Awwww. Y’all know what I realized this week?
It’s been just about one year since we first started our show-mance (and I mean that quite literally). Our mutual love for television has brought us together and I couldn’t be happier about it. So many thanks for your readership, harassment, and love. Sometimes, it all even came rolled in a single e-mail. Crazies after my own heart — I love it.
So I hope you enjoy today’s installment and the comfort of knowing that you’re now officially my longest relationship ever. Woo!!… I think.
Also, celebrate by sending me more questions and ponderings. (E-mail: SpoilerRoom@EW.com or Tweet: @EWSandraG) You’re great people and I appreciate you. Happy Anniversary!! (Note: It was officially last Saturday, but in the grand tradition of all my relationships, I forgot. So we can celebrate now!)
‘GREY’S ANATOMY’: KIM RAVER TALKS TEDDY’S GRIEF
So, readers, was Grey’s Anatomy not the most heart-wrenching thing ever last night? I was consoled only by the fact that I was sure there were other people somewhere bawling along with me. But aside from leaving me with puffy eyes, the episode also left us all with a burning question: What’s going to happen to poor Teddy? Well, when I spoke with Kim Raver, she weighed in on what’s next. “It’s like the time-bomb waiting to explode,” she says. “I know that she doesn’t just dissolve into a puddle on the floor. It’s not that kind of grieving. I know she will go into ‘Let me try to fix it’ mode. But we don’t know how long that will hold.”Moreover, she said, when the show returns from hiatus, the dynamic between Cristina, Owen and Teddy will be unlike any we’ve seen between them before. “To have the three of them interacting is going to be very interesting to watch and to see the outcome from this devastating event. The impact of it [is great].”
And, of course, she says, one of the things that will weigh most heavily on the former Army doc is the suddenness of her husband’s tragic death and the fact that she wasn’t there. “In her mind, when she talks to him [before surgery], she’s sure she’s going to see him in post-op. It’s not like it was a tricky surgery,” she says. “It’s like when we get in our car — you expect for there to be dangers on the road but you never expect to be flipped upside down. You don’t expect to lose someone so close to you. That’s the horrifying reality she’s going to have to deal with.”
I think we all better add “Kleenex” to our Christmas lists.
‘CRIMINAL MINDS’: GARCIA LEANS ON MORGAN DURING CRISIS
Next Wednesday, Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) will find herself front and center on a case that will push her psyche to the limits as a friend of hers (Brigid Brannagh) goes missing. And as Vangsness previews, the horrific event will bring Garcia even closer to her BAU bestie, Morgan. “I think that he and J.J. are there the whole time, but she can totally be who she is around him,” says Vangsness. “When she gets crazy, he is the giver of that support she needs. When she is about to completely crack, he’s the one giving the tough love. He’s the one who comes to her when he thinks there’s something wrong.”
But while that kind of unconditional support is the stuff great love is made of, Vangsness says theirs is completely platonic — and she hopes that never changes. “It’s so much better in your imagination. Their talent is dancing on the line. If you go over that line, there’s no room for imagination,” she says. “You want that person always idealized. I think that’s the thing — they’re idealized in each other’s minds. And whenever you’re with somebody [romantically], you can no longer idealize them, and that’s no fun.”
In all, she says, the episode, which also guest stars Heroes’ Jack Coleman,” solidifies what you already know about them — they ain’t goin’ nowhere, in terms of their affection.”
‘GLEE’: GRANT GUSTIN PREVIEWS HIS RETURN
You either loved or hated the tension caused by the arrival of Sebastian Smithe (Grant Gustin) on this week’s Glee, but regardless of your thoughts, he’ll be back.
When I spoke with Gustin prior to his debut this week, he said we’ll see Sebastian in episode 8, where “Sebastian becomes slightly more straightforward toward Kurt about how he feels about him and Kurt does the same toward Sebastian,” says Gustin. “They have their very first alone time without Blaine there, and they definitely express how they feel about each other.” Which, I’m guessing means they don’t exchange friendship bracelets. Excellent.
We’ll also see Sebastian come into his own more, Gustin previews, saying, “The scene we filmed for episode 8 was definitely my favorite that I’ve gotten to partake in because I think I’m becoming more comfortable with being Sebastian,” he says. “He’s a cocky SOB.”
And he’s a cocky SOB we’ll likely see after episode 8 as well. That’s right, the drama won’t end there. “There’s definitely a little more tension and drama in episode 8,” he says. “But there’s also a fun set-up for how Sebastian will return in a very exciting way that I will not give away yet.”