Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/22/16

This entry is part 7 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 sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Last Week in Innsmouth

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as our latest Gods and Monsters column about the Supernatural convention in Jacksonville last month.

You can catch our editor Paula R. Stiles at Book ‘Em North Carolina in Lumberton, NC this coming Saturday.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The Syfy show Van Helsing has cast several roles for its show, including Van Helsing’s daughter, who will be played by actress Kelly Overton.

The 100: EW has up an interesting article showing the progression of the characters. Showrunner Jason Rothenberg’s spoke with EW about how the decision to make Clarke bisexual has helped to define the show.

Agent Carter: Actress Bridget Regan spoke with TV Line about her character’s attempts to help Peggy. Or not. Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the season finale.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: If we go by his Instagram account, it looks like actor Adrian Pasdar is making a return appearance. The show has cast actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena Rodriguez, AKA the Inhuman Slingshot. EW spoke to Jed Whedon about Ward’s transformation.

Arrow: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15, the arrival of Vixen.

Bitten: Actress Laura Vandervoort) spoke with Variety about season three.

Colony: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode eight.

Daredevil: TV Line has up the latest promo for season two, featuring the Punisher and Elektra.

The Flash: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15. EW has up some theories on who Zoom can be and who is the Man in the Iron Mask.

Game of Thrones: EW has the DVD commentary of writer-producer Bryan Cogman where he defends the writing decision to have Sansa be raped by Ramsay Bolton, something that did not happen in the books.

Grimm: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode twelve.

Legends of Tomorrow: EW has up the teaser for the upcoming appearance of not one, but two, Green Arrows.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up the first look at Regina’s reunion with her mother in the Underworld. The show has cast Costas Mandylor as their Captain Silver.

The Originals: TV Line has up an interview with Riley Voelkel. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15 and episode 14.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up the latest promo plus details on the show’s move to Thursdays.

Shadowhunters: Actress Maxim Roy spoke to TV Line about her character.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up an interview with actress Maya Kazan. TV Line has some very limited info on “the asset.”

Supergirl: TV Line has up the first look of Italia Ricci as the Silver Banshee.

The Walking Dead: Variety spoke with Andrew Lincoln about the dramatic midseason opener and what those events mean for his character and the show. Executive producer Greg Nicotero and Chandler Riggs spoke with the Hollywood Reporter on how they made that scene happen. Greg Nicotero spoke with TV Insider on the midseason opener. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple spoke with EW about it as well. Norman Reedus spoke to EW about Rick and Daryl’s episode together.

Wayward Pines: Actor Djimon Hounsou is joining the show for season two. Two more actors have joined the show as well: Kacey Rohl (Hannibal)and Nimrat Kaur (Homeland).

The X-Files: TV Line has up the season finale photos, showing the return of Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Joel McHale spoke with EW about the show’s success. And could there be more episodes?

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, and iZombie.

And at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, The Walking Dead, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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

This week is “Beyond the Mat” (11.15). So far, we have a promo and official photos, and an official synopsis.

Titles so far for the season 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), “Love Hurts” (11.13), “The Vessel” (11.14), “Beyond the Mat” (11.15), “Safe House” (11.16), “Unknown Title” (11.17), and “Red Meat” (11.18).

According to the Supernatural Wiki site, there will be a hiatus after this week’s episode until the show returns with “Safe House” (the season five flashback episode with Bobby and Rufus) on March 23.

Rob Benedict is returning in 11.20, though there isn’t much info about it.

There was a late sneak peek for “The Vessel” that came out last week.

The show remained steady in the demo at 0.8/2 and rose to 1.98 million for “The Vessel.” With Legends of Tomorrow rating only slightly higher, the show came in at a healthy fourth place last week.


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11 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/22/16”

  1. evave2

    Last week I mentioned how disappointed I was with this iteration of X-Files. The finale last night just burned me up.

    Here’s the scene: Mulder, who does not have alien DNA, is sick. He leaves Washington and drives ALL the way to South Carolina (Greenville? they showed two different cities on road signs). He gets wherever in South Carolina. He finds the Cigarette Smoking Man. He pulls a gun. Rather than SHOOT the son-of-a-bitch he TALKS. He lets CSM monologue. He does not SHOT CSM. He collapses. I forgot how the show used to aggravate me.

    Lost and X-Files and Supernatural are three shows I watch(ed). The first two were enormously popular.much more popular than Supernatural. We all come here and we complain about various things (dropped plots; sudden changes in character) but NOTHING SPN has ever done is as dismissive as what I saw last night (I gave up Lost for about two years and then tuned in for the finale — just mouth-opening awful). The same thing as the show….how many times did we see somebody tell somebody that they had to tell them something but they could not tell them That Moment, then just before they could tell, they Got Killed. And we then had to wait for the next tidbit.

