'Gossip Girl,' 'Good Wife,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: John Paul Filo/CBS; Giovanni Rufino/The CW; Jordan Nuttal/The CW; Adam Taylor/CBSWhat is it about Leighton Meester that makes her so incredibly pair-able with others? Whether she’s standing beside Chuck or Dan (or Minka Kelly, for that matter), she simply oozes chemistry. Well, whatever “it” is, it makes for great TV (and perhaps also movies that you really want to see despite a fear of losing self respect). This week, I talked chemistry and more with Blair Waldorf’s amazing puppetmasters, Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran, who dish about what we can expect next from our favorite schemer and the rest of the gang. I also spoke with Matt Czuchry (insert tiny cartoon hearts here) about The Good Wife, dug up some dirt on Supernatural‘s (now postponed) return, spoke with Rachelle Lefevre about Off the Map, and much more.

But before you dig in, don’t forget to send me requests for some scoop just for you (email spoilerroom@ew.com or hit me up on Twitter @EWSandraG). And if you do, I promise never to say “hit me up” ever again.


Everyone had a personal OMG moment at the end of Gossip Girl‘s 2010 run when we saw a tiny — and sort of unexpected — spark between the show’s indisputably smartest characters Dan and Blair. Love it or hate it (WHO WOULD HATE IT?!), there’s going to be more Dair in our future. But how much, and will there be romance? I went to executive producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran for answers.

“I don’t know that we’re even conceiving them that way at this point,” Savage says of a possible Dair-ing romance. “I think any time there is a strong intellectual connection and people have shared interest, where they enjoy bantering with each other, there is always potential for a romantic spark. That is inherent. So we’ll be exploring that in the next set of episodes.”

Josh-SafranImage Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesJust don’t expect it to be a flawless journey, especially as Dan joins Blair at W magazine for an internship. “It may be that Dan didn’t think it was a Dan thing either, perhaps,” Savage says with a laugh when asked about Dan’s new, uncharacteristically fabulous job.

“We’ve always talked about it, they’ve had a lot in common. We feel like any time they’re together — even when they hate each other — it’s delicious,” says Safran. Agreed.

As for loyal Chair (Chuck + Blair) fans disappointed by the pair’s lack of interaction in the first episode back, you can look forward the Feb. 7 episode. “Each one realizes that the only person who can actually do the thing they need is the other, and they end up working together in a really fun way,” Savage says. Safran adds: “Chuck and Blair are never far apart from each other.”

Bonus bits: Eric’s getting a “fun and unusual” new arc; after a few rough episodes, Lily is on a new path; the show’s first Valentine’s Day episode will feature one of Gossip Girl‘s most lavish and lovely parties yet, which is thrown by Chuck at a mansion outside of town; and newbie father-daughter pair Russell and Raina are sticking around until the end of the season.


Matt Czuchry is as charming and sweet as his character Cary is underhanded (though secretly kind). Nice enough, in fact, to dish in detail about The Good Wife (he also has a completely unrelated, adorable story about going to watch E.T. as a kid that maybe I’ll share with you some day) and Cary’s possible next career move.

Matt-CzuchryImage Credit: John Paul Filo/CBS“I think that if he were to come back to Lockhart/Gardner, the great thing about the writers and the creators is that they don’t repeat old ground. There’s so much packed into every episode, and if he were to come back, it’d be a situation where the dynamic between the entire firm would be completely changed by him coming back,” he says. “Kalinda and Cary have developed this friendship, so how would that affect the dynamic between Cary, Kalinda, and Alicia? And Alicia and Kalinda’s friendship? And if he did come back at a higher position than Alicia, that would be a completely different competitive structure than before.”

And speaking of his fan-favorite connection with Kalinda, Czuchry teases that Cary will not be far behind his new-found ally as trouble finds her in the latter half of the show’s season, which returns with new episodes Feb. 1.

“I’ve seen it grow into a mutual respect and admiration and a friendship. My character has protected Kalinda in a lot ways when she’s been vulnerable and that will continue throughout the next part of this season,” he says. “Basically, there’s this investigation going on of Kalinda, and that storyline, along with the Blake storyline and Cary protecting Kalinda are all going to kind of come to a climax. So we’re going to see that storyline come to a head and their friendship grow because of what he does for her.”

