Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/02/15


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. Also, On the Marches of Dreamland reviewed Well Fed and The Vault of Secrets ran away from Spider Baby.


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

The official rating came out for “The Girl Who Died”: The episode had a consolidated rating of 6.56 million viewers. It was 11th-most-watched show on BBC Television and second overall on Saturday.

The Appreciation Index is out for “The Woman Who Lived”: The show received an 81. It also received 4.34 million viewers in its overnight viewings. The show ranks third for the day over all so far.

Writer Sarah Dollard revealed that Maisie William’s character Me will be returning in the episode that she is writing, “Face the Raven,” which also sees the return of Rigsy from “Flatline.”

There is no preview up as of this writing for next week’s episode “The Zygon Inversion,” but here is the episode synopsis:

Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralized, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

In what will come as a shock to probably no one, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a seventh season.

In other news, Starz has renewed Ash vs the Evil Dead ahead of its premiere.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode six. Elizabeth Henstridge gave a few post-episode interviews to The Hollywood Reporter and EW on what’s going on with Simmons after this past week’s reveal.

Arrow: Matt Ryan spoke to Variety about returning to his role as Constantine for Arrow. TV Line has up the promotional photos for Constantine’s appearance. TV Line also has up some details on Oliver’s mayoral attempt. Paul Blackthorne spoke with EW about what is going on with Captain Lance.

Colony: Variety has up a preview of the new show.

Constantine: Executive producer released the script for episode 14.

The Flash: Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and Danielle Panabaker spoke with Variety about the reveals in last week’s episode. Victor Garber and Franz Drameh spoke with Variety about their new bond. The cast spoke with TV Addict about the arrival of the other Earth’s Harrison Wells.

Gotham: The show has found their Mr. Freeze, AKA Victor Fries, in actor Nathan Darrow (House of Cards), along with his wife Nora Fries, who will be played by actress Kristen Hager (Being Human). Actresses Camren Bicondova and Michelle Veintimilla spoke with Variety on what’s ahead for their characters after last week’s episode. Camren Bicondova also spoke with TV Line. Actor B.D. Wong has been cast in the recurring role of Hugo Strange, a villain.

Grimm: Blastr has up an interview with David Guintoli. Actors David Giuntoli and Claire Coffee spoke with TV Line about the new season.

The Librarians: The show is getting a book spinoff.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up an interview with Amy Manson AKA Merida. It was announced that Barbara Hershey will be returning in the 100th episode as Cora, Regina’s mother. The show has also cast Merida’s parents with actors Glenn Keogh (Scorpion) and Caroline Morahan (Doctor Who). Spoiler TV has up the episode synopsis and promotional photos for episode six.

The Originals: Charles Michael Davis spoke with TV Line about Marcel’s story.

Preacher: Spoiler TV has up a new teaser for the AMC show.

Sleepy Hollow: The show has promoted Jessica Camacho as Sophie Foster, Jenny’s smuggling rival.

Supergirl: TV Line has up a preview of things to come in episode two. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with EW about what’s ahead for the new superheroine.

The Vampire Diaries: Kat Graham spoke to TV Line about what is coming up for Bonnie.

The Walking Dead: Is Glenn really dead? That is the big question. The Hollywood Reporter weighed in, as well as TV Line. Don’t look for this week’s episode to give the answer, either.

The X-Files: Chris Carter denied the rumors that Mulder and Scully had gotten married. Or did he? EW has up the full panel from EW’s Fest panel.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Supergirl, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Originals, and Once Upon a Time.

The latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Arrow, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Beauty and the Beast, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gotham, Supergirl, and iZombie.


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

This week episode is “Thin Lizzie” (11.05). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo from the CW, the CHCH promo, and official photos.

There was some speculation about some behind-the-scenes photos put out last week that the show might be doing another Christmas episode this season. Thing is, they’re already filming episodes that won’t appear until the new year, but then again, these photos might be for episodes already filmed.

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).

The synopsis for 11.07 (“Plush”) is up:

“Plush” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

SHERIFF DONNA RETURNS – Sheriff Donna (guest star Briana Buckmaster) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after a horrific murder with supernatural elements happens in her town. Sam continues to have visions and asks God for help, which frustrates Dean. Tim Andrew directed the episode written by Eric Charmleo & Nicole Snyder (#1107). Original airdate 11/18/2015.

TV Line talked to Jensen Ackles about upcoming episodes and also did a postmortem of this past week’s “Baby,” with a few new related spoilers for the unexpected Matt Cohen cameo.

There were a couple of late previews for last week’s “Baby.”

Despite a sports preemption in a major market (Chicago), the show rose again to a respectable 0.8/2 in the A18-49 demo and 2.04 million in audience in the finals. And again, it was third for the week on the CW in both categories, behind The Flash and immediately Arrow. Not bad for a holiday week.


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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