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Question: Are we going to see or learn more about Felicity’s parents this season on Arrow? –Anna
Ausiello: It all depends on whether you subscribe to one of the (many) theories that’s been floating around the Internet. Because if you do, this week’s outstanding, edge-of-your-seat episode, “The Promise,” drops some new knowledge about someone.
Question: Now that Arrow‘s Oliver knows Moira had an affair with Malcolm Merlyn, is there any hope for a reconciliation between mother and son? –Nikki
Ausiello: From all appearances, not any time soon — especially given his behavior this Wednesday in the presence of mom’s rakish new friend, Mr. Slade Wilson.
Question: Do you have anything on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland? –Logan
Ausiello: In Thursday’s midseason premiere, you’ll see the Knave as a genie being forced to use his newfound powers — with dire consequences — as well as meet the ABC series’ version of the Jabberwock (played by Aussie actress Peta Sergeant). Next week, Lost alum Zuleikha Robinson reprises her role as Amara, and on March 20 Barbara Hershey makes her Wonderland debut as Cora.
Question: Any Mindy Project scoop on Mindy and Danny? The kiss in the last episode was insane! —Rebecca
Ausiello: I already told you that the season finale, titled “Danny and Mindy,” will tackle the provocative question, “Can these two crazy kids make a go of an actual relationship?” Well, per some just-released casting intel, a dreamy-looking guy by the name of Andy may figure into that question. Mindy eyes him on the subway (and vice-versa), and he appears to be the fulfillment of Mindy’s fondest male fantasy. Then again, we all know looks can sometimes be deceiving…
Question: I could really use some scoop on Pretty Little Liars, preferably on Ezra, but I’ll take anything you have. —Estee
Ausiello: Ezra? Hmm… I don’t know anyone by that name, but I do know Aria’s new love interest Riley (Jane By Design‘s Nick Roux). Unlike some of Aria’s questionable exes, Roux tells TVLine that Riley won’t be causing her any grief. “Their weekend together is all about getting away from the stress in their lives,” he explains. “They’re very much together in the moment and they just go for it.”
Question: Can you tell us anything about Mary’s upcoming wedding on Reign? Is there any hope for us Mash fans to cling to? –Melissa
Ausiello: Cling away, Melissa! Though I can’t tell you which brother Mary will choose to meet at the altar, I can say that Thursday’s episode includes one of Mary’s classic passionate speeches, in which she reaffirms her love for Bash.
Question: I could really use some scoop on Grey’s Anatomy. Got anything good? —Cora
Ausiello: Jackson and April’s secret wedding won’t remain hush-hush for long. “Now that there is this rule at the hospital that you can’t fraternize, they’re feeling as if they probably have to reveal that they are married,” previews Sarah Drew. “They’re not going to be able to keep it a secret for much longer.”
Question: Any good news for Calzona on Grey’s Anatomy? —Abbie
Ausiello: As you saw last week, the couple has a new crib, although Jessica Capshaw acknowledges, “It’s a lot of putting the cart before the horse. In fact, she adds, “It’s the, ‘If you build it, they will come’ mentality. It’s the absolute wish fulfillment. It’s like, let’s paint a picture of where we would be really happy and then let’s hope we go there and then get really happy.’” And how’s that going for them? “They are making their way,” she teases. But it’s not uncomplicated.”
Question: Can you give us some scoop on what’s to come for Alex and Jo on Grey’s? —Amanda
Ausiello: Not sure if this is in the cards, but Camilla Luddington certainly hopes it is. “Something that hasn’t been touched on that I would love to see touched on is the sexual abuse — or perhaps even rape — that Jo referred to last season in the episode where the tree came through the window,” the actress tells me. “It hasn’t been brought up since, and I want to know know what the situation was and what she went through.”
Question: I’ll take an Americans scoop, please! —Jordan
Ausiello: Boardwalk Empire‘s Wrenn Schmidt debuts in this season’s fifth episode as Phillip and Elizabeth’s new handler Kate — and Claudia she’s not. “We spent a lot of time talking about who the new handler should be,” shares exec producer Joel Fields. “And we thought, ‘Well, if we’re running the center, and it didn’t work out with Claudia, who would we send? Let’s find Claudia’s polar opposite. Let’s send somebody who is going to keep Phillip and Elizabeth happy and encourage them to do their job well.” Adds fellow EP Joe Weisberg: “There’s no reason a handler has to be dishonest or particularly manipulative. There’s no reason not to try to be fundamentally open.”
Question: This has bothered me for quite some time — in Hart of Dixie, didn’t Crazy Earl creepily bury some money in various plots in front of his home (like banks don’t exist in Hart’s universe)? Why haven’t the writers brought that up? I will love you forever if you could answer this. —Fik
Ausiello: Yes, Crazy Earl did, in fact, bury money in front of his house (his first name is Crazy, after all), and I hear there are several writers on the show being driven just as crazy that the matter hasn’t been touched on since. Whether they ever come back to it is TBD, but I can assure you that they are most definitely aware of the hanging story point.
Question: I was wondering if you had any scoop or news about the Entourage movie? —Veea
Ausiello: Forgive me if this is out there, but sources confirm that the pic will find Jessica Alba reprising her Season 1, Episode 2 role as Jessica Alba.
Question: Please tell me that Jules and Chief Vick are in the final episode of Psych!! —Ross
Ausiello: Jules and Chief Vick are in the final episode of Psych!!
Question: I just discovered Banshee and I absolutely love it! Can you give me any details on the Season 2 finale? —Leah
Ausiello: This just in from exec producer Greg Yaitanes: “I have a Banshee Season 2 poster and hat for the first of your Ask Ausiello readers who can guess what happens in the first five minutes of the March 14 finale.” Hint: Check out the Banshee Origins comic if you haven’t already done so. Then send your best guesses by EOD Friday, March 7 to AskAusiello@TVLine.com (and please write ‘Banshee Contest’ in the subject line). May the most prescient Fanshee win!
Question: Glee scoop, please! —Atolla
Ausiello: Finn’s memory will loom large in the emotional March 11 episode, which follows the McKinley crew to California for Nationals. The New Directions kids dedicate their performance to their late friend/choir mate/adviser (note Sam clutching Finn’s drumsticks in this photo preview), and Burt (Mike O’Malley) and Carol (Romy Rosemont) even make the trek to L.A. for the event.
Question: Got anything for Covert Affairs or Suits? —Peggy
Ausiello: Eenie, meenie, miny… Suits! Mike’s getting his very own “Donna” in Season 4! Her name is Sarah and she will enjoy a fun, easygoing rapport with her new boss. (Hmm... should Rachel be worried?) Also among the new players coming into the USA hit are a hotshot, charming attorney at the SEC who makes a play for a senior position at Pearson Specter, and a young man who wants to expand his father’s billion-dollar empire, which bonds him with Harvey.
Question: Since you’ve hardly given The Tomorrow People any love in your column, I’m demanding some scoop on it. Preferably something on John and Astrid. – Anna
Ausiello: Demand and you shall receive. When we spoke to EP Phil Klemmer recently, he had just finished breaking the season finale in the writers room and divulged this teaser: “Everybody has their big moment. And John and Astrid get theirs, and it’s totally heartbreaking and really beautiful.”
That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to email@example.com (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman and Andy Swift)Follow @MichaelAusiello