10 Spoilers: Felicity scoop from the 'Arrow' set, an 'O.C.' reunion, and Matt's 'Vampire Diaries' fate
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes scoop on two of our favorite underrated characters on The CW: Felicity Smoak from "Arrow" and Matt Donovan from "The Vampire Diaries."
"The Vampire Diaries": As high school graduation approaches, everyone's future is uncertain... but we're particularly curious about our one remaining human. "We are going to let ourselves really enjoy Matt in the last couple episodes," says EP Julie Plec. "He looks around at all the people in his life that are about to graduate, maybe move on to college, or go off and live some supernatural destiny elsewhere, and then here he is figuring out his next step. He's thinking, 'Do I have any options? What are they? And what do I want to do now that I'm free to get away from all of this if I want to?'"
"Arrow": Felicity's getting a new job! The "Arrow" crew was spotted filming this weekend (yes, on a Saturday -- tweet them your thank-yous accordingly) and our fave Emily Bett Rickards had an interesting wardrobe situation happening. Yes, it looks like she's going to be serving up the best fries in Starling City at Big Belly Burger. The question is ... why? Did she get fired from Queen Consolidated? Is she working undercover? Is she covering Carly's shift so Diggle can finally get some alone time? Your guess is as good as ours.
"Men at Work": "One Tree Hill" star Bethany Joy Lenz makes her return to TV in the May 9 episode as a single mom who catches the eye of Tyler (Michael Cassidy) in a grocery store. On their first date, Tyler bonds with her super cool ex-husband ... played by Cassidy's former "The O.C." co-star Ben McKenzie. They continue to bond on the second date. It's possible that they bond a little bit too much.
"How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)": In an upcoming episode, Polly runs into an old friend ... who she refers to as "Hot Scott." He's definitely got potential love interest written all over him, until she makes the mistake of inviting him to her parents' Academy Awards viewing party. Let's just say that the "Hot Scott" nickname doesn't stay secret. Not even for three minutes.
"The Mindy Project": The developing bromance between Jeremy and Morgan hits a speed bump during this week's episode, set at a medical conference in Santa Fe. As Ed Weeks recently told us, "Once they're at the conference, Jeremy begins to not acknowledge Morgan as much, maybe is a little embarrassed of him, which leads to a sort of emotional betrayal that has to be resolved. We have a really fun, kind of touching scene -- in a sweat lodge, weirdly -- where we reconcile."
"Hannibal": Will Graham has a knack for getting inside the mind of a killer, but he never actually killed someone before the confrontation we saw in the series premiere. So it's no real surprise his boss orders him to get a psych evaluation in this week's episode. But who does the evaluating? Dr. Hannibal Lecter, of course.
"The Carrie Diaries": If you were bummed about Carrie and Sebastian's break up last week, never fear! In true high school fashion, they get back together in tonight's season finale -- just in time to make some prom plans! But don't get too swoony, guys. These two hit a major bump in the road before prom night fun... and Sebastian's reaction may change their relationship forever.
"Go On": On the season finale, Lauren and the group want to help Ryan with the big step of scattering Janie's ashes. Steven gets in on the fun by regaling everyone with "Janie's favorite hymn," which she actually only liked because of how ridiculous and earnest Steven is when he sings it. It's not to be missed.
"Happy Endings": Couples Game Night is on like Donkey Kong when Penny wants to prove that she and Pete know each other as well as Jane and Brad (and Max and his stalker, Scotty). As Pete and Penny start winning, insane matching-tracksuits-wearing Jane and Brad start imploding -- but which couple will still be standing at the end of the night?
"The Following": In next week's episode, Roderick is feeling the pressure as his police department is called upon to aid in the Joe Carroll case, and he's got to play the role of sheriff and dutiful Follower at the same time. He does the one thing that could put him on Joe's bad side for good ... he puts Joey in dire danger. Meanwhile, look for Ryan to do his best to recruit a follower of his own.