Did Once Slip Us a Mickey? Is The Originals Due for a New Title? What Typo Trended? And More Qs

BlueBloods_HennigWe’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Looking, Once Upon a Time, The Originals and Community!

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1 | Did anyone in the teeny-tiny Blue Bloods/Secret Circle Venn diagram overlap recognize Shelley Hennig as Maya the blonde (and quite “adult”) bike messenger? And speaking of shows shot in NYC, is it fun to now see the episodes they filmed during the very snowy January/February?

2 | Is Grimm‘s Nick really planning never to tell Wu the truth about the terrifying Wesen he witnessed?

Once Upon a Time3 | TVLine reader L asks: “Did anybody else notice the plates at the beginning of [Once Upon a Time] formed a Hidden Mickey?” Meanwhile, we want to know: How has Neal kept current on his NYC rent during his past year in Storybrooke/Fairytale Land That Is/Neverland? And do most moms casually whip up breakfast for their family in eight-inch heels, or is that just an Emma Swan thing?

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Resurrection4 | How sad was it that ABC’s Resurrection trended on Twitter — but misspelled? And how did returned Jacob manage to wear the same outfit — the clothes he died in 32 years ago — for the duration of the episode, which included an overnight stay at the hospital and a visit to church?

5 | True Detective finale spoiler alert: Are you as surprised as we are that both Rust and Marty made it out of the season alive?

6 | So, now that Looking‘s Patrick has had steamy, steamy sex scenes confronted his feelings for both his adorable boyfriend and his hunky boss, are you on #TeamRichie or #TeamKevin? (We’re gonna hate ourselves in the morning, but we’re going with the latter!)

7 | When is Girls‘ Marnie going to hook up with the “gay disabled hockey player from One Tree Hill” (aka Desi)? Was it really necessary for Hannah’s coworker to throw her in the bathtub after she threw up? And what did Hannah eat for dinner? (Didn’t it look like an egg yolk?)

Good Wife8 | From TVLine commenter Chris, a Good Wife Easter Egg involving Wallace Shawn (as shady lawyer Charles Lester) reintroducing himself to Florrick-Agos investigator Robyn (Jess Weixler) near the firm’s elevator bank: “Did you catch when he asked, ‘You’re Robyn, right?’ — a reference to his Princess Bride costar Robin Wright?” While we’re on the subject of CBS’ brilliant legal drama, were you amused or put off by the opening bit poking fun at a fictional AMC series called Darkness at Noon — presumably a burn on Emmy voters who give extra points to shows just for being on cable?

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9 | Did ABC Family get a two-for-one sale on storylines involving a friend’s mother possibly being mentally ill? How else to explain both of its Monday night shows, Switched at Birth and The Fosters, having very similar plots? Speaking of the latter show, why didn’t Lena, Stef and Timothy go to a clinic for the sperm donation/insemination process?

The Following10 | With his appearance on The Following this week, has Gregg Henry guested on every single drama in primetime? Or does it just feel that way?

11 | Isn’t it kind of a bummer that Bates Motel didn’t reveal what a complicated sex kitten Miss Watson was until after her death?

12 | How little respect did The Bachelor‘s Juan Pablo actually have for Clare if he actually made a vulgar, sexual (off-camera) comment to her during their helicopter ride in Saint Lucia — just days before choosing between her and Nikki as a possible bride? And frankly, how little respect did Clare have for herself by not hopping back on that ‘copter and asking the pilot to get her out of Dodge?

13 | Why on earth didn’t RuPaul’s Drag Race have Sharon Needles back as a polter-guest judge for its scream queens challenge? And for that matter, why weren’t the girls asked to think slasher as well as flashy on the runway?

14 | Hey, remember the previous time Beauty and the Beast‘s VinCat had just put the threat of Gabe behind them when a squad of armed men pulled Vincent away, leaving Cat anguished?

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The Originals15 | With Claire Holt/Rebekah’s exit, is The Originals even The Originals? Does the show need to change its name to Sorta The Originals? And what happens when Elijah goes MIA because Daniel Gillies is filming Saving Hope? Does it just become The Original?

16 | Glee fans, who’s had “Mr. Roboto” stuck in their head since Skylar Astin’s killer performance of the song as the leader of National Champions “Throat Explosion”?

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17 | Has there been a funnier fart joke on TV this season than Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Sgt. Jeffords (Terry Crews) letting it rip — repeatedly! — as he hoisted up the back end of a vehicle to prove that his brutal fasting diet was making him stronger than ever?

18 | On Nashville, whatever happened to Bucky and Tandy’s subtle flirtation?

19 | Argh — Modern Family‘s Alex didn’t just squash Haley’s crush on Andy by likening him to their dad, did she?!

