Kiefer Sutherland, Cobie Smulders, David Boreanaz
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Jack is back! Please spoil the return of 24! — David
Although he's been on the lam for four years, Jack comes out of hiding to stop the assassination of the U.S. president in London. And as you might guess, he's promptly captured the minute he shows his face. But Jack's not that rusty. In fact, there's a very specific reason Jack allows himself to get caught — and it involves a familiar face. Unfortunately, Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski), a Bauer-esque CIA operative looking to prove her worth, wastes little time standing in the way of the blessed reunion. Say it with me: Dammit!
Please tell me Cobie Smulders is going to stay on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. full-time! — Cara
The good news: Producers are hoping to find a more permanent position for her next season. The bad: Agent Hill's future on the show — including her return in the April 29 episode — will be highly contentious. For starters, she was last seen applying for a job at Stark Industries at the end of Winter Soldier. "It would appear that she's moving on. Coulson clearly has not," executive producer Jeph Loeb says. " And let's not forget that Hill hid the truth about T.A.H.I.T.I. "I don't know how much Coulson trusts her opinion on anything, frankly," executive producer Jeffrey Bell says.
I would love to have some Bones scoop! — Brenda
There's a new lady in Sweets' life! Incoming intern Jessica Watten (guest star Laura Spencer) will catch Sweets' eye during an upcoming case, but it could be for all the wrong reasons. "Booth is very busy preparing for a Congressional hearing related to his promotion, so Sweets takes over the investigation," executive producer Stephan Nathan says. "He has a new intern to contend with, [and] there's a little bit of conflict and a touch of a power struggle." But don't rule out further exploration of this pairing down the line. "The relationship is terrific," Nathan teases.
What's coming up on Elementary? — Marcus
Mycroft and Sherlock will set aside their squabbling when an unfortunate turn of events forces the duo to team up on an important case. "For at least one episode, Mycroft is trying to fill Joan's shoes and it's far easier said than done," executive producer Rob Doherty says. Unfortunately, working in close quarters will not be good for the warring siblings, especially when Sherlock realizes Mycroft's been hiding some major secrets.
Do you have any more scoop on the Castle wedding? — Jeanine
You can't have a wedding without a best man, right? Expect a ridiculous competition between Ryan and Esposito as they try to win the job. "Ryan [wants] to have nice time at the bachelor party," Seamus Dever teases of his character's approach. "He knows a great place with a great wine list. He's going to be a classy best man where Esposito is going to be like, 'Yeah, I'm your frat boy!'" Unfortunately for both men, Castle may (unintentionally) be hard to woo. "The whole time they're jockeying for favor, all of their efforts are wasted because he's not even aware of what they're trying to do," Dever says.
Is Enzo is sticking around on The Vampire Diaries? I love him! — Tina
Then you'll love Thursday's very Enzo-centric episode! While he'll finally learn the truth about Maggie, he also puts Stefan and Elena in grave danger, which ultimately leads to an epic battle among the three. The question is: How will Damon handle being caught in the middle?
What's going to happen to Scarlett after her onstage meltdown on Nashville? — Chinta
She's going to take a long, hard look in the mirror. "Scarlett has to really look at some of the choices that she's made and [decide] whether or not it's something she can really dedicate her life to," executive producer Callie Khouri says. Could she really walk away from her burgeoning career? "She found herself succeeding in a business that she never had any interest really in being in," Khouri says. "She starts really looking at whether or not she's in the right place, made the right decisions, doing the right thing."
Please tell me Jamie and Eddie going to get together on Blue Bloods. — Simon
Don't hold your breath. Although Vanessa Ray will be series regular next season, "there's absolutely nothing on the horizon," executive producer Kevin Wade says. "We're more interested in growing the relationship professionally, but we do have fun with the hints." Look for a not-so-subtle one when the two help fast-track a green card marriage between a Syrian man and a Polish-American woman before he's deported in the season finale. As for the will-they-won't-they tension between Frank and Bebe Neuwirth's inspector general Kelly Peterson? She'll be back in the finale as well.
Is Dr. Chilton really dead on Hannibal? — Kyle
While Chilton took a bullet to the face, executive producer Bryan Fuller has hinted that the character may reappear in later seasons. Similarly, we may not have seen the last of Dr. Abel Gideon. Although Fuller confirms Gideon is absolutely dead, he has a deliciously twisted idea for how to resurrect the character. Remember how we last saw Gideon dining on his own leg with Hannibal? Apparently, the story doesn't end there. "I would love to bring Eddie Izzard back, My Dinner with Andre-style, to see the other leg and the two arms go as he and Hannibal come to understand each other even more," Fuller says.
Any Goldbergs scoop? — Jan
In the upcoming Star Wars episode, Barry has to face the wrath of Beverly when she finds out that he has secretly joined the wrestling team — and he won't quit. Obviously, Bev won't take that sitting down. "I own him in front of the whole school — everyone," Wendi McLendon-Covey teases. Might that entail a mother-son wrestling match? "It's not exactly wrestling, but it's completely traumatizing for him."
What's the plan for Donna and Harvey now that Scottie's gone on Suits? — Connor
What do you think Donna is, a rebound? Unfortunately, there will be no movement on the romance front for them, as Donna's focus is helping Harvey get acclimated to the post-Mike world in Season 4. "I still don't think it's the right time [for them to get together]," creator Aaron Korsh says. "And Donna knows they are not meant to be at this time too. If they got together now, it would ruin their friendship." But will either get any lovin' next season? There are no plans as of yet, but don't expect to see Scottie back.
What's coming up on Trophy Wife? — Katherine
When Hillary has trouble with a school art project, she will look for help in a surprising place: her ex-stepmom Jackie. "You [forget] that these people have history," Michaela Watkins says. "I was her stepmom for a while, so we are connected and we do miss each other. It's about helping her find her creative artist inside of her."
Mega Rave: Scandal got a bit too crazy this season, but the finale hit the bull's-eye as puppet master Rowan, who tried to force Olivia on a "fresh start" plane in the premiere, made her want to get on that plane by the end of the season. Full-circle brilliance.
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This week's recommendation: Arrow (Wednesday, 8/7c on The CW). It's time for Roy to hulk out! Suffering from his uncontrollable rage, Roy will go on a deadly rampage. But someone else will feel the consequences of the Mirakuru before the hour is up.
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(Additional reporting by Adam Bryant, Joyce Eng, Liz Raftery, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)