Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Bones, Castle, The Mentalist, Once, The Good Wife, Suits and More
When will Castle make like Nicolas Cage? Is The Mentalist gearing up to go “there”? Are you ready for a blast from Bones‘ past? Will Once Upon a Time explore [Spoiler]‘s origins? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Got anything for Episode 6.06 of Castle? It seems to be a huge secret. No title, no synopsis, no nothing. –Susan
Oh, you’ve (likely) heard about Episode 6, you just don’t know it. That hour “has a touch of National Treasure and a touch of Da Vinci Code,” series creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells me, echoing some earlier pre-season interviews. “It’s a really fun, delightful, classic Castle episode.”
Will Castle Season 6 have a two-parter? –Vanessa
Marlowe seems iffy on the prospect of continuing that tradition, if only because the season premiere (airing Sept. 23 and 30) checks off the two-parter box. “If we have a compelling enough reason to do it, we might,” he allows, “but there are other really interesting ideas that we have on the drawing board for February that may be as fun as a two-parter, yet different.”
Do you have anything on Bones for us this week? –Cassidy
Oh, only this exclusive first look at the return of Tony and Roxy, in Monday’s episode “The Cheat in the Retreat.”
Anything about the Jane/Lisbon romance on The Mentalist? –Holly
Their romance? Slow down, Tex. We’re not there. Yet. But once the Red John nastiness is over? Perhaps a very different story. “They haven’t been thinking about [their growing closeness] while it’s been happening, so all this accumulated emotion and feeling has been building up, essentially, behind them,” show boss Bruno Heller shares. “It’s only when they step away from that and can turn around and look back that they will really start to see how they feel about each other, and it’s great fun to explore that on the page. I think it’s going to be a whole different look at these two characters.”
What scoop can you give on The Good Wife? –Ella
Carrie Preston – on the verge of winning her Emmy last Sunday – told us that when Elsbeth Tascioni resurfaces this season, it will be to represent Lockhart/Gardner against frequent foe Viola Walsh (played by Rita Wilson). In that episode, she teased, “There’s a really fun thing that I get to do that I can’t wait for people to see!” I’m thinking… b**chslap?
Will Once Upon a Time fans see how Regina adopted Henry this season? –Ishan
“Yes,” series cocreator Adam Horowitz confirms. “Before our Christmas break, we plan to show the why and the how of how baby Henry came to his new mother.” Fun fact: I will be moderating the Once Upon a Time/Wonderland panel at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, Oct. 12. Got questions? Email InsideLine@tvline.com!