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    • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said at a TED conference on Saturday that his company's culture of open information sharing among its employees makes it like an "anti-Apple."
    • "We're like the anti-Apple. They compartmentalize, we do the opposite. Everyone gets all the information," he said. 
    • Hastings, a Facebook board member, also discussed Facebook's recent privacy scandals and explained how social networks like Facebook are "are clearly trying to grow up quickly."

    Netflix CEO and Facebook board member Reed Hastings spoke on his company's culture and Facebook's recent privacy scandals at a TED conference in Vancouver on Saturday.

    Hastings said that Netflix's open culture of information-sharing among its employees makes it an "anti-Apple," in that Apple witholds sensitive information and product developments from many within its company, Wired reports.

    "We're like the anti-Apple. They compartmentalize, we do the opposite. Everyone gets all the information," Hastings said. "I find out about big decisions made all the time that I had nothing to do with."

    Hastings, who is leading Netflix in a charge to spend roughly $8 billion on content this year, said that his company's tactic of information sharing fosters healthy debate in Netflix's decision-making processes. 

    "We want people to speak the truth, and we say, 'To disagree silently is disloyal.'" He added, "It's not ok to let a decision go through without saying your piece. We’re very focused on trying to get to good decisions with a good debate." 

    Hastings also discussed how criticism of Facebook over its Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal was "not completely unfairly," adding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was "leading the charge on fixing" the social network's issues. 

    Hastings said that social media networks like Facebook "are clearly trying to grow up quickly," and he compared the rise of social media to the controversies that surrounded television in the 1960s, as Recode notes.

    “When television was first popular in the 1960s in the U.S., it was called a 'vast wasteland.' And television was going to rock the minds of everybody," Hastings said. "And it turns out everybody’s minds were fine. There were some adjustments. So I think of it as all new technologies have pros and cons. And in social we're just figuring that out."

    SEE ALSO: Netflix's 34 original drama series, ranked from worst to best

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    Netflix has a lot of original content in store for the rest of this year.

    We've already seen the premiere of several new original shows, including the sci-fi series "Altered Carbon" and David Letterman's new talk show.

    Among the shows still to come is the new series "Maniac," a dark comedy starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, along with second seasons of "Marvel's Luke Cage" and "GLOW."

    Netflix has said it will spend $8 billion on shows and movies in 2018 — up from the $6 billion it spent in 2017. 

    To help you sort through all of the upcoming content, we've compiled a list of original shows that Netflix has confirmed are coming out in 2018. This excludes movies, kids' shows, and series that might not come out until 2019 or later.

    Here are all the shows we know Netflix is for sure putting out in 2018, along with their release date if available:

    SEE ALSO: All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

    "Lovesick" (Season 3) — Released January 1

    Netflix description: "In his quest for true love, Dylan found chlamydia. Joined by friends Evie and Luke, he relives past encounters as he notifies all his former partners."



    "The End of the F***ing World" (Season 1) — Released January 5

    Netflix description: "A budding teen psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure embark on a star-crossed road trip in this darkly comic series based on a graphic novel.



    "Disjointed" (Season 1 - Part 2) — Released January 12

    Netflix description:"Pot activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman runs a medical marijuana dispensary while encouraging her loyal patients to chill out and enjoy the high life."



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    Warning: Minor Spoilers ahead for the second season of "Westworld."

    After a lengthy hiatus, the second season of HBO's hit sci-fi/western series "Westworld" is almost upon us. Details about the coming season have been sparse, but star Clifton Collins Jr. — known as both Lawrence and El Lazo on the show — is keeping fans on their toes.

    "There's some crazy moments in season two when even Ed [Harris]and I looked at each other and just gave ourselves the, 'What the hell?' look," Collins told INSIDER. "I had to re-read it several times because I just couldn't believe my eyes."

    Keep reading to learn more about what Collins' character Lawrence gets up to on the coming episodes, and how even he didn't realize William and the Man in Black were the same person until watching the first season finale. 

    Even the "Westworld" actors are kept in the dark most of the time

    Kim Renfro: What can you tell us about how the coming robot revolution will work out for Lawrence?

    Clifton Collins Jr.: There's an overall general coming of consciousness to some degree. To what degree, I can't really elaborate on. I myself don't know even how it will ultimately be cut together, but I can speak to [the way] we have to go through pain to learn a lot of things. On season one, Lawrence experienced quite a bit of pain through the loss of loved ones.

    A lot of people have to experience personal loss to have empathy unless you grew up humbled, or poor, or were taught empathy — because I do believe it can be taught.

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    In Lawrence's case, he's a very humble person. So I'm cautiously optimistic, but very, very, very excited for the stuff that I've heard from Lisa Joy and Jonah [Nolan]. They're pretty happy with the stuff that was brought to the table [for season two]. 

    Renfro: You were one on of the few actors who had multiple scenes with both Jimmi Simpson's "William" and Ed Harris as the "Man in Black" on season one. How did you first find out that they were actually the same character?

    Collins: It was all in post [production]. I was like, "What? Really, that's happening?" It's funny. There's this beautiful camaraderie amongst the cast where ... I'm sure if we asked to know certain details, the showrunners might tell us some things. But we all want to play by the rules.

    I think we all respect each other's work ethic and the way we work. I hear side chatter and stuff, [but] I'm not that guy who's trying to figure out what's going on. I'm the guy throwing his hands up in the air, yelling out, "Go for the loop."

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    I'm excited about the moment of the character, and that's all I can really play to, because I don't know ultimately what will happen. What's on the page isn't necessarily how it's going to end up.

