Archive for April 13th, 2009
Episode 2.07: The Good Soil Airdate: April 14, 2009
Sam and Morgan (guest star Armie Hammer) are forced to capture another soul together but Morgan decides to split, leaving Sam to do all the work. Meanwhile, Sam tries to win Andi back, and Nina offers to take Ben flying but he’s afraid of heights. (The CW)
Episode 2.08: The Home Stretch Airdate: April 21, 2009
Sam convinces Alan (guest star Sean Patrick Thomas) to tell him how Alan won his soul back from the Devil. In exchange, Sam must figure out how to relocate Alan to the Vatican, where the consecrated ground will keep him safe. Meanwhile, the Devil pits Sam and Morgan against each other, and Nina demands that Ben introduce her to his family. (The CW)
Episode 2.09: No Reaper Left Behind Airdate: April 28, 2009
The Devil wants Sam to begin his training to bring about the end of days so he sends him a tutor named Sally (guest star Simone Kessell). Sam decides to seduce Sally to get information from her about how to beat the Devil. Meanwhile, Nina takes revenge on Ben and Sock. Missy Peregrym also stars. Source: The CW
Episode 2.10: My Brother’s Reaper Airdate: May 5, 2009
Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.
In the last few minutes of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we see both George and Izzie coding in different rooms; their spirits meeting at the famous elevator, but will they both be pronounced dead when the show returns in the fall? That’s all up in the air now and to be determined….
Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!
Source: The Ausiello Files
Maybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and
John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.
Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES: I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.
This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES: You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.
Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES: Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.
Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES: [Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.
Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES: There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.
Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES: I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.
Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES: There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.
There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES: Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.
There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES: You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.
Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES: Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].
Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES: You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.
Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES: Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.
Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES: I think they feel it is an official wedding.
Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES: Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.
Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES: We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.
Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES: I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.
Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES: I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.
Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES: There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.
And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES: That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]
Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES: We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.
In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. Source: ABC
Grey’s Anatomy (May 14, ABC)
Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly told her cast that “life-changing things” are in store for every major Seattle Gracer. Now, Shonda being Shonda, details are scarce. What we do know is that the two-hour finale’s guest-star roster includes Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls), respectively playing Owen’s mother and a cancer patient who bonds with Izzie. Among the twists you can count on are a reveal that paves the way for T.R. Knight’s possible exit, and a surprising declaration from one of the interns. Source: TV Guide Online
Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 2-Hour Season 5 Finale
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In ‘Here’s to Future Days’ and ‘Now or Never’, friends are anxiously waiting for Izzie’s recovery from surgery while George gives a shocking news.
Thursday, May 14 will be the two-hour finale event of “Grey’s Anatomy“. After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital. In the first part “Here’s to Future Days” that airs 9/8c, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.
Airing right after that at 10/9c is “Now or Never”. George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. As of what to be expected from the finale before it returns for a sixth season, Chandra Wilson shared to E! Online, ” …we do ultimately find out what (happens with) George -he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical (issues) in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.”
So much is happening in this year’s finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Derek are possibly getting married, George has a huge decision to make and Izzie’s close to kicking the bucket. On top of all that, Chandra Wilson says there’s a catastrophe in the hospital that brings all the doctors together. Could this season finale be any more action-packed? Take a sneak peek at all the excitement and misery in our Grey’s Anatomy season finale gallery. And is that a dying Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in the gallery? You’ll have to click one of the thumbnails below to find out.
Could you give me any scoop you have on Grey’s Anatomy, ideally something about Mark and Lexie? I need my fix! —
MATT: Does McSteamy “do” parents? That’s the big question in the April 30 episode, when a now-sober Thatcher Grey invites his daughter and her new beau out to dinner. Now, just supposing that Mark is down for some dining, can the reformed cad put on a good show? And this just in: A source tells me that on Mer and Der’s wedding day, airing May 7, the groom gifts his bride with (incurable romantic alert!) her first solo surgery. How that fits into a little blue Tiffany box, I do not know. Source: TV Guide
It certainly sounds like Shonda Rhimes is setting the stage for his departure. A Grey’s insider is now confirming that George will not only march off to war, but he’ll be wounded (perhaps mortally) in the line of duty by season’s end. (Michael Ausiello)
When the show finally comes back April 23 George gets a storyline. George once again one-ups Alex when Alex freaks out in the middle of a trauma. (Watch With Kristin)
And as reported by Shonda Rhimes herself, Derek and Meredith are supposed to be getting married in the upcoming 100th episode. And Izzie’s dying wish is to give them the wedding she may or may not be able to ever have herself. (Watch With Kristin)
Sweet Surrender – Airing April 23, 2009
As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith’s wedding, Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to her disapproving father, George excels in a trauma emergency when Alex freezes, and Owen seeks help with his PTSD. (ABC)
Source: Kristin on E!Online
For a dying girl, life at Izzie’s sickbed is pretty exciting. She’s got friends, yummy food and Mer modeling wedding dresses, and, oh yeah, that ongoing medical crisis. Poor Izzie. The next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday, April 23, at 9 p.m. on ABC.
When parents collide! Thatcher Grey and Sharon Lawrence as Izzie’s mom are both slated to appear in the April 30 episode, which was written by Anatomy maestro Krista Vernoff. And the two men in Ellis Grey’s life (the Chief and Thatcher Grey) finally kinda throw down, and Izzie turns out to be a chip off the old block. Her mom, Robbie, is extremely chipper, like a less evil Tracy Flick. Seriously, bring a Kleenex box to this ep, because we’re all gonna cry. BTW, the biggest rumor in rumorville right now is that it’s not Mer and Der who get married, but Alex and deathbed Izzie. Cross your fingers, Alex-Iz fans!
Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 5.20: Izzie Passes Out
Meredith in her wedding dress, Owen yelling at Alex and Izzie falls while walking will be in the upcoming episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
After a long wait, “Grey’s Anatomy” will return on Thursday, April 23 and its preview has been given. Among the highlighted ones are Derek telling Meredith that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, Owen versus Alex and Izzie passing out.
As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith’s wedding. Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to her disapproving father, George excels in a trauma emergency when Alex freezes, and Owen seeks help with his PTSD.
The subject of a wedding has been circling the show for sometime with the latest rumor saying that Mer-Der’s wedding is not the only one. The crew had filmed a wedding scene in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 15 and some sources said that it was Katherine Heigl‘s character Izzie that was wearing wedding dress under her coat.
“Sweet Surrender” – As she endures aggressive treatment for her cancer, Izzie throws herself into planning Derek and Meredith’s wedding, Callie introduces Arizona as her girlfriend to her disapproving father, George excels in a trauma emergency when Alex freezes, and Owen seeks help with his PTSD, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
IZZIE’S MOTHER MAKES A SURPRISE AND LESS-THAN-WELCOME VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL, AS THATCHER GREY RETURNS TO MAKE AMENDS WITH HIS DAUGHTERS, MEREDITH AND LEXIE, ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest starring Emmy-Nominated Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Izzie’s Mother, Robbie
“No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)” – As preparations continue for Meredith and Derek’s wedding, Izzie receives a surprise hospital visit from her handful-of-a-mother, Robbie. Meanwhile, a newly sober Thatcher visits his daughters, Meredith and Lexie, in order to make amends, and the Chief and Meredith bitterly fight over a controversial medical case, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, T.R. Knight as George O’Malley, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey and Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt.
Guest starring Sharon Lawrence as Robbie, Jessica Capshaw as Dr. Arizona, Jeff Perry as Thatcher, Kellie Martin as Julie, Nina Siemaszko as Kate and Megan Henning as Willow.
