Mega Buzz: New Diaries Romance, Criminal Minds Woes and Dexter's Villain
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I know it's still early, but do you have any scoop on The Vampire Diaries yet? —Miguel
NATALIE: Sorry, Forwood fans: Even though Klaus decamped for New Orleans, Tyler still may not have a shot at a reunion with Caroline, who's quite popular with one particular guy at college. One problem: He's not a fan of fangs — for a very good reason.
I need some Criminal Minds scoop! — Lily
ADAM: If you didn't like Reid dating last season, don't worry — he'll remain single and not mingling for the foreseeable future. "He feels like he's still with Maeve and that would feel like a betrayal to Maeve, so we're not going to go there this year," showrunner Erica Messer says. Also staying single? Rossi, who lost his hookup buddy Strauss. "But I wouldn't rule out meeting another one of his wives," Messer teases.
Dexter's Dr. Vogel is totally the Brain Surgeon, right? — Sarah
NATALIE: Maybe. But it seems strange that she would then volunteer to help Miami Metro hunt down the killer, right? It'll pretty quickly get stranger when Dr. Vogel becomes a target of the Brain Surgeon. I still think Vogel is culpable, but of what? A source tells me it's complicated.
I can't wait for Nashville to return! Any scoop about Juliette? — Emily
ADAM: The starlet had a rough first season, culminating in her mother's death, and it doesn't look like things will get any easier next season. "I don't know if we'll ever see a time when she's not screwing up something for herself," creator Callie Khouri tells us, specifically citing her love life. "Having to fend for herself all the time, she has some serious trust issues."
What's Ben's deal on True Blood? He's obviously hiding something. — James
NATALIE: We'll find out why he's really in Bon Temps this week — and it's not good. But Rob Kazinsky swears that deep down, Ben is a good guy. "Everything he says in the first few episodes are not lies," he says. "He has a real genuine fascination, adoration and love for Sookie."
Is it too early to ask about the new season of Blue Bloods? — Chris
ADAM: Another season, another new partner for Jamie. This time it's Eddie, a rookie whom Jamie is shocked to learn is a woman. (Eddie is short for Edyta.) They both come from a family of cops, but they see the job very differently. In fact, their first squabble will come when they are forced to choose whether to protect a cop killer from some angry officers or let him "get what he deserves."
Does Julia now suspect Barbie of killing her husband on Under the Dome? — Charlie
NATALIE: Not yet, but that doesn't mean that forbidden love will bloom between the killer and his victim's wife. Instead, another woman will threaten to reveal the truth to an already suspicious Julia. "Julia's a journalist and she'll start digging in many ways next week," executive producer Neal Baer says. (Get it?)
I like Ray Donovan, but what's the deal with Ray and his wife? — Justin
ADAM: "The person who cleans up for people is not the person they want sitting at their dinner table," executive producer Ann Biderman says. "Ray's the help. He knows that and Abby doesn't, and that's a source of conflict." Look for Mickey to take advantage of Abby's frustration to get closer to Ray.
Have any scoop on the Defiance finale? —Jessica
NATALIE: The Grim Reaper will be paying a visit! At least two major characters will face death. A loved one's sacrifice will save one of them. For the other, there's definitely love lost.
Is Manolo Cardona's character the new Big Bad on Covert Affairs? — Elena
ADAM: Not exactly. Cardona's Teo Braga, a rebel leader in Colombia where the season premiere takes place, is involved in some suspicious dealings, but there's more to him than meets the eye. Speaking of "meets," while we're just meeting Teo for the first time, he actually has quite a history with the DPD.
I hear Chef Jeff is returning to Switched at Birth! —Kate
NATALIE: Justin Bruening will return, but don't expect (or fear) a reunion with Daphne. "Jeff comes in to throw a wrench into Daphne and Jace's relationship, but maybe not in the way you might expect," Katie LeClerc says. "He's only back for one episode just to mix things up a bit. She's not running away with him or anything!"
I really like Shelby on Royal Pains! Will there be any sparks between her and Hank? — Marc
ADAM: Love will be in the Hamptons air, but not between Shelby and Hank. While she takes a shine to frequent HankMed patient Ken Keller, Hank will also find a new love: pain killers! Talk about a dependent relationship!
Natalie's Mega Rave: After all the heartbreak that April has been through on Mistresses, it's about time that the girl got some hot sex with a hot man — in her store, no less!
Adam's Mini Rant: Ugh, just let Angel open his restaurant already. As we head into the homestretch, it's increasingly clear that Dexter's supporting characters are just filler.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Sadie Gennis, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)