Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'NCIS,' 'Bones,' 'Lost,' 'Supernatural,' 'Grey's,' and more!

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Question: Happy belated birthday! My gift to you comes in the form of a question: Got any NCIS scoop? —Joel
Ausiello:
You shouldn’t have. No. Really. You shouldn’t have. But since you did, I can exclusively confirm that Rena Sofer’s feisty legal eagle — who returns in Tuesday’s episode — will be back for multiple episodes in May and “set in motion a chain of events that forces Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to make a life-changing decision,” reveals exec producer Shane Brennan. And not just any life-changing decision, either. One, he says “that will impact every member of his team.”

Question: I’ll send you some birthday cake if you give me some Supernatural scoop about the 100th episode. —Annie
Ausiello:
In the milestone episode, airing April 15, “a very important character will sacrifice themselves in a suicide mission,” reveals exec producer Sera Gamble. “We definitely kept in mind that this was [an important] episode. We wanted to deliver something with real scope; it’s about the Archangel Michael. Crises will come to a head for Dean and Castiel. And you’ll see characters you never thought you’d see again.” Here’s the pan I want you to use for my cake.

Question: Can you tell me if any of the following Losties will get a centric episode by season’s end: Miles, Ilana, Lapidus, or Claire? —Stephen
Ausiello:
No, no, no, and no. At least as of 6.15. And my guess is the final hours won’t center on anyone. The good news: You’ll see a lot of those four in other people’s sideways arcs.

Question: Please tell me that you have at least one little morsel of a Bones spoiler. —Carrie
Ausiello:
An April episode set at a rock & roll fantasy camp will feature enough testicle talk to make my high school sex-ed teacher Mrs. Sturke blush. It’ll also find Booth and Brennan “reprising a song they have sung on the show before,” hints exec producer Stephen Nathan. Guesses? Head to the comments!

Questions: Could I please, pretty please, have something about Angela and Hodgins on Bones? Please, with a cherry on top? —Dew
Ausiello:
Exec producer Stephen Nathan says look for the Hodgins/Angela/Wendall imbroglio to get “stirred up” in coming weeks. “Obviously it’s a very complicated triangle, because Hodgins and Wendall are very good friends,” he adds. “And now Angela is sort of in the middle of this situation, and re-examining her relationship with Hodgins.”

Question: Now that we know Booth is getting a little action on Bones, what about Brennan? —Sydney
Ausiello:
I hear there’s a second date with Hacker in her future.

Question: Anything on Damages? — Cyndi
Ausiello:
Meta overload alert! Producers are currently on the hunt for an actress to play the role of an actress who ends up getting cast as Patty Hewes in a movie about the Frobisher case. (Got that?) Who do you think should play Glenn Close playing Patty Hewes? Head to the comments!

Question: Please give me some reason to hope that Big Love is going to get back on track soon. Last season it was one of the best shows on TV. This season has been a mess. —George
Ausiello:
My love for Big has grown smaller, too. Save for a few isolated scenes and moments, this season has been a massive disappointment. The pacing is all out of whack, the plot twists feel contrived (Mexico standoff?), and some of my favorite characters are almost unrecognizable (please bring back the real Margene!). I’m not giving up on the show though. Hopefully, the producers will hear our pleas and do a course correction next season. In the meantime, there are still two episodes from this season left, including a finale that I’m told will feature a big betrayal within Bill’s campaign. Also, one of the wives will try out a new look.

Question: I heard you got the next four episodes of Chuck. Can you give us some scoop, pretty please? —Laura
Ausiello:
The first episode back on Monday will feature…

A) a revealing look at Brandon Routh’s ripped upper body
B) a major revelation about Sarah
C) a nasty tooth extraction
D) massive amounts of Chuck-Hannah kissing
E) a break-up
F) three significant deaths
G) all of the above except F
H) none of the above

Place your best guesses in the comments section. And check out the kick-ass new trailer for major clues!

