The Walking Dead 3×10 “Home” wasn’t for the faint hearted. Daryl showed his scars, Rick faced his insanity, and there was another death. Warning, spoilers!

Episode 10 in season three of The Walking Dead titled ‘Home’ was as much about confrontation as anything else. Glenn, Maggie, Rick, the Governor, Daryl and Merle all showed their spots in this non-stop, hard hitting instalment of the series; and there’s a lot of ground to cover.

The Prison

This episode delved deeper into Rick’s mind as his hallucinations about Lori from the midseason premiere continued. Following the vision of a woman in a white bridal dress out of the prison’s safety, Rick sees Lori and is comforted by her when she cradles his face in her hands. Michonne having witnessed Rick caressing thin air, looks on at the solitary man almost pityingly.

Glenn, consumed by rage plotted and planned with the rest of the prison survivors how to attack the Governor and Woodbury, but also on how to fortify the prison should they be overrun by walkers, or should the Governor attack first. Hershel suggests that they flee as they’re sitting ducks in the prison.

In the contention, Maggie storms out of the main room to her cell where we later find her crying when Glenn goes to see her following a discussion with Hershel. We then find out Maggie was not raped by the Governor, but completely shamed and humiliated, and Glenn seems almost relieved, which spurs on Maggie’s anger when she asks him to go.

Carol and Axel spend time together up on the prison catwalk where they create a wall which they could duck behind out of metal sheeting and wood pallets. Following Daryl’s desertion of the group, could Carol have found her match?

Glenn filled with frustration following his spat with Maggie, and Hershel’s attempt to calm him down fruitless, jumps into a car a speeds off into the distance. Hershel then hobbles over to the fence to call Rick over. Rick reveals to him that he’s been seeing Lori, but that he knows “it’s not really her, but there’s got to be a reason.” Hershel begs Rick to listen, telling him that the group needs him now more than ever, but Rick unwaveringly walks back to the woods.

 

Woodbury


Meanwhile, Andrea was once again fooled by the Governor’s smooth talking. His insincere plea for her to take over control of Woodbury as he was not longer fit as leader, and his promise to live and let live left Andrea looking doubtful but almost grateful to him for his magnanimousness. However, she soon susses out that all is not that meets the eye when he’s unreachable, and a few of his best fighters are out of Woodbury too. She demands Milton to let her know where the Governor has gone when she can’t find him. Milton having previously sworn his allegiance to the Governor and promising to keeps tabs on Andrea, dodges her questioning and Andrea is left fearing the worst.

 

In the woods

Alongside all of this, Daryl and Merle are left walking through the woods with nothing but “mosquitos and ants.” Merle suggests they fish, and so the brothers make their way to the nearby creek. Merle chides Daryl for having lost his sense of direction as Daryl belives it to be ‘Yellow Jacket creek’ up ahead; but before they can carry on arguing about it, Daryl hears a baby’s cry and a family are stuck on the bridge surrounded by walkers, including a mother and her baby stuck in a car.

Jumping to the rescue, against Merle’s wishes, Daryl saves the family from the zombie horde (including some pretty brutal zombie head trunk smashing manoeuvres!) and Merle helps half-heartedly. Once all the walkers have been killed, Merle started rummaging through the family’s car, and Daryl, disgusted by his brother’s behaviour, aims his crossbow at Merle’s head and threatens him. Once the family are safely away, Daryl strides off, leaving Merle behind (also, Daryl was right, it was ‘Yellow Jacket creek’)

Merle then follows Daryl into the woods, and ridicules him for his show of courage, despite the chance that he could have been killed for the benefit of strangers. Sparking an argument, the brother’s tussle, and Daryl’s shirt is torn, revealing to Merle the scars of their father’s abuse. Merle is taken aback and apologises to Daryl for having left him when he was a child, but Daryl is furious, and tells Merle that he is going “back to where I belong.” Merle moans that he won’t be accepted by the prison survivors, but Daryl unmoved says, “I may be the one that’s walkin’ away, but you’re the one that’s leavin’.”

 

The Governor’s Revenge

In the prison’s courtyard, Carol and Axel chat idlely. Axel is then shot and killed instantly,  and all hell breaks loose. The Governor, at the tree line, raises his weapon to continue the bloodshed.

