The Walking Dead Recap: Another Power Struggle Sets Up Lauren Cohan’s Exit

Building a better community is no easy task, and Rick learned the hard way on Sunday’s episode that he was not going to be able to blend these communities in the way he hoped. 

The episode was all about the revival of the bridge which was obliterated thanks to a storm. Without access, it was difficult to make supply runs, so it had to be fixed. 

While Aaron and Daryl were chatting as the communities rallied to fix the bridge, a fight broke out between Henry and a Savior named Justin. 

Henry was tasked with giving water in exchange for hard labor, and Justin did not want to play by the rules. But Henry proved that there would always be a punishment, so he knocked the man off his feet with a stick. 

As expected, it resulted in a full-on battle between everyone on the bridge. Rick arrived and was unimpressed that these people could not work together to secure the future of the blended community. 

Daryl continued to have doubts and told Rick that the Saviors would actually be an asset to them down the line if they’re already causing trouble. 

Daryl left the scene immediately when Rick defended why they were doing it, and it was down to Carol to let Rick know that he might be dreaming if he thinks any of this is going to work. 

Tensions were still high at the Hilltop following Gregory’s well-deserved execution. Tami Rose was not allowed to see her husband Earl for his involvement in the plot to kill Maggie. 

It didn’t stop Tami from trying to get more people on her side to turn against Maggie. The true shocker was that Jesus was not fully on board with Maggie. 

“I don’t know if she hanged Gregory for everyone, for herself or both,” he shared, “but I’m not against a grieving mother seeing her husband.”

Instead of fully turning against his friend, Jesus went to Maggie to find out where her head was truly at. He admitted that she was going way too far by ostracizing Earl and that there would be some pushback. These decisions were ballsy, according to him. 

This gave Maggie some food for thought, and she agreed to let Tami Rose visit her husband. Once his wife was gone, Earl got a visit from Maggie who wanted to know more about him. 

Earl was desperate to know why Gregory was the one who was killed, but Maggie skirted around giving an answer. It turns out; she wants to hold her cards close to her chest. 

“What I did to you was in me,” Earl confessed. “Gregory didn’t make me do anything.”

Okay then. 

Things took a wild turn when thanks to a siren not being sounded, the walkers showed up at the bridge, and the unarmed Saviors were sitting ducks. 

Jed was scared to death, and let go of the rope he was holding … allowing all of the lumber to crash down and trap Aaron’s arm. Rick managed to dispatch of most of the walkers, but there was no saving Aaron’s arm. 

Daryl tried to make sense of what went down and opted to blame Justin. He was supposed to sound a siren to send the walkers away, but he didn’t. 

His defense? 

The walkie-talkie was dead, and Daryl was not buying it. He went all in kept hitting the kid before Carol showed up to tell him to quit the BS. 

Back at the Hilltop, Maggie and Michonne got into it over the recent decisions. 

“We can talk about common laws, but I’m not giving up the right to do what I think is s best for my people,” Maggie said to her friend. 

They continued to bicker, and Maggie relented that she did not regret wiping Gregory out because he was a danger to everyone. 

Meanwhile, Justin continued to prove he was a loser when he lashed out at Rick, trying to throw all the blame on him for what went down. 

“Stitches won’t fix what I do to you,” Rick yelled after telling him to get the eff out of the Sanctuary. 

As for Aaron? He did not blame Rick for losing an arm. Instead, he said that his friend was a beacon of hope. 

“You changed all that, Rick. It’s not the end of the world anymore; it’s the start a whole new one,” he said. 

Rick closed off the hour by visiting his nemesis, Negan. 

“It was a hard day,” Rick said. “People were at each other’s throats… [But] when the day was done, they came together. Not all of ’em. But enough.”

“That’s a real pretty picture you paint there,” Negan responded. “When do I get to see it?”

“You’re gonna die behind these bars,” Rick snapped. 

