Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/22/16

This entry is part 23 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.


Last Week in Innsmouth

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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The CW has released the list of premiere dates for their fall shows, including Supernatural, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and more.

Arrow: The show has cast actor Rick Gonzalez as their new vigilante Wild Dog. They’ve also cast actor Josh Segarra (Chicago P.D.) as vigilante Adrian Chase.

Game of Thrones: TV Line has up an interview with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. They also have up the promotional photos for episode seven.

Killjoys: Spoiler TV has up the new opening sequence.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show has cast actor Nick Zano (Minority Report) as Doctor Nate Heywood AKA Citizen Steele.

Orphan Black: The show has been renewed for a fifth and final season. The fourth season finale aired this week and there are finale interviews and articles over at The Hollywood Reporter and TV Line.

Outlander: The Hollywood Reporter has an article up about this past weekend’s episode. TV Line has up with the recently departed actor.

Scream Queens: John Stamos is joining the show in season two.

Supergirl: The show has officially found its Superman in actor Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf).

Wayward Pines: Spoiler TV has up for episode seven.

The X-Files: Gillian Anderson stated that she hasn’t been approached about another season of the show.

Zoo: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode three.

Over at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Arrow and Orphan Black.


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

The season is over and Hellatus has officially begun (which means not a lot of spoilers until San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-4). Season 11 continues repeating this week (still on Wednesdays for now) with 11.04 (“Baby”).

The show will be moving to Thursdays at 9pm after Legends of Tomorrow this fall. It returns on October 13 with season 12.

The DVD/Blu-ray for season 11 will be out on September 6. You can find the cover art and inside details here.

Prep for filming season 12 starts today.

Eric Kripke will be presented with the Dan Curtis Legacy Award tonight at the Saturn Awards.

It has been confirmed that Jensen Ackles will not direct in season 12, but that Richard Speight Jr. will direct two episodes.

The CW is leaving Hulu and expanding its deal with Netflix.

Last week’s ratings for the 11.03 (“The Bad Seed”) repeat were a 0.2/1 and 0.76 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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11 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/22/16”

  1. evave2

    Thank you so much for all the background.

    Now I realize I have to wait FOUR f-ing months for the show to come back. Well, less one week.

    But ‘still’ FOUR f-ing months.

    Did you see the Instagram of Jensen being made up by JJ? (I did not know how to url it) All I could think of was the What a Man insurance commercial in which bearded dad comes out dressed up as a fairy (that commercial makes me happy).

    I found it on previouslytv.com.

      1. evave2

        No the one where he has plastic earrings and a kind of bow in his hair and she is just about to put lipstick on him.

        It is so precious.

        I found it on forums.previously.tv/ and I was enchanted.

        1. evave2

          Maybe it ‘was’ a tea party. Anyway, it does remind me of the What a Man What a Man commercial where bearded daddy comes out dressed as a fairy at his daughter’s party. (Love that ad.)

  2. evave2

    Watching Season 9 on TNT. The worst: Purge was on and what Sam said at the end was bad, but THEN we had The Captives. When Sam looked Kevin in the eye and said YES to Kevin’s plea to get over their issues and then walked out of the room, I got ticked all over again.

    HOW could they think Sam was coming off as reasonable in any way? It is an awful. And Sam is so passive aggressive with all the staring and the sighing.

    But it did lead up to Dean’s death and I was a mess.

      1. evave2

        Totally agreed. It just seemed to me that because it was an unaddressed issue Sam got madder and madder and angrier and angrier throughout Season 9.

        It’s like Sam could not let go even though the guy that had paid for their issues (Kevin) told them to do so.

  3. Marisol

    I own every season on dvd, but I haven’t even opened 8 and 9. I just can’t watch them, on t.v. or dvd. I know there are some episodes that I actually enjoyed midst the mess, but I am a coward. GadaSam, the Trials — horrific. You are very brave.

    And evave2 — I love your comments, I enjoy every one.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      The MoL and Abaddon-heavy episodes remain very good, I think. And, of course, there is the MoC. That’s quite a compelling story. And Purgatory.

      Season seven is the one I’m really meh about, followed by six.

      1. evave2

        I like 6 and 7 (I was really surprised that their Adversary was Castiel. I liked how it all developed. I ‘always’ thought that Castiel should have brought Dean to Heaven to argue that only God could have raised Castiel’s angelic status (to seraph–I think that was what you said) and that if the Apocalypse was going to happen it would have happened, it was a failed prophecy. AND if Raphael wanted to do some good, he could ‘waste’ his time getting Michael out of The Cage. As Crowley said in First Born, Dean can convince anybody of anything. I mean, Jesus CHRIST, he convinced God and Amara to Just Stop It.

        Dean was God’s Chosen, the Righteous Man, and I think ‘that’ was Castiel’s original mistake, he was trying to protect Dean ‘and’ accomplish what he knew Dean would want.

        I also liked that Dean was the only one in Season 6 who had a moral basis; I appreciated that all the “super” Campbells were all dead because they trusted Grandpa Samuel who was leading them into no-win situations. That actually followed a ‘story structure.’ for me.

        So I liked 6 more than 7 as well. And I agree with Marisol that 9 is hard to watch, I see a show I like and then it is followed by an episode I loathe. (For example, I ‘liked’ Charlie until Slumber Party; after that I wanted to strangle her because that whole episode was related to her ‘special’ status and that totally overweighted the show. (But it was important that in saving Charlie’s life — after he had saved Castiel’s — that Gadreel won Dean to his side. Sort of like Naomi got at least a listening to by Dean after releasing Bobby to Heaven when Crowley ‘stole’ him.) I ‘liked’ Blade Runners; I liked A4, I liked Between a Rock and a Hard Place just for the chastity group confession by Dean…’sticky’ an how he behaved in Vesta’s ‘prison.’
        Golly, I just checked the last 7 episodes which will be shown on TNT tomorrow and Tuesday and the only ones I like are A4 and the Dean’s battle with Metatron episode…really not too much else I like in Season 9 after the first 3 and then those 2 I mentioned. Yikes, Season 9 sucked. PLUS it had Bloodlines.

  4. evave2

    On my Facebook feed there is a link to Celebrity Dads and their kids and the ‘come hither’ is Jensen with JJ and Jared with Shepherd.

    The pictures are from etonline.com but I can’t link to them (my computer is slower than HONEY); if you have not seen them, they are really cute.

    JJ has Jensen’s kind of bow mouth. Jared looks really ‘big daddy’ to Shepherd.

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