    You really never know how they're going to put it together truth told, except for the obvious big scenes. I'm actually going to see some of it this week.

    Renfro: Will that be the first time that you've seen any of the second season?

    Collins: Yes ma'am. Oh yeah. It's more ADR stuff, but those slices are like little appetizers to an amazing feast so to speak. It's fun to see just a little sliver, because it's just all so beautiful.

    Renfro: What was it like for you to see fans, especially on the "Westworld" subreddit, putting together all the puzzle pieces during the first season? 

    Collins: It's quite the cerebral show. It's a thinking person's show. You always have to pay attention to those fans that are just smart as a Ginsu knife set. You know what I mean?

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    There are special people who can put all the pieces together. It's fun for me, since I'm both in it and I'm also a fan. So please, no spoilers.

    The biggest surprise from the first season scripts

    Renfro: I'm sure I know far less than you. So when you were watching the first season from that fan standpoint, what was one of the biggest surprises for you?

    Collins: That's a really good question. I watched the whole season three times [...] There's just so much going on, it's a testament to the writing that you can re-watch it and learn new things. 

    Honestly there are so many jaw-dropping moments for me. It's like I'm not even in the show. That's what it feels like to me. But I think one of the biggest [surprises] for me personally, as a fan, were the revelations with Bernard.

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    That was one of the bigger ones. I had a WTF moment. I was like, "What? No way, I can't believe this." You're having to pause it and you walk around pulling your hair out for a minute, for like 10 minutes, and then you sit back down and hit play. It was like, "This can't be happening."

    Renfro: The line where he says, "What door?"— I freaked out.

    Collins: You're like, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, rewind that. Rewind that. He couldn't have said that." And he did. It's like, "What the hell?" There's a strange duality [in me]. There's the actor who is in the show, and there's the fan that has nothing to do with the show, except that he loves it.

    Filming "jaw-dropping" season two scenes with Ed Harris

    Renfro: What was one of the most memorable days on set this season?

    Collins: [The most memorable day] was also my biggest lessons. When you're shooting on location outside of California, there are a lot of things that are out of your control, including time, weather, things of that nature.

    So when you're on a 1,200 pound horse, you're running in these locations where there aren't many clearly defined trails. Your horse is going to find a way to get from A to B, even if that includes jumping trees and things of that nature.

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    So that was eye opening, and I learned to do it instantly. My horse was just jumping bush, after bush, after bush. It was pretty funny.

    I was looking for some patches where I could land just in case. And you realize that there's nothing but cactus plants everywhere, you're like, "OK, well I'm going to hit at least two or three cactus plants, so just go with it." 

    I just hung on for dear life. And I know on the outside I probably looked semi-cool, but on the inside I was just screaming like a little Catholic school girl.

    Renfro: One of my favorite scenes for Lawrence was the "blood bag" moment with the Man in Black. What was your initial reaction upon reading that scene and filming it?

    Collins: It's funny that you brought that up, because that's one of the moments I also recall in season one that was pretty grim. You just want to make it believable and you care so much about the project, so you're pretty much going to do whatever's asked of you because you want to. And a scene like that ... that was a lot of blood.

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    That moment for Lawrence [had a] sense of betrayal. It's a character, but when you spend 14 hours actually being somebody else, and there's 10 hours left in the day to be Clifton, and maybe seven of those hours are for sleep; you spend a lot more time thinking about this other person's life. So often times when you get out of a scene like that, you're left with so many other ill feelings, so to speak.

    Renfro: Did you just not talk to Ed Harris for the rest of the day?

    Collins: [laughs] "You can go to hell, Ed." He's becoming an amazing mentor. I've been fan of his work since I started acting, and even before.

    But there's some crazy moments in season two when even Ed and I looked at each other and just gave ourselves the "What the hell?" look. Like, "Oh my god." There's something that happens where I had to re-read it several times because I just couldn't believe my eyes. Same with Ed, too. It was another bonding moment for us.

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    Renfro: Can people can look forward to some more of that chemistry between you two on the coming season?

    Collins: For sure. The chemistry's much tighter, so there's some really great stuff that happens. And again, I haven't seen it, so I don't really know how it's going to play out, but if it were to play out in the lightest version of it, it's still pretty jaw-dropping.

    Renfro: What is security like on set and with the scripts, given how popular the show is now?

    Collins: We're all pretty tight and protective, the actors included. I proudly come home and shred all my scripts in a paper shredder. I sit here and just gloat, because I shred everything. I'm like, "Haha, I'm not going to be the leaker. They're not going to get it from me. You're going to have to waterboard me."

    I'm literally shredding handful after handful, and just happy. "Oh, episode one's gone. Episode two's gone. Episode three's gone." I celebrate the shredding.

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    Renfro: One final question about season two. Jonathan Nolan recently said that there are titles for the season as a whole. Season one was called "The Maze" and this coming  season is "The Door"—

    Collins: Oh, that's good to know. Spoiler alert! I told you, you knew more than me. There's proof, proof right there. You said "The Door?"

    Renfro:"The Door," yeah. Does that trigger anything for you?

    Collins: You've got my wheels spinning fast and hard right now. Oh, oh, OK. Yeah, you know, I don't know that this is right, but if I were to hear that and then pull from episode one, I mean season one, I would think ... I don't know, something to do with alternative worlds possibly I would think. That's just my guess.

    Renfro: Right, and Nolan already revealed the Shogun World exists.

    Collins: I think that might have something to do with it. But who know, maybe he threw you for a zinger. You never know, because a lot of us actually don't know. It's beautiful. It makes me happy.

    This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

    "Westworld" returns to HBO on Sunday, April 22, at 9 p.m. EST.

