Is Supernatural Teasing Papa's Return? Girl Meets Melancholy? Do the Amells Share a Wig? And More TV Qs!

We’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 Revenge, Sons of Anarchy, Forever and Bones!

1 | Did Girl Meets World’s highly anticipated Shawn-Cory reunion even need a laugh track? That was one of the most serious Christmas episodes ever. And why no mention of Shawn’s love life? (We want Angela! We want Angela!)

2 | How Murray Saved Christmas: culturally insensitive foolishness, or irreverent holiday romp?

3 | Wasn’t The Affair’s Helen strangely flippant about her daughter’s potential bulimia?Daniel Dead Revenge

4 | On Revenge, were all the flashbacks about Daniel’s crisis of conscience a dead giveaway that he was going to die?

5 | As Homeland’s Quinn re-entered the embassy, did you think for a second that maybe Fara was still alive in Max’s arms? And how could CIA Director Lockhart have been so naive to think Haqqani was going to let his employees live after bringing the coveted files out of the vault?

6 | Once Upon a Time’s Ingrid: the sexiest aluminum Christmas tree ever? Once Upon a TimeAlso, didn’t Elsa and Anna’s mom have extremely tidy handwriting for someone who was on a tossing-and-turning ship?

7 | How much did you laugh at Lucas Grabeel’s Tobias on Switched at Birth‘s Christmas special?

8 | How did Jane the Virgin manage to make us care about a religious escort who roofied Rafael? Now, that’s a miracle!

9 | The Voice‘s new “Wild Card” twist, putting an ousted Top 12 contestant back into the finale: A terrific idea that should be carried into Season 8, or a total bust that should be left in Season 7’s scrap heap?

10 | On The Flash, can we assume that Robbie Amell, as Ronnie/Firestorm, has borrowed his cousin Stephen’s Flash_Ronnieflashback wig? And is anyone getting a Young Annette O’Toole vibe from Flashback Nora?

11 | Admit it: Eliza’s performance of “Chandelier” on Selfie (streaming on Hulu) helped you learn the words to that song, right?

12 | Did Chasing Life‘s April go from brunette to blonde to redhead in a matter of days? Is it even possible to color your hair that much within a week?

13 | The Christmas-miracle ending of Tuesday’s About a Boy: too cheesy, or just cheesy enough?Supernatural John Winchester

14 | All the John Winchester references on Supernatural this week/the past couple seasons are foreshadowing Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s return, right?!

15 | Did any Forever fans pick up on how, after Henry mentioned Abe during the therapy session, “Adam” asked if the M.E. had any friends closer to his age — indicating that he knew Abe was an old man?

16 | Shouldn’t Sons of Anarchy‘s Jax have chosen a more fool-proof method of [spoiler], one that would certainly [spoiler] him vs. potentially rendering him a quadriplegic? And despite the many disturbing visuals over the years, might the talking baby dolls in this week’s epic car chase have been the creepiest of all?

17 | Anyone else notice that as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer made his middle-of-the-night escape from the Island of Misfit Toys, left the door to guest cottage wide open? Hermie and Yukon20qs-diggle could’ve froze to death! Rude.

18 | Who’s got the bigger muscles: Chicago P.D.‘s Atwater or Arrow‘s Diggle?

19 | Why does ABC keep casting the fabulous Ana Ortiz in utterly thankless guest roles — first, How to Get Away With Murder’s ho-hum fugitive, and then black-ish‘s punchline-free HR exec?

20 | So what do we think, Nashville fans: Is Layla dead? And does she have the world’s shortest memory when it comes to Jeff’s behavior?

21 | Didn’t you hope that once American Horror Story: Freak Show killed off Kathy Bates’ character, Angela Bassett would get a little (OK, a lot) more to do? Shouldn’t she at least get more screen time than Finn Wittrock’s (undeniably flawless) backside? On an unrelated note, how much fun must the sound effects department have had coming up with theGMA Lara Spencer thwacking noise for Stanley’s monster dong?

22 | Really, Lara Spencer?

23 | Eight weeks in, are you “feeling” Elementary‘s new set-up, or does Kitty read like the Companion to Sherlock’s Doctor?