Question: I had a fire in my home the other night.  Now I’m stuck in a hotel with a crappy, 25-year-old, 19-inch TV for seven weeks!  I beg of you, give me some Chuck teases to cheer me up. —Scott
Ausiello:
Wow, sucks to be you. This should get you out of your funk: The March 8, Zach Levi-directed episode is a game-changer in the truest sense of the word. And plot twists aside, it’s just an all-around great episode of Chuck. I watched it over the weekend on my state-of-the-art, 197-inch flat-screen TV in the comfort of my own home and was in heaven. Hope that helped!

Question: Zach Levi tweeted a picture of Nathan Fillion on the set of Chuck! Be still my Chuck/Firefly lovin’ heart! Please tell me you’ve got any scoop about the goings-on behind this picture! —Kathleen
Ausiello:
If you’re asking me whether Nathan is guest-starring on Chuck, the answer is no. Faux rumor has it he was in the running to play the sexy and mysterious new cashier at Buy More, but the role ended up going to this guy.

Question: Any scoop on pilot season? —Sandy
Ausiello:
I just heard that Amy Sherman-Palladino will also be sitting in the director’s chair for the pilot of The Wyoming Project, her new Little House-esque project for The CW.

Question: Got any deets on the return of Sheldon’s archenemy, Evil Wil Wheaton, to The Big Bang Theory? —Jason
Ausiello:
This time around, the foes will face off in a bowling alley. “Sheldon sees this as an opportunity to settle the score and right the injustice that was created when Wil beat him at the fantasy card game,” explains exec producer Bill Prady of the April 12 episode, which finds the Big Bang crew competing against the gang from the comic book store. This raises the question: How good a bowler is Sheldon? “We’re saying that he is a good bowler,” says Prady. “We’re saying he bowled as a child. He was on a championship team in the East Texas Youth Camp in the 7 to 13 year-old division.” Prady cryptically adds that “Wil’s competitive desire to win at all costs will [inflict] collateral damage on other characters.” Hmm… I wonder if this has anything to do with the looming turmoil in Penny and Leonard’s relationship.

Question: I’m a diehard fan of 24. While the new sets and the slick technology are cool, there seems to be a noticeable lack of action this season (except for episode 8). When will things start to turn around? —Aditya
Ausiello:
A wholly unbiased source at the show tells me that Monday’s episode is “classic 24” in that it both crackles with suspense and features a lot of Jack and Chloe. It also boasts what the insider calls a “heart-wrenching performance” from Mare Winningham as the mother of a young terrorist recruit and lots of Jack and Chloe. Anything about that appeal to you, Aditya?

Question: The Psych finale is in a few weeks and some of us are scrambling for some new spoilers! Can you give us anything on how maybe Henry or Abigail play into the finale? Or anything new in general. —Jenna
Ausiello:
As you know, the finale will revisit the Yin Yang killer story from Season 3 and feature the return of Yang herself (a.k.a. Ally Sheedy). But what you may not know is that it’ll also include a surprise twist that no one — I repeat, no one — will see coming.

Question: Is Lisa Edelstein leaving House? I read about that and I’m sad. —Camila
Ausiello:
I assume you’re referring to comments Edelstein made to Jewish Exponent that seemed to suggest she was planning to move on next season when her contract expired. Well, relax. Edelstein’s not going anywhere. “The question behind that quote was regarding life after House,” she clarifies. “I’m not planning on leaving, I just don’t count my chickens before they hatch. Since I’m only owned for seven years at the moment, seven is what I said. However, if they want me for more I’m raring to go. I love my job!” Glad that’s settled.

Question: Where will Wilson’s ex-wife (Cynthia Watros) be living when she shows up on House? I can’t imagine she’ll be shacking up with House and Wilson.—Dana
Ausiello:
“She hasn’t moved in, but she’s around a lot,” says Robert Sean Leonard, who reveals that Watros’ meatiest scenes are actually with Hugh Laurie. “I have the least to do in a way [of the three of us]. The whole dynamic of this is: the first wife returns, House hates her, and wants to start spying. I’m kind of the guy in the middle trying to keep peace. But it’s a lot of fun to watch Cynthia and Hugh tear into their scenes.”

