Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/10/17

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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up an interview with executive producer Jed Whedon on the events of last week’s episode in “the framework.”

American Horror Story: Actress Billie Lourd (Scream) is set to guest star as an unknown character.

Colony: The Hollywood Reporter spoke with executive producer Carlton Cuse about the season finale and the season three renewal.

Doctor Who: It was announced that John Simm will be returning as the Master. Possibly as a flashback? Since currently, the Master has regenerated into Missy.

Gotham: A new preview teases Bruce’s transformation into Batman.

iZombie: TV Line has up some quotes from the actors on the season three premiere’s events.

Legends of Tomorrow: Despite the events of the season finale, EW Radio is reporting that Arthur Darvill will be returning as Rip Hunter.

Lucifer: There’s a new trailer out for the second half of season two.

The Defenders: There’s been a viral teaser video released for the first season.

Jessica Jones: The show has cast actress Janet McTeer in a mysterious recurring role.

Once Upon A Time: EW revealed that Hook will be returning to Neverland. Josh Dallas spoke with EW about the reveal of who murdered David’s father.

Preacher: AMC released a teaser trailer for season two.

The Punisher: Superherohype has up some set photos of season one filming.

Star Trek: Discovery: Sonequa Martin-Green revealed to The Hollywood Reporter a few details on her lead character, as well as the fate of her character on The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead: EW has up an interview with Sonequa Martin-Green on Sasha’s fate. Blastr has up an interview with Melissa McBride on the season finale.

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

At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows iZombie, Arrow, The Leftovers, Supergirl, The Originals, and The Walking Dead.

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, 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; Unnamed Episode (12.20) tech survey card, showing Richard Speight Jr. returning to direct; Unnamed Episode (12.21) tech survey card; Unnamed Episode (12.22) directed by John Showalter, tech survey card; and Unnamed Episode (12.23 – season finale) directed by Robert Singer and written by Andrew Dabb (these last two episodes will air the same night).

The synopsis for “The Future” is up:

“The Future” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

KELLY MAKES A BOLD CHOICE – Sam (Jared Padalecki) comes up with a way to stop Lucifer’s (Mark Pellegrino) baby but Castiel (Misha Collins) has something else in mind for Kelly (guest star Courtney Ford). Dean (Jensen Ackles) is furious when he finds out someone stole the Colt. Kelly makes a bold choice about the baby’s future. Amanda Tapping directed the episode written by Robert Berens & Meredith Glynn (#1219). Original airdate 4/27/2017.

There are two new “Shaving People, Punting Things” videos out. The first one has an outtake from last week’s episode that is actually more entertaining than the entire actual episode. The second is a Monstervision view of Dean (with the Colt) being stalked from this week’s episode.

The penultimate episode will be directed by John Showalter. The season finale will be directed by Robert Singer and written by Andrew Dabb. Oh, yay. Can pretty much kiss that one goodbye, quality-wise, then.

The main spoiler coming out of this weekend’s Seattle Con is that Jensen Ackles will be directing next season.

David Haydn Jones (Mr. Ketch) reported on April 1 that he had been “fired” from the show, but this turned out to be an April Fools Joke. As of April 6, he was still filming on set.

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

The ratings for “The British Invasion” (12.17) dropped again to 0.5/2 and 1.58 million respectively. The A18-34 rating was 0.5/3 and the A25-54 demo was 0.7/2, with fractional audience 1.566 million.

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15 thoughts on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/10/17”

  1. Only 22 episodes this season. Tender mercy that.
    Let’s hope Dabb only had a one season contract although if J2 wants next season to be the last then he will probably stick sadly and the show will go out with a whimper not a bang.

    1. Nope. Definitely 23 episodes. Jim Michaels got tired of confirming it in his tweets and just put it on his Twitter profile bio a few weeks back.

  2. He disappeared and was assumed dead… correct after he saved them. I stopped watching after last season. I miss the beautiful biracial gay actor who played the cold dude.

    1. You mean Captain Cold? He got put back in his previous timeline, but with the timeline now completely FUBARed, who knows what his current status is? I’m guessing that if the actor’s free next season (he was busy with Prison Break this one), he’ll be back. They know he’s super-popular. Had no idea he was gay.

      Rip disappeared after erasing his own memories, came back and got brainwashed by the Legion, got rescued and un-brainwashed, and went on walkabout at the end of the season. Again, since the timeline’s now a hot mess, he, too, is status unknown.

      1. Rip disappeared too last season. That’s why they operated without him for a while. He blasted everyone but Mick to various times,,knocked Mick out but left notes and,steered the ship. Mick wakes up alone. Finds everyone else. They add historian.

        Yes Captain Cold died in a time line.

        It has always been a hot mess. Casting also a hot mess. Some good actors. Some great. Some really suck.

    2. Was Captain Cold played by a biracial actor? I also like Wentworth Miller but I never thought of him in any racial context. (He is beautiful and I will never forget him responding to Vandal Savage proclaiming, I am Vandal Savage Destroyer of Worlds with “I am Leonard Snart, Robber of ATMs” just the best line.)

  3. Did they ‘kill’ Rip again on LoT? I have just not been able to get into this season without Arthur Darville, and tried but did not like the ‘evil’ Rip story line.

    I will go check out for the finale recap.

    Drats. Well, I am glad he gets a lot of outside work.

    1. Rip is not dead. At least…he wasn’t before the cliffhanger. It’s not too clear what the hell is going on with the timeline, now. Darville did confirm he will be back.

      As much as I like some of the others, I think the show misses something whenever he’s not on it.

      1. I agree. I watched The White Queen on Sunday (all 10hr) — in preparation for The White Princess and Arthur Darville played the Duke of Buckingham who was the villain who killed the Two Princes in the Tower. I don’t like Arthur Darville as a villain (when he was back on LoT and was a bad guy for a while I just did not like it, I wanted ‘good’ Rip back) he just has something that makes me think of him as a good guy.

        I know, it’s called ‘acting.’ (I also don’t like John Barrowman as a BAD bad guy.)

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