Mega Buzz: A HIMYM Secret, a Killer Dexter Reveal and Castle's Proposal
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When will Marshall tell Lily about his judgeship on How I Met Your Mother? Please don't tell me it'll take the whole wedding weekend/season. — Mary
ADAM: Marshall's secret will be part of the "dirty laundry" that executive producer Carter Bays promises will "come exploding out" during the wedding weekend like last year's meatball sub. But naturally, it won't be Marshall who spills the beans.
I can't believe Dexter's almost over! What's coming up? — Teri
NATALIE: The Brain Surgeon's identity will be revealed very soon, but like Trinity, he'll stay one step ahead of Dexter for a while. In the meantime, Zach may not be the only person close to Dexter that will fall victim to the Brain Surgeon. With our favorite serial killer contemplating settling down with Hannah, we're actually worried about her — who knew?!
Counting down the days until the Castle premiere! Everyone's talking about Beckett's reaction to the proposal, but what's Castle feeling? — Cindy
ADAM: Creator Andrew W. Marlowe says that those fans questioning the intent behind Castle's proposal should probably rethink things. (In other words, he didn't just pop the question to get her to stay in New York.) "He asked his question out of emotion and passion and the circumstances of the moment," Marlowe says. "He was challenged to think about what he really wanted in life. His preferred version is that he has this woman in his life." But does this mean the twice-married Castle is truly matured to a place of being able to make a marriage work? "I think he very much likes to think that is the case," Marlowe says. "But he is who he is..." Why does there always have to be a "but"?
So excited about JoAnna Garcia as Ariel on Once Upon a Time. Do you have any scoop? — Nina
NATALIE: As the producers previously teased, Ariel has ties to a character we already know. "She's somebody who wants to see the world," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. "That spirit will run in her DNA still, but we'll meet her in a surprising way." We hear that will take place in Neverland, where other mermaids may not be so nice. But the good news is that we'll also likely meet Prince Eric!
I need more NCIS: Los Angeles scoop. How will Kensi and Deeks' kiss affect the two of them in the premiere? — Becky
ADAM: Kensi will certainly find it hard to focus on the task at hand. "He fired something up in her," executive producer Shane Brennan says with a laugh. Of course, it doesn't help that the task is rescuing Deeks from Sidorov. "It's not just her partner she's saving; it's this guy she might have a future with!" Daniela Ruah says. But once Deeks is safe and sound, the couple will have lots to discuss — which might not be a good thing. "There are changes in these relationships because of these catastrophic events," Eric Christian Olsen hints. "Kensi and Deeks have one of the most heartbreaking scenes we've ever seen them do. It's one of the few times that Deeks is able to... says exactly what he means."
Got any scoop on New Girl? — Jackie
NATALIE: While Jess and Nick are navigating their new relationship, and Schmidt's apparently juggling two women, Winston will once again find himself single — but we will find out what happened to Daisy (Brenda Song) in the second episode back. "We get to see how that relationship ended," executive producer Liz Meriwether says. Word is that Winston wanted to make it exclusive, while Daisy did not. Sad face.
Got any other teases about the new season of CSI? — Jacob
ADAM: We already teased that this will be a tough season for D.B. Russell professionally, but things aren't looking much better for him at home when Peri Gilpin reprises her role as Russell's wife Barbara. "Barbara never wanted to be in Las Vegas; Seattle really is her home," executive producer Don McGill says. "We've always suggested that Russell came to Vegas as a Phil Jackson-like, short-term coach putting the team back together. ... But Barbara will pose a question to Russell that is a bit of a 'put up or shut up' moment in terms of whether they will continue their lives together in Las Vegas. The purpose for Barbara to stay in Las Vegas may no longer be there."
How long will Leonard be gone on The Big Bang Theory? — Marcus
NATALIE: When the show returns, Leonard will still be on the ship, which he's enjoying far more than Penny would like. He partakes of a cocktail or seven with the ladies on board. He even falls overboard when a Titanic reenactment goes awry. Good times. But his cruise on the Love Boat will be short-lived; he'll be back in Pasadena by the second episode.
Is Rachel actually going to Stanford on Suits? — Neil
ADAM: Well, she has to get in first, right? But it sounds like she will. "That's going to take a little bit, as law schools do. She is going to keep pursuing this and it will build through the fall [episodes]," executive producer Aaron Korsh tells us. "We have decided what she will do and we will answer that before the season is over. That won't be [a cliff-hanger]."
Will Jasika Nicole return to Scandal this season? —Tammy
NATALIE: Executive producer Shonda Rhimes agrees with our assessment that Huck deserves something nice and shiny at the end of the rainbow, like a reunion with his wife Kim. But not yet. "It remains to be seen whether he is healthy enough for that to be a thing," she says.
The Newsroom is getting really good. How long before MacKenzie finds out that Jerry edited the Genoa footage? — Valerie
ADAM: MacKenzie will learn of Jerry's duplicity sooner rather than later, but that doesn't mean it will help ACN at all in the ongoing wrongful-termination lawsuit. In fact, evidence piles up so quickly against the News Night team that Sunday's episode features not one, but several resignations.
Do you have any scoop on the Suicide Squad on Arrow? —Sam
NATALIE: Executive producer Marc Guggenheim teases that the first five episodes of Season 2 make the case that there are both heroes and villains coming into Starling City as a direct result of what The Arrow did in Season 1. Among the villains are the previously announced Bronze Tiger, who will team up with Deadshot, the leader of the Suicide Squad in the world of Arrow — and there could be others down the line. But never fear, help is on the way: "We'll be seeing more of A.R.G.U.S. this season," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg adds.
Adam's Mega Rave: If the first two nail-biting episodes of Breaking Bad are any indication, when this show ends, I will be The One Who Sobs.
Natalie's Mini Rant: Is anyone else sorely disappointed in the lackluster final season of Dexter?
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng)