The Walking Dead has historically used the end of a season to kill off significant characters. Who’s next?

In the mid-season 4 finale we saw The Governor and Hershel die. In the season 3 finale we saw Andrea die. In the penultimate episode of season 2, Shane died. It feels like we’re due for another big death (Lizzie and Mika don’t count).

In a Reddit AMA earlier this week, The Walking Dead comic creator and TV series executive producer Robert Kirkman suggested that season 4 is going to go out in a memorable fashion. Describing the season 4 finale as “SAVAGE,” he teased, “people are going to be talking about this one. The cliffhanger at the end of season 4 will make the wait between seasons 4 and 5 the hardest wait we’ve ever had. ENJOY!”

Assuming there’s a death in addition to a cliffhanger, let’s look at the odds for each character:

– Daryl: Not likely. He’s a fan favorite (if not THE fan favorite), and killing him would upset way too many people. However, Kirkman said in the aforementioned AMA that even he isn’t safe. “While I wouldn’t say the more popular a character is the more likely they are to die, they do have to reach a certain level of popularity before they’ve ‘earned’ the death,” he wrote. “No character is too popular to die. (Suck it, Reedus!)”

The fact that he specifically name checked Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, suggests he won’t be one of the people dying.

– Beth: Somewhat likely. The character went missing a couple episodes ago after someone grabbed her and drove away. It could be someone who lives/works at Terminus that is interested in using her for whatever messed up things are going on at the so-called safe house. We think that if she does die, it’ll have to happen in front of the camera so viewers can feel the emotion. She’s too big a character for her to die off camera.

By killing Beth, Daryl will feel like a part of him has died. It’ll be just as good as killing Daryl, but without the fans freaking out. They’ll just feel sad for their favorite character.

– Rick: Not likely. He’s too big a character, and the face of the show, to die right now. While we do think that his death is inevitable given all of the close encounters he’s had, it feels too early for him to be on death’s door. With that said, we’d like to see Rick die because it would completely uproot what we know about the show. We’d love to see Carl take over as leader.

– Carol: Not likely. This character has been all about protection this season. At the start she decided to kill some people to prevent the infection from spreading, and then a couple episodes ago she killed Lizzie because she was a threat to everyone she was near. Carol is a good lady who deserves to live. By the way, if Rick dies before Carol, we’d love to see her take his position.

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– Maggie: Likely. When this character told her husband Glenn to burn the photo of her because he’d never need it again, some viewers saw a sign of foreshadowing her death. Killing Maggie so soon after her and Glenn’s reunion would break the hearts of many viewers and could be the type of thing that people would talk about for a long time between seasons 4 and 5.

– Glenn: Likely. We think Maggie and her husband have equal shots of dying given the fact that they just reunited. It would be sad and unexpected.

– Michonne and Carl: Not likely. In an international trailer for the season 4 finale we see Michonne embracing Rick’s son, which arguably suggests that they’re mourning the loss of someone else. That’s our best reasoning because we refuse to accept either of these two will be killed.

– Sasha and Bob: Not likely. These two characters haven’t been very present this season, so their deaths wouldn’t come as shocking or very upsetting. With that said, if either of them dies, we don’t think it’ll be the only death during the finale.

– Tyreese: Likely. After losing his girlfriend early in the season, maybe it’s time that Tyreese joins her on the other side. The talk between he and Carol in episode 14 showed a lot of forgiveness. It made viewers appreciate his decision to keep Carol alive. We’d feel bad if he now died, but at least he knows the truth about his woman.

– Tara: Likely. It would completely suck for Tara to die. She’s been attached to Glenn in a way that isn’t all too clear, and a scene showing him reacting to her death would be very heartbreaking. She hasn’t exactly proven her worth on a wide level, so if she died it would be sad but ultimately insignificant.

– Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita: Like Tara, these characters aren’t major since they were only introduced this season. However, this trio is on a mission to get Eugene to D.C. so he can use his supposed knowledge about how the outbreak occurred. If (IF) he’s being truthful, the death of Eugene would be a big set back. Abraham would be an equally significant death since he’s very passionate about getting Eugene to Washington.

Who do you think will die in the ‘Walking Dead’ season 4 finale?

After writing all this, we’d be disappointed if no one significant bit the bullet.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

Opening Monologue

In the opening monologue, Emma Stone reminisced about her previous appearances as host. It all led up to an awkward rendezvous with Bobby Moynihan.

The Hunt For Hil

In a digital sketch, the show spoofed the Hillary Clinton sightings happening in her hometown in upstate New York. Check out The Hunt for Hil.

Jennifer Aniston meets Vanessa Bayer’s Rachel from ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Weekend Update during Vanessa Bayer’s incredible Rachel impression. Aniston and Bayer star in the new movie “Office Christmas Party.” Check out the cameo below!

Debette Goldry

Kate McKinnon reprised her character Debette Goldry — a golden age actress who had to do crazy things to get the roles she wanted.

Shawn Mendes performs on ‘SNL’

Shawn Mendes performed two songs on the show as well. Check out his performances of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.”

Coming Up on ‘SNL’

Next week John Cena will host SNL with musical guest Maren Morris. On December 17 Casey Affleck will host along with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

Most notable in the trailer is baby Groot! He was well-loved in the first film and many wondered how involved he would become in the second film, given that he had been reborn after saving his friends. It appears that baby Groot will be just as involved in the action as before, and is causing trouble of his own! It should be fun seeing if Rocket can keep up with his friend as he grows.

Also touched upon in the trailer is Star-Lord’s feelings for Gamora. Somehow his friends are surprised by this news, and Drax even thinks it’s hilarious when the secret is made public. This whole scene makes us even more anxious to see this group together again. Only a couple more months to go! May 2017, can you please hurry up?

The official synopsis for the film teases:

“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.”

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’?

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?