We discuss Season 8 Episode 3 of The Walking Dead, titled Monsters. The topic of our discussion this week. A season 1 character that returned at the end of the last episode can’t compete with the return of Morgan. Then again, he gets killed off anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. Speaking of Morgan, he might be losing his mind so he runs off. Daryl reacts ruthlessly so Rick won’t have to. Maggie makes a decision about Gregory the snake and also about the future of Savior prisoners. Ezekiel and Carol strike some blows to the enemy, but end up walking into a bad situation at the end.
At the end of this episode, Ruthie made an announcement. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you about it here. Ruthie has decided to step down as co-host of The Walking Dead Talk Through. She has a new job that came with a schedule change that makes podcasting more difficult. She wants to thank all of you listeners over the past three years of doing the podcast for listening to us, and all of your support and admiration. We had a lot of fun doing this podcast together over the years, and I will miss doing this with her, especially when I gave her belly laughs!
Since we recorded, Kyle, co-host of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, has decided not to take over permanent co-host. Instead, Kyle will remain behind the scenes, providing me with support throughout the season, as he has been doing with editing, images and some of the blog work. This support has been instrumental in allowing me to produce/host two podcasts for TV shows that are on Sunday nights (The Star Trek Discovery Podcast being the other), and I couldn’t do this podcast right now without that support. He will return as co-host for Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through Season 4!!!
For the next five weeks, I will be hosting each episode of The Walking Dead Talk Through with two guest hosts. Some have appeared on this podcast before, while many others have not. Although the schedule is already booked until the mid-season finale, I could always use more people to add to the stand by list. If you’re interested, please contact me.
To that end, I am needing to rearrange the recording schedule for some of these weeks, and the feedback deadline will need to be changed during those weeks. To that end, please leave your feedback by 5 pm Eastern/4 Central on Monday, Nov. 13th for S8E4, titled Some Guy.
After the mid-season finale, I plan to announce who the new co-host will be. If one hasn’t been determined, I’ll continue to do more episodes during the hiatus with guest hosts until a successor can be named. However, make no mistake, the search for a permanent co-host is already well underway!
Monsters got a 3.79 in the 18-49 demographic, with 8.519 million viewers, which is down from last week‘s 3.99 and 8.923 million viewers.