Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Mistresses, Nashville, Teen Wolf, Suits, iZombie, Falling Skies, Walking Dead and More

Nashville Season 4

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Question: Teen Wolf? Any information? —Sandi
A vague question gets a vague answer, Sandi. While I’m sure you’re still reeling from Aiden’s return in the first six minutes of the June 29 premiere — click here to watch that if you haven’t already done so — you’ll be happy to know he’s not the only member of the show’s fallen faction that receives a tribute of sorts in Season 5’s opening hour.

Question: Anything on Season 6 of The Walking Dead? —Gerry
Ausiello: Yup. I think I may already be able to reveal the first casualty of the season: new guy Kirk’s innocence. Casting intel describes the mid-twentysomething married man — as yet uncast — as a Mr. Nice Guy who, over and over, gets the same message from cruel fate: Do unto others before they can do unto you. And since whoever’s hired for the recurring role has to be available for future seasons — but there’s no such requirement placed on the actresses vying for the part of his wife, Hilda — it seems safe to speculate that losing the missus will eventually push him over the edge. Or am I reaching here?

Question: Anything on how Falling Skies‘ 2nd Mass is doing now Tom that is floating around in space? —JJ
Ausiello: The good news: With the Espheni power core destroyed (thanks, Lexi!), the Skitters and Mechs are (mostly) sitting ducks. The bad news: The assorted ETs have still got some pluck (and maybe a tiny new weapon), and at the start of the final season’s Episode 2 they strike a critical blow against the 2nd Mass, one that will leave them wondering: “Is Skitter meat edible?” (Also: Don’t be so sure that Tom is floating around in space…)

Question: Please tell me good things about Kyle Dean Massey’s future on Nashville. I saw him in Pippin on Broadway and am obsessed. —Anders
Ausiello: Officially, the ABC drama has no plans to make Massey, who plays Will’s songwriter love interest Kevin, a series regular. Unofficially, this shirt was recently added to the show’s official store, which seems like a good omen to me.

Question: Got anything on Power‘s Tasha and Angela? I feel like they’re gonna throw down pretty soon. —Toni
Ausiello: A showdown between Ghost’s wife and his lover is in the cards, star Naturi Naughton says, “but I don’t think it’s going to be the way you expect… It’s not going to be the typical way of [Tasha] taking off her earrings and pulling [Angie’s] hair — of course, that’s what I want to do, as the character. But I think Tasha always chooses to be a classy woman.” Leela Loren, who plays Angela, agrees. “These are two incredibly intelligent women,” she says, adding that a stereotypical catfight “would be beneath either one of them.”

Question: Aloha, Michael. Sooo… what is happening on Suits? A hui hou. —Kamea
Ausiello: Stop the lies, Kamea. We all know you live in Bayonne. Regarding Suits, Harvey is reeling so severely from the loss of Donna in the June 24 season premiere that he seeks out a therapist (The Assets‘ Christina Cole). Elsewhere, Louis almost ruins his new partnership with Donna, the can opener makes an appearance, and Mike and Rachel decide not to loop in everyone about their engagement.

Question: Do you have any spoilers for Girl Meets World in any of the future episodes? —Sefket
Do I ever, Sefket. Friday’s episode features the long-awaited return of Angela, Shawn’s high school girlfriend, though their reunion probably isn’t what most fans are hoping for. She seeks him out for a very specific purpose — and it isn’t to ask him on a date.

Question: Can I get an explanation for the Wayward Pines scene with Pope on the road with Ethan’s wife? If he’s in 4028 and she’s in 2014, how did that happen? —Indiana
Ausiello: Matt Mitovich can explain it best: “In that scene, Pope’s not in 4028. Yet. Everyone you’ve met existed in our time/’the past.’ But then at some point, as detailed in the next episode (airing June 25), each Wayward Pines-bound person was put into ‘hibernation’ and eventually awoken in the (distant!) future.”

