Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Blacklist, Castle, Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Nashville, The Flash, Once and More

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Question: What are you hearing about how Beckett will exit Castle? —Kristen
Ausiello: Several things. And all of them are… um… less than ideal. Also, you can probably count on Season 9, which has not officially been ordered yet, kicking off with a significant time jump.

Question: Now that I’m recovered a bit from the Blacklist bombshell, I’ll take any scoop you can give us on how the rest of the season will play out. —Sarah
Ausiello: In the Season 3 finale, “Alexander Kirk” — named for Red’s longtime nemesis, to be played by Banshee‘s Ulrich Thomsen — Red will experience a betrayal at the hands of someone very unexpected.

Question: I’m hoping you have some spoilers on Bones‘ new serial killer. —Linda
Ausiello: You’ll begin to see his/her handiwork in the April 28 episode, but the Big Bad won’t actually reveal themself until later in the season, confirms co-showrunner Michael Peterson, who cryptically adds, “Whether or not you will know that it’s them? That’s an entirely different question.” Translation: THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!

EMILIE DE RAVIN, ROBERT CARLYLEQuestion: Will Emilie de Ravin’s Belle now be missing from the last few episodes of Once Upon a Time, due to the actress’ maternity leave? Will Belle at least make an appearance in the finale? — Rebecca
Ausiello: Though Belle just subjected herself to a sleeping curse, I am hearing that viewers have in fact not seen the last of de Ravin this season, while Rumple’s expectant wife figure into the storyline through to the two-hour finale (airing May 15).

Question: As the new season of Person of Interest is approaching, do you have any scoop on what to expect from the last 13 episodes? —Mick
Ausiello: No scoop…. unless you consider an exclusive first look at the final-season trailer a scoop (which, for the record, I do).

Question: How many different categories on the May Sweeps Scorecard does Legends of Tomorrow have entries in? Alternatively, how many total slots? —Paige
Ausiello: Legends is represented in at least three different categories — all involving the same character.

Question: Any scoop on Grimm? —Jen
Ausiello:
This Friday’s episode, titled “Good to the Bone,” is a Wu-centric hour that focuses on the sergeant’s increasingly troubling tendency to wolf out (or something along those lines). “It’s something he must learn to control,” executive producer James Kouf says. OK… but is that even possible? “Well, we think he can,” Kouf teases. “We hope so.”

Question: Quantico is going in a different direction every episode. Are we really going to find out who the terrorist is by the end of Season 1? And why is Caleb faking his mental state? —Johanne
Ausiello:
Let’s handle the second question first: Clayton and Claire Haas’ son “is a heroin addict,” showrunner Joshua Safran says. “He’s not faking.” As for the terrorist(s?)’ identity, Safran promises you will definitely know who’s behind the bombings by the time the credits roll on the finale. “In fact,” he adds, “you will know who the terrorist or terrorists are prior to the finale.”

Nashville Video Season 3 Beverly BraindeadQuestion: With Nashville on the bubble, did the show shoot an alternate series-finale ending just in case? —Sharon
Ausiello: I sincerely hope they did, considering the season finale ends on a massive cliffhanger. Speaking of the finale, here are three things that will happen and one that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

The name “Jeff Fordham” is uttered several times.
There’s a declaration of love.
At least one couple on the outs grows much closer.
Maddie gets run over by a dump truck

Question: Any sense of what we can expect from How to Get Away With Murder in Season 3? —Mitch
Ausiello: Given the reduction in “cases of the week” in Season 2 — and the overarching emphasis on the Haspstall trial — we asked showrunner Pete Nowalk if there’ll be a similar blueprint for Season 3. “I like switching it up, honestly,” says Nowalk. “I don’t want the show to become stale. In the back half of Season 2, we had so much emphasis on Rose’s case that there wasn’t room for cases of the week. We’ll probably try to do a balance.” Whatever approach wins out in the writers’ room, though, Nowalk says there’s one thing about HTGAWM that will remain a constant: “I love watching Annalise do her job in any way. She loves her job, and I don’t think she’s the same person if she’s not doing it. So, whether that’s case of the week or case of the season, seeing her at work is what I care about.”

Question: Any news on Chicago Fire? —Jeffrey
Ausiello: The introduction of political consultant Susan Weller (played by Lauren Stamile) in last night’s episode will lead to “Dawson, from a distance, being a little bit suspicious of this woman’s intentions” with regard to Casey, executive producer Matt Olmstead previews. While Dawson “gets a bad hit” off Susan, she doesn’t “want to come forward and come across like the jealous girlfriend who is not thinking about this objectively. So she’s letting Casey do his thing.”

AAQuestion: My mom has been bugging me all week to ask you if she will be satisfied with The Good Wife‘s ending. Is the rumored Will Gardner appearance a dream sequence or flashback? —Bill
Ausiello: If your mom likes it when series finales serve as the perfect bookend to a show’s pilot, then, yes, your mom is going to be satisfied with The Good Wife‘s ending. As Julianna Margulies revealed in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, the episode will find Peter and Alicia once again “standing at the podium” at a press conference and “you’ll see a very subtle thing at the end that she does physically with Peter that’s very different from when you first met the two of them.” (My guess: A lint brush is involved.) BONUS SCOOP: I’m hearing the aforementioned presser is thankfully not the final scene of the episode/series.