Question: What’s going on with Katherine Heigl? Is she ever going to be returning to Grey’s Anatomy? —Hannah
Ausiello:
Heigl’s due back on the Grey’s set on Monday, so it looks like Izzie will be in this season’s final five episodes. What happens after that is anyone’s guess. In other Grey’s news, I just learned that a second Mercy Wester will not be returning next season. Have you figured out who the other one is yet?

Question: Crazed fans like myself desperately need an update on Smallville‘s renewal. How’s it looking? Any idea what the hold-up is? —Ryan
Ausiello:
It’s looking really, really good. And the hold-up is due to boring stuff like contracts and money.

Question: Any Ugly Betty scoop? —Matt
Ausiello:
Adam Rodriguez confirmed the worst kept secret in TV land: Hilda and Bobby are getting hitched in the series finale. “Poor Hilda gets her happy ending,” he says with a laugh. “She so deserves it. She’s a good mom, a good daughter, a great person, and you really never get to see her win. She’s always faced with these obstacles and these bad guys that come in and out of her life who never work out. And finally she meets somebody who’s willing to love her the way she deserves to be loved. So to end the show with her getting married and having that Cinderella moment for her is really great. I’m really excited about that. And for the character of Bobby, it’s a great way to show that this guy has really come full circle. He’s willing to get married and be a real grown-up finally. They’re a great couple I think the audience is going to be happy to see them get married and solidify that relationship.”

Question: I am dying here without Vampire Diaries! Please give us some scoop on the Damon-Elena relationship because I am loving it! —Ash
Ausiello:
Then prepare to love this season’s final string of episodes, which exec producer Julie Plec tells me will be heavily focused on the pair. “We’ll see Damon start to look at Elena as more than just his brother’s girlfriend or the doppelganger to the love of his life,” she reveals. “He’ll start to love and understand her as a human being, which is ironic because Damon could typically give a s–t about anything involving humanity. It’s some good stuff.”

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, anonymous tips to ausielloscoop@ew.com. Also, you can follow me on Twitter via @ewausiellofiles. Thanks for playing!


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  • Zoey

    The song Booth and Bones have sang before: Hot Blooded?

    • Kim

      I second that!

      • Sue1

        My first thought too, although I loved the “Keep on Tryin’ episode.

      • jo

        I agree!! It’s gotta be Hot Blooded!

      • Matt

        My first thought.

    • Jane

      Good call! I’d love to hear that again! The only other one I can think of is Poco’s Keep on Tryin’.

      • Tricia

        That was my guess as well. Keep on Tryin’ would not work well with a Rock and Roll camp.

      • Andrea

        ohhhhhh ok, that makes more sense… i was thinking “Keep on trying”… but “Hot blooded” is more rock & roll-y. got it, got it…

      • Andrew

        I like Lost best!

    • Erin

      Is that the song Brennen was singing when Booth got shot by the crazy stalker woman?

      • bluenote123

        No, she was singing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” when the crazy woman shot Booth in season 3.

      • bluenote123

        “Keep on Tryin'” is the song that was featured in season 2’s “Killer in the Concrete.” We learned during that episode that Brennan’s dad used to sing it to her when she was a kid, and when she asked Booth if he knew the song when they were sitting together in the diner at the end of the episode, they ended up singing it to each other. (You might recall that during this episode, some nutty folks kidnapped Booth, and Brennan had to team up with her father in order to save him.) Clearly, I spend FAR too much time re-watching old episodes of this show!

      • bluenote123

        And one last note. If your question actually referred to “Hot-Blooded,” that’s a callback to the season 1 episode, “Two Bodies in the Lab.”

      • Jessie

        “Two Bodies in the Lab” is one of my all time favorite “Bones” episodes.

      • Lily

        “Two bodies in the Lab” is a great ep. but I think they’ll go with “Keep on trying”. The song means something!

    • Briana

      Hot Blooded.

  • mAID

    With 8 episodes left on House, why should I or anyone care about Wilsons ex? Thats all we get news on every week. Who cares. When are Huddy hooking up?

    • Monica

      Sorry you don’t care but lots and lots of people care about Wilson and his ex.

    • MC

      I hope soon. Then we can get it over with and move beyond that horrid pairing.

      • Norma

        This

      • m.

        Agreed!

      • Laura

        Agreed!

