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Will Schmidt and Cece get back together on New Girl? — Gabi
NATALIE: With Cece on the path to an arranged marriage, Schmidt will do "everything he possibly can" to prevent that, Max Greenfield tells us. "He's making a full push for Cece. Every time he gets close, a disaster happens, and then he gets back in the friend zone, and then he pushes again and then a disaster happens." Still, there is good news for Schmidt... fans. "He's the first one to get naked," Greenfield jokes of the upcoming strip True American episode.
I'm hooked on The Following. Any hints about what's next? — Jacob
ADAM: Next week's episode spends a lot of time establishing the nanny-and-gay-neighbors trio at the center of Joe Carroll's following —and you'll quickly learn that Carroll's not training killers, but rather simply enabling them. Look for a very odd little love triangle to form between the group as they guard Carroll's son. Plus: Prepare yourself now for the creepiest shower scene since Psycho, even though not a drop of blood is spilled!
Will America's baby change Fitz's mind about getting a divorce on Scandal? — Ashian
NATALIE: Mellie's baby, who is coming very soon, may be the only asset Mellie has in her arsenal to prevent POTUS from making a life-changing decision. "The baby is a big emotional issue, so that certainly weighs on Fitz a lot, and that will be one of the big issues," Tony Goldwyn says. "I can't say whether it's decisive or not, but it's a big factor. Fitz has had a moment of clarity by almost losing his life and he's done fooling around."
How will Reid cope with Maeve's death on Criminal Minds? — Bradley, via Twitter
ADAM: You'll find out in Wednesday's episode! The hour picks up a few weeks after Maeve's death and Reid has taken some time off. "He's definitely withdrawn and everyone's trying to reach out to him, but he's not ready to talk yet," executive producer Erica Messer tells us. "He won't have a meltdown or anything; he just wants to be alone." By the end of the episode, though, Reid is ready to come back to the team. "It's a result of a little of both the case and some coaxing from Morgan that sort of distracts him from what's going on that gets his attention."
Will Lana survive American Horror Story: Asylum? — James
NATALIE: That's the question of the season. I can confirm that she does at least live until present day, where she will come face-to-face with her son Johnny. The question becomes: Will she recognize him? And who will survive the ultimate showdown? It is American Horror Story, so suffice it to say, there will be plenty of death in the season finale. Plus: You will finally get an answer to what — or who — ripped Leo's arm off and it may be connected to the above answer.
I'm looking for Castle scoop on the two-parter, please. — C. Stewart, via Twitter
ADAM: This awesome news wasn't enough? Fine, I'll let Jon Huertas share some more secrets. "Something crazy that I think people will be just so blown away by is that we're going to work with an FBI agent. That never happens," a cheeky Huertas says with a laugh. In all seriousness, the case, which involves the kidnapping of a Middle Eastern businessman's daughter, will be truly international. "It takes part of the team out of the country to Europe, which is something we've never done," Huertas says. Unfortunately, don't expect a romantic night out in Paris for Beckett and Castle, the latter of which will find his life in danger. "This two-parter is very scary for the team," Huertas says.
Seriously, will Danny be less of a wimp when Revolution returns? — Helga
NATALIE: Yes! Danny will no longer be the requisite whiny, useless teenager that genre shows tend to include. "He was ripped from his home and realized he had a mother and was beaten along the way by Neville," executive producer Eric Kripke tells me. "I think that really matures him and ages him in a way that we'll really see in the second half of the season. He'll really be willing to take up arms in the fight against Monroe, so in that way I think he really starts to evolve into a warrior."
I haven't heard much about Vegas. Got any spoilers? — Katy
ADAM: I hear the show is casting Mia Rizzo's mother. What's that, you say? She's supposed to be dead? Yeah, that's what Mia thought too. And to be fair, when Savino learns her true identity after a roll in the sheets, he'll look like he's seen a ghost!
Will Michonne and Andrea be able to reconcile on The Walking Dead? — Jerry
NATALIE: "Their relationship is definitely in a crisis," Danai Gurira says of the duo who, last we saw, went toe-to-toe after Michonne stabbed Andrea's bedfellow in the eye. "Michonne realizes that she's lost that person she had, really lost her this time." That's exactly why we'll find Michonne attempting to gain the trust of Rick & Co. "She sees that these are good people," Gurira adds. "Now the battle is against herself to get to a point where she can be vulnerable with them and be willing to be open."
I can't get enough of Justified. What's coming up? — Allen
ADAM: Look for Ellen May to come crawling back to Ava and Boyd in the wake of Boyd's last run-in with Preacher Billy. Although she seeks to start back at Square 1, Ava and Boyd must decide how permanently this particular loose end needs to be tied. Also: Boyd's new ally Colt makes a mistake that could have serious impact on the nature of their relationship.
When are we finally going to see the Land of Oz on Once Upon a Time? — Charlie
NATALIE: Sorry, Charlie: Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz broke the news to me that we'll have to wait until at least next season before we see Oz. However, a trip to Neverland may soon be in the cards. "We do know Hook spent some time there," Kitsis says. "I will be interested to see what it looks like."
I'm so excited Danny and Lindsay are having another baby on CSI: NY! Please tell me the writers aren't going to turn that storyline into something heartbreaking. — Christina
ADAM: Executive producer Pam Veasey says she has no such plans, but she does want the Messer family to make some tough choices during the remainder of Season 9. "They have to decide, 'Are we city people or do we get to go to Long Island or Staten Island or Jersey?'" Veasey says. And those decisions may also have impact on their professional lives. "Does Lindsay take time off now that Lucy's older and just be a mom? Do they need to both work? We want the audience to know they're making choices to continue their lives," Veasey says. "It's really important that we end this season knowing that there's a lot of growth in everybody's personal life."
Adam's Mega Rave: I am fully on board with Fox's The Following, even if I have to cover my eyes half the time (you know, to protect myself from ice picks).
Natalie's Mini Rant: My little fangirl heart is broken with both Fringe and Private Practice airing their series finales within days of each other. Excuse me while I console myself with 10 CCs of lidocaine and some LSD.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng)