Honestly I think we have to allow her innocence. We know she shot Beta through the door, and we all part of that horror. She has killed before, but there might still be some questions, like killing wounded that she hasn't done before. She doesn't really know what it means to be in a war, because she was too small when the last one happened.Judith used to have more sense that several of the adults put together, but now she is acting like a little girl again who is innocent and inexperienced in the world in which they live. And this isn't a big deal, but that hat she wears - it is more than 15 years old - worn every single day by Rick, then by Carl, and now by Judith - yet it is clean, in shape, with no wear around the brim, with a perfect ribbon - pure comic book.
I agree and I'm not really scared for the crew. It might get super small, but they won't kill everyone. The mystery of zombies climbing stairs is something we have to see. Frankly, I don't get why they all did head after Eugene, if they were ready to leave already. Why to hide in the hospital?I don't think the Whisperers are much of a threat - there only seems to be a handful left - but that horde is huge and we've seen hordes smaller than that overwhelm places before - even a hospital before in FTWD. They need a bold plan, which I assume they have and we just haven't been let in on it yet.
Growing up in the world of The Walking Dead forces kids to think quickly. In the case of Judith Grimes, her impressive young mind has already realized that she needs to lie as a means to keep some of the people close to her. Following her mother Michonne heading out on a new journey in search of Rick Grimes, Judith finally opened up to Daryl about Michonne's departure. However, in talking to Daryl about Michonne heading out to help new people, she intentionally left out the details of Michonne finding clues to Rick being alive after the group thought him dead when he blew up a bridge in the show's ninth season. The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang says this is because Judith suspects Daryl would also leave her in search of Rick if she told him the full truth.
"In our minds, that was exactly why," Kang told ComicBook.com. "She knows that Daryl... Rick was like Daryl's brother. Daryl was the one that kept searching for him for years out in the woods. She's a child, and I think there's part of it which is she feels like she's not sure that she's supposed to say anything about what her mother's doing, going out there. But I think also she is scared. She's scared that the one remaining parent figure that she has is going to run away too, at a time when they need him."
Having lost so many people already at such a young age, Judith is not exactly eager to say goodbye to anyone else close to her. "I think Judith just is feeling a lot of weight of responsibility beyond her years right now," Kang explained. "She's ultimately a child. She's a child who's very wise, but she doesn't exactly know how to handle everything perfectly either. Nobody does."
Still, the scene at the end of The Walking Dead Episode 10x15 (The Tower) between Daryl and Judith was one of the most touching of the series. As it stands, Daryl has essentially inherited the paternal role in Judith's life as Michonne and Rick are both now absent.
"There was this scene as writers that we really love, I think also in Season 3 between Rick and Carl, where Rick has to take Carl aside at the same age that Judith is now and say, 'A lot of people are going to die. I'm going to die, and Mom's going to die,' and it was just really about the reality of the world," Kang explained. "Now, we're many years later, and we were like, what's the version of that conversation that's Daryl has with Judith? And actually, I think that the conversation is a more hopeful one in some ways, where Rick at the beginning of it had to tell his son, 'It's going to get dark but we'll move on,' and Daryl was like, 'It is dark, but there's still light. There's so many people that care about you.'
While Daryl was unable to promise he will never leave, he is more than willing to help raise Judith for as long as he can, something which offers a bright spot in the apocalyptic series. "I think that that kind of hopeful message is important for that relationship between Daryl and Judith," Kang said. "It's also specific to that relationship of those two characters. So, I'm glad you liked it. It's one that I really loved how the writers pulled that off, and I think Norman [Reedus] and Cailey [Fleming] are always wonderful together onscreen."
The Walking Dead might have handed off Father Gabriel's (Seth Gilliam) gruesome comic book death in Sunday's Season 10 episode 15, "The Tower." There evacuees from across the Alexandria, Hilltop, and Oceanside communities hide out in an abandoned hospital tower while Beta (Ryan Hurst), steered by the voices in his head after the death of Whisperer leader Alpha (Samantha Morton), lays siege to Alexandria with his invading walker army while Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Hilltop leaders Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) continue their fateful mission to meet Stephanie (Margot Bingham) with newly encountered lone survivor Princess (Paola Lázaro) along for the trip.
