Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/26/15


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 in for “Before The Flood.” The show finished with an official rating of 6.05 million viewers, and placed 21st for the week. It was the eighth-most-watched program on BBC Television and second overall on Saturday.

The Audience Appreciation Index came in for “The Girl Who Died.” The show received an 82. The overnight viewers are also in, at 4.85 million. It was the second-highest-rated show for Saturday.

The trailers for “The Zygon Invasion” are out. You can see them here and here.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Sad news for fans of ABC’s The Whispers: the show has been officially cancelled.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode six.

Agent Carter: The show has cast Kurtwood Smith (Resurrection) in the major recurring role of Vernon Masters.

American Horror Story: Variety has up an interview with Angela Bassett about her character.

Arrow: The cast spoke with TV Line regarding the mysterious deceased and other things. John Barrowman spoke with TV Line about Malcolm’s mindset and his plans.

The Flash: During Danielle Panabaker’s interview with CBS’ The Talk, a full photo of her Killer Frost costume from last season was revealed. The cast spoke with the TV Addict on the building storylines for the season. Shantel VanSanten spoke with Variety, EW and TV Line about her character’s addition to the show. TV Line has some reveals about the new arrivals to the show.

Gotham: The cast spoke with Blastr about season two.

Hemlock Grove: Variety has up an interview with Eli Roth about the final season of the show.

Heroes Reborn: Masi Oka and Greg Grunberg spoke with Blastr about their revived roles.

Jessica Jones: There is a new full length trailer out for the show.

Legends of Tomorrow: Executive producer/showrunner Phil Klemmer spoke with Variety about the new show.

Once Upon A Time: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode five. They also have up the promotional photos for the episode.

The Originals: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode six.

The Shannara Chronicles: Spoiler TV has up a two-minute featurette on the new series.

Sleepy Hollow: Spoiler TV has up the promotional poster for the Sleepy Hollow/Bones crossover night. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety had a few tidbits on the crossover, as well.

The Vampire Diaries: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode six. Julie Plec says this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Tyler. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode five.

The Walking Dead: The Hollywood Reporter is laying odds on who will die this season. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode three, as well as previously unreleased photos for episode two. Melissa McBride spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about Carol’s evolution.

The X-Files: Chris Carter revealed the four people that he wanted, but couldn’t get back for the show: onetime executive producers Frank Spotnitz and Vince Gilligan, and actors Robert Patrick and James Pickens, Jr. The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Chris about making the revival. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode one. There’s also a new promo out. And a new promotional poster.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Sleepy Hollow, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, The Originals, Gotham, and The Walking Dead.

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

Also at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, Sleepy Hollow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Vampire Diaries, and Supergirl.


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

This week is Impala-themed “Baby” (11.04). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo from the CW, the CHCH promo, and official photos, as well as the odd behind-the-scenes photo. There’s also a vague spoiler from TV Line, as well as one about a guest character in 11.11.

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), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Are Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (11.11), and “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12).

Some behind-the-scenes photos and video are still coming out for last week’s episode.

The synopsis for 11.06 (“Our Little World”) is up:

“Our Little World” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

METRATRON RETURNS – Castiel (Misha Collins) seeks out Metatron’s (guest star Curtis Armstrong) help to stop the Darkness. However, Metatron is pretty happy with his new life as a freelance videographer for the local news and isn’t inclined to help the Winchesters (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) or Castiel. Meanwhile, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) is losing his hold on Amara. John Showalter directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#1106). Original airdate 11/11/2015.

There was another convention this weekend in Chicago.

The show sank to a rather woeful 0.6/2 in the A18-49 demo and 1.59 million in audience in the finals. Despite tying its lowest demo, it didn’t quite match its lowest audience. More significantly, this still put it third for the week on the CW in both categories, behind The Flash and Arrow. The CW just plain had a bad week. Historically, the show has bounced back up from such lows, particularly when it remained steady in relation to other CW shows.


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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