Mega Buzz: A Fringe Reunion, CSI: NY's Hot Premiere and a Revenge Return
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I'm in denial that it's the final season of Fringe. Give me scoop to help me cope. Please? —Chris
NATALIE: Peter and his daughter Henrietta reunited last season, but her run-in with her mom Olivia will surprise you. "It takes on a slightly different flavor than I think you would anticipate," Joshua Jackson tells us, noting that it will happen very quickly in the season premiere. The real question executive producer J.H. Wyman wants fans to ponder is: What happened to the Fringe team the day the Observers arrived? "How did they get in amber? How did Olivia and Peter and everyone get separated? Why were they all together? Why was Bell there? The history will surprise you when you realize there's a lot of emotions going on for reasons that you don't know yet, but you will."
Heard anything about the new season of CSI: NY? —Jonny
ADAM: I hear the new season is on fire! When a string of arsons takes the life of a New York Fire Department captain, Mac and his team must track down the pyro. (Among the potential suspects: a guy who impersonates real-life firefighters and a slightly unhinged arsonist who is in New York to follow in her mentor's footsteps.) At a loss at how to proceed, Mac reluctantly teams up with a known fire-starter to crack the case.
I know she was on the plane right before it exploded, but I can't even fathom Revenge without Victoria! Please tell me she's coming back! —Dakota
NATALIE: Fear not! Lady Grayson's prognosis sounds promising — and maybe a little sexy? The show is casting for a smart and handsome doctor in his late 30s who is the founder of a recovery center. Could he be a new love interest? The show will also introduce the possibly recurring role of Eve, Ashley's protégé, who is eager to learn about Hamptons party planning. If she's working on a "welcome home" bash for Victoria, how do we snag an invite?
What's the good word on The Mentalist? —Marie
ADAM: Now that the Red John case is again red-hot, look for the CBI offices to be flooded with Feds for several episodes. Among the new faces are the FBI's regional director — described as a ferocious alpha female — and one of her top agents, a good guy whose temper sometimes gets the best of him. While they're sure to push Jane's buttons, one case will also force him to battle wits with someone who is always two steps ahead of him. The twist? She's only 15!
Even though Elena chose Stefan in The Vampire Diaries finale, does Damon stand a chance next season? —Jenna
NATALIE: Lest we forget, Damon compelled Elena to forget key moments, including the fact that he was the first Salvatore brother she met. Unfortunately, this revelation won't suddenly make her change her mind, executive producer Julie Plec says, noting that Damon will be on the outs with both Elena and Stefan in the premiere. "He's actually feeling alone and how he starts to fill that void will be part of his journey as we go forward this season," Plec says. "He needs a new drinking buddy."
What can you tell me about Ryan and Esposito's partnership on Castle? Will they mend fences? —Katherine
ADAM: Eventually, I would say. But he may look outside the precinct for friendship as well. I hear Esposito will reconnect with one of the men from his Army unit this season, who is now working as a recruiter. Here's hoping he's not planning to re-enlist!