Mega Buzz: Good Wife's Election, the Once Finale, and HIMYM's Big Decision
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I cannot wait for The Good Wife season finale, especially after that hot promo! What can you tell us? — Rachael
ADAM: Will plays a huge part in the episode, and not just because the Bad Boy of Chicago is locking lips with the Good Wife. When Will, Alicia and Diane try a case of possible election fraud on the eve of the governor's race, Will ultimately ends up with the power to determine the winner. Will he choose the powerful husband of one of his firm's partners? Or will he screw over the guy that kinda stole his girl (twice!)? That's for us to know and you to find out on Sunday.
Got any more scoop on the Once Upon a Time finale? —Michelle
NATALIE: Stay tuned, my friend. It's a doozy. "This season has been about this reluctant family who has been torn asunder and pulled in 15 million different directions by circumstance, who at the end of the season must find some way to come together," executive producer Adam Horowitz says. You all know what those beans that Regina found do, right? Well, if/when they do their thing, there will be many painful choices to be made.
What's the "game-changing decision" that Ted makes on the How I Met Your Mother finale? — Jordan
ADAM: Please hold your exasperated sighs until the end of the answer. Lily will learn that Ted is still — still! -- uncomfortable with Barney and Robin's impending nuptials and thinks it's time to make a big move. (Siiii... no, not yet!) This scene will also show us Ted's newly renovated house, so at least we'll see some progress in Ted's life. OK, commence with the exasperated sighs.
Thanks for the scoop on the Arrow finale. Will everyone survive the season? — Jonah
NATALIE: Unfortunately, no. In fact, someone we've known since the beginning will meet their maker before the season finale. I've been sworn to secrecy, but I can reveal that the death will not be... Oliver! Hit the comments with your guesses!
Do you have any information about The Office finale? — David
ADAM: There are quite a few romantic entanglements to resolve, aren't there? Jim and Pam, Dwight and Angela, Erin and Andy... "Personally... I think Erin has a great farewell," Ellie Kemper says. Sounds promising! "I think that Andy and Erin are lifetime friends," she says. Oh. Good thing Nard Dog has a Hollywood agent, because it looks like back in Scranton, he might be stuck in the friend zone.
OMG! Is Bailey going to lose her job on Grey's Anatomy?— Pamela
NATALIE: She'll certainly be worried about it — and it won't help that the doctors aren't legally allowed to show support for her. "They have to go according to the rules no matter how they feel about her personally," Chandra Wilson says. "Behind closed doors, of course they have all kinds of support for her. All she knows is they collectively made her sit down and her ego can't handle that." Look for the source of the infection to be revealed in Thursday's episode.
One last plea for Bones finale scoop! Will Brennan or Booth's life be in danger? — Emily
ADAM: Well, any time Pelant's involved, somebody is in danger. But while Booth seems to be the killer's primary target, you'd better also keep your eye on Sweets. However, as Emily Deschanel previously told us, Brennan's fear for Booth's life is of key importance in the finale. Could it be just the thing that finally pushes Brennan to pop the question? "That subject definitely comes up and Brennan may be open to things she wasn't open to in the past," Deschanel teases. "Brennan has come a long way in how she views Booth and how she views marriage. She definitely takes some action in regards to her future with Booth."
Will Elena get her humanity back this season on The Vampire Diaries? She really sucks! — Tanya
NATALIE: That remains to be seen, but in next week's episode, Damon will put one of Elena's friends in extreme (aka life-or-death) danger in order to get some emotion — maybe even tears! —out of her. But who's the pawn in Damon's plan? Hint: He's a dying breed on the series.
I'm so excited about Irene Adler on Elementary. Got any scoop? — Harold
NATALIE: Elementary's version of Sherlock's true love works in art restoration, which is how Mr. Holmes will first meet her when he enlists her to consult on a case. "For the first time, we're going to see actual moments from his past," executive producer Rob Doherty says. "It's really about how he came to meet and fall for Irene Adler. So we will tell the story of their courtship, and take the flashbacks all the way up to her demise in the U.K." If a guy like Sherlock could fall for her, it makes us question whether she's trustworthy. Hm.
I can't believe Evan died before the Beauty and the Beast finale. Is something even bigger coming? —Heather
ADAM: Here's a hint from executive producer Jennifer Levin: "We had seen in the pilot that what [Muirfield did to Vincent] had been done to other people, so we had talked about there being another survivor." Could another Beast be lurking around?
I can't believe Leonard might leave on The Big Bang Theory! Please tell me that he'll be back. — Janey
NATALIE: Yes, Leonard weighs his options when he receives a job opportunity overseas, but don't worry: Executive producer Steve Molaro promises the move won't be a permanent one. Naturally, this will be a big decision in regards to his relationship with Penny, but it will be even bigger for Leonard and Sheldon, who will show "his fondness for Leonard" in a surprising way, Molaro says.
Is it too early to ask for scoop on Major Crimes scoop? — Marc
ADAM: Never! After doing some digging, I landed some exclusive casting intel. Ben Feldman, who most recently grew a wicked mustache as copy writer Ginsberg on Mad Men, will guest-star in a Season 2 episode as Jason Andrews, a budding television writer who goes on a ride-along with Tao and Sanchez. Naturally, things go sideways when the cops make a discovery they'd rather not have Jason around to witness. (If he's anything like Ginsberg, I hope they bring earplugs!)
Adam's Mega Rave: Southland's (series?) finale left me speechless. Michael Cudlitz put the exclamation point on his Emmy-worthy season as John Cooper's downward spiral ended in a heartbreaking (attempted) suicide-by-cop. As much as I would love another season, I can't think of a better way to say goodbye.
Natalie's Mini Rant: I know he's a follower, but I was actually sad when Emma slit Jacob's throat on The Following. He was by far the most interesting character on the series.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)