Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 03/16/15


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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

Great news for fans of Syfy’s 12 Monkeys (of which I am one): The show has been renewed for a second season. The show has also promoted actress Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) to series regular in season two.

Sadly, for those who enjoyed Syfy’s limited miniseries Ascension, the network has confirmed that it is dead.

Warner Brothers also announced that they would be bringing screenings of several of their shows to Wondercon in April.

The CW has announced season finale airdates for all of their shows.

The 100: TV Line has up a post-finale-mortem article with executive producer Jason Rothenberg. Several actors have been made regulars for next season, as well, including Richard Harmon.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: There’s a new promo out showing the villains that will be joining Cal’s team.

Arrow/The Flash spinoff: TV Line has up a list of casting descriptions for some roles on the show. Speculation in the comments about who these characters will be.

Arrow: TV Line has the promotional photos for Diggle’s wedding.

Daredevil: A new trailer is up for the Netflix series.

The Flash: The show has released the first official photo of the Reverse Flash. TV Line has up the latest promo for the show – of Mark Hamill’s Trickster.

Game of Thrones: EW has up the first full view of Arya’s new look.

iZombie: TVLine has up an article on the new CW show.

Once Upon A Time: EW put the executive producers on the Hot Seat for some scoop on their show.

Outlander: The show was at Paleyfest this past week and several sites have recaps of the event. E!Online has one up. As does The Hollywood Reporter.

Powers: TV Line has up a new trailer for the Playstation series.

Salem: TV Line has up a video that serves as a season one recap and a season two preview.

Sleepy Hollow: Showrunner Mark Goffman has departed the show.

Supergirl: The show has found a young Kara in actress Malina Weissman.

Teen Wolf: Disappointing casting news: The show has announced that Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale) will not be a series regular in season five. It’s the actor’s choice, but the producers did say that viewers haven’t seen the last of Derek.

The Walking Dead: Melissa McBride spoke with Variety and EW about what is happening with her character and the others, now that they are in Alexandria. Norman Reedus spoke about what his character is going through, as well.

The Walking Dead spinoff: The show hasn’t aired yet, but it’s already picked up a two-season order from AMC.

The latest Spoiler Room at EW has spoilers on shows The Flash, Once Upon A Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Under the Dome, and Outlander.

Over at TV Line, Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Haven, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Teen Wolf, and Supernatural.

And TV Line’s Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, Arrow, and Grimm.


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

This week is “The Things They Carried” (10.15), which is the title of a great short story collection about the Vietnam War by Tim Rice (and the return of Cole). And I have a signed copy of the book somewhere, ’cause I met Mr. Rice once when he came to speak at our college a looooonnnnng time ago. So, we’ve got two promos for this, as well as the official synopsis, promotional photos, and a sneak peek.

This past weekend, Jeffrey Dean Morgan finally went to a con in Vegas. Samantha Smith, and (of course) Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were also there. Cue lots of cute and creepy Winchester family photos. Very, very creepy. Well … they are currently the reigning horror TV family.

Jared Padalecki did an interview with Variety last week in which he talked about his campaign to raise money fo treating depression – and his own battles with it.

The synopsis for “Inside Man” (10.17) is up and it could be Rowena won’t be long for this world if she’s truly contemplating taking Dean on:

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

DEAN AND ROWENA FACE OFF AGAINST EACH OTHER – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) follow up on a lead about the Mark of Cain. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) meet. Rashaad Ernesto Green directed this episode written by Andrew Dabb Buckner (#1017). Original airdate 4/1/2015.

Official photos are out for 10.16 (“Paint It Black”), showing Dean interacting a whole lot with a young nun. Hmm.

Tech scouting for 10.22 began a few days ago. It’s being directed by Thomas J. Wright. They just finished tech scouting for 10.20 (that one appears to be filming now), which is directed by Steve Boyum. Apparently, filming for 10.21 and 10.22 are being switched.

Speaking of 10.20 (I think), both the cast and some set visitors tweeted several pics of a dusk shoot involving Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Kathryn Love Newton (Claire Novak). There was also a set of set photos involving Jared Padalecki, Ackles and Collins during the day. And another set had them filming at a school. Looks as though this episode will be Castiel-heavy, albeit not necessarily a Castiel-centric one.

There’s a cute local promo for Pi Day that uses a montage of Dean Winchester “pie” moments.

Regardless of where the show is in its shooting schedule, the writers are apparently done writing season ten.

The season finale date has been set for the show and it’s the usual time (May 20). Once again, the show ends last in the CW season, probably because it did that last season and still got the highest finale rating of all of the CW’s shows. Probably The Flash, and maybe Arrow will get a better finale rating this spring, but other shows aren’t likely to top Supernatural. The show will also have original episodes all May long until the season finale.

Finally, the repeat of “Halt and Catch Fire” got a 0.3/1 in demo and 0.81 million in audience. Live+7 ratings for “The Executioner’s Song” are out. The demo rose from a 0.8 to a 1.4.


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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