Question: I would love any info you can give us on Hawaii Five-0‘s big Steve-and-Danny season finale. —Lisa
Ausiello: As part of our May Sweeps Preview Extravaganza (coming soon!), showrunner Peter M. Lenkov told Matt Mitovich that May 13’s two-hour season ender is “very serious” stuff, involving as it does, among other things, a thrilling set piece where a tiny plane must land on a tiny island. “McGarrett ends up getting shot, and Danny, who’s never flown a plane before, has to land their plane,” the EP previews. “The stakes are really big.”

Question: Are we going to see Michael and Jane’s wedding before the end of this season of Jane the Virgin? I loved that they didn’t show Jane’s dress — it makes me feel like I’m one of their wedding guests waiting for the big reveal! —Drew
Ausiello: I can confirm that the season finale, “Chapter Forty-Four,” will at the very least include a wedding rehearsal. And I know this because the show is looking for a middle-aged Latino actor to play the priest who is set to marry Jane and Michael. “Father Felipe,” according to the casting notice, “is irritated that Michael is running late for the rehearsal and wants to ensure everything goes right on the big day.” Now here’s my question for you, Drewski: Why the frak is Michael running late for his wedding rehearsal?! (These are the things that keep me up at night, FYI.)

Question: Orphan Black is back and I’m in dire need of some scoop, preferably of the Krystal variety. —Brett
Ausiello: Forget, Krystal. Felix is finally getting his own storyline, separate from the clones! Knowing that “he’s the only one that’s not a blood relation in this non-traditional family” will set Sarah’s foster bro on a “personal” journey in Season 4, executive producer Graeme Manson previews. “While everybody else has been hiding out, Felix has been left to himself [to ask] a lot of questions about his own origins, and a lot of those questions are going to be answered.”

AAQuestion: A while back, BBC America released an In Memoriam video for every death on Orphan Black. Delphine was the last character included. Is this confirmation that she’s really dead? (Please no!) —Billie
Ausiello: While co-creator John Fawcett would neither confirm nor deny that Delphine is a goner, he did allow that there remains “some mystery” regarding the Dyad CEO’s fate in the wake of her getting shot in the Season 3 finale. My guess: She’s aliiiiiiiiiive!

Question: Anything on The Flash? —CeCe
Ausiello: If you suspect that kidnapped Caitlin will angle to be Beauty to Zoom’s Beast and chip away at his defenses while in captivity… you’d be wrong. “No, that doesn’t happen, which is actually kind of refreshing,” Teddy Sears shares. That said, “We eventually ‘pierce the armor’ and see why he’s taken her,” though his exact agenda for his ex “won’t be immediately clear.” Caitlin, though, would be wise to worry. After all, her captor “is ‘off,’ he’s broken, he is not a linear, level-headed guy,” Sears observes, “and he eventually makes a decision which gets us to where we go next.”

END QUOTE: “It’s like Weekend at Bernie’s” —Liam Cunningham, tongue firmly planted in cheek, teasing Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere, which finds his character Ser Davos “moving” dead Jon Snow “around a bit.”

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. (Additional reporting by Kim Roots, Michael Slezak and Vlada Gelman)

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250 Comments
  1. Lauren says:

    OMG I hope Maddie gets run over by a dump truck!

  2. Lily says:

    I’m very excited about Bones’ April 28 episode. They’ve been talking about it for a while. And David is directing the finale, he shared a few photos of some puppets… that’s gonna get creepy, puppets are always freaking creepy, lol.

  3. Lauren says:

    If they kill off Beckett, they will have effectively ruined the entire series.

    • Just one thing says:

      I think we should prepare for AT BEST an ambiguous death where we don’t see the body.
      .
      Since Hawley wrote the finale, we might be treated AT WORST to a bloody, violent, fiery end for Beckett.

    • SO says:

      They already have. Stupid move all around. No more ABC for me. Only one I watched anyway & no Beckett, no show.

    • Mary says:

      How can they expect fans to turn in to a Castle re-boot without Beckett? They should just give us a happy ending for Rick and Kate, then do a true spin off with a new title, a new premise, and new cast. If they make this too painful, many fans will turn away from any attempt to make a positive out of the negative situation that is the loss of a beloved character like Beckett. It may have worked for Grey’s Anatomy because they have such a big ensemble cast with several story lines going on-but Castle has always been totally about Rick & Kate together, not apart. I just don’t see how they can spin it in a way that will be something we want to watch after they’ve disappointed us so much.

    • SOLFIRE says:

      I agree! I have the Castle series on Amazon. I will not watch the returns anymore, if they kill Beckett off. TBS can kiss Castle goodbye. If they continue Castle, they can have Beckett with a small role each week.

    • Jennifer says:

      Remember the episode To Love and Die in LA when Royce was killed? Castle asked Beckett not to look and Beckett said to Castle “if that was me lying there could you just walk away”? I wonder if that is how they are going to do it. They better not. Stana deserves better than that and she deserves to be treated with respect, kindness and love for everything she has done for this show. After May 16th I won’t be watching anymore Castle anyways because it won’t be worth it.