Whilst everyone at the prison runs for cover, the Governor and his men shoot persistently at the survivors. Then, a truck breaks through the prison gates and stops. The Governor smiles as he watches the back open and the undead stream out. Hershel, trapped in the area, is left to fend for himself as the Governor and his crew leave. Glenn arrives just as the Governor has left and collects Hershel and Michonne from the field, driving them to safety.

Rick, stuck outside the prison fences, is surrounded by walkers. Facing almost certain death he grapples with a biter, when luckily a crossbow arrow pieces straight through the walkers head. Daryl and Merle then emerge from the treeline and wipe out the remaining walkers. Rick acknowledges Daryl but ignores Merle, walks to the fences and stares toward the prison with a dark and dangerous look in his eyes; the yard swarming with walkers.

What do you think is next for Rick and co? Will the Governor be back to wreak havoc?

The Walking Dead 3×11 “I Ain’t a Judas” will be on AMC this Sunday, Feb 24 9/8 ET/PT.

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

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Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ episode count

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“They truncated all of the books into a two hour movie,” Harris said of the Unfortunate Events movie starring Jim Carrey, noting that it just wasn’t a great adaptation. “And there’s thirteen books in the series. So [Netflix’s take] is more spread out. Each book is going to be two episodes. We did the first four books, the first eight episodes of the show.”

As for the tone of the show? Great news: “It’s super dark,” he said. “It’s a much darker on the take on the material than has been seen before.”

When Kelly asked Harris if her kids could watch it, the actor dropped some interesting information about Neflix’s plans:

“I hope so!” he replied. “It’s not Rated-R dark. It’s the most expensive show that they’ve ever done. It’s the first one they call a four quadrant show, so they’re try to get four different quadrants to like it. So in addition to being for adults and for 20-somethings and teenagers, they want it to be for kids as well.”

Dark, appealing to all ages, and two episodes per book? We are so down.

Netflix has yet to share a premiere date for A Series of Unfortunate Events, but we’ll keep you posted.

Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

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Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

Everything you need to know about ‘Luke Cage’

The man

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We first met Luke in the series premiere of Jessica Jones and he was in the majority of the episodes for the season. He owned a bar in Hell’s Kitchen and made it a priority to stay away from complications. Too bad Jessica Jones is the definition of complicated. Sweet Christmas.

With chemistry pretty much off the charts, it didn’t take long for Luke and Jessica to start hooking up. Unfortunately, between Kilgrave’s manipulations and Jessica’s lies, the situation came to a head and Luke found out it was Jessica who was responsible for his wife’s death way back when Kilgrave was livin’ large with Jessica at his side.

Luke left after that, but not before he ran into Kilgrave with the intention of killing the man. Instead, Kilgrave used his power of mind control to plant Luke back into Jessica’s life and keep an eye on her until it was time for Kilgrave to use his trump card. He even forced Luke to blow up his own bar.

In a final confrontation, where Kilgrave once again played with Jessica’s emotions, Luke said he didn’t forgive her for killing his wife and, under Kilgrave’s power, attacked her until she was forced to put a shotgun to his head and pull the trigger.

Thanks to Luke’s powers, he survived, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t some damage. Luke was unconscious, and Jessica was forced to bring him to the hospital where Claire used her position as a nurse to sneak him back to Jessica’s apartment and keep an eye on him.

By the end of the series, once Kilgrave was killed and Jessica was arrested, Luke recovered from his injuries and left Jessica’s apartment when Claire wasn’t looking.

The myth

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Luke Cage’s powers are not unlike Jessica’s, though where they both share a similar level of strength, Luke has the added benefit of unbreakable skin. The experiments he was subjected to didn’t make him completely impervious to injury, as seen when the shotgun blast rattled his brain so much it did some internal damage. Areas like his eyes are also open to injury, if Claire sticking that needle through the socket is any indication.

Luke is also just, you know, a big guy. Is intimidation a supernatural ability? Because if so, this guy has got it in spades. He’s a good fighter and obviously used to dealing with the seedier side of the city, so even without his powers, he’d be good to have in a fight.

Luke Cage from the comics isn’t much different, though his interactions with other superheroes have given him an additional leg up. For instance, Iron Fist has taught Luke Cage additional fighting techniques, but we haven’t seen that in the MCU since Iron Fist has yet to debut on Netflix and it’s uncertain what their interactions will be like.

Apparently Luke also has a sweet jacket that’s as impervious as his skin. Given all the clothes we see him go through in the trailers for the upcoming season, perhaps we’ll see him gain a useful item like this in the upcoming freshman run.