In all honesty, if the likes of Jesus is worried about Maggie, then there’s a good chance she’s going to be relieved of her duties before long. 

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That could lead to her running off with her child or worse; she could be killed off. This is The Walking Dead!

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Hit the comments below. 

The Walking Dead continues Sundays on AMC. 


Lauren Burnham: Jenna Cooper is NOT a Cheater!!

Last month, the Bachelor in Paradise finale was marred by a cheating scandal. Jenna Cooper and Jordan Kimball won … and then all hell broke loose.

Alleged texts say that Jenna was cheating, but she swears that she’s a victim of fraud — and says she can prove it.

Now, she’s being defended by none other than Bachelor Winner Lauren Burnham.

So, remember how Bekah Martinez told the world that most of the women from The Bachelor had still kept in touch?

Well, several women from Arie’s season, including Lauren Burnham, Jaqueline Turmbull, and Sienne Flemming, got together for a slumber party.

(Yes, these women had all dated Arie, yes, Lauren is his fiancee, and yes, Arie was apparently also there)

One of Arie’s exes who was present was Jenna Cooper, who was eliminated in week 6 of the season.

These women are friends, so the gathering makes sense — except to fans who think that Jenna is some sort of snake in the grass.

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A fan commented on Instagram, writing: “Anyone else think it’s so shady that they’re all hanging out with Jenna?”

The comment concludes: “after she proved how terrible of a human she is?”

If you’re wondering wait, when did she “prove” she’s terrible? … you are not alone.

“No spewing hate here, love,” Lauren Burnham replied to the fan’s comment.

“There are two sides to every story,” Lauren reminds the commenter.

“And,” Lauren says. “The only evidence I know of backs the fact that Jenna did not do what she’s being accused of.”

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“What’s the evidence?” a curious fan demands to know.

Lauren clearly has a healthy set of boundaries (for a Bachelor star, anyway), because she doesn’t cough up the goods.

“That’s for her to release,” Lauren replies.

She is absolutely correct — we’ll get into what that evidence may be in just a moment.

“It should be happening very soon,” Lauren teases.

A lot of fans would be very happy to see solid proof instead of relying upon speculation.

Lauren reminds fans that she is not exactly the type to just decide who is innocent and who is guilty all willy-nilly.

“I am not one to jump on the bandwagon and take a side without solid evidence,” Lauren affirms.

“I can tell you that her story is very compelling,” Lauren adds. “And she has professional proof.”

She then offers a worde of warning for fans who leapt to conclusions when this alleged cheating scandal first broke.

Lauren suggests: “I would just advise not to be so quick to publicly state opinions without knowing the whole story.”

Jenna was accused of cheating after text messages were published which purportedly showed that Jenna was cheating on Jordan Kimball.

Those same texts indicated that she was planning on dumping him, which would have been humiliating after his Bachelor in Paradise proposal.

However, Jenna has insisted that, though the texts emulate her writing style, she didn’t write them.

She has also taken the extra step of hiring an attorney in her quest to clear her name.

Jenna put her phone through a forensic program to prove that she has never sent any texts of the sort.

(Such a program would capture even deleted text messages)

It is probably that forensic analysis to which Lauren is referring.

However, there may be more. Jenna’s own attorneys have expressed the belief that Jordan himself may have fabricated the texts.

It is possible that this theory, expressed in a private email to him that Jordan then made public, was intended as a negotiating tactic or a bluff.

But it is also possible that Jenna’s attorneys have uncovered further evidence — of Jenna’s innocence or even of Jordan’s alleged guilt.

If Lauren is right, Jenna may air at least some of her evidence soon.


Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson: ALL Over Each Other on Instagram!


We repeat:


By Duggar standards at least, that is.

In a new Instagram photo of Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson (not the one above), these two crazy and in-love kids are getting hot, heavy and very steamy in front of their many social media followers.

The couple, who stunned fans by getting married in late June, may not have swapped any spit until becoming husband and wife…

… but they’re clearly making up for lost tonsil hockey time these days.

