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.

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!