Blake Hawkins

About Blake Hawkins

Blake Hawkins has written TV and movie features and recaps for CBR since March of 2021. He writes about everything from NCIS to Stranger Things to The Walking Dead and everything in between. Mostly, though, he most enjoys writing about Star Wars. In fact, as recent graduate of Greensboro College's honors program, Blake wrote his thesis on Star Wars and its religious connections. He now lives with his family in Lynchburg VA and is an avid outdoorsman. Feel free to contact him by email at hawkins.blake12@gmail.com, or find him on Facebook.

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NCIS: Why Cote de Pablo Left in Season 11

The circumstances surrounding Cote de Pablo's NCIS departure were never fully explained, but she did get to reprise her role as Ziva in Season 17.

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Young Sheldon Subverts Fan Expectations With a Shocking Episode

Young Sheldon Season 6 is full of drama, and fans expected that to continue -- but "A German Folk Song and an Actual Adult" just changed everything.

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Why Missy Peregrym's Maggie Bell Left and Returned to FBI - Again

FBI wrote out Missy Peregrym's Maggie Bell in "Fear Nothing," but that wasn't the first time she was leaving. Here's why she exited in Season 4.

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Sauron Wasn’t the True Lord of the Rings – It Was Actually [Spoiler]

Sauron was the ultimate evil in The Lord of the Rings, but he diluted his power and left himself exposed to an even greater threat.

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Why Lucas Black’s Christopher LaSalle Left NCIS: New Orleans

NCIS: New Orleans fan-favorite Lucas Black left the NCIS spinoff during Season 6. Why was his character Christopher LaSalle written out?

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Young Sheldon Showed the Conniving Reason George Has an Affair With Brenda

Fans of CBS' Young Sheldon have been waiting for George's affair with Brenda, and The Big Bang Theory spinoff shows the reason why it happens.

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Why Did Sasha Alexander Leave NCIS?

Sasha Alexander played Special Agent Caitlin Todd on NCIS, but it was her decision to leave the show after Season 2. Here's why she wanted out.

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Star Wars Theory: A Once-Secret Jedi Power Aged Obi-Wan (and No One Noticed)

Fans have proposed multiple theories to explain why Obi-Wan is so old in Star Wars: A New Hope, but the truth might be pretty simple after all.

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Star Wars: Why Yaddle Disappeared After The Phantom Menace

The reason why Yaddle disappeared after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace has finally been revealed, and it turns out that Count Dooku is responsible.

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Why The Rookie Killed Off Jackson West - and Why the Episode Was So Strange

Officer Jackson West was unceremoniously killed off in the Season 4 premiere of The Rookie; here's why.

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Lord of the Rings: What Does Sauron Look Like Under His Armor? It's Complicated

Sauron's most iconic scene in The Lord of the Rings was when he fought against Elendil and Gil-galad, but his appearance wasn't book-accurate.

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Lord of the Rings' Most Harrowing Location Has a Mysterious Origin

The Lord of the Rings has plenty of scary locations, but the Paths of the Dead was much older and more mysterious than the ROTK showed.

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Why Beorn Didn't Fight Against Sauron in The Lord of the Rings

Beorn was a big part of The Hobbit's Battle of the Five Armies, but he never fought against Sauron in The Lord of the Rings. Here's why.

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How Dead City's New Babylon Compares To Past Walking Dead Villains

The Walking Dead has always been known for its villains. However, it turns out that Dead City's New Babylon Federation might not be a villain at all.

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Lennie James' Final FTWD Episode as Morgan Jones Was a Worthy Sendoff

Lennie James just made his last appearance as Morgan Jones, and it brought his character full circle with a homage to a classic TWD character.

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Boba Fett Is No Longer Star Wars' Most Popular Bounty Hunter

Boba Fett was Star Wars' original bounty hunter, but now that The Book of Boba Fett Season 2 isn't happening, he's becoming a background character.

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Why the Real Madison Clark Will Be Back in Fear the Walking Dead Season 8B

The Walking Dead fans were glad to have Madison back on FTWD, but she returned as a supporting character. That will change in Season 8B.

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Vader's 'Adjustment' of Luke's Lightsaber Isn't What You Think in Return of the Jedi

In Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader took Luke's lightsaber and appeared to adjust something, but fans will be surprised to know what he actually did.

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Fellowship of the Ring's Original Movie Ending Gave Frodo a Dramatic Encounter

At the end of Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo keeps Sam from drowning, but in the original version, Frodo was the one with a harrowing experience.

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Star Wars Has Revealed Why Palpatine Really Wanted to Replace Darth Vader

Emperor Palpatine was a true Sith in that he constantly tested Darth Vader. However, in Darth Vader #35, he was ready to replace the Dark Lord.

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