The ABC drama’s Oct. 26 episode, titled “Danger Zone,” will be told almost entirely in flashback and chronicle the events leading up to Megan’s (Abigail Spencer) kidnapping in Iraq. In addition to Spencer, the standalone hour will also feature Kevin McKidd’s Owen, Martin Henderson’s Nathan and Kim Raver’s Teddy.
Will the Spinoff Break Up Ben and Bailey?
Grey’s Anatomy star Jason George has joined the cast of the Grey’s firefighter-focused spinoff as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter. George will continue to be a series regular on the upcoming Season 14 of Grey’s — debuting Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8/7c on ABC — until the untitled spinoff begins production; he’s also expected to pop back into Grey’s from time to time. Ben’s storyline this season will set up his transition to the new spinoff series, which centers on a tight-knit group of Seattle firefighters.
Matthew Morrison is confirming what many Grey’s Anatomy fans had suspected: We have not seen the last of Jo’s abusive husband. His character, Paul Stadler, will play “a big role” in the ABC drama’s upcoming 14th season.
Morrison made his Grey’s debut as Paul in Season 13’s penultimate episode when Alex tracked down the fellow doc at a medical conference and imagined various incendiary scenarios involving his arch-nemesis. Ultimately, Karev walked away without confronting him, although the two did share an awkward moment jockeying for a cab (during which Paul seemed to recognize Alex).
Timeless‘ Abigail Spencer has landed a multi-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy as Owen’s presumed-dead sister Megan Hunt, a character previously portrayed by Bridget Reagan.
Grey’s kicks off Season 14 with a two-hour episode on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Life after being President of the United States is not all its cracked up to be for Fitzgerald Grant the third. Let’s recap.
Marcus dropped in on Fitz inVermont ready to go to work on his Foundation but all he did was provoke Fitz into arguments and accusations.
Rowan poured salt on Fitz’s wounds by disclosing how Liv has now become Command at B513 and asking Fitz for help. I doubt very much that Rown is a broken man and believe whole heartedly that he’s got something up his sleeve.
The hour was difficult to watch. Not a great start to live post-Presidency, huh.
Unbearably miserable without Liv in his life, Fitz decided to drop in on his former lover, only to find her cavorting with the latest flame in a long line of flames. At least it wasn’t Jake. Again. But given that Scott Foley directed this episode, we have to credit him with its brilliance.
12 Oct. 2017
Pressing the Flesh
Mellie set her sights on convincing President Rashad of Bashran to sign a nuclear treaty at her first State dinner as POTUS; allowing Olivia, with an assist from Jake, to blackmail President Rashad into signing the agreement. but it failed, and the President announced that he’d be leaving the dinner early.
Meanwhile, Huck discovered that someone at the dinner was actually an assassin posing as a decorated member of the U.S. Army. someone furious with President Rashad for allegedly turning a blind eye to his people. Huck saved the day, again.
President Rashad flirting with Mellie was gross, though.
Olivia took Curtis back to her place for a little post-dinner hookup… only to find Fitz standing in her hallway.
5 Oct. 2017
Mellie’s main focus at the moment is passing an education bill in memory of Luna Vargas. Meanwhile over at Quinn Perkins and Associates the firm finally took on one of its first clients: the concerned daughter of a “religious studies professor” with whom she lost contact after he went overseas for a symposium. Her father was actually one of the CIA’s most valuable undercover assets which meant calling Jake as it had became everyone‘s problem.
Jake’s immediate solution was for Olivia to use B613’s assets to kill the guy before he had a chance to crack under torture, a decision Liv wasn’t exactly ready to co-sign. So he went behind her back, getting Mellie on board with Operation: Kill the Good Guy. Olivia’s counter-plan, ironically, was way darker; with Huck’s finger on the trigger, Liv threatened to kill the ambassador’s son if he didn’t return the operative to the United States.
Cyrus spent the first hour of Scandal‘s seventh season lusting for power but it seems he’s changed as he ultimately rebuffed a lucrative offer that would have essentially paved the way for a Beene presidency.