More into public displays of affection that most members of their famous family, Lauren and Josiah are seemingly always touching and kissing, perhaps never more so than in the red hot new photo below.

Check it out now!

The stars shared the photo on their joint Instagram account, including with it a very simple caption of a heart emoji.

And nothing else.

Because what ekse even needs to be said, right?

“What a joy it is to be husband and wife!” Josiah and Lauren told People Magzine shorly after they exchanged vows in Arkansas this summer, adding at the time:

“Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!”

The pair had reportedly been planning a December wedding and hadn’t even announced the major change of date prior to shocking fans with these June nuptials.

As a result, a natural question has since been asked of Lauren and Josiah:


Was this what many people refer to as a “shotgun wedding?”

Thus far, neigher Swanson nor Duggar has said one way or the other — but the former is not showing any baby bump just yet, for whatever that is worth.

“From walking down the aisle, to looking in his eyes and saying the vows was probably one of my favorite moments,” Lauren later said in a TLC-produced video.

In this same video, Josiah said the following:

“What we’re looking forward to…is really spending time with each other as a couple, and really slowing down.

“For me, I made a priority years ago, for my first year of marriage especially, to just slow down on as much work stuff as I can and really focus on our relationship with each other.”

Slow down, huh?

It doesn’t sound like someone ready to be a father just yet, does it?

“It’s been especially fun to simply work on setting up our house together and just settle into life,” the couple expressed a short time after their marriage, speaking to Us Weekly, concluding in July:

“We’re enjoying dreaming and thinking of the future together.”

Take a look through photos from their wedding below:


Mike Sorrentino & Lauren Pesce: Planning a PRISON Wedding?!

On the current season of Jersey Shore (Jersey Shore Family Vacation Part 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, or whatever they’re calling it), most of the drama has revolved around the ongoing conflict between Ronnie and his baby mama.

But there’s another story that has just as much potential for tragedy that’s being mostly glossed over, presumably because it’s just too depressing for the reality sitcom vibe of Shore‘s second iteration.

We’re talking, of course, about the possibility that Mike Sorrentino might go to prison for a very long time.

Back in January, Sorrentino pled guilty to tax fraud, and he now faces up to five years in prison.

The fact that The Situation has sobered up and has mostly been on his best behavior (with plenty of video evidence to show to the sentencing judge) will probably help his cause, but it still seems unlikely that he’ll be able to avoid prison altogether.

Which is what makes the latest news about his upcoming wedding so surprising:

At first, it was widely reported that Sorrentino and Lauren Pesce were rushing the wedding planning process so that they could be safely hitched by the time Mike mike gets shipped off to the pokey.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Mike and Lauren are planning to get hitched in November — several weeks after Sorrentino’s October 2 sentencing date.

The news led to a social media rumor that Mike and Lauren had arranged to get married in prison.

These reports led to widespread confusion, as it’s tough to imagine that the future Mr. and Mrs. Sorrentino will be able to host the traditional Italian wedding of their dreams in Attica 

After all, it’s not like you can smuggle an 80-gallon barrel of soup and 14 cousins named Marie in a trench coat.

Fortunately, it seems Mike and Lauren did their research, and they’re confident that no matter what happens on sentencing day, they’ll be able to say “I do” in the presence of all their family and friends.

“Ordinarily in federal court, a defendant is given a period of time (30 to 60 days) to surrender voluntarily to begin a prison sentence after the sentence is imposed,” Sorrentino’s lawyer Henry Klingeman told Radar.

Klingeman goes on to say that Mike and Lauren have “worked out all the logistics.”

We guess it makes sense that Mike’s not considered a flight risk.

After all, he’s been jetting all over the country filming JSFV, and he seems to have no inclination to skip the country.

So it looks like we’re in for a televised Shore wedding, complete with DJ Pauly D on the ones and twos.

Hopefully, Ronnie won’t steal the spotlight again.