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Got any scoop about Callie and Arizona for the Grey's Anatomy finale? — Sam
NATALIE: When the dreaded "talk" does happen, a topic that's been on the back burner all season will come to the forefront in a major way that just may break your heart — and answer a few questions.
Any last bits of scoop on the Hawaii Five-0 finale? — Jessica
ADAM: Like last year, the finale will explore all of the team members' personal issues separately. "We're going to touch on some questions we've had for a while," executive producer Peter Lenkov says. "Is there more going on between Wo Fat and Doris than we know? What happened the night Michael Noshimuri took Kono's gun? ... [These] are issues that need resolutions. Some of our characters are going to have to make tough choices." How tough? By the finale's end, somebody will likely be dead. "The English translation of our finale title is "farewell and take care. You can take want you want from that," Lenkov teases.
I can't believe Irene Adler is alive! Got any scoop on the Elementary finale? —Anne
NATALIE: If you're thinking that the reunion between Sherlock and Irene will be a wholly joyous one, think again. Sherlock will make a surprising, uncharacteristic decision about Irene's captor.
In just how much danger is Benson during the SVU finale? — Nina
ADAM: How dangerous is it to be targeted by a guy nicknamed "The Beast"? "It's always good to have a character who is pure evil," executive producer Warren Leight teases. "This is one of these guys who walks through life doing horrible, horrible things. It's an inevitable confrontation. ... It's going to be horrifying." In other words, Benson better change her locks.
What's coming up on The Vampire Diaries season finale? — Maria
NATALIE: It's no surprise that in The Vampire Diaries finale, many of our heroes will be in mortal peril. Remember this picture? Well, the wound that Elena is tending is similar to the one that once almost killed Damon. Good thing there's a cure lying around Mystic Falls.
Got any more details about Mark Hamill's character on the Criminal Minds finale? He's The Replicator, isn't he? — Eric
ADAM: We can't spoil that, silly. But executive producer Erica Messer did share that his character, John Curtis, is "wicked smart" with a particulary high skill set as it relates to biochemistry, which plays a big part in the episode. Come on, when's the last time biochemistry was used for good instead of evil on TV?
Thanks for all the Modern Family scoop lately. Is there anything more you can tease about the finale? —Jane
NATALIE: It should come as no surprise that old soul Manny will take a liking to laid-back Florida, but one of his Dunphy-Pritchett relations will break the law while on vacation. And no, we're not talking about Gloria.
What can you tell me about the Bates Motel finale? — Brad
ADAM: Norma will struggle to come up with Abernathy's money before his deadline. So Norman will somehow come to her rescue, right? Maybe not. But Norman's conspicuous absence won't actually damage the too-close mother-son relationship. "They're moving into their separate worlds, but the finale brings them back together, and they both openly reveal stuff about each other that forces them to reconnect and reassert their relationship," Freddie Highmore tells us. "It's like an elastic band. No matter how much you stretch [the relationship], it doesn't snap."
Ack! Monroe has Nora. What's going to happen on Revolution? — Ben
NATALIE: Suffice it to say, Nora being in Monroe's custody is not a good thing, but according to Daniella Alonso, she may use her plight to her advantage. "Even though she's chained up and has a lot of guards on her, she does her best to try to kill him," she says. And worry not, though we'll see moments of weakness, Alonso assures us that there's no way Nora will be turned to the militia's side.
What can you tease about this beast-on-beast fight in the Beauty and the Beast finale? — Marion
ADAM: It's not exactly a fair fight. "Now that Vincent has been taking medication his strength is weakened," Jay Ryan tells us. "So at the beginning of the fight he doesn't have his beast qualities and he has to refer back to his military training." Gabe, meanwhile, is quite a scary contender. He will show us just how vicious the original beast that Muirfield created can be.
I'm so excited about the return of Falling Skies. What's coming up? — Micah
NATALIE: When it appears that the aliens have a mole within the 2nd Mass, Tom enlists Manchester to track down him/her/it — a job that will have dangerous consequences. With a new, surprising Overlord in place, the mole's identity will be a huge shocker.
What's coming up on Nurse Jackie? — Brad
NATALIE: It's not the last time we've seen Cruz. To everyone's surprise — including Jackie's — Cruz will return to the hospital this week with an interesting proposition for Jackie that may make her question her new relationship with Frank.
Adam's Mega Rave: I'm totally down with James Spader as a Hannibal Lecter-style enigma/inmate on NBC's fall drama The Blacklist. Unlike when he was on The Office, his creepiness is intentional.
Natalie's Mini Rant: Is it bad that I sort of hope The Mother is now dead? Sorry, How I Met Your Mother, that reveal left a bad taste in my mouth.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng and Robyn Ross)