Is Castle prepared for (gulp) complications? Has Orphan Black‘s bad girl truly lost the clone war? Has a Grey’s Anatomy doc’s incendiary affair flamed out? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
I take any scoop you have for Castle. — M.F.
I give scoop for Castle! In speaking with TVLine about the season-ending proposal, Nathan Fillion said that while he has no idea what’s ahead (and truly, conspiracy theorists, it seems he doesn’t), he “absolutely” is looking forward to what Andrew W. Marlowe has teased is a “complicated” Season 6. “That’s one of the things that Andrew has done very well, in that it’s very realistic that two people who really ought to be together maybe don’t see it. Or the timing isn’t right,” the actor said. “These are things that happen in real life. That life gets complicated. That it can never be easy. This is something, I think, that we can all relate to. It’s a truth in that everyone is comfortable with.”
Is Orphan Black‘s Helena really dead? –Jack
OK, first of all: Spoiler! (I’m only on Episode 7.) Secondly, though series lead Tatiana Maslany at first hedged when we brought that burning Q to her, ultimately she opined, “Yeah, I think she is [dead].” And while the actress noted that “in Orphan Black style, it could all change,” for now she’s in mourning. “I will miss her entirely…. There’s this emotion in her, this depth of love, that she can’t show because she has been conditioned to be aggressive and to kill. For me, finding the humanity in a character like that is really exciting.” (Helena gave me the creeps; I’m all about Allison.)
Please give me some Pretty Little Liars scoopage on when we will find out the identity of the body found in the woods! And please say it isn’t Jason!!! –Amanda
Oh, you’re going to have to sit tight at while longer on that reveal. And: Jason?! I can confirm it is definitely not Jason.
Do you have anything — and I mean anything — on the Pretty Little Liars spin-off? –Gina
Here’s a curious comment from exec producer I. Marlene King. Explaining the one confirmed cast member crossover, she says, “It was always thought [behind the scenes] that Caleb (played by Tyler Blackburn) would move over to Ravenswood. And when our audience gets to know what Ravenswood is, they’ll understand why it was the right choice for him to take us into that world.” (Me: Ravenswood’s a gym?)
I really want Hilarie Burton to come back to Grey’s Anatomy. I find her character a lot more interesting than all the interns combined. Is there any chance she will come back ? –Cris
If you know me at all (raise your hand if you remember the time Hil tried to slow dance with me on the Tree Hill set?), you know it pains me to report that, after snooping around some, I’m seeing no signs (yet) that lustful Dr. Lauren will be back.
When Suits returns, is there going to be a huge fallout with Harvey and Jessica? –David
Oh my lord, the way those two go at each other in the season premiere is ferocious and relentless. Suffice to say, the chip on Harvey’s broad shoulders is bigger than ever, and he sees right through most every ploy/bit of underhandedness by Jessica to “smooth things over” — and ends the July 16 premiere by revealing his most audacious move yet. But dare I say, the rift between Harvey and padawan Mike is just as formidable — and might only be mended if the latter succeeds in his plan to literally construct a “time machine.”
I am counting down the days until Suits comes back, I’m so excited about it. Any scoop on what’s in store for Donna this season? Remember, it is Donna, and “she knows everything”! –Jared
Indeed, Donna does — especially when she lays her peepers on Mike after his first (and apparently prolonged) ravaging of Rachel. Alas, that all-knowing quality of hers could stand in the way of Mike getting back in Harvey’s good graces.
Is the final season of Burn Notice being split up or airing all at once? – Drew
Save for a pre-emption on July 4, all 13 episodes will air this summer, with the series finale set for Sept. 12.
I was very happy with the new element of Amanda Callaway on White Collar this year, and was wondering if she would be returning? –Erin
If Emily Procter returns — and that’s a huge if — it won’t be anytime soon, and certainly not in the first slew of Season 5 episodes.
Have you heard anything new on the Scream TV series? –Salva
There are no major updates to report, but an MTV rep assures me the pilot is still in the pipeline.
I’m happy to see Longmire back on A&E. Any hints on what’s on the horizon for Walt & Co.? –Jen
I’m a week behind on the series, so forgive me if any of these teasers have reached their expiration date: “Vic’s past starts to catch up with her…. Lizzie returns with a surprise for Walt…. Secrets will be revealed about what happened with Walt and Henry in Denver…. And the election results will soon be in!”
Does NCIS plan on continuing the storyline regarding McGee’s father having Stage 4 cancer? –Jeannie
Show boss Gary Glasberg was “really pleased” with that March episode, “Squall,” and how it built to “an understanding — and a resolution — between the two characters.” That said, and though it’s too soon to tease Season 11, he says the storyline “is certainly something that we’ve left open and that we’d like to revisit, not only dealing with the admiral’s health issues, but in terms of what their relationship is moving forward.”
What happened to the new NCIS spinoff? Are they going to do it, or did it die and nothing has been said? –Lori
NCIS: Red be dead. Granted, we never reported that outright during the madness of Upfronts, but it’d take an epic poem to detail every pilot that did not make the cut. Sometimes you need to just read between the lines.
Please how do I get the complete series of Season 2 Arrow? –Smith
How many episodes is Gloria Reuben in for this season of Falling Skies? Loving this season so far! — @mspenn1013 via Twitter
I’ve watched through the June 30 episode, and she is very much still around. In fact, you could say her role as “President” Tom’s No. 1 there in Charleston is soon to become even more critical.
I just finished watching the season premiere of Necessary Roughness, and I’m really not happy with all of the changes. I really enjoyed the show the way it was. Was this a USA Network mandate to get their renewal? –Lynda
I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was a “mandate,” but if NR has suffered from anything its first few seasons, it’s been a lack of heat, a dearth of buzz. It was likely believed that they needed a “name” to put more fannies in the seats, and John Stamos is an inarguably familiar (and not unattractive) face.
In Once Upon a Time’s flashbacks, Rumple has a rotted, monstrous appearance. Shouldn’t he have that same appearance now, since Storybrooke has magic? –Michael
This is an oldie but goodie – your question fell behind the couch, sorry — but the answer has been burning a hole in my pocket, so here goes. “There’s a difference between the memories being restored and the physicality. It’s why Billy the Mechanic didn’t turn back into a mouse,” series cocreator Adam Horowitz explained to me. “The characters need to exist within the framework of the realm they’re within.” Besides, on a more practical level, “Rumple made a deal with Regina that he wanted to be here and have a good life and be taken care of,” Eddy Kitsis notes. “That means not walking around Main Street with gold reptilian scales.”
I’ve been wondering if we’ll ever actually see Philip Stroh on Major Crimes? –Estee
This is a very good question. And when I reached out to TNT about this myself, I thought, “Surely, Billy Burke can come back for a trial scene or two.” But then it hit me: If they’re going to show us even a second of the Stroh trial, it’d be glaringly conspicuous(/disappointing) if Brenda herself didn’t pop up, and that simply isn’t going to happen. In other words: I won’t be surprised if they write around Stroh’s “reappearance.” P.S. This coming Monday’s episode is a goodie, especially if you’ve warmed up to Rusty and/or are a fan of Ben Feldman (Mad Men‘s Ginsberg).
If there’s a summer or fall show you’d like the Inside Line on, email InsideLine@tvline.com! (With reporting by Meg Masters, Vlada Gelman and Scott Huver)