Mega Buzz: A Big Once Mistake, a CSI Return and a Revolution "Power" Grab
Jennifer Morrison, William Petersen, Elizabeth Mitchell | Photo Credits: ABC, Robert Voets/CBS; Brownie Harris/NBC
I need Once Upon a Time scoop, STAT! — Mallory
NATALIE: Let's see if I can turn this into a fairy tale: Once upon a time, a noble and moral character made a drastic decision that would forever mar his or her future, something so dastardly and irreversible that you would think that this character was actually evil rather than pure of heart. Any guess as to who will make the biggest mistake of his or her life?
I'm crushed that the CSI writers broke up Sara and Grissom! What are they thinking? — Lisa
ADAM: Hopefully, this news will console you. "We don't feel like it's over," executive producer Don McGill tells us. "We felt the relationship had hit the true rocks and things were really at a breaking point. But they're not divorced or even separated. They're really just taking a very big time out." More good news: The writers aren't planning to throw Sara into any rebound flings and are actually hoping that this relationship hiccup might lure Grissom himself, William Petersen, back to the show. "The door is always open," McGill says. Silver lining?
What's going to happen now that Monroe has power on Revolution? — John
NATALIE: If Miles, Rachel and the kids are able to escape Monroe's helicopters — spoiler alert: they do — the group will be on a quest to turn the power back on for everyone, which is why they enlist the help of other territories, like the Georgia Federation (headed up by Leslie Hope). "Now that the stakes have changed, Rachel feels that it's the only thing that can be done," Elizabeth Mitchell says. "But whether or not that can be done, it's really hard."
Loved meeting Rick's dad on Castle, but it just left me with more questions! When will we see him again? — Sam
ADAM: That's exactly how creator Andrew W. Marlowe wanted you — and Castle himself — to feel. "We wanted to not give him as big a bite at the relationship as he would want," he says. "Castle is going to crave that connection and crave knowing that guy more. That will give us some storytelling options as we go into Season 6 if the TV gods are kind enough to grant that to us." And while Marlowe didn't rule out another Spy Daddy appearance this season, you can expect his father's presence to be felt in other ways. "We're interested to see how this influences Castle's writing," Marlowe teases. "There'll be a new Derrick Storm novel coming out this year, and it will be very much influenced by the events he just went through."
I am so excited for Bernadette Peters to return to Smash! Scoop? — Beth
NATALIE: When Peters returns as Ivy's domineering mama later this season, they'll "get to see her sing a lot more," Megan Hilty says. And when she's not singing show tunes, she will be trying to mend fences with Ivy. "You'll see the two of them try and work things out," Hilty says. "They're two very strong women and so it isn't easy, but they're trying." Judging from Peters' last appearance on the show, we're going to say that "trying" is the operative word.
I hear Becki Newton's coming back to How I Met Your Mother? — Heath
ADAM: That's correct. Newton will reprise her role as stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold Quinn in the April 15 episode. Details are being kept under wraps, but don't expect her to be the last familiar face to come back this season. "We've been really nostalgic this season and we'd like to get as many people back as we can," executive producer Carter Bays tells us, adding that Joe Mangianello (Brad) might return again this year. "There are some fun little surprises." Guesses?