Mega Buzz: Five-0's Cliff-Hanger, New Faces on Once and CSI's Family Matters
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I know everyone is excited about McGarrett's mom on Hawaii Five-0, but what about Kono!? She was drowning! — Kim
ADAM: Relax, Kim. Kono's not going to become a floater. Once she's back on dry land, she and the rest of Five-0 will go hard after Wo Fat and Delano. But the near-death experience will change Kono: During an interrogation, look for her to use some of the more, ahem, physical tactics usually employed by McGarrett to extract information.
Got any scoop on the new season of Once Upon a Time? — Sarah
NATALIE: In Season 2, we'll meet "Anastasia," a princess who is willing to sacrifice her life of privilege for love, and "Magnolia," a tough Asian warrior. There are quotes around their names because we're guessing that the producers are trying to throw us off with fake character names. If we're right, get ready for Aurora and Mulan to come to town!
Got any hints about how CSI will resolve its cliff-hangers? — Eric
ADAM: I'd wager that most of the members of D.B. Russell's family will be fine, which also means they'll be around more! "We are going home with our characters more, so there is room to explore the larger circle of Russell relatives," executive producer Don McGill says. We'll also see more of the father-daughter bond between Morgan and Conrad Ecklie, who was shot in the finale. "Morgan can see her father has evolved as a human being and sees in him the father she always wanted," McGill says. Killing him now would just be cruel, right?
Can we get some Walking Dead scoop? — Andy
NATALIE: Carl killing zombie-Shane wasn't just the loss of his innocence; it was the beginning of his transformation. "We're interested in exploring Carl as a child soldier in this war against the walkers," executive producer Glen Mazzara tells us. "He becomes a very, very effective, strong part of the group. He's no longer the young child who needs to be cared for and who needs to be minded. That Carl is gone."
What's coming up on True Blood? — John
NATALIE: You know that creepy story we heard this week about Lilith, the first vampire, for whom Adam and Eve were supposedly created as food? Well, guess what? We'll actually meet her this season — but not everyone will believe that she is who she says she is. "I don't know if Roman believes it," Christopher Meloni tells us. "He puts on the garb of a spiritual leader, possibly with a wink and a certain cynicism, so he's willing to take that bet now that [she] isn't real."
How much will Gibbs be affected by Dr. Ryan's departure on NCIS? Will Jamie Lee Curtis ever come back? — Derek
ADAM: Executive producer Gary Glasberg says the loss isn't particularly hard on Gibbs, especially since Dr. Ryan is still breathing. "I really didn't want to treat this relationship as if she was dead," Glasberg says. "The show has a history of doing that and that's not the case here." So might the alive-and-well Dr. Ryan be back? "I'd like to believe that we approached it realistically, and that there are priorities she has in her life," Glasberg hints. "But if they were able to reconnect down the road, I'd love to have Jamie Lee come back."