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Was Arrow Sex (Almost) Too Hot? Is NCIS Hero a Five-0 Killer? Did black-ish Spinoff Flunk? 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 Once Upon a Time, Scorpion, Lucifer and Arrow!

Castle Once Upon a Time1 | Based on the CGI sunset backdrop, is Once Upon a Time‘s big wedding happening in the same place as Castle‘s? On a different note, why would the Blue Fairy never tell Rumple about his original destiny as a Savior?

2 | American Crime fans, when all was said and done, were you surprised by how relatively minor Sandra Oh’s role was?

3 | How can Veep‘s Selina still afford to pay Gary to be her ’round-the-clock assistant, even though she’s unemployed and has to beg her daughter for money?

4 | Any Leftovers viewers find themselves Googling Scott Glenn’s age while watching the merciless, punishing, Kevin Sr.-centric episode? (He’s 76, BTW.)

5 | Who’s more overexposed: new Live With Kelly co-host Ryan Seacrest or host of everything else Chris Hardwick?

Gotham6 | Date-free headstones: Gotham‘s most overt evasion of hinting at its timeframe?

7 | Is one of Scorpion‘s hidden treasures how funny recurring player Kevin Weisman has been? (It’s like Marshall Finkman with zero filter.) Also, can sage Ralph pay a visit to every TV show to set thick-headed grown-ups straight?

8 | At this point, wouldn’t it be easier to list the people who don’t know Supergirl’s secret identity rather than those who do? Speaking of the Girl of Steel…

Lucifer9 | Does this twice-featured billboard for a TV series called Supergirl mean that Lucifer can never be a part of a inter-network #DCTV event?

10 | If NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 share a universe, does that mean Mounted Police Sergeant May Dawson and serial killer Dr. Madison Gray (both played by Elisabeth Röhm) are separated at birth?

11 | Was iZombie‘s dominatrix brain among Liv’s Top 5 Noggins? (Real Housewife and vigilante are also in there, yes?) And wasn’t it fun to finally see what Liv looks like when she’s having a vision?

12 | Why have the Prison Breakers made zero attempt to blend in with the locals?

13 | Who on Team Flash approved Wally’s most inopportune vacation time?

14 | When Arrow‘s Oliver forcefully turned Felicity around at the onset of their steamy bunker hookup, did you temporarily forget which channel the show is on? And if there’s anyone you believe could hold onto two dangling people with just one hand, isn’t it Dig with his mighty biceps?

15 | Was it jarring how quickly Empire‘s Cookie went from outright despising Lucious to pining away for him like a lovesick puppy?

16 | Based on black-ish‘s surprisingly laugh-challenged backdoor pilot, are we in agreement that ABC should opt against ordering the college-set spinoff to series?

17 | On Criminal Minds, if Cassie’s corpse was so obviously pungent, wouldn’t a neighbor have noticed/reported the smell?

18 | Designated Survivor‘s Hannah didn’t sense any motion of the ocean, and no tell-tale smells or sounds when the cargo container door would open? And was the show’s narrative advanced any one bit by Jason’s ill-fated eavesdropping mission?

Superstore Desperate Housewives19 | As the Superstore gang stared at the gaping hole in the ceiling, following Thursday’s tornado, did anyone else get Desperate Housewives flashbacks? And while we know Brett is M.I.A., are we also to think that semi-racist Myrtle (who wasn’t seen in the aftermath) also might have died?

20 | As Grey’s Anatomy fan CYCWorker pointed out, how can this be the first time that Arizona and Eliza had sex, when Nathan had already seen them arriving for work together? And the show couldn’t even let DeLuca get out his “I love you” before Jo shut him down, rendering that long subplot pointless? (Cold.) Also, a billion seasons in, we still wonder: How tall is Grey Sloan Memorial that couples can have two-minute heart-to-hearts on an uninterrupted elevator ride?

21 | How much did you cheer when Supernatural‘s Mary kneed Mr. Ketch in the groin?

22 | How hilarious was it when Riverdale‘s Kevin told Joaquin he wasn’t talking to him as his boyfriend but “as the sheriff’s son,” as if that’s some kind of deputized position? And should we worry that Joaquin was boarding a bus to San Junipero?

