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Zap2it: 10 Spoilers: ‘Suits’ Season 3 scoop, ‘Supernatural’ delves into Naomi, and ‘Awkward’ stages an election

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on a “Suits” flashback episode, “Supernatural’s” creepy angel boss-lady, and an “Awkward” couple going head-to-head in a school election.

“Suits”: It’s flashback time! The sixth episode of Season 3 will send both Mike and Harvey back in time 10 years, and we’ll see some of their most dearly departed. We’ll meet Harvey’s father, who has played a pivotal role in his life, when he and Harvey talk about the law — and Harvey’s mother, in a candid moment — while hanging out at the batting cages. Around that time, Mike was still eating peanut butter and jelly at his Grammy’s place and lamenting about Trevor getting him into trouble. Again.

: The Undertaking has finally been revealed — Malcolm Merlyn is out to level the underprivileged part of Starling City, where his wife was murdered many years ago. He just doesn’t plan to tell the people in town to get out before he uses his WMD. The whole plan hinges on Dr. Brion Markov, also known to comic book fans as Geo-Force. “The realization of who he is is pretty immediate in Episode 22. It’s so immediate that I really can’t say anything,” teases Stephen Amell. Meanwhile, on the Island, Edward Fyres is about to trigger a big change in Ollie.  “It’s the culmination of Edward Fires and his plan, and it’s a moment of transcendence for Oliver,” Amell says.

“Modern Family”
: When Phil scores a Winnebago in a real estate deal, he decides to take the family on a trip up the coast — and Claire looks forward to him finally understanding what “malevolent hellspawn” (who she loves very much) they have for children. Somehow, though, the Winnebago seems to be just what they need to turn the Dunphys into a happy family. Like, Stepford happy.

“Falling Skies”
: Remember that new alien race we saw at the very end of Season 2? Turns out they came in peace (at least initially). They’re called the Volm, and they have proven a big help to humanity in the several months that pass before Season 3 picks up — so much so that they’re sitting in on strategy sessions. As you can imagine, that doesn’t sit well with every member of the command.

“Supernatural”: Just because Crowley stole the Angel tablet from Castiel’s ribcage doesn’t mean Naomi’s going to give up her hunt — or her grip on Castiel. Look to learn much more about her motives in the final two episodes of the season. “You’re definitely going to see much more of Naomi,” executive producer Jeremy Carver says. “I think what we have now is a slightly incomplete picture of who this angel is and what she wants. I think that is something that will continue to be refined.”

“Person of Interest”: Just what is up with the Machine? Executive producer Jonathan Nolan tells us that’s a storyline that will culminate in this week’s Season 3 finale, “God Mode.” “It’s clear the Machine has developed some sort of coping mechanism over how to address Finch ‘crippling it,’ as Root would say,” Nolan says. “It’s a big question we’re going to answer in the finale.” Just don’t expect to find out where the Machine is located in this episode, as Nolan and his fellow executive producer Greg Plageman tease the answer to that mystery is going to be saved for future seasons.

“The Big C”: Not everyone is dealing with Cathy giving up chemo as well as she is. Sean is trying to keep his sister alive longer by growing his version of a playoff beard and trying to get her to wish on shooting stars like when they were kids — and yes, it’s as cute and sad as it sounds. Meanwhile, Paul wants to try to reconnect with Cathy as a couple, but she’s trying to get him to move on with someone new … before she’s even dead.

“Baby Daddy”
: In the Season 2 premiere, Riley and Ben continue the spark they had at the wedding in the Season 1 finale. But it gets derailed by the fact that Ben actually hooked up with different a bridesmaid at the wedding and never called her, so now said bridesmaid has posted him to In Riley’s words, Ben is “selfish, immature and has no respect for women.” She’s not wrong.

“The Mindy Project”
: This week’s episode opens with Mindy and Casey sharing a sexy shower scene. Well… as sexy as a shower scene can be when it involves one person screaming, “Argh! Your mouth bacteria is in my eye sockets!” So hot.