‘Shippers, prepare your fan video-editing software.


Supernatural!!!!!!! — Laura
Okay!!!!!!! The first episode back, now airing Feb. 4, will focus quite a bit on the Sam-almost-killed-Bobby thing. In fact, Bobby finds himself uneasy around the youngest Winchester even though he was recently re-souled. We already know Dean’s his favorite, but Bobby’s reaction will leave you wanting to hug Sam (erm, more than you already want to hug Sam on a normal day). Bonus dish: You will rewind a hotel scene where Dean reads a girl’s diary about 10 times.

THIS has me VERY upset. Supernatural scoop to make me feel better? — Alyson
It’s just a week. I think we’re all going to be okay. I can’t say the same for our brothers Winchester, though, who will be going up against an antagonist of Lilith proportions in the second half of this season. And just as freakin’ creepy — if not more so.

MATTHEW-RHYSImage Credit: Adam Taylor/ABCI love Brothers and Sisters, but there’s so much shake-up lately that I’m worried about where it’s heading. Any idea what’s in store? — Sam
Matthew Rhys, who spoke with EW’s Lynette Rice earlier this week, certainly does. He did, after all, direct his third episode of the show (airing Feb. 20) that will be “a very interesting blast from Nora’s past sweeping into her life and turns it firmly upside down.”

Brothers and Sisters! We haven’t had scoop in weeks! — Nicole
Good thing for you that Rhys had a very loose (and lovely native) tongue. The bona fide Welshman tells us that Kevin and Scotty’s impending adoption of Olivia will have more than a few kinks in it. “Well, nothing happens in the Walker family without some hiccup. It doesn’t exactly go as we want, and in conjunction with that, there’s an enormous skeleton in our closet that comes back — as there is with every bloody character on this show.” Also in the cards? A returning face during Luc and Sarah’s wedding who will contribute to a “mishap of Titanic proportions.”

Thank you for the great Castle interview. Best one I’ve read! Did you maybe ask them if Laura Prepon might be coming back as Nikki Heat? — Nora
Great minds think alike. I did ask, and creator Andrew Marlowe says, “You know, that’s a question of availability. We are planning an episode where there’s an opportunity toward the end of the season, so hopefully everybody’s schedule will match up.”

Loving Blue Bloods.  Scoop please! Thanks. — Kelly
Love will be in the air on the Feb. 9 episode (and I’m not talking about my inappropriate crush on Tom Selleck). It’s Valentine’s Day! But the holiday proves to be a pressure point in the Reagan household and in the case of a young girl’s kidnapping.

Do you have any scoop on the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons episode of Community? – Seth
Besides that it’s going to be awesome? Hmm, well, you probably already know that the group organizes the game after Jeff becomes concerned about “Fat Neil,” (guest star Charley Koontz). And when Pierce finds out they’re doing the game without him, he gets mad and, frankly, goes a little nuts. A new fun fact about the Feb. 3 episode: In the game, Annie is a character called “Hector the Well Endowed,” Chang is a “Dark Elf” and Britta is a warrior named “Lavernica.” Countdown to amazingness starts now.

Parks is back, and I’m so happy, I could cry. Need details on my man Ron’s upcoming reunion with Tammy. — Brent
Well, if you don’t cry from happiness after this scoop, you’ll certainly be crying from laughter at the end of this episode, which features (among other things) Ron sporting cornrows and a kimono. Saying he goes crazy when Tammy (Nick Offerman’s real-life wifey Megan Mullally) reappears would be somewhat accurate. Nay, it would be totally accurate. But he comes back to his senses by the end of the episode, just in time to carry Tom like a baby. You don’t believe me, do you? More Parks scoop from Dan Snierson here.

