Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/23/15


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And check out Jazz Age Cthulhu, out now. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all out now from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it. You can get them in both print and ebook for those brand-new Kindles you got for Christmas.

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


Last Week in Innsmouth

Missed us last week? Check out our latest Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner.

Our table of contents for our upcoming anthology, She Walks in Shadows, is up.

Publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s first novel, Signal to Sound, is out. You can check it out on Amazon in print and ebook right now.


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

BBC has officially announced the return of Michelle Gomez as Missy, AKA the Master, in the season opener. Also announced as appearing, Jemma Redgrave, as the Brigadier’s daughter, Kate Stewart.

The Doctor Who site has up a graphic of the Live+7 ratings for the past season.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

DC Comics has another comic coming to television: Fox has picked up the show, Lucifer.

12 Monkeys: Executive producer and showrunner Natalie Chaidez has up an interview with IGN about time travel and their show.

Agent Carter: Executive producer Michele Fazekas spoke with EW about what’s coming up after last week’s death and reveal. Actress Bridget Regan also spoke with EW about her Black Widow role on the show.

Arrow: The show has cast its first Meta-Human character: actor Doug Jones has been cast as Jake Simmons AKA Deathbolt.

Constantine: Showrunner Daniel Cerone said that the show isn’t cancelled yet.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up the season finale promotional photos.

Supergirl: Actress Laura Benanti (Nashville) has been cast as Alura Zor-El, Supergirl’s Krypton mom.

The Walking Dead: Actress Lauren Cohan spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about Maggie’s grieving process. New cast member Ross Marquand (Aaron) spoke with EW about his character.

Over at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agent Carter, The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, and 12 Monkeys.

The latest Matt’s Inside Line at TV Line has spoilers on showsOnce Upon A Time, Constantine, Supernatural, Orphan Black, and The Flash.


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

No new episode (or repeat) this week, though the promo for 10.15 (“The Things They Carried,” when Cole returns) is up. The promo may include clips from other episodes.

New episodes return on March 18 when the show moves to Wednesdays for the rest of the season to accommodate new show iZombie.

The CW schedule for April is up. The show repeats Easter Week, but has original episodes the rest of the month.

There was a last-minute spoiler about Cain for last week on TV Line and a brief, vague interview with Mark Sheppard on E!Online.

The show had a con this weekend in Phoenix. A few spoilers came out of it. Jensen Ackles said in a panel that Sam would become determined to get rid of the Mark, while Dean would seek to control it. Also, it turns out Jared Padalecki got himself accidentally stabbed by Jensen Ackles in a scene from this past week’s episode. The Mark is strong!

Ruth Connell answered fans’ Twitter questions on YouTube and was very cute while sidestepping spoilers as madly as she could. She didn’t quite succeed. As indicated in the latest promo, she acknowledged that Rowena will be engaged in some complex spellwork.

Canadagraphs put out some behind-the-scenes photos from a recent episode.

“The Executioner’s Song” remained steady in demo at a 0.8/2 in the A18-49 demo, rising to 2.09 million in audience.

The Live+7 ratings are in for “There’s No Place Like Home.” It rose from a 0.7 to a 1.3. Three things about the Live+7s. The network actually uses the Live+3s with commercials for renewal purposes, but we don’t usually get Live+3s and we are unlikely to see Live+3s with commercials. That said, most of the show’s audience usually watches in the first three days, so Live+7s can give us an idea of what’s happening in the Live+3s.

Second, Live+7s appear on the ratings sites for only the top shows in terms of increase from same-night to Live+7, so we are unlikely to see them for the show unless it’s a week with a lower rating, as the audience that doesn’t watch live usually watches later.

Third, a 1.3 is actually rather low for Supernatural. Last season, when it was getting comparable same-night ratings, it was regularly getting 1.4s and 1.5s in the Live+7 rating. It appears some fans who didn’t bother to watch live also didn’t bother to watch Charlie Bradbury’s latest outing at all. We’ll see if that affects her return, though I suspect whatever episode that may be was already set to go by the time these numbers came out.

I’m really curious to see “The Executioner’s Song”‘s Live+7 ratings because I have a feeling a lot of people checked it out after the live broadcast, due to the positive buzz.


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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