Another incredible episode of The Walking Dead aired last night, and we finally found out who was calling Rick. Plus, what happened between Andrea and the Governor? Our Walking Dead recap covers it all.

One of the main focuses of tonight’s episode was Rick’s phone conversations – but who was calling?

The first call comes from a woman, who tells him she is in a safe place far away. Rick pleads to let his group come to them, telling her, “We’re dying here.”

After this first call, Rick finally joins the rest of the group, but says he’s just “checking in on Carl” even though he barely glances at his son. At least Rick looks like he’s cleaned himself up.

The second call comes from a man, who appears to act as Rick’s conscience, asking him how many people he has killed. The man also asks how Rick lost his wife, and Rick seems sane enough to respond by asking how the caller knew he lost his wife. Even though the caller says it’s because he mentioned kids but no wife, Rick doesn’t elaborate on losing Lori.
 

Rick Grimes
 

Eventually Hershel comes to check in on Rick and offers him comfort. He lets Rick know how thankful he is that Rick saved his life, and Hershel also tells him that Lori was sorry. Hershel picks up the phone and listens, but we don’t know if he hears a dial tone or not.

We’re guessing not, and Hershel just sees this as a part of the grieving process for Rick.

The third call Rick receives comes from another woman. She asks him how his wife died and tells him that he needs to talk about it, but she calls him by his name, which he never gave. He asks her how she knows his name, and the line goes dead.

The fourth and final call comes from another woman, who we quickly learn is Lori. She enlightens Rick that the previous calls were from Amy, Jim, and Jackie, respectively (which we heard rumors of earlier this week). Rick realizes that the calls were all in his head.

He cries to Lori on the phone, telling her that he loved her, loves her, and that he couldn’t put it back together. Our hearts break for Rick as he mourns the loss of his wife and the future they would never have. This call acts as absolution for Rick’s inattentiveness to Lori toward the end, and she tells him to look after Carl and the baby.

After the call starts breaking up, Rick finally hangs up the phone. He returns to his son and new baby girl, and we see him truly care for her for the first time. It’s a very sweet moment for the Grimes family. Rick appears to have overcome his crazy side.
 

Merle Dixon
 

Merle is sent on a mission to take out Michonne with three other guys from Woodbury, and they stumble upon a clever “bitergram” from Michonne that says, “Go back.” Ignoring the message, Merle pushes on, and Michonne kills two of his men.

Michonne doesn’t get off too easily though since Merle shoots her in the leg, but she is able to run away. Merle and “Neil” (actually Garguilo) fight about whether or not to follow her. Merle kills Garguilo for disagreeing and heads back to Woodbury to tell the Governor that Michonne is dead.

Though Michonne is injured and seems to be easy prey for walkers, they walk right past her since she is covered in zombie guts. While wandering to a nearby town, Michonne sees Glenn and Maggie as they make a supply run.
 

Glenn on The Walking Dead
 

She watches them closely as they grab formula and food from the store, but Merle sneaks up on them before Michonne can follow them. He ends up taking Maggie hostage and forces Glenn to drive them all to Woodbury. Michonne watches them leave, but she also grabs the basket of baby formula.

Over in Woodbury, Andrea is making some bad choices when she defies the general protocol of lookouts on the wall, and when she gives into feelings she has for the Governor. He seduces her, telling her that he admires her fight, and she ends up sleeping with him. After Shane, Andrea continues to have terrible taste in men. Maybe she really is a good fit for Woodbury.

Merle interrupts the lovebirds, and the Governor is disappointed that Merle didn’t bring Michonne’s head or sword to him. Merle promises to find their new prisoners’ camp.

Daryl continues to prove himself as the show’s heartthrob, with his connection to Carl over their mother’s deaths. Talking Dead’s “Fresh Buzz” reports that Daryl acts as an older brother to Carl, and they connect because Daryl is a childlike adult and Carl is an adult-like child. That description fits their relationship perfectly.
 

Daryl Dixon
 

While spending some alone time deep in the prison, Daryl watches as someone keeps banging on a door, and he assumes it’s a walker. When he opens the door and is ready to strike, he finds Carol – huzzah! We knew she wasn’t dead. Daryl carries her back to the others.

Everything ends on such a happy note at the prison (aside from Glenn and Maggie missing). We know it won’t last, especially since Michonne shows up at the prison fence, carrying the basket from Glenn and Maggie’s supply run.

We don’t think Rick will give Michonne much trouble, but she has some bad news for them.

We’re just so excited that she has finally joined up with our main group.

Next week is going to be a rough one, and we fear what awaits Maggie and Glenn at the Governor’s hand.

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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?