“No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)” was written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Tom Verica.ABC
Meredith and Thatcher don’t exactly resolve their issues. She, will, however reach a new understanding with the Chief. She even gives him a gift. A pretty major gift. A gift I have a hunch will play a big role next season. (Michael Ausiello)
Not only will Jessica Capshaw be back, she’s finalizing a deal to become a full-fledged series regular. (Michael Ausiello)
Sharon Lawrence makes her debut as Izzie’s mother this week, and according to Izzie’s mother’s psychic, Izzie is going to be just fine. You will be shocked to learn Izzie’s mother’s psychic is not reliable, and in point of fact, Izzie’s cancer is getting worse, not better. (Watch With Kristin)
Lexie (Chyler Leigh) is relatively happy to see her dad, but Meredith doesn’t take Thatcher’s return particularly well. In fact, Mer actually comes within inches of being fired—like midway through cleaning out your locker fired. (Watch With Kristin)
Creator Chandra Wilson said, “In [the finale], we do ultimately find out what [happens with] George (T.R. Knight)—he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical [issues] in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.” (Watch With Kristin)
Chandra Wilson says Bailey continues with pediatric surgery despite the ramifications it has for her marriage. “Everything that I’m doing right now is still working with the kids; it’s still trying to potentially go into that fellowship. I do know that my husband is not happy about that—about spending two more years doing the same kind of hours. But when you get a calling, sometimes you have to do your calling.” (Watch With Kristin)
Episode 5.22: What a Difference a Day Makes (fka “Beautiful Day”) (100th episode) Airdate: May 7, 2009
[Will Jeffrey Dean Morgan be appearing in Grey's Anatomy's 100th episode?] Exhibit A: Morgan appeared in the 100th ep photo-op, which took place on the Grey’s set during filming of the said 100th episode. Exhibit B: The official logline for the landmark ep says, “Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.” Source: The Ausiello Files
As Meredith, Derek and all of their friends prepare for the big wedding, a group of college students, injured in a car crash as they were heading to their graduation ceremony, is admitted to the ER. Meanwhile, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms. Source: ABC
[From an email sent to Kristin:] “One of my coworkers was in Los Angeles on business, and when I called her and told her about Grey‘s filming the wedding scene, she freaked and found the set. She was there for the lunch break (she said there were two or three paps there too) but she said later Katherine Heigl was standing in the doorway with T.R. Knight , and she was smoking in a wedding dress. She had a big jacket/robe thing over it, but she said there was no doubt it was a wedding dress. She said Katherine was only in the doorway a minute or two before they called her back in, but she has no doubt that it was a wedding dress.” Source: Kristin on E!Online
Deceased Denny Re-Appears on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Again
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes confirms that there will be another appearance by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character in a future episode this season.
When Denny Duquette spooked and confused the audience of “Grey’s Anatomy” earlier this season, it won’t be the last time. He will appear again most probably on the 100th episode that airs next week (May 7), according to E! Online. Denny died on the second season and re-appeared through Izzie’s mind in the beginning of the fifth season when she began falling out of her cancer. His appearance in the future episode is not addressed further but creator Shonda Rhimes said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Denny’s re-appearance is somewhat expected for during the 100th episode celebration on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy” there photographed Jeffrey Dean Morgan who plays the character Denny. Additionally, on the official synopsis of the 100th episode, it is said that Izzie will experience “familiar symptoms”.
“GA” creator Rhimes spoke with USA Today, confirming the news and adding a warning: “Just a reminder, he’s not a ghost and we should all remember what his appearance means.” Yeah, that the chemo ain’t helping Izzie.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Confirms ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Last Shot
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will accommodate the story of late Denny Duquette for one last time, as confirmed by the actor himself.
It is now an official word that Denny Duquette will be back one more time on “Grey’s Anatomy” and the last time it will be. Coming to give the confirmation himself is the actor who plays the deceased character, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. “I can confirm that I will be coming back one more time,” he said. The actor attended the premiere of “Star Trek” in Los Angeles, and made time to answer the question from EW. “I think it will be done after that,” he continued. “I think I have been on the Grey’s Anatomy set for the last time.” He teased further that Denny has a reason to show up and it’s “probably tied to Izzie’s health.” Previously creator Shonda Rhimes also had suggested that Denny is back for one more occasion. She said, “Just a reminder: He’s not a ghost, and we should all remember what his appearance means.” She however, would not specify which episode she was talking about. EW however, claimed that Denny’s appearance will be on the 100th episode which is airing on Thursday, May 7. In the official synopsis for the episode called “What a Difference a Day Makes”, Izzie fears the worst when she begins experiencing familiar symptoms.
Source: The Ausiello Files
Whatever cliff-hanger Grey’s Anatomy has in store in its May 14 season finale, it’ll probably pale in comparison to the one T.R. Knight is experiencing in real life.
Last fall, the actor — frustrated by his lack of airtime — asked to be released from his multiyear Grey’s contract. Now, as I first reported in Ask Ausiello, his wish may be granted by an upcoming story line that finds (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) George marching off to war as an Army medic. Just as the season wraps up, George gets injured in the line of duty, leaving his fate up in the air for viewers — and even Knight himself. “T.R. doesn’t know whether George lives or dies,” explains a source close to the show. “And, as a result, he doesn’t know whether or not he has to come back next season.”
Legally speaking, Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes has until mid-June to decide whether to drop Knight — and all indications are she will use every last second of that time. Some are suggesting she may be forcing Knight to sweat it out as payback for wanting to jump ship. (The two have had a strained relationship since the Isaiah Washington blowup in 2006.) While Knight’s rep and Rhimes both declined to comment, a Grey’s insider scoffs at such a notion. “At the end of the day, Shonda is going to do what’s best for the show,” maintains the source. “Everything else is just idle gossip.”
What do you think is best for the show at this point: Cutting Knight loose via a season-ending tragedy, or forcing him to return next season for an indeterminate period of time (thus dragging out this off screen soap opera even longer)? Sound off below!
Shannon Lucio to Replace Kaley Cuoco by Ingrid Diaz on April 23rd, 2009
According to an EW exclusive, it seems that the “publicity conflict” blamed for Kaley Cuoco pulling out of her scheduled Grey’s appearance is actually not a publicity conflict after all. Instead, CBS is being blamed. The network apparently pulled the plug on the entire operation because (according to an insider): “They didn’t want one of their biggest stars appearing on one of ABC’s biggest shows. It’s that simple.” CBS fail. Cuoco’s replacement is now said to be Shannon Lucio, whom you might remember from The O.C. as Caleb’s illegitimate daughter. The question still remains what the role is. An Izzie relative might still be a possibility. Even with the recasting it doesn’t sound particularly farfetched. EW
Grey’s Finale Preview: Does Mark Have a Big Surprise for Little Grey?
Source: TV Guide Online
When it comes to promoting Grey’s Anatomy‘s two-hour season finale (airing Thursday at 9 pm/ET, ABC), Chyler Leigh delivers… and then some. Not two weeks after welcoming her third child into the world, Leigh took to talking up the season-ender, in which big twists surely are ahead for the likes of Izzie and perhaps George, sure, but also Lexie and her sweet romance with Mark. Here, Leigh offers a glimpse at what’s on tap this week, reflects on the romance that was not meant to be, and shares her take on two possible goodbyes.
TVGuide.com: You’re such a trouper. You just had a kid, and yet here you are out promoting the season finale.
Chyler Leigh: Hey, I love what I do so…
TVGuide.com: How was this pregnancy versus your previous ones?
Leigh: Oh, it was wonderful. It was my third baby, so I knew more about what was to be expected and listening to my body and whatnot. Yet while it was easier in a lot of ways, this was the first time where I worked throughout the entire pregnancy. And it will be the last time! But everybody was so cool on the set, bringing me stools to sit on, and bringing me water….
TVGuide.com: Does a part of you wish Grey’s had written it into your storyline?
Leigh: You know, at first I was like, “That’d be a really great thing,” but looking back, I’m glad they didn’t. It would have been way too much too soon [for Lexie and Mark].
