Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/02/16: May Day Edition

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Spoilers 2016: Part 1

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

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Two fantasy shows have been renewed this week. In news that will shock no one, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a seventh season. And MTV has renewed their fantasy show The Shannara Chronicles.

Netflix has officially ordered to series a show centered on Jon Bernthal’s the Punisher, who was introduced in the second season of Daredevil.

12 Monkeys: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode three. EW has up an interview with executive producer Terry Matalas on season two.

Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode four. EW has up an interview with executive producer Terry Matalas.

The 100: Actress Nadia Hilker (Allegiant) has been cast in a recurring role as a “mysterious” Grounder.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: After the recent reveal, EW has up an interview with Chloe Bennet. E!Online has one up as well.

Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 3.20.

Arrow: Access Hollywood has up an interview with David Ramsey. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Marc Guggenheim.

Containment: TV Goodness has up interviews with the show’s cast. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Julie Plec.

Galo Magazine has up an interview with Claudia Black.

It’s official: the show has a new companion and it’s actress Pearl Mackie playing the part of “Bill!” You can learn more about her at the BBC site. You can also see her in action here, in a short clip with Peter Capaldi.

The official Doctor Who YouTube channel has several videos up of new companion Pearl Mackie: Pearl’s first day on the set and an interview with her on meeting her first Dalek.

The Flash: TV Line spoke to Teddy Sears about the Zoom/Jay Garrick twist.

The man in the iron mask still has yet to be revealed, but TV Line has some clues/theories. TV Line has up a preview article about the new plan to regain Barry’s powers.

From Dusk Til Dawn: Several new actors are joining the show in season three.

Game of Thrones: TV Line has up an interview with actor Liam Cunningham. They also have one up with actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright. TV Line is also claiming that the official synopsis for season six says that “Jon Snow is dead.” Writer-producer Bryan Cogman spoke with EW about the upcoming season. Natalie Dormer spoke with EW about Margaery’s state of mind. TV Line spoke with Maisie Williams on Arya being “the underdog.”

EW has up an interview with actors John Bradley and Hannah Murray. After last week’s episode, EW has up interviews with director Jeremy Podeswa, actress Carice van Houten, and actress Gwendoline Christie.

Gotham: TV Insider has up the first look at villain Azrael.

TV Line has up a preview for this week’s episode.

Grimm: Reggie Lee spoke to TV Line about the latest crisis for Wu.

Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 5.20.

Iron Fist: The show has cast two new roles. Jessica Stroup (The Following) and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) have been cast as old school friends of Danny Rand.

For fans of Killjoys and Dark Matter, Syfy has announced that the shows’ season two premieres will air on Friday, July 1st.

The Leftovers: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the third and final season will move to Australia.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show is bringing in Vandal Savage’s daughter.

Lucifer: Tom Ellis spoke with TV Line about the season finale.

Spoiler TV has up a video interview with showrunner Joe Henderson. TV Line has up an interview with Joe Henderson on the end of season one and the stories in season two. Empire Magazine has up a collection of behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew.

Once Upon A Time: EW spoke with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis about the Ruby/Dorothy romance reveal. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the duo as well.

TV Line has up an interview with Rebecca Mader.

The Originals: Showrunner Michael Narducci spoke with EW about last week’s latest casualty. They also have up an interview with the actor on their way out.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up the promotional photos for Rachel’s return.

Outlander: TV Line has up an interview with Stanley Weber, AKA Le Comte Saint Germain. The Hollywood Reporter has up an article about this last week’s episode.

Penny Dreadful: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis and promotional photos for episode three. EW has up an interview with Josh Hartnett.

Preacher: Io9 has a handy collection of all the promotional photos that have come out for the new show.

Sense 8: In some shocking news, the character Capheus has been recast with actor Toby Onwumere. No news on why, exactly, actor Aml Ameen has left, but it sounds as if there was some discord between him and co-creator/executive producer/director Lana Wachowski.

Supergirl: There are several season finale postmortem articles out. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Ali Adler. EW has up an interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

The Walking Dead: Is the show casting the Kingdom’s Ezekiel?

Wayward Pines: EW has up the latest promotional art for season two.

Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the first episode of season two. They also have up the cast promotional photos.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl and The Flash.

Last week’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Game of Thrones, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and 12 Monkeys.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Arrow, Grimm, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Once Upon a Time.

Last week’s Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Grimm, Orphan Black, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Once Upon a Time.

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

The show returned last week with its final uninterrupted run of the season, starting with “The Chitters” (11.19). We had a CW promo, official photos, an official synopsis, and two sneak peeks for it.

This week, Chuck returns (for better or worse), along with Metatron, in “Don’t Call Me Shurley (11.20). So far, we have a CW promo, official photos and an official synopsis for it.

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), “Red Meat” (11.17), “Hell’s Angel” (11.18), “The Chitters” (11.19), “Don’t Call Me Shurley” (11.20), “All in the Family” (11.21), “We Happy Few” (11.22), and “Alpha and Omega” (11.23).

