Gabriel is becoming a little unhinged, " take them alive, pull teeth, cut off fingers"
That was another classic horror bit. Everyone knows, no matter how apparently fatal a blow a monster might have been dealt, he/she/it always has at least one final lunge in reserve. Rule #2: "If you haven't confirmed it's dead, DO NOT turn your back on it."I whooped and praised Judith when she shot Beta through the door, but then I cursed Rick for not teaching the Rule #1 - Always Double Tap. Always!
The Alpha-Daryl fight was epic. Both probably should have bled out before Lydia miraculously appeared. Daryl uncorked what appeared to be a spurting artery when he pulled the knife from his leg.
The Walking Dead Showrunner Explains That Big Plot Hole QuestionSunday night's episode of The Walking Dead so good that some fans might have been willing to overlook the fact that Beta and the Whisperers had apparently dug a tunnel into Alexandria like some sort of mythical prison escape. Suddenly, the massive Whisperer brute was emerging from the graveyard in Alexandria and wreaking havoc within the community. As it turns out, there was a thoroughly laid out plan for this from the writers behind The Walking Dead, rather than viewers simply having to suspend their disbelief about the Whisperers spending months digging their tunnel. The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang takes it back to a subtle moment from the first half of the season to reveal what really happened.
As it turns out, the grave which Beta emerged from was Cheryl's. Casual viewers might not have noticed the detail or connected the dots but Cheryl was the older woman who Dante poisoned and ultimately dug the grave for. He insisted on digging that grave. While doing so, he helped connect the tunnel for the Whisperers.
"My writer Jim Barnes had this great idea of doing a classic horror movie in the walls of Alexandria, where Beta is stalking our people," Kang explained to EW. "I was like, 'I love this idea, but how does he get in?' So we threw out a lot of ideas. I actually think it might have been that I was like, 'You know what would be so great is I love the idea of him coming through a grave,' but Jim and the writers solved it and was like, 'Yeah, if Dante created this back door because he was screwing things up for them.' He killed this woman Cheryl and then he dug the grave‚ because who’s going to look in a grave? We also wanted to make sure our people didn’t look dumb either. Once they knew that Dante had been sabotaging things in Alexandria, they would have looked. But you’re not going to check in a grave necessarily."
It's yet another testament to the quality writing and detail-oriented style Kang relentlessly displays as showrunner.
"It just came about from a lot of the conversations of, 'How do we make sure that our people are protected and they just didn’t miss something obvious? And how do we also make the Whisperers clever, because they are really good bad villains?'" Kang said. "It’s in a fun way that all these things ever developed, amongst the writers in the room. It was all sort of a group project, to figure it out, and just a good image."
That's still quite a stretch.I see. Dante made a backdoor.
I can't see Dante being left on his own long enough without raising questions like: "Why are you digging so many holes?" or "Are you digging a grave for that little, old lady or a horse?"
I liked the episode. I just thought AMC would have done better to let the "big plot hole" complaints go, rather than come up with such a lame explanation.This is breaking the illusion AMC. If the prop master had added tracks and an airing duct, this could have worked better. But I won't let it to challenge me. The episode works nicely.
Okay then, that's probably best.Lets just draw a veil over the unrealistic parts.
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