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Can you give us any more information about Bartholomew on Supernatural? —Gina
ADAM: Let's just say that he might pose a few more problems for the Winchester boys than previous angel Naomi did. "Bartholomew set out to be a headhunter to kind of rule the roost, whereas Naomi was more in the business of trying to preserve heaven and ruling that landscape," Jensen Ackles tells us. "With that comes [new] rules of the game." And those new rules are likely to more deadly. "Bartholomew is malicious in a way that Naomi wasn't," Misha Collins says. "She would engage in torture, but there's something more sinister about Bartholomew. He seems to me to be less sympathetic."
Any scoop on The Vampire Diaries? So many twists last week! —Tonya
NATALIE: Seriously. For one, Katherine getting her blood drained won't come without consequences...
Supernatural's Season 9 premiere more than lived up to the hype (and it has the ratings to prove it). In order to save Sam (Jared Padalecki), his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) enlisted the help of the angel Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett) to secretly possess Sam and act as, what showrunner Jeremy Carver calls, "an angelic pacemaker."
But before Dean approved Ezekiel using Sam as a vessel, Castiel (Misha Collins) had given the angel his seal of approval. But coming from the guy who was Metatron's right-hand man, should Ezekiel really be trusted with our Moose?
Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")
Supernatural returns for its ninth season Tuesday (8/7c, The CW) and we can't wait to see what's next for Team Free Will.
"I think this year's first three episodes of setting up our world are all pretty special," executive producer Robert Singer told reporters at Comic-Con over the summer. "There may be certain moves that some of our characters make that some fans don't like, but I think they're going to understand them ... and it's really going to be driving the mythology."
The Winchesters have literally been to Hell and back, but there are only so many times you can cheat death. So has Sam's (Jared Padalecki) luck run out?
In the extended promo for Supernatural's Season 9 premiere, Dean (Jensen Ackles) remains hopeful about his brother's condition, promising, "Just because you're dying doesn't mean you're dead. We're gonna fight this." Unfortunately, Sam isn't too confident, telling his brother, "There's nothing left to fight for."