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104 Comments
  1. Csb says:

    I actually didn’t like Liv’s dominatrix brain this week. I don’t like it when the brains are too over the top, and she loses her own personality completely. I also hate that they hardly ever show any other zombies being affected by the brains they eat, other than the occasional reference.

    • Butch says:

      They did a couple of good shows with Major being affected by the brains he ate this season before he switched to the brain paste.

      • canadian ninja says:

        Also I’m pretty sure when Liv was dating the musician he was bailing on her whenever things got physical and it turned out he was on a gay guy’s brain.

        But yeah, sometimes the brain ‘type’ seems to take over too much or it’s too over the top (major as teenage girl for example). Glad they came up with the brain paste solution.

    • Most of the other Zombies I think take the mix of brains those in the Security Squad take. Remember when they told Major with a mix of the brains you don’t get the personality shifts.

  2. Chuck says:

    As the other Scorpion characters will tell you, Ralph really is the smartest person in the garage.

  3. Luis Roman says:

    Ralph needs to be on every TV show to slap some sense into people

  4. richard says:

    11. Yes, but the best brain influence so far was Major on teenage girl brain.
    16. I fast-forwarded through most of this week’s episode of “black-ish”. I doubt I would watch the spin-off series unless there was a major rewrite and recasting.

  5. J. James says:

    That love scene on Arrow was HOT!!! Makes me wonder how much more intense it would’ve been if Amell and Rickards were on HBO.

    • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

      Hopefully it wouldn’t just be Amell’s nipples shown.

    • Fabrizia says:

      Please remember that the Olicity hookup happened because Felicity is available since Oliver himself killed her boyfriend! That’s how you get the girl!

      • jj says:

        the Olicity hookup occurred before Billy’s death. It was part of the flashbacks to 11 months ago.

        • Fabrizia says:

          Even better, now they can finally be together, and Oliver will never pay for the murder.

          • Dude he’s been cleared of the Murder. Even the police know that he was set up by Prometeus/Chase to kill Billy. And if Vigilantes in comics got sent to jail when thy committed murder even by accident. There probably wouldn’t be any superheroes then.

    • Charley says:

      The mental image produced by your comment nearly caused my spontaneous combustion! Whew!

  6. J. James says:

    David Ramsey is fitness goals

  7. Gregory Begonius says:

    Whaaat is with Medusa and Crystal’s hair, though? Marvels been doing so good up until now…

  8. T.W.S.S. says:

    6. I love Gotham’s ambiguous time setting, so those dateless headstones made me smile.

  9. Nancy says:

    Trump’s wig is the worst wig ever.

  10. Ana says:

    #1 – Just like everything else CGI related on OUAT, that backdrop is just horrible. Talk about the least fairytale wedding location of all time, couldn’t they have magic’d up a nice castle…

  11. Mikaela says:

    Chicago Fire Question: Is Kelly Severide the show’s whipping boy? Can he not be happy for more than an episode?

  12. TvLover says:

    1. Yes! I was thinking the same thing. So does this mean that the Once Upon a Time wedding is in “The Hamptons” too?
    Hopefully OUaT is better about it than Castle was though.
    It’s a musical episodes and I feel like on tv those are usually hit or miss but I’m interested in watching it.

    6. Yes

    16. Only saving grace about the black~ish spinoff were Chris Parnell and Matt Walsh. Though Yara Shahidi is a pretty young woman, I’m not so sure that she’s funny enough for her own show, only time will tell if ABC keeps it around.

  13. Dr.Bombay says:

    18. It seemed he transmitted his surveillance so there sg
    Houkd be some payoff. And did ABC merely CGI Hannah into the almost identical cargo ship scene from Alias?

  14. A fan of TV says:

    Tbh, when I saw Live hired Seacrest, I knew they were desperately struggling. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t have needed someone so overexposed and individually famous. I was definitely hoping they’d go with someone less established, and didn’t even realize he was under such strong consideration.

  15. rainey13 says:

    Uggghhh… Seacrest is so TOTALLY over-exposed, it’s ridiculous. I won’t be watching Kelly, even on days off.