Mellie and Olivia had a spat which earned Mellie a reminder about how Olivia’s always right. Dinner with Papa Pope was illuminating as usual, with a new spin on how Liv is facing a reckoning. Where Liv would usually go running to a man to ease her frustrations, Fitz was in Vermont settling into his new life and Jake was off the menu, permanently, but this is drama, and we know Jake will be back in her bed before the Season’s final episode fades to black.
Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who has a rare blood type and her son is in need of a heart translpant. Red convinces her to commit suicide so her son can have her heart, and she does, in order to escape the authorities. While Red and Liz watch the surgery, word of the events reaches Harold, who later tells Liz he’s watching her closely and protectively because he doesn’t like the influence Red has on her; even if he is her Father.
Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads Red toward a new business opportunity, when a shifty looking postal employee reveals he has a scam robbing empty homes while their owners are on vacation.
Tom investigates the bones in the suitcase. Just when Tom manages to copy Liz’s credentials in order for the DNA test to be ordered on the bones, Pete is murdered. As Nick, the surgeon helping Pete uncover the identity of the bones, arrives at Pete’s looking for an update he is also murdered, and we catch a glimpse of the suitcase – and bones – being taken away.
It looks like they were getting too close to discovering the truth about who is in the suitcase and why Mr Kaplan held onto the remains for so long.
11 Oct. 2017
Miss Rebecca Thrall (No. 76)
The team investigates a number of suspicious police shootings. Ressler is distracted by his outside issues. Red needs Tom’s help to re-establish his criminal empire.
4 Oct. 2017
Greyson Blaise (No. 37)
The team pursues a billionaire high end art thief. Tom seeks to identify the remains in the suitcase.
27 Sep. 2017
In a flash forward scene it is revealed that Tom Keen is shot dead by Red. We may have to wait all Season to discover why, and whether Tom stays dead. He was going to tell Liz that “Mr. Kaplan had a big secret, she sent me to this bus locker and I found a suitcase full of bones.” The big secret that Mr. Kaplan wanted Tom to share with Liz. Stay tuned.
With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.
Red decides he needs a job in order to rebuild his empire so he becomes a Bounty Hunter, with Liz in tow because Red doesn’t have a car. He literally lost everything thanks to Mr Kaplan’s antics at the end of last Season.
Throughout the episode, Dembe was tasked to search for the suitcase which contains a skeleton. Red fears Mr Kaplan had plans for it to be delivered to Liz and that would spell disaster for Liz.
Cooper confirms the DNA test proved positive, and Red is in fact Liz’s Father, so Cooper announces it to the Team, and also tells them the new Director has ordered a review of the arrangement the FBI have with Reddington, and the blacklisters. Cooper is chomping at the bit wanting a new case but Red is more focussed on rebuilding his empire. After a long drawn out hour we learn the bounty Red chose was so he could hire Smokey and Hawkins to launder money for him as part of his rebuild.
Agent Nababi and Aram are dating now so Aram in his classically awkward style tells Cooper, and asks if there’s an issue. Cooper says no.
Ressler is in hot water, again. After his tussle with Laurel (National Security Director) last Season where he pushed her and she hit her head and died, her dead body is now found in her home. An investigation is opened, and Ressler goes to the scene and pretends its fresh news. Only, the Fixer he hired digs deeply into the identity of his client and discovers Ressler’s true identity, leading him to blackmail Ressler with going public if he doesn’t co-operate.
The big reveal at the end of the episode was chilling. Now that’s what I call a real flash forward.
The focus shifted this week, but not without giving us more of that juicy flash forward. The title of the episode refers to President Hargrove of Middleton University.
Cash starved and desperate, this week Annalise came up with the brilliant idea of representing President Hargrove in her bitter divorce battle with her ex-husband; who we soon learn is playing dirty by hiding his assets previously, and holding secret meetings with their money manager, Su after claiming emotional distress and filing for divorce.
Ana has the idea to disclose the transcripts from the ex-husband’s therapist when he claims to be suffering emotional distress because President Hargrove is an alcoholic, and he’s using this to claim six million dollars for his divorce settlement.
