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Question: Despite Booth’s dangerous situation in jail, will Bones‘ Booth and Brennan have seen each other by the time the Season 10 premiere rolls around (via conjugal visits…)? —Amelia
Ausiello: Responds EP Stephen Nathan: “They will definitely have seen each other. Although they won’t have touched each other. It will be three months later when we see them again. And they have been through a lot.” (Side note: Props to David Boreanaz for directing that spectacular, feature film-quality shootout at Booth and Brennan’s crib at the conclusion of the finale. I’m still catching my breath.)
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Question: Any word on how long Glee’s final season will be? —Terry
Ausiello: Discussions regarding the exact episode count continue, but I hear it’ll be roughly 13 episodes.
Question: I gave Once Upon a Time in Wonderland a shot because I love Once Upon a Time, but I stuck with it partly because of Michael Socha as the Knave/Will Scarlet. Do you have any intel on his role in OUAT Season 4? –Julie
Ausiello: Interestingly, the series creators are thus far staying mum on how Socha will fit into next season. “It’s too early for us to tease,” Adam Horowitz says, “but we think Michael is a fabulous actor and we have a way for him to fit into our group that’s fun. He’ll bring a new vibe and color to the show.”
Question: I’ll take anything you’ve got on which suitor Rayna will pick when Nashville comes back. –Christina
Ausiello: You sure you want “anything”? Because what I’ve got will raise the ire of exactly half of the show’s fans (AKA those loyal to Deacon): Newly upped series regular Will Chase tells TVLine, “My gut says that Luke and Rayna will be [together], but you never know. They have to write some more stories.”
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Question: Tyler Hoechlin posted a picture of Colton Haynes on the Teen Wolf set and now I’m freaking out! Is Jackson coming back in Season 4?!?! — Kira
Ausiello: Sadly, Kira (interesting name, by the way), I’m told Haynes was “just visiting” his old friends in Beacon Hills. There aren’t currently any plans for the Arrow star to return — or even make a cameo — on Teen Wolf right now, but he clearly remains a big supporter.
Question: I’m so excited to see Hayley as a hybrid on The Originals. Any chance Elijah will become her vampire mentor? –Jess
Ausiello: Well, Jess, you’re not alone; Phoebe Tonkin is also stoked about her new role. “I’m so excited, they’ve already fitted me for fangs,” Tonkin tells TVLine. “I’ve always wanted to play a vampire, so I couldn’t be more thrilled.” As for which of the bloodsuckers in her life will be showing her how to use those fangs, Tonkin is wary of planting any Haylijah seeds in our heads. “It’ll be interesting to see who she strikes up relationships with during this journey,” she teases. “Maybe she and Klaus could form an unexpected friendship.”
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Question: What is the most exciting place Covert Affairs is traveling to this season? –Sarai
Ausiello: The show’s passport this season will get stamped in Paris, France… Venezuela… and possibly also South Africa, we’re hearing.
Question: Any news on what White Collar’s final season will bring? —Michael
Ausiello: Here’s an interesting tidbit: The storyline for the six-episode swan song was partly conceived by leading man Matt Bomer himself. “I had this wild idea about how the story should end, and I talked to Tim [DeKay] about it and I talked to Willie [Garson] about it and we talked to [series creator] Jeff Eastin,” he tells us. “Everybody put their two cents in and were vibing on it. I think we came up with something that’s really fun and fitting. When I thought about it, it was really the only way we could end the show. I hope everyone’s happy with it.”
Question: I would love to get scoop on The Vampire Diaries‘ Stefan and Caroline! Will they start dating soon? –Amy
Ausiello: Paul Wesley thinks they should bypass the dating stage altogether. “They need to have sex, just get right to it,” he says with a laugh. “We’d have sex in the Salvatore crypt. That’s the way to go, man.” Nina Dobrev, meanwhile, has a hunch Elena will “figure out a way to be OK” with Caroline’s feelings for Stefan, adding, “It’s going to be a little awkward, but let’s be real, who is Elena to judge? She dated a brother, then dated his brother, then went back and forth. She can’t say anything. She has no right.”
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Question: Got anything on this week’s Americans finale? —Craig
Ausiello: According to Matthew Rhys, “There is an enormous [curveball] that tees up the third season beautifully in a frightening way, in a way that will bring greater conflict [between] Philip and Elizabeth. What happens at the end of the finale is going to bring such division to the two of them… It plays beautifully to their paranoia as a lifestyle they can’t sustain. Because they realize how dangerous their lives are.”
Question: Is there any hope for reconciliation between Supernatural‘s Sam and Dean, and a stronger brotherhood in Season 10? –Mae
Ausiello: Granted, you sent this in before the landscape-changing events of the season finale. But when we ran your Q by Jared Padaelcki at Upfronts, he emphatically answered: “I hope so. I hope so. You see in the finale a lot of what makes Sam and Dean ‘Sam and Dean.’ There’s a lot of that brotherly love that the show is based on. So hopefully next season we bounce off of that.” (Once someone gets their eyes looked at, of course.)