Inside the tower, Rachel (Avianna Mynhier) of Oceanside is seen in a hallway keeping watch through a window as Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Lydia (Cassady McClincy), Carol (Melissa McBride), Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) and other survivors wait out their next move. Kelly (Angel Theory) teaches the half-blind Father Gabriel sign language while Luke (Dan Fogler) tinkers with a device requiring the use of car parts. Hilltop archer Dianne (Kerry Cahill) readies her bolts when Gabriel tells her, "Your turn to watch."
Yeah, but people didn't wander in there, because you cannot farm in there without doing a lot of work. And with dead still around, nobody wants to get trapped in a building where they cannot get out. In the comics Alexandria Safe Zone was within suburban area with tower blocks around. In the TV they were removed. Also the problem with DC is that there's always people and things that are super expensive to remove in post-production. Although now the whole thing would be easier because of the lockdown. Will AMC use the opportunity? Probably not.Does seem that between that and Eugene's team wanderings there is some relatively safe areas in towns/cities now.
There is another episode this season, right? I read you guys talking somewhere about a re-shoot but can't find it again. Was it finished? Why the need? Any date been given?I wonder when the next episode will be... and the next season?! Presumably next season will be next year.
They didn't get to finish the post-production work before social distancing started. They just said it will be aired later this year.There is another episode this season, right? I read you guys talking somewhere about a re-shoot but can't find it again. Was it finished? Why the need? Any date been given?
As for next season, I'm not sure how much TV (or film) we will get. A lot of TV repeats I expect, and once the films that have been postponed are shown, not much new for quite a while.
They are stuck with the CGI.There is another episode this season, right? I read you guys talking somewhere about a re-shoot but can't find it again. Was it finished? Why the need? Any date been given?
The Walking Dead Season 10 finale planned to premiere Sunday, April 12, has been postponed indefinitely amid the coronavirus crisis and will now air later this year on AMC. Showrunner Angela Kang told ComicBook.com work on the Greg Nicotero-directed finale, "A Certain Doom," was "very close to finishing" when work could not continue on the special effects-heavy episode picking up where last Sunday's episode 15, "The Tower," left off. The penultimate episode of the season ended on a cliffhanger with the survivors trapped inside an abandoned hospital tower swarmed by Beta's (Ryan Hurst) walker horde, forcing Daryl (Norman Reedus) and other heroes to enact a desperate escape plan in the season finale.
"We were very close to finishing [episode] 16," Kang told ComicBook.com."We usually deliver the episodes for a big effects-heavy episode about two weeks before we air. We were about a week and a half out at the point which California shut down."
Scripting work on Season 11 is continuing remotely, but a shooting start on the new season was pushed back by up to a month on March 13.
"What is continuing remotely is the effects that can be finished, but even after all of that's done, all the shots need to be laid in," Kang explained. "There's a color process that needs machines to be finished. There's sound work that we usually do on the Warner Brothers stage, and that's very complex mixing equipment that you can't just move into somebody's house overnight. And multiple people work on that."
Kang stressed the finale is "very, very close to finishing" and will be completed once it is safe for crew to return to work.
"I think actually, by the time the world is safe for people to start venturing out, probably all of the effects will be done, and then it's just a handful of processes and it can be turned around very, very quickly," Kang said. "We're very hopeful that we can get it all done very rapidly once we're back up and running."
When the finale airs as a special episode later this year, "A Certain Doom" opens with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) returning to The Walking Dead after many months away. Audiences will also learn more about the mysterious person whose identity is hidden by an iron mask, and will find out what happens when Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and newcomer Princess (Paola Lazaro) continue their fateful trip towards meeting a new community.
"When we continue ... Maggie's back and she now knows what's happened to everyone based on that letter she got when Carol left her a note when she was traveling up and down the coast before the first episode," Kang said on the most recent episode of Talking Dead. "So we will find out what that means for our people. Also, our heroes have this kind of clever hideout away from the communities, but they've been discovered, so that puts them on a collision course with the Whisperer horde, which they've been trying to avoid tangling with too much."
Viewers can also anticipate at least one major death when the season comes to an end later this year.