Some clever work by her Team score Hargrove her divorce and joint custody of the children for a measly one million dollars, and scores Ana a much needed cash injection for her Class Action suit, which she manages to accidentally (?) tip off Nate about. He warns her about going after the system, but she asks whether the system would have jailed Sam for Wes’s murder given he was a white middle class man.
While Bonnie is firmly ensconced at the District Attorney’s Office we find out that DA Denver has plans to run for higher Office; which further enrages Laurel when she sees a website for his campaign. When Denver sees Laurel is Bonnie’s intern he demands that she’s fired, but Bonnie discloses Laurel’s pregnancy as a risk of law suit for unfair dismissal and he walks off infuriated.
Meanwhile, over at Caplan and Gold, Michaela is boiling with rage when Ana is brought on board president Hargrove’s divorce case, but we learn more about her mentor, who has taken a shine to Annalise; and after her assistance helps to win Hargrove’s divorce case, Ana is offered the chance to join Caplan and Gold after her therapist Isaac writes a first month report that she’s keeping sober and attending her therapy session. We also learn that Isaac sees Annalise as a trigger for him; whether that means he wants to do drugs again because of working with her or something
else, we shall soon see.
Annalise comes up against Michaela too many times and finally throws her some shade – Michaela is once again looking for a Mommie figure to make up for the one she never had. Ouch !
Frank turned up at Ana’s apartment and offered her the suitcase of money he got in exchange for the hit and run that cause Ana to lose her baby. Ana declines and says he always hurts her, and he walks away. Meanwhile she gets to work on building the Class Action suit against the Public Defender’s Office unaware Nate is now on to her plan. When they ‘bump’ into each other at the DA’s Office he makes it clear no good can come from this, but Ana just gives him the side eye.
Laurel discovers a supposedly dead CEO at her Father’s firm is very much alive and is an active financial contributor to Denver’s campaign for Office. Michaela is on the case, and tries to get the IT guy to give her access to all of the files but he refuses. She approaches Oliver to hack the files, which can only lead us to conclude in the flash forward that what he found in those files lead to the blood bath at Caplan and Gold.
THE FLASH FORWARD
At Caplan and Gold there’s a blood stained office where we see Oliver sat surrounded by cops and crime scene techs combing the place for evidence. Bonnie walks in to look for the ‘witness’ and she is directed towards Oliver and there’s a genuine look of surprise on her face when she sees its him. What went down?
After Michaela asked Isaac ‘is he dead?’ and collapsed in his arms, Isaac declined a call from a ‘Julie’ who we are shown is actually his new patient Julie – Bonnie posing as this Julie for some reason.
So far we have Frank, Laurel, Isaac and Michaela at the hospital scene, and at Ana’s blood stained apartment there’s no Annalise; and at Caplan and Gold we have Bonnie and Oliver.
Where the hell is Annalise Keating?
It’s for the Greater Good
Annalise takes on a case for the greater good. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information on Wes’ death; Connor makes a major decision. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed – Michaela was there the night Laurel’s baby was born. She’s seen covered in blood staring through the window at the hospital nursery. Isaac comforts her when she asks whether the baby is dead, and says everyone around us always dies.
I’m Not Her
Annalise starts working on newest case she’s taken on since her victorious return to the Court room, and she’s all set to defend her onetime cellmate Jasmine; who is still behind bars for solicitation and illegal possession of a firearm. After realizing that Jasmine had been trafficked when she was just a minor, Annalise begs the judge to vacate all current charges (and previous convictions) against her client. The judge seal all of Jasmine’s previous convictions to enable her to access housing and support.
Annalise sits down for more sessions with her therapist Isaac, but she’s hesitant to reveal all of the trauma she’s gone through in the last few years. Isaac tries getting through to Annalise by revealing some of his own struggles: he was once addicted to heroin. Annalise reveals, after she and her previous therapist began exchanging intimate stories about their lives, and then he became her husband.
Bonnie is now working for the District Attorney’s office; infiltrating the DA’s office on Annalise’s behalf just to get information.
THE FLASH FORWARD
While Laurel panics about the whereabouts of her child, Isaac, who is also at the hospital for some reason, leaves a voicemail for Annalise.
