This week’s edition of Leanne’s Spoiler List features five fabulous shows that will make you giggle with excitement and gasp from all the amazing moments that will soon flood your TV screens. Are you ready to learn the truth?! I chatted with Glee star Jane Lynch and she promised me that fans will soon learn the answer to a question they’ve been pondering for nearly a year now.
Arrow’s Stephen Amell reveals what’s coming up next for the ladies in his life and Jesse Spencer teases that an old flame is coming back to ignite some problems on Chicago Fire. Plus, I’ve gathered Caroline-centric scoop for The Vampire Diaires and watched this week’s Community to bring you all the Greendale details you could ever want. This week’s list is packed to the brim with spoilers so grab a spoon and dig in to the deliciousness!
1. Glee: Oh Baby (Daddy)!
Let's travel way back to the beginning of Season 4 when we still remembered that at one point Sue had a baby. Since these early episodes many fans have forgotten about this off-the-wall season 3 pregnancy because we haven’t heard much — or anything actually —about Sue’s sweet baby Robin. However, when I caught up with Jane Lynch Monday evening the Glee star promised me that’s all about to change.
When asked if we’re ever going to learn who’s the father of little Robin, Lynch was quick to answer: “We do! You’re actually the first person I’ve told,” the actress said with a smile. “But I wont tell you who.” Did you hear that, gleeks? Finally we’re getting some answers! The baby daddy will be revealed in the Season 4 finale and Lynch says that she was thrilled to finally know the truth. “I thought it was great and so funny! I was a little surprised — I had absolutely no inkling.”
Lynch reveals that you’ll be completely baffled when you learn the mystery man's identity. For months Glee fans have been under the impression that he's someone who lives in the spotlight, so can fans expect to meet a famous father? “Maybe, maybe not.” Lynch teases. “I can’t tell you, but it was hilarious and wonderful and apt… There’s no way you would know.” Start throwing your guesses down in the comments Glee-bees!
Bonus Scoop! After the terrifying (yet totally fake) school shooting, Sue has been MIA from McKinley. But Glee fans will find out what our favorite coach has been up to in this week’s episode, “Lights Out.” Lynch explains, “Well, Sue is teaching aerobics now and she has a new life at The 23 Hour Fitness.” Wait… The 23 Hour Fitness? When do they close? Once again the Glee actress has all the answers, saying, “Well they close from 12 midnight to one in the morning so they can scrub down the steam room.” Ah, got it. Thanks Jane, please continue.
“She’s kind of acting like, ‘Hey I’ve got a new lease on life!’ but I think she misses McKinley so hopefully she’ll come back," Lynch says. I know for a fact that our brave and cape-wearing Blaine Anderson — a.k.a. Nightbird — is headed out to rescue our damsel in distress, so I have a feeling she’ll be back at McKinley in no time. Want more Glee? Of course you do! Check out the six sensational songs from “Lights Out” and plenty of scoop from the episode right here!
2. Chicago Fire: It’s Getting Hot in Here
On Monday I looked into Jesse Spencer’s piercing blue eyes and after taking two seconds to daydream about us frolicking in a forest together, I got down to scoop-snagging business. This first season of Chicago Fire has been a fiery whirlwind of action and drama, but Spencer teases that things are just heating up for Casey. “His ex-flame comes back and rekindles his relationship,” he says.
Spencer explains that this blast from the past will lead Casey into dangerous territory. “Basically after that happens he takes a crazy turn and goes on a roller coaster ride,” the actor says. “Casey kind of goes on the revenge trail which turns into some massive action sequences which we were just literally shooting yesterday.” Sounds like we’ve got a lot of hot stuff coming up! (Pun intended. Sorry. I couldn't help it.)
The former House actor says he was eager to act out Casey’s downward spiral on set. “To be honest I was excited about it. I love the physical stuff and I think that this show has offered me what I didn’t get before,” Spencer says. “In House is was all so cerebral for eight years so now it’s good to chase someone down. It’s great and I’m really enjoying the physicality of it.” And we’re really enjoying watching him do it!
3. The Vampire Diaries: Beware of The Woods
Confession: I absolutely adore The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Forbes. To me this blonde beauty can do no wrong and I’ll openly root for her and any guys she even breathes on because I think she’s a sweetheart and should have anything she wants. Steroline? I ship it. Klaroline? Damn straight. So after this week’s sure-to-be amazing backdoor pilot for The Originals, I’m excited to return to Mystic Falls and see more of Caroline being her badass self.
