Mega Buzz: Castle's Proposal, Arrow's New Mission and Burn Notice's Reunion
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I can't believe I have to wait all summer for more Castle. Is there any way Beckett will turn down Castle's proposal? — Lauren
ADAM: Depends on who you ask. Cast member Tamala Jones thinks that Beckett's desire for career advancement in Washington, D.C., could outweigh her feelings for Castle. "Beckett is a strong woman, and she's not going to forget who she is," she says. "So she may say no — or not right now." Susan Sullivan, who plays Castle's mother, has a different take. "What woman in her right mind would say no to him?" she says. "Therein would lie the problem: I may actually have to move out. Yikes!"
Do you have any scoop on Laurel and Oliver next season on Arrow? —Jim
NATALIE: Here's some Laurel scoop from executive producer Marc Guggenheim that may involve Oliver: "Because her building has been destroyed, Laurel is looking for a new job and she will not be returning to CNRI next year," he says. "She'll have a new job and a new mission and I'll leave it to people to speculate for the next three months as to what that mission could be."
What will the dynamic be like between Michael and Fiona when Burn Notice returns for its final season? — Nancy
ADAM: Put it this way: If those two are going to reunite before the end of the series, they have a lot of emotional and physical distance to overcome. When the series returns, nine months have passed and Michael is now an alcoholic loner working undercover on an eight-year-long mission in the Dominican Republic. Although Michael has cut his mom and friends out of his life and Fiona now has a new business partner/boyfriend, look for the gang to reunite sooner than expected when a bad guy in Miami threatens to blow up Michael's entire mission — and with it, his friends' immunity deals — permanently.
Please tell me Callie and Arizona are going to be OK on Grey's Anatomy! —Jenna
NATALIE: Not sure I can do that, Jenna. Executive producer Shonda Rhimes asks fans to ponder what Callie's next move will be in light of that revealing argument, which showed Arizona's true feelings. "Now Callie isn't a victim, she's never really been a victim and she's been cheated on before with George," she says. "So how she's going to take this and what she's going to do next is going to be the bigger issue. How Arizona is going to figure out what [her infidelity] means is going to be interesting."
Please tell me SVU isn't killing off Benson in the finale! — Ryan
ADAM: Although her life will very much be in jeopardy (and Mariska Hargitay has yet to sign a contract for next season) executive producer Warren Leight hints that Detective Benson will experience some transition next year. "Her character is due to evolve. It's time for her to imagine what it would be like to live her own life," he says. "[After] 14 years as an SVU detective, some change is going to start to come." Is a promotion in the offing?
Will we see a lot of Elena and Katherine facing off on The Vampire Diaries next season? —Marie
NATALIE: Maybe not facing off, but perhaps switching off? "One thing we're looking forward to so much next season is Elena on her own as a vampire and living her new life in college," executive producer Julie Plec explains. "And to see a vulnerable Katherine, who is able to be hurt and able to be killed and in need of the protection much like the first Elena we met four years ago." Oh, and get this — she says it'll be fun.
What's going to happen to Vincent next season on Beauty and the Beast? — Lara
ADAM: Now that Vincent has been captured, clearly he's going to need someone to rescue him. But however that turns out, Jay Ryan has some other wishes for Season 2: "I'd like him to find his mother and some of his platoon, if they are still alive, and give him a sense of community he could bring to his relationship with Catherine," he says. Speaking of family, Ryan says that the introduction of Catherine's biological father in the finale will create some major obstacles for he and Catherine. How major? "[He] could break them up," Ryan warns.
What's going to happen to Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time? —Lauren
NATALIE: Just because most of the ABC's fairy-tale drama's main characters went through a portal to Neverland does not mean we won't be seeing Storybrooke next season. In fact, Emilie de Ravin, whose Belle has been left in charge of the town, confirms that she'll continue to be a series regular in Season 3. The Lost alum also notes that even though Belle's memories are all intact, it doesn't mean she'll write Mr. Gold off for his actions while she was Lacey. "She was going along with it though, so therefore you can't blame him if you're the one saying, 'Kick that guy's a--," she says, noting that Belle will be devastated about his absence when the show returns. "But also she'll gain her strength back and she'll have to if she's going to protect an entire town."
Since Harvey will have a British counterpart on Suits, will we see anyone else's? — DeAnna
ADAM: At the moment, no. "As far as I know, there's no British Donna... yet," Sarah Rafferty tells us. "But I kind of hope they add one because that'd be fun to see their interaction and her relationship with [British Harvey]." As for our Donna and Harvey's relationship, we'll get a deeper look at that when the show flashes-back 10 years. "We did a five-year flashback last season and now we go back even further and you'll see the origins of their relationship, and how Harvey became who he is," Rafferty says.
Will Emily and Jack team up next season on Revenge? —Jeremy
NATALIE: In the wake of Declan's death and Emily's reveal that she's actually Amanda, Jack will have a hard time trusting anyone next season. "I think he's going to be hurt and not trust her," Nick Wechsler says. "She's got to earn his trust back. If he does team up with her, it's only because they have a common enemy, not because she's out of the doghouse."
So what's happening with Divya and Rafa on Royal Pains after their shotgun wedding in Vegas? — Beth
ADAM: Sadly, after deciding to annul the wedding, Divya and Rafa's relationship is pretty much kaput when the show returns. But Paige is eager to help Divya move on, and she even sets her up with one of her handsome, intelligent co-workers . However, there's a specific reason that Divya isn't overly eager about jumping back into the dating pool. Let's just say that annulments can't void all contracts.
I'm so excited for Switched at Birth to come back. What can you tell us? —Josephine
NATALIE: This season will feature a "what if?" episode that explores all the characters' lives had Regina told everyone about the switch when she first figured it out so many years ago. "In the first season, Regina had a bad rap for keeping the secret for so long and had that cloud over her, so [in this episode] Regina finally has a good reputation," Constance Marie says. The episode will play with physical changes for both Bay and Daphne, a relationship change for John and Kathryn, and for the first time viewers will see Daphne, Bay and Toby as babies!
Natalie's Mega Rave: Who knew simply speaking to a woman could be so emotional? Kunal Nayyar was brilliant in The Big Bang Theory finale, as Raj leaned on Penny for comfort after his breakup with Lucy before they both realized he had not, in fact, drank any alcohol before speaking with her. Leave it to BBT to come up with a new kind of game-changer.
Adam's Mini Rant: At least last year's X Factor had the "OMG Britney!" wow factor. With the new ho-hum panel, Fox should just cut its losses and premiere its midseason dramas in the fall.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)