24 | Was Bones‘ 200th the most visually sumptuous TV episode you’ve seen in some time? Wasn’t Emily Deschanel made to wear the styles of that period? And which show produced the more expensive fanfic: Once Upon a Time with its Frozen arc, or Bones for its 200th ep?

25 | Is the joy of this holiday season’s Old Navy ads that they’re more about Julia Louis-Dreyfus being funny and less about shilling sub-Gap threads?

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!

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63 Comments
  1. sarah j says:

    I think Layla is dead and yes she forgave Jeff’s awful behavior because all the sudden he was nice to her. I think this her death will lead Will to come out of the closet.

    • Ann says:

      I hope she isn’t dead. But, her death would make a more compelling storyline…Will coming clean and Jeff dealing with criminal charges for giving her those pills and perhaps Teddy helping to cover it up.

  2. Tim says:

    AHS is totally wasting Angela Basset. It would be cool if they gave her the lead next year.

  3. TVPeong says:

    15. I knew it was the psychiatrist as soon as I saw him – his voice matched the caller and he’s Owen Harper from Torchwood. But I missed the bit about Abe’s age. Good catch.

    • Jules says:

      Same here,
      as soon as I saw “Burn Goreman” come up in the beginning credits, I thought he has to be the bad guy.
      Man, I miss Owen Harper! But happy to have Burn back on my TV!

    • N says:

      I missed the comment about Abe on Forever, too!

    • DarkDefender says:

      I actually thought a psychiatrist recommended by the police might know a little about Henry and didn’t think it odd he knew Abe was older. But from the moment Burn was on screen.. I knew he had to be the caller.. He was just creepy enough to know something was up.

    • barbaradarlin says:

      What did I miss…the doc knew all about the shop and Abe…he sent the killer there.

    • herman1959 says:

      Remember, the Psychiatrist was using an English accent when first seen, so I don’t follow that you knew his voice matched the caller. He wasn’t shown speaking in an American accent until the very last scene…just saying.

    • Winter says:

      As soon as I saw it was Burn I said out loud “You do not hire Burn Goreman just to be the therapist. He’s the caller.”

  4. Kvivik says:

    12. One of my roommates coloured her hair 4 times in 9 days. It is totally possible. Not recommended but possible.
    23. I REALLY don’t like Kitty. I haven’t been able to get through the last 2 episodes.

    • johnhelvete says:

      And whatever damage April would have done to her hair was irrelevant since it was falling out from the chemo and she was going to shave it all.

  5. Helvetica says:

    23 – I love the new dynamic. Kitty has proven herself in my eyes and I think the relationship between her, Sherlock and Joan works very well. And she is not like a companion, I think she comes off exactly like a protégé, with the possibility of growing into a detective in her own right. And I’m saying this as someone who was very hesitant when this was announced, so Ophelia Lovibond is doing a fantastic job. Her scenes with Captain Gregson from two weeks ago really showed her depths and were among some of my favourites from the show.

    • cp1945 says:

      I agree completely. She does what Sherlock asks of her, not in an unthinking slavish manner, but as part of his training regimen. Her work has been intelligently done, and I like her interaction with Joan. Why are some fans so opposed to change?

      • Radha says:

        Because it’s change that screws up the iconic dynamic of Sherlock and Watson. Even in the British series, Watson’s wife is not the focus. The focus should remain on our two sleuths working together. I loved their dynamic with each other and with Gregson and Bell. Add a new person permanently to that, and it throws it all off.

        Sherlock and Watson are who I want to see working together. Not Sherlock and Kitty. Not Joan and some random lady or man on the street. Sherlock and Watson. I’m not even wanting them to get together romantically. I just want to see that friendship and closeness that they used to have. And they don’t anymore. Not with Kitty there. Not with her hooking up with his brother last season.

    • taran63 says:

      I went into this season wondering if I would dislike Kitty’s character. But I’ve really grown to like her. But I’m wondering if they’re building up this character just so that we (the viewers) will care about it when they kill her off. You know at some point the man who tortured her will show up.

