Matt's Inside Line on NCIS, True Blood, Once, Revolution, Rookie Blue, Burn Notice and More

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Matt's Inside Line on NCIS, True Blood, Once, Revolution, Rookie Blue, Burn Notice and More
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Matt's Inside Line on NCIS, True Blood, Once, Revolution, Rookie Blue, Burn Notice and More

How is Revolution fortifying its ranks for Season 2? Who might Once Upon a Time‘s pirate captain Hook up with? Is True Blood‘s Sarah in for a surprise? Is a new NCIS romance ahead? Will Rookie Blue get a blast from the past? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

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Revolution | The Season 1 finale has yet to air, and already NBC’s freshman hit is busy recruiting reinforcements for the battles yet to come. Season 2 casting calls have gone out for the possibly series regular role of Gene, a folsky, 60something doctor from a small Texas town, as well as the recurring characters of Cynthia (a religious single mom), Annabeth (a femme fatale who runs an entertainment “mecca” of sorts), Titus (a slightly psychotic professor) and a handsome sheriff in his 30s. As for Monday’s season-ender itself, Elizabeth Mitchell assures us, “Forces collide…. Forces most definitely collide!”

And now, reader questions answered….

Longtime reader, first-time question-asker. Would looooove some scoop on Burn Notice‘s final season! –Maia
Welcome to the jungle — and thank you for asking about the season premiere I screened earlier today (and airing June 6). Though the action picks up nine months after the events of the finale, there are flashbacks to explain exactly why Michael re-upped with the agency that burned him — even if it meant ostracizing friends, family and one fab femme. We then in short order meet Adrian Pasdar’s character, a terrorist that lands in Michael’s crosshairs, as well as catch a few glimpses of Fi’s new beau/partner in bounty hunting (played by General Hospital‘s Stephen Martines). All told, the opener is — save for one boffo boner by Ma — quite solid, washing away any bad taste left by the so-so Season 6 finale. Then, in Episode 100 (June 13), you’ll get flashbacks that are sure to top the mornin’ of many a Michael/Fi fan.

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Is it just me, or do you think Hook has feelings for Emma on Once Upon a Time? Any scoop on them would be awesome! –Kelley B
You know my stance on the whole Emma thing: What guy wouldn’t? But where Hook is concerned, seeing as he’s now on a journey with two eligible bachelorettes, the Jolly Roger might transform into the Love Boat. “It’s probably about time he sort of found another love in his life,” Colin O’Donoghue shared with me at season’s end. “But if it was a toss-up between [traveling companions] Regina or Emma, I’m not sure exactly who he’d go for.” Given that Emma is currently reeling from the loss of Neal, “Maybe he’ll have fun with Regina, while he’s waiting for Emma,” the pirate’s portrayer ventures. “Who knows!”

I’m so excited that Anna Camp is returning to True Blood. Any scoop on how Sarah is going to react to Steve coming out of the closet? Or maybe she already knew he was gay all along? –Rashad
God-loving Sarah resurfaces in this season’s third episode and wastes no time tearing into her ex — but it’s his vampiric orientation she seems to have the bigger issue with.

I was wondering if Suburgatory still has a 22-episode order, seeing how it’s been pushed to mid-season. –Stefan
Because it did wind up as a midseason entry, Suburgatory was renewed for just 13 episodes, I am hearing — though with success ABC can always add to that order.

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Got any NCIS scoops, particularly on McGee? –Marla
As revealed in the season finale, Tim’s got himself a new honey. And though show boss Gary Glasberg has yet to decide what “type” the mysterious Delilah is, viewers will eventually get to lay eyes on her. “I’m hoping to pick [that storyline] up and explain more — and hopefully, at some point, we’ll get to meet Delilah, as well,” Glasberg says.

Rookie Blue is back!!! And I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am!! I’m wondering if Luke is going to be a part of this season at all, or have they totally phased his character out? — Allison
Luke (played by Eric Johnson) will definitely be back for a few big episodes this season — including an intense mid-season case featuring one of the ABC drama’s past (and most dangerous) villains.

I love the dynamic between Rizzoli & Isles‘ Jane and Casey. Can you please give us some info on what’s going to happen to them? –Tracie
The June 25 season premiere has a scene (or several) to make you smile… followed by one that will furrow your brow, as it does Jane’s, when Casey reveals an itinerary that will take him out of town, and then some. “Trying to work out whatever it is [they have] — Jane’s not really ready to settle down, and he kind of is — is incredibly difficult to do while he’s back in Afghanistan,” notes Angie Harmon. As for the season a whole, the actress enthuses, “We’ve gone back a bit towards the pilot, as far as going more dramatic. The playful banter is still there, but the cases are a lot more serious — which I’m excited about.”

Are there any scoops yet on the long-lost Season 2 of Unforgettable (premiering July 28)? –Chris
Yes, and this is a fun one: A casting call has gone out for an actress who bears “a strong resemblance” to series lead Poppy Montgomery, to have dinner with me/maybe catch a movie play an elite thief. My guess: Carrie is called on to pass herself off as the burglar on the eve of a major heist.

I know this is being picky, but on Smash who won the Tony Award for best director? Did they even announce it? –Brantley
The acceptance speech played in the background of another scene, but a show rep confirmed for me that neither Tom nor Derek grabbed the trophy in that category.

I’ve seen a few promos for Major Crimes but none have shown Rusty. Is he still around? –Estee
Though the character was the target of some backlash during Season 1 — perhaps a scapegoat for TV’s trend at the time to inundate us with petulant teens — Rusty is back for Season 2. In fact, his fate looms large in the premiere, as Deputy D.A. Emma Rios (played by new series regular/My Name Is Earl alum Nadine Velazquez) vigorously preps the lad for his sure-to-be-difficult/dicey testimony in the Stroh case — and Ms. Rios’ demeanor is not improved a lick when she learns with whom her No. 1 witness has been living!

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