10 Spoilers: 'Psych' Season 8 news, love beats fear on 'Vampire Diaries,' and Felicity steps out on 'Arrow'
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes some Delena scoop from "Vampire Diaries," dish on the Season 8 premiere of "Psych," and a "Glee" surprise.
"The Vampire Diaries": Elena's not going to get free from the Salvatore dungeon any time soon. Stefan and Damon team up with Caroline, Bonnie, and Matt in an effort to torture Elena's humanity out of her by stealing her ring and exposing her to sunlight. But there's a problem. They're trying to use fear to inspire emotion, but Elena's not afraid, because she knows that while everyone else might have reached their breaking point with her, Damon still won't ever let anything truly bad happen to her. He can't help but save her.
"Glee": Episode 422 -- the Regionals episode -- will turn the glee gang on its head in more ways than one. You already know that Blaine is proposing to Kurt -- but additionally, a series regular will be saying goodbye to Lima. Here's what we can tell you for sure: it's not Finn (Cory Monteith). As previously reported, Monteith will be absent from the last two episodes of the season, but the intention is for his character to return in Season 5.
"Arrow": The last time Felicity was out in the field, she looked hot in her dress, but she was decidedly uncomfortable with the situation. (Having a death trap attached to her neck certainly didn't help things.) In next week's episode, Oliver needs her help on a mission... and she's got a very different attitude. "Unlike 15, in which she was uncomfortable in a dress and surrounded by a lot of people which she wasn't used to, she's grown more confident," Emily Bett Rickards tells us. "She's been training with Diggle and Oliver and learning more about what she's doing, and learning about herself and her place in this. When we see her in the field this time, she's obviously still scared, because she's in a very dangerous situation with very few exits and lots of armed individuals around, but she feels a lot more capable. She's gotten stronger."
"Grey's Anatomy": Surprise... disaster is about to strike Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Again. This time, a power outage puts everyone in a terrible position -- but none so precarious as the babies in the NICU. The doctors, outnumbered by the babies who need to be ventilated, have no choice but to teach the new parents to breathe for their newborns.
"Psych": In the Season 8 premiere -- which will begin filming very shortly -- the team investigates a series of murders and attempted murders that seem to have no connection, except for the perp, who drives a white van. Shawn finally figures out what the link is between all of the victims. As he puts it: "The subject is going after A-holes!" Shawn figures that the offender either wants to rid Santa Barbara of, um, "A-holes," or he wants to be "king of the A-holes!"
"Community": This Thursday marks an homage to the body-swapping film genre. In addition to multiple swaps, the episode also brings us a murder-mystery club, Pierce's surprising banner-making talent, and some serious Leonard action. Also, did you know that Greendale Community College bylaws allow three wishes to any student scolded by the Dean?
"Defiance": Despite coming together in the premiere to defend Defiance against the Volge attack, Rafe McCawley is still not wild about his daughter Christie dating Alak Tarr. In fact, he goes so far to pull the age-old parenting technique of "if you walk out that door, there's no coming back."
"Veep": The word of the day is "robust" when POTUS and Vice President Meyer can finally move on bringing some U.S. hostages home -- you know, once the polling numbers are right. There is a "robust" response by the Marines, though there is one little hiccup, for which Selina feels responsible.
"Beauty and the Beast": Leading up to the Season finale, Cat will be making some big, secret discoveries about her own family. Even though there will also be new revelations about Cat's mom, the major secret will be "not what you would expect," according to executive producer Jennifer Levin.
"Nurse Jackie": Jackie as patient? Our favorite nurse finds herself on the other side of the hospital bed when she'd admitted to All Saints after an accident -- and she handles all the poking and prodding just as well as you'd expect. It's not all bad for Jackie though, as the situation introduces her to a new potential love. Look out for her to go on her first post-divorce date by the end of the episode.