    I know the show got good ratings. I know. “I” watched out of loyalty to a show I had loved 20yr ago. I won’t watch next season. They burned me. I liked episode 3 and episode 5. But the rest…lord have mercy.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      Eh, I enjoyed the latest X-Files season. And I liked that it was a new season, with acknowledgement of the passing years, and not a reboot. I hate reboots.

      I’d read it was going to be a cliffhanger, so I wasn’t surprised. I rather liked the look on Scully’s face: http://7lolz.com/assets/files/users/9fTXYEBQko9Pfb0QLpCoLVPQzqlfLZJq/contents/awiens-0.jpgAwiens!

      I’d be extremely surprised if the show didn’t come back. It got ridiculously good ratings. The only question will likely be for how many episodes and in what form.

      1. castiels cat

        Oh it’s coming back.

        My gripe was it all felt very rushed and not eArned.

        Also not a fan of Einstein and Miller. Amiss for me perhaps because of the acting. I hated Ambrose.

    2. castiels cat

      Yeah. That finale was annoying for multiple reasons. I still enjoyed the miniseries for multiple reasons. I love how it explored Scully’s personal arc, a favorite theme from the original show and I loved the were monster episode.

      Hey. Missed you on my reviews. I am catching up this hellatus. Currently up to Plush. The Sam runs to Lucifer arc makes me mad;although I was delighted he chose Dean in the long-run, his nonsense opened the door for Lustiel. Meh.

  2. evave2

    Oh I know it is coming back. I just remembered how much I hated the pregnant pauses, the non-responses.

    When Mulder did not shoot CSM I knew I was out.

    I got a question and it has bothered me for years: did Dean ‘truly’ remember Hell right when he was resurrected? Because he seemed to be acting so normally. I don’t see how he could have had sex with Jamie in Monster Movie I don’t see how he could have had an erection for gosh’ sake. He seemed so messed up after the Ghost Fever episode. I thought Lilith made him remember (before that he did have flashes but not the full Monty).

    It drives me crazy.

    I am watching Heaven and Hell. Mark Roylston did as good a job as Alastair as Chris Heyerdahl. Hey, neither one of those guys ever go to conventions do they?

    1. AlyCat22

      Hey Evave. I think the idea was that he truly Didn’t remember outside of his flashes and nightmares until the episode where his fear induced hallucination of Lilith made him remember. After that he tried to act as if he didn’t until he had to admit it to Sam at the end of Wishful Thinking.

      Interesting tidbit if I can get it straight in my memory – In Season Five Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid was supposed to air before My Bloody Valentine but they changed the order I believe I read because of Valentine’s Day. If you think about it it makes more sense had they aired it correctly. Dean is wearing down quick and was only crushed further when he learns that Bobby was just put through Hell all because Lucifer was pissed he was helping them out. Then it moved into the Valentine’s episode with Famine telling Dean he’s dead inside and he ends up tearfully pleading to God that he needs help. It flows organically. If I remember correctly the same thing happened with Monster Movie though I’m not sure how out of airing it was.

      1. evave2

        Thanks, makes sense to me. Here’s what never made sense to me (if he remembered): he was so wrecked once it all came out. HOW, if he remembered, could he have had sex with Jamie from Monster Movie. Now he had sex with Anna in Heaven and Hell but she was an angel who offered him ‘forgiveness’ because she knew and said he did the best he could, to forgive himself (basically). When Dean finally tells Sam what had happened in Hell he was so wrecked (I can’t think of another word to describe what Jensen put out there in that scene).

        i did not know about the episodes being flipped in Season 5. Your comments do make it more understandable when Dean had his ‘failure of confidence’ in Season 5.

        Thanks for the response. Dean was just different after Ghost Fever. Really ‘really’ good acting from Jensen.

  3. castiels cat

    If they out Chuck as God I will scream.

    So are Bobby and,Rufus,zombies and then is Lucifer reprising the Apocalypse stuff.

    The lightest emanating from Dean is weird. Not HoG light is it.

  4. evave2

    Aleks Paunovic was on SPN this week. Is this the first three-fer? I remember a couple of non-speaking parts (same dude played a vampire in Dead Man’s Gun AND a demon in Heaven and Hell and I think I saw I saw him again in Season 6 as one of the demons working Crowley’s Purgatory scam comes to mind). But this is the first time somebody had a speaking part in three episodes.

    This is one of the many things I like about SPN: most of the time we see people in small parts (I am especially thinking of the actress who played Karen in Usual Suspects and then Chuck’s publisher in Monster at the End of this Book) and it is actually gratifying to see these people in different parts to see their range as an actor or actress. So I find it a good thing to see these character actors in multiple roles.

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