'Glee,' 'V,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Dexter': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

spoiler-roomImage Credit: Jeff Petry/ABC; Michael Yarish/Fox; Randy Holmes/ABCThis week: reasons you’ll be happy to not be spending the holidays at the Walker household, intel on the return of V, and a Glee tease that will get your track suit bottoms in a bunch.

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‘V': A TRAITOR AMONG THEM?
Fun fact: When a season ends with the sky turning red, there’s cause for concern — and we learn all sorts of reasons why in the Jan. 4 season opener. For one, it can cause your face to melt off — kidding. Sort of. Gruesomeness aside, the premiere gives reason to believe this season could be faster-paced than the freshman run. Here’s what goes down: We learn a bit about the meaning of the red sky (clue: an environmental scientist has a piece of the puzzle); we learn the consequences of accusing Anna of becoming more human (clue: don’t mess with a woman who has a tail with a pointy end); we see Decker make a bold move to support the V (clue: goodbye, journalistic integrity); and we learn of a possible traitor in the Fifth Column. No clue for that one, but prepare to be devastated by the answer.

‘BROTHERS AND SISTERS': THE WALKER WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
Moms are the greatest, aren’t they? Especially around the hectic holidays when they, you know, do everything. So, when Karl sees Nora fraying at the edges during her own quest for the perfect Christmas, he offers to take her to Santa Fe to escape the madness (because nothing says holiday cheer like paper bag lanterns) — and she takes him up on it! Meanwhile, the Walker children are left Christmas orphans. What results is plenty of campy Walker-ness, mostly between Kitty and Kevin as they battle for the right to host Christmas — and ownership of the village and train that come along with the honor. (Admit it; you do like the camp as long as it’s in small doses.) At the heart of the episode: some very surprising scenarios, like lucid Holly, Justin drunk off his a**, and Kevin with a rather disturbing mustache that falls somewhere between Clark Gable and Billy Dee Williams on the facial hair scale. Oh, I’ve said too much…

‘LEVERAGE': MOREAU WHERE THAT CAME FROM
The final two episodes of Leverage‘s third season (airing Dec. 19) will easily be fan favorites. There’s plenty of what you love about the show: Parker wit, scheme-offs with international crime man Damien Moreau (Goran Visnjic), and Alec showing us how big his brain is. But there are also touches of things we don’t see as much on the show. For one, there’s a tender moment between the team and tough guy Eliot, following a huge revelation. Other highlights: Alec’s brush with death after he takes a swim…while wearing handcuffs; guest star Visnjic in a robe (yum!); Sophie acting as first lady to a country in peril; and the season’s huge cliffhanger.

SIDE DISHES

Rebecca L. asks: Is there any hope for Finn and Rachel to get back together on Glee or are they over for good?
Are you sitting down? Because you should be sitting down. According to a Glee source, the pair is done…for now. But you know a popular hunk like Finn doesn’t stay on the market for long. My source tells me: “Rachel will [be] spending much of her time trying to get him back…just like in The Way We Were. The big question is: Now that he’s free, will Quinn dump Sam for Finn?”

David-ZayasImage Credit: D Dipasupil/WireImage.com@dBoyfromOz asks: Any scoop on the Dexter finale?
Sgt. Batista’s on-the-rocks marriage with LaGuerta won’t get any better before the end of the season — but that doesn’t mean the marriage is hopeless, either. David Zayas told me this week at a LAByrinth Theater Company’s annual celebrity charades fundraiser in New York that the couple’s season-long troubles aren’t necessarily a sign of a breakup. “It never gets resolved. Marriages don’t get resolved. It’s a journey,” he said. “There probably won’t be a definite answer to that question in the season finale, but we’ll be back.” Yes. they will!

Lisa B. asks: You were such a tease on the Dexter spoilers last week! I want to know if Julia Stiles’ character is going to return next season, and if Deb is going to find out about Dexter’s “dark passenger” this season.
Everyone has been tight-lipped regarding the Dexter finale — but luckily, the same can’t be said for star Michael C. Hall. While presenting a “Dexter-esque” playlist on New York’s 101.0 RXP, the actor seemingly spilled a huge spoiler by saying fans should pay “special attention” to one of his picks, Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine,” before watching the finale. Among the lyrics to this song that so-perfectly describes Dexter and Lumen: “The train leaves at half past 10/ But it’ll be back tomorrow same time again./ The conductor, he’s weary, still stuck on the line./ But if I can save you any time/ Come on, give it to me. I’ll keep it with mine.” Train = literal? Train = escape? Train = metaphor for killing? Okay, clearly I’m not a lyric-interpreting genius by any means, so I’m taking your guesses in comments!

