Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/18/16


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The Punisher character hasn’t debuted on Netflix’s Daredevil yet, but Netflix is already talking about spinning him off into his own show.

12 Monkeys: The premiere date for season two has finally been announced: Monday, April 18.

The 100: Spoiler TV has up an advanced preview for the first episode.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the sneak peeks for the first episode. The Comic Book Resources site has some details on the show’s tie-in with the coming Doctor Strange movie. Spoiler TV Has up the official synopsis for episode three, which sees Howard Stark returning.

American Horror Story: A few details have emerged for the upcoming season. Key word: “few.”

Bitten: Spoiler TV has up the promotional character posters for the coming season.

Colony: Spoiler TV has up the episode synopsis and photos for episode three. EW has up an article on what is coming up next for the show. Variety has some quotes from Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies.

The Flash: EW has up the first-look photos of Earth 2’s version of Ronnie and Caitlin as Deathstorm and Killer Frost. TV Line has up some spoilers from the TCA panel. The show has cast actor Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica) as villain the Turtle.

Heroes Reborn: The show will not be getting a second season. That said, Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for the series finale.

Hunters: There’s a new promo for the new Syfy show.

Legends of Tomorrow: EW Has up an advanced preview for the series premiere. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim announced that the show will be bringing in Jonah Hex for an appearance.

Lucifer: The show had a panel at this week’s TCA’s and TV Guide has a report on it. Spoiler TV has up the promotional videos that have been released for each character.

The Originals: The show has cast actor Matt CedeƱo as a new vampire from the Mikaelsons’ past.

Orphan Black: There’s a new teaser out for the show.

Penny Dreadful: The show will premiere on May 1.

Shadowhunters: TV Line has up an article detailing the differences between show and book.

Sleepy Hollow: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the first episode back from the long break.

Supergirl: The show has cast another former Supergirl in its show: Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) will be playing Indigo, a “living, strong-willed supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Now on Earth, Indigo will let nothing stand in her way.”

Teen Wolf: The show has cast actors Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth) and Lachlan Buchanan (The Young and the Restless) for a flashback episode. Executive producer Jeff Davis previewed to TV Line Kira’s return, among other things. He also previewed to EW some details on a Lydia-centric two-parter, and spoke of his inspiration for the Beast.

The Vampire Diaries: It’s been revealed what brings Tyler back to Mystic Falls: Alaric’s baby shower. The show has cast the head of “a mysterious organization,” actress Mouzam Makkar ( The Following). It’s been announced that the show will cross over with its spinoff show The Originals.

The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkwood is calling Negan a “walking atomic bomb” that will descend on the characters.

The X-Files: The show made an appearance at the TCAs this week and Spoiler TV has up the promo and some photos. Variety has up a recap of the panel.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Colony, and Once Upon a Time.


Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show returns from Christmas hiatus this Wednesday. There’s a very strange promo for 11.10 (“The Devil in the Details”), an extended promo for the next two or three episodes, an official synopsis, and official photos.

Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (now “Into the Mystic” 11.11), and “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12).

The synopsis for 11.12 (“Don’t You Forget About Me”) is out:

“Don’t You Forget About Me” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

KIM RHODES RETURNS AS SHERIFF JODY MILLS – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) drop in on Jody Mills (guest star Kim Rhodes), Claire (guest star Kathryn Newton) and Alex (guest star Katherine Ramdine) after receiving a panicked phone call from Claire. She believes the recent murders in town are supernatural and wants the boys’ help. However, Sheriff Mills tells Sam and Dean that Claire has been getting into trouble lately as she’s been attacking normal people and accusing them of being monsters. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Nancy Won (#1112). Original airdate 2/3/2016.

TV Line reported that in the upcoming episode about the world of wrestling, WWE champion Mike Mizanin will be guest-starring. According to Jensen Ackles at this past weekend’s Jacksonville con (the first ever in Jacksonville), it seems there will be a fight scene between Mizanin and the brothers. Ackles was talking about the perils of stunt fight scenes with actors who are actually trained to hit their targets, while Jared Padalecki mentioned that there was an upcoming fight scene (possibly in this episode) that would last 30 seconds onscreen, but took all day to shoot.

Ackles also talked about the fight scene in “First Born” and how he had to do all of his own stunts in it because his long-time stunt double, Todd Scott, played the third demon Dean kills. So, he didn’t have any “backup” that time.

Bobby and Rufus are returning in an upcoming episode with flashbacks set in season five.

A Winter Preview is out.

In other con spoiler news, Matt Cohen has a new gig on General Hospital that begins in the next few weeks.

Jared Padalecki cut his hair (which looks rather nice, actually), so expect a new look for Sam. He also mentioned that he had been home since December 16 until this past Saturday.

Everybody was very cagey about this week’s episode, but both Misha Collins and Ruth Connell mentioned a scene between Castiel and Rowena (which may be cut) in which Collins had to do something “uncomfortable” to Connell to get it done. It also appears we’ll see some major Rowena backstory.

Mark Sheppard claimed that Crowley dies in the second half of the season. Nobody believed him. When asked what Sam and Dean would call Crowley in revenge for “Moose” and “Squirrel,” Padalecki and Ackles came up with “Crumpet.” Much snark ensued mid-panel when Sheppard was later informed of this.

More con news when our full report comes out later this week.

No repeat last week, so no ratings news this week.


We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.


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