Ellen Pompeo, James Spader, Mary Lynn Rajskub
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Will Amelia stick around next season on Grey's Anatomy? — Tara
There's no official word on what the cast will look like next year, but it's safe to say Amelia will find it more difficult to leave Seattle this time around. "She's really realizing the value of having her family around," Caterina Scorsone tells me. "She's definitely thinking about the pros and cons of living so far away in Los Angeles." One major pro? Having a new sister! Look for Amelia and Meredith to do some major bonding while Derek is out of town.
What's up with Chloe's look on 24: Live Another Day? — Jessica
Isn't that what all computer hackers look like? In all seriousness, it's not just Chloe's work with a WikiLeaks-like organization called Red Sect that causes the personal transformation. "She's also suffered a personal tragedy," Mary Lynn Rajskub teases. "She's in a lot of pain and [is] angry, and that's reflected in her look." But Chloe has also undergone an emotional makeover. In other words, she might not be so eager to be Jack Bauer's right-hand girl. "When she realizes what he wants from her, she's very angry," Rajskub says. "They don't see eye-to-eye. She's questioning him more than she has, and for the first time, she has words with him."
I need some Blacklist scoop! — Mark
As the promos tease, Berlin is not a place, but the person who has been targeting Red all along. The good news: Red will finally learn Berlin's identity when he literally falls from the sky. The bad news: Berlin also has a connection to Tom, who unfortunately has orders to kill Liz. We know Tom and Liz's marriage was all a sham, but will he actually be able to pull the trigger?
I'm excited for Michael Huisman to be on Orphan Black. Do you know what he'll be doing? — Clark
He plays a rough outdoorsman named Cal whose spotty history with Sarah will be revealed when he's forced to help Sarah, Felix and Kira while they're on the run. Needless to say, Cal's none too happy to have Sarah back in his life — especially when she drops some life-changing news on him.
Is there any chance of Damon and Elena getting back together before the Vampire Diaries season ends? — Tiffany
Their current "we can't be friends" situation won't exactly stick, but that doesn't mean they'll rekindle their relationship either. "Nothing about Elena and Damon will ever be firm, only because their relationship is so fiery and complicated," executive producer Caroline Dries says. "But their feelings will be expressed by the end of the season." (Translation: The two will share an intense, emotional scene in the finale.) But it will be Damon's big moment with another lady in Mystic Falls that will have people talking after the finale airs.
I'm really digging Chicago P.D. Is it wrong that I root for Voight? — James
I only remember to hate him when he reunites with Firehouse 51! And this week's much-hyped crossover will not be the last time Voight mixes it up with Casey & Co. this season. However, the next time Voight and Casey cross paths, they will be forced to put their animosity aside — at least temporarily — as Voight faces a personal loss. Bonus P.D. scoop: I hear one of our favorite beat cops will get a promotion to Intelligence by season's end.
Do you have anything on the Star Wars episode of The Big Bang Theory? — Joe
May the 4th be with you! Unfortunately, it'll be hard to celebrate Star Wars Day when the gang suffers a great loss. While Sheldon copes by living in denial, the grief causes Leonard and Penny to re-evaluate their future. Hmm, we wonder which one will propose this time?
Anything Arrow, but preferably about Roy. — Rosaline, via Twitter
Unfortunately, Roy will remain in a venom-induced coma for several episodes as Team Arrow attempts to track down the cure. "The cure is not only the means to salvage Roy, but it's also the means to stop Slade," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says. Although Roy will be awake by the finale, the team will grapple with whether or not to reveal that Roy killed someone during his Mirakuru rage — a decision that I hear will come back to haunt them in Season 3.
What's going to happen to Joan on Elementary? — Kristie
As I previously teased, Sherlock and Mycroft will work together to rescue her, but it will come at a cost. "Mycroft has to reveal certain secrets in order to bring Joan back," executive producer Rob Doherty says. "He does indeed have an agenda that involves Sherlock." Suffice it to say, Joan being kidnapped by a criminal organization working out of Mycroft's restaurant does not bode well for their rekindled relationship. "Joan will not be happy," Doherty says. "She's going to be hurt and angry that Mycroft is keeping things from her."
Any Covert Affairs scoop? — Carl
There's a new figure in Arthur and Joan's lives — and we're not talking about baby MacKenzie! Arthur will get a gig working for Ryan McQuaid (new regular Nic Bishop), a Navy SEAL-turned-private contractor billionaire, and his right-hand woman Caitlyn Cooper (Entourage's Perrey Reeves) will be quite, uh, welcoming toward Arthur. I mean, who wouldn't invite your new colleague to discuss mission strategies over wine?
What can you tell me about the CSI season finale? — Brent
Unlike recent seasons, this year won't end with a cliff-hanger. Instead, the writers will focus on an emotional story for Capt. Brass' send-off that features the dramatic return of his troubled daughter Ellie. "We started the season with Capt. Brass [realizing] Ellie was a far worse seed than even her dad knew," executive producer Don McGill says. "[He's wondered] whether his commitment to the job was responsible for failings in his personal life. We tried to bring some closure to that story line, with the possibility for Capt. Brass to find some peace." Fortunately, that peace comes with the possibility of a return appearance down the line. "People leave CSI, but they never really leave," McGill says with a laugh. "The door is always open."
What is coming up on Trophy Wife? — Hazet
When Jackie attends her high school reunion, she plans an elaborate lie to put her classmates to shame. "It's really fun for her to play out this fantasy that she is the alpha," Michaela Watkins says. "In her fantasy, [Jackie is] a bread-winning, wheeling-and -dealing successful entrepreneur with this hot dish on the side." Unfortunately, Jackie's plan backfires when she upsets her plus one Kate. "It just plays into all of Kate's insecurities," Watkins says. "[She's] like, 'What am I doing with my life right now?'" Cheer up, Kate, you still get to be Bert's stepmom!
Mega Rave: The three-year time jump in the final minute of Parks and Recreation was jarring, but it set up so many possibilities — including the opportunity to bring Jon Hamm back at any time! Bring on the flashbacks!
Mini Rant: I love Game of Thrones, but I hate only spending two minutes with each of the 1,000 characters. More Dany, please!
This week's recommendation: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC) Olivia's nightmare is far from over! In the first episode since William Lewis killed himself, Benson hardly has any time to recover before the stalwart detective is forced to answer questions about The Beast's death. Can't a girl at least take a shower?
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(Additional reporting by Adam Bryant, Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)