Mercedes G. asks: When will Dallas Roberts return to The Good Wife?
After melting into a puddle at the sight of Josh Charles at the aforementioned celeb event this week, I was able to compose myself enough to ask the actor about his quote in our Entertainers of the Year issue (which featured the men of The Good Wife!): “I’m not interested in playing a character and having him being called ‘likable.'” The statement made Josh’s BFF Mandi Bierly and me wonder if he was hinting that Will would do something in the second half of the season that would cause him to be particularly unlikable. Charles clarified: “I don’t mean that there’s any deep, dark thing coming that’s going to make people hate the character. I just mean that I don’t think the writers are really interested in writing characters that are just likeable…. I think there will — as we see more of Will’s backstory — be some things that you realize throughout the season, but it’s not going to be a complete 180. And I’ll leave the surprise until people see it.” Then he smiled — and I might have blacked out after that. As for Roberts, he’ll be back in the Dec. 14 episode.

CrowleyImage Credit: Jack Rowand/The CWLaura P. asks: Is Crowley REALLY dead on Supernatural?
The sight of Crowley’s burning bones last week sent chills through me, too. And while my Supernatural sources can’t say for certain if Mark Sheppard will return to the show this season, I am told that fans should “never say never to seeing him again in the world of Supernatural.” I think we can all agree that bringing a character back from the (presumed) dead is just another day at the office for the show, no?

Erin G.: Parenthood never gets any love, which is a shame. Anything on the second half of the season?
You know that second baby that Julia and Joel are trying to have? Well, if star Erika Christensen has her way, that plan will see many delays in the coming episodes. “I want them to push it off for a couple of years so Erika can get pregnant,” she laughed. “What happens if we do the baby bump and then I get pregnant later? What, they have three kids? I don’t know.”

Marcus F.: Any idea when Treme comes back?
EW ran into Melissa Leo (Toni) at the premiere of The Fighter earlier this week, and she was happy to report that the cast and crew is back at work and tells us that her character is “still fighting the good fight in a very unforgivable situation.” As far as when you’ll see the fruits of their labors, a source said the network is looking at a return in spring 2011.

(Additional reporting by Tim Stack and Carrie Bell)


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  • TJ

    Can’t wait for the season finale of Dexter! I wish you would include spoilers for more than just a few shows.

    • Media Ho

      Please revert to the old format (a la Ausiello) — you’re giving spoilers on too few shows. More shorter spoilers and more Q&A. Otherwise, this column will fail the way Ausiello’s TVGuide.com column did after he left. I think we’ve given you long enough to get it right. Otherwise, sayonara EW, hell-O TVline.com!

      • Kea

        Agreed. This column isn’t fun anymore. The spoilers aren’t exciting and there are so few of them that I’m not sure there is a point to even reading this column anymore. I miss Ausiello :(

      • mary q contrary

        I kind of agree on this one. I feel like there has been plenty of feedback and not enough tinkering. I don’t even look forward to the spoilers any more. This week I forgot they even existed.

      • Joe

        I hope Mark Sheppard is back on supernatural (or Leverage). He literally steals the scene in any tv show he makes an appearance in. Him playing a bad guy is truly what he does best, love his characters!

  • Shellibelli

    worst Dexter spoilers ever

    • Boobear

      I have to agree. What was the point of even including a Dexter ‘spoiler”? Please find someone else to do the spoilers!!!!

      • Josie

        Cut Sandra some slack..she’s new at this and doesn’t have probably 1/100th the connections Ausiello has, she probably got saddled with this while EW looks for a new TV person. I think you’re doing good w/ what you got Sandra :)

      • Mike B

        There was only one show on here I cared about. Supernatural and that wasn’t much of a spoiler. What is this?

      • JustMe

        Boy reading this REALLY made me miss Michael Ausiello! Glad EW has someone trying, but boy the execution needs some work. Not trying to be mean, just honest.

        While his may be hard shoes to fill, sure hope they can find someone who come closer, but with their own “style” and MUCH better content!

    • Agreed

      Stupid and pointless waste of time.

  • Pam

    Well, darn you Glee, that is depressing about Finn and Rachel!!