: Producers are currently casting a nerdy, meek kid named Myles… to go up against Jake and Tamara in the school election. Yes, that means that Jake and Tamara will be opposing each other in the race to be class president, and things could get ugly when the Asian Mafia chooses sides. (As for poor Myles, he never had any hope of winning. With a little advice from Sadie, though, he might have a hope at a decent future.)

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

Zap2It: 10 Spoilers: Doppelganger drama on ‘Vampire Diaries,’ an ‘Arrow’ first encounter, and ‘New Girl’ gets it on

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes “Arrow” dish from Colton Haynes, “Supernatural” scoop from Jeremy Carver, and “Beauty and the Beast dish from Jennifer Levin.

“Arrow”: We’ve all been waiting for the moment when Roy Harper meets Oliver Queen without his hood… and it’s coming. Thea confides in Oliver that she and Roy have been looking for the vigilante. “He comes and confronts me and pretty much tells me that it’s a bad idea. He’s a little stern with Roy. Roy, of course, does his eye-roll, and isn’t happy with Oliver, and kind of still thinks Oliver’s kind of a wimp,” Colton Haynes tells us. Roy is in for a bit of a surprise when he finally does find out the identity of the Hood — but don’t expect it to happen any time soon!

“New Girl”
: “Teen Wolf’s” Dylan O’Brien guest stars in this week’s episode as the dreamiest tuxedo-pant-wearing guitar-strumming teenager you’ve ever seen, who steps in when Jess’s prom date goes awry. When we see him as an adult, he’s slightly less dreamy. One of our favorite parts of the episode doesn’t have anything to do with Jess — just wait until you see what happened when Nick’s dad took him and Winston went on a trip to New York as kids. There’s a woman named Octopussy involved. We’re pretty sure that’s not her real name.

“The Vampire Diaries”: As we previously revealed, Damon and the rest of Elena’s friends aren’t going to have the easiest time torturing her… after all, they still believe that somewhere deep down, she’s the girl they all love. So they have to call in the big guns. You know who won’t have any issues taking Elena to task? The recently-scorned Katherine. Expect another showdown between the Petrova doppelgangers this week.

“The Mindy Project”: Love triangle alert! Mindy’s blossoming relationship with Pastor Casey reaches a turning point this week when they can no longer ignore their religious differences. Meanwhile, Brendan Deslaurier is ready and waiting to make his latest play for Mindy’s heart.

“Supernatural”: The hug between the Winchesters in last week’s episode marked a turning point for them — and a return to the sort of solid bond they haven’t had in a few seasons. “Given how the boys reunited at the beginning of this season, not on the best terms, the one thing that did unite them was this sense of revenge against Crowley and the demons,” says executive producer Jeremy Carver. “Now, we’re going to see things start moving pretty quickly and pretty wildly. A lot of balls in the air. The boys are really going to be constantly confronted with the idea of, ‘Okay, we want revenge, but how far are we willing to go? How much are we willing to sacrifice?'” It’s a theme that drove them when “Supernatural” began, and we’ll find them looking at the question in a new light toward the finale.

“Castle”: When Beckett steps on a bomb in this week’s episode — and can’t move for fear of detonating it — she and Castle take a little trip down memory lane, reflecting back on the key moments in their epic love story. They get a surprise at the end, though, when it’s revealed that the Captain not only knows about their relationship, but has known for a while.

“The Big C”: Alan Alda is back as Dr. Sherman, but his relationship with Cathy makes a pretty dramatic shift in the season premiere. His outlook on things causes Cathy to make some big changes in her every day life, which she is really happy about, even if she is increasingly more exhausted from the chemo treatments.

“Defiance”: After an episode away, Kenya Rosewater is back, getting her dominatrix on in her occupation at the Need/Want bar — until an S&M encounter goes horribly awry. Not even the safe word (“calamari,” which we don’t like as well as Michael Scott’s “foliage”) can help Kenya’s partner.

“Melissa & Joey”: Joe is looking to move on in his career path, which Melissa has a huge problem with — but is it because she still needs a nanny or is it because she doesn’t want to lose him? Fortunately, she doesn’t have to ‘fess up to the latter because a situation to keep Joe in the family falls right into her lap.

