Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Bones, Once, Castle, Five-0, Scandal, Supernatural, TWD and More!
Which Scandal strangers will get more friendly? Will the Bones wedding go off without a hitch? Did Once Upon a Time‘s Hook ever swagger down the aisle? Is red-hot White Collar romance ahead? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
You know Gladiators are always up for more Scandal scoop. Anything to share? –Miranda
Katie Lowes got my brain churning with this tease about working with a cast member she hasn’t shared scenes with much or at all before. “I can’t tell you who, because it’s so scandalous, but I’m so excited,” she effused, all but bursting at the seams. “It happens in, like, Episode 6 or 7, and you’re never gonna guess, you’re never gonna guess! We just started [earlier this month] and it was awesome!”
How many episodes in Scandal Season 3? –Paul
Right now, 22. But with ratings like this… don’t be surprised if ABC gets hungry for more of those bitches. Er, Gladiators.
Do you have anything about the Bones wedding? —Tatiana
Well, it happens. That much I can confirm. But the path to holy matrimony is a bumpy one for B&B. Among the pre-ceremony obstacles: smoke, fire, death and a huge satchel of cash. But make no mistake, the episode is a wholly satisfying love letter to fans, that includes a performance from resident psychic Cyndi Lauper, a nifty call-back to Season 2 (specifically, this episode) and a ton of returning guest stars (including, yes, Parker.)
Might Stephen Fry be appearing at the Bones wedding? Gordon Gordon Wyatt is still one of my favorite recurring characters. –Tina
“While we wanted to include all of the Bones ‘family,’ scheduling conflicts and other commitments prevented some of our characters from making it to the wedding,” EP Stephen Nathan reports. “But we’ll send them all pictures.”
Once Upon a Time‘s Pan is one creepy kid. Do you have any scoop on the history between him and Hook? Or really, any scoop on Hook in general? –Stef
I am told that Hook’s sure-to-illuminate reunion with Pan is “imminent.” As for more Hook scoop, his backstory is also fast-approaching. In that episode, Colin O’Donoghue says, “You’ll see different colors to Hook, and to Killian Jones before he becomes Hook. You begin to understand a bit more why he is so self-absorbed, apart from the whole thing with Milah and why he’s a pirate. [It's about] how he becomes a pirate, which is brilliant. The guys have done a great job with that.” And speaking of Hook and Milah….
I have a question brought up by the Once Upon a Time Season 2 DVD set. Were Milah and Killian actually married, making him Henry’s step-grandfather? –Rita
No, that confusion is the result of a mistake made during the production of a DVD featurette. Series cocreator Adam Horowitz confirms, “As far as show ‘canon’ is concerned, Hook and Milah were never married.” (Glad to have that hot potato off my desk!)
Although I knew Castle‘s D.C. arc was coming to an end, I was really shocked when Beckett was fired so abruptly! Is she getting right back at the 12th Precinct or will we get to see a glimpse of Unemployed Kate before? –Martina
Well if you watched the shiny new episode of Spoiler Alert! co-starring Stana Katic, you saw her detail the hurdles keeping her from jumping back to the NYPD. As such, “She’s kind of out in Nowhereland” professionally, Katic added. “She’s defined herself so much by [her work].” So in the interim, will we see her as a homebody or ersatz housewife? Katic laughed. “I don’t know about a homebody, I don’t know about housewife…. But Castle in this next episode inadvertently helps her find that definition [of who she is] once again. As he always does — inadvertently”
Since Hilarie Burton is not returning to Grey’s Anatomy, can you please tell me if you have any news regarding her returning to White Collar? – Rocky
I can confirm that Burton will not be reprising her role as Sara anytime during Season 5. Besides, Neal’s dance card is plenty full with a new lady. “There is a really incredible girl who comes into Neal’s life, played by the gorgeous and talented Bridget Regan,” Matt Bomer previews. “She is sort of atypical in terms of what Neal finds attractive in a woman — with the exception of the fact that she’s a redhead. She’s like an onion, and in every episode more peels off and Neal becomes more attracted to her.”
Are we going to see NCIS: LA’s Nell and Eric venture out more in Season 5? –Cari
“There is always fun with those characters,” show boss Shane Brennan answers. “In fact, Nell’s out in the field a couple times this season, and at one point, later in the season, gets a serious moment or two out in the field. She gets to fire her weapon, in anger.”
Can you tell me anything that I don’t already know about the Walking Dead premiere? —Ben
It’s excellent (but you could probably guess that); we find out how Rick and Michonne spent their summer “vacations”; we get a pretty clear sense of where Glenn and Maggie’s, and Carol and Daryl’s, relationships stand; we learn just how gentle a giant Tyreese really is; and we catch wind of a secret that [Spoiler] is keeping from Rick.
Can you tell us something about the Steve/Danny relationship this year on Hawaii Five-0? I need to know that it will keep being the most important relationship on the show! –Mary
The Oct. 18 episode opens with a double date at the movies with McGarrett, Danno and their respective ladies – but face it, you all know who the real couple is in that group, right?
Something about Supernatural I’ve been wondering about for a while: How come Castiel never went back to visit his wife? Now that he’s mortal, will he go see her? – Elisa
While we don’t know about paying the Mrs. a visit, Misha Collins does tell us that his angel-turned-human isn’t “just” having sex in his new form. “Cas is also experiencing emotions that he hasn’t experienced before,” says Collins. “So it’s not just purely physical sensations, but it’s also the incumbent emotions.” In fact, he says we’ll even see a “smitten” Cas, one who “has a date” this season!
I’m loving Sleepy Hollow so far, and I’m loving it even more with Jenny on the team. Please tell me she’s going to stick around for a while! –Rachel
I am assured that Jenny plays an important role in the overall story and as such, you can definitely expect to see her in future episodes.
Is Justin Long coming back to CBS’ Mom? He and Anna Faris have great chemistry! –Rebecca
Yes, Long is technically recurring, and his next appearance should land on or around Oct. 28.
When will Beauty and the Beast‘s Vincent finally remember Catherine? –Stephanie
I’ll be honest — coming out of Episode 2, the outlook looks bleak. But lord knows, they intrepidly engage in (ahem) an old “habit” or two on Monday to try to arouse the lunk’s… memory.
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