    • PatriciaLee says:

      They should just do a Colombo thing.

    • Janice Watson says:

      I agree! I know I will not watch a S9 of Castle w/o Stana or Tamala.

  4. brad says:

    no point in watching the rest of this season of castle if you already know the ending rip beckett);

  5. LADY_in_MD says:

    I have a bad feeling Michael on JTV is either on the fatality or someone who’s fate is up in the air list on the May sweeps scorecard

  6. RedReddington says:

    I’m guessing Red finds out Liz is alive and that Mr. Kaplan was one of the ones behind her fake death. Poor Red.

    • darkangel200 says:

      I had the same thought. And you know how Red feels about loyalty. I hope she survives this betrayal if it’s true.

      • mooshki says:

        Red had better not mess with Mr. Kaplan! After all, she’s only trying to protect Liz, which is ultimately what he wants anyway.

        • GoT_POI_ Blacklist Fan says:

          Mr. Kaplan and Dembay are two of the best sidekicks on TV right now. Woe to the network exec who pushes for either of these characters to be snuffed out in the finale. If anything, they should increase their appearances. I agree that Mr. Kaplan set the whole Lizzie seeming to die thing and there’s no way Red will find out until next season (or maybe the finale). While he may initially be angry with Mr. Kaplan for putting him believing the most important person in his life was dead when she had survived, he will quickly realize it had to be done to save Lizzie, who would have been hunted for the rest of her life by that nutjob. I understand having a star who is about to give birth during the last few episodes of the season is cause for some serious and misleading event to explain her absence. This is it. Lizzie will be back. The relationship between her and Red is the story behind the stories. She’s no Ned Stark. (at least she better not be!). Looking forward to The Good Wife finale. Can’t wait to see what the writers come up with ………..and 4 sleeps to Game of Thrones!!!!

  7. That Nashville bit was perfect… if only on that dump-truck… double bonus if Cash is with her.

  8. Ingmar says:

    About the TGW spoiler…I bet it’s her shoes that face another direction (away from him) this time around. I sincerely hope we’ll get to see her divorce and be with someone else.

  9. Alex says:

    So Beckett dies & Season 9 starts with a significant time jump so they can make Castle not really depressed anymore about losing his wife and act all buffoonish again. Seems great.

    • Lauren says:

      It’s beyond disgusting and disrespectful.

    • Just one thing says:

      Sounds about right. Should be a fun and exciting time for all.
      .
      These people are delusional. Truly delusional.

      • Alex says:

        Yep. It makes me sick.

      • Allie says:

        In my company, if you pitched a product and up front told them there is a 90% chance it will fail and polling shows only 15% of target users actually want the product, they would immediately send me for a drug test to see what I am smoking.
        .
        I don’t understand why AWM can’t step in and say he does not want this. Does he not have any say?

        • Audrey says:

          Marlowe’s in exile (according to his Twitter bio).

          It’s bloody disgusting how things are turning out.

        • Just one thing says:

          Yes, Marlowe mysteriously stepped down right before “The Year of Castle,” and then disappeared before this season. It appears he has been banished.

        • Mary says:

          Darn, maybe he signed away all of his creator’s rights to Castle, and ABC can do whatever fool thing they want with it. Too bad, just really awful!

          • KLS says:

            I think he did. He’s got no say. He’s still listed in the credits. He makes money with each show that airs. But, he can’t change anything.

        • Mary says:

          Good point Allie, I have to think that someone at ABC is monitoring all of this negative feedback-they can’t possibly want to burn all of us and then think we’re going to come back and watch while they upset us further! If money is what they’re most worried about, they’ll lose more!

    • Mary says:

      Well, I hope she doesn’t go under witness protection and there is some blonde (because Kate would have to look very different) actress being Kate Beckett! Even if I won’ t be watching, that would be beyond disgusting!:@

    • Lame says:

      If you’re a shipper you’ll hate this and never watch anything on ABC ever again. If you are not, you’ll tune in to the new incarnation and see how much closer Rick, Javi and Ryan grow.

      • Patrick says:

        There is a decent show there. While admitting that losing Beckett is stupid, and further admitting that this was all handled poorly, I would check that new show out.

      • BrianR says:

        Based on the last few episodes they seem to be setting up the Castle detective agency with him, Haley, and Alexis with Javii and Ryan as recurring characters. They will either kill Kate off or she gets a big overseas promotion after solving Lockset or just talk about her off camera.

  10. Mafalda Neto says:

    I cannot believe they didn’t even mention Delphine in last weeks episode! i’m so anxiousssss

  11. wrstlgirl says:

    No matter what Susan’s real intentions are with Casey, Dawson IS going to be a jealous girlfriend. All she did was see her speaking with Casey and she already has a tude towards her. It was written all over her face, lol!! These two are finally having a grown up relationship, let’s not go backwards please.

  12. Tica says:

    If they kill Becket they will be ruining one of the best love stories on tv and a big slap on the fans faces

    • Melissa says:

      I really don’t think they care what the fans want. I will not be watching season 9 and probably not even the season 8 finale.

      Truly sad what’s happening to a once beloved show.

