HURRICANE ME IS ON THE WAY!
But I’m not going to let pesky wind, rain, or Frankenstorms get in the way of giving you some scoop on your favorite shows. (It did, however, royally poop on some fun in-person chats I had set up. #NCIS #Revolution) However, we solider on.
Enjoy your offerings today. Make sure to keep sending questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’re in the path of the storm, be careful, friends.
‘NCIS: LA’: WHICH COUPLE WILL BE K-I-S-S-I-N-G BY 2013?
I have been loving the flirting between Eric and Nell this season, it has been adorable to witness! Can we hope to see more of it this season and see that relationship continue? — Cheryl
Remember the almost-kiss between Nell and Eric earlier this season? Remember how bummed you were that it didn’t happen? Well, be sad no longer: There’s a KISS COMING! “I won’t tell you which episode,” teases executive producer Shane Brennan. “But there is a kiss coming. It’s nerd love!” (Extra hints because I like you: It will air before December and they are NOT on a mission.)
Now, before Kensi and Deeks fans cry foul and claim they’ve been waiting for a love connection longer, Brennan is quick to point out that the two couples are on very different paths. “Nerds don’t hang around when it comes to love. They jump right in,” he jokes. “It certainly has developed. It’s an intellectual relationship that sometimes struggles to find its physicality, but that’s the nature of the characters. Whereas Kensi and Deeks there a playfulness and sexy tension.” Look for Nell and Eric to continue to sizzle this season, and, Brennan predicts, “If it’s a race to the end, I think they’re leading Kensi and Deeks.”
For much more on NCIS: LA, keep an eye out for my November sweeps preview tomorrow!
‘ARROW’: WHY YOU WILL ‘DIG’ OLIVER’S NEW CONFIDANT
I’ll be honest: I was not expecting Dig to be the first person to learn Oliver’s secret on Arrow. But now that he has, I’m completely on board — especially after executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explained to me what’s in store for this new dynamic duo.
“Dig finding out is going to rock everyone’s world,” he says. “We always knew early on that we wanted to give Oliver someone to talk to. We didn’t want to constantly have voiceover where he was expressing his thoughts to the audience.” Additionally, Kreisberg says that, in a way, Dig understands Oliver’s predicament better than anyone else, and his view of the young crimefighter isn’t sullied by “preconceived notions of who Oliver Queen was.”
“We always say that if Oliver is the dark the Dig is the light and the truth is somewhere in between,” he says. “They really need each other — Oliver needs someone to remind him of the value of life and that the extreme way is not the only way. And that sort of push and pull between the characters has given us so many great episodes because you get to see them not just having fun as partners but also see them wrestle with the morality of this quest they are both on.”
But what does Dig get from Oliver? A sense of Purpose. “Since he’s come back and is in personal security, he feels like he’s not making a difference in the world. So teaming up with Oliver certainly gives him the opportunity to do that,” he says.
A TWISTY ‘HAWAII FIVE-0′
I really appreciate when a show plays with format, and Hawaii Five-0 does that incredibly well in the Nov. 5, which features a previously reported guest appearance from Terrance Howard as a criminal from Danny’s past.
What’s coolest here is how Howard’s character is worked into the story. Danny is actually telling Steve the story about his interactions with this criminal, and it’s a significant tale for two incredibly meaningful reasons that I can’t ruin for you. (The reveals were extremely well done!) Meanwhile, the story itself is an important part of the episode and will lead to a truly bro-mantic moment between Steve and Danny that fans will love. (It involves bombs!)
Bonus scoop: Danny + One Direction = amazing!