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    Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for the season eight finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead,""Wrath."

    Sunday's "The Walking Dead" finale wrapped up a lot of storylines and may have teased a larger group of villains for next season. 

    But there are still a lot of open-ended questions the show didn't address. (When are we going to see that helicopter again?) INSIDER rounded up every question we had during and after watching the season eight finale that we hope to see resolved when the show returns.

    Who will lead the Sanctuary now?

    In the comics, Dwight famously takes over as leader of the Saviors after Negan gets captured. But on the show, he has lost the respect of his fellow Saviors. Without Dwight and Simon, Negan's top men are all but gone.

    Maybe one of the women — Arat or Laura, who ratted Dwight out — will take charge.



    Did the show hint at its next big villain?

    Rick notes that there's a giant herd of the undead in the distance. Some think that may be a hint at the show's next villains, the Whisperers, a group of people who wear the skin of the undead.



    Are we going to see Dwight again?

    Daryl showed Dwight mercy by letting him go and giving him the keys to a truck to find his ex-wife, Sherry. Daryl probably felt it was the right thing to do since Sherry helped him escape the Sanctuary.

    That doesn't mean the two are best buds, though. Daryl said if Dwight ever shows his face again, he's as good as dead.



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    Critics love season two of "Westworld," with many saying it's even better than the first, which premiered in 2016 on HBO.

    The second season currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and premieres its first episode on HBO Sunday.

    The first season was a hit with critics and audiences, but it ended on a somewhat disappointing note because a lot of people predicted where all the storylines would end up.

    But critics at outlets including Business Insider have given season two glowing reviews because it expertly expands the world into more parks than just Westworld, and increases the stakes for all of its characters, both human and host. 

    Here's what critics are saying about season two of "Westworld" (HBO made the season's first five episodes available to the press).

    SEE ALSO: 'Westworld' season 2 is even better than the first and transcends the last sci-fi tropes holding it back

    "A bigger, bolder, and bloodier season that improves on season 1 in nearly every possible way."

    Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm



    "With a thrilling sense of possibility and a fleetness in telling multiple stories, the new season's first five episodes grow exponentially in appeal."

    Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter



    "The second season feels less like a freewheeling experiment and more like a TV show that knows what it's doing and where it's going."

    Kelly Lawler, USA Today



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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for the season eight finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead,""Wrath."

    Most story arcs appeared to wrap up nicely on Sunday's "The Walking Dead." But while Rick and most of the gang are enjoying their new solitary life free of Negan's rule, the season eight finale may have hinted at a larger threat looming on the horizon.

    Here's your last chance to head back before spoilers.

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    Before Negan and the Saviors met with Rick on an open field, Rick noticed a giant herd of zombies off in the distance.

    The group agrees that they've never seen one that big. Rick quickly comments, "Things are changing," before the group carries onward. After the fight with Negan is over, Rick mentions the horde once more. He tells the Saviors that they as a collective are life, while the dead are the massive group of wandering zombies coming their way.

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    Not much else is said about them, and no one seems to be concerned with diverting the hundreds, possibly thousands, of undead. But if you've read the comics, you may have wondered if Rick and the survivors were even looking at a group of zombies or another group of survivors.

    It's possible the show gave a peek at its next big threat, the Whisperers.

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    Who are the Whisperers?

    They're a group of survivors who travel among large groups of the undead. They wear the skin of walkers to blend into giant hordes and use them for safety. They were introduced in issue No. 130 of the comic series in 2014.

    Their introduction came as a complete surprise because a character thinks he hears the zombies talking, only for it later to be revealed to be a living person in a zombie skin. They're led by characters who refer to themselves as Alpha and Beta. The group shows what happens when you don't try to rebuild civilization and instead devolve into your natural animal instincts.

    If the giant zombie horde doesn't sell you over, there was another slight hint at them on the season finale.

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    Did you notice the posts to an old fence lined up in the open field? The show seemed intent on having the posts visible several times throughout the episode.

    You can notice them again when Rick is sitting underneath the tree decorated with stained glass windows.

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    The Whisperers make their mark in the comics, by killing off a bunch of beloved "Walking Dead" characters and putting their heads on fence posts out in an open field. It looks a lot like the one seen on the season eight finale.

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    It's not the first time "The Walking Dead" has hinted at the Whisperers

    If you head all the way back to 2013's season three, episode 12, "Clear,"there was a nod to the group.

    The episode has Rick run into Morgan for the first time since the show's premiere. He's lost his mind a bit after losing his wife and son in the zombie apocalypse. When Rick asks Morgan if he recognizes him, Morgan says something interesting.

    "People wearing dead people's faces," Morgan says.

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    At the time, it sounded like gibberish to Rick, and that makes sense because of Morgan's fragile mental state at the time. But it's a bit different looking back now when you know there's a group of people out there covering themselves in the flesh of the undead.

    Of course, at the time, this could have been an Easter egg for fans to discover later, especially since the Whisperers weren't introduced at the time in the comics. Why wouldn't Morgan have ever mentioned such a group to Rick and his friends on later seasons?

    Vanity Fair believes the Whisperers may have been hinted at more recently on season eight, episode two. Carol and Ezekiel come across a walker that looks like it has had large pieces of its skin torn off. Ezekiel wonders what happened, but the two ultimately shrug it off and continue on their way.

    Did they come across a walker who was used for his skin?

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    Will we actually see the Whisperers on season nine? That remains to be seen, but it seems like one of the most logical next steps for the show. 

    Former showrunner Scott M. Gimple previously told TVLine the flesh-wearing villains are "absolutely on the menu" for the future of "The Walking Dead."