The legend

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Luke Cage is already making a name for himself by the end of Jessica Jones, and it’s clear that season 1 of his own show is only going to further his story as a legendary hero. If you want to avoid spoilers at all costs, skip this section. If you’d like to get familiar with some of the show’s upcoming new characters, read on.

In Luke Cage season 1, it’s clear that Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth will be to Luke as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin was to Matt Murdock’s Daredevil. This is the guy who wears the crown around Harlem (where Luke has recently moved following his interactions with Jessica), and it’s pretty clear Stokes took no time in pissing off Luke.

Mariah Dillard will be an enemy of a different variety, as she’s a powerful local politician who also happens to be Stokes’ cousin. From the trailers it looks like the two are in business together, but the relationship is contentious at best. Alvarez/Shades, an associate of Cottonmouth, is also going to cause some problems for Luke.

On the other side of the line you have Misty Knight, a police detective who has Luke Cage on her radar. She might also be causing some problems for our hero, but she’s definitely one of the good guys. Her partner is Rafael Scarfe.

Claire will also be returning, this time in a starring role, so the hope is we’ll be seeing plenty of the nurse who is heroic in her own way. She might not have supernatural abilities, but she heals who she can, despite their various complications. She’s also there to light a fire up under the asses of heroes who might be losing their way — and she’s very good at her job.

Everyone’s favorite crook, Turk, will also be showing up in Luke Cage, as will Claire’s mother, Soledad. You can also expect Willis Stryker/Diamondback to play a part this season. He’s tied up with Cottonmouth and Shades and definitely has something against Luke. In the comics, they go way back, and Stryker even had a thing for Luke’s wife, Reva.

Here’s the latest trailer for ‘Luke Cage’ season 1

‘Luke Cage’ season 1 will be exclusively available to stream on Netflix come September 30

Once Upon a Time season 6 will see Sean Maguire’s Robin Hood at least one more time! Come on, is anyone ever really gone for good on this show?

Remember when Hook died, but he really didn’t? Remember when Neal died, but we got see him again in limbo between reality and the Underworld? Well, Robin Hood is following a similar Once Upon a Time narrative arc as EW confirms that the outlaw will return in season 6.

Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis confirmed the news saying, “We’re thrilled to have Sean back for this story arc and are excited for the audience to see what we have planned, which in the wake of his character’s heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising.”

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Once Upon a Time season 6 will see Sean Maguire’s Robin Hood at least one more time! Come on, is anyone ever really gone for good on this show?

Remember when Hook died, but he really didn’t? Remember when Neal died, but we got see him again in limbo between reality and the Underworld? Well, Robin Hood is following a similar Once Upon a Time narrative arc as EW confirms that the outlaw will return in season 6.

Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis confirmed the news saying, “We’re thrilled to have Sean back for this story arc and are excited for the audience to see what we have planned, which in the wake of his character’s heartbreaking demise, is something we hope is unexpected and surprising.”

Bringing back characters is one of the major reasons why characters on this show can never have closure. In the aftermath of season 5’s most remarkable death, Once Upon a Time took the necessary steps to give Regina closure. In Neal’s apartment (once again, reviving Neal’s presence for Emma), Regina began to process the reality of her life through a letter from Robin.

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Kitsis makes note that Regina’s course of action this season will deal with processing her grief. “I can tell you that a lot of this year is about Regina dealing with loss and moving on, because I think Regina has the most unfair luck of anybody, but that’s what makes her Regina,” says Kitsis.

We already caught some of that in the season 6 opener where Regina talks with Snow White about her character’s story and its various interpretations. If the feather floating away from Regina on the bench was a nod to her finding the strength to let go even a little bit, what will Robin’s return mean for her mentally? Regina needs all her faculties to face the most terrifying adversary this season– herself.

What will Robin’s return look like?

Maybe he will appear Jiminy Cricket style and remind her of her best qualities as she faces the Evil Queen. Or perhaps he will appear to save his daughter through some kind of intrinsic bond that exists between them? Maybe that feather actually means a bit more than we give it credit for!

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Kitsis and Horowitz note that Sean Maguire will have “an arc” meaning it is likely that he will appear in more than one episode.

What are some of your theories for Robin’s involvement in season 6? Let us know in comments!

Once Upon a Time season 6, episode 2, “A Bitter Draught,” airs Sunday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.