    • michelle

      yea – won’t be watching the show anymore – many have said the same. Thank you to Ryan Murphy for lying and doing something completely out of Rachel’s character. They were the best part of the show – I am done for now. This show has taken a turn for the absolute worse.

      • charles

        What exactly was out of Rachel’s character?

      • Pall

        Jeez, you sound so close minded right now it’s absolutely ridiculous. Who watches a show for it’s couples? I think you’re overreacting

      • Laura

        I agree that having them break up so soon is annoying, but I think you’re being a tad melodramatic.

      • Snoop Dog

        @ Pall. I laughed at your “Who watches a show for it’s couples?” question. Jump on over to the Bones recap and read the comments there. These are mild.

      • M

        Glee was probably doomed for this season when the cast started to give away like the entire plot for the season over the summer. And then RM made the really, really bad step of changing everything so it wouldn’t already be spoiled (i.e. still bringing in Sam, but not making him Kurt’s BF, so having to make him Quinn BF so he actually had a purpose, which means that instead of being an independent single gal like she was supposed to be Quinn went right back to being HBIC blond cheerleader Barbie with a much more blandly perfect Ken this time around, and now breaking up Finchel instead of keeping them together even though he and the entire cast said about 50 TIMES THIS SUMMER THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE TOGETHER ALL SEASON!!) The only good thing about all these dumb changes is that we got Darren Criss!!

      • J

        Yes, it is very one-dimensional how Quinn snapped right back to old herself. It’s like she never even had a child, except for the occasional awkwardly-placed comment about not having sex anymore. What about character development?

    • Kelly

      We need them back together stat – I mean – the writers were so stupid to do this. Everyone is outraged. If quinn is going after Finn again – I am done with this show.

      • edmonton girl

        I am not outraged. It is a tv show. I save outrage for things that merit it.

      • llevinso

        I’m not outraged at all so I thinkn saying “everyone” is obviously wrong. I personally really disliked Rachel and Finn together. They were so dull.

      • @ llevinso

        I thought they were dull too. In fact, I think both Finn and Quinn are dull so if they end up back together, they won’t be dragging down two other interesting people. That’s a win – win.

      • GleeKaitlyn

        im not outraged either i mean ill admit im a little disappointed i thought they were in it for the long haul but that just gives me something to look forward too in future episodes!!!

      • mmm

        I watch for the singing. The plots barely make sense. I find both Rachel and Finn mildly annoying.

        so… I’m not outraged and it’s fairly amusing to me than anyone is.

      • Alyssa

        I’m not outraged, just annoyed. And not even that they’re not getting back together or that Finn and Quinn may happen again. I’m annoyed that Rachel will be back to pining for him just like in the beginning and I don’t think what she did was that unforgivable considering he kissed her twice while he was with Quinn… Hypocrit much? But I mean it’s Glee so the plots never make sense. And continuity? Yeah right.

    • Jenna

      I’ve been in denial about this for a while, but I’m really starting to hate this show. It’s sad because I used to love it, but the writing at this point is completely gratuitous and makes no sense at all. The Finn and Rachel thing is kind of the nail in the coffin for me.

    • Tonks027

      They’re making me tired. The whole first season was about “will they or won’t they,” and just when they’re finally together, they break up over something really stupid. The last thing I want to watch is Rachel try to get Finn to be her boyfriend–Oh wait! THAT’S WHAT THEY DID ALL OF SEASON 1!

      • cabbie

        It’s a show about high school. Kids in high school date and break up more often than most people change their underwear. It would be wrong to keep them together any longer than they did because it’s a little unrealistic in terms of teenage relationships. I’m glad the Glee writers are changing it up a bit. The characters are growing up and changing, and so should their relationships.

      • Ari

        I’m starting to get tired too, of the show not of Finn&Rachel. The “soap” non sense feeling I’m getting from some of the constant changes and spoilers are a huge letdown. They’re taking the old road, leaving the amazing potential of these 2 characters unused. If they keep them apart for more than 1/2 episodes they’re not smart as I thought.

    • Ti

      I totally agree… I feel so disapointed about the whole thing… And I don’t think that “that’s how things are in highschool” is the answer ’cause that’s not entirely truth, in highschool there’s some couples that actually last together for the longer time. I really, really hope they don’t make Finn and Quinn get back together, that would actually suck!

    • b

      Eh. They’re 16-year-olds. They were never going to live Happily Ever After. I liked watching them get together, I liked having them together for a while, but I think there are more chances for interesting plotlines having them back apart right now.