    • DarkDefender says:

      TPTB clearly want Castle to be more of a procedural show (sells better in syndication). .
      .
      The Caskett love story got botched in 6×23, which was Marlowe’s idea. He then backed out and hid. SK wanted a lighter workload and she no longer became worth the money (so to speak). Lanie has always been (by design) Kate’s friend who also worked cases. When they needed someone for Kate to confide in it was her dad or Lanie. If Beckett is gone, the need for Lanie is no longer there. When they wanted an antagonist to Castle, they brought in Perlmutter.
      .
      Castle (the show) can definitely move on… Just no longer as a “love story.”
      .
      Some of us enjoy the case of the week stuff, especially when it has a fun comedic twist.

      • Tammy L Ortzman says:

        Castle is already in syndication and doing well so I don’t know what that has to do with anything. Castle was always supposed to be a live story not a cop show like BlueBloods. Nathan is the one that asked for a 4 day work week not Stana. According to an ABC insider, the reason we got the 6-23 finale is because Nathan refused to film the wedding and Marlowe had to scramble for an alternate ending. He apparently didn’t want them married because he didn’t want to have to film that much with Stana. He only signed his contract for this season if they would agree to him filming with Stana only 2 days a week. They apparently despise each other and he’s been a bully to her on set for years. It’s been said the tension is so bad that they were ordered to go to couples therapy. Stana apparently cries in her trailer because of the tension. Nathan will only sign on for S9 if Stana was let go. He lobbied pretty hard for SS,MQ,JH, and SD to get contracts too. It’s all over various media outlets. The dirty BTS stuff is starting to trickle out. Smoke smoke everywhere. When there’s smoke there’s usually fire. Believe what you will. I’m done after this season. Not interested in Castle PI.

  13. Bwhit says:

    -Maddie gets run over by a dump truck lololol, I’m trying to contain my laughter at my desk right now. Declaration of love or couple grows closer, I will take Scarlett and Gunnar in either of those categories please :)
    -Legends: Just please…keep both Sara and Leonard in one piece.
    -Chicago Fire: I don’t know why but I feel like a Casey/Dawson elopement may happen (disclaimer: I’m most often wrong in my predictions so maybe that’s wishful thinking).

  14. Just one thing says:

    A less than ideal ending for a popular character. Well, at least this confirms my belief that Stana Katic wasn’t totally blindsided.
    .
    She had to have at least known when she sat down for that “good read” of the finale script and promised ABC “no spoilers.” Heh.
    .
    It was obvious Season 9 was a go with the recent announcement. I can’t wait to watch it crash and burn from the sidelines. 💨 💥 🔥

    • Bree says:

      From what I read I think it will be more like both of their life’s are in danger in the finale and then at the beginning of season 9 there will be a five year time jump and probably one sentence like : my wife died 5 years ago and by then castle and Hayley are romantically involved…

      • Just one thing says:

        Um… I can see them doing a six-month or one-year jump, but not five years.
        .
        And no offense, but I think it’s cute that people think Castle is going to have a love interest after this season. .
        Clearly Castle has become asexual. Sure, he has charm that can be construed as flirting. He can waggle his eyebrows like your favorite cheeky uncle. He can even flip his perfectly treated and conditioned hair like a metrosexual millionaire.
        .
        But Castle, as he’s developed over the last few years, will likely not be having any sexy time with the ladies in Beckett’s absence.
        .
        Not quite because he’s eternally heartbroken by Beckett’s absence, but mostly because he’s forgotten how to be sexy.

        • lkh says:

          Really JOT–I’m reading this and I come to ‘asexual’ and I’m laughing, probably bothering the neighbors, the damn dog is barking. I think you really might be totally pi$$ed off–yes, good guess? :)

        • Tammy L Ortzman says:

          I don’t think old hover hands is going to be doing any romancing. The love scenes on Castle if you can call them that were so awkward. He looked like a virgin who had never kissed a woman before. They wore more clothes to bed than people in Siberia.

          • Just one thing says:

            Hover Hands is the best nickname I’ve read re: Duh Fillz. Next to his alter ego, Dick Fortress.

        • cej says:

          That is so funny! I thought I was the only one. I find any romantic/sexy scenes with Castle and Beckett to be so uncomfortable to watch. I much prefer the early season flirty days of Castle. That said, I will skip the finale so I can imagine the couple having a happy ending and that will be the end of Castle for me.

      • That’s my thought.that thought makes me sick.

    • Leigh says:

      No, because there are 3 different betaine if the finale they shot. One is a series finale ending, one is a usual season-ending cliffhanger, and the third is, I’m guessing, Beckett’s ending.

    • CBS stated that they were going to let Beckett go last year, but when Patrick Demsey left, they felt it would be too much, so they signed Beckett for another year. I think she was aware of it all along. If you notice, as a Captain she is out in the field all the time and her scenes with Castle are less and less. Me thinks there is some animosity there. I like where the show is going now with the daughter and british gal. Actors come and go for many different reasons. Look at CSI they have lost two major actors, Michal Weatherly leaving this season, and they are still #1.

      • mazel tov says:

        Your facts are a mess. It is ABC, not CBS. It is NCIS not CSI. Alexsis is a disaster and Hayley adds nothing to the show.

