Mega Buzz: Dexter Fallout, the NCIS: LA Kiss and That Originals Baby
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Can't wait for the final season of Dexter! Do you have any Deb-and-Dexter scoop? — Claire
NATALIE: As if Dexter hasn't made Deb's life complicated enough, he'll do something in the season premiere that he believes to be noble, but will lead Deb to repeat a past mistake — and that's very bad. As a result, don't be surprised when these close siblings become adversaries.
Deeks and Kensi: What happens after the kiss on NCIS: Los Angeles? — Moni, via Twitter
ADAM: Well, you're assuming that Deeks makes it out of Sidorov's torture trap alive. (Just kidding, that's a pretty safe bet.) But executive producer Shane Brennan cautions viewers not to to make too much of the liplock. "It wasn't a candlelit dinner," he says. "It was almost a challenge that he threw down to her. I think it surprised both of them." But Deeks may feel differently about the kiss after his brush with death.
Any scoop on Haley and Klaus' future on The Originals? I need my Klaroline! — Liz
NATALIE: Yes, Haley and Klaus are having a vamp/hybrid/were-baby together, but their connection pretty much ends there. "Hayley is, by no means, the Cinderella in the Klaus love story," executive producer Julie Plec says. "Hayley is a girl who's pretty tough, fiery, an independent spirit, a survivor in her own right who got drunk, had sex and got knocked up. She's going to have her own journey. She's not really meant to be a threat to Klaus' love life. If anything, she's the portal into his redemption."
Will anyone know the truth about Dr. Lecter by the end of Hannibal's first season? — Chris
ADAM: Well, what do you make of this? Abigail Hobbs, who knows more of Hannibal's secrets than anyone, returns in this week's penultimate episode. "She [still] doesn't know that he's a murderer," executive producer Bryan Fuller points out. "We see all [his] movements in shadow, but we've been very careful about what we expose other characters to." But it sounds like that will change. "He never really acknowledges [what he is] to another character until very, very late in the season."
Do you have any scoop on the "home office" on Once Upon a Time? — Jennie
NATALIE: The home office wanted to destroy magic in our world, but that doesn't mean that Peter Pan isn't part of it. Speaking of the mysterious organization, executive producer Adam Horowitz promises pay-off. "We're going to explain pretty quickly what it is and how, as we showed in the finale, Greg and Tamara were unwittingly working for Peter Pan, and how that all connects." It was curious that they were so against magic, right?
I need some Rizzoli & Isles scoop! — Andrea
ADAM: As the murder trial of Maura's mob boss dad Paddy Doyle (John Doman) draws near, Maura finds out that her birth mom Hope (Sharon Lawrence), contrary to her previous claims, might have been in contact with Paddy while he was doing his dirty dealings. How does she find out? With some unwitting help from her half-sis Cailin (Emilee Wallace).
Now that Jack knows Emily's real identity on Revenge, will they finally get together? — Robert
NATALIE: Not so fast. We asked (OK, begged) Nick Wechsler about the possibility. "I don't think they will have them get together romantically, and if it happens, it'll be further into the season," he says. Instead, expect Jack to focus on his own plan for revenge. "This poor [guy] lost his dad, his dog, his wife, now his brother ... it's going to be the fire under his vengeful a--."
Do you have any early scoop on the next season of CSI? — Derrick
ADAM: Just this heaven-sent tidbit: Former Charlie's Angels star Jaclyn Smith will reprise her role as Hodges' mother in an early Season 14 episode. Mama Hodges, who was last seen flirting with Conrad Ecklie in the Season 12 finale, will stop by to give her son some advice when talk of his wedding to Elisabetta resurfaces. Is it just me, or is Hodges' mom a little too involved in his love life?
Very excited for Anna Camp's return on True Blood. Got any scoop? — Michael
NATALIE: When we see Sarah Newlin again, it will be in a very familiar position — she still believes that God hates fangs. But she's redoubled her efforts (find a clue here), which will spell bad news for her reunion with former hubby (and current vamp) Steve.
What's up with Ali's mom returning in the Pretty Little Liars premiere? — Jennie
ADAM: She's a woman of secrets, that's for sure. Executive producer Marlene King says that her return to Rosewood will spark even more debate amongst the girls about whether they really did see Alison during the fire last season. "She [was] redoing Alison's room," King notes. "Is she crazy or [is she] getting ready for Ali to come back?"
Do you have any scoop on Longmire? — Joe
NATALIE: The race between Walt and Branch is heating up. Look for Cady to stump them both during a debate in which Branch definitely has the upper hand. But there will also be a more tangible test of their mettle: When gunshots ring out during the event, which candidate will come to the rescue?
What's going on with Mike and Rachel on Suits? — Linda
ADAM: Rachel still needs time to process his lie. In the meantime, look for Mike to have nightmares in which she exposes him. While those fears remain unfounded (for now), Rachel does give Mike an equally scary ultimatum: quit or suffer the consequences.
Adam's Mega Rave: I'm thrilled that Michael Cudlitz is getting some awards love for his riveting Southland performance. Take note, Emmy voters.
Natalie's Mini Rant: Another guy ended up on The Bachelorette with a girlfriend at home?! You'd think a show about falling in love would make absolutely sure that this wouldn't happen... again.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Sadie Gennis, and Robyn Ross)