    • Lynn says:

      ITA with your post…. And I love that they gave Kitty an interesting back story- they really introduced her the right way and have made you care about the character.

    • Katherine215 says:

      Agree with all of you! I was not expecting to like her at all and was annoyed they’d disrupted the Sherlock/Watson dynamic. But I’ve really grown to like her, especially the last couple episodes.

  6. Becca says:

    3. I think the word here is ‘potential’, but I didn’t find her behaviour all that strange. It’s Noah’s recollection, after all, not Helen’s.
    5. I refused to believe that Fara was dead until she was confirmed so. I’m still having some trouble accepting it.
    13. It was maybe a little too sweet, but I was still totally okay with it. It’s Christmas. Nice to see Will’s dad!
    15. YES. I actually caught that and noticed it was strange, but I didn’t think about it beyond that. This is why I’m terrible at guessing the killers on crime shows.
    18. Can we just settle on ‘they’re both extremely fine’? I mean, you know…
    23. I actually kind of love Kitty! I’m really into this new dynamic so far, and I’m liking what she’s bringing out of the other characters.
    24. Not the best episode of Bones, by but far my favourite. I was grinning the whole time; it was so much fun to watch!
    25. The only acceptable answer to that question is ‘yes’.

  7. Ari says:

    Papa Winchester’s return would be most delightful as Dean struggles with his own demons.

    • Ines says:

      ^This. Oh please, let it happen :)

    • Jude says:

      JDM is making his first EVER appearance at a Salute to Supernatural Convention in Las Vegas.
      I was more than a little surprised to see that!! Maybe it is just to celebrate 10 years or maybe it’s a teaser…….

  8. William says:

    21. The producers aren’t utilizing Angela Bassett’s presence on AHS, which is a shame because she was one of the highlights of Coven. Freakshow’s just a disappointment all around. There’s no focus, the plots aren’t interesting, and there’s no character development. If Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates return next year, I pray that they’re given stronger roles because their performances this season were lackluster more than anything.

  9. Bruce_F says:

    23) Kitty is far more enjoyable than Joan on Elementary this season regardless of how you want to label her, whether it be sidekick, companion, protege, etc.

  10. Drew says:

    14. I would rather see a plotline that involved Adam than John at this point. His story was wrapped up pretty well. They even freed him from Hell and he went off to… wait, Ash couldn’t find him in Heaven. Does God have a Suicide Squad of dead people on this show? That would be awesome.

    • LibKat says:

      I’m still waiting to find out the John is God’s vessel. After all, if his sons were able to be the meat suits for archangels and Lucifer, Papa W should be able to hold something pretty powerful.

  11. Myra says:

    24. I didn’t care that the plot was out of sync with the show. Everything about it screamed 1950s movie: The hair, especially on the men; the car scenes with the obvious green screens; the way Booth walked liked Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, Angela’s makeup, everything!!

  12. Tedi says:

    I kinda like Layla but if her death spurs Will to come out then by all means #RIPLayla

  13. Letti says:

    4. Yeah, the flashbacks kinda revealed it, but I was already sure it will be Daniel before the ep. The flashbacks made it truly cool and sad. Last season I hoped he would die, but now he even made me cry. I will miss him.

    • mc says:

      Yeah it was a dead giveaway (pun!) but it’s nice that they kind of tried to play around a couple other hints (Emily falling off a la Amanda, Victoria almost drinking the wine). RIP Daniel Grayson

  14. Marco says:

    24. OUAT, and it was also pretty rehashed (Ingrid’s sacrifice did seem quite a bit a ripoff of Neal’s last season). The ‘Evil Dead 2’ reference with Hook’s ‘evil hand’ was a bit of fun, but for the most part it was pretty sloppy.

  15. Sutton says:

    I hate Elementary and what they’ve done to the show. Get back to Sherlock and Watson solving cares and get Kitty OUT OF THERE.

  16. georgiamadman says:

    11 No one watches Selfie so no one learns anything from it. Its like the “tree falling in the woods” conundrum.

    • Lizzie says:

      Speak for yourself. That show was solid. Sucks that people didn’t give a chance because of the name. But Karen Gillian and John Cho were awesome.