Filming for the season has wrapped and is currently being edited.

An episode of the show has been nominated (for the very first time) for a Hugo Award. The episode is “Just My Imagination.”

The synopsis for “All in the Family” (11.21) is up:

“All in the Family” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE WAR CONTINUES – Amara (guest star Emily Swallows) shows Dean (Jensen Ackles) how she’s torturing Lucifer (Misha Collins). Worried for Castiel, Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki) come up with a plan to rescue him from Amara’s clutches. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1121). Original airdate 5/11/2016.

The synopsis for “We Happy Few” (11.22) is also up:

“We Happy Few” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) face their biggest challenge yet. Rowena (Ruth Connell) makes her move. John Badham directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#1122). Original airdate 5/18/2016.

A photo of a bloody Dean has been released.

Last week’s “The Chitters” got a decent 0.7/2 and 1.67 million. The repeat two weeks ago, “Beyond the Mat,” got a 0.3/1 and 0.87 million in audience.

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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18 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/02/16: May Day Edition”

  1. evave2

    Is Vandal Savage’s daughter the one we saw last week on Legends of Tomorrow? I gather there are ‘two’ daughters Cassandra and Scandal? Or is Scandal Cassandra’s ”superhero” name?

    Anyway I missed you last week.

    I have read speculation that this whole season is actually happening in Dean’s head (he’s still in the cloud from episode 1 — with Amara). I don’t hate Amara and wonder if that would be a way to keep her from being ‘evil’ by NOT having all the people she soul-sucked dead.

    1. castiels cat

      Those short scenes between Dean and Amara in the mist felt very important didn’t they. I hear they are using the flowers from the Dean asleep in the flowers premiere again in the final.

      I thought perhaps the Deanmara scenes were a flashforward to the seasons end. So everything is over as a cliff hanger and he wakes up again in the 12 premiere because she responds to his pain and remakes the world… but it’s difficult because it’s Amara’s interpretation.

      I am not sure what the point of a head season is unless it’s God or Death showing him the worst to get him to kill Sam. I believe fraternities night make the Mark permanent.

      Something big is going to happen I think.

      1. Paula R. Stiles

        I’d rather we not get an “It was all a dream” season, since too many things happened this season that I would prefer to stick. Also, Magic Reset Buttons rarely improve the overall story.

        I agree that Amara’s attack on the town was a preview of how the season might end. I think she’s going to kill Chuck (or Dean will) and it will come down to Dean, the one creation of her brother that she ever liked, to convince her to show mercy to the SPNverse. Or take them both to the Empty.

  2. evave2

    Well, they got the teaser or whatever out early today. YIPPEE!

    And that bit about ironing the shirt with beer: reminds me of decades ago when my husband told me he had ring around the collar and I should be washing his shirts better and I suddenly had he insight that he should wash his damn neck. NEVER pulled that line on me again.

    Sam, iron your own damn shirt.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      No kidding! How much of the housework is Dean even doing in that Bunker?

      That was Vandal Savage’s daughter, yes. I sure hope they end that storyline this season because he was/is a crappy villain.

      1. evave2

        I was watching Thursday’s LoT with my husband and I SO tired to Kendra’s love life. Vandal Savage is destroying humanity because she loved Carter, not him; Carter comes out of his ‘brain-freeze’ because Vandal is going to kill Kendra (and immediately gets killed again! I mean, KENDRA put down Savage last week and now Carter the 4000yo warrior lasts 30sec with him? YIKES!); and Ray takes a stupid pill and engages in a fight with Savage that gets him out of LOCKUP? There is a character on a soap opera who is called The Golden Cooter because everybody falls in love with her after they have sex with her: is THAT who Kendra is? I would rather get involved in Sara/Nyssa than Kendra/Everybody.

        But I loved the line: Vandal Savage, destroyer of empires; Leonard Snart, robber of ATMs.

        One last thing: I ‘believed’ that Rip Hunter was gobsmacked to find out that the TIME Masters had ‘always’ been working with Savage, he did not even fight being locked up. I sure hope the nice lady at the TIME orphanage was not in on it (I don’t see how she could be, but she may have been a possible stop-gap in case Rip gets free again.) and I hope Rip absolutely NUKES the TIME line to destroy Savage and all his works. Hey, where was Cassandra this week? Just hanging with the Resistance?

        1. Paula R. Stiles

          Carter’s a bit useless, isn’t he? I accidentally let this one get zapped off my DVR by something after it and I have a feeling it was subconscious. Penultimate and the one before them episodes on shows like this are often annoyingly drawn out.

          LOL! about Kendra. Yeah, she had potential, but good Lord. She’s the Fred (from Angel) of LoT. She reminds me of when Pam called Sookie “Super Snatch” on True Blood. Ugh. Somebody retire that trope, already.

          I hope Rip’s foster mom wasn’t in on the whole betrayal thing because that’s just too much on all the other crap he’s suffered.