    You can follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here.

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    Jennifer Garner has come a long way since her days on ABC's "Alias."

    Since she was a teenager, Garner has been steadily climbing her way to A-list status. For years, she's starred in movies and shows that prove her flexibility as an actress, from roles in comedies to those in dramas. She's also a Golden Globe winner, mother of three, activist, and a viral meme.  

    In honor of Garner's 46th birthday, keep reading to learn all about her life and career thus far — from her childhood in West Virginia to her stardom in Hollywood.

    April 17, 1972: Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas. She grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.

    Garner is one of three daughters (she's the middle child), and credits her demeanor to her upbringing. 

    "I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a place where people look out for each other,"Garner told Southern Living in 2015. "Community is the one thing people crave most, and it's hard to come by. I grew up with such an excess of it that now wherever I go, the first thing I do is build my group."

    Before becoming an actress, Garner's jobs included babysitting, working at a men's clothing store, and "building sets and cleaning toilets" at a theater. 

     

     

     

     





    Garner started landing acting roles when she was a teenager.

    She had roles on TV shows like "Law and Order,""Significant Others," and "Time of Your Life." 



    In October 2000, Garner married Scott Foley — who she met on the set of the TV show "Felicity."

    Unfortunately, their marriage didn't last too long.

     



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    4K TV"4K" is the latest buzzword with TVs.

    Most advertising would have you think that 4K is akin to the leap we made from standard to high-definition TVs. Since HD made everything clearer, more pixels should only make your content look better, right?

    The problem: That isn’t totally true.

    Instead, when you're buying your next TV, there's another feature you should be more focused on: HDR.

     

     

     

     

     

    SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about HDR TV

    What 4K really means

    Taking a step back: Standard definition (SD), high definition (HD), and 4K (or Ultra HD) refer to a characteristic called resolution, or the number of pixels (or tiny display bits) that make up a display.

    A common HDTV has a resolution of 1080p. In simple terms, it's 1,920 x 1,080 pixels: 1,920 pixels going across the display horizontally, and 1,080 pixels going across it vertically.

    A 4K TV simply boosts that pixel count: Usually, 4K refers to a display resolution of 2160p, or 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s roughly four times larger than a 1080p picture, hence the term "4K."

    (Technically, 4K isn't the same as 2160p, but the technical differences are so minor that it doesn't really matter.)



    Why 4K is misleading

    Of course, companies love the "4K" buzzword, since it sounds bigger and better than normal HD, and 2160p sounds like a bigger and more appealing number than 1080p. If a 4K TV is four times larger than a typical HD TV, it should be four times better, right?4k tv

    Of course, that's not the case.

    4K isn’t worse than 1080p, but your eyes are physically incapable of noticing those extra pixels unless you have a fairly large TV set, and plan on sitting close to it.

    This Carlton Bale article puts it into perspective: From about five feet away, you’d need something like an 84-inch TV to see the additional sharpness. With a more common 42- or 50-inch TV, you’d have to sit about two to three feet away. So, it's not going to happen, basically.

    Also, the 4K effect only works when you're actually watching content that was natively shot in 4K. A 1080p program that’s “upscaled” to 4K doesn’t provide any more detail.



    Why you'll end up buying a 4K TV anyway

    This is the best part: Your next TV will probably be 4K regardless.

    The cost of a 4K TV has fallen dramatically over the past several years. Today, you can find a competent 4K TV set for well under $500.

    The price reduction for 4K TVs also makes regular 1080p HD TVs much cheaper as well, but that's not really a good thing. Basically, it means that the really important stuff that makes up a good TV display — higher contrast ratios, smoother motion, and better colors, for example — has been stripped out of 1080p TVs to cut costs, and put into 4K TVs instead.

    Unless you’re buying a very small TV (think 32 inches or lower), or you're not looking to spend much money, you’ll want to buy a 4K TV set as your next TV, even if the actual "4K" aspect isn’t worth the hype.



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    • Ames McNamara plays Darlene and David's son Mark on the "Roseanne" revival.
    • He's named after David's older brother, Mark, as a tribute to Glenn Quinn who played the actor on the original sitcom.
    • Quinn died in 2002 of an accidental heroin overdose.
    • Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene, says the decision to name Roseanne's grandson wasn't made in the writer's room.
    • Gilbert and Johnny Galecki, who plays David, decided to name their TV son after Quinn's character.

    ABC's "Roseanne" revival introduces viewers to Darlene and David Healy's children, the youngest of whom is named after David's brother, Mark. 

    It's a tribute to Glenn Quinn, who played the older Healy brother on the show, and died in 2002

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    While a sweet gesture to Quinn, it wasn't the writers who came up with the idea to name Darlene and David's son after Mark.

    Instead, Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene, said it was she and co-star Johnny Galecki who came up with the name of their on-screen son.

    Gilbert revealed on CBS' "The Talk" that she reached out to Galecki last June.

    The two immediately knew Mark was the only name that made sense.

    "I thought I had to reach out to Johnny Galecki 'cause this is our kid together," said Gilbert. "So I texted him, 'What do you think we named our baby boy?' And then I said, 'Oh, maybe Mark,’ because Mark was played by Glenn Quinn who was [Galecki’s] brother on the show who passed away."

    Gilbert shared the original exchange between the actors on Instagram ahead of Galecki's return to the show with the hashtag #namedforglennquinn.

    @sanctionedjohnnygalecki and I naming our son via text back in June. See you on tv tomorrow David ❤️ 8pm ABC #roseanne  #namedforglennquinn

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    Gilbert starred alongside Quinn on the original ABC series for seven seasons. Galecki joined the show later during its fourth season.

