Mega Buzz: Housewives' Murder Plot, Castle Jealousy, and a New Grey's Hookup
Mark Moses, Nathan Fillion, Justin Chambers
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Got any scoop on Desperate Housewives? — Sara
NATALIE: Poor Paul Young. Both of his wives have killed themselves — not a very good track record! — and now somebody's trying to kill him. Again. This time, the culprit is a bit more sly. I'm hearing he or she will slip some anti-freeze into Paul's dinner. If you've already put together that this will coincide with the return of Felicia Tilman, bravo.
I love that Brendan Hines is going to stir up jealousy on Castle. What else can you tell me? — Monica
ADAM: While Castle is plenty peeved by the easy rapport his protégé establishes with Beckett, his remedy is to kill the young pup with kindness. And what better way to do that than to invite him to a mystery writers' poker night? Of course, after the cards are dealt, real-life novelists Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane make it embarrassingly clear that Hines' character still has plenty to learn before he can truly throw in his chips with the big boys.
Any chance Lucy and Alex will hook up on Grey's Anatomy? — Brandy
NATALIE: Even though Rachael Taylor left to shoot the Charlie's Angels pilot, you should still expect some smooching for the next few weeks. Lucy Fields is no random hookup either, says Justin Chambers. "Alex still doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve," the actor says. "I'm feeling that he's really smitten with this new girl, and I don't think he's been smitten with anyone for a while."
What are you hearing about the hunt for Nate Haskell on CSI? — Sherry
ADAM: The search will take the team from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, where they will receive varying welcomes from the local PD. A territorial detective will have no use for Catherine, Langston and the team, especially after he learns that Langston is personally connected to Haskell's latest victim. Luckily, there's a young LAPD CSI who's willing to go the extra mile. Ironically, she's the estranged daughter of Conrad Ecklie (Marc Vann), the man who always made Gil Grissom's job harder than it needed to be.
I want to know about the fairies on True Blood! — Aleah
NATALIE: Here's one thing you can be sure of: Fairies can't be turned into vampires. (Vampires just think their blood is mighty tasty and helpful for sun-bathing.) But executive producer Alan Ball reveals something else that fairies can do: "They can abduct humans and take them somewhere else that is not here," he says. "Just like aliens."
Any good scoop on Blue Bloods? — Riley
ADAM: Sounds like Jamie is going to get very close to finding some answers about how his older brother, Joe, was killed. Look for Jamie to zero in on some dirty detectives after Joe's former partner also winds up on the slab from an apparent suicide.
What's going to happen with Castiel (Misha Collins) and Raphael on Supernatural? — Nathan
NATALIE: We'll let executive producer Eric Kripke lay it out for you: "The battle with Raphael and the war in heaven gets hotter and hotter. Castiel's really backed against a corner as he's just battling to stop the evil forces in heaven," Kripke says. "He's assembling as powerful an arsenal as he possibly can," Collins adds. "He's going to use all of those weapons to the best of his ability." One of those weapons is Castiel's lieutenant angel, Rachel, who viewers will soon meet.
What's coming up on NCIS: Los Angeles? — Jill
ADAM: Look for the team to work a protection detail -- only they'll be trying to keep the bad guy safe. The show is looking for an actor to play a lifelong criminal who is as charming as he is talented at building high-end custom guns. He also happens to be the government's key witness in an arms trafficking case — which is precisely why someone wants him dead.
What's coming up for Andy and April on Parks and Recreation? — Max
NATALIE: April will profess her love for Andy, but his response is not quite what she's looking for. It will be up to their fairy godmother Ron Swanson, who brought them together the first time, to help heal wounds.
I can't wait for Leverage to come back this summer. Have you heard anything about the new season? — Luke
ADAM: I'm hearing that the show is looking to add an evil Warren Buffet type to recur throughout the season. But it's how the man has amassed his wealth that's worth noting. Apparently, he has figured out exactly what it is that the Leverage team does and has made himself rich by preying on the companies that Nate and his crew take down.
Do you know anything about Audra McDonald's exit on Private Practice? — Jaime
NATALIE: That depends on whether you think it's just a coincidence that Naomi's former love interest, Fife (Michael Patrick Thornton), returns in this Thursday's episode. Sounds like he'll probably factor in to her swan song, doesn't it?
If I have to wait until summer for Breaking Bad, I need some spoilers now. — Mike
ADAM: Drug cartels doesn't go down without a fight. Walt may have been able to escape "The Cousins" last season with an assist from Hank , but another hit man is coming. He's not an intimidating muscle man though. He's got more of a calm intensity, similar to Gus' right-hand man, Mike.
Natalie's Mega Rave: We didn't expect a happy ending from V, but man did they really kill off a lot of characters. Tuesday's episode may be the series' last, and if it is, mankind is left in the lurch. Here's hoping the network brings this ballsy show back.
Adam's Mini Rant: Could I be any more disappointed in Mr. Sunshine? I love Matthew Perry and liked the pilot, but everything since has been beneath the erstwhile Chandler Bing.
(Additional reporting by Denise Martin and Kate Stanhope)
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