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Question: We haven’t laid eyes on Christine since Bones’ Honeymoon episode… any idea when she will be seen again? —Kelley H.
Ausiello: The disappearing daughter returns in this season’s 16th episode — slated to air in the spring — just in time to blow out her birthday candles. On the topic of Christine’s age, exec producer Stephen Nathan pleads, “Before viewers start to do the math to determine her exact age and yell at us, please remember the Bones world is not linear and does not proceed week to week as the show does. Trying to determine specific dates and times is a fool’s errand in a fictional world. That said, enjoy the party! Booth and Brennan do.”
Question: Michael Weatherly has made a few statements recently which indicate that Cote de Pablo may return to NCIS full-time. What can you tell us about this? —Anne
Ausiello: Weatherly said on the red carpet at the People’s Choice Awards, “We miss her every day… and I really hope she comes back.” Period. Cue the “Telephone Game.” That said, it seems that de Pablo wouldn’t be guaranteed the warmest of homecomings. David “Ducky” McCallum recently expressed to DigitalSpy his “frustration and anger that someone should just walk out on us,” adding: “I just don’t understand how a leading lady in a show that’s worldwide, who ostensibly wants to have a career as an actress, suddenly walks away from such a gem and just vanishes a couple of days before we start production.”
Question: Hi. I’m completely addicted to Reign. What can you share about the upcoming episodes? Thx. –Betty
Ausiello: How about this? Executive producer Laurie McCarthy tells TVLine that in Thursday’s outing, “you’ll find out that Catherine’s love life is perhaps richer than any of us would have guessed.”
Question: It’s a long, cold wait until The Mindy Project returns in April. Got any scoop to make the waiting easier? –Jennie
Ausiello: Well, for starters, I suggest five reps per day of the climactic airplane kiss (complete with ass-grab!) between Danny and Mindy from the show’s winter finale. [Yep, I'll pause for a sec so you can catch your breath.] But wait…there’s more! In Episode 20, “An Officer and a Gynecologist,” Mindy gets herself an accidental roommate — Jenny, a 19-year-old patient whose overprotective police-officer dad does not take kindly to her filling a prescription for birth-control pills. Cue Jenny crashing at Mindy’s. Cue the teenager throwing “moderately wild parties” at said bachelorette pad. And cue our titular doctor putting in a call to the cops to set things straight. In the same installment, Danny will rescue an Orthodox rabbi’s hat from some teenage punks — and wind up getting invited over for a home-cooked meal with the family. The yet-to-be-cast Herbert Zuckerman, a happily married man in his 60s, will realize Danny isn’t the “nice Jewish doctor” he’d assumed — at least after Danny brings along Peter as his “half-Jewish consigliere.” Oy vey!
Question: There’s a rumor going around that Grey’s Anatomy is doing a flash-forward episode. They’re allegedly bringing in a 7-year-old actress to play Zola, so that’s how the chatter got started. —BP
Ausiello: Shonda Rhimes is definitely cooking up something unorthodox, but I’m told it’s not a flash-forward episode.