Is Rachel Berry pregnant? Would Glee do this? We take a closer look in to who the baby’s daddy is, what it means for the series, and whether or not Rachel will face one of the toughest situations young pregnant women have to face.

For those who don’t know, the final scene of Glee 4×14 “I Do” showed Rachel looking through her planner/diary thing and eventually in the bathroom as she takes a pregnancy test.

We discussed this situation on the latest episode of Glee Chat this week. Here are some questions (and our subsequent responses) to what’s going on with our leading lady, miss Rachel Berry.

Is Rachel actually pregnant?

As we talked it through on Glee Chat, we thought that there’s no way the show would just throw that in at the end of an episode only to come back in episode 15 and say “false alarm!” Plus, do you remember this story from a few months ago that pointed to one of our leading characters getting pregnant? It looks like all signs point to “Yes.”

Who dat is my baby’s daddy?

Most of you are probably too young to get that B-Roc & The Biz joke but I’ll leave it right here for you to check out. Anyway, yes, which guy-we-first-meet-in-a-shower-singing-80s-music is going to be Rachel’s new baby’s daddy? On Glee Chat, there was talk that it might be too soon after their hookup in “I Do” to think that it’s Finn’s. However that was shortly debunked because, well, it’s Glee, and as Ryan Murphy says, you’re supposed to suspend judgement so that they can get away with things so you can enjoy the show! Does Rachel have an idea as to who it is? We suspect some baby’s daddy drama in the coming episodes, for sure (how could there not be?).

On a more serious note, will Rachel confront the idea of an abortion?

Assuming that she is pregnant, and knowing that Glee loves to go down these paths when it comes to big button issues, we suspect Rachel will not only confront the idea of an abortion, but probably also have one. Look, let’s face it, it’s a serious thing that A LOT of young women (and even girls) have to deal with a lot more than people probably realize. However, we just can’t see Glee giving it’s lead female character a child to carry along as part of her story line. Rachel’s end-game is her catching the roses her husband Finn is throwing to her during the curtain call of Funny Girl on Broadway. That’s where this train was going the whole time – and we all know it, including Finn in last week’s episode. We just don’t see how a 19 year-old, egocentric Rachel, on her way to Broadway where she belongs, and a still-doesn’t-know-what-to-do-in-life Finn will be able to deal with a child both in the context of the show and in regards to how RIB writes the story.

Final thoughts on ‘Glee’

I think that Rachel is pregnant with Brody’s baby. There may be another storyline surrounding safe sex coming up (surely Rachel’s not just humping around without condoms and other forms of contraception, right?). I also think Rachel will make the very dramatic, emotional decision to have an abortion.

What are your thoughts about Rachel being pregnant? Do you think it’s Brody’s or Finn’s? Could it be someone else’s? Glee will return in 3 weeks with the new episode “Girls (and Guys) On Film,” but don’t look to the preview for any hint of what Rachel’s thinking, there’s not much there.

If you love this kind of conversation and banter, check out our exclusive Glee podcast, Glee Chat, where several of Hypable’s top Gleeks get together every week after the latest episode to discuss what went down!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?

The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

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The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

Favreau tweeted the news Friday evening:

According to a statement from Disney, The Lion King “will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life.”

A release date for the film hasn’t been set. Favreau also helmed the live-action Jungle Book for the studio.

So far casting is off to a great start!