Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/19/15


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 Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Last Week in Innsmouth

She Walks in Shadows is officially out as of October 13. Publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia was interviewed about the new anthology.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here.


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

The final ratings came out for “Under the Lake,” and the show finished with 5.63 million viewers, placing it as the 22nd-most-watched program on British television for the week and the 10th-most-watched BBC program for the week.

“Before the Flood” received an AI of 83. The overnights are in for it, as well, and it received 4.38 Million viewers.

Anglophile has up an article on the ten things you may not know about the episode “Before the Flood.”

Two new trailers came out for next week’s episode “The Woman Who Lived”: You can see them here and here.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Sad news for fans of a couple of Syfy’s summer shows: Both Defiance and Dominion have been canceled.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Powers Boothe has been booked as Gideon Malick, an “incredibly menacing man” who will go up against Grant Ward’s newly revamped Hydra.

American Horror Story: Evan Peters spoke with Variety about his scary character. TV Line has visual proof the show will be revisiting season one. Ryan Murphy gave an interview to EW on episode two’s reveals.

Arrow: Showrunner Wendy Mericle spoke with Variety about the upcoming stories. EW has up the first look at new character Curtis Holt, AKA Mr. Terrific. New villain Neal McDonough spoke with EW about his character Damien Darhk.

Colony: Carlton Cuse and Josh Holloway spoke about their new show.

The Flash: Several post-mortem interviews and articles came out following last week’s episode introducing Jay Garrick, Patty Spivot, and Zoom. Episode writers Aaron and Todd Helbing spoke with E!Online. Executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Todd and Aaron Helbing spoke with EW. Aaron and Todd Helbing also spoke with Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and with TV Line.

Gotham: The show has cast actor Paul Reubens as the Penguin’s dad.

Heroes Reborn: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode seven.

Hunters: Blastr has up a set of interviews with the creative team behind the show.

iZombie: Rob Thomas spoke with EW about Major’s downward spiral.

Legends of Tomorrow: EW has up an article detailing “7 things” they learned at the show’s NYCC panel. The Hollywood Reporter has recap a article as well.

Once Upon A Time: EW’s Hot Seat featured Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The show has found Hook’s father in the form of actor Adam Croasdell. Spoiler TV has up the synopsis and promotional photos for episode four. The Hollywood Reporter revealed Dark Swan will have new targets.

The Originals: Jason Dohring gave an interview to TV Line on his new character.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up a recap of the show’s NYCC panel. EW chatted with the show’s writers about the crossover with Bones. Supposedly, one of the crew will turn darkside.

Supergirl: It was revealed at NYCC that the villain, Toymaker, will be appearing on the show.

The Vampire Diaries: Michael Malarkey defended Enzo’s betrayal to TV Line.

The Walking Dead: Sonequa Martin-Green has an interview up with EW on what’s ahead for Sasha. Robert Kirkman reportedly said the one character he wouldn’t kill off is Carol. Norman Reedus spoke with EW on what’s ahead for the show. Scott Gimple spoke with TV Line on why Carter died so quickly. Greg Nicotero gave a postmortem interview with Variety. Robert Kirkman spoke with EW on the season premiere.

The X-Files: Chris Carter promised a “return” to the series for hardcore fans.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time, The Flash, iZombie, and Agent Carter.

The latest Ask Ausiello at TV Line has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, and Arrow.


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

This week is “The Bad Seed” (11.03). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo from both the CW and CHCH, a new extended season promo, and official photos. Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), and “Thin Lizzie.”

There was a producer’s preview for 11.02 last week.

The CW has put out a new “Dare to Defy” general promo.

The synopsis for 11.05 (“Thin Lizzie”) is up. This is the first one written by new staff writer Nancy Won and is Rashaad Ernesto Green’s sophomore directing effort on the show:

JARED GERTNER GUEST STARS – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a series of murders at a local B&B that also happens to be Lizzie Borden’s old home. When a local man, Len (guest star Jared Gertner), tells them he saw a little girl around the B&B around the time of the murders, the brothers realize Amara (guest star Yasmeene Ball) may be responsible. Rashaad Ernesto Green directed the episode written by Nancy Won (#1105). Original airdate 11/4/2015.

They’ve started tech surveying for the first episode in January. It will be directed by Thomas Wright.

The show retained good ratings for 11.02: a 0.8/3 in the A18-49 demo and 1.85 million in audience in the finals. This still put it third for the week and for season premieres on the CW, behind The Flash and Arrow. The show that replaced it on Tuesdays, iZombie, still came in a distant fourth.

A Variety article added some more demos. The show rose a bit in A18-34, especially W18-34.


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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About Paula R. Stiles

Paula is not at all paranoid about government conspiracies after six years in EMS, two years in Africa for the Peace Corps, a few summers with the Park Service, and ten years studying the Knights Templar. She's seen governments in action. They couldn't cover up a toy picnic table, let alone evidence of alien visitation. Writes about science for fun, history for money, and zombies for the company. You can read her sober-as-a-judge book about Templars in medieval Spain, Templar Convivencia, on Amazon. You can find her homepage at: http://thesnowleopard.net.

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