  16. Julyan says:

    Re 10: the Elizabeth Rohm situation is hardly unique in the JAG/NCIS/H50 universe – the biggest is Terry O’Quinn: Boone on 10 episodes of JAG; a one-off on NCIS; the 14 episodes of Joe White on H50 (a character with connections to Kensi Blye on NCIS LA. And then Zoe McLellan: 63 episodes as Coates on JAG then 50 episodes as Brody on NCIS NOLA and NCIS. there are may more including Catherine Bell, Mary Page Keller, StevenCulp and Tamlyn Tomita, most with more appearances than Elizabeth Rohm.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      The difference here being that Rohm’s H50/NCIS characters debuted in the same TV season, airing just months apart. –Mgmt./Author of No. 10

    • claudiagail says:

      I think it has more to do with the connection being between NCIS LA and H50. While technically in the same universe, I would wager that the folks in charge at the mothership would not acknowledge the H50 connection.

  17. John Tufnell says:

    3. Former Presidents get money from the government to pay staff salaries. A former President is budgeted $150,000 per year for staff salary in the first 30 months after leaving office and $96,000 per year thereafter for life.

    • Liz says:

      I’m speechless. That is unbelievable.

      • Toto says:

        OK. How about the fact that Senators and Congressmen get a pension for life even if they only serve one term?

        • cycworker says:

          I wish it were 2 terms, but I do understand it to a point. It can actually be quite difficult to reestablish oneself professionally after a term or two in political office .

      • DJ Doena says:

        But not unsual for heads of states even in democratic countries. In Germany the President (which is mostly a ceremonial position like the Queen of England – in Germany the true power of government lies with the Chancellor) gets a €200,000 pension each year after s/he held office.

    • Katrinka says:

      Gary would joyously volunteer to hover over Selina 24/7.

  18. kmw says:

    Um ok about #1 WHY would OUAT use that horrid screen from Castle? It was awful then and wont be any better now. And as for wigs I know there are plenty of bad ones but Brennan’s from Bones season eight opener was horrid

  19. maltru says:

    11. We’ve seen Liv’s vision face before- last season in the episode Method Head, when she, Ravi and Major are in the field by the water tower looking for the tainted Utopium. It was actually the first time she had a vision to which we, the audience, weren’t privy.

    *Exhales sharply, coming out my own vision* God, imagine what I could do with the brain space I waste on TV trivia.

  20. I am trying to have faith that there is no way Jeph Loeb will allow that Medusa wig to continue without a replacement and/or color correction in post. I think they released this pic too early and are getting burned for it now.

  21. #14: I met David Ramsey at a comic con last year. You think those arms are huge on TV? They’re twice as big in person.

    • Charley says:

      He is just gorgeous….we just don’t get to see enough of him this season! (both literally and figuratively! ha!!!)

  22. Liz says:

    14. There’s no such thing as too hot with Olicity! They were on fire in this episode. Their chemistry is incredible. But I agree, there was a moment when I thought it was going into HBO territory, lmao! Also, Diggle’s arms FTW! Loved that OTA scene so much. They saved each other!

  23. Jason says:

    11) Liv’s Dominatrix brain might be the funniest thing they’ve ever done. (And I kind of found myself wishing I was that sketch artist guy.)
    14) Given that these shows are often a little vanilla in the sex department, I’m all for Arrow turning up the heat. And since Flash and Supergirl are unlikely to give us anything of that sort, it seems more fitting for Arrow’s tone.
    16) Back door pilots are often somewhat clunky episodes. There’s potential there if they find the right balance. And today’s college scene is certainly ripe for a humorous critique. Or they could just keep that element a part of the mothership. The Middle is a prime example of how well those two threads could be woven together, if done with care.
    23) I’m giving Medusa’s wig the benefit of the doubt for now. Given the bizarre nature of her hair, I wouldn’t expect it to be particularly normal. There’s going to have to be a CG element to it as well, when it starts floating around and hurling bad guys across the room. Honestly, I’m not sure how they’ll pull it off for television. Couple that with Lockjaw, (a giant, teleporting Bulldog with something resembling a tuning fork sticking out of his head), and it’s no wonder it’s only eight episodes.

  24. MB says:

    13. I’m going to assume that Wally got the idea to randomly disappear for a critical episode from Thea.

  25. april-ann says:

    That black-ish college episode was really awful. Worse than The Office’s The Farm episode.

  26. knd24 says:

    The Blackish back door pilot was almost painful. Very surprising. Definitely leave that alone.