Thanks for the Detroit 1-8-7 scoop last week. Any news on what’s coming up for Det. Washington? — Drew
I love that so many 1-8-7 fans are coming out of hiding. Now if they’d only come out and watch the show. (P.S. – Your next chance is Feb. 1. Make it happen.) In an upcoming episode, Finch will have to fill out an evaluation of his partner’s performance and “that adds some interesting dynamic to our relationship,” star Michael Imperioli teases.

I can NOT believe they killed Nate on Southland. As Julia Roberts would say, big mistake. Big. Huge. What’s Sammy going to do without him? — Anita
You mean besides go crazy? Kidding. Or not… When I spoke to Kevin Alejandro this week after the big episode, he was coy about the details. “I do know a fair amount of where it’s going, but I’m can’t tell you much. I do know that it does go off, and Sammy goes through a lot. My family goes through their mourning. There’s definitely not going be a story left untold. They get into it.”

Rachelle-LeferreImage Credit: Mario Perez/ABCI liked Off the Map, but I agree with others that it has some issues. Is anything good coming up? — Jenn
Well, it’s “good” if you consider the possibility of a sex scene with Martin Henderson “good.” You do? Excellent. So do I. The next episode (airing Feb. 2) will be an introduction of a new storyline for Ryan (Rachelle Lefevre), which has to do with her extracurricular activities. “It starts to get a little personal, which I like. Intimate, if you will,” says Lefevre, who stopped just short of confirming her character would do the deed with Ben. But I’d put my money on it. And in more PG-related scoop, the upcoming episode that finds the two docs doing an underwater amputation will speak to the pair’s bond in a way we haven’t seen before. “As a result of getting along the way they do and the intimacy they share, they work together in this sort of unspoken sort of way, which is perfect because you can’t talk to each other underwater. [It] kind of makes them this perfect pair to go underwater, where all communication except for hand signals is eliminated and they have to figure out how to save this patient and make some really, really tough calls on the fly.”

Nikita, please! — Vanessa
In last night’s episode, you met Nate, Alex’s nice-guy neighbor (played by Lindsay Fonseca’s former Young and the Restless co-star Thad Luckinbill). And while their little connection might blossom into more later, look for Nate to initially act as Alex’s tie to “normal life.” “From the beginning, it’s all so new to her. The parties, the things average people do her age that she has no understanding of, she gets to experience all those things that most people do,” Luckinbill said. But will Nate ever get a taste of Alex’s action-packed world? “It’s possible,” he teased.

Wait a second. Did you say Marlene (Phyllis Somerville) was going to be on Fringe?
Yup. The Big C alum plays a character named Alice Merchant in the episode airing Feb. 18, titled “6B.” No details on who the character is, but you should probably more interested in what the episode title is referencing.

I love Greek. This last season has been amazing! Scoop? — Neela
On the show’s morning-after pill episode airing Feb. 7 (which isn’t controversial as much as it is a darn good episode), Rusty has a low moment. Picture this: Rusty wearing a girl’s sunglasses as he crawls through the dorm on his hands and knees with bloody nipples. Worst hangover ever? Yeah, I think so. And Cappie makes one of the sweetest gestures we’ve ever seen. One word: CappieLand.

Ashley-TisdaleImage Credit: Bob Charlotte /PR PhotosSo, I hate to admit that I love Hellcats. Don’t judge, but please spoil. — B
Wow. You really are ashamed — you didn’t even sign your whole name. But come out of the Hellcat closet, B, because it’s about to get really good — especially in the Feb. 8 episode when Marti’s belated initiation turns into a trip down memory lane and we flashback to see how everyone became a Hellcat. ” It gets into everybody’s background, which is really cool,” said star Ashley Tisdale. “It’s really about Marti seeing where we all came from and, obviously, showing how it’s a family. You get to see where that takes us. And with all the drama, you get to see if they actually get back together and form their family again and form trust.”

What can I be looking forward to between Eric & Sookie in season 4 of True Blood? — @Leandi_Cameron
Whatever is in store for the painfully attractive pair, count on a hunky (probably shirtless) werewolf being in the way. Joe Manganiello told us at the Producers Build Awards: “Wherever Sookie goes, Alcide is not going to be that far behind. He is very protective of her in the way that dogs are protective of their owners. Even tiny dogs will bark and stand up to whoever or whatever is threatening their master despite how tiny they are compared to the tormenter.  That’s the same theory at the heart of Alcide. Fortunately he is a bit bigger than a purse dog and his bark and bite are pretty ferocious.