TVGuide.com: Did you enjoy the episode where they had Lexie binge-eating?
Leigh: Oh god. [Laughs] When that first came up, I was like, “OK, I get it.” But I swear I gained an extra three pounds in that episode.
TVGuide.com: Meredith had that funny line about anxious Lexie’s butt getting “huge.”
Leigh: Yeah, a big, fat ass. I was like, “That’s sweet. Thanks, guys.”
TVGuide.com: The last time we spoke, you lamented the fact that Mer hadn’t yet warmed up to her half-sister. You must be happy they have since reached a détente.
Leigh: Yeah, I’m really glad that they developed that more. I’m such a fan of the show anyway, but when she asked Lexie to be a bridesmaid, that was such a huge thing in their relationship. From Lexie’s perspective, to be a part of something that big really took their relationship to the next level.
TVGuide.com: What’s going on with Meredith’s wedding anyway?
Leigh: They’re still planning on getting married; it’s just a matter of when and how.
TVGuide.com: I must tell you that about half the mail our Mega Buzz column gets is about Lexie and Mark. Why do you think they have struck such a chord?
Leigh: I think it was just so unexpected. For me personally, when I found out about the storyline, I was like, “What? I don’t get it.” But you’re now seeing these two characters individually grow. There’s only so much of the “manwhore” story you can do, as far as Mark goes, and keep it interesting.
TVGuide.com: Yeah, Eric Dane must have welcomed this story as well.
Leigh: It’s far more interesting when you see somebody accepting change, and being proactive about it. Because the relationship between them is so new and unexpected, it raises the maturity level in both of them.
TVGuide.com: So what’s next for them? What’s the next big step after his meeting Papa Grey?
Leigh: Well… that comes up in the finale. I can’t tell you what it is specifically, but it does definitely throw Lexie off, when Mark wants to take it to the next level. She’s got all of her ducks in a row as far as what she wants for her career. Now, to have fallen into a relationship that she wasn’t expecting, throws some of those plans off. It will be interesting to see what happens next season.
TVGuide.com: For all those Mark-Lexie fans, will the season end for them on a high note or a low one?
Leigh: Oh, it’ll end on a high note. It is definitely good.
TVGuide.com: Last week when Lexie was helping George with the traumas, I literally had to remind myself that those two were on the cusp of romance last fall. Were you disappointed that story got dropped?
Leigh: At first I was. I was like, “Wait a minute? What happened?” I think, though, that the reality was that George was the first person who cared about her, in any way, and gave her any sort of positive affirmation or welcome to the hospital. He was the first smiling face that she saw, and there was an infatuation factor in that — “I want to keep that around; I need that from somebody.” But the depth to it wasn’t as genuine as what we’re seeing with Mark.
TVGuide.com: There are rumors that the season finale features a big — perhaps tragic — development for George. Is it possible that you’ve had your last scene with T.R. Knight?
Leigh: Not that I know of. Not that I know of. I know nothing, and it’s still too early to say; we literally just wrapped [production]. I haven’t been told anything, and I’m not even sure T.R. knows, or even what’s going on with [regards to] Katie [Heigl] and all that stuff, I don’t know if anybody knows what’s going to happen.
TVGuide.com: So, as far as you know, you expect to see the same ol’ gang on the set next season?
Leigh: As far as I know!
What’s the deal with the Private Practice season finale?! Is Violet being killed off? MATT: What, you don’t think crazy Katie can pull off her first C-section, using just a “how to” manual? And what of Charlotte, who just got canned by Bill Buchanan? I asked Amy Brenneman about both of those possible departures, and she said, “As far as I know,” both Violet and Charlotte will return for Season 3. Brenneman even hinted that things aren’t quite over for Violet and Cooper, romantically. “That’s the eternal love, let’s be honest,” she said. “So yeah, don’t give up hope.” Source: TV Guide Online
I’ve just seen the season two finale of Private Practice, and I’m really shocked! Is Violet going to die? Amy Brenneman tells us, “The way the season went out, it does not seem that I’m OK, [but] as far as I know, I have a job next year.” Does that give you any reassurance? Source: Kristin on E!Online
Is Noah going to be back on Private Practice next season? I’m enjoying the storyline, and their chemistry is off the charts. Josh Hopkins is a welcome addition to the cast. The official word from ABC is that “Josh is part of our pilot, Cougar Town, costarring Courteney Cox Arquette,” so it’s all dependent on whether or not that gets picked up. That said, if ABC passes on Cougar Town, it’s likely that Josh will be back for at least more recurring eps—they can’t be unaware about the fan interest in Noah and Addy. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Violet’s baby drama very definitely ends in a cliffhanger; Addison and Josh do not behave themselves; and Charlotte gets herself spanked, and not in the fun-sex-with-Cooper way. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Private Practice (April 30, ABC)
As the Grey’s spin-off sews up its second season, Addison’s professional and personal worlds collide at the worst possible moment, Violet chooses between Pete and Sheldon, a confession steers Sam and Naomi in a new direction, and an Oceanside faithful betrays their buds. It’s the finale’s final scene, though, that is sure to have the watercooler bubbling the next morning. Josh Hopkins, who plays Noah, tells us that when he first read the script for it, “I was like, ‘What?! Holy….’ I simply couldn’t believe it.” Source: TV Guide
Crazy Private Practice Cliffhanger Alert
Certain events in the season finale will leave you wondering if both Amy Brenneman and KaDee Strickland have been fired. (they’ll both be back.) Elsewhere, there are major turning points in the Violet-Pete and Sam-Naomi romances. Source: The Ausiello Files
Question: Here is my weekly request for some Private Practice scoop.
Ausiello: Prepare yourselves for the most disturbing childbirth scene since Jessica Lange forced Gwyneth Paltrow to deliver her baby via an oxytocin-laced lawyer cake in 1998′s Hush. Source: The Ausiello Files
‘Private Practice’ won’t be revealing Violet’s baby daddy?!
Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Wow, so I just ran into a “Private Practice” source who tells me fans are going to be way pissed when the season two finale of “PP” airs on April 30th. The answer to the question you’ve long been asking — who is the father of Violet’s baby? — may not be answered. According to my tattletale, “Private Practice” will leave us hanging on that all summer long. And as if that wasn’t enough, digest this… As you may have already heard, crazy Oceanside Wellness patient Katie (returning to the show. And, well, she is seeking revenge. Seems she blames Violet for her unsuccessful pregnancy and will hold Violet Amanda Foreman) is hostage, demanding that she handKatie will be wielding a weapon and, word is, she may be playing OBGYN with it. Now, let her baby over as payback. Crazy me tell you, I have not actuallyepisode, but my source seemed pretty solid on the aforementioned information and I just have to say that, if this is true, seen the um, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! This storyline is almost as sorry as that stupid “Grey’s Anatomy” bomb-in-a-chest-cavity business. I mean, SERIOUSLY?! I hope my source is wrong.
On the April 30 season finale episode, Violet will make a choice between Pete and Sheldon. (Watch With Kristin)
We’ve got the goods on Private Practice‘s second-season finale, and it is a doozy. Read on to find out which Oceanside Wellness peeps are quitting, getting fired, getting busy with the wrong person and/or very possibly dying.
Except for the coma-inducing Sam-and-Naomi stuff, loving Private Practice lately. Got scoop?
Amanda Foreman is back as delusional Katie for the April 30 season finale, and she’s bringing some weapons-grade crazy with her for the big cliffhanger. And a weapon. Yes, she’s also bringing a weapon. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Is there any chance we’ll be seeing Dell and his daughter Betsy together again on Private Practice?
Dell’s daughter Betsy will definitely be back. But who’s leaving? If next week’s season finale is to be believed, Naomi (Audra McDonald), Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) or Violet (Amy Brenneman) might not be back. Which one could you most stand to lose? Post in the comments. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Is Private Practice getting a third season? Any scoop on Addison/Noah?
