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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/17/17: The Easter Monday Edition


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Good news for fans of Syfy’s The Magicians – the show has been renewed for a third season.

Also renewed, according to Spoiler TV, is Freeform’s Shadowhunters for a third season.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up an interview with Brett Dalton about his return as Ward.

American Gods: TV Line has up a sneak peek of the first episode.

Arrow: There’s some confusion as to whether or not Manu Bennett is returning as Deathstroke. According to TV Line and TV Guide, he is, but according to the actor on his Twitter, he is not. However, it appears that actress Katrina Law will be returning as Nyssa. TV Line has up an interview with actress Juliana Harkavy on playing the new Black Canary. The show has promoted actors Rick Gonzalez and Juliana Harkavy to series regulars for next season.

Fear the Walking Dead: The show has been renewed for a fourth season and with that, they will be getting a new showrunner as well. Dave Erickson is out, and Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg will take over, with The Walking Dead‘s Scott M. Gimple coming on as an Executive Producer.

Outlander: TV Line has up the first promotional photos for the new season.

Sense 8: There’s a new trailer out for season two.

Star Trek Discovery: Despite earlier reports, Michael Dorn will not be playing Worf’s ancestor on the new show.

Supergirl: EW announced that Tyler Hoechlin will be returning as Clark Kent/Superman for the show’s season two finale. Also returning – Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. TV Line has up an interview with actress Katie McGrath on playing Lena Luthor.

Orphan Black: There’s a new trailer out for the final season.

Over at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has a spoilers on shows Westworld, Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Supergirl.


Supernatural (Thursday nights, 8pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

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It’s official! The show has been renewed for a 13th season. This may well be (by a couple of weeks) the earliest renewal Supernatural has ever received.

The show has moved to 8pm. Still on Thursdays.

The season finale is May 18. The show will air back-to-back episodes that night. There will be a single-week hiatus on April 20th.

The Season 12 line-up (23 episodes) so far: “Keep Calm and Carry On” (12.01) official photos and press release; “Mamma Mia” (12.02) synopsis and photos; “The Foundry” (12.03) synopsis, official photos, sneak peek, and promo; “American Nightmare” (12.04) synopsis, official photos and promo; “The One You’ve Been Waiting For” (12.05) synopsis, promo and set photos; “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” (12.06) synopsis, photos and promo; “Rock Never Dies” (12.07) synopsis, photos and promo; “LOTUS” (12.08) synopsis, photos and promo; “First Blood” (12.09) synopsis, photos, promo and sneak peek, as well as an extended promo; “Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets” (12.10) (this is the one with Alicia Witt) synopsis, photos and promo, and sneak peek; “Regarding Dean” (12.11) tech survey card, synopsis, set photo, promo and official photos; “Stuck in the Middle (With You)” (12.12) tech survey card, synopsis, preliminary photo (this one’s directed by Richard Speight Jr.), and official photos and promo; “Family Feud” (12.13) synopsis; “The Raid” (12.14) tech survey card, synopsis, and promo and official photos; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (12.15) tech survey card, synopsis, official photos and promo; “Ladies Drink Free” (12.16) tech survey card, synopsis, photos, sneak peeks, and promo; “The British Invasion” (12.17) synopsis, photos, mini-doc, promo and tech survey card; “The Memory Remains” (12.18) tech survey card, synopsis, photos, promo, sneak peek, and title; “The Future” (12.19) tech survey card and partial title card, showing the director is Amanda Tapping, and the writers are Robert Berens and Meredith Glynn, and synopsis and promo; “Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes” (12.20) tech survey card, showing Richard Speight Jr. returning to direct and synopsis; Unnamed Episode (12.21) tech survey card, directed by John Showalter; and Unnamed Episode (12.22) tech survey card, directed by Robert Singer and written by Andrew Dabb (these last two episodes will air the same night).

The synopsis for “Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes” (12.20) is up:

“Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

RICHARD SPEIGHT, JR. DIRECTS – Alicia Banes (guest star Kara Royster) calls Mary (guest star Samantha Smith) for help after her mother, Tasha (guest star Alvina August), goes missing. Sam (Jared Padalecki) answers Mary’s phone and he and Dean (Jensen Ackles) head out to help Alicia and her twin brother, Max (guest star Kendrick Sampson), find their mother who was hunting a powerful witch. Meanwhile, Mary starts to have some doubts about the British Men of Letters. Richard Speight, Jr. directed the episode written by Steve Yockey (#1220). Original airdate 5/4/2017.

There’s a new “Shaving People, Punting Things” video out, which is another outtake.

I’ve moved my Official live recaps to this site and simul-recapping at Wayward Friends, with reviews to follow.

