Coming off proposals from Luke and Deacon, Rayna’s got a tough decision to make as Season 3 begins. (Don’t worry: By the end of the premiere, we’ll find out whom, if anyone, she chooses.) On a possibly related note, showrunner Dee Johnson says that Luke’s new back-up singer Pam (Rescue Me’s Brette Taylor) and Deacon “circle each others’ orbits” despite the fact that “they’re very different people.” Meanwhile, Laura Benanti (Go On) comes to town as potential Highway 65 artist Sadie Stone “who is right in that sweet spot of on-the-rise and not-a-newbie-that-has-to-be-groomed,” and Derek Hough’s (DWTS) Noah West attracts attention when the Patsy Cline biopic in which he stars begins filming in Music City. The project is “something that everybody who is anybody is vying for a shot at,” Johnson says. Even Juliette? Because after her hook-up with Jeff and subsequent drama with Avery — and Hayden Panettiere’s confirmed pregnancy — it looks like the series may have a “who’s the daddy?” storyline in the works. “How could you not?” Johnson says, laughing. Speaking of unplanned parenthood, Gunnar’s ex (Spy Kids’ Alexa Vega) arrives in Nashville with a son that might be his… just as Zoey’s about to go on tour for the first time.
BONUS SPOILER | We’ll find out very quickly whether Gunnar’s serenade changed Scarlett’s plans to leave town. “I don’t think necessarily that his plea at the end of the finale was any kind of a magic fix,” Johnson teases.
RETURN DATE | Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c (ABC)
they’re just popular headcanons i think, and i’m a fan of the designs so why not
- fresh new perspective on beloved characters
- helps me develop more diverse character designs as an artist
- great discussions
- which lead to fantastic headcanons
- but also canon compliant woah
- they make people happy
First look: new character posters for Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
elementary • 1.09
—that tea that you made the other day, could you make some more of it?
Lest you think that the introduction of Queen Elsa (Fringe’s Georgina Haig), Anna et al is mere Disney/ABC synergy, series cocreator Adam Horowitz makes clear that where Emma and her fellow Storybrookers “found themselves coming out of Season 3 is incredibly relevant to what the Frozen story is. There are things about Anna and Elsa that resonate within our own characters.” (But wait, wasn’t almost everyone happy when last we tuned in? “That’s what the premiere is for,” taunts Eddy Kitsis.) All told, Season 4’s theme is “Never give up on the people you love” — a notion that perhaps has particular significance for Regina, whose nascent romance with Robin Hood is detoured by Marian’s “resurrection.” Says Kitsis, “It’s going to be complicated and messy, but we hope it’s a hot mess.” Elsewhere, “past history” will test Emma and Hook’s own new relationship, an early episode delves into Belle’s pre-Rumple life and mild-mannered Mary Margaret is going to be presented with “much more responsibility” than just new motherhood.
BONUS SPOILER | Speaking of the Frozen contingent, Kitsis teases, “Somebody [in Storybrooke] will be unhappy to see them, and somebody will be thrilled to see them.”
RETURN DATE | Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c (ABC) (x)
one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty