Mega Buzz: Relationship Woes on Castle and New Girl and an NCIS Witch Hunt
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What can we expect for Castle and Beckett's relationship as we head to the end of Castle's season? — Dana
ADAM: The bumps that we've hinted at before will be exacerbated by two men who come into Beckett's life. First, Beckett will be assigned to protect multimillionaire inventor Erik Vaughn (Ioan Gruffudd) — in his private hotel penthouse. "If Castle aspired to be someone, he'd aspire to be this guy," creator Andrew W. Marlowe says. "Castle's really determined to solve the case and get his girlfriend away from him." During their alone time, Erik will ask Beckett some tough questions about where her relationship with Castle is headed. Unfortunately, as Beckett wrestles with those questions in the season's penultimate episode, she'll cross paths with a federal investigator (Carlos Bernard) who might offer some different answers. "He opens Beckett's eyes on other possibilities that might be out there for her," Marlowe teases.
Got any Nick and Jess scoop for New Girl? —Charlene
NATALIE: Get ready for more awkward Nick Miller times! When Jess' dad (Rob Reiner) returns, Nick will find himself stuck hanging out with Papa Day and it won't go as planned, natch. "There's a lot at stake because Nick is trying to impress him," executive producer Liz Meriwether tells me. "I think Bob Day likes Nick a lot, until he realizes that Nick might be interested in his daughter, so he's holding him up to a little bit of a higher standard."
I have a bad feeling about what's going to happen to Ziva on NCIS. Can you make me feel any better? — Mandy
ADAM: Not really. Although executive producer Gary Glasberg says Ziva's upcoming trip to Berlin with Tony features a "tremendous personal story," Ziva is ultimately out to avenge her father's killer. "People are going to see a Ziva David that they haven't seen in a long time," Glasberg says. "There is a strength and a resolute determination." But will she go too far? That becomes the very question of the season finale as Colin Hanks' federal investigator leads a witch hunt that takes a closer look at Gibbs and his team — and heads could roll. "There is a crossroads for NCIS," Glasberg says. "Boundaries have been pushed and lines have been crossed. At some point, does that catch up to you?"
Are we going to see some forward movement for Sheldon and Amy in The Big Bang Theory finale?
NATALIE: Actually, it'll come in the penultimate episode entitled "The Love Spell Potential," in which the girls play Dungeons and Dragons with the guys. "There is a fully incredible Sheldon-Amy scene at the end that I can't wait to go on television," executive producer Steve Molaro says."Sheldon and Amy go right into the heart of that conversation and it's weird and sweet and touching and amazing and [Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik] just did a breathtaking job." Can. Not. Wait.
Do you have any Revenge scoop? — Lisa
ADAM: On the April 28 episode, Nolan will dig for answers about Padma's death and, in the process, viewers will finally learn the identity of the elusive Falcon. And a showdown is a-comin'... sorta. "Two major computer geeks going head-to-head -- you can imagine that one," Gabriel Mann says with a laugh. "How they [battle] is something that will inspire some laughs." But things could also turn serious much faster than you think. "I have to question whether [Nolan's] up on his self-defense kills at this point, but I will say he's going to need them really bad for things coming up soon," Mann says. Personally, I'm just hoping Nolan will get to sport his undercover 'stache again!