Have you all recovered from Sunday's heartbreaking episode of The Walking Dead? No? Good, because we haven't either and we still have stuff to talk about.
Thankfully, Sarah Wayne Callies, aka Lori, was nice enough to shed some light on what happens after a key character is killed off the show. And we've also got some intel on what fans will be getting when they tune in for the final episodes of Gossip Girl. All that, plus scoop on Revenge, Parks and Rec, New Girl and more in today's Spoiler Chat:
Amanda in Miami: I can't even with the last episode of Walking Dead!!! Tell me my Rick is going to be OK!
Well, do you want us to tell you he'll be OK or do you want us to tell you the truth? How about we let Sarah Wayne Callies break the news to you. She gave a preview on good ol' Rick's journey for the rest of the season, and it isn't looking pretty. "In the book, Rick goes nuts because she dies. I think the way he goes nuts is pretty cool, and I think we want to see that at some point," she says. But there is a baby to consider, even if it might not be his. Callies reasons that Rick might lose it mentally, but the baby will anchor his sanity. "Will Rick accept the child? Will this child have a chance? I think this is something that [Lori] settled into her own mind. I think she believes that Rick is a man who will not turn his back on a baby."
K.Q.: Thanks for the SWC article. When will we find out the sex and the father of Lori's baby? #walkingdead
Callies says that she believes the next episode is where we find out if the baby is a boy or a girl. As for the sex of the baby, she speculates that we will only know for sure who the father is based on the eyes of the infant. "I think the only definitive way to tell in a world where there are no paternity tests, is if the baby has blue eyes. If there is a brown-eyed baby, there is no way to know. If it's blue eyes, it's Rick's." If you need a lesson in genetics, please get your Google on.
Francesca: Dying for some info on the end of Gossip Girl! Will there be any flashbacks? Flash-forwards?
There will be a flash-sideways where they all meet up in a church to send Jack off to heaven. No. Wait. That was Lost. Jokes! In all seriousness, a source just dropped this scoop: The Gossip Girl finale is two parts: 609 ends with a cliffhanger, then 610. Over the two episodes, there is a dream sequence, a flashback and a flash-forward—maybe more than one of each. Buckle up, GG fans! The ending is going to have more than a few surprises.
Scott in St. Louis: Ben and Kate is getting better with every episode. Got any scoop on what's coming up next? Agreed, and we do! The Fox comedy's 10th episode is entitled the "B-Squad" and finds the siblings dealing with what it means to not quite make the A-list. Eternal dreamer Ben is confronted with the life he might've had when he runs into a former pal who's now filthy rich, thanks to an idea Ben sold him for basically nothing. Meanwhile, Kate doesn't take it well when Maddie fails to make the cut for her school's gifted program—and retaliates by taking her daughter and some of her classmates for a field trip to the local planetarium which, naturally, goes horribly, hilariously wrong.
Lee: Give me scoop on TV's manliest man: Parks and Rec's Ron F--king Swanson.
That is in fact his full name. Based on this bit of scoop Nick Offerman offered to us (puns!), we're a bit worried that someone is about to take a licking from Mr. Swanson. "Ron may engage in some pugilism in some coming episodes," he tells us. What is pugilism, you ask? Well, based on our
brains Google, it's a form of bare-knuckle boxing. Yikes. Who would dare box against the great Ron Swanson?
Nicole in Chicago: New Girl spoilers, por favor!
Ready to meet the parents? We've already told you that Jamie Lee Curtis is guest starring on the Thanksgiving episode as Jess' mom, but you should know that it's going to be a like-mother-like-daughter situation. "I'm a little energetic. I think she got her energetic gene from me," Curtis tells us. And then there's the fact that Jess is trying to push her 'rents back together. "She tries to Parent Trap her parents," Curtis laughs. If you want a preview of what that will entail, just watch this. Warning: It's the Lindsay Lohan edition.
Gwen R: I'm feeling Revenge-y, so can I have some spoilers?
Put down the red Sharpie and we promise to deliver the goods. We think that Conrad Grayson is about to meet his match. In episode 11, we will be introduced to a new character named Jason Prosser, who is described as having a fortune that rivals Conrad and he has twice his style. Watch out, it's about to be an old, rich dude fight!
Abby: I'm over the Wade-Zoe-George drama of Hart of Dixie. Tell me what else is coming up?
It looks like Zoe is also over that mess, because Hart of Dixie is going to introduce a new character that sounds like an awful lot like a new love interest for her. Jonah is a very handsome, cocky-but-charming doctor who is being billed a major recurring guest star, which means he'll stick around for a bit. And though he's full of confidence, he has a vulnerable side that most people don't see. Hmm, maybe he'll let Zoe see that side of him, among other things? That's what she said.
—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, John Boone & Shawna Malcom