“Beauty and the Beast”: Gabe has been a rather mysterious character on “Beauty and the Beast” ever since his arrival. We know he’s causing trouble and has an agenda, but there’s no way — so far — to know if that agenda is on the side of good or the side of evil. Look forward to finding out soon. According to executive producer Jennifer Levin, “[Gabe] is going to cause a lot of problems for Catherine and Vincent … So we’re sort of playing that: Is he good or is he bad?” Although Levin wouldn’t give many more clues — saying only that Gabe might “face” or “kill” Vincent and Catherine — she did promise an answer would come before the end of Season 1. She also promised that that answer would be very much worth the wait.

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

Zap2it: 10 Spoilers: ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ plus — a new love interest for Beckett on ‘Castle’?

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes more behind-the-scenes info from the “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, a missing body on “Hawaii Five-0,” and the hot new guy on “Awkward.”

“Nurse Jackie”: We’ve already seen that new resident Dr. Carrie Roman isn’t shy about having sex in public places, but one of her upcoming partners could surprise you. She and Coop start hooking up on a regular basis, and there’s even a sex tape involved (but it’s not exactly what you would expect in a post-Kim Kardashian era).

“Awkward”: Season 3 finally premieres tomorrow night — and in the second back-to-back episode, you’ll meet Jenna’s new love interest, Colin, played by new recurring guest star Nolan Funk. Though his intro is brief, he’ll be a very significant part of the season. “He’s a very passionate writer,” Funk tells us. “In this creative writing class. He comes from a little bit of money, but he isn’t really pretentious, he just has a lot of life experience. He’s a little bit adventurous, a little dangerous. I would say this character is definitely the absolute contrast to Matty’s character.”

: ABC may have already spoiled Malin Akerman’s return as Tessa’s mom in the season finale, but we’ve got scoop from creator Emily Kapnek on why Alex is back in the States. The key word, she says, is “opportunistic.” Also, look for George to find an unlikely friend in a moment of crisis.

“The Vampire Diaries”
: We’re getting closer to the highly anticipated “Originals” episode. If the new spin-off gets picked up, Rebekah will be joining her brothers in New Orleans — but her role in the April 25 episode is minimal. As you may know, Claire Holt was the last of the Originals to sign on for the new series, and the script had already been completed when she inked her deal. But don’t worry, Rebekah fans — if “The Originals” gets picked up (and we’re hearing VERY good things from our CW sources), there are big, big plans in place for her time in New Orleans.

“Hawaii Five-0”
: This flashback episode features McGarrett’s covert op that started the series. Three years ago, McGarrett and SEAL buddy Freddie Hart (“Catching Fire’s” Alan Ritchson) were sent on a secret mission to extract Anton Hesse, brother to the man who murdered McGarrett’s father, from North Korea. When Hart is killed, McGarrett enlists the highest levels of government to retrieve his body several years later — but the North Koreans give McGarrett the wrong body. What will McGarrett do to find his SEAL friend?

: Remember Sam’s love interest, Sarah Blake from Season 1? If not, this should help refresh your memory. We’ve confirmed that Taylor Cole is indeed returning to reprise her role. Look for Sarah to reunite with Sam and Dean in episode 822.

“Veep”: The North Carolina pork board is having a pig roast and the POTUS sends Vice President Meyer. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus teases for Zap2it, “In an effort to get close to the people, she will be going to a hog roast. And it won’t go very well. A few other things will be roasted besides a hog, let’s put it that way.”

: When Booth’s mother (guest star Joanna Cassidy) comes back into his life after 24 years of no contact, the FBI agent initially is excited to see her. But there’s some awkwardness there, obviously. Booth’s true feelings about the matter may appear when — after mom mentions a hotel — he insists she stay with him and Brennan. The man’s true feelings are betrayed by a single line: “I’m not gonna let you go this time!”

“Nikita”: In the season finale, Nikita has been bugged! To add insult to injury, Amanda has planted the bug under Nikita’s skin… which makes for an interesting dilemma when she demands an ASAP meeting with President Spencer. Fortunately, Michael and Birkhoff may be able to use the bug to their advantage.

