Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Bones, Glee, Psych, Weeds, Dallas, Leverage, Dexter and More
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Question: Do you have any scoop on the season of premiere of Castle? —Ivy
Ausiello: Well, Castle and Beckett obviously know they hooked up, and we know they hooked up, but what about everyone else? “It’ll be fun to see who finds out about them being together — who stays out of the loop and for how long and how they decide to reveal all of that,” Stana Katic shared with us at the Critics’ Choice Awards, where she was a presenter. “That’s a big bombshell.” But speaking of bombshells, Katic feels that the unsolved murder of Beckett’s mother could hang a cloud over Kate and Rick’s otherwise happy coupling. “One of the things that I, as viewer, am curious about is … her mother’s murder. Even though the two of them have gotten together, that still looms over them.”
Question: Since it seems there won’t be much in the way of Castle spoilers coming out of Comic-Con this year, do you have anything you can share that will help us through the hiatus? —Rachel
Ausiello: The new season will pick up pretty much where last season left off.
Question: With Grimm returning August 13 (with four new Monday episodes), will we be getting more episodes next season than the standard 22? —Stefan
Ausiello: As of now, it’s 22. But my gut tells me that number will go up.
Question: Do you have any scoop on Dexter? —John
Ausiello: Dex may want to stock up on singles: Strip clubs (one in particular) will play a sizeable role in Season 7.
Question: I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but is there any news on the graduating Glee seniors Dianna Agron, Amber Riley and Mark Salling? —Cindy
Ausiello: No, but I can tell you that Chris Colfer expects Kurt to be “back full-force” next season, although his surprising rejection from NYADA leaves a big question mark about what he’ll be doing and where he’ll be doing it. “We’ll see if he still wants to be a performer,” Colfer muses. “I don’t know if he’s hardened after that [NYADA] experience.” And what about Kurt and Blaine? “I almost can’t say anything without giving [something] away,” he hedges. “They’re still together as far as I know. So we’ll see where that takes them.”
Question: I’m on the fence about this season’s True Blood. Tell me something that will make me want to stick with it. —Lori
Ausiello: Three “couples” will have sex for the first time in this Sunday’s episode.
Question: The previews for True Blood seem to spell doom for Arlene (Carrie Preston). First Andy seems to be questioning someone about her whereabouts, and now Tara’s attacking her in her freezer. —Kellen
Ausiello: There’s a pretty dramatic death in the next couple weeks, but Arlene is not the victim. In sorta-related news…
Question: Any plans for Carrie Preston to return to The Good Wife? —Caroline
Ausiello: Yep! “They definitely want me back,” Preston tells TVLine. “We’re just trying to work out the details. HBO has been very kind in giving me permission to do some more.”
Question: We’re still waiting for some scoop on the bonus Bones episode titled, “The Gunk in the Garage.” —Ed
Ausiello: Did I forget to give you that scoop? Sorry, my bad. I’ve known for golly, a month now? The ep finds the team “investigating a victim who has been blown up by a bomb,”explains exec producer Stephen Nathan. “When they ID the victim and go to inform his widow, they find that he is still alive and living with her.” Bonus spoiler, per Nathan: “We also see Sweets running point in the investigation with a new and very attractive FBI agent played by [Shark's] Danielle Panabaker.”
Question: In light of Fringe‘s big final-season time jump, is it safe to say that Georgina Haig (Etta) will be a series regular? —Joel
Ausiello: It’s not safe to say. What is safe to say is that we willbe seeing more of Olivia and Peter’s grown daughter. THIS JUST IN: The title of the Season 5 opener is, “Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11.” Now someone tell me what the frak that means.
Question: Ausi, help me! I just watched all seven seasons of Weeds in 11 days and now I’m desperate for anything you can dig up on the eighth and final season! —Nathan
Ausiello: Seven seasons in 11 days? Are you high?! (The classics never go out of style.) Nancy spends much of the July 1 opener fighting for her life in the wake of that cliffhanger shooting, leaving her friends and family to grieve in their own special way — two of ‘em have sex in her hospital room while she’s unconscious and a third feels her up (also while she’s unconscious).