“Where the hell are you?” he asks. “She’s awake. Answer the damn phone.”
Bonnie, who is still working at the DA’s office three months from now, enters the hotel where Annalise is living and joins a whole slew of cops and detectives who are investigating her room. With tears in her eyes, Bonnie makes her way to the hotel elevator, only to find bloody handprints on the walls, which trail down to a pool of blood on the floor.
Meanwhile, the Middleton Law Fair is on, and none of the Keating Four can land internships, but then Michaela is hired by Caplan & Gold; the same firm that represents Laurel’s father.
Laurel tells Michaela that her Father killed Wes, and Michaela is going to help Laurel take him down.
28 Sep. 2017
I’m Going Away
The Season opener delivered blows left and right, with a flashback and a flash forward book ending the episode. Let’s dive in!
Ana went to Memphis to check on her Momma’s dementia status, taking time to visit prospective nursing facilities in the hope that the insurance money from her house destruction comes through. However, Hannah (Sam’s sister) put a kink in Ana’s plan by suing Ana for the house.
The past caught up with Ana and she sought comfort in drink but changed her mind and went hunting some tail, courtesy of a man she met on the flight over. Sadly, his phone rang and it raised Ana’s barriers up and she high-tailed it out of there. Safely home, she had to grapple with her past abuse and verbally battled with her Father for not looking after Momma the right way, but he apologised for what his Brother did to Ana when she was a child.
Frank surprised Bonnie with office space and hinted at her, Ana and himself opening up a practice, but churchmouse said they couldn’t afford it, and Frank said he’d pay with the suitcase money.
Connor still hadn’t accepted Oliver’s proposal yet. Asher and Michaela were shopping for a bed, and Laurel met with her Father and told her she was having a baby. Her Father asked whether it was Frank’s or not. Laurel said it doesn’t matter because she’d had a termination.
Flashback to a week earlier, and everyone seemed to be getting on with their lives like nothing traumatic had happened. Ana’s Mom accepted she needed to go into the nursing home as she’ll only decline more over time. Ana confessed to sister that she had an alcohol problem, then flew back for her disbarment Hearing as she breached the conditions of her probation by being under the influence of alcohol, and pleaded with the panel not to disbar her.
In the present time frame, Ana sent a group text inviting everyone to a dinner at a fancy restaurant. Each of the Keating Four tried to guess the reason for the dinner. Each was wrong. Laurel announced she was keeping the baby, and Asher teased her about baby names.
Ana wrote each of them a recommendation letter to help them in their future endeavours, and then dismissed them from her practice. Michaela was the most upset, surprisingly. When the Four left the table, Bonnie said they’d eventually realise it was best this happened, and then Ana gave her a letter of recommendation, dismissing her too. Churchmouse went to the District Attorney, but made sure that Nate saw her waiting outside his office.
Ana wasn’t disbarred but agreed to attend therapy as part of her revised probation status, and we meet Jimmy Smits as her therapist. Her new home looked bleak but its only for a month.
Flashforward showed us Laurel in a hospital bed with therapist Jimmy at her side after she was found with drugs in her system. Frank rushed to her bedside and then Laurel patted her belly and asked what happened to the baby and wails in a hysterical manner, only to be sedated…. my thoughts are her Father dug deeper and realised Laurel was still pregnant and it was Wes’s’ baby, and arranged for it to be taken somehow. Let’s see how it plays out.
Stranger Things co-creators the Duffer Brothers revealed to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello that in Season 2 of the Netflix hit (dropping Friday, Oct. 27), they’ve got Eleven squaring off against something even more terrifying than the Demogorgon: adolescence.
Millie Bobby Brown “blew us away just like everyone else in Season 1,” said Ross Duffer, “so we really wanted to put her on an emotion roller coaster this year.”
Added his twin Matt: ”When the psychokinetic heroine is reintroduced to her friends in Hawkins, she has hair andshe can complete sentences.”
Also included in the free-wheeling interview are the siblings’ thoughts about the series going beyond Season 4, hints about how we’ll get justice for Barb (if not any flashbacks to Barb) and a 1-to-10 rating of the massiveness of Season 2’s cliffhanger.