  3. castiels cat

    So… God as Chuck always makes Dean shook important because only Dean changes the story. Twice in season 5 and in this week’s episode. It was Dean screaming that spurred Chuck to change his mind, although Metatron wore him down.

  4. evave2

    Amara did what she did to Hope Springs (always sunny) to get God’s attention, but it did not escape ‘my’ notice that God did not show up until Dean screamed “Do something, you dick!”

    I don’t know how to feel about this episode. I enjoyed all the Hope Springs stuff, and I especially liked that God seemed to have resurrected all the people that died from Amara’s activities (well, at least since Sam and Dean arrived, I don’t know what happened to the earlier deaths). I found it interesting that Metatron learned compassion from having a dog…dogs ‘do’ teach wonderful lessons like that.

    But while I found the ‘conversation’ between God and Metatron interesting on a macro-type-level, the idea that this was METATRON the murderer of DEAN kept me from enjoying the whole thing. I don’t know: maybe if God had resurrected Death or something. Or maybe plucked Bobby or Ellen or ASH or somebody I already knew and liked and had ‘some’ respect for? I enjoyed the conversation, I truly did. I liked it when Chuck got his GOD on and just threw Metatron across the room and into the street. God would NOT be mocked in my opinion.

    But again it was METATRON murderer of DEAN being in the conversation that irked me. Now if I did not know that it was METATRON murderer of DEAN I might have been able to put myself more in the bar scene. So I don’t think God-Chuck needed to hear what Metatron said, he just needed to bounce things off of Metatron to come to a final decision.

    I ‘do’ think the season will end with God finding a way to put Amara back and Dean going with her willingly because he does not want her to be alone, maybe he’ll try to convince her to create a new universe dimension (my husband has explained it to me but I don’t get it, but the mathematics of existence for some reason depends on multiple universes to work, like nine or is it eleven?–anyway let Amara have one of them to create an entirely new existence). I can ‘hear’ Dean say, you can create anything you want and we can spend eternity exploring it.

    Of course, we know that SAM won’t put up with Dean being someplace else with somebody else. God said it.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      Having Metatron argue for humanity made me roll my eyes, too, especially since the same writer gave us “Meta Fiction,” in which Metatron does so many heel and face turns that it’s pretty impossible to believe a word he says, including “an” and “the.”

      If you think about it, Chuck’s bar exists out of space and time (if anything, I thought Robbie Thompson forgot all about the fact that God doesn’t exist linearly), so Chuck can visit the SPNverse at any point in place and time that he chooses. So, the fact he chose that moment, when Dean called out to him and Amara made her favor of Dean clear (because Dean has called to God for help before and has gotten no answer) is significant. Personally, I found the Chuck & Metatron convos boring.

      As far as how the season might end, I still think there are too many possibilities to settle on just one.

      1. evave2

        Is there anybody who could have made that conversation palatable to you? I could see Death (who we find out faked the whole ‘scything’ business) as the only person with the gravitas to go toe to toe with God.

        1. Paula R. Stiles

          My objection to the conversation wasn’t so much the identity of the person questioning God as the identity of God. The idea of Chuck the Kripke Alter Ego always struck me as lame (was never a fan of it as far back as “The Monster at the End of This Book”). But I guess if we’re going to insist on making Amara sympathetic, it’s Meta Time for Douche-God.

  5. evave2

    OOH I just thought of something: in the episode Inside Man when Sam and Castiel contacted Bobby he was sitting in his living room listening to The Gambler and reading Tori Spelling’s auto-biography.

    Don’t you think Bobby’s Heaven (like his last glimpse of his life in Death’s Door) would include Sam and Dean? I just thought that Bobby’s happiest memories would be moments with ‘his boys’ and if Heaven is your best day over and over again (like the Eternal Tuesday of the Autistic Man or Adam’s memory of his prom) I don’t think Bobby’s would be kicking back alone.

    I have read speculation that Sam and Dean’s conjoined Heaven (as per Ash) would include all the people they have lost, just traveling on a road in Baby. That “does’ sound like their Heaven to me. But the problem would be they know it was a memorex moment. But Bobby would have known what Heaven was TOO and would have been disappointed in a memorex moment too. I think they would have forgotten what they knew about the reality of Heaven or it would be erased.

    Anyway, the idea of them both dying and waking up on a day they ‘did’ save people and hunt things (say the hunt from Wendigo, in which nobody died on their watch) without any failures seems quite good to me.

    Conversely, I think an ending (like Dean said in Trial and Error) in which Dean dies saving Sam one more time and tells Sam to break out like Jesse and Cesar, have a family and live a long good life with love and kids. Setting him free from being a Hunter (did you notice Dean is ‘always’ talking people out of Hunting like Garth or Chrissie’s dad, or letting them go like Jesse and Cesar?) so he could go on with his life without guilt. Hey, if Sam wants to check, maybe Amelia’s marriage to Don broke up because they just did not get along and Sam could make a life with her? Just an idea, I hated Samelia, but the point is “Sam” might want to revisit the relationship.

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