20 | Does it sometimes feel like Revolution‘s default setting is: “Final scene? Unleash new firefly hullabaloo!”?

21 | Is Community‘s adorkable Rachel filing in just fine as Abed’s new sidekick?

22 | Would Grey’s Anatomy really have us believe that Alex is more concerned about the new rule against doctors dating subordinates than the fact that his father — bastard though he may have been — was a victim of Shane’s nervous breakdown? Wouldn’t he be suing the hospital to get himself a seat on the board?

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23 | To avoid further Scandal, wouldn’t Olivia and Fitz be wise to steer their make-out sessions away from the open part of the Oval Office drapes? And as many a tweeter suggested: When can we get Drunk Mellie doing a Sally Langston impression??

Bethenny24 | No, we didn’t expect a sudden surge in quality after Bethenny‘s cancellation got announced, but with new episodes airing ’til May, isn’t it a little soon for segments as depressing as “Top 5 Freezer Staples”?

25 | While the world can always use more Amy Poehler, aren’t she and Old Navy a poor fit? We’re used to discount clothing being shilled by D-list celebs.

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75 Comments
  1. Lynn says:

    It’s been bothering me for days that Stef, Lena, and Timothy didn’t go to a fertility clinic! I knew some inseminate at home, but Timothy should have given his donation somewhere that wasn’t their bathroom.

  2. Samantha says:

    They should just call The Originals “Klaus and the People He Hasn’t Killed Yet”.

  3. cjeffery7 says:

    17 – THIS season, yes. i think we can all agree that Parks & Rec’s pheart attack takes the all-time cake.

  4. Jennifer says:

    3. It’s an Emma Swan with Regina Mills’ memories thing.

  5. Habfan says:

    21…. She is doing a great job, love her character …. And Annie’s brother is hilarious

  6. Michelle says:

    Agreed on B99’s fart joke! I hate brown jokes most of the time but I laughed out LOUD when Terry shouted “Get back inside!”

  7. Team Mikaelson says:

    Honestly I’m getting tired of everyone freaking out over The Originals. Yes, I’m sad that Claire left but according to all the articles it was her decision to leave and as the saying goes: the show must go on. And last time I counted we had two Originals still on the show: Elijah and Klaus so there’s no need to change the show to The Original when there’s two of them still there. And we don’t know what Daniel’s filming schedule for Saving Hope is like yet so he may not even need to miss Originals episodes depending on how the schedules are worked out. The show writers must have a plan for this. I say we give them a chance to work around Rebekah’s exit. I think the show can be just as good as long as Elijah and Klaus are still there. They were the only two originals in the beginning back in season 2 of The Vampire Diaries so I think The Originals will be just fine with the two of them.

    • danyelle says:

      actually only one article claimed its was Claire’s decision (to break a contract, as if!) — the others said the producers had no more big plans for the character so wrote her out.

      • dude says:

        She didn’t break contract. She wasn’t contracted a full-season.

        • Jake says:

          Where did you see this? Very few new shows would bring an actor on as a main character without locking them up for multiple years. She might have had an optional deal to leave after a year, but before that seems unlikely

          • Gilded Lady says:

            Someone on the writing staff of the show RT’d an article that mentioned that she contracted for less than a full season (Clarie didn’t want to stay in ATL). I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t have if that wasn’t that truth.

            I think their theory was it would be better to have Rebekah around for part of the time than never at at all.

    • mary says:

      Man, this is crap. They kept pushing this about being about the Original family and we got what three episodes that centered around the family. And what’s left, a pregnant werewolf (horrible story line, they need to get rid of that) a bartender, who doesn’t really have a story line, a couple witches running around, a werewolf pack that comes and goes and two Originals and a former king fighting over the city. It’s just a mess and I honestly don’t know what the heck was even the point of the season.

    • Renz says:

      According to Michael Shanks, Saving Hope is resuming production in June so there will likely be some overlap in Daniel Gillies’ schedules.

      • Carla Krae says:

        There’s only an overlap for the beginning of the season, just like Elijah’s role was limited for the start of season. They’ve already worked around it once, so they can continue to do so.

  8. Deion says:

    Poor form all around with The Originals. I’ve had a few days to think and this feels like a bait and switch, making the show a vehicle for Joseph Morgan, and not really about ‘The Originals’.

  9. sarah says:

    1)Thank you! I knew she looked familiar but could not place who she was!
    12)Did not watch this season but did read about that! I would have slapped him or kicked him in the balls and left!
    15)There is still 2 so it can be called the Originals, but yes when Saving Hope’s filming schedule runs into the early part of the filming schedule of The Originals it will be interesting.
    That being said, I will miss Rebekah.
    19)Yes I think Alex did end any hope for Hayley and Andy.
    21)Yes I like Rachel, miss Troy but Rachel is great.
    22)Great point about Alex.
    25)Don’t knock the Old Navy commercials. :)

  10. spindae2 says:

    How doesn’t the question about Emma banging a flying monkey for 8 months come up?