Question: Embarrassed at my age to be asking about this, but will Taylor and Max get back together on Finding Carter? —Jennifer
Ausiello: I won’t ask how old you are, Jennifer, but I will give you what you came for. You’ll know more about Max and Taylor’s future — among other surprises — after Tuesday’s summer finale, but for now, I’ll just say this: The whole Max-slept-with-Carter thing won’t prove as much of a roadblock for Max’s reunion with Taylor as one might expect. In fact, it’s barely a speed bump. Croutons for everyone!

Question: I will take anything Major Crimes-related! —Analiese
Ausiello: There promises to be fireworks when in the TNT drama’s Fourth of July-themed episode (airing June 29), Buzz goes on a ride-along with Provenza and Flynn. “They are not very interested in the new way of doing things that Buzz has learned” as a reserve officer, series creator James Duff previews. And working a holiday weekend, they’re hot to close the case at hand. “So, they’re looking at a dead guy in a bathtub and going over what they think what might be a suicide note, while Buzz is over at the bathroom counter looking at the hairdryer dripping, which they’re just ignoring,” Duff says. “It’s really kind of funny.”

Question: I was on the fence initially, but I ended up loving iZombie. Any scoop? —Amy
Ausiello: Odds are good we’ll meet Liv and Evan’s pa in Season 2 (and, yes, despite the age difference they do have the same father). “We have been talking about Season 2 as being the Season of Dads,” series creator Rob Thomas tells TVLine. “We might meet several people’s dads in Season 2, including [Liv and Evan’s]. We kept him intentionally unmentioned because we hadn’t worked out how we wanted to bring him in or what we wanted to do with him… We have a desire to do it, and I think we have a neat backstory on their dad.”

Question: Any scoop on April and Mark scenes on Mistresses? —Semaj
Ausiello: Rochelle Aytes’ gorgeous alter-ego may have ended her romance with Ricky Whittle’s ab-tastic FBI guy Daniel, but don’t assume that sparks will immediately fly between the newly single lady and newcomer Mark (The Client List‘s Rob Mayes). For one thing, April meets him via Miranda (aka her late hubby’s erstwhile lover who crawled out of the Florida swamps). “We’re shaking up April’s home life in an extreme way. Mark will become a hugely important person — someone April fights with, someone she laughs with, someone she leans on. But it’s very much a familial experience,” teases showrunner Rina Mimoun. “A lot of the fun of the April-Mark dynamic is watching them live in their Odd Couple-ness and enjoying the Modern Family of it all.”

Question: Please tell me everything you know about Anthony Geary’s last General Hospital episodes. I still can’t believe he’s actually leaving. —Linda
The WSB would put out a hit on me if I told you everything, so how about I just tell you this: You might need tissues for the moment when Luke and Lucky Spencer are reunited; Genie Francis (Laura) says watching Geary act opposite Jonathan Jackson again nearly did her in. “There’s some amazing scenes between Tony and Jonathan,” she tells TVLine. “I stood at the monitor and couldn’t move, couldn’t leave.” Even sadder (for us): Francis adds that she and Jackson didn’t have any one-on-one scenes during his return to the ABC soap.

Question: The Fannibals are hungrier and hungrier. Throw us a Hannibal bone? –Ro
Ausiello: I see what you did there, Ro, and since you’ve clearly got some skin in this game, here’s a little morsel for you. You know how Bedelia Du Maurier has seemed rather isolated from everyone except Mads Mikkelsen’s titular cannibal during her European tour? Well, as Hugh Dancy spilled to my colleague Michael Slezak during a recent public Q&A at the Apple Store in Soho, his profiler Will Graham will be crossing paths with Gillian Anderson’s enigmatic therapist — not just in Italy, but also after the show’s midseason time jump that will usher in a dramatic transformation of Will’s personal life.