    • Nicole

      Right?! I want Finchel back!

  • Debra

    Okay, let’s make Rachel look more pathetic by chasing Finn? Finn and Quinn didn’t work the first time, why are they going back to it?

    Glee seriously needs to hire female writers because the way they write women sometimes makes me want to scream in frustration.

    • Jamie

      THIS! Female writers could make this show right hopeful – go back to it roots – what made it great. Not this soap opera crap – it is so unnecsesary. There is so much story to tell without those silly plot points. Writers have been so disappointing this season. Finn and Rachel were the best thing going, with that gone, I won’t be watching…

    • anya

      I know. I was already annoyed by Rachel’s desperation in the Christmas episode! Apparently they’re having trouble writing her as anything but shrill, self absorbed, and desperate for Finn. It makes me mad because she used to be more then that, especially in the first several episodes of the series.

      • Andrea

        Truth t

      • amelia in portland

        It’s because Rachel and Finn need to grow up. They both still act like 5 year olds.

    • Jenna

      They’ve been writing the females to be completely dependant on their relationships. Or to be complete idiots. Or to be the overweight girl on the show with a 42-minute storyling about TATERTOTS. Shame.

    • Tonks027

      Agreed!

    • anonymous

      Also, Quinn cheated on him worse than Rachel. So…he’ll dump Rachel to go back to Quinn? Hopefully they’re just saying Quinn will make a move and not that Finn will take her back.

  • Nick

    Why Rachel has to go after Finn AGAIN? She’s so much better than that. I hate what the writers are doing to her.

    • ellen

      Finn is better off without her.

    • James

      I know – they are the best part of the show – if we wanted to see that we would watch season 1, first part. I can’t believe they did this to the best couple and the CORE couple on the show – bad enough they did it to wemma – which sucks as well. Hopefully the writers will get back to what makes the show. I don’t feel gleeful. To be quite honest – I want to boycott the show until wemma and finchel are back together cause they make it for me and my friends. Such a sad turn of events, never trust ryan murphy

      • Jenna

        I know! What couples are we supposed to focus on now? Artie and Brittany? Sam and Quinn (who is still mean, by the way)? Mike and Tina (the only thing we ever even hear about their relationship and that they’re Asian)? No thank you. I hate what they’re doing to Rachel’s character, and how QUICK they are to dismiss Santana and Quinn’s nasty behavior.

      • Elli

        wemma? good lord. You can’t expect us to take you seriously if you’re going to use that name for the couples

    • Jenny

      Let her chase him! I hope he takes her back! I love Finchel!

  • rachel9kim

    That Glee source just ruined by day. I LOVE Sam & Quinn together, they’re super adorable. Finn & Rachel are the show’s main couple, they need to stay that way! Ugh, stupid stupid writers!

  • Josie

    I don’t like the idea of Quinn/Finn, but it won’t last if it does happen. They are toxic together. The key words for me in that spoiler were ‘for now’. I have no doubt that Finn and Rachel will be back together. They love each other too much not to.

    • idina

      let hope you are right – these writers absolutely suck lately. I thought this show was about being happy and being part of something special.. Finn and Rachel were special – they were a beautiful relationship to watch.. So disappointed with this show

      • Elli

        You don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy, and I hope this change allows Rachel to see that. She needs to be more emotionally mature to be in a successful relationship and to prove to Finn that he can trust her

  • Brenna

    NO NO and NO to Glee!!! First they took away wemma and then finchel—all i have left is sam and quinn so are sooo adorable–leave them alone!!!

  • Gus

    Justin gets drunk? That is terrible.

    • Laura

      I know, right? I haven’t watched the show in a while but that still bothered me.

  • Britney

    I HATE Finn and Quinn together, no chemistry at all. She treated him like crap. But I don’t want Rachel pining for Finn either. Can she have a new storyline? The writers are wasting Lea’s talent.

    • marie

      NGL I’m kind of looking forward to this storyline because Cory and Dianna look so beautiful together. They’ll be the best-looking couple on TV for sure. Sue me, I’m into the shallow factor.

      • Jenna

        Why even watch the show then? Why not just put two pictures of them next to each other on your desktop?

      • @ Jenna

        Perhaps Marie watches the show for more than one fictitious couple.

        I’m not really sure why you are all assuming Finn and Quinn will get back together. The question was “Will Quinn dump . . . “. Maybe she will. Maybe she won’t. Maybe Finn won’t even be interested.