    • Jimmy says:

      It could’ve been better and I assume they’ll put some effort into it if it is picked up. Haven’t kept up but it may have already been picked up. Anybody know?

  27. Max says:

    #16 – Yes, the Blackish spin-off was surprisingly bad. It also reminded me too much of when Cosby’s daughter went off to college – A Different World, and then daughter Huxtable became a supporting player in her own show. Same could happen here.

  28. Lucy says:

    #14: I’m sorry but a nice grab and a couple of “ok” kisses does not a sex scene make. Not that big of a deal in my opinion.

  29. Clarissa says:

    Is NCIS:LA done with its Grumpy Old Men storyline? (Please say yes.)

    And on the subject of iZombie, how similar is Liv’s brain-vision look to Chuck’s Intersect flash look?

  30. 9) Well with the whole multiverse etc, they could easily use the idea that on this “Earth” Supergirl is a TV show. Loop supernatural in and it would be great to see Tom Ellis and Mark Pellegrino going at it. With Mark going “I was being sarcastic when I said I was going to move to LA to solve crimes, but you actually went and did it?!?!”

  31. lol the Olicity sex scene was tame as hell. You didnt really see anything. Have you seen the sex scenes on Jessica Jones or Buffy Season 6 ?! Compared to that Olicity was not even fluffy lol

  32. Shannon says:

    #1: What I really don’t get is why when Tiger Lily told Hook in Neverland that she was trying to help the Savior get that wand, and he mentioned Emma (not sure he ever actually used her name, but he must have referred to her as “she” at some point”), Tiger Lily didn’t tell Hook that the Savior the Black Fairy was destined to kill was her own son.

  33. Tom says:

    3 | How can Veep‘s Selina still afford to pay Gary to be her ’round-the-clock assistant, even though she’s unemployed and has to beg her daughter for money?
    ~
    Due to reasons/stuff, I haven’t seen the most recent episode, but do we know, is he actually getting paid? Could he not just be doing it because it’s what he does?
    ~
    5 | Who’s more overexposed: new Live With Kelly co-host Ryan Seacrest or host of everything else Chris Hardwick?
    ~
    Even if it is Hardwick, he’s cool. Seacrest, not so much
    ~
    7 | Is one of Scorpion‘s hidden treasures how funny recurring player Kevin Weisman has been? (It’s like Marshall Finkman with zero filter.) Also, can sage Ralph pay a visit to every TV show to set thick-headed grown-ups straight?
    ~
    Short answer to the first question: Yes
    ~
    9 | Does this twice-featured billboard for a TV series called Supergirl mean that Lucifer can never be a part of a inter-network #DCTV event?
    ~
    Isn’t the DC universe, outside of TV at least, kind of all over the place anyway?
    ~
    10 | If NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 share a universe, does that mean Mounted Police Sergeant May Dawson and serial killer Dr. Madison Gray (both played by Elisabeth Röhm) are separated at birth?
    ~
    Sometimes things like that get complicated
    ~
    16 | Based on black-ish‘s surprisingly laugh-challenged backdoor pilot, are we in agreement that ABC should opt against ordering the college-set spinoff to series?
    ~
    Again, reasons/stuff, but were people actually expecting it to work?
    ~
    19 | As the Superstore gang stared at the gaping hole in the ceiling, following Thursday’s tornado, did anyone else get Desperate Housewives flashbacks? And while we know Brett is M.I.A., are we also to think that semi-racist Myrtle (who wasn’t seen in the aftermath) also might have died?
    ~
    Are we sure Brett is capable of dying? As for Myrtle, just because we don’t see her, doesn’t mean she isn’t there someplace.

  34. Ally says:

    I had a question on TBBT, They showed an empty apartment in Penny’s etc building twice couldn’t Raj have rented that? and is it that he got fired so doesn’t get a monthly salary to afford an apartment?

    • c-mo says:

      Raj has too much debt to be able to afford a place of his own…he is no longer being supported by his dad, in order to be more attractive to women.

  35. Tomm Huntre says:

    16. It has possibilities. BUT the oldest son is so much funnier, he’s the one they should build the spinoff around.

    • Gina says:

      Yes definitely, Junior’s show would be hilarious. He has perfect comic timing. I also thought Rainbow’s family were very funny.