      • wgsecretary says:

        I’m with Lizzie. Selfie was awesome! The most recent episode was the best yet, showing it was cancelled before its time. Yes, the name was stupid, and likely the reason a lot of people passed on it. But, the show itself was very charming and funny.

      • wgsecretary says:

        I’m with Lizzie. Selfie was awesome! The most recent episode was the best yet, showing it was cancelled before its time. Yes, the name was stupid, and likely the reason a lot of people passed on it. But, the show itself was very charming and funny.

      • Faythe says:

        This show should have lasted longer (kinda hoping some other network/streaming site like netflix picks it up)

      • Rook says:

        Hell Yeah. I though Eliza’s chandelier montage was one of my favorite moments so far.

    • murley says:

      Love Selfie. Way more than I expected and it is the cancellation this season I am truly bummed about. Eliza’s rendition of chandelier was beautiful and the montage was great. Also thought Henry’s Wild World was lovely as well. Hope they manage a satisfying conclusion with the episodes filmed.

  17. Salvatore Lover says:

    4. Looking back on the episode either Conrad was coming back to life or Daniel was going to die. I’m gonna miss Demily.
    8. I only cared about her because she was Lulu from GH
    14. I’m all for Papa Winchester coming back, we could all use a little more Jeffrey Dean Morgan in our lives
    18. In of show of hotties Diggle is the most underrated. When is he going to hit the Salmon ladder
    20. Layla is not dead, but she may be bipolar. one episode she is a scorned lover, the next she her gay husbands bff then she a teenage girl for Jeff, then she’s pounding pills chasing with liquor. Can we get season 2 Layla back who was supposed to be a threat to Juliette? I way more than this mess of a character.
    25. I liked the Amy Poehler ads better

  18. Abby says:

    20. Layla, not dead, I don’t think. I’m relying on the showrunner’s promise in the post-ep interview that Will is going to do something selfless, so I think she’ll have to be alive for anything he does to be selfless (there’s no one else he really owes anything to in a selfless way, so it has to be Layla he’s going to be selfless for…)

    As for Sons, I think the ending was just meant to be pure poetry in the grand arc of the series, even if its not the most efficient way to commit suicide.

  19. Maxsmom says:

    Kitty on Elementary feels like the old trope of adding a kid to keep the stories flowing on a sitcom i.e. Cousin Oliver on the Brady Bunch. I like the actress and the idea of Sherlock adding an assistant for the jobs that Watson would no longer do but Kitty feels too young and immature to be an apprentice for Sherlock. Watson was a surgeon and highly paid sober coach when she met Sherlock, has Kitty graduated high school? If she weren’t already Moriarty, Natalie Dormer would have been perfect.

    • DarkDefender says:

      Although few people could pull it off, Natalie Dormer would totally upstage Lucy Liu if she were a regular on Elementary. That girl is amazing.

  20. kirads09 says:

    “25 | Is the joy of this holiday season’s Old Navy ads that they’re more about Julia Louis-Dreyfus being funny and less about shilling sub-Gap threads?”

    Those are cute. But I STILL miss Maria Bamford’s crazy Christmas lady Target black friday ads. Just not the same without them.

  21. DarkDefender says:

    23. It’s funny.. I couldn’t put a bead on it.. But I completely agree. Kitty is like “Clara lite” a companion to Sherlock’s “Doctor”… While I don’t mind her presence that much, I miss the Joan and Sherlock dynamic that was partly due to them working more together and her living with him.

  22. Rick Katze says:

    Re: #15. Missed that. Just assumed that the Doctor had access to Henry’s file in his medical capacity and that was how he knew it even thru, from the TV perspective, I had some questions about the psychiatrist from almost the beginning.

    Re #24. Loved the recasting of the Bones team. I never saw the “maid” doing it because it was so out of character (a black maid) but, unfortunately, yet consistent with the time period that the show used. And loved the pseudo movie-introduction format.

