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.
 

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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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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

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The final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars will air starting in April 2017.

The news was announced via Facebook Live by the Pretty Little Liars creator, Marlene King, along with the stars of the show, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse. You can still watch the video on the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

The conclusion of the show has been rumored for quite a while now, with King even stating earlier in the year that season 7 would likely be the end of Pretty Little Liars “as we know it.” However, up until now, speculation continued about how the show could potentially continue past its seventh season.

A possible film was previously discussed as an option to end the series, but that seems to be off the table now. The series finale will now be a “two-hour, drama-filled television event.”

As for what we can expect for the final 10 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, it will “continue to be filled with homecomings and reunions.” We’ve already seen so many familiar and forgotten faces in season 7, so it will be nice to be able to say a final goodbye to even more characters.

On top of the returning characters, we can also expect a wedding! Obviously Ezria is the couple to watch for this, since they recently got engaged, but you never really know with Pretty Little Liars.

The summer finale of Pretty Little Liars season 7 is airing tomorrow, August 30, so we will have a long wait before the final 10 episodes air in April 2017.

The series finale will be followed by the premiere of Marlene King’s new series, Famous In Love. If you need a Pretty Little Liars fix after the show ends, this may be a good show for you to check out!

Famous In Love will be another one-hour drama that will supposedly “put the spotlight on the dark side of fame.” It is based on the novel of the same name, written by Rebecca Serle.

How do you feel about ‘Pretty Little Liars’ ending with season 7?

Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Behind-the-scenes looks at next year’s live-action Beauty and the Beast continue to leak off the animated film’s 25th Anniversary Edition, arriving in September.

Today we have four new previews. This one’s a particular doozy because we get to see a first look (sort of) at Emma Watson as Belle, who has yet to be unveiled in full. The dress she’s wearing in this concept art may be best remembered from the animated movie for its appearance in the scenes surrounding the song “Belle”:

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Three pieces of concept art appear to have been drawn up for the costume department. We’re also getting a look at Gaston (Luke Evans) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson):

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Finally, we have a shot of Luke Evans and a woman rehearsing a dance scene that appears to take place on top of a table. In the background you can see additional concept art depicting Mrs. Potts (in kettle form), Chip, and a piano (who might be played by Stanley Tucci and named Cadenza):

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Last week we got to see several other first looks from this same behind-the-scenes featurette, including Dan Stevens as the Beast (human form), Cogsworth, and Lumière.

At this rate, the whole behind-the-scenes look may be spoiled by the time the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is released to the world on September 20.

The live-action Beauty and the Beast arrives this March and is directed by Bill Condon.

Report: Warner Bros. wants Daniel Radcliffe to return for ‘Cursed Child’ movie

File this one under: Crazy rumor that's also somehow... plausible? (But it's probably not gonna happen.)

10:49 am EDT, August 29, 2016

If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

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If Warner Bros. are indeed working on a movie version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they’ll likely be looking to bring back the o.g. Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

At least that’s the hot buzz from NY Daily News, whose “Tinseltown sources” also say that a movie version of the play could arrive as early as 2020, and that it might evolve into a trilogy about Harry and his son Albus.

Daniel Radcliffe — the same Daniel Radcliffe who proclaimed in 2010 that “I’m working very hard to establish myself as an actor outside of this series,” and who hasn’t even been to see Cursed Child yet — is reportedly Warner Bros.’ choice to play Harry in the series, which (as unlikely as it is to actually happen) may very well be true.

After all, as amazing as Jamie Parker is as Harry Potter on stage, Warner Bros., must be aware that most Harry Potter fans won’t be able to see the play live, and therefore wouldn’t necessarily be as hyped about a ‘Harry Potter movie’ that didn’t star the actors from the original movie series.

Related: Have you read all of Hypable’s original Cursed Child coverage? (There’s a lot!)

As NY Daily News notes, however, Radcliffe is very much doing his own thing, with even the sources admitting that he’d “need some persuading” before agreeing to reprise the role he’s trying very hard to distance himself from.

Aside from this small inconvenience, there are plenty of other reasons why this would not — and perhaps should not — work out.

First of all, Dan Radcliffe is currently 27 years old, and if Warner Bros. was really planning the Cursed Child movie for 2020, he’d have to play the part of a 36-40-year-old Harry in the movie at age >30. We all remember how awkward the Deathly Hallows epilogue turned out, and we’re sure there aren’t many of us who’d want an hours-long version of that (for not to mention the possibility that they’d split this story into two movies).

Second, once they got Radcliffe back, they’d have to get everyone else, too. You couldn’t just have the original Harry back while introducing a brand new Hermione, Ron, Draco, Ginny, etc.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly: Daniel Radcliffe is not Harry Potter. While movie fans will probably always see Radcliffe’s face when thinking about the character, he existed on the pages of the novel series first, which means a potential Cursed Child movie wouldn’t be recasting anyone if they went with new actors — they’d simply pick a new, older set of actors to embody the iconic characters.

Having seen the play on stage, this writer would personally much rather see the original Cursed Child cast reprise their roles for any eventual movie version that Warner Bros. puts together. A lot of the play’s success hinges on these actors’ performances and chemistry, and it’d be a shame to lose that magic on screen.

Would you want to see Daniel Radcliffe back as Harry Potter in a ‘Cursed Child’ movie?