Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on HIMYM, Revolution, Revenge, Once, Beast, Justified, Hostages & More
Is How I Met Your Mother trotting the globe? Will Patrick return for (shirtless) Revenge? Are more Scandal sexytimes ahead? Who is Once Upon a Time‘s new hero? Is Beauty’s Beast in heat? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Do you have any spoilers for How I Met Your Mother? –Shari
Did somebody order Chinese? Because one of the final season’s episodes will travel abroad as well as through time. “There’s an episode coming up that’s … mostly in flashback and mostly set in China,” EP Craig Thomas shares. And if you’re all “Huh?” — and I reckon you are — he adds, “It will make sense once you see it.” And there’ll be other episodes like it, including the “rhyming” half-hour airing Monday. “There’s a lot of crazy time machine, structural jumpiness coming up that I think people will enjoy,” Thomas says.
When is Patrick getting back to Revenge? – Hugo
There’s a strong chance he’ll be back by this season’s 13th episode (if not much sooner), because that when the ABC soap will be introducing (drumroll, please) Patrick’s ruggedly handsome biological father, Jimmy. In that same episode, we’ll also meet two other pivotal characters — Conrad’s mysterious first wife, Stevie, and Sara’s blue-collar mom Loretta (who is not pleased her daughter has re-started a romance with Daniel).
Do you have news to share about the upcoming season of Dallas on TNT? — @pattydrake2
Judith’s back, meaning “Judith” will be back. I chatted up Judith Light at this week’s Artios Awards, where she confirmed that Harris Ryland’s ruthless-creepy momma will continue to be ruthless and creepy in Season 3. Hailing her character as “divine,” Light – when she wasn’t telling me I didn’t look old enough to remember her as Karen Wolek, god bless her – shared this about what’s ahead: “I can tell you that she has a job, one that she’s had before, and it deals with things that are not necessarily on the up-and-up.”
What can you hint about the upcoming episodes of Scandal? –Lindsey
Here’s a tiny something to get you through the next two weeks: Already I have teased the “wow” of Episode 9, airing Dec. 5. But the actual midseason finale teeing up the winter break? It’s even wow-ier. “Episode 10, which sort of frames this first chapter of this third season, is bananas. Banananananas,” Bellamy Young told me. “I mean, the writers blow my mind every time I sit down, they raise their own game. I don’t know how they do it.” And while unable to spill details, Young said that the gasp-worthy moments on hand for that pre-hiatus hour come in the following flavors: “Sad, sexy, happy and horrifying.”
I think the Inside Line is due for some Walking Dead scoop – got one? –Craig
What I’ve got… is this exclusive photo from Sunday’s episode – and it has to make a person wonder: Now that the Governor and Martinez are reunited, is Woodbury about to rise from the ashes?
Is CBS’ Hostages going to reveal all before they end the season, or will it just end? –Carol
In the two-hour finale airing Jan. 6, “We will resolve the storylines for all major characters,” executive producer Rick Eid assures the Inside Line. As such, “We hope that the last episode will feel like the final chapter of a 15-chapter novel.”
I’m confused — I watched the Person of Interest episode where Carter was shot and looked to be dead! Now I’m reading in the entertainment section and they are talking as if she’s alive?! Alive or dead? –Robert
Um, I’d seriously reconsider your bookmark of said “entertainment section.” As if my Q&As with the EPs and Taraji P. Henson didn’t make it clear, Carter is truly and sincerely dead – though she could live on in “new” flashbacks, as POI is known to do. And Henson is all for it. “I love Carter, so I’m interested to see what they could come up with. I would love to return for a flashback. Absolutely.”