Private Practice will almost certainly be picked up for a third season—in part because it’s been doing great in its new post-G.A. slot. (Yay and yay.) As for Addison-Noah-Morgan, sigh. Deep, depressed sigh. Does Shonda have something against marriage? Can anyone name one single committed Shondaverse relationship that hasn’t been devastated by infidelity or indiscretion of some kind?! Why are all her couples actually threesomes? Grumble. The kids on Gossip Girl are better relationship role models. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Private Practice Preview: Will Addison Succumb to a Married Man?
Source: TV Guide Online
Josh Hopkins, Private Practice
This Thursday at 10 pm/ET, ABC’s Private Practice returns with the penultimate episode of its second season. Will Addison act on her urges with the married Noah? As his wife endures a difficult pregnancy? Josh Hopkins shared a look at the torrid twists ahead. Plus: What does he not miss about his Swingtown days?
TVGuide.com: Call me old fashioned, but I’m not really feeling the romance here in the Addison-Noah story. So sell me on it. Should I be rooting for this illicit hook-up?
Josh Hopkins: I don’t know that you should be rooting for it or not, but it makes for interesting TV. It’s just such a real-life situation where someone has the very best intentions, but still their emotions take them towards something that might not be exactly right. There’s a lot of grey in the real world, and I think it’s interesting that they would take this story on.
TVGuide.com: Is Kate Walsh at all concerned about how this might paint her character? Or is she relishing the complicated material?
Hopkins: There’s got to be some concern. She’s obviously grown so far with this character, and she knows her better than anybody. But I think [she] sees the benefit of doing a complicated storyline rather than…
TVGuide.com: Go for the low-hanging fruit of an easy romance.
Hopkins: Yeah. That her character would be attracted to someone is married is realistic. It’s just about how you handle it.
TVGuide.com: But how can you do this to sweet little Amanda Detmer? She has the face of an angel!
Hopkins: I know, she really does. Every time she does her scenes where she doesn’t know what’s going on, I’m like, “Wow, I am such a jerk.”
TVGuide.com: By the end of the season finale, will Noah and Addison have taken either the next or final step in their would-be romance?
Hopkins: I can’t really say, but they realize that there is something to this, something perhaps bigger than what they can control.
TVGuide.com: Speaking of the finale, a lot of crazy stuff goes down. When you saw the script, did you ask yourself, “What show did I sign up for here?”
Hopkins: [Laughs] Yeah, I was like, “Wow!” If you are a Private Practice fan you are going to have to see the finale, because it’s chock-full of action.
TVGuide.com: I mean, the very final scene of that episode is just….
Hopkins: Yeah, in the read-through I was like, “What?! What is going on? Holy….” I couldn’t believe it.
TVGuide.com: You know, we still get mail here from people missing Swingtown.
Hopkins: People stop me all the time and tell me how much they loved it. I’m so proud of it. I think the expectations were that it was some salacious show about swingers, when every other show I’ve done has actually shown more sexual activity than Swingtown ever did. It was insinuated, but….
TVGuide.com: You lucked out in not having to wear a porn ‘stache like Grant Show. But what was the worst thing you had to wear for that series?
Hopkins: Oh, man – in the pilot I wore some “Mom jeans.” They were just really high-waisted, and at one point I was riding a bike. Plus most of the clothes were vintage. So they stunk. I don’t know how much worse it could get!
TVGuide.com: If Private Practice gets picked up for a third season, is the plan for you to still be around?
Hopkins: Possibly. I did a pilot for ABC, Cougartown, where I play a neighbor of Courteney Cox’s. Our characters don’t get along, but there’s a mutual attraction kind of thing going on.
TVGuide.com: Swingtown, Cougartown….
Hopkins: I know — I’m just going town to town!
‘Private Practice’ covets in a crazy way
Source: Zap2it.com Recaps
It’s the season finale of “Private Practice” and we end this season with mixed-up embryos, crazy on drugs, crazy off drugs, two very pregnant women, no babies, a firing and a hiring, and lots of coveting.
Violet and Pete and Sheldon
Pete decides to follow Sheldon’s lead and tells Violet that he should have fought for her, and that he wants her, and the baby, and in a very touching moment, that he loves her. Violet pushes him away. As Pete and Sheldon point out later, together, Violet is pretty much unable to realize happy when presented with it. But pregger hormones win the day out for Violet, and she realizes that she could indeed learn how to be happy, and with Pete.
Team Sheldon slinks away to the background. Sigh.
Naomi and Charlotte and Sam and Cooper
Naomi’s medical license took a short walk off a long pier this evening when she realized she’d switched some embryos and implanted them in the wrong moms, and to make matters worse, one of the moms, Amelia, used the last of her dead husband’s sperm to get, technically, Zoe pregnant. “No do-over” indeed. But Zoe wants to terminate and start over, and Amelia threatens to carry Zoe’s child through to term and then keep it. The doctors bring in Duncan the lawyer, who recommends paying them off. The moms agree in the end to carry the babies to term and then switch them off. No harm, no foul.
The mess-up doesn’t effect William’s offer of Charlotte’s job, however. He doesn’t care about the mistake, and he still wants Naomi. Not Charlotte.
Charlotte is fighting for her job, but she’s done fighting for Cooper. Cooper tells her Violet is getting together with Pete, and so he’s finally free to focus on Charlotte, but she shows him the door. I thought she was over all that jealousy? Wasn’t there girlfriend bonding and toenail painting? William, however, tells her that he needs someone with a heart to run his practice, and shows her the same door.
Sam, meanwhile, FINALLY admits his love for Naomi. But, she doesn’t reciprocate, and takes William’s offer to leave Oceanside. So both Sam and William want Naomi. Charlotte cuts Cooper off, deservedly, but is cut off herself. Naomi 2, Charlotte 0.
Dell is the fall guy for Naomi’s mistake, whether or not he was the reason for the mix-up. He’s benched from practicing and as he’s dealing with that, Heather comes back, high as a kite, and offering Betsy back for $10k. Sam gives Dell the money, and when Heather returns with Betsy, he threatens to call the cops. He doesn’t give the money to Heather, and she bolts.
And finally, Addison
Noah’s wife Morgan is back, ready to deliver the baby, and boy, can she read some body language. The chemistry between Addison and Noah is coming off of them in waves. So Noah decides to tell Morgan of the feelings he has for Addison so that they can be together, but Addison blocks him from doing it at the last minute. However, she doesn’t block him from almost consummating their cheating relationship. Morgan’s going into labor does that. Addison is unable to deliver the baby though… the world-famous OBGYN is so distressed over her personal life that she, too, bolts, and makes Dell deliver Noah and Morgan’s baby.
In the scary meantime, Katie, the delusional patient who lost her baby in utero a few episodes ago, is back, and off the meds. Moments after Violet basks in her future happiness with Pete, Katie shows up at her door with a syringe full of some paralyzing agent and a medical kit. She’s rescuing her baby from Violet’s body! She knows she’s not crazy, and that her baby is talking to her through Violet’s stomach! AAAIIIIIEEEEE! Pregnant women everywhere will now stop answering their doors. Cooper almost walks in to stop the C-section homebirth, but is called away by Charlotte, crying that she lost her job.
And so the cliffhanger of Season Two is watching Katie put the scalpel to Violet’s pregnant belly, Morgan about to deliver, Naomi leaving Oceanside, Dell getting Betsy back, and Charlotte calling Cooper back after setting him free.
Amy Brenneman: Private Practice Season Finale Is Like a “Quentin Tarantino Movie”
Source: TV Guide Online
All is not entirely well with the Oceanside Wellness gang as ABC’s Private Practice serves up its second season finale this Thursday at 10 pm/ET. As Addison fights her feelings for married dad-to-be Noah and one of their own “betrays” the practice, pregnant Violet is thrust to a genuinely shocking set of circumstances. Amy Brenneman spoke with TVGuide.com about where her complicated shrink has been and where she is about to go.