  11. Nunaya_Bidness says:

    I think that not going to a fertility clinic was a shout-out to Sherri Saum’s days on Sunset Beach, when another character, Virginia, set up her character to look as if she cheated on her boyfriend by impregnating Saum’s character with a turkey baster while she was ill. Kudos to you Fosters!

  12. John NYC says:

    3) Emma Swan channeling WAY too much NYC.

  13. Joel says:

    #8 I liked the fictional story that was playing it was both a farce to emmy voters of cable series but also a nod to the wire. If you listen to the theme song they play on the fictional show it is almost the same as the wire. And since this episode was all about wire tapping and how far the tap warrants stretched I thought it was brilliant

  14. Dan says:

    Oh God, as far as “Looking” is concerned I’m Team Kevin all the way! What man in his right mind could turn down Russell Tovey when he looks and acts so damn good.

  15. Elyse says:

    17 | Has there been a funnier fart joke on TV this season than Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Sgt. Jeffords (Terry Crews) letting it rip — repeatedly! — as he hoisted up the back end of a vehicle to prove that his brutal fasting diet was making him stronger than ever?

    That entire episode was hilarious. When Boyle had the linen suit on and he turned around and was wearing the thong. I lost it!!

  16. H.Houston says:

    2. GRIMM – I am really disappointed that they allowed Wu to end up in the hospital. Of all the things that have happened on the show I get how they don’t want the “normal” folks to know anything but Wu had been targeted before. This storyline actually upset me.
    *
    12. THE BACHELOR – Just UGH for this entire season. I, like many, am happy to see it over with.
    *
    22. GREYS – Alex as much as he was with everyone else has never been a part of everyone else. It wouldn’t occur to him that he should be pushing them harder.
    *
    23. SCANDAL – I loved Mellie’s impersonation of Sally.

  17. J.B. says:

    Sharon Needles is on tour with her band and before that, while filming, she was part of the Drag Race tour I think. From what I’ve gathered on Twitter and her FB is that she has been extremely busy. Performing all over the USA and other countries.

  18. Julia says:

    I love The Fosters but they seriously need to stop cramming so many story lines into the show. There is enough going on already that we don’t need to throw in “Boyfriend’s mama is cray-cray.” At this point they are going to run out of material before they even get to a second season.

  19. spindae2 says:

    People don’t forget that there is an Original baby on the way and I foubt Hayley will survive the birth and become an Original Mom.

  20. Barb says:

    #9 – I was wondering the same thing. Wouldn’t going to a clinic have been much easier all around? Still, I had to laugh at the scene when Stef was sneaking looks at the magazine and Lena was getting annoyed.

  21. Dominique says:

    that is exactly the problem with The Originals. Claire is now gone, but I wonder if the writers somehow forgot that Daniel isn’t available during first and last few episodes of every season due to Saving Hope. We already lost Elijah for a hndful of episodes at the start of this season, and as long as Saving Hope is on-air (and that will probably be the case for quite a while, since it’s one of Canada’s highest-rated shows right now), we will lose Elijah every time. So during those episodes, it will be just Klaus. And no offense, but that’s not enough to keep me watching.

  22. Azerty says:

    Alex’s reaction on Greys is so Karev. But I would love in on the board. Maybe he will be part of it next season to fill Cristina’s chair?

  23. Lisa M says:

    Definitely #TeamRichie! He’s such a sweetheart and sometimes way too good for Patrick.

    Loved the Dom/Lynn in the episode too!

  24. drew096 says:

    Seeing these photos of Daniel Gillies makes me miss Saving Hope even more.

  25. Rich Abey says:

    #2. Yeah Nick whatzz up man? You willing to let Wu go crazy & end up in a a mental hospital forever just to protect your secret? How come you let Hank into the secret? Besides Wu’s wise-cracking jokes provide much needed refreshment from all the Wesen-killing.

  26. First, for number 9, i think ABC Family had a 3-for-1 special on crazy moms, because not only did Switched at Birth & The Fosters do it recently, but what about Mrs. DiLaurentis on Pretty Little Liars? I would certainly say she has some crazy going on

    Also, probably not a lot of crossover The Fosters & SVU fans, but is the actress who plays Lena really pregnant? Because she was pregnant in SVU this week and obviously is trying to get pregnant in The Fosters…

  27. TvPeong says:

    They need to tell Wu. I hope Hank and Juliette step up this episode. They have both been there, they know what it’s like to feel like you are going crazy. Poor Wu.

    Great job by Reggie Lee!