LOVING Being Human. Any scoop? — Steve
Next week, the arrival of a fellow ghost (who you saw in the previews) means Sally learns a host of new tricks and a piece of knowledge that might help her reconnect with her fiance . We also get to see Aidan compel someone — and the result is devastating.

(Additional reporting by Lynette Rice and Carrie Bell)

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  • Lyn

    I’m a sucker for a decent medical show, especially when my regulars are showing so many reruns. But despite some winsome actors, I’m just finding “Off the Map” tedious and stupid. Couldn’t watch the whole thing this week.

    • meliot

      @ Lyn – agreed. I really wanted to like Off the Map, as I love some of the actors (Zach Gilford from FNL, and Rachel Lafevre), but even likeable actors can’t make me sit through this snooze fest. The last epi is sitting on my DVR and I can’t decide whether to give it one more shot or delete it.

      • yelldan19

        I actually really thought the last episode was the best of the three that I’ve seen so I would give it one more shot :)

      • ash

        Zach Gilford deserves so much better!

      • Jennifer

        Delete it then delete it again. Gray’s Anatomy bores me so much, this show is worse.

    • readinrobin

      This weeks ep of Off The Map was the first one I’ve actually watched, and I liked it.

    • Jason

      I’ve never even heard of half of these shows. Blue Blood, Hellcats, Being Human, Detroit 187, Off the Map? I watch TV all the time – where did these shows come from?!

      • Jun

        Sou brasileiro e aamopcnho daqui os episodios. Todos candidatos se3o lindos e gostosos.Quero ver outras performances para depois dar meu voto.CoolBrasil

  • AMY

    No Bones or Grey’s scoop? Booooring! And where did the recaps for Bones go??

    • Catherine

      YES! Where is the Bones recap?!

      • Remy

        Mandi said on Twitter she’d be posting something today.

      • Chloe

        Agree. WHERE IS THE BONES RECAP??????

      • Chloe

        AGREE. WHERE IS THE BONES RECAP?? Last night was an exceptionally good episode, so good that one didn’t even th ink of the sham relationship between Booth and Hannah – that’s until Max was questioning Tempe about her and Booth.

        Oh – Booth is still so in love (and loves) Bones!! Catch the look at the end of the episode.

    • Nick T

      They don’t do Grey’s here. I have to go to Ausiello’s site for that.
      And why is Ashely Tisdale black now?

      • KCB

        HA. Actually, she looks like she’s moving in with Snookie…and the rest of the Shore.

      • BLM

        Hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh!

      • Kim

        She needs to step away from the spray tan… She looks odd.

      • Harioka

        on 11/26/2010 at 22:54The Kit in every shot is: Master Grade Gundam Deathscythe Ver. KaI think Gunpla TV’s really good for model markes and fans of Gunpla, and I think the thing I’d like to see on the show is the inclusion of kits outside Gunpla, as well as comparisons between the two. It’s a really good show and I hope it continues for many episodes more!

  • niki

    I realllly want them to follow the Eric-Sookie storyline from the book… please. Also, Ashley Tisdale looks orange in that picture.

    • Kate

      As a fan of the TV show im glad they dont follow the books otherwise its just constant spoilerage, or would work better as a movie! It is an adaptation of the books and I think it makes it more original and more interesting!

      • Tajah

        I agree that the show is interesting because it does not follow the books completely. However, the Eric-Sookie storyline in the books is very exciting, hot, and would definitely make great TV. I hope that True Blood goes with Eric-Sookie. ASKars hotness. Need I say more?

      • alice

        I think they have been providing a good balance between the books and original content- obviously when the source material is first person and the show is a large ensemble, there’s plenty of room for fun new stuff (Lafeyette, Jesus, Jessica/Hoyt). But I also agree with the OP that I really want to see some variation on the Sookie/Eric Dead to the World plot. Because I think Alexander Skarsgaard would be both sexy AND hysterical. And more Pam, I want lots of Pam!