      • Iggy

        Preach it, dude. :D

      • Tego Livi

        All I care about is when we get that Jesse Spencer nude scene.

      • Mary

        I agree!

      • xs

        All of you who can’t wait for Cuddy and House to sleep together, keep in mind how well it worked out for Cameron and Chase. Last time I checked, only one of them remains on the show…

    • Kate

      Exactly. I don´t care about Wilson´s ex. I care about Wilson, House and Cuddy. But we already know that nothing will happen between House and Cuddy this season. In Shoreland “eventually” probably means after the series finale so never. Bah, I´m getting tired of this show.

      • Amber

        I may get tired of some of the story lines, re: 13, but I will NEVER tire of HUGH LAURIE!! What an
        AMAZING talent!!

    • Renee

      I care about Wilson more than I do Huddy.

    • bria

      Wilson >>>>> Huddy

      I care very deeply about this info

    • Ellen

      This. I´m already tired of Wilson´s love life and I haven´t watched it yet. TPTB should address the relationship between House and Cuddy. I don´t know what they are doing with them this season.

    • Epiphany

      Can we *STOP* the Huddy v Hilson crap please? If you want to see more of House and Cuddy, please say so without knocking House and Wilson; Hilson has saved this Cuddy-Lucas tainted season.

      Ausiello, why don’t you tell us something House-related that we don’t already know? When is Luddy gonna be over?

      • Pet

        I don´t like Wilson at all. Can´t I say it out loud? Nowadays House is just about ship wars. When we get a huddy scoop the board is full of huddy haters (aka Hamerons and Hilsons) if the scoop we get is about Hilson then Huddys and Hamerons will be whining. And if it´s about Hameron…wait Hameron who?

      • Er

        LOL! So true. I mean, I like Wilson, but Ausiello’s scoops always seem to birth the most interesting ship wars EVAR. You just can’t please everyone, Shore; the fanbase is always gonna hate you.

  • Shannen

    Get rid of ALL the Mercy Westers I say.

    • Nikki

      Agreed. Except maybe Mr. Vanessa Williams. He’s so pretty.

      • Tahnee

        hahahaha I never thought of it that way but he totally is and I concur, he’s too pretty to go, especially after his rousing “I’m pretty speech”

      • maiv

        haha AGREE!

    • Jayme

      Agreed! All Mercy Westers must go!

  • Tru

    My guess for song on Bones is “Keep On Trying” by Poco.

    • Andrea

      that’s what i said! but other people were saying “hot blooded”, would that make more sense?

      • barbara

        I want to apologize. I said in an earlier post that Booth was a producer. He has directed episodes. My bad.

      • CC

        You’re not wrong though, David Boreanaz is a producer (so is Emily Deschanel) in addition to directing a couple of episodes. And I agree, “Hot Blooded” (from “Two Bodies in the Lab”) is a more likely choice than “Keep On Trying” for a rock and roll fantasy camp setting…

  • whatevs

    Wow, I’m glad I didn’t even hear that Lisa Edelstein rumor before you cleared it up. I would’ve passed out.

    • Try

      Word. House wouldn’t be House without his Cuddy buddy!

      • Amanda

        I think I’d get used to it.

      • xs

        I’d also get used to it. I am no longer a big fan of Cuddy, this season with her relationship with Lucas has soured me on the character.

    • Lala

      Whew! I did hear that rumor. So glad that’s all cleared up.

      • Ellen

        No Lisa—->no House

    • Kate

      I heard the rumor too. I wouldn´t watch the show without this woman. I enjoy too much her acting and I look forward to her few scenes. It wouldn´t be the same without her.

      • xs

        It sure feels like she’s had more than a few scenes recently.

  • Joel

    FIRST! And good news that Smallville’s renewal is looking more likely. Monday’s ep of 24 being classic 24? AND Chuck getting more awesome with a game-changer directed by Zach Levi? Count me in!

    • Joel

      Dang. Well, I thought I was first. There were no other comments at the time. Oh well.

    • Chloe

      …More like sixth.

