Carol determines who is good or bad on the basis of their knowledge of English Grammar now??? And The Highwaymen were prepared to help them for food, water and to watch movies??? And to critique a few letters maybe? What is going on with these plots?
Yeah, these got me too, but I thought that they fit her normal self and not the psychotic one. She is really smart and I think the point with the grammar is that they'll know who went to school and who might have been born in this world, or didn't receive a full education.Carol is suddenly a diplomat?
Even as stupid as Henry is, I wouldn't expect him to totally trust Lydia. I can't believe Daryl and Connie were prepared to do all this for her.
Every life matters, even if it's a simple one, but I hope they'll learn to use rubber first. There must be millions of them left, still wrapped in plastic.Now I'm being cruel but if Henry and Lydia have a baby the poor kid will be a simpleton, I know they're young but both are a sandwich short of a picnic.
He was bleeding from head. So at least he has a blood loss and concussion. Hopefully he'll have a couple of broken ribs, and that stab wound in the chest. Martha took quite a bit punishment before she gave up, but Beta might be gunning for her place.Not checking on Beta and leaving him in the lift shaft goes against everything they usually do.
Lifts have emergency access. He might be able to fit through it. If he's bleeding and having a concussion, he might not be able to play a convincing dead.Even if Beta doesn't die, trapped there. then he would turn.
Dog saved the day!The fight was epic.
I liked the unexpectedly lighthearted outcome of the armed standoff between the Kingdom and highwaymen. Road security in exchange for free tickets to the fair? No deal. What if they throw in a movie? Saddle up!So, when Ezekiel and Carol actually started to talk to the Highway men, I was gaping once again, because for the first time in TWD's history, they tried diplomacy first. It is unheard in both series
I had no trouble spotting Big Beta, so Daryl should have easily been able to put a bolt through Beta's brainbox and kept his promise to "kill him first." Daryl finishing that knock-down, drag-out fight with a loogie instead of a kill shot probably says more about what AMC is paying Ryan Hurst than anything else.Beta hiding out in the Herd isn't very feasible. I hadn't noticed it before because of camera angles but he is about a foot taller than most people. It doesn't really matter if he wears a mask and shuffles along, it's pretty obvious which one is him.
I find myself fearing far more for Dog than I do for Henry. He and Lydia are just annoying.Dog saved the day!
'The Walking Dead' Showruner Explains Highway Men Story's OriginThe Highway Men were first teased weeks ago when members of the Kingdom road past a street sign with a mysterious red symbol painted on it. Later, they would receive what was essentially a ransom note, before encountering the group who claim passers by have to pay their "toll." Ultimately, there would not be bloodshed, but a barter between the Highway Men and Kingdom soldiers as it was the idea of watching a movie which brought everyone together.
"The idea for these guys came from the brains of the writers who wrote this episode, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, and Eddie Guzelian," Kang told EW. "They were brainstorming, and I believe that they were the ones who were kind of like, 'You know what? It might be fun to have this left turn.' In an earlier episode we saw a group of wagons going by, and you saw this kind of sign that was painted on the back of a street sign. It’s sort of like the apocalypse version of tagging or whatever, saying that 'This is our territory.' The symbol, it’s a horizon and then a road going up to meet the horizon at a point. So that was the idea behind that."
Not only was the introduction of the group less than traditional (although the teasing offered similar vibes as the Wolves of Season Five and Season Six) but the resolution was unlike any other on the zombie series. They really did settle their differences over an agreement to watch a movie.
"What we were really looking to do was introduce a group that has sort of an unusual MO, and had a really unique perspective on life, and a unique way that our people have to deal with them," Kang said. "It was a lot of fun, and we were really lucky to get the wonderful actor Angus Sampson to play the role of the lead Highway Men, so that was a lot of fun for us to work on."
As with all new characters on The Walking Dead, some questions remain even after an agreement. "Really, are they bad guys, or did they just have their own thing that they’re trying to do just as our people do?" Kang said. "Certainly our people have done some things that are in the gray area themselves."
It is all meant to juxtapose the story unfolding with the Whisperers, one which fans have seen many times over with various villainous groups. "We wanted to tell this story of how do groups coexist with each other or not?" Kang explains. "Because there’s certainly a very specific story with the Whisperers that’s happening. Then here’s a different kind of group, and how do you negotiate what are your borders, or where you go? I guess the long-winded answer to your question is, I don’t really see the Highwaymen as being good or evil. They’re just people who exist in this world, and they’re trying to grapple with having neighbors just like our people are."
'The Walking Dead' Showrunner Explains Interesting Whisperer TacticThe Walking Dead's current villains have a unique view on the dead, walking among them, and using them as tools which is something showrunner Angela Kang put a lot of deep thought into.
To start Episode 9x13, the Whisperers were recovering from a walker attack on the camp. While most survivors introduced on the show choose to put down their peers after a scratch or bite claims them, the Whisperers do quite the opposite. As revealed by Beta, the group looks forward to their own turning into "Guardians" (a term used for zombies by the Whisperers) and will then be protecting the rest of the survivors.
"We were just thinking a lot internally about… If you’re the Whisperers, what is your attitude towards zombies?" Kang told EW. "It’s clearly not the same attitude we have towards them. They’re not seen as a threat in the same way. In a lot of ways they have used the zombies, used their skins, but also just their physical presence to protect them. There’s something that’s so cult-like in a lot of ways about how the Whisperers think, and the way they behave, and the way they call Alpha, Alpha and Beta, Beta. It made sense to me and the other writers that they would try to make it seem like if you die and you’re a warrior, that this is a thing of honor, and you will always be with us."
The Whisperers have already put their barbaric thought processes on display several times over. First, the group's leader Alpha was willing to let a baby be eaten by the dead as a means of natural selection playing out. Then, she was willing to let her daughter Lydia be killed if she was too weak to kill a member of the Hilltop community.
Now, priding themselves in turning into walkers as a means to protect the group is simply the next step in establishing the group's bizarre mythology.
"It’s part of making that entire philosophy feel as if it’s one piece, and putting importance on different things than our people would," Kang said. "We thought that it was interesting in this episode, which really kind of deals with what we call the Field Team Six of the Whisperers. That that’s part of their warrior mythology, it’s like you die and then you still are with us forever, which felt kind of true to the general belief system that they have."