10 Spoilers: 'Supernatural,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' plus -- a new love interest for Beckett on 'Castle'?
This week, our Monday Kickstart includes more behind-the-scenes info from the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, a missing body on "Hawaii Five-0," and the hot new guy on "Awkward."
"Nurse Jackie": We've already seen that new resident Dr. Carrie Roman isn't shy about having sex in public places, but one of her upcoming partners could surprise you. She and Coop start hooking up on a regular basis, and there's even a sex tape involved (but it's not exactly what you would expect in a post-Kim Kardashian era).
"Awkward": Season 3 finally premieres tomorrow night -- and in the second back-to-back episode, you'll meet Jenna's new love interest, Colin, played by new recurring guest star Nolan Funk. Though his intro is brief, he'll be a very significant part of the season. "He's a very passionate writer," Funk tells us. "In this creative writing class. He comes from a little bit of money, but he isn't really pretentious, he just has a lot of life experience. He's a little bit adventurous, a little dangerous. I would say this character is definitely the absolute contrast to Matty's character."
"Suburgatory": ABC may have already spoiled Malin Akerman's return as Tessa's mom in the season finale, but we've got scoop from creator Emily Kapnek on why Alex is back in the States. The key word, she says, is "opportunistic." Also, look for George to find an unlikely friend in a moment of crisis.
"The Vampire Diaries": We're getting closer to the highly anticipated "Originals" episode. If the new spin-off gets picked up, Rebekah will be joining her brothers in New Orleans -- but her role in the April 25 episode is minimal. As you may know, Claire Holt was the last of the Originals to sign on for the new series, and the script had already been completed when she inked her deal. But don't worry, Rebekah fans -- if "The Originals" gets picked up (and we're hearing VERY good things from our CW sources), there are big, big plans in place for her time in New Orleans.
"Hawaii Five-0": This flashback episode features McGarrett's covert op that started the series. Three years ago, McGarrett and SEAL buddy Freddie Hart ( "Catching Fire's" Alan Ritchson) were sent on a secret mission to extract Anton Hesse, brother to the man who murdered McGarrett's father, from North Korea. When Hart is killed, McGarrett enlists the highest levels of government to retrieve his body several years later -- but the North Koreans give McGarrett the wrong body. What will McGarrett do to find his SEAL friend?
"Supernatural": Remember Sam's love interest, Sarah Blake from Season 1? If not, this should help refresh your memory. We've confirmed that Taylor Cole is indeed returning to reprise her role. Look for Sarah to reunite with Sam and Dean in episode 822.
"Veep": The North Carolina pork board is having a pig roast and the POTUS sends Vice President Meyer. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus teases for Zap2it, "In an effort to get close to the people, she will be going to a hog roast. And it won't go very well. A few other things will be roasted besides a hog, let's put it that way."
"Bones": When Booth's mother (guest star Joanna Cassidy) comes back into his life after 24 years of no contact, the FBI agent initially is excited to see her. But there's some awkwardness there, obviously. Booth's true feelings about the matter may appear when -- after mom mentions a hotel -- he insists she stay with him and Brennan. The man's true feelings are betrayed by a single line: "I'm not gonna let you go this time!"
"Nikita": In the season finale, Nikita has been bugged! To add insult to injury, Amanda has planted the bug under Nikita's skin... which makes for an interesting dilemma when she demands an ASAP meeting with President Spencer. Fortunately, Michael and Birkhoff may be able to use the bug to their advantage.
"Castle": A new love interest for Beckett? In an upcoming episode, she'll be assigned to protect Erik Vaughn ("Ringer's" Ioan Gruffud), a charming, wealthy entrepreneur with a keen sense of adventure. Spending time with Vaughn makes Beckett reconsider her relationship with Castle. Is the spark gone? (We. Think. Not.)