This week’s episode, titled “The Calm Before”, is anything but. Ezekiel’s trade fair is finally upon us and it’s one for the ages. We’re gratified to see that nearly everything we predicted for this fair was right on the money. The super bus doesn’t get much use but hey, there’s a dunk tank! A trade fair doesn’t mean this episode is a paper tiger though. The major cast shakeup proves that it’s also got teeth. Join us for an extended discussion before the inevitable “storm”.
It’s a big one this week. We finally get to see why Michonne is so hell-bent on keeping Alexandria isolated from the rest of the world, and it involves the murder of a bunch of children. Don’t worry, it’s tastefully done. More tasteful even, than when Jackie Chan kicked those kid asses in The Karate Kid remake.
This week features a couple away missions with Carol’s group trying to placate a gang of looters who have hit one of their supply wagons and Daryl’s rescue mission meeting Beta at the crossroads of bombed-out motel and under construction apartment building.
The council is calling for Alexandria to participate in the trade fair but Michonne is still blocking it, and now Aaron’s on her side. Maybe that will change once she has a chat with Negan and Judith? Henry tries to rescue Lydia and ends up needing a little rescuing himself.
Our coverage of season 9 of The Walking Dead shambles on with episode 11, “Bounty”, in which a baby is nearly eaten, King Ezekiel risks his kingdom for a movie projector bulb, and Daryl turns out to be the hilltops ace hostage negotiator.
Flashbacks galore in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead. The episode tries to convince us that a young girl who wears the skin of the dead, roaming the countryside murdering other survivors for no real reason is a sympathetic character. Does it work? Join us on the podcast to find out!
This week we’re outside the walls with Negan who surely must be on the hunt for Lucille, right? I mean, he stops in a sporting goods store and everything! Whether it’s Lucille or something else, he doesn’t find what he’s looking for. Also, a whisperer is captured, interrogated, and probably launching a manipulative plan for escape. I guess we’ll see!
This week includes a special announcement from King Ezekiel as well as the feedback we received over the past 8 weeks of coverage. Thank you to everyone who contributed and continues to listen. We wouldn’t do it without you.
In this very spooky mid-season finale, we are pleased by the throwback nature of the settings and scares, as well as the impressive visuals coming out of a show that appears to be rising from the dead. Join us for our discussion of the episode and recent Season 10 finale announcements.
We’re still trying to figure out Michonne’s hostile posture toward the new group of survivors in S09E07 of The Walking Dead.