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Melanie Linn Gutowski is a writer, researcher and historian from Pittsburgh, Pa. Her writing has appeared around the Web and in local and national publications. Connect with Melanie on Twitter @MissMellie_

'The Walking Dead': Lori Finally Says What We've Wanted to Hear

October 22nd, 2012 12:40pm EDT
The Walking Dead - Lori
"I've been a sh!tty wife and I know I'm not winning any Mother-of-the-Year awards."

With these words, Lori Grimes finally gave voice to what many 'Walking Dead' fans have been thinking for the past two seasons.

As noted in last week's season three premiere, Lori is estranged from husband Rick and son Carl, who seem to be fed up with her manipulative, frivolous behavior concerning the twice-deceased Shane Walsh. In last night's episode, she made an attempt to admit her own sins but stopped short of a full-blown apology, seeing as sincere apologies don't generally have the effect of making ...
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'The Walking Dead' Season Three: Catching Up With The Survivors

October 15th, 2012 11:32am EDT
The Walking Dead
It's been a long seven months waiting for AMC's "The Walking Dead" to return to the airwaves, which means the showrunners had to be sure they wouldn't disappoint the fans. Last night's season three premiere had something for everyone: exotic zombie kills for the gore lovers; internal strife for the drama lovers; and the return of beloved characters for the graphic novel diehards.

Here's a look at where all of the characters seem to have ended up after the season two finale:

***SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE SHOW & GRAPHIC NOVELS***

Rick - The oft-referenced "Ricktatorship" is in full swing here....
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'Once Upon a Time' Recap: 'Dreamy'

April 4th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Once Upon a Time
In Fairy Tale Land, a clumsy fairy-in-training is cautioned by the Blue Fairy to guard her fairy dust carefully. As the two fly off, the clumsy fairy spills some of her dust, which finds its way into an underground hatching facility. The dust causes the egg to hatch early, revealing the dwarf we know as Grumpy.
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Leroy, the town drunk, eats breakfast in Granny's Diner when Mary Margaret walks in to announce the need for volunteers for Storybrooke's annual Miner's Day festival. she gets no takers to help sell candles to support the town's convent.

Mary Margaret explains to Emma about the ...
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Interview - 'Hugo' Star Michael Stuhlbarg: The Film Is 'Like A Pop-Up Book In Real Life'

March 19th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
'Hugo'
Author’s note: This review contains spoilers.

Hugo star Michael Stuhlbarg seems to have been just as amazed by the world of the Oscar-winning film as fans and critics alike.

"It was amazing...like being in a pop-up book, but in real life," he said in a recent interview.

Indeed, 'Hugo' is a story that teems with childlike wonderment and curiosity. The film, based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, tells the tale of an orphan who lives Paris’ Gare Montparnasse and his struggles to repair an automaton left to him by his father. As Hugo (Asa B...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'What Happened To Frederick'

February 22nd, 2012 1:47pm EST
Once Upon a Time
In this episode, the story becomes more complicated when it is literally rewritten. Princess Abigail and Prince James part ways.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Fairy Tale Land, King George greets Princess Abigail in the days leading to her wedding. Prince James, however, has escaped and the royal guards are giving chase. Just when James thinks he's lost them, he is accosted by two hooded men.
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At the Nolan house, David and Kathryn eat supper. Kathryn announces that she's been accepted into law schoo...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 'Triggerfinger'

February 22nd, 2012 10:15am EST
The Walking Dead
In this episode, new drama ensues when Dave & Tony's friends come looking for them; Rick learns about the threat Shane truly represents.

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Lori awakens in her overturned car as a walker tries to pry his way into a hole in the windshield.

At the bar, Rick and Glenn scavenge weapons and ammunition from the bodies of Dave and Tony when they suddenly see headlights. The two of them and Hershel duck for cover and hear the voices of three men approaching the bar, calling for Dave and Tony.

Lori struggles with the walker, finally wrenching her wiper controls free and stabbing them into its ...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 'Nebraska' (Mid-Season Premiere)

February 21st, 2012 9:45am EST
The Walking Dead
In the mid-season premiere, Rick's group and Hershel's family deal with the aftermath of their grisly discovery; Rick meets some new "friends."

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Rick stands over Sophia's body as Daryl tries to comfort a hysterical Carol. Hershel is beside himself. Beth finds her mother's body in the pile and flips her over. Beth's mother, Annette, isn't dead yet, and attacks. Andrea puts a pickaxe through her head.

Shane confronts Hershel over Sophia having been in the barn while the group members were trying to look for her. Hershel says they didn't know she was there; Otis may have put her there be...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 'Pretty Much Dead Already' (Mid-Season Finale)

February 15th, 2012 9:13am EST
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In the mid-season finale, secrets come tumbling out about Hershel's farm and its inhabitants.

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At Hershel's farm, the group somberly makes breakfast as Maggie looks on from the farmhouse porch. Glen announces abruptly that the barn is full of walkers. The group heads for the barn, peeking inside to verify Glen's story. Shane heatedly confronts Rick about dealing with the situation or leaving, but Rick is reluctant since Sophia hasn't been found. Shane insists that Sophia is long gone. Rick begs for the opportunity to discuss with Hershel. Dale reveals that he already knew about the wal...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Skin Deep'

February 14th, 2012 9:06am EST
Once Upon a Time - Belle
In this episode, we meet Belle and her father, and learn more details about the Evil Queen's entanglement with Rumpelstiltskin.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Fairy Tale Land, a king receives bad news: his kingdom is succumbing to war. All seems lost, when Rumpelstiltskin arrives, having been summoned by the king; he promises to help them, for a price. He refuses the king's offer of gold in favor of taking his daughter, Belle, as a housekeeper. The king refuses, but Belle agrees to go with him ("No one...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree'

February 2nd, 2012 1:55pm EST
Once Upon a Time - The Genie of Agrabah
In this episode, we discover how Sidney Glass became the Magic Mirror and are introduced to another non-Grimm fairy tale. Emma is duped yet again by Regina.

Author’s note: Lines between paragraphs indicate scene changes between Fairy Tale Land and Storybrooke/present day.

In Storybrooke, Henry arrives at his play castle only to find it partially destroyed by the storm from episode ten. Henry reveals to Emma that he keeps his fairy tale book in a lockbox buried beneath the play structure. After he ensures its safety, Regina arrives and orders Henry into the car so he can attend a session w...
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