      • Rashida

        Yeah, but if you can’t stand Bill then the tv show isn’t satisfactory at ALL. And I haven’t even read the books. I just prefer the dynamic between Sookie and Eric. I do not like sappy romances and that is how Bill and Sookie come off as. To each his own.

    • Amy Leigh

      Me too! Alcide doesn’t have to protect Sookie from Eric so the “scoop” was such non-scoop.

      • alice

        I’m actually hoping Alcide in the series doesn’t become the whiny bastard he becomes in the books. This is definitely a time for Alan Ball to deviate from the original.

  • Asha

    Who can hate Dair? Only people who feel like punching their TV every time Dan Humphrey is on screen. I hate the whole Humphrey clan and wish they would get shipped off to another state. Even boring Nate is more interesting than Dan.

    • MeMe

      Girl you crazy.
      He is not annoying when he’s with Blair.

      Serena, totally different story.

      • Asha

        i hate Serena too if it makes you feel better. I think Serena is my least favorite character followed by a three way tie by the Humphrey clan.

      • Miss Talk

        Where do you find time to “hate” so many characters on one show? Just quit watching already because Dair is here to stay.

    • BLM

      I’m digging Dair–Dan is inifintely more appealing when he’s around Blair. Serena makes everyone around her as annoying as herself. But the Thorpes are going to be around until the end of the season? Ugh, bad news. I can’t stand Raina’s eyebrows and weird hair.

      • Lana

        Father and son Humphrey are total doormats when it comes to Serena and Lily. But I agree that Dan is way more appealing with Blair. She even appears to have sympathy for him now when S jerks him around. But she would never admit it to him!

  • E

    Isn’t it Josh Schwartz, not Safran, who’s the executive producer on Gossip Girl with Stephanie Savage?

    • E

      p.s. and josh schwartz in that picture, too?

      • Sandra Gonzalez

        Thanks, E. Safran is a EP, according to the people at CW, but thank you for the catch on the photo. Swapping now. :)

      • Miss Talk

        In one of my countless posts of last year on GG, I remember saying I would like the ‘Fab Six’-well, make it Five, minus the blonde racoon – to end up working in the same company, a magazine publishing company owned by Chuck, that is. If the scenario ever goes that way, how can I get in touch with Ms Savage to get my royalties? Tkx.

      • E

        you’re welcome! :)

  • victoria

    Thanks for the hard work, but nothing on Chuck, Sarah, and the gang?

  • Reena

    Damn i was hoping for GG to get rid of Serena! And can you ask them why Rufus is now just the coat guy who fetches whatever lilly asks for like champagne before going to a party!…but I did enjoy the little bit of Soutland news I am still in shock over nate’s death I tried to watch the episode again but I couldnt knowing what was going to happen. I hope Sammy doesnt go too crazy cant loose him either

  • Kelly

    I thought the CW pulling a brand new episode of Supernatural was a bit rude. Pulling a repeat is one thing but pulling a brand new episode after weeks of no new eps was a little disrespectful to the fans. But the spoilers sound really good.

    • Noirbabalon

      Agree with Kathy. And the comment “It’s just a week. I think we’re all going to be okay.” is just as bad…it’s the broken promise and the no good reason. their behaviour will cause comment but not in a good way for the CW.

  • Jackie

    Finally, some ‘Supernatural’ scoop, and some juicy stuff at that :) I don’t think it’s possible for me to want to hug Sam anymore than I already do. As for the “antagonist of Lilith proportions in the second half of this season”, I’m going to guess it’s the archangel Raphael. The major plots going this season so far have been Crowley trying to expand his domain, Sam’s missing soul, and Raphael trying to take over heaven. Well, Crowley is toast, Sam’s soul is back, and that leaves the war in heaven. Michael’s trapped in Lucifer’s cage, and we know that Raphael wants to put the apocalypse back on track. Plus, there’s nothing that says an angel can’t be the ‘big bad’ of the season – we already know they’re as capable of villainy as demons are.

