The Walking Dead season 4, episode 14, “The Grove,” saw two surprise deaths wrapped in one very emotional storyline.

Last week’s episode of the show saw Maggie, Bob, and Sasha on the way to Terminus, while Daryl encountered a new biker-type group led by Joe. Tonight, both of those story lines were placed on hold.

The story

“The Grove” begins with Carol and Lizzie having a late night chat about Terminus. “Do you think there will be kids there?” the latter wonders with hope. We also hear Carol talk about her daughter, calling her sweet and admitting she misses her every day. “Would you miss me?” Lizzie asks. “I won’t have to miss you,” Carol answers.

The next day Carol and Tyreese discuss Lizzie’s inability to understand the threat the zombies are. They continue down the train tracks and stop for water. Tyreese spots a zombie coming towards them and almost kills him, but Lizzie – with Judith in her arms – asks him to not do it. He’s trapped in a hole, so this walker is not a threat. Meanwhile, Carol is trying to lecture Mika about the fact that she’ll reach a point where she has to kill another human. It doesn’t work on her, however.

After finding a safe house, the group sees a fire in the distance. Tyreese and Carol then clear the house, but while they’re in there Mika and Lizzie face a zombie outside. Lizzie has a problem accepting the walker’s death, and later she starts playing with a zombie, which Carol kills because the walker was (obviously) going to kill her.

Tyreese suggests to Carol that they live in this safe house, but the nice thoughts don’t last long. When zombies come out from the nearby fire, the girls decide to join in on the zombie killing with their two elders. Later, Carol also thinks this safe house would be a nice place to stay for a while. Tyreese adds that they may not be ready to be around other people yet.

Tyreese then talks about how he misses Karen, and for a moment it looks like Carol is going to come clean about killing her. She doesn’t, however, but the way Tyreese is speaking, it sounds like he could be understanding if she took a few minutes to explain herself.

When they walk back to the house, they see Lizzie has shockingly killed Mika. She says she was going to do it to Judith too. Why? So we can see…some theory Lizzie has in her messed up head. Tyreese brings Lizzie and Judith back into the house.

Lizzie and Mika clearly are having problems adapting to this apocalyptic world, but it’s to be expected given their young age. Carol seems to think they can be in fighting shape right now, but it’s not an easy task. We also learned that Lizzie was the one feeding the walkers at the prison (there was evidence of this a couple episodes ago too). Tyreese wonders if it was her who killed Karen, but Carol doesn’t think so.

The episode’s ending

Carol and Lizzie go on a walk to gather flowers for Mika. Lizzie apologizes for pulling a gun on Carol (expressing no remorse for killing her sister) and starts staring at flowers. “Just look at the flowers, Lizzie, just look at the flowers,” Carol says as she starts to back away from the girl who she says she loves. Carol sends one bullet through her.

She and Tyreese then bury the two girls. That night, the two put together a puzzle and Carol reveals that she killed Karen and David. She explains herself as best she can. “I had to stop the outbreak,” she pleads while pushing a gun towards Tyreese. He asks if the kill was quick, and she says yes. He’s visibly shaken by this revelation but doesn’t kill Carol and instead forgives her. “You’re never going to forget it happened. You did it, it’s a part of you now. But I forgive you,” he says to her.

They decide that they don’t need to stay at the safe house, so onward to Terminus they go. Judith can be seen on Tyreese’s back in a baby carrier, as he and Carol leave the grove. We didn’t see any other characters this episode, but that will change next week, as we saw in the preview for episode 15:

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Episode 14 had a heck of a lot of heart packed into it and obviously some of the darker moments this season has had to offer. Notably, Chris Hardwicke’s Talking Dead introduction felt really sad coming off such a powerful story.

You can watch tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead online beginning Monday, March 17 via the stream on’s website. You must have digital cable credentials so you can prove you are a paying customer.

There are only two more episodes left in The Walking Dead season 4. Episode 15, titled “Us,” airs Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific on AMC.

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’?