: A new love interest for Beckett? In an upcoming episode, she’ll be assigned to protect Erik Vaughn (“Ringer’s” Ioan Gruffud), a charming, wealthy entrepreneur with a keen sense of adventure. Spending time with Vaughn makes Beckett reconsider her relationship with Castle. Is the spark gone? (We. Think. Not.)

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

Zap2it: 10 Spoilers: Felicity scoop from the ‘Arrow’ set, an ‘O.C.’ reunion, and Matt’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ fate

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on two of our favorite underrated characters on The CW: Felicity Smoak from “Arrow” and Matt Donovan from “The Vampire Diaries.”

“The Vampire Diaries”: As high school graduation approaches, everyone’s future is uncertain… but we’re particularly curious about our one remaining human. “We are going to let ourselves really enjoy Matt in the last couple episodes,” says EP Julie Plec. “He looks around at all the people in his life that are about to graduate, maybe move on to college, or go off and live some supernatural destiny elsewhere, and then here he is figuring out his next step. He’s thinking, ‘Do I have any options? What are they? And what do I want to do now that I’m free to get away from all of this if I want to?'”

“Arrow“: Felicity’s getting a new job! The “Arrow” crew was spotted filming this weekend (yes, on a Saturday — tweet them your thank-yous accordingly) and our fave Emily Bett Rickards had an interesting wardrobe situation happening. Yes, it looks like she’s going to be serving up the best fries in Starling City at Big Belly Burger. The question is … why? Did she get fired from Queen Consolidated? Is she working undercover? Is she covering Carly’s shift so Diggle can finally get some alone time? Your guess is as good as ours.

“Men at Work”: “One Tree Hill” star Bethany Joy Lenz makes her return to TV in the May TK episode as a single mom who catches the eye of Tyler (Michael Cassidy) in a grocery store. On their first date, Tyler bonds with her super cool ex-husband … played by Cassidy’s former “The O.C.” co-star Ben McKenzie. They continue to bond on the second date. It’s possible that they bond a little bit too much.

“How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)“: In an upcoming episode, Polly runs into an old friend … who she refers to as “Hot Scott.” He’s definitely got potential love interest written all over him, until she makes the mistake of inviting him to her parents’ Academy Awards viewing party. Let’s just say that the “Hot Scott” nickname doesn’t stay secret. Not even for three minutes.

“The Mindy Project”: The developing bromance between Jeremy and Morgan hits a speed bump during this week’s episode, set at a medical conference in Santa Fe. As Ed Weeks recently told us, “Once they’re at the conference, Jeremy begins to not acknowledge Morgan as much, maybe is a little embarrassed of him, which leads to a sort of emotional betrayal that has to be resolved. We have a really fun, kind of touching scene — in a sweat lodge, weirdly — where we reconcile.”

“Hannibal”: Will Graham has a knack for getting inside the mind of a killer, but he never actually killed someone before the confrontation we saw in the series premiere. So it’s no real surprise his boss orders him to get a psych evaluation in this week’s episode. But who does the evaluating? Dr. Hannibal Lecter, of course.

“The Carrie Diaries”: If you were bummed about Carrie and Sebastian’s break up last week, never fear! In true high school fashion, they get back together in tonight’s season finale — just in time to make some prom plans! But don’t get too swoony, guys. These two hit a major bump in the road before prom night fun… and Sebastian’s reaction may change their relationship forever.

“Go On”: On the season finale, Lauren and the group want to help Ryan with the big step of scattering Janie’s ashes. Steven gets in on the fun by regaling everyone with “Janie’s favorite hymn,” which she actually only liked because of how ridiculous and earnest Steven is when he sings it. It’s not to be missed.

“Happy Endings”: Couples Game Night is on like Donkey Kong when Penny wants to prove that she and Pete know each other as well as Jane and Brad (and Max and his stalker, Scotty). As Pete and Penny start winning, insane matching-tracksuits-wearing Jane and Brad start imploding — but which couple will still be standing at the end of the night?