  • Sarah

    I hope greys doesn’t get rid of Jackson Avery.. I love his character and chemistry with christina

    • Troy

      not going to happen. Avery is staying. pretty sure percy and adamson are leaving.

    • Hannah Lane

      Me too! I think he’s the only Mercy Wester I’d miss.

    • CC

      I agree, I hope they keep Jackson Avery. I also hope they keep Sarah Drew, now that they brought her back, because I love her. I could not possibly care less about the other two.

      • Jon

        I think they should drop Sandra Oh, she acts like a deer in the headlights, no expression, just stares and tries to emote, I can understand why Burke skipped town.

    • jdaniels

      Agree! Keep Pretty and the one that just got hired back, the Pixie hair and the fugly doc need to go! Also never thought I would say it but can Izz just not come back?! It worthless to have her come back for five episodes, she should have just left last season.

      • Troy

        the hope is that they can use those 5 episodes to prepare a story for next year, assuming Heigl doesn’t leave.

  • Semaphore

    Next time I’d love some scoop on Legend of the Seeker, and also whether it might get renewed for season 3.

    • laurie b.

      I’ve started to really love that show!

      • hope

        i’ve begun to like it too only on the first season though got aways to catch up

  • Bobby

    Glad to know that Katherine is back on Grey’s. I would like Alex and Izzie to reconcile. I wish they would say if she is coming next season or not. If she is indeed leaving, they should just go on and say it, instead we get the never ending speculation.

    • Troy

      the reason they haven’t announced anything is because nobody knows anything, which is kind of a problem for the writers because they don;t know what to do with the character. I’d like to see Izzie start to develop back into the Izzie from seasons 1-4, but the writers can’t start that development until they know that Heigl is in it for the long haul.

  • Drew

    Whatever they need to pay Allison Mack in order to get her back on Smallville is worth it. She is as much a part of that show as Tom… Offer her Dawn Ostroff’s job! Hell, offer ANYONE Dawn Ostroff’s job! She’s pretty much ensured that the network will flop once Smallville and Supernatural are gone.

    • Chloe

      …Well, if the CW does flop, at least wait until The Vampire Diaries is done. That’s all I ask.

    • MJ

      I guess it’s a matter of opinion. I don’t really need Allison to come back. I like her…but I’m sort of over her character. I want the final season to focus on Clark’s story. I want him to be at the center and I want to finally see his journey come first. If Chloe comes back…great. If not….I won’t miss her. It’s a matter of opinion I guess.

      • bkwurm1

        A tenth season, even if it was the last, will probably still focus on GA, random guest stars, wacky Lois mischief, and very little on Clark…as always these last few seasons. Look at how horribly the Tower/Zod storyline is being handled. All the good stuff happens OFFscreen.

    • Wednesday

      I love Chloe and hope they bring her back next season if there is one. She is actually my favorite character and I hope they also keep Oliver Queen as well. I am loving the story lines with Watchtower and having the Justice League characters coming in to play. Plus I am dying to to see the new romantic Chloe/Oliver connection at last! They have way more chemistry then Lois and Clark.

      • jellybeanie

        Chemistry is so subject. The last scene in Warrior between Chloe and Oliver made my stomach turn! And Clark and Lois were directed to be so asexual in Warrior that they definitely had no chemistry in that episode!!

      • SnazzyO

        jellybeanie- That is such BS. You are suggesting Allison Mack directed Clois poorly. BS. They were not directed to be “asexual”. The previous favorite writer wrote a script that was nicely directed. Your comments suggest AM is unprofessional. BS BS.

      • Drew

        I liked the way that Clark and Lois were handled in Warrior. It gave their relationship an interesting layer… It had that classic issue of Clark having to hide things from Lois, but we also saw a level of trust and commitment on both parts. It wasn’t asexual, but it wasn’t purely sexual either.

    • Scarelett(TWU)

      Smallville needs a tenth and final season to finish the story they started: Clark’s journey to taking the Superman identity.

      If the PTB are serious about lining up SV with the mythos, it’s time to get rid of the misc characters. Get rid of Oliver, Tess, and Zod as series regulars. If needed, they can come back for a few episodes, along with Chloe. This is not the JL show; all JLA members should just be guest stars! GA has no role in Clark’s story in any major mythos version. And, Zod can appear for a few episodes as needed too. But, keeping these characters as series regulars eats up the overall budget and special effects money!