TVGuide.com: First off, congratulations on the Season 3 pick-up. Were you concerned at all?
Amy Brenneman: Uh, no. No. Not really. It would have been odd if we didn’t [get picked up].
TVGuide.com: How do you think Violet has changed since Season 1? Was there anything you had hoped for or asked for?
Brenneman: In Season 1 we met Violet at a pretty heightened point in her life, and I always thought she’s not go to stay in this place of feel jilted and hysterical. I told [series creator] Shonda [Rhimes], “Listen, I will do whatever you want to do, go as far out as you want me to go, as long as Violet can always have that moment of being self-aware.” I always find it heartbreaking that she’s a professional shrink, but that doesn’t mean she can stop her [destructive] behavior. And the revelation about the sexual damage in her life – the rape stuff – makes total sense too. That kind of feeds into what’s go on with her now. She doesn’t bond romantically well or that often. Obviously Cooper is her surrogate everything.
TVGuide.com: They did a nice job this season evolving Charlotte into a worthy rival for Cooper’s affections.
Brenneman: I totally agree. I think that between KaDee [Strickland]‘s work and Paul [Adelstein], who is so wonderful… . The way he looks at her says it all. Cooper is just smitten.
TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you learned Violet would be pregnant for a large portion of this season?
Brenneman: I was excited!
TVGuide.com: No small vane part of you was saying, “Oh, man“?
Brenneman: My god no, I’ll do anything! I should have more vanity. [Laughs] What I did think of was how on Judging Amy I hid two of my actual pregnancies; can I ever be pregnant at the same time?! Last year Shonda and I were sitting around shooting the s–t — at the time, Addison was facing fertility issues, and Naomi already is a mom — and I said, “I would love it if Violet did not want to be a mother.” Because I feel that is a choice that is not respected in society. Then I said to Shonda, “Then that’s the character you should knock up.”
TVGuide.com: Tim Daly has grumbled that this storyline sent a confusing message, that most women would kill to have two great guys clamoring to be the father of their child.
Brenneman: Oh, that’s just his ego. I’ve heard him spout off about that too. [Laughs] Tim is a total feminist — I would kick his ass if he wasn’t — but sometimes when he reacts to things it’s because the genders are reversed. We don’t find it shocking if you have a man ambivalent about two wonderful women vying for him…
TVGuide.com: But a pregnant woman with two wannabe dads is supposed to thank her lucky stars.
Brenneman: I guess! I said to Tim, “She is self-sufficient, she gets her emotional needs met through Cooper, so she’s not asking anything from Sheldon and Pete.” I understand it can be upsetting from the guy’s point of view — “That may be half my kid” — but it’s the woman’s prerogative.
TVGuide.com: At the time Private Practice was cast, you already knew Tim well from working with his sister [Tyne Daly] on Judging Amy?
Brenneman: Oh yeah. Can you tell? [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: What was your reaction to the season finale script, especially Violet’s storyline?
Brenneman: I was pretty psyched. Everybody does great work and the stakes for everybody are really high. That said, what’s interesting about the structure of the last half is everybody else is sort of in the normal Private Practice world, and I’m in this Quentin Tarantino movie. It’s a whole other thing going on.
TVGuide.com: Talk about ending the season with some watercooler buzz.
Brenneman: There you go!
Stephen Fry is returning to the show in the April 16 episode. He has scenes with John Francis Daley, who is ostensibly the guy who replaced him. (Watch With Kristin)
Eric Millegan will reprise his role of Zach in the guest-star-studded season finale airing May 14. (TV Guide)
The rotation of grad students in and out of Zack’s job will continue. (TV Guide)
The Cinderella in the Cardboard – Airing April 15, 2009
When the image of the Virgin Mary is spotted on a bale of compressed cardboard at a recycling plant, Booth and Brennan are on the scene. They discover the image is no miracle, but rather an outline of dried human blood. Upon closer inspection, they find a flattened body inside the compressed cardboard, and must find out who the victim is and who may have wanted her dead. When they discover the victim had been planning the perfect wedding for years even before she even had a boyfriend and was finally engaged to be married, they trace her last steps and find that her fianc was not the only man in her life. With a trail of men from a cell-phone dating service in tow, Booth and Brennan try to understand the duplicitous woman’s dealings. Meanwhile, the pair grow suspicious when they spot Sweets’ girlfriend Daisy trying on a wedding dress with another man, and Hodgins and Angela come to terms with the status of their relationship. (Fox)
The Mayhem on the Cross – Airing April 16, 2009
When a real human skeleton is found being used as a stage prop for a death metal band in Norway, authorities determine the victim was an American citizen. The Jeffersonian team tracks the skeletal remains to an underground U.S. death metal band and identifies the victim as a bassist named Mayhem from a band called Spew. As Booth and Brennan venture into the unfamiliar world of death metal music to search for the killer and a motive, they learn about their own team’s surprising musical preferences and gain new insight into Sweets’ past. Meanwhile, when Sweets asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt (guest star Stephen Fry) for input on the book he’s writing about Booth and Brennan, Dr. Wyatt lends Sweets an interesting perspective on the pair’s unique relationship. (Fox)
The Double Death of The Dearly Departed – Airing April 20, 2009
When a Jeffersonian coworker from the Egyptology department dies of heart failure, the whole team attends the wake. However, upon viewing the corpse, Brennan insists the death was no accident, and enlists Booth to help her steal the body so she and Cam can get a closer look. A bizarre mystery develops surrounding the victim’s cause of death, and the suspects are as cryptic as the baffling death itself. Meanwhile, Cam gets a lesson in parenting when she tries to get her newly adopted teenage daughter Michelle to stop smoking. (Fox)
The Girl in the Mask – Airing April 23, 2009
Booth’s detective friend, Ken Nakamura, calls him from Tokyo in a panic when his sister Sachi goes missing in Washington. Booth and Brennan are on the case, and their investigation leads them to a canal where they find Sachi’s decapitated head. Booth and Brennan meet up with Ken and trace his sister’s life away from home, and their investigation leads them to an elite escort service. When they discover that her roommate is also missing, they must race against the clock to find Sachi’s killer. (Fox)
WHEN A UNIVERSITY MASCOT IS FOUND MURDERED THE TEAM IS ON THE CASE TO SOLVE THE COED CRIME ON “BONES” THURSDAY, APRIL 30, ON FOX
Brendan Fehr (“Roswell”) Guest-Stars
When a human body is found inside the strung up Otter mascot uniform of a rival school, Brennan and Booth investigate whether the body inside the costume was dead beforehand, or killed during a Middlesex University bonfire event. The body is identified as Jimmy “Beaver” Bouvier, a fraternity brother at Middlesex University. When Brennan and Booth question his fraternity brothers, they learn that Beaver had a money-making operation on the side and was making a killing of his own. Meanwhile, Booth offers to help his brother Jared (guest star Brendan Fehr) find a new job after being dishonorably discharged from the Navy in “The Beaver in the Otter” episode of BONES airing Thursday, April 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (BON-418) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Cast: Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan; David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth; TJ Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins; Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro; Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan; John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets
Guest Cast: Brendan Fehr as Jared Booth; Pej Vahdat as Arastoo Vaziri; Nick Ballard as Greg Harmalard; Jaimie Alexander as Molly Briggs; Jonathan Chesner as Gary Bacon; Rick Peters as Dean Vernon Warner; Edwin Hodge as Robert Hooper; Ryan Pinkston as Eli Rounder; Lorna Raver as Professor Marlene Twardosh; Michael Hyatt as Sheriff Tina Mullins
Desperate Housewives (May 17, ABC)
Flashing forward, backward and sideways is so yesterday, so Housewives will have to stoop to tried-and-true plot twists to wow the Wisteria Lane faithful. Right? Wrong. Using words such as “killer” and “fantastic” to sum up the two-hour finale, Neal McDonough (who plays Edie’s murderous hubby, Dave) told us, “What [series creator] Marc Cherry has come up with is amazing. The fans are going to love it.” But will a certain Housewife love the surprising news her doctor has for her? Source: TV Guide Online
Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Everybody Says Don’t / If It’s Only in Your Head (Season finale)
Airdate: May 17, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.
