Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Vampire Diaries, POI, Once, Arrow, The Mentalist, Big Bang and More

Vampire Diaries Stefan Caroline SpoilersWill a Vampire Diaries crush be acted upon? Which baddie is back for the S.H.I.E.L.D. finale? Will Arrow find himself in a father’s daze? Is “light and hope” ahead for Once Upon a Time‘s Rumbelle? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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Any Stefan and Caroline scoop from The Vampire Diaries? – Mima
Mayyyybe…? Put on your tinfoil hat and decode this teaser from EP Caroline Dries: “Caroline’s got a little crush/feeling for someone that’s going to creep up to the surface and cause a potential rift between her and one of her friends. So she’s like, ‘I’m going to push that down.'” But moving into Season 6, Dries teases, “We’re going to see [Caroline] set her sights on [said crush] and try to make a move.”

Do you have anything juicy on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s season finale? –Andy
That absolutely depends on how you define “juicy.” Bill Paxton told us that in addition to getting insight into Garrett’s “weird, fatherly relationship” with Ward, he will “of course” resurface in the May 13 season finale.

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Is there more to Arrow’s “Oliver has a child” reveal, or is it something that will be addressed in Season 3? –Sam
As of now, the name of the baby momma glimpsed this week is not being specified (lest everyone crash the Connor Hawke Wiki page), but that thread will be picked up. Eventually. “That is something that will be paid off in Season 3,” EP Andrew Kreisberg told reporters at a recent screening.

Can we expect any more development between Once Upon a Time’s Hook and Emma? Or Regina and Robin Hood? –Charlee
On the Hook/Emma front — specifically, the matter of his damning next kiss — series cocreator Eddy Kitsis points out, “Right now, Emma doesn’t seem so interested in kissing him. So we’ll have to see if that changes.” As for the simmering “OutlawQueen,” he says, “You will see that the only thing standing in their way is Regina’s sister [Zelena], who will test whether or not she has really changed.” Reflecting on Regina’s long road to romance, Kitsis says, “It’s taken 60-some episodes to get to this moment of Regina opening her heart, so we’re gratified the audience came with us on that ride.”

Please tell me you have some good spoilers for Once Upon a Time’s Rumple/Belle fans? It would be nice to get something positive for once! –vab
I was valiant like a prince in trying to get you the goods, during my May Sweeps Q&A with the creators. So when Eddy Kitsis offered up the usual, “Fans should keep watching,” I pressed for more. Adam Horowitz responded, “Rumple and Belle are a relationship that has had many challenges, but what we love about them — and what the fans can look forward to — is that no matter the adversity, the light and hope and optimism at the core of Belle will continue to fight on. You’ll see that as the rest of the season plays out.” And if you relished as I did the overdue scene where Belle gave Regina guff for her long captivity, Kitsis promises “more stuff with Emilie [de Ravin] coming up that we think is some of her best work on the show.”

The photo you released of Once Upon a Time Episode 320 has a girl with what looks like the classic blue-and-white checkered Dorothy dress. Any chance you can give us more on her? –Jacquelyn
That’s Matreya Scarrwener playing Dorothy. You may know the ingenue from… hmm… a Season 3 episode of The Killing, maybe?

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Was Delilah’s move to Dubai due to Margo Harshman not wanting to stay on NCIS, or was it part of their storyline? Some fans think it could be a way McGee could leave the show if Sean Murray doesn’t [re-sign]. –Robert
File this one under “Wait and See.” Show boss Gary Glasberg says the McGee/Delilah story won’t be revisited over these last few episodes, “but it wouldn’t surprise me if it comes back up in the earlier part of Season 12.”

Do you have any scoop on the The Big Bang Theory finale? –Alek
Sources at Wednesday night’s taping indicate the May 15 episode will be the show’s most momentous season finale to date — for alllll kinds of reasons. (But in the meantime: Tonight, Penny takes Sheldon to a psychic, where they both seek out career advice.)

Give me anything you have on Person of Interest. –Bradley
How about Amy Acker teasing the season finale? Agreeing with the producers’ assessment that it’s “a f—king giant hot mess,” she goes on to say, “They’ve done huge episodes throughout the season that on any other show I’ve been on would’ve been a season finale, so they just had to make it even bigger than that. And I think they succeeded. It’s really exciting, everything that happens. I was like, ‘Can’t you just give us the script for next season?!'”

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Is Drew Roy not in Season 4 of Falling Skies? Didn’t see him at all in the trailer. –Peter
Worry not — Drew Roy is still a series regular, and I am assured he has some very juicy stuff coming up when the show returns on June 22.

Do you know if we’ll ever hear Kelly Clarkson’s cover of “Fade Into You” from Nashville? –Amy
“It would be great, but I don’t know that there are any firm plans,” ABC TV music SVP Dawn Soler tells us. “Whenever anybody cuts an album, they cut like 30 tracks and then it’s kind of down to [culling] those last minutes. I haven’t heard anything lately, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.”

I see things are getting awkward between Jane and Lisbon on The Mentalist. Is she going to tell Jane about Pike’s proposal to move to D.C.? –Diana
Oh yes. “It’s something they’re going to talk about and have several conversations about,” says EP Tom Szentgyorgyi, adding: “It’s a process of discovery for both of them, because these are things they haven’t talked about before now.” Well hurry and talk, yo, the season ends soon!

Real questions, real answers. If you need the Inside Line, email InsideLine@tvline.com! (With reporting by Vlada Gelman, Kim Roots and Scott Huver)