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!

Quiz: What is your pet’s Ilvermorny house?

Why should you be the only one who gets a second wizarding house?

1:00 pm EDT, July 29, 2016

Will your pet be sorted into the same Ilvermorny house as you, or will you have to disown them for joining your rival?

Step aside Hogwarts, there’s a new wizarding school in town (or rather, across the sea)! With a new school comes new houses, and a new sorting test. You might’ve gone through an identity crisis after taking the test for yourself, but you’re not the only one who needs sorting. That furry, scaly, or feathery friend needs to know where they belong too, and we’re here to do just that! Last time we helped you find out what Hogwarts house your pet would be sorted into, so now we’ll help you figure out what Ilvermorny house they belong in.

It’s typical for pets to have similar personalities to their owners, so maybe your pet will end up in the same house as you. But to those who have house rivalries, brace yourselves: It’s also possible your pet will end up in a different house than you, maybe even your rival house! Will you be saying ‘bye bye birdie,’ or do you thrive in competition? That probably depends on your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny house.

Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or reptile, all pets are welcome at Hypable’s Ilvermorny sorting ceremony! Take the quiz below and let us know where your pet’s loyalties lie, and be sure to take it for each of your pets (unless they’re a squib. Is there an American name for squib?). Don’t want any of them to feel left out!


Now that you know your pet’s Ilvermorny house, maybe you’ll want to decorate their bed with their house crest (shoutout to the Hufflepuffs)! Or maybe you’ll forbid them from entering your room if they’re in a different house (shoutout to the Slytherins)!

Did your pet get the same Ilvermorny house as you?

Forget seeing Luke Cage and Daisy Johnson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Jeph Loeb, it’s simply too hard to plan.

Although the Marvel movies and TV series ostensibly exist in the same universe, and although Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does its best to include Avengers references whenever possible, TV show characters are unlikely to ever show up in the movies.

This despite Chloe Bennet’s continued efforts to remind people that she is, in fact, Marvel’s first on-screen female Asian superhero, and the awesome crossover possibilities the Marvel Netflix series have opened up.

Marvel fans have long been aware of the difficulties of bringing TV characters into the movie ‘verse, but at the 2016 TCAs, Jeph Loeb provided a few more reasons for why it’s practically impossible to coordinate.

“Part of the challenge of doing this sort of thing is that the movies are planned out years in advance of what it is that we are doing,” Loeb says, as quoted by SlashFilm. “Television moves at an incredible speed. The other part of the problem is that when you stop and think about it, if I’m shooting a television series and that’s going to go on over a six-month or eight-month period, how am I going to get Mike [Colter] to be able to go be in a movie? I need Mike to be in a television show.”

In terms of planning out the character arcs, this makes a lot of sense. A Marvel movie might be mapped out years in advance of production, for not to mention release, which means any character scheduled to appear would need to have their stories planned for many seasons in advance. The continuity would certainly be hard to keep track of.

Of course they could still throw in cameos, which fans would probably really appreciate — and crossovers from movies-TV are much more doable, as evidenced by Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander)’s multiple appearances on AoS.

But Marvel is wary of doing that too much, too, because “we never want to be known as an Easter egg farm. It has to work within the story. We never want to do Luke Cage gets into a cab as Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock are getting out of the cab,” Loeb says, referencing The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

However, don’t lose hope yet. “Anything is possible,” says Loeb. “As I often get reported by you folks for saying #ItsAllConnected, our feeling is that the connection isn’t just whether or not somebody is walking into a movie or walking out of a television show. It’s connected in the way that the shows come from the same place, that they are real, that they are grounded.”

Would you like to see Marvel TV and movie characters cross over more?

If Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda weren’t enough to get you excited about Mary Poppins Returns, maybe Meryl Streep’s name on the roster will do the trick.

Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake of the original 1964 classic but rather a sequel to the Julie Andrews-led musical. As such, it stands to reason that we’ll be getting some new characters this time around. One of those characters will be Miranda’s Jack, who will be a street lamplighter.

And, according to Variety, another one of those new characters will also be portrayed by none other than Meryl Streep, who will be taking on the role of Mary Poppins’ cousin, Topsy. And, yes, the legendary actress will be taking on a singing role for the film.

This will also reunite Streep with her Into the Woods co-star Blunt, as well as Director Rob Marshall and Producer Marc Platt. Streep played the Witch in Into the Woods, while Blunt portrayed the Baker’s Wife opposite James Corden.

Disney’s official synopsis for Mary Poppins Returns reads:

Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Mary Poppins Returns and will hit theaters December 25, 2018.

Are you on board with ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ now that Meryl Streep has joined the cast?