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Question: I’ll take anything on what is ahead for Amelia and Link from Grey’s Anatomy (specifically as it pertains to the pregnancy twist, which was the biggest surprise in the premiere). —Kate
Ausiello: According to the ABC drama’s official logline, Thursday’s “Back in the Saddle” finds Amelia sharing “a new revelation in her relationship with Link.” Having seen the excellent Kevin McKidd-directed episode, I’d say that it’s more like two new revelations, the first of which speeds the couple forward to make-it-or-break-it time in their fledgling relationship.
Question: On Supernatural, Jack killed Sam and Dean’s mother, so every time they see him it will be a trigger. How does the show plan to deal with the tension that should exist between Sam, Dean and Jack? —Adder
Ausiello: Since Jack won’t be coming back from The Empty in the near future, all those complicated feelings are something Sam and Dean will “deal with down the road,” co-showrunner Andrew Dabb previews. But when they do eventually confront them, “I think Dean understands that Jack was manipulated [by God],” Dabb muses. “Very clearly what God wanted to happen was Jack kills Mary, [and] the guys get so mad they kill Jack. So whose fault is it really? Is it Jack’s fault? Is it God’s fault? I’m not saying they’re going to excuse Jack from that, but it raises a lot of questions about free will.”
Question: Can I get any scoop about what’s coming up for Hailey Upton or Jay Halstead on Chicago PD? —Carlynn
Ausiello: I’ll do you one better Carlynn with two n’s: we’ve got a teaser about Hailey and Jay’s simmering will-they-or-won’t-they relationship. “There’s definitely a pretty powerful connection there,” showrunner Rick Eid shares. “It’s just whether they choose to act on it, and when, and what that looks like. It’s definitely in play. They have a great partnership, a great friendship, and I think there’s definitely a mutual attraction and connection there. It’s just, I think, they both take their jobs very seriously. So that’s the elephant in the room.”
Question: Now that Riverdale‘s Hiram is behind bars, what does that mean for Hermione this season? —Amber
Ausiello: Well, we hope she looks good in orange: Hermione will also be in prison in Season 4, co-star Marisol Nichols confirms. (Remember, Hiram got her arrested for plotting to kill him.) But she and daughter Veronica will grow closer this season… and Hermione will get a new love interest, too. “It was even surprising to me,” Nichols reveals, adding that “there’s a really cool, sorta hot scene coming up that I really like.”
Question: Why oh why is Season 7 the last season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? I am so so upset that such a great series from Marvel is going. I really can’t express my sorrow. —Sue
Ausiello: For what it’s worth, Sue, know that the ABC series will be going out with a creative bang, sometime in 2020. “I’ll say this: We swung for the fences in Season 7. And sometimes when you swing for the fence, you hit home runs…,” EP Jeffrey Bell told Matt Mitovich. “There are some bonkers episodes [coming].” Co-showrunner Jed Whedon concurred, saying that Season 7 features “some of our most purely entertaining episodes, and we hope people enjoy them as much as we did. We definitely swung for the fences.”
Question: Excited Katey Sagal is returning to The Conners. Anything you can tease about her return? —Jeremy
Ausiello: It’s going to put Becky between a rock and a hard place, since Louise is both her boss and her father’s potential new lady friend. “It’s complicated, because she knows Louise has some kind of relationship with Dan,” Lecy Goranson explains. “And Becky and Dan are very close. [Also], Becky really needs to appeal to Louise because she really needs work. She needs shifts, she needs money. And that’s now the power gal who can give her that. Does she go through her dad to get to Louise? Or does she just approach her [directly]?”
Question: Any update on the SVU/FBI crossover that Dick Wolf mentioned earlier this year? —Andrew
Ausiello: “All I’ve learned over the years is never, never discount Dick,” newly returned SVU showrunner Warren Leight says, chuckling. “I will not discount the possibility of it.” But we wouldn’t start popping the popcorn and marking your calendar just yet. Since FBI airs on CBS and SVU on NBC, the EP notes, “I can’t imagine how complicated that would be.”
Question: Any scoop on The Resident? — Denise
Ausiello: Expect to see Devon and Conrad butt heads quite a bit as Season 3 progresses, according to series co-creator Amy Holden Jones. In upcoming episodes, Devon will “transition to being a resident, so he’ll no longer be Conrad’s intern,” Jones reveals, adding that “some of the issues of boundaries that came up in the pilot will resurface. They realize they have some very different approaches to patient care, and it’s going to cause some distance between them.” BONUS SCOOP: Though Devon had to say goodbye to Julian last year, series co-creator Amy Holden Jones teases “the introduction of a fabulous new love interest for him” in Season 3.