At this point, the majority of our characters have already had the displeasure of meeting Silas — and experienced his terrifying mind tricks in the process. In episode 21, “She’s Come Undone,” Caroline will finally come face-to-face with the psychotic bloodsucker, but not in the way that you would expect.
That’s right! Silas will once again cloak his true identity and appear to our former Miss Mystic Falls disguised as someone who will really mess with her head. Of course I can’t tell you which TVD favorite sparks a dangerous conversation with an unknowing Caroline, but I can tell you to be wary of any character lurking in the woods. I seriously can’t wait for Silas to stop this body switching nonsense and finally reveal his true identity — this is getting confusing!
4. Community: Freaky Friday at Greendale
This Thursday’s all-new episode of Community, “Basic Human Anatomy,” finally feels like the good 'ol days. Annie and Shirley are obsessing over schoolwork, Pierce is mumbling nonsense, Troy and Abed partake in a hilarious body-switching bit, and Jeff continuously expresses how much he doesn’t care about any of their problems. I heart you Greendale!
It’s a delightfully fun episode — especially when Troy and Abed switch bodies after declaring their love for all Freaky Friday-esque movies. Their acting is so damn convincing that you’ll want to rewatch the episode again just to catch all the quirky characteristics the two best friends have mastered about the other. Unfortunately the episode is not all fun and games, and two of our beloved GCC students have a heart-to-heart talk that could forever change the dynamics of the group.
Community fans can also look forward to seeing Dean Pelton channel his inner cool guy when he thinks he has switched bodies with Jeff. Warning: There are plenty of shirtless scenes and you may be blinded from the dean’s pasty white complexion. I’d suggest having a pair of sunglasses close by when watching the episode to avoid any damage to your retinas.
5. Arrow: Olicity Overload (In the Best Possible Way)
On Tuesday morning, I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephen Amell for the second time and I can now officially confirm that he is, without a doubt, the kindest and sweetest actor I have ever chatted with. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s jump straight into some Arrow scoop, shall we?
We know that Thea and Roy are determined to discover the identity of Starling City’s hooded vigilante, and Amell promises that Oliver will learn of his sister’s plan before she can get too close. "Oliver does catch wind of this before the end of the season which does lead to some interesting interactions between the three of them," Amell says. "It's time for Thea in the finale to really stand on her own and have some heroic moments of her own." I honestly think that Thea could be such a badass sidekick and I know that Willa Holland is more than ready to have her action moments.
And speaking of fierce females, many fans have fallen head over heels for Team Arrow’s IT girl Felicity — and fingers crossed Oliver will too! "In episode 21 and in episode 22, Emily and I get very close." Amell says. "I think that every day he sees Felicity, he finds out how capable she is...By the time we get to 22 and 23, 23 especially, with the stakes as high as they are, it's not the IT girl in the Arrow cave; it's you are a member of the team, on equal footing with myself and with Diggle, and we need you as much as you need us in this scenario.”
Amell says that Ollie’s working relationship with Felicity always has the possibility of evolving into something more. “I think Oliver sees her as an equal and a very capable individual. And just based on her knowing more about me than just about anyone at this point in my everyday life, she can probably challenge me in ways that other people can't, and that's always very attractive," he says. Team Olicity!
Who do you think is Sue’s baby daddy on Glee? Excited to see more Oliver/Felicity scenes in Arrow? Which Vampire Diaries character do you think Silas will disguise himself as next? Tell me everything in the comments below!
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It was bound to happen. After 14 stellar, action-packed, compelling episodes, Arrow was going to have a less-than-thrilling hour. And despite the arrival of Roy Harper (welcome to the Arrow universe, Colton Haynes! I’ve missed your jaw line since Teen Wolf’s season finale…), tonight’s episode, “Dodger,” left me a little underwhelmed.
That’s not to say the episode was terrible! I still quite enjoyed it, but compared to what we’ve been given all season, it’s safe to say “Dodger” is not in my top 10 favorite episodes. Especially after last week’s amazing hour, where the majority was spent in flashbacks to the island and yet the plot was moved forward in major ways, not much happened tonight. Let’s get into it, shall we?