“The Following”: In next week’s episode, Roderick is feeling the pressure as his police department is called upon to aid in the Joe Carroll case, and he’s got to play the role of sheriff and dutiful Follower at the same time. He does the one thing that could put him on Joe’s bad side for good … he puts Joey in dire danger. Meanwhile, look for Ryan to do his best to recruit a follower of his own.

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

Zap2it: 10 spoilers: A ‘Justified’ shocker, a ‘Game of Thrones’ Stark family reunion and more

March 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes a Stark family reunion on “Game of Thrones,” a shocker ending on “Justified” and a warning about “Revolution.”

“Game of Thrones”: When everyone’s favorite fantasy drama returns for its third season, there are some Stark family reunions in store. In fact, even fans of the books may be surprised by seeing certain members of the Stark family on screen together, despite the fact that our wolves are scattered across the landscape of Westeros.

“Raising Hope”: In the first half of the one-hour season finale, Burt’s parents come to town and drop a bomb that Burt is Jewish — cue the musical numbers! Viewers are treated to such gems as “What Makes a Jew a Jew,” “Let’s Have a Sadir” and “Rock the Torah,” which is a particularly awesome arena rock number.

“Justified”: It’s Find Ellen May day in Harlan County, with, well, pretty much everyone on the trail to find Ava’s wayward employee. Along the way, people are shot at, money changes hands, Rachel gets sassy and someone ends up dead. Oh, and the final frame is maybe the most disconcerting thing the show has ever done.

“Bates Motel”: Norma’s other son, Dylan (Max Thieriot), arrives in town and immediately clashes with both his mother and his half-brother. The bros even get into a knock-down drag-out fight in the kitchen, which leaves Dylan concerned about Norman’s mental health (with good reason).

“Revolution”: War is waged between General Monroe and our intrepid band of rebels — and it goes about as well as you’d expect. Make sure your DVR isn’t going to lop off the final few minutes of the episode. You’re going to need some tissues, and then you’re going to be saying, “WTF.”

“Psych”: The 100th episode is an homage to “Clue,” complete with guest stars Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull from the 1985 movie. It’s hard to choose our favorite reference, but Shawn running around a la Wadsworth is pretty priceless.

“The Office”: The Clark-Dwight sales team will be out in the field again in a coming episode, and things will get a little out of hand. “We kidnap a guy,” Clark Duke tells us. Anything for that commission, right?

“Anger Management”: Curious as to what Lindsay Lohan will be doing when she guest stars on Charlie Sheen’s show? We can reveal that she’s playing herself … in an ad for a Japanese gum called Number One Happy Whiskey Chew. It’s gum that tastes like booze, but has no alcohol in it, so it won’t break her parole. Classy, right? When she doesn’t like how she’s being portrayed in the commercial — as “some drunk girl that hooks up with strangers and animals” — Charlie counsels her.

“Happy Endings”: Love has been a fleeting thing for Max (Adam Pally) this season. Don’t expect that to change any time soon. Not only will he date a woman (for really good basketball tickets), Max will also have a bit of a relationship with a hot foreign man. The problem? This guy is the son of Dave’s (Zachary Knighton) food-truck rival. Alas, even this love isn’t likely to last. “I don’t see Max as they type to be dating a Brazilian guy that doesn’t know anything about baseball,” Pally told us.

“Castle”: This week’s “Castle” episode might be all about Ryan, but events are seriously going to affect tough Detective Esposito too. “It’s probably one of the most helpless times in Esposito’s life,” Jon Huertas says of the time when his partner has to go undercover with an Irish gang on Staten Island. “You’re going to see a vulnerable side to Esposito when it comes to Ryan.”

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

10 Spoilers: A ‘Hart of Dixie’ confession, ‘Arrow’ romance drama, and a ‘Revolution’ return

March 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes dish on Oliver Queen’s complicated love life on “Arrow,” plus some “Mindy Project” conflict and a Chris Brown reference on “The New Normal.” Because who doesn’t love a good Chris Brown reference?

