10 Spoilers: 'Suits' Season 3 scoop, 'Supernatural' delves into Naomi, and 'Awkward' stages an election
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.
"Arrow": 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 www.hedidntcall.com. 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.
"Awkward": 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.)