I just saw the news about Shirley MacLaine and I have mixed feelings. I LOVE her, but this feels like stunt casting. I hope this doesn't turn into Glee with all kinds of people wanting on the show. It distracts. They renewed the show in November, when season 2 was still airing in the UK last fall, so I think they should be starting to shoot any time now.
Last night was the first time when it felt like a bad edit there at the end. I'm almost positive that the UK version didn't end with a shot of William. I just can't remember what came next. I know PBS edits the episodes down, but it hasn't been too noticeable up until last night. It may just have shortened the shot, but it felt really abrupt.