Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/25/16

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Spoilers 2016: Part 1

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 Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


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Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

There have been rumors for every season, but this time, it’s official: Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who at the end of Season Ten. Writer Chris Chibnall will be taking over showrunner duties. Chris wrote the two-parter, “The Hungry Earth” and “Cold Blood” in Season Five, as well as “Dinosaurs on A Spaceship” and “The Power Of Three” in Season Seven, which are not among my favorites. Hopefully, he will run the show better than he writes it!

In more sad news, the new season will not debut until Spring 2017. Though there will be a Christmas special in 2016, that will be it for new Who for the year.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

For fans of the cancelled (still not happy with that) show Forever, Executive Producer Matt Miller spoke with TV Line about what would have happened on the show.

The 100: Showrunner Jason Rothenberg spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about what is coming up for Season Three. E!Online has up an interview with Eliza Taylor and Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg on what’s coming up for Clarke and the others. TV Addict has up an interview with Henry Ian Cusick and Paige Turco. Spoiler TV has up a video interview with Eliza Taylor and Lindsey Morgan.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode 2.04. Hayley Atwell has an interview up with Variety. E!Online also has an article up about the show. EW has interviews up with executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.

Arrow: Spoiler TV has the first look of Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen.

Daredevil: TV Line has up a preview of the new season with stars and writers from the TCAs.

The Flash: Candice Patton has an interview up with EW.

Game of Thrones: There are new teasers up for the show’s families.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show premiered well in the ratings, becoming the #2 show on the CW for the week. They have cast actor Johnathon Schaech ( Quantico) as Jonah Hex for an episode set in the past. Variety has up an interview with the stars. Over at the Hollywood Reporter, Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer spoke about what’s next for the gang. The TV Addict site also has an article up about what’s coming up for the show. Martin Donovan has joined the cast as Rip Hunter’s mentor, Druce.

Lucifer: TV Line has up interviews with Tom Ellis and Lauren German on the show.

Jessica Jones: Variety has up some quotes from Executive Producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg from the TCAs, where it was announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.

Once Upon A Time: Lana Parrilla spoke with E!Online about the coming arc for her character.

Supergirl: The TV Addict has an interview up with executive producer Ali Adler.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up an article on the crossover between the mother show and its spin off, The Originals.

The X-Files: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode four. Variety has up an article about the show’s revival.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Arrow, The 100, Supergirl, Colony, and Legends of Tomorrow.

At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, and Orphan Black.

Also at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., iZombie, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, and The Flash.


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

This week is “In the Mystic” (11.11). So far, we have a promo and an official synopsis.

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), “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12), and “Love Hurts” (11.13).

There’s a new promo out that isn’t official, but does have new footage for upcoming episodes.

A belated sneak peek and producer’s preview came out last week for “The Devil in the Details.”

It seems we’ve got another Valentine’s Day episode this year:

“Love Hurts” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

WHO DO YOU LOVE? – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a set of murders on Valentine’s Day and discover they are dealing with an ancient curse. Once kissed by the curse, the person is marked to die. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder (#1113). Original airdate 2/10/2016.

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

The show came back from Christmas hiatus with a solid 0.7/2 and 1.83 million.


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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6 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/25/16”

  1. evave2

    I watched the show 3 times all together because I liked the episode.

    Paula, in your recap on IMDB.com you mentioned the smiting sickness as being bad canon, but I thought about that. I have watched numerous shows (at least “3”) on Sodom and Gomorrah, and the one thing that makes sense to me was some kind of a meteor strike. And the story being told again and again is that the area where they think Sodom ‘was’ was not populated for 100s of years afterwards. That would actually fit the idea of ‘smiting sickness’ making people sick. Now Uriel said ‘he’ smote Sodom and the clear impression I got for that show was that it was a group smite like we saw hit Amara.

    I liked the episode better than you appeared to; I am always unhappy when we disagree, because I really respect your opinion. So many comments were that the show was Dean-lite, but to me Dean, as usual, was the one who always gets things done. Crowley calls Dean, things get one (i especially loved Crowley telling Dean, don’t worry about Sam and Dean responded, hello, have you met me?) I just like watching Dean solve problems. But like many others, I didn’t like Castiel doing what he did. He asked Lucifer is he ‘could’ defeat The Darkness. But that is the wrong question: WILL you do everything you can to defeat The Darkness.

