Shocking an audience is a difficult thing to do these days, so constantly titillated are our imaginations. But with so many series reinventing the traditional format, losing a main character is often a surefire way to leave audiences with mouths agape. Most recently, The Good Wife saw leading character Will Gardner (Josh Charles) die, and Homeland lost one of its main driving forces, maybe-terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). While these unexpected character deaths rattled audiences, it’s yet to be seen how their respective shows will carry on without them. Read more…
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Scandal (Sept. 25)
Where the show left off: We learned that Papa Pope (Joe Morton) helped plan the death of Jerry, Jr., which in turn, caused the country to find empathy for President Fitz (Tony Goldwin). Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) got on a private jet with Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) and we have no idea where they went. Oh, and we’re pretty sure Harrison (Columbus Short) is dead.
Major questions: Where did Olivia and Jake go? Will their getaway spark some romance? What is the status of Fitz’s marriage to Mellie (Bellamy Young)?
What we hope happens: Olivia will have a steamy but short-lived romance with Jake on their getaway, then come running back into the arms of Fitz, and they will finally run away to the Vermont house he built for her. What? A girl can dream… -T.F.
Parenthood (Sept. 25)
Where the show left off: After a season’s worth of marital struggles, Joel (Sam Jaeger) and Julia (Erika Christensen) seemed to be inching towards giving their relationship another try. Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) made progress with their plans to open their own school, while Amber (Mae Whitman) was seen shopping for pregnancy tests. Oh, and Haddie (Sarah Ramos) is dating the founder of Rookie Mag.
Major questions: Is Amber pregnant? Will Joel and Julia get back together? Will someone in the Braverman family die?
What we hope happens: Since it’s the final season, I hope the Bravermans find resolution across all fronts, but not before I can enjoy the cathartic experience of crying my eyes out while simultaneously shaking my head at Sarah (Lauren Graham) picking up yet another unlikely career/hobby. Creator Jason Katims has recruited many of his Friday Night Live cast members over the course of the series, so why not go out with a bang and have Adam share a beer and some fatherly advice with Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler)? My heart would sing. -EE
Revenge (Sept. 28)
Where the show left off: Holy David Clarke. Now this is a twist if I ever saw one. After an entire series of believing otherwise, we learn David Clarke (James Tupper) is actually alive when he stabs and kills Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny). And I will say, he looks damn good in his old age.
Major questions: How did David Clarke get away with being alive this whole time? When will Emily (Emily VanCamp) find out? Will Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) find out? How will they react when they do?
What we hope happens: David finds Emily in a magical reuniting scene, after which they team up with Nolan (Gabriel Mann) and take down the Grayson’s for good. And seeing the look of complete and utter shock and disbelief when Victoria sees David alive. -T.F.
Homeland (Oct. 5)
Where the show left off: Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) watched as her fugitive lover, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), was killed in a public execution. Carrie also decided to have her beloved Brody’s baby and was promoted to head a CIA station in Istanbul.
Major questions: Will Carrie have a new shady love interest? What will happen with moving the show’s action from Washington, D.C. to another locale?
What we hope happens: I just hope the writers can keep us engaged in the post-Brody era.-Rahsheeda Ali
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How is Eric doing on daddy duty?
He does more than what I thought he was ever capable of and I thought he was going to be amazing. He’ll change every diaper, he’ll try to get up in the middle of the night but I’m like, “Babe you have practice tomorrow, no! I will do it.”
How did your world change after being on your reality show?
Before, I really didn’t have that big of a female fan base. Women hated me. I wanted songs to empower women and they just rejected them. But, when everyone came to me with the [reality] show idea I was like, “Maybe if girls got to know me, they wouldn’t be this way.” All of a sudden I had this huge female fan base and girls wanting to be my friend. I mean if they only knew, I just wanna hang out with them. I’m the girl next door that wants to braid your hair.
How do you stay connected to your Southern roots through the chaos of fame?
It’s all I know. I grew up that way and I don’t think you fix what ain’t broke. I like being Southern, I like going to Cracker Barrel — I mean that’s just how I am. I think what keeps me from going into that whole Hollywood scene is that I’m probably a little intimidated by it. I’d probably walk in there and wouldn’t know what to do.
Were you a fan of reality TV before your show?
I watched Newlyweds — that was my favorite reality show. Because I love Jessica Simpson, I’m obsessed with her. And I liked The Girls Next Door, they were all so nice to each other and love each other. That’s what it’s about.
The Kardashians are the royal family of reality TV these days. Were you a fan of them before your show? Why do you think they’re still going strong after all these years?
They’re all absolutely beautiful and they’re a really tight family, you know? I don’t know how many people out there are really that close with their family but they’re obviously doing something right.
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