Question: That Alicia-Cary fight in The Good Wife finale was pretty raw. Can the legal duo bounce back from it? –Miles
Ausiello: Let’s go straight to EP Robert King for his outlook on Florrick-Agos for Season 6. “Alicia and Cary have always based their relationship as work partners on Diane/Will, and there were some wonderful fights between Diane and Will in other years,” he points out. “Their hope, or our hope, is that like Diane/Will, Alicia and Cary can find that mutual respect that brings them back.” From a purely dramatic standpoint, though, King says he thought it was “lovely” to see Matt Czuchry’s character “going toe to toe with Alicia with that kind of fury. It’s soemthing we haven’t seen before, even though I think the argument could and probably should be made that Cary’s character did a wrong thing [in setting up a meeting with Louis Canning].” Finally, he adds, it’s important to remember that a Florrick-Agos merger with Lockhart-Gardner is “probably not a good idea, and Cary’s right [about that]. But a lot of their argument was both about career and about the personal. He was smarting from the Kalinda revelation, but for Alicia, she’s tired because of Will’s death. When people have a disaster in their lives or a loved one dies, they begin to second-guess all their decisions up and down the line.”
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Question: Set my mind at ease, please. The Good Wife isn’t going to get ignored in the Emmy race after its incredible fifth season, is it? –Jasmine
Ausiello: Far be it from me to pretend to know what’s in the hearts and minds of Emmy voters, Jasmine — remember, these are the folks who never managed to find room for Buffy‘s Sarah Michelle Gellar on their ballot. That said, on the subject of Emmys, we asked Good Wife EP Robert King if he and his writing staff have been subtly poking fun at voters’ tendency to favor cable shows by having multiple scenes of Alicia obsessing over a woeful faux AMC series called Darkness at Noon this season. His answer? “Actually, no. What we were looking for is a show that made Alicia become a binge-watcher,” King says. “There are a lot of cable shows that are like, ‘dark men and dark times.’ And what we wanted to do is have this comment on what was happening in Alicia’s life. When she’s thinking about sex with that stranger from jury duty, Darkness at Noon is all about sex. When she comes out of mourning Will, there’s this soliloquy about hating God.” That said, King acknowledges Darkness at Noon wasn’t exactly imagined as high-quality fare: “We were looking for a comic and satirical way to show Alicia binge-watching and finding it reflecting on her life. We’re the biggest fans of those shows. So a lot of it is affectionate, even though it might be satiric. It’s affectionately satiric.”
Question: Any spoilers you can share for Graceland Season 2? –Tracy
Ausiello: Daniel Sunjata says to expect “a shift in the power dynamic in the house” when Mike returns with a brand-new op to quarterback — necessitating the help of Briggs and his other ex-roommates — as well as further exploration of the complicated Briggs/Charlie relationship. Sunjata also has high praise for recurring player Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY), who plays the leader of the LAPD’s Gang Task Force. “Briggs goes undercover to try to get close to him for reasons to be revealed,” he teases. “But I’ve enjoyed working with Carmine tremendously. He’s a real actor’s actor.”
Question: Any idea how long Sheldon will be AWOL next season on The Big Bang Theory? —Charlie
Ausiello: Riddle me this — what if he never actually got on a train? We threw out that possibility to Jim Parsons at this week’s Hollywood premiere of The Normal Heart and he was intrigued. “I never thought of that, but you’re right — he could show back up at home immediately, couldn’t he?” mused the Emmy winner, who admitted that he grilled his bosses about his alter ego’s whereabouts but “nobody will tell me. I don’t know if they know yet. They may know, but I really don’t know if they do.” When Sheldon does eventually reunite with the gang, Parsons is anxious to explore the next milestone in his slow-burn romance with Amy (whatever that may be). “I don’t know that we’re headed for the bedroom or the altar any time soon,” he admitted. “But, whatever… The writers have been so good with the pace of it, just bring more is all I would say.”
Question: Please, please, please tell me if there’s any chance of the relationship between The 100‘s Bellamy and Clarke evolving into something romantic? If not this season, then next? –Danielle
Ausiello: Based on our chat with Bob Morley, who plays Bellamy, it’s sounding more like Season 2, if at all. “A lot of people will search for that [romantic element between the frenemies]. And it’s there, but its not the ultimate goal for Bellamy,” the actor said. “Survival is more important than romance.” And from the sound of it, there’ll be more and more for Clarke & Co. to endure. As Season 1 barrels to a close, Morley promises, “The action really starts to ramp up!”
Question: Got any updates on the Friday Night Lights movie? —Dan
Ausiello: Still not happening, and that suits Taylor Kitsch just fine. “I think everyone knows where I stand on that,” he told us at the aforementioned Normal Heart event. “We ended it the right way.” Kitsch confirmed that the script (penned by Jason Katims) included Riggins, but added, “I don’t think it was a big part.”
That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to email@example.com. (Additional reporting by Andy Swift, Michael Slezak, Kim Roots and Vlada Gelman)