The ratings for “The Memory Remains” (12.18) remained steady at 0.5/2 and 1.58 million respectively. The A18-34 rating was 0.4/2 and the A25-54 demo was 0.6/2, with fractional audience 1.551 million.


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7 thoughts on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/17/17: The Easter Monday Edition”

  1. I watch The Magicians on occasion (I wish the show concentrated better on its light-hearted bits than on the overwhelming disaster that is every character’s life) and I want to know how SyFy (which I believe is ‘basic cable’) can have various characters utter the F-word. At one time it was bleeped, but other times the character says F, and then they bleep the NEXT word.

    Very strange.

    I avoided Dr Who during the Clara years but I watched this weekend and really liked it. Like Bill the new companion a lot. Watched Class (a show from ‘the Dr Who universe’) but it confused the living daylights out of me. I also had problems with the accents. But Yeah, WHO is back. Best episode for me since The Doctor’s Wife. Scariest antagonist since The Weeping Angels were introduced.

  2. Next week’s episode… err… the synopsis has Sam coming up with a nephilim solution, Cas having a different plan, Kelly also having a plan… meanwhile Dean is mad about losing his favorite toy. WTF.
    Still pretty sure that we are heading to Michael vs Lucifer because the last episode about two brothers on different sides with one ending up dead sure wasn’t subtextual reference about Dean and what’s his name.

    Michael will want his true vessel. Maybe he will whisper to Dean about resurrecting a recently dead loved one to sweeten the pot.

    1. I dunno. Dean is clearly having second thoughts about his mother’s resurrection (though I do hope the writers get their heads out of their asses and give her a more permanent storyline). Not sure he’d respond to Michael’s whispering to him about that.

      I was thinking today–why did both Chuck and Lucifer claim that Michael was too insane to help with Amara? Could it be that Chuck visited Michael and Michael told him to go play on the freeway? I mean, Lucifer is anything but the most stable being on the planet, so ‘scuse me if I don’t buy that Michael is worse off, any more than I buy that he is Lucifer’s younger brother. If Michael whispered *that* to Dean, it might be something Dean believes and would anger him against Chuck again.

      1. Yeah. I doubt he is incompetent and crying mess per Lucifer’s description. If so why would he bother to kill Rowena to prevent the cage being opened. I don’t think Lucifer was afraid of being put back in… he is too much of an egomaniac to believe TFW could manage that. IMO he didn’t want Michael out.

        Michael may be mad as hell and not taking it anymore. He would be a dangerous rogue element.

        At any rate, I don’t see any other way to get rid of Lucifer rising (again) but Michael and his Lance and that means Dean. A Michael playing by the rules let Dean choose. A Michael that says f@#! The rules will figure out a way to get Dean to say yes and loved ones in danger/dead have been they key to Dean.

        And logically there is no reason to rehash Apocalyptic characterizations and plot points unless they were rehashing Micharl vs Lucifer and the only reason to do that is to have Dean-Michael. Even with the gratuitous Sam pimping, Michael would consider Sam an abomination. Hell let the lol kill Sam and then Dean says yeshe.

        Last season the cage was damaged enough for Lucifer to influence Sam. Michael should be able to do the same to Dean.

        I think Dean is hurt l, and has lost his childlike illusions about her, however he still loves his momma and would not want to see her dead. I think he is putting up with the lol to protect her and Sam, and to remain close to them. If it weren’t for his family Dean would have nothing to do with them.

        Lol won’t be the cliffhanger… as soon as hunters start dying Mary will cotton on to the new agenda or Dean will.
        I guess that Lucifer escaping or the nephilim birth putting characters in danger will be the cliffhanger.

        I still think we will see Dean Michael.

  3. You know, CC, I think Dean should hold out for ‘everybody’ like Ellen and Jo and Pamela and Ash and Bobby and, yes, Charlie. Now all these people died for something they believed in so I don’t know if they would want to be alive again. (Oh and Rudy, that IS on Dean.)

    So I could ‘see’ Dean making a deal with Michael that included everybody he wanted to come back to come back (hey, bring back the Styne kid).

    I think Sam’s ‘plan’ will fail because Sam’s plans generally don’t come thru (something ‘always’ happens) so much lately.

  4. I was just on a fiction site and was reminded that this year is the 50th anniversary of BABY.

    I should dig out Swan Song to get her actual birth date.

  5. OK I am watching Swan Song and I was waiting for this: Baby was ‘born’ on 4/24/67.

    I wonder if ‘show’ is going to have a 50h birthday party.

    I started thinking about that this week and I ‘have’ Swan Song but was waiting to check the story out in ‘real time.’

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