Q: We love James Marsters, who played Spike on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and are wondering what he is doing now. – Madeleine Abbott, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
A: The actor’s most recent credits have included multiple appearances on both “Hawaii Five-0” and “Witches of East End,” and he has been cast opposite Eddie Izzard and Karen Gillan (“Selfie”) in “The Devil You Know,” a Salem Witch Trials-based HBO series pilot whose creators include “Orange Is the New Black” and “Weeds” mentor Jenji Kohan.
Q: What was John Francis Daley’s last episode of “Bones”? I missed it, and I would very much like to see it. – Bonnie Jarosz, Franklinville
A: The past season’s premiere episode, “The Conspiracy in the Corpse,” marked the end of the “Freaks and Geeks” alum’s run as Dr. Lance Sweets in the Fox series. Many readers still ask why the character was eliminated, and the thought of doing so may have been fostered by Daley’s need to take some time off from the show to be the co-writer and co-director of “Vacation,” a continuation of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” movie-comedy franchise slated to open in July.
Q: On the recent PBS documentary about cancer, was that Edward Herrmann doing the narration? – Evelyn Thomas, Stuart, Fla.
A: Yes, and it was one of the last jobs the late Emmy winner completed before he died of brain cancer on the last day of 2014. At a press conference we attended soon afterward for PBS’ “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” producer Ken Burns noted that “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Gilmore Girls” veteran Herrmann also had recently supplied the voice of Franklin D. Roosevelt for his project “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” – and deemed the actor’s passing “a huge loss.”