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'The Walking Dead': Showrunner Scott M. Gimple on that 'massive cliffhanger'

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the season finale of The Walking Dead.]

The Walking Dead ended season 4 with a good news/bad news situation. The bad news: Most of our survivors had been captured and were being held in a train car by the folks at Terminus, who may have just exaggerated their hospitality by a weeeeeeee bit. The good news: They have their leader back. There will be no more shunning of violence by Rick Grimes, who got the party started by biting marauder Joe’s neck off and then gutting the thug who had Carl pinned down. Now he needs to get his group out their latest jam. We spoke with Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple to get his take on the finale, the return of Rick, whether the folks of Terminus may indeed be cannibals as speculated, the location of Carol, Tyreese, Judith, and Beth, and what may be in store in season 5. (Read though both pages for the entire interview. Also make sure to read our finale interviews with star Andrew Lincoln and creator Robert Kirkman.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s start with the unique framing you gave this episode. You’ve done flashbacks before but never as much back-and-forth between present and past as you did here. How did you come upon the decision to go that route and really frame not just the episode but the entire season as this evolution of Rick Grimes?
SCOTT M. GIMPLE: Yeah, there you go. Actually, I think that’s it. It was really to show that evolution of Rick. If he had wound up in that train car at any earlier in the season or in his story he would not have been prepared for what he might need to do to get out. He would not be as confident as he is at the end. And this was all about that journey to that moment and really it was to show the contrast of where he was at the beginning of the season. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Who will die? (And other fearless finale theories)

Yay! Me made it to Terminus! Sooooooooo…what now? And what is Terminus anyway? And who might not make it out of the season alive? Now presenting: a few fearless theories as to what may happen on Sunday’s season 4 finale of The Walking Dead.

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'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman says season finale will 'shock people'

They finally reached Terminus! Or at least some of them did. Glenn, Maggie, Tara, Bob, Sasha, Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita all arrived to a place with flowers blooming, crops growing, and a woman named Mary offering them a plate a food. So what now? Are the other groups (Rick, Carl, and Michonne…Tyreese and Carol…Daryl and the marauders…Beth) far behind? Whatever happens on Sunday’s season 4 Walking Dead finale, creator Robert Kirkman promises it will be intense. And he also says it will all come down to former group leader Rick Grimes.

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'The Walking Dead': See exclusive images from the season's penultimate episode

The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead’s fourth season is almost upon us! But you don’t have to wait until Sunday night to get your fix. We have a few exclusive images from the episode for you right here. (Click through all three pages to see them all!) First up is Rick Grimes rocking his new iconic look from the comics with the white shirt and fur-lined jacked. Looks like Rick is also rocking a growing beard and a heavy piece of artillery as well. But who — or what— is he looking at? Terminus, perhaps? (Click here for the full uncropped version of the photo.)

NEXT: Carl gets pensive

'The Walking Dead': Gale Anne Hurd discusses that 'incredibly profound' episode and what's next

Is that last Walking Dead episode still sinking in? If so, that’s not such a surprise seeing as how the events of “The Grove” — in which Carol shot her “adopted” daughter Lizzie in the head after Lizzie stabbed and killed her sister Mika to prove that she would come back to life — were definitely hard to digest. (Get it? Digest? Zombies? Oh, never mind.) We already chatted with Carol herself, Melissa McBride, about the controversial episode, and also got the full lowdown from showrunner Scott M. Gimple, but I know what you’re thinking: What the heck does producer Gale Anne Hurd have to say about this whole thing? Well, that’s what I was thinking too so I caught up with Hurd to get her take on the episode as well as her thoughts on season 4 and fan reaction to the show, as well as a tease on what to expect next and an update as to that big Walking Dead spin-off. So read on…if you dare. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: 'Orphan Black' creators promise new bad guys and new clones

We already made the big reveal last week that about a new clone named Jennifer Fitzsimmons being introduced on season 2 of Orphan Black, but the creators of the show — Graeme Manson and John Fawcett — may not be stopping there. The duo called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), and when asked whether there may be even more clones introduced in season 2, they indicated that there indeed could be hope for additional sightings. “If one were going to go fishing for a new clone in our pond,” says Manson, “you might have a chance of catching another.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead:' Showrunner Scott Gimple does a deep dive on Sunday's shocking episode

It was the episode that set social media on fire. And now Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple breaks down the heart-wrenching episode that was “The Grove.” [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Maria Doyle Kennedy talks about the mysterious past of Mrs. S

Orphan Black is a show about an unraveling mystery involving clones. But the most mysterious character of all may be Sarah’s foster mother, Mrs. S. As if Mrs. S’ relationship with Sarah is not complicated enough, questions were raised at the end of season 1 as to whether she may have been involved in something called Project LEDA that may be somehow connected to the creation of the clones. EW sat down with Maria Doyle Kennedy — who plays Mrs. S (or Siobhan) — on a couch in Felix’s loft during a break in filming on season 2 (which premieres April 19 on BBC America) to chat about her character’s past, present, and future. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Melissa McBride on Carol's 'devastating' decision

