Good Wife! PLEASE! It starts in exactly three days and you’ve given me zero scoops! — Nina
Having just screened the premiere (it’s SOOOOO good), here are three teases: 1) Someone gets an unexpected promotion. 2) Thanks to the family’s new notoriety, one of the Florrick kids finds themselves in the spotlight. And 3) You won’t see an announcement about the new firm yet (though, it has been teased we can expect an “explosion” of drama at the firm) but one of the reasons for the delay has Alicia rolling her eyes. Oh, fourth years…
Sandra! Can you tell me anything exciting about the Once Upon a Time premiere? — Jennifer
Tensions on the big ship will reach an intense climax — one that will find Snow and Regina coming to blows! And they’re not the only ones. That’s right: HOTTIE FIGHT! Charming vs. Hook. I’d buy that one on pay-per-view!
Any Once Upon a Time scoopage? — Cam
I think Hook/Emma fans are going to like the premiere. Not that there’s a Moment or anything. But I certainly got the impression they’re having a little fun with these two this year more than ever. How far will it go, though? That was one of the questions posted to EPs Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz during a press conference after a select few got to view the first two episodes. I will share scoop from that chat this Sunday after the west coast airing of the premiere!
Those AHS: Coven opening credits gave me the creeps. Have any scoop on the season? — Eric
I’m glad you asked! I actually had a chance to chat with Evan Peters today when he came in to do one of EW’s Pop Culture Personality Tests (Spoiler: He mentions Alex Mack, guys.) And while he couldn’t say much about the new season, in which he plays a Tulane frat boy who takes a liking to Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe, he did give a little insight into their meeting. ”They go to a party and he sees Taissa’s character there and immediately falls in love. It’s love at first sight,” he says. ” Then…to be determined.” And while the series is well-known for its darkness, Peters also spilled that fans can expect a more humor-injected tone. “The writing this year is funny. In between the scary stuff, it’s lighter and glamorous and sexy and funny and very cool.”
Sandra! Loved the season premiere of Castle. But I was sad we didn’t get to see Alexis’s reaction to the proposal. Will we ever flash back to that? — Violet
As mentioned in my post-mortem with EP Andrew Marlowe, we will see her reaction in certain behavioral ways. One thing I didn’t tell you in that article? The cast and crew are currently working on a very interesting hour that centers on Alexis and her fight to free a man on death row. “We have an interesting episode where Alexis has been involved in an Innocence Project-type case with her professor that has not gone well and last-ditch efforts have not exculpated the guy. So with 72 hours left, she ends up recruiting her father to help,” he says. “It’s a really moving episode that allows Castle and his daughter — along with Beckett helping — to them to spend a lot of time together and also talk about what it means to be a family. That’s something we’re really excited about.” Me too!
Scandal scoop for Gladiators!! — Mara
If you saw the sneak peek I offered up earlier, then you already know: Mellie is going to come in and help Olivia and Fitz help figure out a way out of this sticky situation the administration find itself in. And at EW’s pre-Emmy party this weekend, the gorgeous Bellamy Young elaborated, saying “Mellie is ready to handle things….she has very specific ideas about who to throw under the bus. She will see her plan implemented come hell or high water.” But, she warned, “of course it will inevitably blow up in her face as Mellie’s plans tend to.”
I will take any form of Scandal info you can give me. #Prettypleasewithfitzontop — Roslyn How can I deny that offer?! Here’s something from Jeff Perry: “Somewhere in the first couple of episodes, Cyrus is transported to an ominous location in the trunk of a car.”
So is Sweets really leaving Bones next week? — Diane They’ll explain in the episode, but I wouldn’t count on him being gone for too long. That said, Sweets is definitely on a mission to explore important deeds outside the Jeffersonian — and by the end, the rest of the team will understand that. It’s a very, pun-intended, Sweet episode.
Sandra, I’m still fanning myself after that Beauty and the Beast photo you tweeted. How is it possibly Jay Ryan even looks sexy in full beast mode? Anyway, have you seen the episode? Any teases? — Joan
Saw it. Loved it. And fans’ll love it too. You may have heard a lot about the “changes” that Vincent goes through that put a strain on their relationship (specifically, he’s all Grrr-y now) and while you get the sense it will definitely be a battle to recover what they once had, there’s one very important gesture he makes that will fill your heart with hope.
SANDRA! Any scoop on Downton Abbey? I’ve promised myself I wouldn’t bootleg but would love some teases. — Erika
Could having Matthew dead be even BETTER than watching him and Mary alive? Maybe not in fans’ opinions. But creator Julian Fellowes certainly thinks it packs a punch. “To be honest dramatizing Mary rebuilding herself is more interesting than just two people being happy,” he told us at EW’s pre-Emmy bash. “It will be interesting to see how the Americans take to the way we dealt with that, but I think it’s strong [season].” Now, if only we could see it AT THE SAME TIME AS THE UK. This is the last time I’ll rant about this. Probably.
Can you tell me about this supposed Stelena moment in the Vampire Diaries season premiere? — Brandy
Before you get all excited, I will tell you that it may not happen exactly how you’re imagining. There’s definitely a twist there (because, remember, they aren’t exactly next door to each other). That said, if your heart doesn’t swell while watching it, you’re as heartless as Katherine (used?) to be!
I NEED some Vampire Diaries. PLEASE! — Brianna
If you cry during the season premiere (hint: you will), then make sure you have EXTRA boxes of tissues for episode 4. I’m told it’s a whopper of an hour.
White Collar scoopage please! — Monica
In the premiere, Peter does get a get-out-of-jail-free card (you didn’t REALLY expect them to keep him in the pokey, right?) but it happens in a way that will definitely cause problems down the line. I won’t say for who. Meanwhile, baby bump alert! Yup, someone’s preggo. Guess who?
Sandra! I’m so excited about your Revenge chat with Gabe! Please ask whether Nolan will have a love interest this season. — Nicky
Awkward turtle….our chat has unfortunately been rescheduled. I’ll let you know when that is as soon as I know. So hold on to that query!
Sandra! I hope this makes it into spoiler room, but I loved the Big Bang Theory premiere. Any scoopage to share on the rest of the season? — Margaret
Episode 6 is going to feature a guest appearance from someone you probably thought you’d never see on the show: Albert Einstein! Don’t worry, BBT isn’t doing a time travel episode. He pops up in a dream.