  15. Rob says:

    Lauren Stamile is the queen of causing a rift in a beloved couple during the fourth season of an established and successful show, isn’t she?

  16. Allie says:

    I hope all 10 people that watch “The Nathan Fillion Show” enjoy that.

    • Just one thing says:

      Oh, please. There will at least be 100 people left go watch. 😉

      • Bree says:

        I think it’s very generous of ABC to keep a show that probably almost no one wants to see just so NF has something to do

        • Just one thing says:

          They must believe in his national and international appeal…

          • MMD says:

            That just made me gag! Yuck! I was checking out his twitter feed after his ridiculous too little too late pr written response to Stana leaving and someone asked him how many languages he spoke and he said two – English and the international language of love.

            No wonder Stana allegedly can’t stand him. Embarrasses me that he’s a fellow Canuck. :-( Not that I have developed a genuine dislike for him this or anything,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

          • Susan Smith says:

            JOT I think you are being sarcastic? If so you alrady know more and more of the No Kate No Castle appeals are in languages I can’t read except for the No Stana No Castle.I’d say ABC has made a critical mistake

      • Allie says:

        You are generous, but ok I will concede maybe 100. I’m sure his and Molly’s families can round up at least that many.

        • Just one thing says:

          Duh Fillz is apparently a popular guy. I’m sure he can round up a few actors for viewing parties at his house every Monday – or, perhaps. Sunday.

          • Allie says:

            “-or, perhaps Sunday”. Ha! That made me laugh. I was thinking Friday at 8, but Sunday works too.
            .
            Maybe he will buy 100 TV’s and Satelite boxes and tune them all in.

          • KL says:

            “The Death Slot” is Tuedays @10pm. Won’t be watching, that’s for sure.

    • Plecodave says:

      Allie you got it wrong, it’s “The Nathan Fillion Comedy Hour” a sure hit!

      • Just one thing says:

        “Castle Legacy & Friends.”
        .
        Every week is a super special guest doing super special fun things with Castle and his gang.
        .
        Watch Castle serve as the intrepid, if sometimes hapless, leader of his ragtag group of detectives. At Castle PI, they solve all kinds of crimes, not just murders!
        .
        Besides, he has millions of dollars (or more!), so adding Espo and Ryan to his payroll – with benefits – will be no sweat.
        .
        Together these guys and gals are going to entertain millions around the country. And the world.
        .
        And then… The galaxy.

      • vickieb. says:

        I called it “FIREFLY REDUX”.LOL!

    • DarkDefender says:

      With all due respect, it was Fillion’s fan base that got the show off and running.

      • Just one thing says:

        If the show had relied solely on Duh Fillz’s fanbase, it wouldn’t have lasted more than a season.
        .
        At some point, people will need to recognize that Castle amassed a large international fanbase COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT of Firefly. This included procedural fans, rom-com fans, etc. It included people who’d never heard of ANY of the actors before, or who barely recognized them.
        .
        If this fact has to still be explained to people in 2016, well… I guess that’s why we’re where we are, isn’t it?

        • Snow says:

          I agree. Castle may have benefited from Fillion’s Firefly fan base at the onset, but the show have amassed it’s own fan base for Castle and Beckett.

          Castle will never be the same without Beckett. The reason why Fillion’s character comes off as funny is because he gets to act like an 8 year old around Katic’s Beckett. She balances him out so without her, he’s just this petulant man child who thinks he could get away with anything all the time.

        • DarkDefender says:

          JOT – what I said was it’s Fillion’s fan base that got the show OFF AND RUNNING. I made no comment about later seasons.

          • Just one thing says:

            I’m talking about from the pilot. If people think 10 million – or even half of that – turned in from Firefly… 😐 I just don’t know what to tell them.
            .
            The numbers don’t add up.
            .
            The show was marketed as a rom-com procedural. People may have recognized Fillion from other projects (most likely Desperate Housewives), but the vast majority of viewers who turned in for “Castle” circa 2009 and STAYED were likely not Firefly fans.
            .
            Besides, Duh Fillz probably would’ve had less contempt for Castle fans if they were mostly from Firefly…

  17. Nicole says:

    I’m curious to see whether Jane and Michael actually end up getting married on Jane the Virgin. I feel like it can’t happen because if they get married, Jane will no longer be a virgin and they would have to change the title of the show. I’m still holding out hope for Jane and Rafael, even though I feel like they’ve barely had any scenes together at all lately.

    • The showrunner said Jane losing her virginity “is imminent “& when/if it happens,they’ll put a one through The Virgin in the title.
      But I agree I see something disrupting Jane & Micheals wedding

  18. Theresa says:

    On Flash it would be interesting that Ronnie Raymond from Earth 1 was sucked into Earth 2 and teams with E2 Dr. Martin Stein to create Firestorm who actually rescues Caitlin from Zoom.

  19. Andrew Hass says:

    On Nashville, i’m thinking the couple that grows closer is Avery and Juliette.As for Castle, i’m wondering if Beckett is presumed dead but her body is not found.That way the door is left open for her to return one day.

  20. Gail says:

    If Belle is in OUAT finally they must have filmed her scenes early as she gave birth in March.

  21. Col says:

    Nashville: 3 out of the 4 stated for Nashville all point towards Juliette. I want her and Avery to get back together.

