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Good Wife Will's Death SpoilersCan a grieving Good Wife solve a mystery? Will Once Upon a Time‘s Emma work her magic? Will Castle‘s season finale be better, or worse? Is there hope for Vampire Diaries‘ Stelena? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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We already know the shocking death on The Good Wife will enable reconciliation between Alicia and Diane. But what about Alicia and Kalinda? Any chance my favorite onscreen chemistry will be back? –Lucas
Having seen this coming Sunday’s episode, I can say this much: In the wake of the tragedy, Alicia is understandably taking no one’s phone calls (not even Peter’s). But the one call she makes, in the course of grasping for any sense behind what happened, is to Kalinda. So there’s that. The crux of the hour, meanwhile, revolves around a mystery Alicia tries to solve, upon listening to a voice message Will left her earlier that day.

I could really use some scoop on Pretty Little Liars — preferably on Ezra, but I’ll take anything you have. –Estee
“Anything I have” wins! Early in Season 5, we’ll meet the potentially recurring character of Sydney, a new member of the high school swim team. Speculation here at the office has her either A) sharing a connection to either Emily’s ex, Paige or B) forging a “connection” with Ems herself!

Shall I dare ask for a Mentalist scoop? –Sal
Pedro Pascal, who this Sunday kicks off a five-episode run as FBI Special Agent Marcus Pike, previews his character’s introduction to Lisbon thusly: “It’s definitely the kind of situation where she steps into a room and I’m like, ‘Who is that?!’ And it progresses from there. He definitely sees what he wants and goes after it.” And Lisbon’s own reaction to this dynamic new colleague? “I think he really catches her off guard, and that works to his advantage,” says Pascal. “He’s very smitten with her and she deserves the attention. Whether she’s interested or not, that is a good start to draw her in.”

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Do you have any scoop on Syfy’s Bitten? There are only a few episodes left, please throw me a bone. –Carol
Sink your teeth into these teasers. This Monday, Jeremy finally tells Elena the truth about why Clay bit her years ago. And then in the April 8 finale, as Elena and the Pack prepare for a final stand against a Mutt army led by Santos and the mysterious James Williams, Elena will cement her status as a heart-breaker — but probably not in the way you’re thinking.

Are we going to see more magic lessons for Once Upon a Time‘s Emma? –Robertino
“That is definitely something that comes up,” says Jennifer Morrison, who describes the Emma/Regina scenes as both “fun” and “interesting.” As she points out, “Regina’s a bit annoyed because Emma wasn’t really into learning magic in Neverland, so there’s some banter back and forth about my ‘reluctance’ to be magical.” But with a Wicked Witch on the loose and Henry in a partially amnesic limbo, “Emma has that extra motivation to reach into place in herself that she’s not necessarily comfortable with.”

Do you have anything on the season finale of Shameless? –Bill
As previously reported, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s, Supernatural) guest-stars in the April 6 finale as Fiona’s NA sponsor of sorts. He also happens to be her boss at the diner she must work, as a condition of her probation. “Her probation officer, played by Regina King, is an old friend of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s [character],” Emmy Rossum explains, “and she’s funneled to him these people that are out of jail, to put them in NA.”

Will we see the mysterious enemy from Person of Interest who was on the phone with Finch at the end of “Last Call,” or is the rest of Season 3 pretty Samaritan War centric? –Nick
Sounds like the latter. “Oh, I’m certain he’ll resurface,” EP Greg Plageman said in response to your Q. “But whether we actually see him again this season… you will not.”

Now that Vampire Diaries‘ Damon and Elena have broken up, will Elena’s romantic feelings for Stefan come back in Season 6? Is there at least hope for them again? — Liza
While we can’t speak for Elena, we can speak for Stefan — especially after Paul Wesley explained the current state of Stelena to us. Though Wesley tells us that Stefan has “made peace” with Damon and Elena being friends with benefits, “There are always residual feelings with anyone that you’re ever with romantically.” IOW, if Elena ever decides Stefan’s the guy for her, he’ll be there.

Can we talk about the “something pretty massive” that Thea will learn next week on Arrow? Will it be about her true paternity, or Oliver’s secret? –Eric
If it’s the former – that Malcolm Merlyn is her pop — she certainly isn’t going to hear it from her momma. As Susanna Thompson said to me as they were filming the upcoming “Deathstroke” episode, “In my personal experience of who Moira is, Moira would keep that a secret at all costs. That is a life decision of hers.”

I know Rebekah is gone from The Originals, but will we at least hear about her? Please tell me they’re not just going to pretend she doesn’t exist. —Anna
Keep an eye on your mailbox, Anna. “We’ll get the postcards from Kansas, and we’ll for sure see her again, God willing,” executive producer Julie Plec tells TVLine. “I don’t think it’s the last we’ve seen of Rebekah. It was just time for her to say goodbye and drive off into the proverbial sunset.” As for what you can expect from a Rebekah-less New Orleans, Plec says, “The absence of this sister from this family dynamic is going to make the brother dynamic even more fraught.” Wait, more fraught?

Hi, Matt! Any Castle scoop for us this week? –Teresa
You could say that. Episode 21, I have learned, is titled “Law & Boarder,” while 22, you may have heard, is called “Veritas.” That brings us to the May 12 season finale, and while unconfirmed by ABC, I’m hearing it’s titled “For Better or For Worse,” and the guest roles being cast include a motorcycle gang leader, an ex-mob boss, a stripper and an… officiant… of some sort. :-O

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