So Moira officially wants out of the “undertaking,” whatever that is (seriously, when are we going to get specifics on that?). Turns out, she isn’t completely, 100 percent evil! She’s worried that with the vigilante on her tail, her kids will be left orphans seeing as how her shady deals resulted in her first husband’s death and her current husband’s disappearance. Moira is a much more complicated character than we initially thought. Could there be hope for redemption in her future? She started out to fix the Glades, and cure the city. But what has her mission become, this mysterious “undertaking?”
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Any hopes of redemption are shot in my opinion, however, because the end of the episode found Moira issuing out a hit on Malcolm Merlyn via… China White! Seems to me that there could be better, less illegal ways of solving her problems, but hey, let’s see where this goes. And, thanks to the promos for next week, we know that China White is bringing Deadshot back into the picture. Awesome! Can’t wait to see how he deals with his grudge against Arrow (last we saw him, Arrow put an arrow through his eye…).
Meanwhile, now that Felicity is Team Arrow-lite (only working with Oliver and Diggle to find Walter), methinks she is starting to really get on board with Arrow’s mission. When Oliver decided to veer from The List to take down The Dodger – a man who uses hostages to steal for him – she started to see him in a different light. He truly is working for the good of Starling City. Little by little, she’s going to give in and join Team Arrow full time. She just doesn’t know it yet!
Team Arrow – well, the men at least – was also doing some work tonight when it came to ladies. That’s right, both Diggle and Oliver got dates! Diggle finally worked up the nerve to ask out Carly, his dead brother’s wife, which is definitely a weird situation but they were both clearly into each other. Oliver worked up the nerve to ask out his old friend, McKenna Hall, even though it started out as a diversion so he could plant tech on her cell phone in order to track The Dodger. Oliver didn’t protest too much when Felicity told him to flirt with McKenna, so clearly it wasn’t just for the mission.
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The boys of Team Arrow are out of practice when it comes to dating, however. Both Diggle and Oliver messed up their dates. Diggle made the smart decision to bring up his dead brother slash his date’s dead husband… bad move, dude. And Oliver… well, to be fair, McKenna was really giving him the third degree about his years on the island. Honey, you aren’t on Team Arrow. That’s too much, too soon. Back off. Understandably, Oliver got a little short with her when she wouldn’t relent on the island questioning, so his date also self-imploded.
Also not going great? Team Arrow’s mission on stopping The Dodger. They baited him with some expensive authentic artifact, but he knew Felicity was on to him. He gifted her with a new necklace – one that did not go well with her fancy dress, since it had a bomb in it. That’s right, The Dodger found his hostage. Thanks to Oliver’s quick thinking and driving, he was able to best The Dodger (duh.) and Felicity was able to make it through the night with her head still attached to her body.
Team Arrow’s dating lives were also saved: both Diggle and Oliver managed to turn things around and get their ladies to forgive them! Diggle made out with Carly in a park, and Oliver got a second date with McKenna. But with the good comes the bad: McKenna got a promotion to work with Det. Lance on finding the vigilante. That’s right, Oliver’s girlfriend is now hunting him! That’s not going to end well, now is it?
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Like I mentioned before, tonight’s episode also featured the arrival of Roy Harper, Thea’s new love interest. Their meet-cute occurred when Roy stole her purse, and when she had him arrested, he gave quite the sob story of why he steals so much. His mom was hooked on vertigo, and even though she kicked the habit she took so much of the drug that she is permanently messed up. Her hospital bills are out of control, and he needs to help her out. But something seemed a little too… well, too sad. Roy got teary-eyed a little too easily, didn’t he?
My suspicions turned out to be correct. His sob story was just that: a sob story. Roy lied about the whole thing to get Thea to take pity on him and drop the charges. At least he returned her purse! This is one relationship I can’t wait to see evolve. Plus, you know, that jaw line! Love me some Roy Harper/Colton Haynes.
In this week’s portion of island flashbacks, we see Oliver start to make some choices that truly changed him. When he was out getting herbs to help treat Slade Wilson’s infection from his gunshot wound, he found another guy tied up and beaten bloody. The guy said he was a shipwreck survivor and the army men beat him, but Oliver couldn’t take a chance on another person who might betray him. He left him in the cave still tied up and nursed Slade back to health without even mentioning the prisoner. His survival instincts truly kicked in, and he’s living by Slade’s code: everyone on the island is living for himself. I’ve been wondering when we were going to start seeing Oliver become Arrow, and I think we’ve just commenced that journey.