  22. kmw says:

    That serial killer sounds awfully scary on Bones. Cannot wait to see how they handle this one

  23. Katherine215 says:

    I really do not understand why, if ABC is so desperate to give Nathan Fillion his own show, they don’t just CREATE A NEW ONE FOR HIM! Castle’s ratings are lower than a new show’s would be, so why not just start fresh and refrain from destroying a wonderful love story? Not to mention alienating a zillion fans!

    • Tica says:

      Totally agree, Katherine

    • Audrey says:

      It’s easy money for those who are left on the show. Especially for Fillion, since he’s basically playing himself on a daily basis. Why go find him a new show and have him stretch his acting muscles when he can play himself?

      • Katherine215 says:

        He could just play himself on a new show as a character named Dick Fortress or something. No need to ruin Caskett!

        • Audrey says:

          Well, I don’t disagree with you, but corporates are ruthless. Money is above all.

        • Just one thing says:

          Dick Fortress. I’m done.

          • Jake says:

            Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where they talk about good porn star names. Dick Fortress is a keeper.

          • lkh says:

            Come on JOT, I know there is a ‘combo’ name floating around in your head. You might want to consider the ‘power’ couple being NF and Joss Whedon–just a guess as to the source of muscle-so to speak.

          • Just one thing says:

            I’m with you, Jake. It’s totally a porn name worthy of Seinfeld.
            .
            And lkh, since you brought it up, I’m gonna go with Noss Feedon. Or Johan Whellion. The latter sounds almost noble.

          • lkh says:

            :D I knew I could count on you. It sounds regal, King Johan Whellion of Castle Downandoutie.

          • Just one thing says:

            😂😂😂

      • KLS says:

        Wonder if there will be any more Richard Castle: Nikki Heat books now. Not that I read them, but just curious if AWM will be writing them. I am sure that ABC owns a piece of that too. That’s a main reason to keep the Castle name going.

        • Audrey says:

          I’m curious about that too. But, I don’t think the ghost writer for those Nikki Heat books is Marlowe.

          • KLS says:

            You are probably right about AWM. But ABC may keep the books coming, maybe not Nikki Heat. Another muse?

        • Beezers says:

          Those books have been written by a variety of writers. You can tell the difference in style from one book to another, at least I could. I only read the first 3. After that I got tired of the change in tone from book to book.

        • Tammy L Ortzman says:

          They can call the Next Nikki Heat book Dead Heat! Dead like the show now. Who wants to watch Fillion and his FireFly fanboys comedy hour?

    • Mary says:

      Absolutely agree! How much are ABC execs being paid to make bad decisions like this? Glad I don’t watch much TV-Castle was the only show I made a point to watch every week-looks like I’ll have more free time for walking my dog and reading stories I enjoy.

    • Ky Johnson says:

      100% agree. I might even give it a chance. But Castle is dead to me now. I couldn’t even stomach Monday’s episode.

    • mooshki says:

      Because then they’d have to give up the rest of the cast who are all awesome, and all have great chemistry with each other!

  24. Gail says:

    Maybe Layla Grant goes nuts and tries to kill Juliet for being responsible for Jeff’s death and she keeps saying his name while she is doing it.

  25. Amanda says:

    Only two people could betray Red, Mr Kaplan or Dembe. I believe Mr Kaplan masterminded Liz’s “death” to protect her from Reddington’s world.

  26. Amanda says:

    “Clayton and Claire Haas’s son is a heroine addict.” So Caleb isn’t their son, or they have another son???

  27. Ben says:

    Michael, stop trying to kill Maddie!!! The quality of the show might go up, but the quality of the music would go down significantly without her.

  28. Running late for wedding re-hersal? If he shows up, could Michael be up to something? But surely the writers of this show wouldn’t put Michael in any danger of becoming an interesting character? If something doesn’t change with Jane and Michael soon this show is going to die! Frankly, I’m almost praying for his death at this point because I just can’t take this perfect pod-person boyfriend Michael has become for much longer!

    • I agree. I gag when they are together. They are not in a real world. Killing him off might be the best thing for him and Jane. He is boring and minus any chemistry. If they marry, it is over for me. Can they make her father any sillier? The best scene he was in was when he was kidnapped.

  29. Dawn Darliing says:

    I want to know if there is any news/rumblings on Cat coming back to H5-0 next season??

  30. Alex says:

    I just don’t get it. Why ruin everything for 13 episodes ? If someone had told me Beckett would be killed … This is so disgusting.

    • Audrey says:

      It’s possible that s9 won’t be a final season (as Fillion wants it to continue years to come, YEARS! But whether it can survive thru 13 ep is another discussion)…more like a shortened season to test the water because they can always order more episodes if things are going as plan. Or, it’s because NF needs more vacation days in a year.

  31. Grace says:

    Thank you for the H50 scoop!! I hope the finale is super bromantic for Steve and Danno.

  32. Castle fans got the finger says:

    With whatever had been going on BTS in Castle, it sounds far more interesting than what they are doing with the rest of s8 and s9. It’s like a hostile takeover that has been years in the making. First kick out the show’s creator, then anyone else who is not on they’re team. Good drama, folks!