“The Mindy Project”: Mindy’s personal and professional lives collide when Morgan invites everyone in her cell phone contacts to attend her surprise party, and Danny and Jeremy decide they’re both interested in Mindy’s friend Alex (Kelen Coleman). The guys compete to impress Alex all night long — until one of them ends up in the hospital, and it’s not work related.

“Arrow”: Despite the major tension between Oliver and Tommy now that Tommy knows who The Hood is, Oliver is at a surprisingly good place in his life heading into the next episode, “The Huntress Returns.” We were on set for the filming of the episode, and we can tell you that Ollie and McKenna are doing great — they shot a scene where he stops by her apartment when she’s fresh from the shower, and let’s just say she doesn’t mind him catching her in her robe at all. That said, the Huntress showing up is going to be a major, major buzzkill for their romance. Major. “Oliver is really falling for McKenna, but he loved Helena,” says Marc Guggenheim. “His feelings for her when she comes back are very conflicted and very complicated. There’s a lot of fun to be had with that little triangle.”

“The Carrie Diaries”
: We’ve grown surprisingly fond of Carrie’s little sister, Dorit, who was MIA in last week’s episode. Tonight, though, we’ll spend much more time with her. “We find out  why Dorit is as scary as she is,” executive producer Amy B. Harris tells us. “Once she reveals herself a bit, she’s open to the possibility of romance. She’s going to meet someone, and Dorit in a relationship is surprising.”

“Parks and Recreation”: Thursday’s episode is a showcase for several of the minor characters that make Pawnee the most fully realized fictional town this side of Springfield. Keep your eyes out for Sewage Joe, Brandi Maxxx and the ever reliable Perd Hapley in the episode, which revolves around Leslie trying to save a video store in town.

“Dallas”: Even after he’s gone, J.R. Ewing will keep you guessing. “Dallas” handles Larry Hagman’s passing, and that of his legendary character, quite well — and also sets up a nice mystery as to how just how he died, which EP Cynthia Cidre promises will be answered by the end of this season. Yes, we’re once again wondering who shot J.R.

“Psych”: This Wednesday’s “Lassie Jerky” is the show’s found-footage episode, set deep in the woods. Roughing it, bear traps, Bigfoot, dead bodies and heavily-armed bad guys? You’d think it’d be right up Lassiter’s alley, but someone else actually gets to be the kick-butt commando, whose “heroics cannot be overstated.”

“Archer”: Heretofore unseen (but much-maligned character) Trudy Beekman is both seen and heard in “The Honeymooners,” much to Mallory’s consternation. Unfortunately, Trudy is not voiced by Liza Minnelli.

“Hart of Dixie”: Expect some major, major shake-ups in the season finale when Zoe makes an unexpected confession to George. Let’s just say it drives him to drink. Zoe, on the other hand, decides that she needs to get out of town… but when there’s a medical emergency on her flight and the flight attendants call for a doctor, she bumps into Jonah Breeland. You can’t outrun Bluebell drama, Dr. Hart!

“Revolution”: The show has been almost maddeningly cryptic about just what it is that Randall Flynn has been up to. We can assure you, though, that it’s not good. Watch out for him to make an overture to Monroe — which is potentially really bad news for everyone opposing the general.

“The New Normal”: Leave it to Rocky to try to redeem Chris Brown! In an upcoming episode, NeNe Leakes’ character makes a crack about trying to help rehabilitate his image by making him play a transgender soup kitchen worker on Bryan’s show.

Categories: :: Monday Kick Start

10 Spoilers: An ‘Arrow’ game-changer, a ‘Supernatural’ angel dilemma, plus ‘Bunheads’ goes all the way

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Since Mondays are just the worst, we here at Zap2it have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR waits to welcome you home.

This week, our Monday Kickstart includes some scoop from our latest “Vampire Diaries” set visit, dish on a major “Bunheads” rite of passage, and some thoughts from Jared Padalecki on whether the “Supernatural” guys would ever betray Castiel to get rid of all the angels. Plus — don’t miss this week’s “Arrow.” Seriously.