      Back back Martha Kent, Perry White and Lex Luthor for half of the season.

      Let SV go out with a bang! Give Clark Kent fans the payoff we have waited nine years to see on this show. Let Clark fly and focus on Clark Kent for the final season!

      Hopefully there will be an announcement very soon…

      • MaryJane

        Frankly, I’m not interested in the lining up everything according to the mythos at this point, Smallville has already gone way past that. But they have got to give us a Clark Kent/Superman who flies, I think Tom Welling will look absolutely hot in tights, heck, he looks hot in just about anything, or not! And do NOT get rid of Chloe of Oliver, want to talk about HOT! Please, give me more, more, more!!!!

      • Drew

        I always liked the way that Smallville told the Superman story, but without tying it too closely to the comic books (which themselves have several different styles). The costumes are better on Smallville when they’re less comic booky (Star Girl, Hawkman) and more grounded (Green Arrow and other Leaguers). They’ve also altered enough of the continuity at this point to make lining up the story with the comics kinda lame. Bart instead of Jay or Barry. Mia instead of Roy. I think it’d be a mistake to even try to line it up and make it like the comics. They need to stay true to the show more than anything. Look at it as Earth 38 or whatever if you have to.

        But Clark should fly. We’ve always known that he has the ability. It’s never been about him gaining that ability, just realizing it. So that is something that they need to do.

  • Bug

    Booth and Brennan have to sing “Keep on Tryin'”again! Awww….

  • dustin

    I’m so sad Ugly Betty is over. :(

    • Greg

      j’espere que si il y a une saison 9 clark porura voler ^^mais je pense que oui car jai vu le dernier e9pisode de la saison 8 et a la fin on voit Zod (en tout cas le signe c’est un z avec un gars au milieu donc je pense que c lui^^) surgir de l’orbe on verra mais vivement la suite^^

  • Luminosity

    On Psych, I wonder if Abigail will be the daughter of the Ying/yang killer.

    • alicia

      that would be the ultimate creep-fest!

    • Michelle

      Since Shawn went to high school with Abilgail…wouldn’t he have recognized her as her mother when they met last time? Or are you going the soap opera route with Abigail being the daughter given up for adoption by the psycho killer?

    • anonymous

      I have a feeling somethings happening to the chief because (SPOILER? from weds episode)

      when she brought shauns dad into the office to be a liaison between the police and psych i thought it might be foreshadowing to him taking over after she dies. Its far fetched but he said no ones going to guess this so i figured I would

    • bdoll

      i have a feeling the twist will be someone in the police station finding out shawn isn’t psychic.

      • Billiam

        I agree. But I don’t think that will fall under something that “no one will see coming.”

    • Katie

      On the Psych website, I saw a picture of Jules crying into Lassie’s shoulder. I wonder if a main character is going to die. That would be a total surprise.

  • Finn

    Lovely, massive amounts of Chuck/Hannah kissing ;) The only thing that I like about that is that the next choice is “a break-up”!

    Seriously digging Chuck though and can’t wait to find out what is next!

    • Andrea M

      Yeah, I’m all for the break-up choice too. Because it would really have to be Chuck and Hannah breaking up…unless it was Sarah and Shaw. But I would be okay with that too!

      • d

        Well given the next episode is also Kristin Kreuk’s last, I’m sure there will be a break-up.

    • jellybeanie

      Hopefully the show will survive the planned boycot by some irate fans!

      • jellybeanie

        Oops. Can’t spell – should be boycott. It’s getting late!

    • Astrid

      will hannah die? I’d prefer normal break-up. Anyway, who will be dying who is significant??

  • Kim

    since the only songs Booth and Bones have sung together on the show are “Hot Blooded” and “Keep on Tryin” it has to be one of those two, right… and since you said it was fantasy rock and roll camp, I’m gonna go with “Hot Blooded!”

    • HuddyIsJoy

      That was my first thought as well! After seeing that episode, I LOVE the song now. I really hope it’ll be the one they revisit.

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