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So is this flu really the villain of the season on The Walking Dead? — Damon
NATALIE: I take it that that was sarcasm, but you will be surprised to see how far this illness will spread. "There's a point where the number of able-bodied people is one or two," Lauren Cohan tells me. "It gets to a point where Maggie is the only person who can actually fight." Ruh-roh.
I can't believe how Sunday's The Good Wife ended! What can you say about this week's episode? — Helen
ADAM: Will and Alicia's romantic breakup may have been calm, but their professional breakup is going to be ugly! And we're not just talking about Will trashing Alicia's office. Not only does Will make the usually steely Alicia cry — no, seriously — but he and the rest of the top partners take immediate legal action to halt Florrick, Agos & Associates before it even begins. While Alicia certainly doesn't back down from the fight, she is waylaid when two colleagues turn against her and Cary to stand with Lockhart & Gardner. Maybe this is the Sunday night show that should actually be called Betrayal.
How will Oliver get out of being trapped by Laurel and the cops on Arrow? — Jon
NATALIE: "He doesn't get out of it, he lowers his bow," Stephen Amell teases. But fear not, Oliver won't be sitting alongside his mom in prison. "He gets out of the situation with some very unlikely assistance," executive producer Marc Guggenheim reveals. Here's hoping it's Canary-related!
What's coming up for Deacon on Nashville? Will he be able to play guitar again soon? — Samantha
ADAM: While you shouldn't expect to see Deacon picking up a six-string just yet, Charles Esten tells us that his character will get back to making music very soon. "I play a little light piano in this week's episode," he says. (Fittingly enough, the episode will also feature a turning point for Rayna, who is also struggling to regain her singing voice.) As for Deacon's emotional healing, look for him to continue growing closer with his daughter Maddie in the coming weeks. In fact, I hear the two might even perform together. Will he be strumming by then?
So what's the deal with Owen and Emma on Grey's Anatomy? — Jennie
NATALIE: That'll be explored this week! Emma will be floating around Grey Sloan Memorial, taking a special interest in one of Arizona's cases. But it's her input on one of Cristina's patients that leads to an interaction between Owen's ex and Owen's current flame that may surprise you — or make you really sad. Tomato, tomahto!
I guess with Benson's promotion on SVU, she's gotten past the attack from the beginning of the season? — Tracy
ADAM: Not necessarily. "So far her recovery has been going well, but it's not a steady, straight ascent," executive producer Warren Leight says. In fact, now that Cragen is urging Olivia to take the sergeant's exam, that stress could only compound the problem. "When you have extra pressures on you and the way that you deal with people you work with suddenly changes, this transition is not going to be seamless," Leight hints. "I think there will be some slips along the way."
Loving this season of American Horror Story! What can you tease? — Kevin
NATALIE: As we previously teased, Fiona will be looking to find out who might succeed her as the Supreme of the coven. Suffice it to say, whichever girl ends up in her crosshairs won't be with us for very long. However, she won't be the only death in Wednesday's episode because on this show, no good deed goes unpunished.
Got any new Criminal Minds scoop? — Carol
ADAM: Thomas Gibson is directing an episode later this season written by longtime consultant and former real-life BAU agent Jim Clemente. "It's based on a case he worked in real life — the disappearance of a child. There are some horrific things in it," Gibson tells us. "It's a story about how profiling really works, the true ins and outs of it, and how they caught the people behind the disappearance. It's a little more like our earlier episodes." Does that mean green-screen is back?
Any scoop on The Originals? Really enjoying it! — Maggie
NATALIE: Get ready for a major history lesson! Through flashbacks, viewers will finally learn the truth behind Davina's power, starting with the event that kicked off the latest war between the witches and vampires. Plus: One flashback will reveal a romantic connection between two of the show's characters that you'll never see coming.
Boardwalk Empire is really heating up. Got any teases? — Chris
ADAM: Look for the show to throw some gas on the fire in Sunday's episode, which features "Agent Knox" revealing his true colors to Eli and the brewing battle between Chalky and Dr. Narcisse to come to a head. And in at least one of those cases, blood will be spilled and a life will be lost.
I can't wait for The Carrie Diaries to return! —Dana
NATALIE: Me neither, so I watched it early. When the show returns for Season 2, Carrie has been avoiding Castleberry because of that Sebastian-and-Maggie incident. So she probably won't be too happy when Castleberry comes to her, leading to a night out that includes losing one of her most-prized possessions. She will find someone to fill that void in Samantha Jones, but their meet-cute won't be what you expect.
Is it too early to ask for some Justified scoop? — Caleb
ADAM: Nope, and according to series star Walton Goggins, it may soon be too late! Goggins tells us that, as executive producer Graham Yost has hinted, the show is treating its fifth season as the beginning of the end. "We're all looking at it as 26 episodes, not 13," Goggins says, noting that he thinks that the sixth season will be its last. "I am looking at this as the longtail of my Justified experience. We're laying the groundwork for that." As for what Goggins' Boyd Crowder will be up to in the wake of his wife's arrest in last season's finale, it doesn't sound pretty. "He's angry and he feels impotent. If he can't break through that glass ceiling, he's going to shatter it with his bullets," Goggins says. "He is in a place of volatility... that he's never been before in his life, and he's acting out in ways that I could not have foreseen."
Natalie's Mega Rave: For a while there, we had drifted apart, but after watching Jay Pritchett drunkenly sing alongside his kids at a taco stand after being kicked out of a snooty restaurant, I was reminded of how much I love Modern Family.
Adam's Mini Rant: Why does Masterchef Junior have to eliminate two contestants every week? Do they think one crying kid isn't enough to pull at our heartstrings?
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)