Hour 1 written by John Pardee and Joey Murphy; directed by Bethany Rooney; Hour 2 written by Jeffrey Richman; directed by David Grossman
The previous four finales have featured eight deaths, four characters held at gunpoint, three weddings, three new kids, two women arrested, two affairs revealed, the beginning of an affair, an engagement, an almost-engagement, a kidnapping, a fake suicide, a fake pregnancy, a hit and run, over a hundred thousand in stolen drug money, and a woman attacked with a hockey stick.
Gaby’s niece Ana (Maiara Walsh) moves in with her.
Orson threatens to blackmail Bree over the robbery she committed. A menacing thug threatens Orson to stay away from Bree. Bree can’t comprehend the beating Orson receives. Richard Burgi guest stars as Karl.
Lynette’s upset with Tom’s idea that he go back to school, but she eventually adapts. Is Lynette’s cancer back? Nope, she’s pregnant!
Susan accepts Dave’s “friendly” gesture. Gale Harold continues to appear as Jackson. Lily Tomlin appears as Roberta. Dave’s finally ready to have his revenge, and both Susan and MJ are in danger. Before Mike and Katherine can elope, he’s called away to deal with an emergency. The mystery comes to an end.
Reportedly, the show has dropped the plan to have a character from the first two seasons return in the show’s final five minutes. Instead, the season will, however, end with a jaw-dropping twist that Marc Cherry came up with at the last minute.
Near the end of the show, DH will take a small step into the future; nowhere near as much as five years, but perhaps more like the six months between the end of season 2 and the start of season 3, or even the one month jump near the beginning of season 4. In the final minutes, a couple will marry.
‘Desperate Housewives’ Season 5 Finale Preview
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Susan asks Mike whether he really loves Katherine, Lynette wonders if it’s cancer coming back and Dave makes a confession, in the 2-hour season finale of ‘Desperate Housewives’.
There will be a two-hour event on Sunday, May 17 for the last two episodes of “Desperate Housewives” season 5. “Everybody Says Don’t” airs first at 9/8c, followed by “If It’s Only in Your Head” at 10/9c. In “Everybody”, Lynette is upset with Tom for his latest “bright idea”. Orson threatens to blackmail Bree, and Susan accepts Dave’s “friendly” gesture. In “Head”, as Lynette adapts to Tom’s decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gaby’s niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ’s lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave. “Desperate Housewives” has been renewed for a 6th season by ABC. Whether or not her character is really in danger that she may not be back next season, Teri Hatcher told E! Online, “I intend on having a job on Desperate Housewives next year, but it’s definitely (a) dramatic (finale).”
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Dave takes care of Jackson (Gale Harold).
WILL DAVE’S PLANS TO AVENGE HIS WIFE AND CHILD’S DEATH COME TO FRUITION?, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”
ABC concludes the season of “Desperate Housewives” in a highly anticipated two-hour telecast, SUNDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
n the first hour, entitled “Everybody Says Don’t” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Gaby runs into an old acquaintance who’s lost everything, Lynette is upset with Tom for his latest “bright idea,” Orson threatens to blackmail Bree, and Susan accepts Dave’s “friendly” gesture. The season’s mystery and suspense come to a shocking end in the second hour, “If It’s Only in Your Head” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), as Lynette adapts to Tom’s decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gaby’s niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ’s lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave.
Clips of this telecast will be available at http://www.abcmedianet.com the week prior to air.
“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair, Neal McDonough as Dave, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Charlie Carver as Porter Scavo, Max Carver as Preston Scavo, Joshua Moore as Parker Scavo and Kendall Applegate as Penny Scavo.
Guest starring in “Everybody Says Don’t” are Gale Harold as Jackson Braddock, Richard Burghi as Karl and Lily Tomlin as Roberta. The episode was directed by Bethany Rooney and written by John Pardee and Joey Murphy.
Guest stars in “If It’s Only in Your Head” are tbd. The episode was directed by David Grossman and written by Jeffrey Richman.
In the first hour, entitled “Everybody Says Don’t” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Gaby runs into an old acquaintance who’s lost everything, Lynette is upset with Tom for his latest “bright idea,” Orson threatens to blackmail Bree, and Susan accepts Dave’s “friendly” gesture. The season’s mystery and suspense come to a shocking end in the second hour, “If It’s Only in Your Head” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), as Lynette adapts to Tom’s decision to go back to school, Orson takes a beating that Bree cannot comprehend, Gaby’s niece moves to Wisteria Lane, and Susan and MJ’s lives are in grave danger at the hands of Dave. Guest starring in “Everybody Says Don’t” are Gale Harold as Jackson Braddock, Richard Burghi as Karl and Lily Tomlin as Roberta. Guest stars in “If It’s Only in Your Head” are tbd. Source: ABC
Please clue us in on the Desperate Housewives finale! Will Lynette be adding to her clan? MICKEY: Read this and see if you still think that Marc Cherry would knock up the pregnancy-prone (and -averse) Lynette a fourth time. During that pregnant pause, I’ll tell you that a character from Seasons 1 and 2 will show up in the last scene of the finale, and I’m hearing that he/she will be presented in a very different light — that is, probably fully clothed. Source: TV Guide Online
Seems a major character from the series’ first two seasons will return in the last five minutes of next month’s finale for a huge surprise. “DH” creator Marc Cherry wouldn’t say who, but when the panel moderator brought “Gaby’s gardener boy John” up, Cherry smirked and said, “Well I think we’re done here.” Does this mean Jesse Metcalfe is coming back to Fairview? Or was Mr. Cherry just throwing us off the trail of the returning character’s real identity? An insider tells me to expect Metcalfe back. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Kyle MacLachlan teases, “I think Orson is much more dangerous than Dave. I’m sorry, I like Neal [McDonough] very much, but in terms of danger quotient, Orson can do things with a gas mask, watch out!” Sounds like a mystery for next season, especially since Orson is to blame for Edie’s death. “As far as the scripts go, now they haven’t really addressed it, but I have a feeling it’s going to come back to haunt me,” adds Kyle. (Watch With Kristin)
Gabrielle’s niece, Ana’s first episode will be the season finale, but she’ll be back for an arc in the fall. (TV Guide)
‘Housewives’ wedding mystery: Who’s getting hitched?
It may not be a game-changer along the lines of last year’s five-year time jump, but this should still get the kids talking: Desperate Housewives will conclude its season on May 17 with a surprise wedding, sources confirm to me exclusively. The nuptials are so top secret that even members of the show’s cast and crew don’t know who’s walking down the aisle. “People are being told on a need-to-know basis,” whispers a Housewives insider. “Marc [Cherry] doesn’t want a repeat of last year when the flash-forward thing leaked.” His hard-line approach seems to be working: I don’t have the foggiest idea who’s getting hitched.
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Season 6 spoilers
ABC has picked up the show for a sixth season.
Julie (Andrea Bowen) will be back. Karl (Richard Burgi) will be back for many episodes.
Maiara Walsh continues to be a series regular as Gabrielle’s niece Ana.
Katherine becomes insecure as Mike pulls away from her.
While DH creator Marc Cherry had hoped to bring back a character in the final minutes of season 5, that’s not happening, but he’d like to bring back the character midway through next season.