The best quotes of the night:
"You’re not going to last an hour out there." -Slade Wilson"I guess you better hope I make it back in 45 minutes then." -Oliver
"You really have no idea how rich his family is, do you?" -Diggle
"I’m not Robin Hood." -Oliver
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Last night saw the debut of Deathstroke, and he really wields a stroke of death.
... wow, that was awful. If I promise not to make any more puns, will you stick with me?
You guys are the best! You know what also was the best? Last night’s Arrow. We left off last week with what seemed like the end of the road for our favorite hooded archer. Oliver Queen was arrested on suspicion of being the vigilante, and his arresting officer Det. Lance was as happy as a fat kid in a candy store. The police had video evidence of Oliver grabbing a duffel bag and the green hood in a stairwell of the building where Deadshot was firing his poisoned bullets. Now, I thought this was concrete evidence and Oliver was screwed. Little did I know that Oliver actually planned the entire thing!
Yup, he knew the security cameras were there, and he set the entire thing up. He wanted to be arrested so he can have an alibi for when another hooded archer – Diggle, who was thoroughly enjoying playing the part and playing with Oliver’s "billionaire vigilante toys" – took down an arms deal. Oliver knew it was only a matter of time before people put two and two together: that Arrow came to Starling City at the same time that Oliver reappeared. The writers are so smart! Diggle successfully pulled off the ruse, and Oliver was cleared of all charges.
But not before he succumbed to a polygraph in front of Det. Lance. Oliver was desperate to prove his innocence to the one person that wouldn’t give up on exposing that Oliver = Arrow. While a jury, judge, and society would accept Oliver’s cover story, Det. Lance would never be fooled. So: polygraph.
Turns out, the island was good for more than just archery lessons and rosetta stone-ing. Oliver also picked up the ability to lie so well he can fool a polygraph.
And another island reveal this week: the group of black ops guys we got a glimpse of turns out to be run by a man named Edward Fyers who wants to find Oliver’s mentor, Bearded Asian Arrow. I guess the island is big enough that Fyers and his men can’t find Bearded Asian Arrow out and about hunting for rabbits and marooned billionaires? Fyers wants him so badly that when Oliver lies (badly) and says he’s never seen him before, in comes seriously the scariest looking dude wielding a katana ever Deathstroke.
The reason behind all of Oliver’s scars becomes quite clear when Deathstroke starts torturing him. Bearded Asian Arrow saves Oliver and brings him back to their home cave, but not before Deathstroke does some serious damage. The takeaway we get from this: Oliver and Bearded Asian Arrow begin to form a bond after Oliver refused to give up Bearded Asian Arrow’s whereabouts. Now we can get to the training montages, right? Right?!? I'm not desperate.
Back in present day, during the polygraph test Oliver does give up one true secret to Det. Lance and Laurel: he was not alone on that island, and his not-so-friendly neighbors tortured him. This got us our weekly shirtless scene later on, when Oliver showed Laurel just how bad things really got for him. We also got our first Oliver/Laurel kiss, which was pretty great. Laurel pushed him away, but you know that's not going to last. Can’t wait to see this go further!
Laurel also noticed something wonky. During the polygraph test, Det. Lance asked if Oliver had ever been to a certain prison where Laurel was saved by Arrow last week. Oliver said no, but here’s the catch: Oliver and Laurel went to that same prison for an eighth grade field trip. Laurel looked over the polygraph results and was shocked that there wasn’t even a flutter when Oliver lied. When she confronted him later, actually suspecting him to be Arrow, he convinces her he’s not by pulling the “I’m too selfish to be a hero” card. I think it works, but we can’t be too sure. Only time will tell if Laurel believes him or starts to figure out his secret.
Also, Walter confronted Moira about the salvaged Queen’s Gambit he came across in last week’s episode, and she gave some vague warning about how it was too deep for him to get involved. He then left for Australia for “business” but really I spy a divorce in the future. Who woulda thunk that the guy with the British accent was actually the good guy? I had my money on him being evil in some way.
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