    • Susan Smith says:

      Hostile Takeover…could be.When Winter came back the whole character of the show changed.Kate Beckett’s integrity was questionable because of an illogical, badly written Story Arc.That falls Directly on the Show Runners .Many of us knew,that Kate was being written our of the show,to make way for Castle PI/GDS. She was marginalized and the loyal fans screamed.The Show Runners outright lied and led us on to keep watching. False hope kept Castle from being cancelled because people Did hope and watched.I don’t believe Stana who was the Co Star of Castle and was a HUGE draw,for fans was fired for money. New information is coming out.It actually sounds very plausible but sometimes the seed of resentment bears fruit of meanness.I hope Nathan didn’t bully Stana.I truly hope not.It probably was Personal between the two of them and didn’t effect anyone else because SO MANY people talk about how wonderful and sweet BOTH of them are.I personally won’t watch S9.

  33. A fan of TV says:

    I wish my profs made multiple choice exam questions as easy as your Nashville one!

  34. The rumors must be true about Nathan being a diva. I hear that he loathed all the attention that Stana was getting via “Castle.” She’s out because of him, I’m sure. The rest of its run is going to fail miserably. Ugh.

    • amy says:

      um you couldn’t be more wrong. Nathan is not a “diva”. He loves Stana and the whole Castle family. She’s definitely not out bc of him. This is the last thing he wanted i’m sure. Its ABC. Why are people so quick to blame actors when actors have no say. And it was clearly stated that this was ABC’s decision bc of budget cuts.

      • Marie says:

        Bahahahaha…Oh, were you being sarcastic? Nope, I don’t think you were. Bless your heart.

      • Audrey says:

        You remember that time when he threw a diva fit and not show up to work, making the everyone who went to work that day to go home without getting paid? Yea, I’m sure it wasn’t him.
        .
        Or perhaps you forgot your /sarcasm tag.

      • Mary says:

        And Santa is real!:-D Do you really believe A LEAD of a show, its half, would be cut due to budget issues? And Nathan “loves” Stana, really? Yeah, it was very obvious on the statement his PR wrotte that he does!:-D. And just to be clear, I don’t care if they get along or not, but doesn’t mean I don’t see the evidence.

      • Allie says:

        Amy, I have some beach front property in Arizona I will sell you cheap.
        .
        In all honesty, no matter how it went down, I’m grateful SK is out of that situation.

      • drhenning says:

        This whole Castle thing smells of “The Practice” that got rid of lead actors but we ended up with Alan Shore.. one of the great TV characters of the past 20 years… and of course being Shore got Spader “The Blacklist” along with multiple Emmys for his Shore role.. Could that what happens here??

    • Betisa says:

      Nathan was NOT fired. It talks well about him. He is NOT the diva here. Probably she is the diva and that’s why she was fired by ABC, why don’t you think about it?

      • Just one thing says:

        If Stana Katic is a diva, why would ABC mention that they want to maintain their relationship with her? .
        .
        They could’ve left it at the pat kudos for her work, but they made a point to keep that part in there.
        .
        Now, to be fair, they’re currently working with a diva, so maybe ABC just likes that sort of thing.

      • Mary says:

        Because if that was the case, ABC would be screaming it from the rooftops and not wiliing to take the blame? The fact they didn’t even suggest it and admited having told her she wouldn’t be asked to renew says a lot, imo.

      • paulette says:

        Betista! SERIOUSLY? I don’t care whose fan you are but here are the facts. Fillion was negotiating with ABC for months on the QT! He had a hissy fit about the Beckett character being more popular the Rick! He told the writers to get in line because he was the “star”simply couldn’t stand working with a woman as or more talented the he is! And then that publicity release written by some PR hack! Cold,unfeeling and insincere! You might want to support this type of guy,It’s your right to do so but spare me His diva tantrums are well known!

        • Betisa says:

          seriously? you know you are telling and repeating lies. I hope we know the truth one day.
          I am really tired of Stana fans, they are always attacking, they attacked the producer, the writers, members of the cast, ABC and they are always blaming Nathan for everything! this is absurd, ridiculous, too rude. The disrespectful these people are showing on social media is tremendous.

          • Susan Smith says:

            The way Stana Katic was treated is disrespectful and disgusting. She was Fillions CO-Star.Equal.Side you haven’t noticed the large number of fans who are jumping the Castle ship be cause they watch for A writer and his muse solving murders together. Castle would never have lasted past 2 Seasons without Stana Katic.

        • mooshki says:

          LOL, more talented? She’s beautiful, but she sure isn’t the best actress.

      • vbarkley39 says:

        Hello, they didn’t fire Nathan because the name of the show is Castle. Didn’t you read the article about how the network made them go to couple’s counseling, and how Stana was crying because of the tension on the set?

        Google is your friend.

        • Betisa says:

          I admit Stana is a good actrees, I can cry a lot if nobody does the things I want too LOL

          • Mary says:

            And you think that is an honorable behaviour, lol?! Even if I don´t believe those articles are saying the true, I´m sure if she really had cried surely it wouldn´t be due to “things not going her way”.