I’m really worried about Susan after last night’s episode of Desperate Housewives. Dave is out for blood. What’s the scoop? Never fear, Teri Hatcher doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. “I intend on having a job on Desperate Housewives next year, but it’s definitely [a] dramatic [finale],” she tells us. As we teased before, Susan’s not the only one in trouble on Wisteria Lane, so the real question you should be asking is, How far does Dave cross the line. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Any word on if they’re going to replace Edie on Desperate Housewives next season?
While that does seem to be a common occurrence on our favorite fictional street, Teri Hatcher wants to make sure fans know that Nicollette Sheridan‘s Edie cannot be replaced. “I don’t think you can go at it like ‘replacing her.’ It will open up an arena for new, imaginative things to happen.” But Brenda Strong teased, “I think Wisteria Lane will definitely be shy of an Edie. I don’t think anything is written in stone, but there’s room for a new neighbor.” Thoughts on who should move in this time around? Source: Kristin on E!Online
I hope Dave dies on Desperate Housewives; he’s too dangerous for Wisteria Lane!
Oh you think Dave is dangerous? Well, if he does kick the bucket, there’s someone else the residents of Wisteria Lane should be watching out for. Kyle MacLachlan teases, “I think Orson is much more dangerous than Dave. I’m sorry, I like Neal [McDonough] very much, but in terms of danger quotient, Orson can do things with a gas mask, watch out!” Sounds like a mystery for next season, especially since Orson is to blame for Edie’s death. “As far as the scripts go, now they haven’t really addressed it, but I have a feeling it’s going to come back to haunt me,” adds Kyle. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Question: Please give some good Desperate Housewives scoops! Is it true that Bree is going to have an affair with Karl?
Ausiello: Can’t confirm an affair. Can confirm a kiss.
Question: Are Mike and Susan ever going to get back together on Desperate Housewives? I’m really thinking of tanking the show next year if not. Give us some good news, please!
Ausiello: James Denton and Teri Hatcher told us at PaleyFest ’09 that it’s “inevitable” the two will reunite, but neither had specifics on when. “It’s always been Marc Cherry’s plan to have them together by the end of the show,” said Hatcher. “But I think the road getting there is getting bumpier and bumpier.” Added Denton: “I think there will definitely be at least another near miss for them, but for the rest of the season and the near future, it is Mike and Katherine. They are getting pretty secure. We are already living together. And I think there may be some engagement news on the horizon.”
Is Dave going after Susan now on Desperate Housewives?
As far as the fate of Susan, Teri Hatcher tells us she expects to have a job next year, but, “You should be worried. It’s an ending with lots of peril, but it’s not just Susan who’s involved.” Plus, James Denton says, “[What Dave does is] really creepy. It’s more creepy than going after Susan. It’s actually a little scarier than that.” What could be scarier than harming Susan Mayer? Well when we asked Neal McDonough if there would be kidnapping involved he replied, “Certainly. Without question.” With rumors speculating that Katherine (Dana Delaney) may be pregnant, it seems likely that Dave tries to steal Mike’s family in retribution for what Mike did to Dave’s family. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Amanda in Miami: Is Dave going to live through the finale of Desperate Housewives? James Denton certainly doesn’t think so, “I don’t see how he can. What he does is so wrong. I’m afraid we’re going to lose another great actor because I don’t know how we can keep him around. He’s too evil. What he does is pretty despicable.” Will you miss Dave on Wisteria Lane, or are you happy that the psycho’s going down? Source: Kristin on E!Online
Question: Got any scoop on Desperate Housewives‘ season finale?
Ausiello: Lily Tomlin returns to help her sis, Mrs. McCluskey, solve the Crazy Dave mystery once and for all. They better hurry up, ’cause I hear Edie’s widower is going to take Susan on an impromptu fishing trip. Because if it’s one thing we’ve learned over the past five seasons it’s that Susan loves to fish. Source: The Ausiello Files
Marc Cherry says a major character from the first 2 seasons is back in the last 5 minutes of the finale and you’ll be shocked!
Neighborhood gossip, you guys…
A little Wisteria Lane scoop, coming to you straight from The Paley Festival where “Desperate Housewives” was just honored: Seems a major character from the series’ first two seasons will return in the last five minutes of next month’s finale for a huge surprise. “DH” creator Marc Cherry wouldn’t say who, but when the panel moderator brought “Gaby’s gardener boy John” up, Cherry smirked and said, “Well I think we’re done here.” Does this mean Jesse Metcalfe is coming back to Fairview? Or was Mr. Cherry just throwing us off the trail of the returning character’s real identity? An insider tells me to expect Metcalfe back. I’ve contacted ABC for comment and will let you know when I hear more. But in the meantime, shall we weigh other possibilities? Will Rex Van De Kamp rise from the dead to demand profits from Bree’s business which bares his name? Could Paul or Zach Young come a knockin’? Anyway, let’s talk about this. If John Rowland is returning, one must wonder, for what possible reason?
UPDATE: ABC has no comment.
Thank you, Dana Delaney. The Desperate Housewives star hit the red carpet for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards tonight in Los Angeles and was in quite a gossipy mood.
Dana confirmed a few Wisteria Lane rumors that have been floating around for the past two days, and here’s how it went down. [Don't read past the jump if you don't want it spoiled.]
We hear your character, Katherine, might be pregnant on the show. Is that true?
I heard that one today too. I think that would be really a miracle if I got pregnant. I do know that Mike [James Denton] and I have a romantic announcement.
You and Mike are getting engaged?
But, aren’t Susan [Teri Hatcher] and Jackson [Gale Harold] getting engaged?
And, Katherine and Mike are getting engaged too?
So, that’s a yes to you’re both getting engaged?
Yes. I hope I don’t get in trouble.
How does your proposal go down?
It’s funny the way it goes down. Let’s say that Katherine knows what she’s doing.
Wait, do you propose to him?
[She gave us a coy look, raised her eyebrows and laughed.]
I’ll take that as a maybe.
Actually, the proposal is very Mike-like. That’s all I’ll say.
Before you get too excited, consider this: Just because there are two proposals doesn’t necessarily mean there will be two answers of “yes” to those proposals or two weddings.
We caught up with Teri Hatcher at the Desperate Housewives Paley Fest panel on Saturday afternoon and asked her if she says “yes” to Jackson’s proposal, and she told us, “I can’t tell you that.” But she did dish this: “The first scene where [Gale's] back on the street is really spicy. It was really great to see him again and I think all that came across on film, so it’s great to have him back.”
If Susan and Jackson do get hitched, show creator Marc Cherry might end up putting a wrench in their happiness down the road. On the topic of Susan and Mike getting back together, Marc told the Paley audience, “The idea is we’ll get back there. I don’t know when. If ABC makes a deal with all of us, it looks like we have a few years to play this out, so I would imagine at some point in time Susan and Mike will find their way back in each other’s universe.
Denton hopes to be back in Hatcher’s universe sometime soon too. He tells us, “I loved working with Teri for the first four seasons and hopefully will continue to. I think in the big picture, most people hope Mike and Susan will make their way back around to each other, but right now it’s Mike and Katherine. Mike and Katherine are a weird couple which is kind of fun, but it makes sense because Katherine is the anti-Susan. She’s very stable, there’s no drama, so it’s easy to see why Mike is drawn to her.”
What do you think of the two potential engagements? Do you like these couples, or do you hope that Susan and Mike will find their way back to each other one day?E!Online
Episode 5.19: Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know Airdate: April 19, 2009
As the women look back on Edie’s life, Susan recalls their first meeting, Lynette reflects on a memorable night out, Bree is reminded of the thoughtfulness she bestowed upon Orson, and Gaby remembers fondly a night of friendly competition. (ABC)
Written by Matt Berry; directed by Larry Shaw
We’ll again see Edie’s son Travers (Stephen Lunsford), as the women of Wisteria Lane head to his boarding school to bring him his mother’s ashes In a flashback, Bree visits Orson in prison. Bree recalls the thoughtfulness Edie bestowed upon Orson. In a flashback, Tom may or may not be cheating with a woman played by Sarah Knowlton. Gabrielle recalls a time she and Edie had a friendly competition in a bar over which one could get more men interested in her. Jesse Metcalfe returns as John. Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten) and Lee (Kevin Rahm) both appear.
