‘Greek’ returns with Janeane Garofalo, Jesse McCartney & a straight character changing teams!
Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
It may be the end of March in your world and mine, but in the CRUniverse, it’s the end of summer and school is almost back in session. Casey’s Washington internship has run its course, Rusty’s camp counseling days have drawn to a close and the Cartwright kids are heading back to campus tonight. In preparation for “Greek“‘s return, Korbi spent some time with show creator and lover of pop culture, Mr. Sean Smith, who gave me the inside word on what’s going down in this next cycle of episodes. It is because of him that I can answer some of your reader questions right this minute…
Korbi, Is it true that Janeane Garofalo is doing an episode of “Greek”?
It is. “Greek” is taking us into the classroom at Cyprus Roades this semester and it is there that we’ll find Ms. Garofalo. Playing a Women Studies professor, she crosses paths with Casey, who may be looking to develop more of a feminist perspective… and Cappie, who is definitely just looking to develop more female relationships. “It’s his intention of course to go in and study the women as opposed to partaking of Women Studies,” Sean Smith laughed. “[Janeane] is just hysterical and she calls him out the second she sees him. Something to the effect of, every semester there’s some guy who comes into this class and he fails academically and otherwise. Good luck!”
Any chance of Jen K. coming back?
I don’t think so. Sean said the ghost of Jen K. is behind Rusty. “Greek” will introduce a new transfer student for Rusty to pursue. He meets her in art history class and she presents him with quite a challenge. It’s love at first site for our little guy. But she’s got her eye on someone else. Watch the clip below to find out who… yes, it’s CRU’s freshman football recruit Andy, played by Jesse McCartney.
How many “Greek” episodes are we getting this season?
12. We’ll be halfway through the first semester of Casey’s senior year/Rusty’s sophomore year when this cycle ends.
When will Cappie and Casey get back together?
TBD, my friend. TBD. That’s what Sean told me when I asked him if we could see Cap and Case reunited romantically long before the series ends. For now, Casey and Max are still very much in love. But declining his Cal Tech grant to be with her may not have been the best idea. There are bad days ahead for them and Cappie will be the guy she turns to for advice. “They kind of become each other’s go-to people,” Sean explained. “I felt it was necessary to push their relationship a little more, which we do in this cycle. There’s definitely advancement.”
Do you think it would be possible for Evan and Cappie to ever call a truce of sorts? Or has there just been too much animosity built up over the years for them to just forgive and forget?
Actually, Casey isn’t the only person turning to Cap for help. When Evan’s brother Patrick (Robert Hoffman) shows up at CRU this season, he puts Ev in a position where he really needs someone to talk to. Of course, longtime fans know that he and Cappie have a history, so Cap kind of understands what Evan is dealing with better than any of the other kids do. “I think there’s a thaw [between them],” Sean said. “You know, I love their rapport and the cattiness of it. I don’t want to see them become like best buds, because then it’d just be boring. But there’s less contentiousness between them. It’s not quite as antagonistic as it was before.”
I want Cappie and Rebecca on “Greek” to get back together.
Don’t think that’s in the cards, but they will remain friends… even though one of them is going to steal a potential love interest from the other. Mhmm.
I’m hoping we haven’t seen the last of Tegan. Any word on Charisma Carpenter returning to “Greek”?
We won’t see Charisma in this batch of episodes, but that doesn’t mean she’s done with the show. There’s always next cycle. We will, however, meet a few other ZBZ alums, including Frannie’s big sis who comes back to CRU for her wedding — Sean said she’s hysterical — and another former sister who will catch the eye of two of “Greek”‘s main characters… the two I was just talking about.
Any good “Greek” guest stars coming up?
Besides Janeane Garofalo? Helen Slater (aka Supergirl) is playing a visiting professor and Dean Bowman (aka Cameron Frye, aka Alan Ruck) will pop up in the most surprising of ways. P.S. Ashleigh apparently has a crush on him.
Will Calvin get together with someone new this season on “Greek”?
Indeed. And so will Ashleigh. And so will Dale!
I’m not a fan of Max, but I did enjoy how Cappie and Dale bonded over his lameness. Are we gonna see more Cap n’ Dale this season?
Apparently Cap and Dale are much closer than we’ve ever realized…
Spencer Grammer, Greek
What’s new with the gals and guys? For one, fresh off her D.C. internship, Casey’s looking to make a drastic change in her collegiate life.
“She wants to buckle down and really start studying,” Spencer Grammer previews in this video Q&A. “She decides to take less of a stand [at the sorority] and develop into her own person.”
Grammer talks about whether castmate Michael Rady’s increasingly busy dance card means that Casey’s romance with Max is 100-percent over. Also, she shares a peek at how Frannie’s shocking bid to start up her own sorority is, well, far easier said than done.
Next, Spencer confirms that one of the ZBZ gals will have a crisis of sexuality, “and Casey might placate that in a fun, playful way.” The storyline, she teases, “will be an audience-pleaser for everyone.” And how.