Question: Any idea where Supergirl is going to take the relationship between Alex and Kelly? —Vicky
Ausiello: “Kelly and Alex haven’t said ‘I love you’ yet, but they they grow in their relationship,” newly promoted series regular Azie Tesfie told us. And maybe a certain “Crisis” is what will nudge their relationship to the next level. “The crossover [launching Dec. 8 on Supergirl] is chaos, and I think amid chaos everybody kind of shifts and changes,” Tesfie teases. Kelly Olsen’s portrayer points out that at least in the early stretch of Season 5, she has had more scenes outside of said romance than in it, as Jimmy’s sister gets pulled into the Black Mirror-like storyline. “She thinks tech is for good, and it ends up putting her life in danger…. She misses seeing the bad in a lot of people this season.”
Question: Can you please give us any scoop on Shameless‘ Mickey and Ian storyline? All the fans are so excited, Noel hasn’t been a regular since 2015! —Christine
Ausiello: “Gallovich” might be headed down the aisle! “I think part of what happens now for gay couples is you have to decide whether you’re going to get married or not,” executive producer John Wells notes. “You didn’t use to have to decide that. So there’s great joy in the fact that you now have that right and opportunity, and also, ‘Uh oh. I don’t have the excuse anymore about how we’re going to create a committed relationship.'” So which half of the couple will be in favor of getting hitched, and who will have cold feet? Teases Wells: “There’s a lot of back and forth.”
Question: Do you have any scoop on All American? I found that show two weeks ago and binged it in less than a week and it’s a new favorite. It’s so good! —Lisa
Ausiello: Kayla Smith (Ambitions, Star) is set to recur on the sophomore CW drama as Rochelle, a friend of Layla’s and a recent graduate of Beverly High. According to showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Rochelle is a “female sports agent in the making” who is “obsessed with Beverly High football” and “shakes things up” for Spencer and the team.
Question: What do you know so far about The Walking Dead’s Whisperers war? —Brandon
Ausiello: I know it’s going to be about as different from the Saviors war as a sword is from a pistol. For the AMC drama’s beleaguered protagonists, it’ll be “like going to war against a cult in some ways,” showrunner Angela Kang tells TVLine. “There’s a different feeling to it, a lot of stuff that is just mind games.” Really, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Samantha Morton’s twisted Alpha, would we? “She doesn’t believe that civilization is something that is a worthwhile concept,” the EP says. “She’s all about kind of being one with the world, which in this world means walking with the dead. A person like that doesn’t have a traditional sort of war strategy, whereas the Governor and Negan… they thought in a way that’s more similar to how we understand other governments to be.” In closing she adds that, by the time the dust settles, “it gets very tense and emotional.”
That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments and anonymous tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Additional reporting by Kim Roots, Andy Swift, Dave Nemetz, Vlada Gelman and Rebecca Iannucci)
1. I hope when the folks at Aos swung for the fences they were using Agent Carter as a pitch hitter.
2. I suspect Kelly and Alex will be a couple by the end of season 5. I am thinking Eve’s big news I. S5 #2 will reveal her pregnancy and somehow the little Luther she is carrying will wing up being the baby Alex eventually adopts.
I could cry from that Shameless spoiler!!! So freaking happy they are finally bringing Mickey back, he had the best character growth on the show and he was seriously missed.
The Chuck element of the Supernatural finale was some of the worst writing I’ve seen on TV. They just threw away years of character development for Jack and the Winchesters, as well as the compelling question of how good Lucifer’s son could possibly be… and all for the sake of butchering a classic fan-favorite character in a way that made absolutely no sense.
The best thing for the final season would just he to forget that the Dabb years ever happened. Every single part of his era has been a waste of time.
The season was interesting but agree that finale was awful and ruined so many things built up.
I’m still hoping that either Chuck himself is being manipulated in some way, is being impersonated by someone (the Empty?) or that he never really was God to begin with. As DK said, it *doesn’t* make sense to have him suddenly act this way. And if the Chuck we’re seeing now is who he really was all along, does everyone behind the 15 year run of Supernatural *really* want their TV legacy to boil down to “Guess what? God was actually an @$$hole all along!” I certainly hope not…
The only thing that made sense about this was God going back to his old playbook. If he really was pulling the strings the whole time, he’s doing the exact same thing to Sam and Dean that he did to Lucifer and Michael. Which was all alluded to in a speech by Gabriel way back in the season 5 episode “Changing Channels”.