“The Vampire Diaries”: We visited the set last week and — in addition to getting some scoop on Tyler’s return — we also got to watch Nina Dobrev pull double-duty as she filmed a scene for episode 418, “American Gothic.” In the past, we’ve seen Katherine pretend to be Elena plenty of times, but now, we’ll get to see Elena’s best impression of Katherine. Katherine didn’t seem too impressed by the likeness, though… she thinks Elena’s innocence will be a dead giveaway. (Not to mention her haircut.)

“Arrow”: Stephen Amell has been referring to this episode with the term “Holy s***balls,” on Twitter, and after getting a sneak-peak viewing of it, we can confirm that he wasn’t being hyperbolic. The episode is really that crazy. This week’s “Dead to Rights” features a pivotal moment that will change Oliver’s life — as himself, and as the Arrow — forever. We’ll also hear Laurel reference a canary for the very first time. Even the flashbacks to the island in this episode are particularly heartwrenching as Oliver makes some painful decisions in the name of self-preservation.

“Bunheads”: In tonight’s winter finale, Sasha demands that Boo, Ginny and Melanie all participate in a group research project. The subject? Sex. The goal? To keep their boyfriends interested. But only one of the girls actually goes all the way with her guy, and you’ll have to wait until the end of the episode to find out who loses her virginity.

“Psych”: Shawn has always been known for going his own way when solving a case, but when his father is put in danger in the Season 7 premiere, he goes even further off the book than we’ve come to expect of him. After all, it is his dad we’re talking about. Oddly enough, he has an unlikely source encouraging his rogue excursion into crime fighting.

“Supernatural”: Right now, the Winchesters’ No. 1 priority is closing the gates of hell to keep all the demons out. What they don’t know yet, though, is that in addition to the demon tablet, there’s an angel tablet, which could lock all the angels away for good. The question is, would they be willing to banish Castiel in order to rid the world of all the other angels? “I absolutely think the boys would sacrifice Castiel to get rid of the angels,” Jared Padalecki tells us. “I think they are, not one-track minded, but goal-oriented enough to where you’ve seen them sacrifice themselves or others to try and accomplish a bigger objective … I feel like they would do it. I could be wrong, but I feel like they would do it.”

“Archer”: Anthony Bourdain guest-voices “Bastard Chef” Lance Casteau at ritzy restaurant “Seize” (pronounced “Says”). The ISIS agents are there undercover to protect the Albanian ambassador — complete with Archer as Sous Chef Randy Randerson — but Chef Casteau may turn out to be the real person everybody needs protecting from.

“The Following”: How anxiety-inducing was last week’s cliffhanger episode? Things are only about to get more harrowing. The longer that Claire goes without seeing her son, the more she begins to unravel. “She just hits her breaking point,” Natalie Zea tells us. “There comes a point where she realizes that crazy people do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different response. There comes a point where she’s like, I could either be crazy, or I could change.” In fact, expect a pretty big confrontation between Claire and Ryan in an upcoming episode. “I definitely bruised Kevin Bacon,” Zea teased. “I don’t know my own strength.”

“Hart of Dixie”: Despite being let down big-time by Wade, Zoe isn’t going to give up on finding love. In fact, when she goes on a date with a much older guy — thanks to a little nudge from Rose — she begins to think that someone more mature might be just what she’s looking for. Of course, because this is Zoe Hart, somehow her venture into responsible-adult-dating lands her at the high school prom.

“The Americans”
: Lots of things can destroy a carefully planned spy operation. Misplaced loyalties, infiltration and even dumb luck are expected. But what happens when an asset’s emotions are compromised. In “Comint,” the KGB stands to lose all missile-defense information because one man can’t move past the death of his beloved wife. And the spies can’t offer needed emotional support with the FBI watching. (Also, if you want to get valuable and classified information out of the FBI, buy your source a pair of fancy pumps.)

“Southland”: In an upcoming episode, Ben and Sammy get invited to a retirement party for Maureen… a toothless prostitute known as the “tooth fairy.” Classy — but hey, it’s an open bar. Surprisingly enough, though, the event isn’t all fun and games. Ben learns a little something about Sammy’s past at the party.

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