    Galecki will reprise his role as David on Tuesday night's episode of "Roseanne."

    You can watch a preview of his return below:

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Tuesday's "Roseanne,""Darlene v. David."

    Johnny Galecki finally made his return to "Roseanne" in Tuesday's episode, and he resolved the mystery of why his character David had been missing on the show's revival.

    Yes, Galecki also stars on CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," making his appearance on the rival sitcom a little tougher. He'll appear in only one episode of "Roseanne"'s 10th season.

    Until Tuesday's episode, David's absence had been explained simply as his fleeing his responsibilities as a husband and a parent to help build homes for the underprivileged in third-world countries, but it turned out that wasn't the only reason he left Darlene.

    This is your last chance to head back before spoilers.

    David sneaks into Darlene's childhood room and, despite being separated, the two end up reigniting their relationship.

    The next morning when the two awake in her bed, David gets honest about why he abandoned his family to "save the world," as Darlene put it. And it had to do with his older brother, Mark.

    "When I left you and the kids, I rationalized that it was OK because I was helping people," he starts. "The truth is, I left because my brother died and I was overwhelmed with all the responsibility, and I just ran. Once I was out there, I was ashamed."

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    David's confession comes a week after it was revealed how his brother's death affected Becky, Mark's wife.

    "My life wasn't supposed to turn out like this," Becky told Darlene after finding out she most likely couldn't have kids. "Mark and I were gonna have kids ... We were trying, like all the time."

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    Glenn Quinn, the actor who played Mark on the show for seven seasons, died in 2002 as the result of an accidental heroin overdose.

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    When Darlene tells her mother and her sister that she and David are going to try to work things out, it upsets both of them. Becky leaves the room to drink a Bloody Mary (which is actually just straight vodka). Roseanne tells Darlene it's fine to give him another chance as a father but not as a husband.

    She then tells Darlene that David left her because they were fighting all the time as a couple.

    This is very different from what David says. Though Roseanne says it's what David told her, it's not clear whether she's telling the entire truth. And she may have a good reason for it.

    When Darlene proceeds to speak with Becky, who is clearly still grieving the loss of Mark, she also suggests Darlene needs to kiss David goodbye.

    "Look, I love David, but you guys have been going at this for 20 years," Becky tells her sister, adding: "If it was going to work, it would have worked by now. You told me I never moved on after Mark died. End the misery. Grieve and get on with your life. Your words."

    When Darlene attempts to defend herself, saying David didn't die, Becky hits back harder.

    "Yeah, but your marriage did," Becky says before pouring herself more vodka.

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    As a result, Darlene reluctantly tells David they can't get back together.

    "We talked," David says, confused. "We know what went wrong. We belong together. You're the first person I loved, and I still love you."

    "I love you, too," a tear-filled Darlene says. "You know, and if it was just us, I swear I would keep doing this over and over again, even if it never worked. But it's not just us."

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    While the two parted ways, there's obviously still a spark there. You can say they're putting their kids ahead of their emotions and the Conners are looking out for Darlene's best interests, but it seems as if something else is going on.

    It felt as if something was left unsaid on Tuesday's episode between David, Becky, and the circumstances of Mark's offscreen death. Darlene and David, ready to get back together, were driven apart more or less because of pressures from the Conner family — something the outspoken Darlene had never allowed to affect her.

    It's possible that Darlene, and even the Conners, don't want to have David around as a constant reminder of Mark, especially after last week's reveal about Becky's private heartache and her acknowledgment on Tuesday's episode she had a drinking problem. Clearly, everyone is coping with Mark's death in a different, quiet way on the show. It's rarely spoken about aloud.

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    Though he's gone for now, we have a feeling this isn't the last we'll see of David, especially since he has plans to move to Lanford to be closer to his children. Plus, Galecki told press at the Television Critics Association in January he would be down to appear in more episodes in the future.

    "If they come back next year for another eight or nine, I would love to do more than one next year," Galecki said.

    Well, "Roseanne" has already been renewed for an 11th season, so here's to hoping for more of Darlene, David, and their tangled relationship.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 18 of "Riverdale," titled "A Night to Remember."

    The Black Hood has made a horrific return to "Riverdale."

    During Wednesday's episode of the hit CW drama, the students of Riverdale High are supposed to be focused on opening night of "Carrie: The Musical," a real musical — that quickly flopped on Broadway — based on Stephen King's novel "Carrie" and the 1976 movie. But what is supposed to be a fun evening turns into tragedy with the reemergence of the Black Hood and murder of Midge Klump. 

    If this really is the Black Hood and not a copycat criminal, it would appear that fan theories about Mr. Svenson being a red herring were correct. This opens up a new mystery as the second season heads to its conclusion.

    Is the Black Hood really back? 

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    After Cheryl is almost hit by a falling sandbag, Kevin finds a note in his locker alleging to be from the Black Hood. 

    It reads: "It's a sin that Cheryl is playing the role of Carrie. Fix this mess [I think, Kevin's hand covers most of the word] or suffer the consequences." 

    "Why would the Black Hood, who was shot dead by my dad, be demanding that the role of Carrie be recast?" Kevin asks Jughead, who is documenting the musical's production. 

    Jughead says it does seem weird and the two conclude that it must be a prank. But Kevin later receives a more threatening note that reads: "This is your last warning to replace Cheryl. Next time the sandbag won't miss!" 

    Kevin decides to replace Cheryl with Midge, and even though Cheryl doesn't want to give into the threats, her mother refuses to give her the permission she needs to participate in after-school activities.

    Later, Jughead finds cut up magazines in Ethel's trash and suspects that she may be involved in the "prank," but she says they are for her "vision board." 

