Today's News: Our Take - Mega Buzz: A Grey's Affair and Deaths on Criminal Minds and Vampire Diaries
Will Arizona really cheat on Callie on Grey's Anatomy?! -Alyssa
NATALIE: I hate to break it to you, but there is a very real chance. "We could present them with some really complex challenges and allow them to deal with them and see some interesting things," executive producer Shonda Rhimes says, calling it a culmination of this season's journey through PTSD. "I don't know where they're going to end up out of this, I really don't. But I do know that all of us are really excited about it. It's a thrilling and complex story for these characters." Suffice it to say, have some tissues ready!
ADAM: We wouldn't put it outside the realm of possibility. Although executive producer Erica Messer won't spill who The Replicator will kidnap, she didconfirm that a "major" character will die in the finale and "not everyone will make it out unscathed." Could the kidnapped team member also be the one who dies? "[The kidnapping] part is solved, let's put it that way," Messer says.
What can you tease about The Vampire Diaries finale?! - Rachel
NATALIE: We promise that tears (both happy and sad) will be shed while watching the final hour, which includes an epic declaration of love, a duo (finally!) setting off for the summer together, a major death and another character heading on a path that will leave fans screaming at their screen.
How will Glee end this season if there's no graduation? - Lisa
ADAM: Ryder's ongoing "catfish" story line will be resolved when he finally meets his mysterious online companion. (Our guess is Unique.) But not every story will be tied up neatly. In fact, Jacob Artist promises "lots of cliff-hangers," including an ending that is still unknown to the cast. Artist says he and several other cast members filmed two versions after a last-minute rewrite. "I think the new one might be a little bit more like [gasp]!" he says. Guesses?
What's coming up on The Big Bang Theory? - Darren
NATALIE: After Amy lands on the no-fly list, the girls miss out on their Vegas trip. But a game of Dungeons & Dragons turns out to be Vegas-like enough to subdue even Penny. But why is Raj missing? Oh, he has bigger dragons to slay -- as you'll see in the finale.
Any new hints about the Person of Interest finale? - Richard
ADAM: Look for another major download of answers about Finch's past, including exactly what tragedy befell his former partner Nathan Ingram and how that moment led Finch to take up Nathan's mantle with regards to doing the work of The Machine. But given Finch's alleged recent betrayals of Reese, is their partnership also destined to end in flames? Also, in the race to save The Machine, expect more resolution than your traditional cliff-hanger. "At the end of this 24-hour period, someone is going to control The Machine, and the identity of that someone is something of a surprise," creator Jonathan Nolan says. "We consider this finale the end of one chapter. Next season is a brave new world."
Got anything on the Modern Family finale? - Merritt
NATALIE: When Gloria has to go to court for her warrant in Florida, she'll enlist Mitchell to help her get off. He'll end up helping out dozens of other plaintiffs at the courthouse, each of whom gets off scot free. But what about Gloria? She'll get exactly what she deserves.
What can you tell me about the CSI finale? - Michelle
ADAM: Call it a tale of two daughters. When the team investigates a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, both Brass and Conrad Ecklie will have reason to be concerned for their little girls. When Brass' drug-addict daughter goes missing, he fears she's one of the victims. Meanwhile, Ecklie will watch his daughter Morgan go undercover as a streetwalker to smoke out the killer in what executive producer Don McGill calls "the most disturbing scene we've done in quite a while." The girls' fate will play a big part in the cliff-hanger. "We wanted to threaten both relationships with a kind of jeopardy that may mean an end to either - or possibly both - daughters' lives," McGill says.
Please tell me you have some Moriarty scoop for Elementary! - Cathy
NATALIE: Indeed I do. Moriarty will actually enlist Sherlock to help track down a killer and in return he'll give him an answer to a question that has plagued him for years: Why did Moriarty want Irene dead? But Sherlock is asking the wrong question. And both Holmes and the audience will be very surprised by the correct answer, which comes sooner than you think.
Got any more SVU scoop? - Justin
ADAM: Do you wish this season had two finales? Wednesday's episode, which sees one of SVU's own shot by a sniper, was originally intended as the season-ender before NBC ordered two additional hours. Naturally, the stakes are high - and for Ice T's Finn, personal. "[The shooting] has more to do with a case from Finn's past that didn't have closure," executive producer Warren Leight says. "Finn joined SVU after his partner took a bullet for him." When that partner turns up all these years later, he may regret that decision. Will Finn have similar regrets? "The question for Finn is: What should he have done differently and what, if anything, could he do differently moving forward?" Leight says.
I'm so excited about Manu Bennett being a series regular on Arrow next season. Will we get a hint towards his Deathstroke future any time soon? - Kayte
NATALIE: Actually, we may get a hint this week, though it may not be the most obvious thing. "I would caution anybody who thinks that they know which way the story is going to go," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. "What's always interesting about the island is that you know that Oliver survives the flashbacks, so there's no suspense in that, but it's who lives and who dies, and what they do and how they do it; that's the stuff that is constantly the surprise and the thing that you don't see coming."
I'm loving Hannibal. Got any tasty scoop to whet my appetite? - Kyle
ADAM: I see what you did there! Thursday's episode turns the tables a bit as we meet Dr. Lecter's shrink, played by The X Files'Gillian Anderson. "She is a woman who has retired from therapy after an incident, and Hannibal is her only patient [because] he refused to acknowledge her retirement," creator Bryan Fuller says. "As the season goes on, we see how closely tied Hannibal was to that horrible incident in her professional life, and we also get to see her slowly start to piece together who her patient may be." That can't possibly end well, right? "She has this intimate relationship with a brutal murderer and ... has insight into [his] psyche," Fuller says. "What happens when she opens the wrong door?"
Adam's Mega Rave: Thank you, Mad Men, for taking a break from Don's existential angst to focus on Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's future. The pending merger gave the show a much-needed jolt of energy that has me buzzing with excitement for the next episode. (Also, thanks for this.)
Natalie's Mini Rant: Dear Revolution, Chill out on all the throat-slitting! Love, Nat.
(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Sadie Gennis, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)
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