On tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars season 5, episode 2, “Whirly Girlie,” the girls all return to Rosewood but that doesn’t make their lives any easier.

The episode kicks off with the Liars rolling back into Rosewood on a bus from their rendezvous in New York. The girls immediately convince Ali that they need to tell the cops the entire truth from the Jenna thing to Aria killing Shana. They march over to the police and is it just us or was Pretty Little Liars throwing in an Abbey Road tribute with the shot of the girls walking across the screen? Calling any bizarre Beatles/PLL crossover enthusiasts for theories on this one.

At the station Ali goes on to tell Detective Holbrook that she was kidnapped and held hostage for two years. It quickly becomes apparent to Holbrook that Ali is lying because he must have realized that no one’s hair is that perfectly curled when they’re being held hostage. Luckily her father walks through the door and the conversation ends. Noticeably absent from this reunion is Mrs. DiLaurentis.

For the rest of the girls, each is hit head-on with a series of not-so-happy family reunions. We see a distraught Spencer fight with her mother over lying about where they have been and whose body was really in Ali’s grave. Hannah returns home clearly agitated and the only thing on her mind is food. It seems that Ali’s return home may not be the best thing for Hannah’s mental health after all. Emily and her family don’t get much spotlight, as her scene is cut down to a mere phone call and even that is interrupted by Spencer.

Being the only smart one in this situation, Spencer points out how asinine it is for them to continue to lie to the cops. As Spencer and Emily bicker, they are distracted by the sounds of Jason inexplicably cleaning his car on the night his sister comes home.

Before they can ponder the mystery much longer, Ali cryptically reveals to them that she had received a new text saying, “The truth will bury you in a New York minute.” Someone is still after Ali, and Spencer and Emily decide on the theory that it was Jason who buried her in the grave. They believe the text came from Mrs. DiLaurentis in order to protect her son from going to jail.

The girls leave Aria out of it all because she is dealing with a bit a PTSD after killing Shana and has been having nightmares about her death. She wakes up to the sounds of a violin coming from her window. Creepy? Yes. But that’s nothing compared to Ali, who has Jason disturbingly watching over her while she sleeps.

Toby is back! He shows up at the Hastings’ house and tells them how the story about Melissa seeing him in London was a complete fabrication. This leads Mrs. Hastings, Toby and Spencer to figure out that Melissa is hiding something.

Ali sneaks out of her house to visit the mausoleum where her coffin is. She is followed by Mona, who reveals herself to be the one who sent the text. She claims she didn’t sign it because she doesn’t have to hide who she is anymore.

The episode ends with Pepé, the new family dog at the DiLaurentis home, finding Mrs. D’s body buried out back. There you have it; Mrs. D has officially been confirmed as dead.

While we didn’t dislike the episode, we did feel there was a bit too much going on for our liking. We could have done without Aria’s PTSD storyline for this episode or even the Mike/Mona relationship.

Other then that, though, we have to say we love seeing Ali back in Rosewood and we’re excited to see what type of new person she becomes.

What did you think of this episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars’?

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?

Uh oh — fans of Nick and Jess aren’t going to like this news! Megan Fox is returning to New Girl in season 6 for a major arc.

Last season, Megan Fox stepped in to fill in Jess’ place while Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave. During that time, Fox’s character Regan grew quite close to Nick! They even ended up going to Cece and Schmidt’s wedding together and made plans for the summer. With awful timing too, since it seemed like Jess was just about ready to admit her feelings for Nick.

Now TV Line is reporting that Fox will be returning for a huge story arc in New Girl season 6. It’s believed that Nick will return home from his summer with Regan alone, but she will appear around the middle of the season. The timing of her appearance is due to Fox’s own pregnancy with her third child.

If we had to guess, we’d say that the writers will definitely be throwing some angst into the script. It always seems like either Jess or Nick is pining for the other while they’re in a relationship. Will Jess try to get over her feelings for Nick with someone else? Or will she just try to show him why they should be together? Fans will have to wait and see when the show returns!

New Girl season 6 returns to Fox on September 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET!

Are you excited to see Megan Fox return to ‘New Girl’?