    • Jamie says:

      Truth. I like Zoe, but she’s really not a funny character – she’s a bit more straight (wo)man. If they were to center a spin-off around one of the kids, it would need to be Junior or Diane. They are riots all on their own.

  36. c-mo says:

    5. Chris Hardwick but since he’s funny, personable and interesting it doesn’t seem like overexposure. Seacrest, on the other hand is just plain annoying so regardless of how much or little he’s on TV, it is overexposure.
    16. It could have been worse, Zoe’s imaginary friend could have returned to save her from the trauma of possibly not having a place to live when school begins…

    • Jimmy says:

      Agreed. I don’t dislike Seacrest but he’s a little too high and mighty. Hardwick is funny and humble.

  37. Staci says:

    Gary would work for Selina for free. Just saying.

  38. Likes Mommy Winchester Around says:

    21. Best Kneed in a long time. Awesome, Mary. (Can we keep her around for a while…. like next season, too?) All along it feels like she’s destined to die this season, heroically of course. Can’t you writers think of a way to keep her around for a while …. like this season …. not on every episode, but popping in and out of the boys’ lives (with a better relationship with them, tho)?

    • ninergrl6 says:

      YES to this. Mary adds so much dimension to the show, both emotionally and in the ass-kicking-woman sense. She needs to stick around.

  39. skrable2a says:

    7. Ray is funny in small doses and Ralph is always a treat, but my Scorpion question is episode specific. Couldn’t they have written the moment where Cabe is asked to escort Happy to the “altar” to make even a brief mention of her sadness that her witness-protection dad couldn’t be there?

  40. Katie says:

    LOL! Arrow is so desperate to get ratings. Didn’t they get the memo Olicity is what made their ratings go to hell. And this is coming from someone who actually used to like them,

    • Lizzie says:

      lol what. That doesn’t even make sense.

    • Lex says:

      I don’t understand this. You’re acknowledging that (1) Arrow is desperate to get ratings, hence the Olicity reunion, while also saying (2) that Olicity caused the terrible ratings, which makes their desperation to get ratings by getting Olicity together again to be a false premise. And I don’t think it was Olicity that caused any change in the ratings, it was the breakup that no one liked.

  41. Jimmy says:

    The arrow scene was pretty sexy. Felicity hanging on the bar with her midriff showing. Woohoo!!!

  42. Toto says:

    Ryan isn’t remotely overexposed as long as Steve Harvey ix on 24/7. Does he own Game Show Network?

  43. robin says:

    I loved Ralph on scorpion!! Genius with no filter was hitting them back as fast as Walter. About time someone else put him in his place.

  44. lrdslvrhnd says:

    9) I was rather surprised by that huge billboard for another network. I’m betting Lucifer was never gonna cross over into the Berlanti-verse anyway… but if he does, who’s to say that he’s not on Earth-281 where Supergirl just happens to be a TV show?
    .
    10) That really bugged me. I don’t mind when fairly minor roles (Witness #2, Target #1, etc.) show up, but Madison Grey was a large role over several eps with a plot around her… and May Dawson was a rather episode-specific large role (that totally looked like a planted pilot, and I’d totally watch National Park Service: Park Police)… and that just bugged me.
    .
    14) …Was I the only one who couldn’t fathom the design of the ladders in that ventilator shaft? You have some that slide up and down (and completely release), you have others that lead nowhere, none that actually appear to get you from one level to another…

  45. Jane says:

    The Mr. Gold wig that made a comeback a few weeks ago during the Storybrooke flashback on OUAT is pretty bad. I really hoped we’d seen the last of that when they wrote Rumple’s haircut in, but sadly nope.

  46. Jason says:

    As someone who has worked in a hospital, you’d be surprised how slow they can move.

  47. Lex says:

    Y’know, Oliver’s flashback wig and I have been together through some hard times. And it was always there, trying so hard not to be a mullet but going on MacGuyver levels of actually being a mullet. Good times.

  48. Heather says:

    The actress who plays Nicole on The Bold and The Beautiful. Just awful.

  49. Gonzosgirrl says:

    21. Mary didn’t knee Ketch in the crotch, she *punched* him. With brass knuckles.

  50. jenn says:

    THE ELIZABETH KEEN WIG!

    also, the black-ish college spin-off portrayed college life more unrealistic than saved by the bell: the college years. that’s some feat.