Hello, y'all. I'm sorry that I've been off the radar the last couple of days. Things have been a little hectic and it won't be slowing down any time soon.
Professor Beaker has taken ill so my Philo course has been "Temporarily suspended until further notice". To a lot of people, this would be a cause for celebration. It is my misery. Since I've already finished half of the semester, I should not be punished by taking it again! Sadly, there are no other equal or substitute courses for it. The course has been paid for. I just want to get done with the class. Nilly just told me to hang tight. Pfff, me? Hang tight? Oh that's precious.
Finally got to see last week's GG thanks to Jackie. She's a life saver, you know. I agree with Amy. The Shira/Emily confrontation was so great it has to garner some Emmy nods. The sparkle kids? Annoying. Kirk's little ditty? Sadly, he does it well compared to the few I've seen. Gosh, he's got a pooch in him! Stop knocking those beer cans in, Kirk!
Last night's GG was also more to the caliber I am used to. Although Logan seemed to look like a stick was shoved up his butt while he was having the "conversation" with Richard, the whole scene was rather endearing. The Berkin bag discussion was rather hilarious. Emily was such a funny snoop. However, the clincher was Richard bringing over the doll house so he can talk to Lorelai. Precious. I love Richard and Lorelai's interaction. He truly loves her and doesn't put airs. I guess that's the Gilmore dynamic that lures me back in even in the worst of episodes.
Tonight, I can't wait to see VM. WOOT! It's the best celebration I can come up with since I'll be having a 10 day working stretch in front of me. By day 5, if you don't hear from me, send the distress signals!
Alright, here are the new Ausiello tidbits. Love 'em or leave 'em. Some are Spoilerfix info, too. Have fun!
Question: Any scoop on Gilmore Girls? Sorry, any poop on Gilmore Girls? — Eliza
Ausiello: Brace yourself: Christopher's coming back. No lie. Although Amy Sherman-Palladino initially said there were no plans to bring him back this season, sources confirm that the perpetual spoiler in the Lorelai-Luke romance resurfaces in the Nov. 22 episode after Lorelai gets a surprise call from him. Coincidentally, that's the same episode we meet a mysterious 13-year-old girl who, I'm told, will turn a certain Stars Hollow resident's life upside down. Rumor has it — MAJOR SPOILER ALERT — someone whose name rhymes with Duke may have a long-lost daughter. (That noise you hear is thousands of Gilmore fans organizing a protest outside ASP's house.)
Question: Love, love, loved the verbal ass kicking Emily gave Logan's mom on last Tuesday's Gilmore Girls. It just proves once again the brilliance behind that show. — Danielle
Ausiello: I knew you guys were going to eat that up. And not to take anything away from Kelly Bishop's sublime delivery, but major props must go out to Dan Palladino for scripting the classic smack-down. In case you missed any of it, I'm posting the entire monologue here. Feel free to commit it to memory and then recite it to the raging bitch in your life:
EMILY: Ah, yes. Well, let me tell you this, Shira — we are just as good as you. You don't think Rory is good enough for your son? As if we don't know Logan's reputation? We do. But he is welcome in our home anytime, and you should extend the same courtesy to Rory.… Now, let's talk about "your" money. You were a two-bit gold digger, fresh off the bus from Hicksville, when you met Mitchum at whatever bar you happened to stumble into. And what made Mitchum decide to choose you to marry amongst the pack of women he was bedding at the time, I'll never know, but hats off to you for bagging him. He's still a playboy, you know. Well, of course you know. That would explain why your weight goes up and down 30 lbs. every other month, but that's your cross to bear. But these are ugly realities. No one needs to talk about them. Those kids are staying together as long as they like. You won't stop them. Now enjoy the event.
Question: Is Jess going to be the one to get Rory to go back to Yale on Gilmore Girls? — Michelle
Ausiello: (SPOILER ALERT) No, that little mission falls on former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's capable shoulders.