          • Susan Smith says:

            Nathan called her a CU*T.He bullied her because HE didn’t get his way and Castle and Beckett became a couple. Because she has more talent in her pinkie than he she was getting alot of attention and he had a Diva fit. If this is true it would explain alost everythIng. A wounded lEgo can make people mean btw

    • KLS says:

      Doesn’t that make him a Divo? (male version of diva, look it up :)

  35. Cynthia says:

    Oops! Nothing on greys anatomy:(
    All we need is a Calzona spoiler.. Any hopes of reconciliation ?? They are one of the strongest couple in the show. We all know that they are going to custody battle,but maybe they will figure out how to get back to each other… Hopefully!!

  36. Celina says:

    #NoStanaNoCastle #CancelCastle

  37. kirads09 says:

    RE: Blacklist “Red will experience a betrayal at the hands of someone very unexpected”. Dear God, please tell me it is not Dembe! My heart could not take that. Maybe it is Liz’s mom who he seems to genuinely think is dead – that would at least be “unexpected”.

    • arial2 says:

      Perhaps the network’s use of the word “betrayal” is exaggerated, that someone close to him (perhaps Kate/Mr. Kaplan) has lied to him “for his own good” and will reveal the truth later. I thought Samar’s reaction on the street was more for the “eye in the sky” than real because, of all of them, she’s the best trained to deal with sudden death without falling apart. Liz’s “death” would likely make whoever hired Matias let down their guard a little, allowing Red to get to them. Then they can bring Liz back, hopefully in a more realistic state of mind than “I hate Red” every time things don’t go her way. Also, takes the pressure off Megan Boone so she can enjoy her real-life maternity leave.

  38. K says:

    Very heartening news that we might actually get some more of Belle. I hope that doesn’t just mean the occasional shot of her snoozing on the cot in the pawn shop. (Which was 90% of season 4, and she wasn’t even under a curse then!)

  39. JimN says:

    Considering we’ll probably only see a minimum of Beckett and maximum of Castle, why bother.

  40. Mary says:

    I won’t even take a look at an eventual Castle s9, so I don’t care if has a time jump or not. I’ll forever see s7 finale as “series finale” and pretenf s8 was just an awful and long nightmare!:-P

  41. Glenda Shearman says:

    Just end Castle now! Not interested in watching Beckett’s demise or Castle’s PI arc or his union with Hayley. Nothing against Toks, but with Stana and Tamala gone, so am I. I would rather live in the world of fan fiction where all characters are in tact, living and loving and fighting crime together. No Stana No Castle. End of story.

  42. Just end Castle now! I’d rather read and write fan fiction in a world where all characters are living and loving and solving crimes together instead of watch the farce of Castle/Alexis/Hayley union. No Stana, No Castle. End of story No disrespect intended

  43. ndixit says:

    Words cannot describe how angry I am at ABC. They clearly have zero respect for Castle fans. They are no way they are clueless enough to not foresee the fan reaction. They just really don’t give a damn. They probably make syndication money out of Castle just for every ep airing. So they are willing to string it along until it’s a stinking carcass. I am not even a fan of Beckett and even I am furious.

    • KLS says:

      Yes, I am surprised on how many fans on both sides of the divide (Nathan vs Stana) have come out against this move by ABC.

      • ndixit says:

        It’s because whether you hate one actor or another, one character or another, the fundamental fact is that the bedrock of the show has been both actors and both characters. As someone who doesn’t like Beckett, I would obviously prefer there would be well written stories focused on Castle, but I would never wish for Beckett to be removed from the show.

        • Susan Smith says:

          I definitely love Stana. I used to love Fillion too untill the last couple of years.I have never seen Firefly and had seen a show or two with Stana.This is a debacle. I honestly am having a hard time watching Castle reruns on TNT

  44. Ted says:

    Really hoping for a fifth season of NASHVILLE.

    And I think Zoom’s kidnapping of Caitlin is going to be the first steps towards her becoming a variation of Killer Frost, either heroic with the team or villainous, betraying them.

  45. Lame says:

    As the love of RC’s life, there is only one way this can end. It is also the reason that Lanie had to be terminated, she would have been a constant reminder of the past.

  46. nellibly says:

    I missed Castle most of this season. I don’t think there is any place left for the Castle/Beckett story line to go. I don’t know where that leaves the series if it’s renewed, but it could open up interesting possibilities.

  47. Glad to hear that we have not seen the last of Belle this season… Though could that possibly mean that we might just see her sleeping form? I’d really like to see her awake by the end of the season…

    As for Castle… Possible death? Time jump? I don’t know how I feel about this. I kind of wish the show was ending this season. Eight seasons is more than a respectable run for that show…

  48. Jason says:

    On Orphan Black, it would sure be nice if Delphine were alive. After this season of carnage, it would certainly provide a soothing balm.
    For Blacklist, I think the betrayal in question is Mister Kaplan. I think she faked Liz’s death and didn’t tell Red in order to sell the ruse.

  49. Anna says:

    None of the TV programs are really for the customers – they just choose what they want to present – and we are stuck with their bad taste. Consider who is usually home to watch TV — and wonder when they will provide something for them to watch!

  50. Dee Ann korth says:

    Thanks for the scoop on Hawaii five o. This is going to be the best season finale of all I think. Just love Danny and Steve !