Mega Buzz: Glee's Other Man, a CSI Ex and New Vampire Friends
Chris Colfer, Elisabeth Shue, Paul Wesley | Photo Credits: Eddy Chen/FOX, Sonja Flemming/CBS, Bob Mahoney/The CW
Blaine's not really going to go back to the Warblers on Glee, is he? — Sammy
NATALIE: Thursday's superhero-themed episode sure makes it look that way! Even worse, we're going to meet the "other man," the boy with whom Blaine cheated on Kurt. Can he sink much lower? Yes, but look for a surprising ally to give him a kick in the pants so he'll get his act together.
What can we expect from Finn's big episode of CSI? — Brandon
ADAM: We'll finally meet one of Finlay's cop ex-husbands (Cougar Town's Brian Van Holt) when she returns to Seattle to reopen the case that got her fired. Although Finn is none too pleased that D.B. sent her ex to keep an eye on her, the former couple soon falls back into familiar rhythms.
I love the friendship between Stefan and Caroline on The Vampire Diaries. Will we see more of that? — Joan
NATALIE: Definitely, and in fact, together they'll make an important discovery in the next episode. Candice Accola also tells us that she's happy that Stefan and Caroline are finally sharing more screen time. "They're both struggling with trying to support the ones they love in difficult circumstances that they don't necessarily agree with," she says. "So they come together over that and find a friendship that's long overdue."
I would be extra-thankful for a little pre-holiday Castle scoop. — Jenny
ADAM: Did you enjoy Castle's foray into the world of rock 'n' roll during the documentary episode? Well, get ready for more music when Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a DJ. Among the suspects: Taylor Cole (The Event, CSI: Miami) plays an aging pop star whose album launch party was the victim's final gig. The suspicious diva must have had some really killer tracks!
On Dexter, will Dexter finally get to kill Isaak? — Matt
NATALIE: More than one Koshka Brotherhood associate will end up dead this week, but not via Dexter's table, after he and Isaak figure out another way out of this game of cat and mouse. Unfortunately, it will involve putting Hannah's life in danger — and considering that Dexter killed Isaak's loved one, that's not a good thing. However, she isn't the only significant other put in a compromising situation.
Now that JJ's not going undercover anymore on Criminal Minds, what will she be doing? — Nancy
ADAM: JJ will have "a lot of emotional stuff" coming up involving her family, executive producer Erica Messer tells us, but don't worry — it won't be anything like last season finale's bank hostage fiasco. "It's really more about the home life," Messer says. "We didn't want to make her any kind of victim when the whole team is under attack. There's some very nice family story lines with her." As for that aborted undercover episode — which will be directed by Thomas Gibson —now the BAU will try to solve the case of two missing teenage girls whose mother went missing a year ago.
What's coming up on Parks and Recreation? — Nathan
NATALIE: A little birdie told me Li'l Sebastian is returning! Considering that our favorite miniature horse died, I turned to executive producer Mike Schur to get the low down. "I would only say that Li'l Sebastian is really dead," he says. "There's no miracle here. There's no 'It was all a dream, Bobby in the shower.' Li'l Sebastian is really dead and gone and so there's no fake-out, but I think it would be appropriate and realistic to say that he lives on in the hearts of the people who love him and that they're always looking for ways to celebrate his memory." Sniff.