For episode 101 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 2, titled We Are The World… ahem… I mean We Are the End of the World. This episode was written by new co-executive producer Nicole Mirante-Matthews, and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.
Before we get into this episode, we got a little feedback on the season premiere, Season 10 Episode 1, titled Lines We Cross. I also left off a big theory I have about the satellite and how it fits in with the season and The Walking Dead universe in general. Thankfully, this episode didn’t get back to this storyline, so we start off the podcast with this theory. Our discussion of We Are the End of the World begins 7 minutes and 45 seconds into the episode.
This episode was well-made and had a lot of things going for it. However, the dividing line (or border, pun intended) were your reactions to Alpha, Beta, and the Whisperers in general. For Mark and I, we could appreciate that it was well-made, but it lost marks on its focus on Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and the Whisperers. We have trouble relating to these adversaries.
We’ve both wanted a back story for Negan. Negan is an interesting and, perhaps, a more complex character than you might see on the surface. He’s been on the show since Season 6, and we still haven’t gotten that backstory. We’ve wanted to see how he went from teacher to the Negan we know as the leader of the Saviors. Perhaps AMC, Gimple, Angela Kang, and the rest of The Walking Dead inner circle are holding that back for a movie, mini-series or webisode series, but no news has been announced.
For Alpha, we have already gotten the unreliable narrator backstory from S9E10 Omega (the sometimes name for Lydia in the Whisperers, though we aren’t hearing that much). This is a second backstory about Beta and Alpha meeting for the first time and the beginnings of the Whisperers. While we get a little more humanity in these characters, we have a lot of trouble relating to this group. We just find their behavior too weird to be relatable. This is more backstory that we weren’t really asking for. That said, we both find some of the things brought up about Beta in this episode more intriguing, and we expect to see more backstory about him, especially his relationship with his friend. A friend he didn’t want to leave, and couldn’t kill. A friend whose shirt, and face, he wears.
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