Mega Buzz: Fringe Death, Castle's Morning After and a "Damaged" Grey's Couple
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Got any scoop on the final season of Fringe? — Samuel
NATALIE: Anyone who's been lulled into a false sense of security that September's premonition of Olivia dying in every timeline already came true last season might be in for a rude awakening this year. We're not saying Olivia is definitely going to die — please, no! — but executive producer J.H. Wyman was certainly coy about it. "There will be death in the final season," he says. "Whenever there's a war, there are going to be casualties. I think they're going to be unexpected." Yes, that sounds like multiple deaths to us too!
Now that you've seen the Castle premiere, what can you tell us about "the morning after"? — Brittney
ADAM: Based on Castle and Beckett's post-coital glow and hilariously giddy morning chatter, it sounds like their (possibly kinky?) night won't soon be forgotten. But it also won't soon be replicated. Just when the couple seems ready for Round 2 (or Round 4, if you ask Castle), a comedy of errors will foil their plans — and force Beckett to do a bit of a walk of shame.
Hey Natalie, what did you learn from your Grey's Anatomy set visit, specifically about Christina and Owen? —Selma via Twitter
NATALIE: Cristina will not handle the crash well, with Kevin McKidd calling her "deranged, crazy" and likening her to a "wild animal." "Owen's feeling very helpless and very out of control," he tells us. "It's going to be Owen striving to win her back... they're definitely the damaged couple, but they seem destined to be together."
I'm excited for Kathyrn Erbe to come to SVU. What can you tell me about her visit? — Jessica
ADAM: Although Erbe's reprising her role as Detective Eames from Criminal Intent, she is now working with Homeland Security as part of a joint task force investigating terrorists. She'll meet up with Benson & Co. when the terrorists are connected to a sex-trafficking ring. Executive producer Warren Leight (who ran CI for several seasons) says he was struck by the characters' similarities. "These are two women who had long-term partnerships with difficult guys," Leight says. "These are two people who've been underestimated — who've worked just as hard, just as long —and people don't quite get how good they are." But those people will have ample opportunity to see what they've been missing: Leight promises Erbe will be back at least once later in the season.
Got any fresh dirt on Bones? — Nick
ADAM: Sounds like serial killer Christopher Pelant isn't the only cocky murderer Brennan will be up against this season. In an upcoming episode, she'll go head-to-head with a smug, blue-collar head of a crime-scene-cleaning company. When he is suspected of murdering his company's biggest rival, the gruff know-it-all tells Brennan she'll never find enough evidence to convict him because his job forces him to be so good at cleaning up dirty work. We're betting he's all kinds of wrong.
I love Modern Family's holiday episodes. Will they be doing anything this year? —Janie
NATALIE: Not only will we get a New Year's Eve-centric episode, but the Modern Family producers are taking another crack at Halloween -- and another haunted house. "When Phil accuses Claire of not being scary on Halloween, she turns all her attention to giving him the scare of his life," executive producer Steve Levitan tells us.