    • SANTANA

      I READ SOME WHERE THAT RACHEL AND MR.SCHUESTER HOOK UP AND THEN HE HAS TO LEAVE BEFORE ANY ONE FINDS OUT….THATS WHAT I READ

  • Gabrielle

    Finn and Rachel belong together! They are separated for now, but I don’t want them to be with other people! Glee writers, what are you doing with my favorite couple!!!

    • Brenda Barrett

      I don’t care if they break up because that opens the door for Jesse St. James. Come back, Jesse! (Jonathan Graff needs to finish his stint in London already.)

      • Jane

        So true!!! Bring Jesse back!!!

      • brady

        jesse & rachel are as repugnant as finn & quinn. i know it’s melodramatic, but if the spoiler about the quinn driven superbowl episode is true (where she kisses finn at the end) i will without a doubt stop watching. glee has morphed into this sensationalized fractured self-indulgent monster that i no longer care for. the tater tot thing was the penultimate straw, a re-uniting of finn & quinn will be the last.

      • Lisa

        Hellooo. jessie’s character is at college in California. What reasoning could they give for having him come back just to date some high school girl?

      • Brenda Barrett

        @Lisa — We are all well aware the Jesse was headed to UCLA. However, his plans could have changed. Maybe instead he got a part on Broadway and became an instant star, and is making an appearance in Ohio. Maybe one of his parents got sick and he had to move home to take care of him/her. There are a million plots the writers could use to bring Jesse back to Lima, where he is needed and missed!

  • Flip

    I hope Lumen leaves for good in the season finale. All the women Dexter sleeps with (Rita, Lila) end up dead. Lumen is just next in line to meet her maker.

    • LIVEITUP

      I disagree! I love Lumen’s charactor and hope she stays! I love that she is getting to know the “real Dexter” and doesn’t see him as a monster at all!

      • Flip

        She’s just as much a phucked-up psychopath as he is. Dexter should be in jail, not shaking up with a mentally-ill rapist killer.

      • You’re an idiot. Sending the main character to jail would kill the show. Do you even like Dexter?

      • Flip

        “…”, you’re the real idiot. I like the show but I don’t think Dexter should get away with his crimes. He’s A SERIAL KILLER, you moron. You want serial killers to get away with their crimes? You’re sick!

      • Flip-Flop

        You once again are speaking out your tush Flip!! First of all… Lumen is NOT a “mentally-ill rapist killer”. I’ll give you the mental illness and killer part, but she sure as heck is a rape victim, not a rapist!!!!! SLIGHT difference!!! And this show is NOT REAL!!! By us normal people enjoying the premise of the show does not make us “idiots” and “morons” who think real serial killers are okay. IT’S JUST A SHOOOOW!!! Take a pill Flip!!!!!!

  • Flip

    I can’t stand Rachel on Glee, so I hope they backburner her now that her relationship with Finn is over. A little Lea Michele goes A LOOOOOONG way, thank you very much.

    • Idina M

      I think Finn is much better off without Rachel! She maliciously cheated on him with Puck!

      • Carrie

        i know i am in the minority but i liked her with Puck and didn’t much care for Rachel with Finn. And i really don’t like Will and Emma.

      • sd

        all she did was kiss puck. after finn had been lying to her and getting other people to lie to her behind her back. she was stupid and it was wrong. But it wasn’t malicious cheating. he needs to get over it and forgive her realizing the role he played.

      • Obvious Man Says

        knock knock
        who’s there?
        reality check – it’s just a tv show.

      • llevinso

        I like her with Puck too. Her and Finn are soooo boring together. No chemistry at all.

    • liz

      agree. rachel can go make that face she makes somewhere else.

      • Flip

        Agreed. She can take her crooked nose with her, too.

      • Hayley

        hah! the one where she looks like she’s about to burst into tears? she always makes that damn face when she’s singing

    • Kira

      She’s the star of the show so keep dreaming.

  • rainey

    The writers should be focusing more on FRIENDSHIPS not on RELATIONSHIPS in Glee. Let Finn and Rachel be, don’t hook them up with other people!

    • Frank

      Am I the only one who watches Glee because of the amazing musical performances? Who cares about the silly plot?

  • Teresa

    Can’t wait for Leverage to come back. Those 2 weeks should be fun! Re: B&S – haven’t they gotten rid of Holly yet? She’s no longer connected to the Walkers so let her sail off into the sunset with her boring boyfriend David.

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