The Walking Dead season 4, episode 9 only followed three characters but had several interesting twists.

Our recap of The Walking Dead mid-season 4 premiere traced Rick, Carl, and Michonne in the days after the disaster at the prison. We’ve separated our recap into two sections: Michonne’s journey and Rick and Carl’s.

Michonne, her two new friends, and her two old friends. We begin tonight’s episode at the prison, where the zombies have taken over. The Governor lies dead, smoke still rises from the former safe house, and we see that Michonne is watching the scene from the sidelines. She turns two zombies into armless, mouthless figures – similar to the ones she had when we first met her. On her way out, we see Hershel’s head showing signs of zombie-fication. She sends her katana through him to put him out of his misery. Bye, Hershel.

Later, we enter a dream sequence which looks like the early days of the apocalypse. Michonne is with “her lover” named Mike, their child, and a friend. She keeps her katana in the kitchen with the other knives (this is one of those strange dream occurrences). Things start turning sour when the two men are talking about how to have a life in this apocalyptic world, and go from being dressed nice, to being dirty, to being armless. Michonne screams and snaps out of the dream to see she’s been sleeping in a car.

Further on in the episode, Michonne is walking with a pretty big group of zombies – under the protection of her two zombie mules – and can’t help but notice a zombie who looks similar to herself. She decides to kill it, which naturally makes the other zombies come after her. She kills every single one of them with the katana.

She picks up on a trail and comes across Joe & Joe Jr.’s BBQ Shack, which Rick and Carl have already been through. She starts talking to herself. “Mike, I miss you. I missed you when I was with you.” She says that she was wrong, because she’s still here, and he could still be here too. It’s not clear what exactly she’s talking about, but perhaps more will be revealed in the future.

Carl and Rick. Papa Grimes is in awful condition and can’t say with certainty if they’re going to be okay. Carl is leading the charge as they try to find shelter on their own. The two have some tension between them, and Carl seems interested in making decisions on his own. The two frequently spar over things like securing their new safe house, when to eat, etc.

The next morning Carl wakes before Rick. After getting tired of waiting for dad to wake up, he tries to stir him but can’t (because he’s in such poor physical condition). His screams at his dad stir up a couple zombies outside. He goes outside to chase them away and runs into another zombie, and the walkers bring Carl to the ground. He wastes a few bullets killing them, and to us it looks like could’ve easily been killed. “I win,” he tells them. This kid has built an ego.

Carl comes back in and talks to his father – who’s still sleeping – to tell him about his zombie kills. He tells him he can’t protect anyone anymore. “They’re all gone now, because of you. [Referring to Hershel, mom, etc.] They counted on you. You were their leader! But now, you’re nothing,” he says with tears in his eyes. “I’d be fine if you died.”

With fresh confidence thanks to his zombie kills, he goes out on his own and enters another house to pick up more supplies. Being a kid, he can’t resist picking up the chocolate pudding. He goes upstairs and encounters another zombie, but this time he runs out of bullets and narrowly escapes (at the cost of losing a shoe). Apparently satisfied with his latest escape, he sits on the roof eating that pudding.

Back in the house with dad, Carl is resting next to him when he starts breathing, and he thinks Rick has turned into a zombie. He almost shoots him but can’t, and luckily his hesitation yields the fact that his dad hasn’t been turned. “I’m scared,” he admits to his still-sleeping father.

Rick finally comes to and proudly tells his son he’s a man now.

A reunion! Finally, some nice news. At the end of the episode Michonne spots the pudding tub and comes up to the house it leads to. She looks in and sees Carl and Rick, then with a smile knocks on the door. Rick looks through the peephole and starts to laugh. He tells Carl, “It’s for you,” and our guess is that Michonne is holding up the pudding tub.

Today’s episode focused on three characters, so we suspect the next couple may continue this trend of only following particular people. Because of the small group, episode 9 felt like it was moving pretty slow. On the other hand, there were interesting revelations: Carl realized he needs his father after all, and viewers got a glimpse into Michonne’s past. Her boyfriend/partner/love we see is named Mike, which is the same name her boyfriend has in the comic series. Mike’s best friend Terry is not specifically mentioned in this episode, but we can assume that the friend we see is him.

What did you think of ‘The Walking Dead’ mid-season premiere?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.