  23. Alichat says:

    4) Even without the flashbacks, the episode was very Daniel heavy. That plus all the ‘honest’ talks he and Emily had been having, and you knew Daniel was going to be the one killed.
    5) I was hoping Fara was alive but knew that would be too easy. Lockhart should NEVER have been appointed Director.
    10) I think that’s the most common opinion I heard about that episode……sharing wigs.
    15) Yes! That was a big clue. Plus, he didn’t seem to be bothered by Henry’s immediate analysis of his life.
    23) It’s like Sherlock and his ladies. Joan is supposed to be out on her own, but she still allows him to take control or meddle in her life. I thought the dynamic between her and Sherlock would change to something more balanced.

  24. Sabrina says:

    8. Because Julie Berman is an AMAZING actress!! Miss her on General Hospital.

  25. barbaradarlin says:

    Supernatural: John Winchester had better come back!

    Forever: The doc would already know Abe was old. He knew all about the shop.

  26. herman1959 says:

    15 – Yes, I picked up on it, but I thought I had missed something. Plus, I was so distracted by the fact that the Psychiatrist was played by Burn Gorman that I let it go.

  27. Rich Abey says:

    #24. Bones’ 200th ep was certainly the most fun hour of TV of 2014 alongside Supernatural’s own 200th & Castle’s Alternate-reality ep. Emily Deschanel was gorgeous in those 1950’s getups indeed!

  28. Briggs says:

    10 – Are we really that focused on hair? I was more concerned with how he got that way. And I’d need a pic before I could make the comparison between Nora and Annette O’Toole. :)
    .
    18 – Ooo, Diggle without a shirt… I’m sorry, what was the question?

  29. nick says:

    I wish Ophelia lovibond finished her arc on elementary and joins shield as Fitz’s love interest . Ophelia and Iain have some amazing chemistry in just a 3 min music video ( re Gabriella aplin:please don’t say you love me)

  30. ninamags says:

    14. I hope not. That scene at the bar while Dean was telling the story was so, so awkward, and seemed out of character for both Sam and Dean.
    15. I noticed that the doctor mentioned it, but didn’t really think anything of it. Until you mentioned it, of course. Of course I figured it was the doctor after I saw him. He had a creepy vibe
    17. That was exactly what I said when I watched!!! Rudolph was inconsiderate.
    24. The Bones episode looked beautiful. Everyone was great!
    25. I wonder if JLD needs the money. Isn’t her family super rich??

  31. PKD says:

    #saveselfie

  32. kb23 says:

    11 – Loved this episode of Selfie! Love every episode – it just keeps getting better and better! The chemistry between Henry and Eliza is amazing!!! ABC has to rethink cancelling this show. Some other network needs to pick it up! Someone somewhere needs to save this show!!!!

  33. cintiamcr says:

    9. A total bust. I hope the wildcard guy finishes in 4th place, the other three are much better.

  34. Guest says:

    Yes, please bring me some John Winchester back!!! It would be almost complete since Chuck is out there somewhere now I just need my Bobby back and I will be the happiest person ever!!
    On forever, I’m amazing at figuring out things but I never guessed the physiatrist! I just assumed since Henry said he worked at an antique shop with his friend Abe that the physiatrist deduced that Abe must be older than Henry. 0_o awesome. He’s super creepy so I’m totally cool with it! I don’t know why I thought the older brother of the main main character of Heroes (the politician who could fly) was the big bad. Hmm.

  35. Ella says:

    Please let #14 be true! I have waited 8 seasons for JDM’s return!

  36. Weezy says:

    #4 YES. However I think they gave it away before this. Pretty much as soon as they started having Daniel act differently over the past few weeks. I started calling this death about the time that Daniel and Emily were meeting without fighting. I feel like this is a bad habit of TV shows and telegraphing main character deaths.

  37. DP says:

    On Once can I have a Rumbelle spoiler PLEASE Tvline!!!!!!! Is that ship over!!! That is my favorite ship.
    On Supernatural can I have a spoiler on Chuck or Cass!!!!!
    Last, on Bones can you tvline tell the EPs to bring back Pelant so he can explain why he took a pic. of Christine and what did he do to the clock and why 447″? Please bring Pelant back, Chuck or Cass spoilers, and Rumbelle back together PLEASE