Spoilers: Could a PsyOps Romance Be in the Works for NCIS? Plus: New Girl, Glee, Raising Hope & Ringer

Araceli February 21, 2012 1

NCIS | Could a NCIS-PsyOps romance be in the works? This week’s episode “Psych Out” saw the introduction of Samantha Ryan (guest-star Jamie Lee Curtis), a psychiatrist brought in to investigate the death of a high-level security Navy reservist. But she also just so happens to be an excellent sparring partner for Gibbs. EP Gary Glasberg teases TVGuide, “She’s willing to challenge him on a professional level, which will then carry over into other things.” Oh, really? Other things, you say?

How long will PsyOps stick around? At least through the end of March, and maybe even the rest of the season. EW has learned that Lord of the Ring‘s Sean Astin is set to play Samantha Ryan’s top operative for an episode scheduled to air in late March. “We can’t wait to throw him into the mix, watch it develop, and have some fun, ‘says EP Gary Glasberg. He also reveals to EW, ‘He’ll be a fun add for the rest of the season. We’ll see how it works out, but it may be more than one episode.’

Is there a ‘kid’ in Tony’s past and future? In the season premiere “Nature of the Beast,” there was a suspicious reference to a ‘kid in Baltimore’ with some kind of tie to Tony. And EP Gary Glasberg recently told TVLine we’d get more details on this ‘kid’ in the second half of the season. But is the ‘kid’ really a kid? Michael Weatherly reveals to TVLine, “Evidently there’s a human child in Baltimore that Tony had some history with, and who is now not a child and Tony is going to be interacting with him.” Any guesses, guys?

New Girl | Who’s Jess’s new love interest? According to EW, Dermot Mulroney will join the cast of New Girl for at least three episodes as Russell, the father of one of Jess’s students who gets a little hot for the teacher. Only this guy also has a lot of baggage, and yes, we are talking the past relationship kind. EW reports that Big Love‘s Jeanne Tripplehorn has been cast as Ouli, the ex-wife who’s going to make the new girl’s life very miserable. Uh oh. Something tells me Jess won’t be able to make this problem go away by just being nice.

Who has a crush on Nick? Wow, there must be something in the air in Jess’ classroom because first her student’s father, Russell, has the hots for the new girl, and now EW says that one of Jess’s students will reveal she’s in love with Nick. A wee bit creepy, but just imagine the hilarity that will ensue when Jess, who as we know is averse to sex talk, is forced to answer some very awkward sex questions from her student. I know you’re imagining the possibilities right now.

Glee | What can we expect from Glee‘s return on April 10? I know you’re all still crying into your hankies about the show’s hiatus following this week, but listen up because in the next all-new episode “Big Brother,” White Collar‘s Matt Bomer will be making his first appearance as Blaine’s brother Cooper Anderson. Plus, a source tells TVLine that the two brothers are set to sing and dance to a ‘very sexy and fun and big’mash-up of Duran Duran! E!Online has also revealed we’ll see a flashback to their childhood. Are you happy, now?

Raising Hope | Will Burt heed a call from God? In a previous spoiler post, I reported that an upcoming episode would feature the Chance family going to church and meeting a blind organist named Carl and his seeing-eye pig. But now, EW has the deets on exactly why Burt and his family have taken such an interest in church, and it all has to do with Burt’s decision to campaign for head of the Heavenly Helpers committee against Sarah Louise (guest-star Vivica A. Fox). The episode is slated to air sometime in late April or early May.

Ringer | Is Bridget getting married? All season long, Bridget has pretended to be her sister Siobhan with some surprising results, but in the Feb. 28 episode “P.S. You’re An Idiot,” she’ll finally reach her limit when Andrew re-proposes and she’s faced with looking for a wedding dress. Will Bridget be able to go through with a faux-wedding? Your guess is as good as ours, so I guess we’ll have to tune in to find out.

To see a preview and photos for the episode “P.S. You’re An Idiot,” click here.

  • Hil

    Everybody likes Nick! Is it just me, or does the number of parental warnings usually equal the awesomeness of the episode? Bring on the awkward moments, New Girl!