  28. Tom Charles says:

    19 | Argh — Modern Family‘s Alex didn’t just squash Haley’s crush on Andy by likening him to their dad, did she?!
    ~
    Here’s hoping she did. I so don’t want to see that happen even though it’s so beyond painfully obvious they’re going to make it happen. No. just no.
    ~
    21 | Is Community‘s adorkable Rachel filing in just fine as Abed’s new sidekick?
    ~
    She is. Wouldn’t it be awesome if she became a regular in season 6? And yes, I’m still hoping for Six Seasons and a Movie. I won’t be sad if I don’t get a movie though.

  29. Liz says:

    The writers of Grimm seem to be obsessed with gaslighting a character every season. Not only is this plot trope exhaustingly overused by now but it’s ALWAYS been a female character or a character of colour that’s being gaslighted by the white male characters. Which is SO messed up. I was thinking Grimm was getting better this season but then this…….sigh. Lazy writing.

  30. wenraz says:

    I like Rachel as Abed’s girlfriend, but she’s definitely not his sidekick. I miss Troy a lot, but I am impressed with how the show is handling his absence. Let’s just agree to not invite Annie’s brother back ever. Loved Piles of Bullets, though.

  31. Lindsay says:

    15) The Originals is getting very sketchy lately. They picked it up with recent episodes centering on the actual originals, but with Rebekah gone it feels like a KEY ingredient will be missing. Who on earth is going to take up the mantel of main female lead? Hayley? Yikes… With ratings dropping steadily since the hiatus they need to think of something fast to get people interested again because Claire leaving might be the death blow.

  32. jenferner8 says:

    Being Nick’s partner, Hank’s kind of been in the middle of it from the beginning. I’m curious to see where the show is taking this because Nick is different Nick this season and who knows how Wu will react. I’m not saying they shouldn’t tell Wu but it’s my understanding that Wu gets a visit from someone who has quite literally been in Wu’s shoes.

  33. Jared says:

    I’m #TeamRichie all the way but it’s hard to deny that Patrick and Kevin’s chemistry is off the charts. Can’t wait for season 2!

  34. A says:

    15) As long as Elijah is still there I am watching

  35. Daryl says:

    25. Yes, Old Navy uses D-list celebrities. Hence Amy Poehler.

  36. DarkDefender says:

    3. The OUAT Mickey thing was WAY obvious,. And I am pretty sure no one missed it.
    .
    22. Alex has plenty of time to sue the hospital.. But probably won’t.

  37. Patrick Maloney says:

    20. These past few episodes have extremely diverted into the Firefly storyline just as I was getting accustomed to the Patriot storyline but that’s not a bad thing or even a trend like you implied.

  38. Nic says:

    Well Gregg Henry does need to join the rest of the Gilmore Girls cast over on the Good Wife. I would love to see him go head to head with his former on screen son!

  39. Karen MT says:

    I figured Neal had been in our world long enough to have built up some cash and had bought the apartment. That’s the only explanation I could come up with. He is, after all, over 100 years old.

    • ComeOn! says:

      Only way he could keeps his stuffs in the apartment is he bought the place. But how exactly he comes up with the money when 11 (or is it 12) years ago he was still small time petty thief, stealing stuffs with Emma?

  40. Brendan says:

    #16 – Nope, not even during the performance did I actually like it. He was a douche bag and that song choice was really lame for a team that was supposed to be at a national singing competition … a song with fakey accents and so many parts talked, not sung would NEVER win and it was just a stupid moment in an otherwise very sad and monumental episode.

  41. Britta Unfiltered says:

    “Discount clothing being shilled by D-list celebs”? Wow, thanks for making me feel super lame for shopping at Old Navy. Not everyone has the money to buy designer clothes, you know. Amy Poehler must feel so ashamed for starring in their commercials.

    • Lerbert says:

      Agree! Talk about a snob and a half comment. Amy’s been quoted as saying that she identified with the brand because both of her parents were schoolteachers and their family had to stick to a budget.

  42. Viv says:

    15: Well, I figured that The Originals isn´t just about the original vampire familiy, but also about the werewolfs and so on. It´s sad that Claire Holt left or whatever happened, but the show must go on. And I´m optimistic that they will figure something out about the schedule.
    8: I was totally put off by that beginning! Thought I had the wrong series! Really hope that TGW get´s some love from the Academy.
    20: Yes…

  43. Kim says:

    Really TVLine Team , # 25 is just mean. What’s your problem with Old Navy

  44. Mm says:

    Uhh, how about on Agents of Shield– if Lorelai’s super power only works on men, then why send in Ward of all people to take her down? It’s not as if there is a shortage of badass women in the SHEILD organization that could have gone in there without the risk of turning coat. Was this really the best they could come up with to cause tension between Ward and May? Really?