Episode 6.09: Title Unknown
Airdate: November 2005
Rory gets a call from Stuart Wultz, editor of the Stamford Eagle Gazette. She had left him a message in the hope to get references. It seems Rory is looking for a job in journalism. Stuart tells her what he tought she was like during her internship, and let's say it's quite different than what Herr Huntzberger said. Lorelai, Michael, Lane and Zach appear in the episode. Source: SpoilerFix.com
I am such a whore for advertising VM to everyone. But then, they have a staff that rocks. If you're not on the VM mailing list, you might have missed this so I am posting it for all to read.
Just a note to let you know that Rob Thomas commentary for the Pilot is available as a download on his web-site: slaverats.com in the downloads section. Look for "DVD_Commentary.mp3"
Thanks for your support.
Also, Veronica Mars will NOT be pre-empted again on the West Coast for Baseball.
All the best,
Director of Development
Rob Thomas Productions
Aren't they nice? Now do your own advertising. Spread the good word!
Question: I love Veronica Mars and it's all your fault. I never thought I'd enjoy a show about a young blonde chippy in high school solving mysteries, but you were right — it's fabulous! That said, give up the scoop, er, poop! — Mellie
Ausiello: How 'bout some visual Mars poop: Click here for a first look at Joss Whedon playing that testy rental-car manager in the Nov. 9 episode. And to see him in action with Kristen Bell, pick up the new issue of TV Guide magazine and turn to the Ausiello Report on page 10! Also, make sure to read Rob Thomas' latest Q&A with fans in today's Insider. There are a couple of good poop droppings in there.
Question: Did you see Kristen Bell on Leno last Wednesday? She wanted to change her name to Smurfette when she was a kid! That's got to get her some Ausiello love, right? She should be promoted to Mariska status for that, no? — Mouse
Ausiello: I didn't see it, but I heard all about it from my peeps (read: you guys!). And yes, her stock soared with that nifty revelation.
Episode 2.05: Blast from the Past
Airdate: October 26, 2005
Rob Thomas revealed: Veronica's dog, Backup, will appear in this episode. Source: TV Guide Online
Deciding to give Jackie the benefit of the doubt since she's dating Wallace, Veronica tries to help Jackie determine who stole her credit card, leading Veronica to appear on a psychic's community access show to pursue a lead. Meanwhile, Wallace confronts his mother Alicia (guest star Erica Gimpel) about who his real father is. Later, Veronica learns of a voice mail recording from one of the students that died, made at the moment the bus crash. Feisty U.K. girl-band The Faders, featured on the "Veronica Mars" soundtrack, perform their single "No Sleep Tonight" at the Homecoming dance. Jeffery Sams guest stars as Jackie's father, Terrance Cook. Source: UPN
Veronica appears on a psychic's cable-access TV show as part of the investigation into who stole, used and returned Jackie's credit card. In other events, Wallace confronts his mom about his dad; Veronica bugs Sheriff Lamb's office, and she discovers a voice-mail message left by one of the bus passengers just as the crash occured. Source: TV Guide Online
Question: I have been hearing a lot of things about the possibility of Hannah (Sarah Drew) leaving Everwood. What's the real story? — Ashley
Ausiello: (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) It's true: Hannah will decide to leave town after receiving tragic news in the Nov. 10 episode, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Sarah Drew on Everwood. I can't stress that enough. I also can't stress enough how freakin' unbelievable this show has been this season!
Question: Everwood spoilers, please! — Janine
Ausiello: I hear that Nina — in an effort to mend Andy and Jake's fractured friendship — will suggest they go see a shrink together. I hope they take her advice because that would be just plain hysterical. Also, Simon Rex is going to guest star in the Nov. 17 episode as a friend of Jake's. Apparently, the pair go on a bike trip that takes a near fatal turn. Oh, and don't look for Madison to resurface anytime soon. Sarah Lancaster has replaced Polly Shannon as the female lead in What About Brian?, J.J. Abrams' mid-season drama on ABC.