Person of Interest. This is the best new show; please tell me it is going to continue. — Yvette
I actually caught up with creator Jonathan Nolan and Michael Emerson last weekend for a fancy little press breakfast at the Trump Hotel, and got a chance to steal both of them aside to ask a few question — yours included! And Nolan told me that reaction from the studio has been “very positive.” “We have a large and growing audience,” he says. “The network has been incredibly supportive and positive … It’s a fun problem to have that you wake up every day hoping to tell a story that people find compelling and engaging, and if you do, you get to keep telling that story, which seems fair.” And I hope it continues, too. See below for why.
I’m loving Person of Interest! It’s actually the only new fall show I’ve stuck with. I hope it gets a full season! I want more eps!! Any idea what’s in store? — Laura
During our sit-down, Nolan noted that while he hopes viewers get a small piece of the serialized element in every episode, he’s also peppered a number of important mythology episodes throughout the season. Episode 9, which is a big episode for Det. Carter (Taraji P. Henson), is one of them. “One of the fun things to do is to take someone who you’ve developed a rapport with episode after episode, but maybe you haven’t discovered as much about them as you want. Then, you get a chance to put that person in the spotlight for a minute.”
What happened to Nikita and Alex? Are they going to be the way it used to be in Season 1 soon? I miss them working together and having that bond and being there for each other. — Jenny
I got the scoop on this straight from producer (and former EW employee!) Albert Kim at New York Comic-Con last weekend (see the video below, in case you missed it). Alex and Nikita’s “parallel paths” will “start converging” as we head toward the mid-season finale. For her part, Maggie Q says “there is great love there” but as Alex ultimately chooses what she gets involved with “that may become something that Nikita can’t protect her from any more”
I’d love some scoop on Nikita please! Specifically on when Owen will be returning and if him and Alex will finally meet. Thank you! — Kat
Owen returns in episode 10. As you know, he’s been working for Gogol, and Kim told me “he’s not going to be able to keep that hidden from [Nikita], which, obviously, will create a lot of friction between them.” As for a meeting between Alex and Owen, Kim said there’s a game plan to have the two cross paths eventually. The first step in that process? Owen learning the real deal with Alex! “We’ll see Nikita fill him in a bit about that situation. And then, I think, like most of the characters on this show, they’re going be on a collision course, eventually,” he says. “As far as there being any sort of relationship, we’ll have to see. We don’t even know what happens at this point.”
I feel sad for even asking because I don’t think it’s going to happen. But is there any hope for Jazmine and Crosby? — Sara
Oh, there’s hope — and possibly a drunken night on the horizon. Funny thing is that it comes when you least expect it.
Parks and Recreation!! Please! My love for this show is more fierce than Leslie’s love for waffles! — Lauren S.
Then prepare to love the upcoming Halloween episode, which we gave you a sneak peek of yesterday. Not only does the episode give us a chance to see Chris dirty dance (not the movie, I’m talking bump ‘n’ grind), but we also get to see Ron and Ann bond over tools and Leslie try to drown Tom. Did you notice none of that even had to do with Halloween? Well, it’s because those teases are just the tip of the iceberg of awesome that will blow a hole in your titanic-sized explanations. Be thankful I stopped myself where I did; that analogy could have gone on forever.
Holy $#!*! Sons of Anarchy was ridiculous this week! Is this the last of Juicy? What’s going to happen with Tara? I heard there’s a death next week. Which one is it? — Jim
This season has been bananas. And I know that’s not the most eloquent of statements, but words to describe this show sometimes escape me. That said, if you liked this week’s, prepare yourself for something even crazier in next week’s episode. First, I recommend re-watching the final scene before making any predictions. Second, there is a ridiculously huge development on the Tara front, and there’s no way in hell I’m telling you more than that. And there’s absolutely a death next week that will stick a spike in your heart — and possibly change the way you see a pivotal character.
That Walking Dead cliffhanger was all you’d promised!! Are we going to learn who shot Carl? Is he going to die? — Lisa
You will learn who shot Carl almost immediately on Sunday. As for Carl’s future, it’s definitely grim. You’ll get a clear picture of how grave his wound is and, if you’re anything like me, seeing his parents get the news will totally gut you. Also surprising? Rick will also find himself in not-so-great condition by the end of this episode, too.
Suburgatory! I’m in love with Jeremy Sisto. Just sayin’…IT’S ELTON! — Stacey
Well, I’ll have a lot for your next week because Jane Levy will be stopping by the EW! Want to know more about Tessa’s upcoming Sweet 16 party? Or about her love triangle with Thomas McDonell? Send all your questions for her to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Any Justified scoopage?! — Val
Sure do! The show has just cast the role of Jimmy Wold, a clean-cut young thug who is the newest recruit in Boyd’s gang. The role will be played by new-to-us actor Jesse Luken, who’s very easy on the eyes, fyi.
(Lynette Rice, Eric Strecker, and Benjamin Wood contributed to this column.)