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Once Upon a Time's Jane Espenson: Snow and Emma's Journey Will Be a Long One

Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennier Morrison, Josh Dallas

Once Upon a Time's Charming family reunion was painfully short-lived and that won't change any time soon.

In last Sunday's premiere, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was sucked into a portal to what was left of fairy-tale land after the curse. Unwilling to lose her daughter again, her faithful mother Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) jumped in after her, sending them both directly into the clutches of presumed enemies Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Aurora (Sarah Bolger).

Once Upon a Time: Now that the curse has been broken, the real trouble begins

So now what? The journey back to Storybrooke will be a long one, according to consulting producer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), who penned this Sunday's outing, in which we also learn the origin story behind Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) troubled relationship. Get the scoop: read more

Mega Buzz: A Dexter Stalker and the New Girls on Criminal Minds, Glee

Michael C. Hall, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Matthew Morrison

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Sara Colleton didn't say anything about Louis Greene. Do you have scoop for him on Dexter? — John Dexpert, via Twitter
NATALIE:
Au contraire! The creeper who sent Dexter the hand from the Ice Truck Killer case will be back! "We... read more

Mega Buzz: A House Death, a Grey's Disaster and a CSI Exit?

Hugh Laurie, House; Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy; Ted Danson, CSI

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them at @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

So is Wilson definitely going to die on House? — Amanda
ADAM:
Well, the promos for next week's episode don't paint a pretty picture, but let's try to stay positive. (His best friend is a pretty good doctor, after all!) I suspect that Wilson will stick around at least through the series finale. But it does raise the question: Can House exist without Wilson? "For better or for worse, they are bound together," Hugh Laurie says. "They share a way of looking at the world, and I think they need each other." But does that "need" portend a happy ending? "I think the audience will be happy, not because House has learned some life lessons — that's not what he's about," Laurie says. "I think people will be happy for him. The fact that he's still got a 'mud in your eye, to hell with you all' attitude, I sort of love." So let's keep the sackcloth and ashes under wraps for now, OK?

Please tell me you have more info on the big event in the Grey's Anatomy finale! — Sammy
NATALIE:
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Once Upon a Time Scoop: Who Is the Stranger, Really?

Eion Bailey

The mystery of who the Stranger is will soon be revealed on Once Upon a Time!

August W. Booth (Eion Bailey), a writer only initially known as "the Stranger," made his way to Storybrooke earlier this season. His very presence is significant since the curse prevents people in the town from leaving, and apparently Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was the only outsider to come there before him.

His arrival — especially after he added pages to Henry's fairy tale book — has sparked many debates as to who he actually is. Theories range from suggesting that he's Rumplestiltskin's son or perhaps Henry's father to even his being an older version of Henry, which would be awkward since the Stranger is seemingly attracted to Emma, Henry's mom. To get the scoop on who the Stranger is, TVGuide.com turned to writer and consulting producer Jane Espenson, who penned this upcoming Sunday's episode "The Return" (8/7c, ABC) and also offers up some juicy teases for the Season 1 finale... read more

An Open Letter to Once Upon a Time: Let Snow and Charming Be Together Already!

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

Dear Once Upon a Time,

Please stop toying with our emotions! Every few episodes you bring Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) together — or their Storybrooke counterparts, Mary and David —only to tear them apart again.

The continued heartbreak is killing us.

Once Upon a Time bosses on breaking up Snow White, Prince Charming and more burning questions

Castle and Bones skirt the Moonlighting curse season after season, and Snow and Charming's continued obstacles have... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

The Middle

"Keep TV out of this. We need TV. We got nothing else." Why do I relate to the Hecks of ABC's rollicking The Middle? This is why. read more

Buffy Vet Emma Caulfield Heads to ABC's Once Upon a Time

Emma Caufield

Emma Caulfield will guest-star in an upcoming episode of ABC's magical drama Once Upon a Time, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Executive-produced by Lost's Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the upcoming series tells the story of the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) casting a spell upon classic fairy tale characters who live in Storybrooke, Maine, and don't know their own true identities.

Once Upon a Time Scoop: A Deadwood alum is coming to town

Caulfield, who is best known for her role as Anya the ex-vengeance demon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will play... read more

Torchwood Finale Postmortem: Espenson on Jilly's Revelation, Big Twists and a Lack of Aliens

Torchwood: Miracle Day

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day. Read at your own risk.]

A hole in the world is the villain? The Blessing tells Jilly she's "right"? Rex is immortal?

So many burning questions linger after Friday's finale of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the end to an ambitious 10-episode season that had big things to say about politics, the media and, of course, mortality itself. TVGuide.com spoke with Jane Espenson -- who wrote or co-wrote half of the season's episodes for series executive producer Russell T. Davies — about Jilly's curious revelation, the distinct lack of Torchwood's usual otherworldly baddies and why Captain Jack and Angelo didn't get to say goodbye.

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Torchwood's John Barrowman Teases Doctor Who Return, Attempts to Calm Ianto Fans

John Barrowman

Hey, Steven Moffat, are you listening? John Barrowman wants back in on Doctor Who! And from the deafening cheers that accompanied the suggestion at Comic-Con, viewers do too.

During Thursday's Fan Favorites panel, Doctor Who star Matt Smith told the crowd that he'd love to welcome back Barrowman, who originated the role of Captain Jack Harkness on the long-running sci-fi hit, for the show's upcoming 50th anniversary.

"I would love to do it," Barrowman replied Friday at the panel for Starz's Torchwood. (Full disclosure: This reporter moderated it.) "I think it would be disappointing for... read more

Torchwood Hits America: Captain Jack and the Gang Get Racy, Explosive in Miracle Day

Torchwood

When Jane Espenson was first approached about joining the writing staff of Torchwood, the veteran television writer whose credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the rebooted Battlestar Galactica had just one thought: "It's going to be hard to get stakes higher than aliens wanting to gobble up the children of Earth."

Fortunately for fans waiting to see how immortal alien hunter Captain Jack Harkness would return after suffering the devastating losses he did in 2009's Torchwood: Children of Earth, series creator Russell T. Davies had just the ante-upping answer. For the U.K. hit's fourth season, (premiering Friday at 10/9c on Starz), he'd move the action from Cardiff, Wales across the pond (and into the bigger-budget land of pay cable), transform actor Bill Pullman into a worldly "monster," and hit Jack with a head-spinning reality in which everyone is cursed with living forever — except, suddenly, him.

Watch the trailer for Torchwood: Miracle Day

"Immortality sounds fantastic for about a second," says John Barrowman, who has played the unsinkable Jack since the sci-fi show's 2006 launch on BBC Three... read more

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