    Death onstage. 

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    Things take a dark turn as the musical progresses. Alice is singing when the set rises behind her to show what is supposed to be Midge as Carrie on her knees. Instead, Midge's lifeless body is tacked to the set with five knives in her body and two pairs of scissors in her wrists. 

    Written around Midge in blood is a terrifying message that says, "I am back from the dead. All those who escaped me before will die." 

    She and Moose almost died at the start of the second season when the Black Hood shot into their car. But they both survived. 

    Chaos erupts in the theater and the episode ends. 

    So who could it be? 

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    This intricate murder seems on par for the Black Hood, and his "death" has been questioned since Svenson died. Archie has said the Svenson's eyes didn't fit the striking green eyes and wondered if they caught the wrong guy. 

    Early theories suspected Hal Cooper or Sheriff Keller were the Black Hood. Both men fit the bill and both men are at the musical when Midge is murdered. Hal knows secrets about the town through his reporting for the newspaper, and Sheriff Keller could know secrets as a cop. But there's one piece of evidence that has us leaning more towards Hal, and that's his tie to Betty.

    The Black Hood called Betty multiple times and threatened her with the potential murders of her boyfriend and her sister. Mr. Svenson's obsession with Betty's life because of a small tie to her grandfather made no sense, but Hal is her father. Hal would know her phone number. Hal would also know the supposedly secret location of her sister's whereabouts. We're just saying. 

    Hopefully more clues emerge as the final four episodes of the season air and our suspects can be narrowed down. 

    Read more of our "Riverdale" coverage here.

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Westworld."

    "Westworld" returns to HBO Sunday and fans are in store for many more violent delights.

    "It's crazy. There's more chaos," star Steven Ogg recently told INSIDER about the new season.

    The show's first season ended with the park's robot hosts turning on its guests in a bloody mutiny. And if you're missing Ogg on "The Walking Dead," he'll reprise his role on the sci-fi/western as the villainous Rebus who had a few run-ins with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood).

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    "I'm not positive if it's in the season premiere, but Rebus has a really fun turn that I'm excited about," Ogg said of his character's season two arc.

    According our resident "Westworld" expert, Kim Renfro, who has reviewed the first five episodes, you won't see Rebus on Sunday's premiere. He will appear on the season's second episode, though.

    The last time we saw Rebus, he was being used as target practice by some of the park's board members. When the tables are turned on the park guests, Rebus is seen smirking.

    Will he stir up more trouble for Dolores or the park's guests? Whatever it may be, we're sure he'll get into a bunch of mischief.

    If you've paid close attention to the teasers released for season two, Rebus appears on the beach where Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) wakes up.

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    "There's a lot of the old gang back, and a lot of those layers keep piling up. It really continues from that first season," Ogg said. "[Creators and showrunners] Jonah and Lisa [Nolan] have done, again, an incredible job at creating this most unique, most fascinating world ... It's going to be good."

    The second season of "Westworld" premieres on HBO Sunday, April 22 at 9 p.m. You can read our review, with minor spoilers, here, and follow along with our season's coverage of the show here.

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    In any form of storytelling, characters are often what draws an audience in.

    But in television, compelling characters are especially crucial, as they're tasked with holding the interest of viewers over the course of a season or an entire series. 

    TV Time has compiled data from the in-app voting of its 12 million registered global users this year to track which TV characters audiences have gravitated toward the most in particular episodes. The app tracks 60,000 TV shows.

    But which characters were the most popular?

    Netflix, it turns out, has (unsurprisingly) found successful formulas for character development, as a number of characters from Netflix originals like "The End of the F***ing World" and "Money Heist" appear on this list.

    Here are the 20 most popular TV characters in the world (followed by the 20 most popular in the US), according to TV Time users:

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    GLOBAL DATA



    20. Sheldon Cooper — "Young Sheldon"

    Played by: Iain Armitage



    19. Denver — "Money Heist"

    Played by: Jaime Lorente



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    It's still early in the year, but the list of canceled TV shows is already piling up.

    Networks haven't announced many cancellations yet, except for ABC, which canceled its freshman sitcom "The Mayor" and "Once Upon a Time," once a ratings hit. And in March, TNT announced the cancellation of its original series "The Librarians."

    On the streaming side, things are a bit different. Amazon kicked off the year with a slew of cancellations, announcing the end of three quirky comedies, including the Golden Globe nominee "I Love Dick" and the comedian Tig Notaro's semi-autobiographical show, "One Mississippi." It canceled Golden Globe nominee "Mozart in the Jungle" in April, after four seasons. Also in April, Netflix canceled the 90s coming-of-age comedy, "Everything Sucks," which came to the streaming service in February. 

    There are many more cancellations to come, especially since networks haven't announced the fate of their fall shows.

    We'll update this list as more are announced.

    Here are all the shows that have been canceled this year, including those from networks and Netflix:

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    "The Mayor"— ABC, one season



    "Chance"— Hulu, two seasons



    "Lady Dynamite"— Netflix, two seasons



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    • TV shows like Friends, SNL, The Simpsons, and Seinfeld have made a lasting cultural impact.
    • They even added words to the dictionary.
    • Once these TV shows aired, words like "spam,""regifting," and "going commando" became part of common parlance.


    Television plays an important role in society — it educates, connects with us emotionally, offers cultural commentary, and makes us laugh.

    But TV plays an important linguistic role as well. Language experts play close attention to the way TV shows influence the way we talk, and some of the most interesting linguistic developments are associated with TV.

