Happy Hump Day, readers.
Sorry I don’t have much time to chat; I’m working on a super secret project that I have to keep super secret just a little while longer before sharing it with you. But definitely keep an eye on my Twitter account for some upcoming exciting news.
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‘THE OFFICE’: HAPPY ENDING FOR ANDY/ERIN?
When Erin first came on the scene at the Office, I was convinced they were setting her up to be Mrs. Andy Bernard. But their romance has certainly unfolded differently than I expected, especially in the last few weeks, as we saw Erin break it off with Andy so she could be with Pete.
But will the two find their way back to each other before the end of the season?
“There are a lot of big changes in both their lives; I’ll say that,” says executive producer Greg Daniels, who I caught up with at the show’s wrap party this past weekend. “To really understand their relationship, you probably should watch it [unfold in the next episodes].”
Jake Lacey, meanwhile, spilled a few beans that he maybe should haven’t. So to ensure I don’t ruin anything, I’ll blank out a name when he explains how everything unfolds: “[SPOILER] finds love in a different way, I suppose. He’s certainly not left out in the cold,” he told me. “He’s not put on a boat and shoved out in the ocean.”
You’ll find out the answer to that puzzle during the May 16 finale, and if we’re lucky, we could be in for a super-sized episode. As Daniels told me earlier this weekend, the finale is shaping up to be a little longer than expected, and as a result, he’s “been begging NBC to get more time so we could include the endings of everybody’s stories.”
Overall, while he won’t say much about the characters’ endings, Daniels says, “I think they make sense based on who the people are.”
CASTLE: WHO WILL WE SEE IN A ‘DIFFERENT LIGHT’?
Yesterday, I shared with you an exclusive sneak peek of Castle’s Rear Window-esque 100th episode, which finds Castle laid up (and very antsy) after a skiing accident leaves him nursing a broken leg. But while Nathan Fillion sang praises for the episode (“The fact that it’s our 100th episode makes it great”), he said fans should also be looking forward to an episode I previously told you about that deals with Det. Ryan’s shady days in narcotics.
“I know the fans are going to be very happy with it,” he says. “ We figure, ‘Oh, we know this guy; we love this guy,’ and then we — as a cast of characters — find out something about him that we don’t know and he has to go back into this world that he was in for this one episode. We really get to see him in a very different light.”
Fillion said the “rewarding” episode was a great chance to shine a light on Det. Ryan. “I love it when — and this happens in life — you figure you know somebody super well and they tell you something like, ‘Oh, I went to prison once.’ ‘WHAT!?!” he jokes. “It may not change your opinion of somebody but you certainly see them in a different light.”
‘REVOLUTION’: THREE BURNING QUESTIONS
Do you know when we’re going to see the showdown between Neville and his son on Revolution? — Terri
In the first episode back! “There is this sort of unforgivable schism between father and son. And from that point on, their paths diverge,” says executive producer Eric Kripke. “Jason makes some radical changes and Neville is left to deal with them.” It’s so bad, says Kripke, that it “sets them on different paths for really most of the season.”
I’m so excited for the return of Revolution. Anything new you can share about the return? — Anne
In this second half, don’t expect the heroes to be traveling in one big happy bunch. According to Kripke, there’s a split-up coming. “I don’t want to say who goes where, but in our classic Lord of the Rings-way, different epic quests end up evolving and our little fellowship ends up having to split up and head off into different directions in the most emotional and fraught way possible to accomplish their goals,” he says. These quests will take them into the two new lands that have been teased — Georgia Federation and Plains Nation.
I’m going to marathon Revolution this weekend to prepare for the return. I’m hoping the lights don’t go out because I need this refresher course. Anything juicy to share to help me get through my quest? — Melissa
“If the first half of the season was to find Danny, the second half of the season, this war really begins,” teases Kripke. “It’s about this rag-tag group of rebels up against the evil empire — it’s as fun as that. It’s the good guys versus the bad guys and overwhelming battles and love and romance and loyalty.”