I could be ok if the ultimate message of “Supernatural” is that God doesn’t learn, and that becomes the justification for removing him for the good of everything.
No one needs a Halstead and Upton romance. Especially after the Ruzek romance. No thanks.
Two sanctimonious, holier-than-thou prigs. They deserve each other.
Is there some requirement that Halstead needs to date his partner? Incredibly over their attempt to turn Upton into Lindsay 2.0. She can be her own person…….🙄
I just hate the tease of it in season 5 they were pretty much the new Severide and Shay now shacking up just seems wrong on multiple levels.
I also find this whole attitude of “tee hee, Voight does whatever he wants and it’s ok” extremely off putting. Might be time for me to let go of this show.
Yet another the show botched he was more cautious and subtle about how he did his dirtier deeds now he doesn’t even try to not be obvious anymore.
That put me off the show from the very beginning. After his character was first introduced on Chicago fire I just couldn’t stomach the notion that they were centering a show around him, and forcing us to believe he was a hero for the show. I just couldn’t do it. I’m forced to keep half an eye on Chicago PD for cross overs, but beyond that, I just can’t.
A whole season of Upton/Halstead will they won’t they…how refreshing, like that has never been done before. And really haven’t we seen enough of Upton already.
How about Atwater & Voight having some kind of relationship?
Atwater is supposed to have a love interest coming soon. Let’s see if she lasts longer than a few episodes. It would be nice if the Intelligence Unit would date outside the gene pool once in a while.
I wouldn’t mind him with Foster from
I wish linstead fans and Erin fans would just move on. It’s now 3 years later. That relationship was never about trust only about Erin trying to stay connected to her messy mom and be indebted to her pretend dad and boss. It was never equally supportive or based on trust. Let Erin be at peace in nyc she’s moved on let jay live.
No one said anything about wanting Erin back. I wish fans would understand that maybe others want more than just Halstead dating his partner. They even dress Upton exactly like they did Erin. Let a character be its own character.
Yes. Because the cop wardrobe of t shirts and jeans is dressing like Erin. Stop it. Upton is nothing like Erin. Her back story is completely different. She’s a straight arrow. Stop acting like the characters are even remotely similar. Upton actually talks and presses jay to be better as a person. It’s not all self centered and revolving around her messy mom. People meet sig others at work especially people who spend hours together. And their partnership has been built on trust not flirtation only.
Who wants Erin back? I certainly don’t, but Halstead needs someone with personality to liven him up a little. He’s pretty dull right now and needs someone with some spark and life. Upton is not it, she’s just as bland as he is.
Please no Halstead and Upton. They do not have chemistry.
I don’t understand why the Chicago’s can’t interdate between the shows. It might be more interesting. Fire has the absolute worst couplings. No one in PD is good together. I can halfway tolerate the ones on Med, but I still think the inter dating would be good. It’s not like they have to show the romance every episode if scheduling was an issue
They better don’t give more pain and heartbreak to Amelia!! She has been through hell and back x100! Her baby needs to be ok this time and she deserves happiness with Link!
Great opportunity to bring Addison or Charlotte from Private Practice for a visit.
I don’t like the Devon and Conrad news. Logically I get it, but I really enjoy their friendship. Hopefully this butting heads thing isn’t too rough to where it builds and builds to the point where they barely speak to each other.
I am LIVING for an Ian/Mickey wedding!
I watched Agents of SHIELD sporadically in Season 1 and I’ve been watching ever since. But I feel like this is the right time for it to end. It naturally belongs with the end of the Infinity Saga (in my mind).
It’s downright embarrassing that Andrew Dabb wrote for this show for an entire decade and still doesn’t get why the audience tunes in every week. Hint–it ain’t for Jack Sue.
It doesn’t matter whether Jack chose to kill Mary or whether he was manipulated into it. He will still always be the character who murdered Sam and Dean’s mother. He is ruined as a “good guy” they can hang out with and be friends with. And of course, the writers are now damned and determined to force Dean into some meaningless “forgiveness” trope with Jack, which will no doubt involve groveling from Dean for being such a “meanie” to the murderer of his mother (and those other innocents the writers have already forgotten Jack slaughtered for kicks and giggles). After all, they’ve already successfully assassinated Sam on that hill.
No to Upton and Halstead. They have no romantic chemistry .
“Why Women Kill” is a gem that seems to be under no one’s radar. Any word if it’s getting a season 2?