This AAnd That…
Penny Dreadful > Game of Thrones. #Mikedropsmic
I’ve only seen the premiere, but True Detective Season 2 is so far = to if not slightly > than True Detective Season 1. (And I LOVED True Detective Season 1.)
In case you were wondering, this news does not preclude fourth season of Hannibal. This news, on the other hand, very well may.
Show of hands: How many huge Ausholes will be at #SDCC next month?

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments and anonymous tips to (Additional reporting by Michael Slezak, Vlada Gelman, Andy Swift and Kim Roots)

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  1. Joey says:

    Well, you’re definitely right about Penny Dreadful running circles around Game of Thrones.

  2. abz says:

    It’s ridiculous if they don’t bring Kyle Dean Massey back to Nashville. Having Will finally come out and get some happiness only to make him single again right away would be so stupid. Plus he’s gonna need Kevin to lean on while he’ll deal with the heightened media presence in his life.
    Just finished binging iZombie. Love the show and I’m addicted to the opening credit theme song.
    I wish Penny Dreadful would get rid of the creature/John Clare/whatever his name is. I really am tired of that character and he’s very annoying. Proteus was so much better.

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    No Lucky and Laura scenes. That’s horrible :-(

    • rowan77 says:

      That sounds ridiculous to me. That would be like Supernatural having Bobby Singer back for an episode, yet he has no scenes with Sam or Dean… oh wait.

      • wrstlgirl says:

        Hahaha, I was really hoping for some good mother and son interaction. I guess it will just have to be a family affair. Hopefully Lulu and Nathan will be included. And Dante, if he’s not to busy sleeping with Valerie.

    • alistaircrane says:

      It just says no one-on-one scenes between Laura and Lucky. They will probably interact in group scenes with Luke, Lulu, etc.

    • Amanda says:

      This must mean Luke doesn’t die. No way Laura and Lucky wouldn’t have been seen together at a funeral.

      • dman6015 says:

        All she said was no one-on-one scenes. A funeral wouldn’t be an opportunity for one-on-one time, given the other brothers and sister.

  4. m3rcnate says:

    It will be a shock if S02 of True Detective is even better than S01, and it will be awesome if true. Expectations seem from most that TD S01 was unique and there’s no way S02 can be as good.

  5. Simon Jester says:

    Penny Dreadful > Game of Thrones. #Mikedropsmic


  6. Steve F. says:

    I’ll be at SDCC – hoping to see you there!

  7. Tracy says:

    Why don’t we ever get Scorpion spoilers? I’m going through withdrawal here!

  8. Howard says:

    Hey Michael absolutely love the work ya do long time reader first time asking question. I would love any scoop going for the 100, how to get away with murder, sleepy hollow, Jane the Virgin or extant. Sorry if that’s too much shows to be asking about. Keep up the good work

  9. Leah says:

    Me! I’ll be at #SDCC

  10. AddieM says:

    Pick that mic back up young man and apologize for such an outrageous claim :-0
    Lol I watch both shows and as much as i hate the r/ship I have with GoT I still feel it’s miles ahead of any show on TV right now.

  11. LAwoman says:

    I’m really looking forward to True Detective II so it sounds like I won’t be disappointed! And I’m also going to #SDCC

  12. AddieM says:

    So nothing on the “Bonkers leading lady” Blind item

    • Viv says:

      Yeah! We’ve been waiting for this dirt for a long time. Did Sleepy Hollow or Good Wife send a cease & desist on ya?!

      “We want bonkers! We want bonkers! Bonk us up!”

      • Angela says:

        They’ve said the item doesn’t refer to any woman on a CBS series, so nobody at “Good Wife” would have any reason to care about that scoop.

    • murley says:

      My latest theory is Lucy Hale on PLL. I have to admit I am very curious now about this blind item. Now that it might actually affect the show in question as they are considering writing the person out.

