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The Walking Dead's mid-season finale brought some serious old school horror vibes to the official introduction of The Whisperers. Heard of them? Don't know how you could have missed it since everyone from the executive producers on down have teased this intro since San Diego Comic Con. We get it.
Kia is joined by TWD super(ish) fans, Keyan and Kenneth, to discuss what worked and what didn't. What didn't? Whatever is going on with the rest of the groups against Michonne. It's tired. We've spent enough time with this character over close to a decade to know that whatever she went through to bring her to this way of thinking had to be a BFD and was not entered into lightly. And yet, here we have the likes of Tara getting an attitude? Tara, who just only recently found a purpose on this show after showing up in season 4? Tara, who went around for 2 seasons shouting to anyone who would listen that Dwight needed to die instead of looking at the bigger picture and then punked out when she got the chance? Tara, who's biggest story line last year was getting shot by an arrow. GTFOH.
Also, as far as terrorist groups go, this Whisperer deal seems terribly impractical. What's the recruitment technique to get a person to wear walker skin masks and immediately make yourself a target for an arrow in the head? What are the benefits? Do the walkers have a secret timeshare that you can take advantage of? There's too much fine print. Just let us join the Kingdom proper and get cobbler. Although…maybe not the Kingdom, because Carol was shedding too many tears over some screws and nails. It's not looking great over there.
What did work? The last 5-6 minutes were legit spooky, with the surprise death of our lord and savior Paul, Daryl returning to his walker autopsy roots and that creepy whispering at the end. Zoinks!
The less we say about useless Gabriel and Negan, the better.
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