The sit-down continues with Grammer raving about new addition Jesse McCartney and teasing how Casey and Cappie’s push-me/pull-you romance will “come to a head in the season finale.”
Last but far from least, I trot out Grammer’s sexy new lad-mag photo, which she claims she did all in the name of “trying to pull in a new audience” for Greek. Dare say, it just might work.
Kaitlyn in West Hollywood: Greek returns tonight, any scoop? Does Jesse McCartney stick around for a while?
Jesse McCartney will only be hanging out on Greek for six episodes, but that’s just enough time for him to choose a frat. Jesse teases, “Calvin is trying to get me to join the Omega Chi fraternity. Then there is Rusty, who is trying to get me to join Kappa Tau. It’s definitely safe to say it’s between those two. He goes where you probably don’t expect him to go.” Which house do you think? Source: Kristin on E!Online
Any scoop on Jesse McCartney’s role on Greek?
Andy (Jesse McCartney) and Rusty are going toe-to-toe. They are both going after the same girl, Jordan, but only one will be victorious! Speaking of stealing women, Evan and Rebecca are spending plenty of quality time together this season, including a late-night break-in to get Rebecca’s car out of lockup.
When is Greek coming back and can you tell me if Casey and Cappie will be together?
March 30th. And no, they won’t be together. Max is sticking around for the season. But the flame between Casey and Cappie is still lit and we’ll see evidence of that in the months to come. Also, we know the Max thing can’t last forever, since Michael Rady (the actor who plays him) has joined the CW’s Melrose Place remake as a regular. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Can you tell me some info about what will happen during next season’s Greek?
MATT: Hopefully you caught my recent Q&A with Scott Michael Foster (no relation to Chad Michael Murray), who revealed some of what’s to come for Cappie. Also see if this floats your boat: Casey’s other ex, Evan, has a big story ahead of him — and he’s getting an older brother, to be played by Step Up 2 stud Robert Hoffman. Source: TV Guide
“We’ll finally be out of Rusty’s freshman year,” reveals Greek creator Sean Smith of season 2.5, which kicks off next March. “When we return, it’s the fall of his second year and Casey and the upperclassmen’s fourth. It’ll be a whole new year, with rush (like the pilot) all over again, new pledges, new fun!” And what about Dale? “He’ll definitely be around,” says Smith. “Only this year he’s living in Calhoun Hall as Rusty moves into the Kappa Tau house.” And just like God said in the finale, Rusty and Dale will be roommates again. But with a twist. And a funny one at that. Source: Ausiello Files
Episode 2.11: Take Me Home, Cyprus-Rhodes Airdate: March 30, 2009
- After her summer internship, Casey returns to campus with secret plans to move out of the ZBZ house. However she fears hurting Ashleigh at a time when she needs her most, as the drama with Frannie’s new sorority is heating up, causing Ashleigh to enlist a secret spy – a spy that Casey isn’t sure can truly be trusted. Meanwhile Calvin introduces his high school friend and new Cyprus-Rhodes freshman Andy (Jesse McCartney) to Rusty, who takes an instant liking to him and encourages Andy to join KT. But Andy gets locked in an epic battle for brotherhood, as Evan, upon seeing just how in demand Andy is on campus, wants him join Omega Chi. What lengths will Calvin and Rusty go to to win Andy’s pledge? Having spent his summer as a camp counselor, alongside guest star Ken Marino, Rusty begins his sophomore year on campus by finally moving into the Kappa Tau house. However, he struggles to reconcile how he will balance the pressures of his engineering major with living in the fraternity. Source: ABC Family
Episode 2.12: From Rushing With Love Airdate: April 6, 2009
Now a sophomore, Rusty gets to participate in Rush Week for the first time and he is determined to land Andy as a pledge for Kappa Tau, but Calvin feels the pressure from Evan to get Andy to pledge Omega Chi. Who will prevail in the battle for the big man on campus? Ashleigh and Casey start to doubt Rebecca’s “mole” abilities and begin to question whether she’s actually a double-agent for Frannie’s new sorority when the ZBZ girls’ rush week Project Runway fashion skit is successfully sabotaged by Frannie. Source: ABC Family
Episode 2.13: Engendered Species Airdate: April 13, 2009
- When Casey discovers that Cappie is taking the same women’s studies class — taught by Professor Freeman (Janeane Garofalo) — she knows that it will complicate her relationship with Max. As a result, Casey decides to enlist the help of her new professor to help Max and Cappie get along. Will her plan work? Meanwhile, Rusty starts his first elective class in Art History, and as a lucky bonus meets a pretty new transfer student, Jordan (Johanna Braddy). Although he’s nervous about talking to her, he finds the courage to invite her to a KT party. But the night of the party he learns that some guys have all the luck, namely the new KT pledge, Andy. At the ZBZ house, Ashleigh hires a new hasher, Fisher (Andrew J. West), who draws a lot of attention from the sisters of ZBZ — but Fisher only has eyes for Ashleigh. Source: ABC Family