It’s The Walking Dead episode that has everyone talking, and now the woman at the center of it all — Melissa McBride, who plays Carol — gives her take on the events of last night’s episode, “The Grove.” [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead.] READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Jordan Gavaris talks Felix and having the best fake accent on TV

When people meet Jordan Gavaris for the first time, the reaction is usually the same: “Wait, you’re not British?” But don’t feel sorry for Gavaris. He brought this all on himself with his flawlessly flamboyant portrayal of Sarah’s foster brother Felix on BBC America’s Orphan Black. The accent employed by Canadian born and bred Gavaris to play the English Felix is so convincing, in fact, that even after hanging out several times on and off set with Gavaris, I’m still not entirely convinced that it’s not his normal accent that he’s faking. The distinction became even murkier when I caught up with the actor in his trailer on set of filming for season 2 on Orphan Black (which returns on BBC America April 19), because when Gavaris is filming scenes as Felix, he stays in accent all day long rather than flipping back and forth. He also uses different words and employs many of Felix’s mannerisms to help stay in character. So, essentially, you’re talking to Jordan as Felix. Or is it Felix as Jordan? Like I said…confusing. In any event, here’s part of our chat in which Gavaris talks about meeting the fans, understanding the scripts, and trying to convince people on his show that he’s not actually from the U.K.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do people still get freaked out when they find out that you’re not actually British and that is just a phony accent you use for Felix?
JORDAN GAVARIS: Oh, yeah. Michiel Huisman is playing a character on the show and he was notably frightened when I turned it off at the end of the day. At the read through I’m also in character because…well, I’m just a weirdo. Even the way I interact with people and the gestures I use are different. But to answer your question that I’ve prattled on about, yes, they get weird. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': 'By no means are we saying that Cosima chooses to be gay' says Tatiana Maslany

One of the surprise breakout hits of 2013, BBC America’s Orphan Black developed a small but passionate fan base of viewers who followed the show about a group of female clones caught up in a war between their evolutionary-obsessed creators who have been monitoring their every move, and the people who consider them an abomination against God and want them dead. In addition to women in general, who enjoyed seeing several smart and tough female characters portrayed, the LGBT community via fan groups like the #Clonesbians latched on to the show thanks to two characters in particular: Sarah’s gay foster brother Felix (played by Jordan Gavaris), and one of the clones, Cosima (played, like all of the clones, by Tatiana Maslnay), who developed a relationship with her female monitor, Delphine (Evelyne Brochu).

The show was praised for showcasing strong and complex gay characters whose sexuality was not their only defining characteristic, and I asked Maslany about that praise on the Felix’s loft set during a break in filming on season 2 (which premieres April 19). “Yeah, that one means a lot to Jordan and I both,” says Maslany of the support from the LGBT community. “I mean, I’m honored in any way to speak to that community and to be playing a role. We sort of embrace the idea of every human having the potential to be anything, and I think that opens the door for all kinds of dialogue about sexuality and about gender. And it’s exciting material that is not always on screen in a respectful way. And I don’t mean respectful in the sense of martyrdom, I mean respectful in the sense of flawed, complex performance and characters.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman on why Sunday's episode is the one you 'absolutely' have to watch

We’re hitting the home stretch of season 4 for AMC’s The Walking Dead, and according to creator Robert Kirkman, said homestretch is going to be a doozy. That doozydom — yes, I just made that word up — will begin this Sunday night with an episode that Kirkman insists is “definitely one that people are going to remember and it’s definitely one people are going to talk about. If there is one episode of The Walking Dead that you absolutely had to watch this season, it would be this one.”

Translation: Uh-oh. Every time I hear something like that I get very nervous for everyone on screen. I chatted with Kirkman to get his take on the second half of season 4 so far — which has seen our big collection of survivors divided up into smaller groups — and have him look ahead to the pivotal episode on Sunday. READ FULL STORY

'Orphan Black': Meet the new clone! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

A brand new season of Orphan Black means a brand new clone. And we have all the intel on said clone right here! Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, a 28-year old teacher and swim coach. And you are about to meet Jennifer the same way Cosima does, through a series of video diaries that Cosima discovers while researching her own respiratory illness.

According to co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, Cosima may not like what she finds. “Jennifer is a bright-eyed Midwestern pure of heart girl,” says Manson. But, as Fawcett explains, “Jennifer is a clone who was naïve, she didn’t know she was a clone, and was being monitored by her boyfriend. She gets sick, and with a kind of the version of the illness that Katja had. And of course, a version of the illness that Cosima has. Just that discovery alone is the kind of discovery that shakes Cosima. It really rattles her.”

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