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’s Monday Kickstart
has some fun spoilers from “Vampire Diaries” and “Teen Wolf,” plus dish from “Pretty Little Liars” executive producer Oliver Goldstick on whether the show can go on after Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna graduate and leave Rosewood.
“The Vampire Diaries”: In “The Originals” backdoor pilot (Episode 20 this season), Klaus will meet the beautiful and intelligent Camille, a psychology student at Tulane in New Orleans. Like Elena before her, Cami is a human, unaware of the “supernatural storm” brewing around her — but she’s certainly intrigued by the darker side of the French Quarter. She’ll be particularly drawn to Klaus, because as a smart and curious student, she’s intrigued by one question in particular: What makes someone evil? If anyone can answer that, it’s our very own Original hybrid. If “The Originals” gets picked up to series, Cami will be a regular cast member. (Also, some good news for you purists — in addition to Atlanta, we’re hearing that some scenes for the episode will actually be shot in New Orleans.)
“Arrow”: Laurel’s mother, Dinah, abandoned Laurel years ago, but in Episode 16, she’ll return to Starling City in the interest of reuniting with her daughter. In the comic books that inspired “Arrow,” Dinah is the original Black Canary, and Laurel later takes over for her mother. Of course, in the comic books Dinah also dates Oliver Queen… which we’re guessing (and hoping?) won’t translate to the TV version. In other “Arrow” news, look for China White to make a few more appearances this season. Kelly Hu tells us we haven’t seen the last of her character. “I can tell you that I do get to speak — I get to talk a little bit more. And I do have a lot more action going on too,” she says.
“Teen Wolf”: We’ve always been impressed by “Teen Wolf’s” frank and inclusive approach to sexuality, and that’ll continue in Season 3. This season, we’ll even see at least one gay sex scene on the show, which is a rarity in teen dramas. Don’t get too prematurely excited though, Sterek fans — this particular hookup involves Danny, who we’re hearing has a pretty significant role in Season 3 even though his BFF Jackson left Beacon Hills.
“Pretty Little Liars”: Could Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily ever be replaced? Time moves very slowly in Rosewood — but eventually, the Liars have to grow up and move on from high school. Executive producer Oliver Goldstick tells us that the writers have a plan for the current Liars through the summer after their senior year. “I think five [seasons] is what we originally thought,” he says. “But there are ways to invigorate this show, interestingly enough. We’ve talked, internally, about introducing four new Pretty Little Liars; we’ve talked about that with the studio. There could be four new girls after these girls graduate, who witness or participate in some sort of crime, and all of a sudden you have four new girls who are lying. I don’t know! But for now, with these girls, we’ve all thought that we’ve got five seasons in them.”
“Castle”: As you already know, “Vampire Diaries” and “Arrow” star Kelly Hu will be guest-starring on
Monday’s episode of “Castle,” and she does have a busy time. Not only is
she a suspect in the murder of her boss, but Hu also gets to go on a
date with Esposito. The date doesn’t exactly go as planned, of course. What would be the fun in that? “During the date, there’s a little surprise,” Hu teases.
“Nikita”: In episode 16, we’ll meet “intense” young Division agent Rachel, who was something of a potential Nikita and/or Alex in the making before Percy fell. Rachel is the leader of a revolution within Division, or so we’re lead to believe. Rachel will turn her gun on Alex at one point during the episode, but the real surprise is who ends up on the wrong end of Alex’s weapon.
“American Horror Story”: Adam Levine and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are back in this week’s episode. We’ll return to the gory scene from Episode 1, when the couple was enjoying some nice romantic oral sex in the abandoned insane asylum (man, some people have the weirdest kinks). This time, though, we’ll see the whole mess from the perspective of Dylan McDermott’s character, the new Bloody Face — just before he takes violent action.
“Scandal”: Each of Olivia Pope’s gladiators has had time in the spotlight this season — except for Harrison. That’s likely to change in the season’s back nine episodes. After the current mystery wraps up, expect Columbus Short’s character to come to the forefront a little bit more. He might even get a love interest.
“Justified”: Thisssss week Billy’s snakes takes center stage out at the preachin’ tent, though things aren’t exactly what they seem with the serpents that he charms. And hey, if you’ve always wanted to see someone get bit in the face by a rattlesnake, well — you’re in luck.
“Nashville”: In Episode 14, Juliette will meet Ozzy, an experienced sober companion who comes off as very genuine, and is extremely good at his job. Right now, his job is to keep an eye on Juliette’s mess of a mother, Jolene. He wants Juliette to be involved in Jolene’s ongoing recovery, but as far as Juliette’s concerned, she’s already involved enough — after all, she’s the one writing the checks.