  • roeboat

    I thought the Castle episode with Nikki Heat was one of the worst ever. I hope see does not come back.

  • jana

    i m not sure about the spnl spoiler-ehm why would i want to rewind him reading that, and can they hsow a character reading sth 10 times, out loud or?is there some-obvious funny possibility im missing?meaning-i am confused

    • jana

      i m serious i want to get the spoiler can someone explain?

  • K

    Am I the only one in Supernatural fandom that is SICK OF BOBBY. He should have been killed off a long time ago. I don’t find his character interesting and his favoritism towards Dean is a bunch of crap. I don’t find him funny or interesting. I miss the days of season 1 when the boys had to figure out the hunt on their own. Now it’s just every single episode, let’s call Bobby and he’ll pull the answer out of his hat.

    He’s gonna blame Sam? Really? Sam didn’t have a SOUL and he didn’t know any better. His only instinct was to look out for himself- to SURVIVE. He didn’t have a soul but he still had his sense of self, and he was basically fighting for his life.

    • The Turth

      I’ve been sick of him since he first appeared. And what you said.

    • chase

      Totally agree. Bobby sucks. He’s so disrespectful to both Sam and Dean..

    • Jason

      Am I the only one in Supernatural fandom that is SICK OF DEAN-LOVERS? Get a grip.

      • DEAN LOVER

        DEAL WITH IT

      • Kalie

        Some people only want to see Dean and Sam, and every other character bugs them. Bobby is necessary because he’s the father figure. He keeps Dean and Sam in line and tells them when they’re being idiots. He’s also the person they can always go to when they need help. I love Bobby.

      • Storm

        I love dean winchester and i am here to watch supernatural season 6. hope this will be aired soon. im unhappy when i saw it gone for a while.

    • Amy Leigh

      ITA. I used to like Bobby a lot more than I have lately. I’m tired of the way he treats Sam, and Dean is his golden boy. I think Jim Beaver is a great actor, but I’m just so tired of Bobby right now.

      • Rain

        Ditto Amy Leigh. I liked Bobby in the past, now I’m over him completely.

      • Ann

        I think people are just overreacting because of that episode where Bobby had to admit to Dean that he was his favorite. Bobby loves both of them, but he has every reason to be cautious around Sam. Unfortunately, Sam has earned a little distrust. Bobby forgave him right away when he chose to listen to Ruby. I’m sure Bobby will get over this soon enough.

      • (0_0)

        I don’t even like Bobby but what are Sam fans so worried about? I’m sure Bobby will be back to fawning over Sam in no time then yelling at Dean about having to be there for Sam. Yeesh.

    • Storm

      Yeah sam seems to be like a lost boy! i sometimes cry whenever i see sam in anguish.

  • Sen

    Wow.. absolutely no major hit shows.. it’s sad how little EW knows without Ausiello, which btw, his new website is amazing!! tons of good scoop.

    • Asha

      Ausiello poached every good entertainment writer out there. No lie. I was over there reading his spoilers and was amazed at how all of the writers are people Iknow and love. Good for him.

      • I guess we can look forward to a whole lot of bogus EXCLUSIVES!!!!11!111!!!! on his website from now on.

    • Agree

      I agree. I only come back to this site out of habit. Nothing worth reading here after Ausiello left. I feel like 2/3 of the spoilers are not about fan favorites, but of shows that entertainment industry wants us to buy into.

    • Rain

      I actually prefer Sandra’s spoilers. She covers a much larger variety of shows than Ausiello ever did.

      Keep up the good work Sandra, some of us really look forward to your posts!

  • The Turth

    I love GG except when it turn into 90210 — “schemenig teens” like they did with Poppy, Serena’s dad, and last Monday against Serena’s mom. It just feels out of character and a little too cute for the show. None of Chuck, Nate, Blair, Serena, or Dan feel like they have real stroies going forward. I love them shceming against each other but not against other people. It feels more Scooby Doo gang plan-of-the-week instead of an ongoing storyline. They totally blew Serena’s dad’s storyline that way.

  • Katie

    I think your crush is only inappropriate because I am crushing on Tom Selleck, too. He’s my crush!

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