The Walking Dead Talk Through
TWDTT 069 – The King, the Widow, and Rick (S8E6)
Dec 1, 2017 · 1 hr 40 min
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Talking Through The King, The Widow, and Rick

On this episode of The Walking Dead Talk Through, we discuss Season 8, Episode 6 of The Walking Dead, which is titled The King, the Widow and Rick. For this episode, I am joined by guest hosts Reese Nicole Brown of The Introverted Nerd Watches, who returns a second time after recently appearing as a guest host for S8E1 Mercy, and Steve Brown, no relation! Both guest hosts did a fantastic job discussing this episode!

The King, the Widow, and Rick is a Misleading Title!

The title of this episode, The King, the Widow, and Rick, is very misleading. Although there was a fair bit of Maggie in this episode, we see very little of King Ezekiel and only a little of Rick. Unfortunately, we also saw a lot more of the Trash People than we bargained for! Ewww!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn’t it about the characters?

One thing that I neglected to mention during the recording was that The Walking Dead often has problems when its characters behave in a way against their personalities, and possibly against logic, in order to service the plot. e.g. Character A has to do this to make plot point 1 work, and Character B has to do that to make plot point 2 work, despite both actions are out of character. Unfortunately, we had a ton of that in this episode. Stories work best when the plot comes out organically from the characters, not the other way around.

Ratings are up

The King, The Widow, and Rick got a 3.57 in the 18-49 demographic with 8.282 million viewers, which is up from last week‘s 3.42 and 7.845 million viewers.

Stay tuned for the TWD/FTWD Crossover coverage next episode!

Please note that we will not be covering the crossover announcement this episode. Instead, will be releasing a separate episode of Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through on Saturday, covering the crossover, where the three of us are joined by my Fear co-host, Kyle McAdams!!!

Our feedback deadline will be a day early next week, so please leave your feedback by 6 pm Eastern/5 Central on Monday, Dec. 4th for S8E7, titled “Time for After“. Although the guest host schedule is already booked until the mid-season finale, I could always use more people to add to the stand by list, plus we may do additional hiatus epis

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