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:

Your ‘Walking Dead’ recap: What did you think of episode 14, ‘The Grove’?

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 AMC.com’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.

The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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