    Take the word "spam," for instance. Once just a canned lunch meat, spam now refers to junk email, and it's all because of a 1970 "Monty Python" sketch. And there are plenty of other examples, too, from shows like Friends, SNL, The Simpsons, and Seinfeld.

    Read on to learn about some of the most enduring words that got their starts on popular TV shows.

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    Not!

    It's hard to believe that one of the most basic joke constructions got its start on Saturday Night Live, but that's exactly the case with "not!"

    The joke made its formal debut in a famous 1990 "Wayne's World" sketch featuring cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey and host Tom Hanks. At one point, Myers turned to Hanks and said, "Anyways, Barry, that was really interesting," before looking into the camera and adding, "not!"

    The joke turned into one of the sketch's many catchphrases, and had such staying power that "Not!" was named the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year in 1992.

    Before that sketch, the word had floated around in the vernacular of UCLA college students in the late 1980s, according to the Orlando Sentinel, and before that, Steve Martin had ad-libbed a similar line in a 1978 SNL sketch.

    But we can thank "Wayne's World" for bringing the "not" joke into the mainstream, and for inspiring one of the more memorable scenes in "Borat" history.



    Spam

    Canned Spam has been around since the 1930s, but we can thank a 1970 Monty Python sketch for its alternate internet-related definition.

    The sketch is set in a cafe where nearly every menu item contains Spam. The references to the canned lunch meat increase until eventually, all the dialogue is drowned out by a chorus of Vikings singing "Spam!" repeatedly.

    As internet chatting became possible in the 1980s and 1990s, some early netizens flooded online message boards with lyrics to the song, drowning out other conversation much like the Vikings from the Monty Python sketch. The practice became known as "spamming" the message boards, and by 1990, the definition of spam had expanded to any unsolicited online messages sent to a large number of people.



    Regifting

    The practice of giving someone a gift you had previously received yourself has been around as long as gifts have been given.

    But calling that practice "regifting" only became popular thanks to a 1995 episode of "Seinfeld," in which a regifted label maker becomes a topic of concern among the show's characters. Merriam-Webster cites the episode as the first known use of the term.



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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first season of "Westworld."

    HBO's acclaimed series "Westworld" returns this Sunday for its second season premiere. After a debut season of twists and turns and more intertwining storylines than the average viewer can keep up with, it'd be understandable if you don't remember every detail from all 10 episodes.

    INSIDER is here to bring you back up to speed on the major plot lines from the first season you'll want to remember before watching the second season premiere.

    Keep reading for a look at everything you need to know.

    Let's start with the big picture. By the end of the first season, we had learned that Westworld was a 35-year-old park with a sordid history.

    Westworld was created by two men: Dr. Robert Ford and Arnold Weber. Together they were able to make androids (called hosts) appear entirely lifelike and nearly indistinguishable from humans.

    But Arnold began experimenting with bootstrapping consciousness into the hosts. Dolores — the first host they ever made — was his guinea pig. 



    After having Dolores work through a "maze" several times to help boost her own subconscious, Arnold tried to convince Ford that they couldn't open the park.

    Arnold believed the hosts, and especially Dolores, were capable of coming fully alive. But Ford didn't listen. So Arnold staged a full massacre in the park. 

    He programmed Dolores and Teddy, another host, to shoot and kill all of the other hosts. Then Arnold triggered a code ("these violent delights have violent ends") that would make Dolores shoot and kill him and turn the gun on herself. 



    But Ford covered up the incident and opened the park anyways. Westworld was hemorrhaging cash — which is where William and Logan came in.

    William and Logan worked together at a company which purchased a stake in Westworld. They visited the park together ahead of William's marriage to Logan's sister, Juliette. 

    Both William and Logan fell in love with the park, but for different reasons. Logan enjoyed indulging in his vices, while William was enthralled with Dolores (who had been placed back in the park).



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    There's little in this world more tear-jerking and wholesome than a home makeover show. The grateful smiles! The hugs! That exquisite mahogany finish!

    Of course, there are some things that happen behind the scenes that aren't televised for a reason. From hidden costs to claims of fabricated storylines, shows like "Love It or List It,""Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,""Fixer Upper," and "Property Brothers" sometimes come with surprising caveats.

    Although thousands of peoples' lives have been changed for the better from these shows, there are a number of aspects that viewers might not have expected — and that remodel contestants definitely didn't.

    Here are seven secrets home makeover shows probably don't want you to know.

    Even though it's reality TV, some of the shows may be scripted.

    As with most reality shows, the word "reality" only loosely defines home makeover shows. According to Country Living, one Reddit user has family who disputes the authenticity of these shows. The user claimed that on "Love It Or List It," one couple recorded both endings of the show and "the network chose which one they thought was best." The ending that was shown on television supposedly differed from the homeowners' reality.

    Host Hilary Farr has disputed this: "The show is not at all scripted," she said in an interview, "and the reactions of the homeowners to renovation realities and bad news is very real."

    Of course, "Love It or List It" isn't the only show that has come under fire for a supposed lack of authenticity. Bobi Jensen, who appeared on "House Hunters," said that she was asked by producers to go along with a fake reason for getting a bigger house. She said they told her that her real reason was "boring and overdone."



    Maintaining a new, expensive house isn't easy.

    When the TV cameras, hosts, and contractors are gone, many families are left with stunning, enormous houses that they don't have the means to keep up with.

    Property tax can increase exponentially, and maintenance and energy costs can skyrocket as a result of these shows. (After all, a new swimming pool, sparkling kitchen, and indoor tennis court don't come without a cost.)

    India Dickinson won "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and said she suffered astronomical electric bills from her new 4,000-square-foot home. According to Screenrant, her family's electric bill "was around $200 before the makeover; now, in a good month, it's about $450 and it often ranges between $500 and $600."



