Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Castle, NCIS, Hostages, The Mentalist, Revolution and More

Once Upon a Time Emma Neal SpoilersWho’s due for a Once Upon a Time face-off? Will Castle and Beckett hit a baby bump? Will a tattoo trip up The Mentalist? Who’s coming back to NCIS?  Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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I missed seeing Tinker Bell last week on Once Upon a Time. Any scoop on what’s in store for her? –Stef
Maybe, just maybe, the plucky pixie will get her wings back before all is said and done…? At the very least, I’m hearing we will see her confront the Blue Fairy about their past “differences.”

Can Once Upon a Time fans hope for something good for Swan&Thief in one of the next episodes? –Viviane
In the very next episode, airing this Sunday, you’ll get a surprising development on the Emma/Neal front. Whether it’s a “good” development… well, you’ll have to wait and see.

Once Upon a Time‘s Emilie de Ravin recently tweeted about filming with James Immekus and Matt Kane (Switched at Birth). They wouldn’t happen to be playing Michael and John Darling, would they? –Tara
Emilie de Ravin did indeed film scenes with James Immekus and Matt Kane, but mum’s the word on their roles. One of them is British, though. Hmm.

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On Castle, will we see how Beckett reacts to the press when they find out about the engagement? –Emma
Yep – and that’s where this casting scoop comes in. In the first episode after the winter break (airing sometime in January), “We’re certainly playing with Beckett being a private person and not really wanting to deal with the engagement announcement [to the media],” show boss Andrew W. Marlowe previews. “But a case comes up with somebody who’s very much in the public eye that gets Beckett to the point where she realizes she’s a private person but she’s in a relationship with somebody who’s a public person – so how does that affect them?”

[Castle creator Andrew] Marlowe mentioned there were some Caskett moments he wanted to get to last season but didn’t. Will we see any of those this year? – Stephanie
The pre-hiatus episode “The Good, the Bad and the Baby” will indeed check one item off Marlowe’s to-do list. “The “really fun” hour, as he describes it, finds Rick and Kate minding an infant mysteriously deposited by a stranger in a church, at Christmastime. “If I’m the fan and I’ve been watching this show, I know a lot about Rick and Kate, but I don’t really know how they feel about more kids,” Marlowe notes. “Does Castle want more? And for Beckett, somebody who has been pursuing her career and her job so doggedly, I’m sure it’s crossed her mind theoretically — ‘Oh, sure. I’ll have kids someday’ — but someday’s coming up.” After all, I myself mused, has Beckett ever had occasion to handle a baby? “We will answer that question,” Marlowe assures, “in a fun, funny, satisfying and charming way.”

Please, please tell me you have inside scoop on anything NCIS-related, especially regarding McGee or Tony? –Marla
One could argue this scooplet pertains to McGee — seeing as he spooned with her the last time around. Melinda McGraw is due back for another encore as Diane Sterling AKA ex-Mrs. Gibbs AKA ex-Mrs. Fornell.

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I was told to email here if I wanted scoop on The Mentalist, so here I am. –Olivia
Indeed, you are. “Armed” (heh) with the new tattoo clue, Jane sets out this Sunday to round up all five remaining suspects, only to find that one of them has gone missing. Long story short, the aforementioned ink leads to a rather surprising reveal, and that shotgun Jane is waving around in the promo does go off.

Do you know who made Van Pelt’s wedding dress on The Mentalist? It is very pretty. –Mitch
Vera Wang. And yes, it was.

Could you please give me inside scoop on the new show Hostages? –Pam
Another doozy of an episode is coming up on Monday. Ellen and Brian, never deterred from fighting the good fight, formulate a plan to eliminate Duncan, for good, building to quite the cliffhanger. Elsewhere, the First Lady makes Mellie Grant seem downright genteel; Warehouse 13’s Joanne Kelly debuts as FLOTUS’ sister; and Ellen has an encounter with someone that in quick succession will make yo go :-O and then {:-O

Now that it’s a little further into the season, any word on when Kono will return to the team on Hawaii Five-0? Thanks in advance! –Sarah
Showrunner Peter M. Lenkov guesstimated “midseason” back during our pre-season preview, and as it turns out, he tells no lies. Maybe it’ll be a nice “gift” as we enter the new year?

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Is Shay still pregnant on Chicago Fire? –Helen
Um, did you miss a buncha episodes…? Unfortunately for Shay, she never actually got pregnant at the end of Season 1. What’s more, Renee then came in and threw her and Severide’s baby plans for a loop with a kiddie of her own.

Will Revolution’s Neville and Jason ever join up with the other group? –Dan
When I ran that Q by Elizabeth Mitchell, she didn’t indicate it would happen anytime soon. “Neville is on his own adventure right now, and its about to get really hot, which I really like,” she shared. Besides, with him fighting the Patriots on a different front, “For all intents and purposes, he’s our best hope right now.”

What has happened to the six un-aired episodes from Unforgettable Season 2? When will they air? –Douglas
Officially, CBS has set no timetable for the rest of Season 2. But I predict, exclusively, that the episodes will be used as scheduling “spackle” for when, say, Person of Interest or a Friday drama need a breather.

Not that I watch the show, but why are they calling Mike & Molly “The New Mike & Molly“? Recasts, maybe? –Brandy
Recasts? You’re funny. (Not that you watch the show, wink-wink, nudge-nudge.) No, it’s the same cast, but one could argue that events of the season premiere steer the sitcom in a new direction – and it’s a sort of hard left turn, in my opinion. (Not that I watch the show.) And for those emailing about the babymaking storyline from Season 2, yes, that thread is touched upon in the premiere.

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