    I don’t get why Lucifer killed Rowena but left Crowley alive. He has to know Crowley will get word to Dean. He HAS to know that. Why didn’t he kill Dean and/or Sam? Does he still intend to use Sam and knows Dean is the only leverage he has on Sam.. And like many, I am curious why The Darkness seemed to get smiting sickness.

  2. evave2

    I am watching The Magicians (wanted to see the new Sera Gamble show. I am not enjoying it. Don’t like any of the characters at all so far. Yikes.

  3. Marisol

    I didn’t like The Magicians either. I especially disliked the end with the girl and the evil(?) magician. Unnecessary ripping off of her shirt.

    I didn’t mind last weeks SPN episode either. It’s funny, because I am on the West coast and so I read the recaps at six (yes, I sometimes read the end of books before I’ve read them too! Bad me.) and then watch the episode later. I find that I the recaps, or rather the opinions being expressed around the recaps, aren’t always what I see when I actually get to watch the episode. In fact, I am often pleasantly surprised that I don’t hate the episode once I see it myself. And your recaps are great Paula, you always stay pretty neutral, so you leave it up to the viewer to decide.

    I like Castiel, and I don’t mind that they gave him something more interesting to do than watch DVDs in the Bunker. Would I have chosen to go in the direction they did? Probably not, but hopefully it won’t turn into a hand wringing season for Dean.

  4. evave2

    OKOK I know this is out there, but all this Cage business makes me wonder if Dean (after he finds out about Casifer) could/would get out the Horsemen’s rings (he picked them up after Sam jumped in Swan Song right — and he killed Death so he could/would have gotten his ring back) goes to the Cage and makes a deal with Michael (he talks to Michael and determines that Michael, because God left HIM in the Cage with Lucifer, now believes Dad does not want the Apocalypse and that he is not lying to Dean) to come out and put Casifer back in the Cage. I don’t know how to get Castiel out of the Cage but it is a working idea.

    ALSO Dean should have (or have gone back for, we did not see it but we could write it in at the same time Dean goes for Death’s Ring) Death’s Scythe, which theoretically is powerful enough to kill Capital G GOD.

    Maybe the Scythe could take out the Darkness, it IS a God-killing tool after all.

    What I assume (making an ass out of me, I’ll leave U out of it) is that Lucifer, when Dean figures out what is going on, makes a move on killing Dean and then Amara shows up and puts Lucifer in his place. Heck, maybe SHE has the power to kick him out of Castiel, who knows. We can do anything we want with her because she IS equal in power to God.

    I think the difference between God and Amara is that God created the Archangels first and had always been interested in creation and she is just reacting to his world and never seemed to have an idea to create her own. Heck, Dean might have made an impression on her saying it IS an imperfect world, but it is what is and she should not make plans to destroy it.

    Anyway, I wish with the power of 1000 Suns to see Michael in Dean, the true-believer, loving son of the Father, who determines he can fix things. Heck, I wonder if Michael has the power to restore Heaven and give the Angels back their wings. The theology I read when I was younger posited that Michael was only this-much less powerful from God (I was told the Cage which held Lucifer was made out of a portion of Michael’s Grace, which does not explain to me how Michael could be trapped in the Cage, but sometimes theology gets to you because no matter how hard people try, it is Faith not Reason.

    Oh, the episode Amara killed all the believers, I liked that for once ‘all’ the people (even the ministers) were portrayed as good people. The fact that she killed them all meant that she felt they were truly God’s children.
    (Just My Opinion — I get sick of most times a religious person appears on any show it turns out they were a hypocrite, now the episode last year with the Italian ghost-nun, both the priest and the other nun were good people too, and I liked that.)

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      Death’s ring, like the scythe, probably disintegrated with his body. Unless Billie has it. They do have the rest of the rings, though. Unfortunately, having possessed Sam and now being inside Jimmy/Castiel, Lucifer knows a great many of TFW’s secrets.

      1. Castiel’s Cat

        This. Although perhaps Dean is Death’s heir and will become him once he dies which would explain why Billie was adversarial with Sam and not Dean.

        At any rate one would think that Dean could pray to Michael because the cage and unbroken seals shouldn’t hold him.

        Not interested in Dean being a vessel. I would need Dean to be in control

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