain ravishing redhead out of his life. As EP Aaron Korsh previews, “Donna, regardless of what her feelings may or may not be about Harvey and Scottie, cares about Harvey. She wants him to be happy and is going to try to help him in this relationship like she did last year in [Episode] 216. That’s what’s going on for them in these last six.”
Any scoop on Blue Bloods – maybe about Jamie’s new partnership with Eddie, played by Vanessa Ray? –Meg
This pairing doesn’t get off on the best foot in the season premiere, partly because Jamie feels he was sold a false bill of goods, getting an ubergreen rookie at his side. Not helping matters, Edit “Call Me Eddie” Janko has a beef with a controversial “protection” detail they pull, at police commish Frank’s request. But by the intense hour’s end, Eddie shows her mettle in a way that leaves Jamie visibly impressed (if not a smidge smitten).
Can you please tell me if Paris Summerskill (played by Kim Raver) will be reappearing on NCIS: LA, as Callen’s girlfriend? –Daniel
Show boss Shane Brennan would not confirm any immediate plans for any Red team members to resurface on LA – after all, Raver has an imminent date with Jack Bauer – but he also didn’t rule it out as an eventuality. “The interesting thing about the characters in the NCIS world is that they can come back once they’re established,” he explains. “There certainly are folks who were in the Red team who in the future may well pop up in NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Will Natalie Zea’s pregnant Winona be appearing on any episodes this season of Justified? I would love to see her back for the whole season. –Karen
Zea is very likely to return for Season 5 in a capacity TBD, but the smart money says that Winona will be toting her child, not expecting one, when next we see her.
I’m really tired of all White Collar spoilers being about Neal’s love life. I watch the show for bromance, not romance! Give us some good Peter and Neal scoop, please! –Donna
Come midseason, one bromance will help out another when Peter and Neal (…and Jones and Diana) scramble to solve the potentially fatal poisoning of — wait for it — Mozzie!
If there’s a show you’d like the Inside Line on, email InsideLine@tvline.com! (With additional reporting by Vlada Gelman)