  13. Drew says:

    I’m still not sure that the Wayward Pines reveal makes sense. I would assume that most people who go missing would have people go after them. Why would they bring that family and not every family?
    Also, it was a hypnotherapist who delivered that information with a loooot of classic brainwashing technique. I know we saw the city, but I’m not sure that I buy it.

  14. davido says:

    Penny Dreadful: classy, brilliant, dynamic, gorgeous
    GoT: overrated, over-bloated, character assassinations



  15. Kristina says:

    Count me in the group of GMW fans thrilled with this news.

  16. JD says:

    I’ll be at SDCC! (but I can’t figure out how to raise my hand on here)

  17. tvfirsthand says:

    Will there be a Bones panel at the San Diego Comic Con next month?

  18. Stanislava says:

    “♦ Penny Dreadful > Game of Thrones. #Mikedropsmic
    ♦ I’ve only seen the premiere, but True Detective Season 2 is so far = to if not slightly > than True Detective Season 1. (And I LOVED True Detective Season 1.)”

    I LOVE you,Michael!Made my day :)

  19. evico says:

    I’ll be at SDCC :)

  20. Jonathon says:

    Sorry but the only show that comes close to Game of Thrones is The Walking Dead but that quote definitely gets attention lol

    • Diva Diary says:

      I watch GoT, TWD, and PD and I can honestly say GoT and TWD are overhyped. GoT has great moments (usually when someone is getting killed or a battle which equals some people getting killed), but overall it’s mediocre because of its slow build. TWD is watchable and that’s about it. I honestly think that people watch these shows because anyone could die at any moment and they don’t want to be left out of conversations.

      Penny Dreadful has better acting, their plot is more intriguing, and the best of all is they know how to handle female characters (and so does TWD).

      I thought everyone knew Penny Dreadful > Game of Thrones except for people who haven’t seen Penny Dreadful.

      • Jake says:

        Thrones and Walking Dead are all about the violence and nudity. If those shows were forced to comply with broadcast TV standards they wouldn’t be quite so popular.

        • Brian says:

          Nudity? The Walking Dead has no nudity. Sounds like a comment from someone who doesn’t even watch the show.

      • Joey says:

        I don’t think GoT has bad acting by any means, and its not bad because of its slow build, either. GoT isn’t anything special because the showrunners diverge from the source material far too often. What we’re left with are characters that don’t resemble their book counterparts.

        You’re left with big moments, but the the moments that lead up to that and the moments that come from that big moment don’t make any sense, so it comes across as very poorly-written fanfiction.

        • Diva Diary says:

          I never said GoT has bad acting, it’s just that Penny Dreadful has better acting, but that could be due to them having better material to work with that let us viewers see their range. I never read GoT books so that was never a problem for me. Slow builds are necessary, but they take time and while that’s going on, nothing is really happening until the next big moment.

  21. HayangTigers says:

    You’ll get no argument here! Penny Dreadful is no doubt THE best show on television right now. The writing and acting is outstanding.

  22. Lauren says:

    Any news on Da Vinci’s Demons?

  23. lostie48 says:

    I’ll be at SDCC! First time ever so I’m really excited!

  24. LOOOOOVVVVVEEE Penny Dreadful. Love. So good. Seriously.

  25. Weezy says:

    Big news on True Detective…I have to say I was a little worried the quality wouldn’t be the same in Season 2. It sounds like my fears weren’t warranted…

  26. Juno says:

    Michael you read my mind! lol.. I was just telling my friend last night about Penny Dreadful being way so so so so much better than Game of Thrones! And Eva Green is so phenomenal here. No words at how brilliant her acting is.

  27. Ezza says:

    Yayyyyyy Suits. So looking forward to seeing Harvey lose the plot a little… hopefully Donna will be there to put him back together again!

  28. Ethan says:

    Damn straight on your analysis on Penny Dreadful. Horror and Drama win out over Horrifying Drama Gore Porn.

  29. CE says:

    This huge Aushole will be at #SDCC, looking forward to your coverage!