Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Scandal, Bones, Big Bang, Grimm, Once, Spartacus and More!
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Question: Please. I’m begging you. Anything Scandal-related would be greatly appreciated. —Mateo
Ausiello: Thursday’s insane Season 2A climax features two reunions, three (possibly four) **e****s and at least one **a**. There’s also tons of male nudity, if, you know, you’re into that sort of thing.
Question: Got any Once Upon a Time scoop for us? — Susan
Ausiello: Yes! While speaking with Josh Dallas about this week’s David/Charming-heavy episode, Matt Mitovich picked his brain about Brothers & Sisters alum John Pyper-Ferguson’s character, who thus far has only been described as the widowed father to a young boy. “I can’t tell you anything,” Dallas hedged. “Just know that he’s an outsider.” Speaking of outsiders, Dallas was slightly more forthcoming with a status report on wayward driver Greg Mendell, played by Ethan Embry. “In this Sunday’s episode, you see Greg grilling Belle about what she actually saw that night at the car accident,” he said, musing: “Hmm, why does he want to know…?”
Question: Big Bang Theory spoilers, please! —Kathleen
Ausiello: For the occasion of Raj’s first date with Raising Hope‘s Kate Micucci, the show finds a clever way to get around his selective mutism.
Question: OMG! Did you see that kiss that Nick gave Jess? Got any scoop for New Girl about their potential future together? —Tiffany
Ausiello: Their short-term future will involve more kissing. Their longer-term future will involve this complication. Bonus Scoop: Cece/Schmidt fans will enjoy the tag at the end of this week’s episode.
Question: Any Blue Bloods news? —Geraint
Ausiello: It appears the show is looking to add a new, possibly permanent notch to Danny’s rotating partner belt in the wake of Jennifer Esposito’s controversial exit. Producers are casting the role of Bax, a whip-smart, thirtysomething, female detective who gets assigned to work alongside Danny. Well aware of her new partner’s mercurial reputation, Bax is ideally equipped to handle his temperament (i.e.: she’s a better investigator than he is). Got casting tips? Hit the comments!
Question: Any Nikita scoop on Alex? —Ross
Ausiello: Sean will be “fuming from the ears” when Alex and Owen get paired on a mission together, previews Devon Sawa. But chillax, “Salex” fans, things remain strictly platonic between the agents. Allow Sawa to explain: “Owen attempts a joke that is only funny because it’s so awkward, but at the same time the intercom is on and Sean’s listening in.” Hence the jealous ex-Navy SEAL’s reaction.
Question: Love The Good Wife! No one has asked this and maybe I’m reaching, but will we find out what exactly happened to Nick? Did Kalinda kill him? —Amy
Ausiello: No one asked it? Is that your story, Amy? And are you’re sticking to it? ‘Cause I could’ve sworn I asked Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King about that very mystery back in December. And I could’ve sworn their answer appeared right here in Ask Ausiello. Speaking of which, not content with their “ambiguous” response, I dispatched my colleague, Vlada Gelman, to Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards to get more concrete intel from Archie Panjabi herself. When asked if we’ll ever find out what exactly Kalinda did to Nick, the Emmy winner said, “Possibly…” Curses, foiled again! Gelman did manage to coax a Kalinda/Cary scooplet from Panjabi, who hinted at some “interesting moments” coming up for the pair, adding, “We filmed [the scenes] last week in the freezing cold. They’re worth watching.” Bonus Scoop: Props to ReAAder Christine for theorizing that the “very big” season-ending plot Julianna Margulies recently hinted at involves Alicia starting her own firm. I have no clue if it’s true but it totally makes sense.
Question: Can you please give us some Shameless scoop? — Alex
Ausiello: Now that Kev’s crazy ex is out of the picture, he and Veronica will get busy making a family. “We’re trying to have a baby, so you’re going to see us go full force with that, which is going to be a storyline that’s never been on television before ever,” Shanola Hampton told TVLine at the Image Awards. But as determined as they are to create a little one, “Veronica is at the point where her body is not necessarily doing what she wants it to do, which is being able to have children.” Hampton teases that we’ll see “another side” of her frisky, fun character as she goes “through [this] struggle.”