    Just because it's on TV doesn't mean it's totally free.

    Allison Kaplan wrote about her experience on "I Hate My Kitchen" for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, and stressed this point.

    "Everyone assumes having your kitchen remodeled on TV makes it free," she wrote. "Not true. Every show is a little different. On 'I Hate My Kitchen,' the homeowners pay varied amounts depending on the project — sometimes they cover labor, and usually, appliances."

    For "Income Property," host Scott McGillivray noted that furniture is not included in the homeowners' budget. "Some do end up purchasing the furniture and renting [their apartment] furnished," he revealed.



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    • Tina Fey appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday night.
    • The "Mean Girls" screenwriter and star participated in a segment where her fans went into a room and spoke to a poster and explained how Fey has impacted them — then she came out and surprised them. 
    • After airing the segment, Fallon stood up to express his own emotions, and choked up a bit.
    • "If you're lucky throughout your life to get to meet and spend time with a few people who really change you for the better, I am that lucky," Fallon said of Fey, who had served as the head writer on "Saturday Night Live" for years.
    • "I was lucky enough to work with you and grow with you and learn from you," he said.
    • Fallon praised Fey (who he met when he was 23 years old) for fighting to achieve her goals.
    • He added: "You didn't get served this. You didn't get given this as a gift. I know firsthand you worked so hard and found a voice and found your way, and you made your own dreams come true. And most importantly, even now, you're making other people feel like they can do the same thing and change the world."
    • He concluded by saying that he hopes his two daughters grow up to be "as fearless and confident in their strengths" as Fey. 
    • Watch the sweet message below (Fallon shared his sentiments at 4:55).

     

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    I love tuning in to "Shark Tank" every week for my fill of inspirational founder stories and entertaining investor personalities, but one of my favorite parts is seeing the updates on past deals.

    For many of the entrepreneurs, appearing on the show is a pivotal turning point. Unlike a lot of reality television in which the content is staged, it's not just for the cameras when they shake hands with a Shark. Afterwards, they work together to put their money where their mouth is and create thriving businesses, and there's no better example of the show's power than the following companies. 

    These products have become household names, and they have the sales to prove it. As you'll see, even though they share the common ground of "Shark Tank" beginnings, there is no formula or recipe for the type of business that does well on the show. 

    Get inspired by some of the most successful companies that landed deals on "Shark Tank" below. 

    Scrub Daddy

    The Scrub Daddy is soft in warm water, firm in cold water, and can be used for the toughest household cleaning situations. This versatile sponge premiered in Season 4 and remains the most successful "Shark Tank" products to date. What originally started as a sponge designed for auto body shops and mechanics led to QVC appearances, a deal with Lori Greiner, and more than $100 million in sales. 

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    Bombas

    For something you probably wear every day, regular socks have a lot of annoying problems, and investor Daymond John agreed. Bombas makes comfortable socks with extra-long staple cotton to keep them breathable, extra cushioning where your feet need them the most, and a blister tab.

    The company made $50 million in 2017, which is great news for its community partners as well: for every pair purchased, it donates a pair to a homeless shelter or community organization. Bombas has donated more than 7 million pairs to date. 

    Shop men's, women's and kid's socks at Bombas here



    Tipsy Elves

    Robert Herjavec's $100,000 investment in ugly sweater company Tipsy Elves in 2013 has turned into more than $50 million total sales since. In addition to festive sweaters, it also makes ski gear and costumes that are sure to turn heads and attract some compliments. If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics, you might've caught a glimpse of Jamaica's bobsled team wearing custom Tipsy Elves warmup suits. 

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for the season two premiere of "Westworld."

    HBO's "Westworld" kicked off its second season with an extra-long episode full of new revelations, as well as callbacks to themes and scenes from the series' premiere season. From an important conversation between William and Ford to the surprising new pairing of Maeve and Lee Sizemore, there was plenty for fans to love. 

    We're here to bring you the most important moments of Sunday's episode that you might have overlooked (especially if you didn't rewatch the whole first season again in recent months).

    Keep reading for a look at 11 details you might have missed on the second season premiere of "Westworld."

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    The opening scene shows Dolores speaking to Arnold.

    Arnold – one of the co-creators of the Westworld park — had conversations with Dolores in this exact room setting and while wearing these exact clothes. We saw many flashbacks to those talks on season one.

    But is this really Arnold? Or could it be Bernard, the host Ford built in Arnold's image? There's also the possibility this is Dolores having a conversation with her subconscious, the way she did throughout the first season. But for now we're pretty sure it's Arnold. 

    And the dream he discusses with Dolores is eerily prophetic to how the episode ends. 



    At the end of the episode, Bernard is standing at the edge of a sea and looking out on a swath of drowned hosts.

    This final shot implies that in the two weeks between the start of the rebellion (aka the final moments of season one) and when the Delos security team arrives at the park, Bernard came to the decision to "kill all of them" (the hosts).

    In the opening scene, Arnold (or Bernard?) told Dolores about a dream he had.

    "I dreamt I was on an ocean, with you and the others on the distant shore," he said.

    "Were you with us?" Dolores asked.

    "No. You'd left me behind," he replied. "And the waters were rising around me."



    Which brings us to the recurring idea of "The Valley Beyond."

    This phrase first came up when the Delos security detail pulled the video footage from the dead Native American host. The video log showed Dolores shooting and killing the host after saying, "I told you friend, not all of us deserve to make it to the Valley Beyond."

    This phrase came up several times on this episode, and it's likely connected to the ocean of dead hosts seen at the end.



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