Episode 5.20: Rose’s Turn Airdate: April 26, 2009
Carlos finds Lynette in a precarious position, which she chooses to hide from Tom; Gaby hastily covers for Tom’s coy behavior; Orson tries to hide the truth about his wounds from Bree; Katherine confesses to Mike, which leads to a surprising realization; and Susan confides her dark secret in Dave. (ABC)
‘Desperate Housewives’ 5.20 Preview: Carlos Sees Naked Lynette
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Post Edie’s death, the ‘Desperate Housewives’ as well as the men suffer the consequences of keeping a secret.
“Desperate Housewives” returned last night with the farewell of Edie Britt, but next week the drama still continues without the departed. In “Rose’s Turn” that airs April 26, covering up the truth leads to unexpected consequences. Carlos finds Lynette in a precarious position, which she chooses to hide from Tom. Gaby hastily covers for Tom’s coy behavior. Orson tries to hide the truth about his wounds from Bree. Katherine confesses to Mike, which leads to a surprising realization, and Susan confides her dark secret in Dave.
“Desperate Housewives” had its panel attending Paley Festival on Saturday, April 18. Creator Marc Cherry said to the audience that there’s a chance Mike and Susan “will find their way back in each other’s universe.” However, later during 20th GLAAD Media Awards where the show was honored, Dana Delany dished to E! Online that there will be two engagements, which are Katherine and Mike as well as Jackson and Susan.
Written by Dave Flebotte; directed by David Warren
Orson attempts to hide the truth about his wounds from Bree. Rose (Gloria LeRoy), an elderly woman, recalls chasing Orson out of her home and then seeing Edie die in a terrible accident. Orson doesn’t think anyone will believe the woman’s story as she has dementia. One of the women gets her car pulled over by the police for a minor matter, but the officer discovers a picnic basket of guns and knives in the car. Lynette falls in the shower, and Carlos saves Lynette. Chaos ensues as Carlos saw Lynette naked — and liked what he saw! Lynette doesn’t tell Tom what happened. Gabrielle covers for Tom’s coy behavior. Gabrielle and Tom attend a local garden club, where Tom insults Gabrielle. Katherine confesses to Mike, which leads to a surprising revelation. Susan reveals her dark secret to Dave.
Episode 5.21: Bargaining Airdate: May 3, 2009
Bree sinks to a new low to retain the best lawyer; Gaby’s vanity is put to the test when she makes a deal with daughter Juanita; Lynette and Tom negotiate sex; Katherine deceives Mike to win his heart; Jackson walks back into Susan’s life with a proposal; and an unexpected visit sends Dave to do some bargaining of his own. Gale Harold guest stars as Jackson Braddock. Source: ABC
Written by David Schladweiler; directed by David Grossman
Gabrielle’s not wearing any makeup, as she wants to teach Juanita the value of inner beauty. But when the Solises attend an event in their honor at the country club, and the mayor and his wife see her, she’s desperate to put on some makeup. A woman at the event isn’t eager to share her makeup with Gaby. Bree’s seeking a divorce, and isn’t happy to learn from her lawyer that Orson will receive half her company. Bree goes to great lengths to get the best lawyer. Lynette and Tom negotiate sex. An unexpected visit complicates Dave’s life. Jackson (Gale Harold) is back with a proposal for Susan. Katherine deceives Mike to win his heart.
Episode 5.22: Marry Me a Little Airdate: May 10, 2009
[Connie, who has a secret agenda, will be played by Gilmore Girls' Liz Torrez.] Source: TV Guide Online
We’ll meet several members of Carlos’s family, including his aunt Connie (Liz Torres). Problems develop between Carlos, Gabrielle, and his family. Susan wants to marry Jackson (Gale Harold) to avoid his deportation, but the arrival of an INS agent halts their plans. Mike and Katherine get good news. An old friend of Tom’s had plastic surgery and both he and his much younger girlfriend are happy with it. When Tom considers getting surgery himself, Lynette reacts by bringing in a guy whose plastic surgery went awry.
Bree goes to extremes to hide her true intentions from Orson; Susan and Jackson put on an act for the authorities; Lynette is shocked at the lengths Tom will go to in order to look younger; Katherine masks the truth from Mike, afraid to lose him; and Dave is on edge when he learns a key witness to his misdeeds surfaces. Gale Harold guest stars as Jackson Braddock. Source: ABC
Paul Ryan has been cast and has finished filming for the part of Bruce. Bruce works in Lynette’s office and is the epitome of wind-blown plastic surgery. Lynette brings him over to the house to help convince Tom that plastic surgery is the wrong idea. It’s quite an “up-lifting” performance.
‘Desperate Housewives’ 5.22 Preview: Bree to Rob Her Own House
Assisted by Karl, Bree plans everything to prevent Orson from getting half of her property, all new in ‘Desperate Housewives’.
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Everyday is a masquerade in “Desperate Housewives“. In “Marry Me a Little” that airs May 10, Bree goes to extremes to hide her true intentions from Orson and she will stop at nothing to get what she wants, including robbing her own house and suggesting a murder. Meanwhile, Susan and Jackson put on an act for the authorities. Lynette is shocked at the lengths Tom will go to in order to look younger. Katherine masks the truth from Mike, afraid to lose him and Dave is on edge when he learns a key witness to his misdeeds surfaces. Gale Harold was officially back to the show on Sunday, May 3 after having a fatal motorcycle accident in October last year. His character Jackson steps right back in Susan’s life to ask for a hand in marriage.
Orson must’ve contracted one of those contagious strains of kleptomania, ’cause I’m getting some fuzzy intel that Bree is about to participate in a burglary. Source: The Ausiello Files
Are Mike and Katherine in it for the long haul on Desperate Housewives?
According to Dana Delany, the two seem to be here to stay. “I don’t think they know what the finale is yet. We have two more [episodes] left. I love working with Jamie Denton (Mike), and I hope that that continues, and I think it will because we had a nice little scene this week that we shot where we get good news.” Hmmm, now what sort of good news might that be? Usually when a couple becomes engaged they don’t refer to it as “getting good news.” We’re thinking it might be something more along the lines of a little bundle of joy.E!Online
We’ll meet Gabrielle’s teenage niece Ana (Maiara Walsh). Look for her to be a series regular next season. A menacing thug threatens a man on behalf of a woman. Thug: A menacing thug in his 30′s – 40, he makes serious threats to someone. Homeless Guy: In his 40′s – 60, he’s a man in a homeless shelter. Source: SpoilerTV
This episode will film between 13th and 23rd of April
[FRAN] A former Wisteria Lane resident in her late 30’s to mid 40s, she once had it all. After a series of misfortunes, she is forced to live on the streets. When mistaken for an alcoholic or drug addict, she keeps her dignity intact and warns her story could happen to anyone.9 GUEST STAR
[THUG] A menacing thug in his 30’s – 40, he makes serious threats to someone. Co-Star
[HOMELESS GUY] In his 40’s – 60, he’s a man in a homeless shelter. 1 Line, 1 Scene.SpoilerTV
Season 5 spoilers
Lily Tomlin returns as Mrs. McCluskey’s sister Roberta.
Look for Mike and Katherine to possibly become engaged.
Bree is having an affair with Susan’s first husband, Karl! Look for Richard Burgi to be around for multiple episodes this season, and possibly next season as well.
Dave has been going after the wrong person.