WASHINGTON, February 21, 2016 – Last weeks episode 609 of The Walking Dead — “No Way Out” — was nothing short of a bloodbath that left Alexandria carpeted with dead zombies. We found our hapless heroes confronting an insane amount of walkers in what seemed to be a hopeless situation. Rick, like Deanna, ran into the throng, ready to take down as many with him as he could
The episode concluded with a the core gang, along with a few Alexandrians, in a battle scene worthy of the Spartans vs. the Persians that left a lot of already rotting corpse grossly scattered about. Can you imagine the smell?
Last week’s non-dead fatalities were tough, including all of Jessie’s family, thanks to Sam freaking out after hearing Carol’s menacing voice speaking of the monsters inside his head. (Is this issue ever going to be discussed?) Meanwhile, Carl has established some new street cred after losing his eye to Ron’s errant gunshot aimed at Rick.
Show runner Scott Gimple says:
“Episode 10 happens some time after episode nine — there’s not a giant time jump — not like the huge one in the book. But weeks have passed and we’ll see some changes in Alexandria. Jessie’s death was horrific and it was the worst possible outcome in that case but we aren’t going to be portraying Rick’s grieving process or the cleanup of Alexandria — that would be two episodes (laughs).”
Usually, Walking Dead takes us to the edge of acceptance in one show, then lets us relax during the next, giving viewers and fans a breather. However, Internet scuttlebut is telling us that won’t be the case on tonight’s episode. Nope, tonight will allegedly be as just as wrenching as last week’s episode and all bets are off, due to Austin Nichols’ announced appearance on Chris Hardwick’s after show, Talking Dead, claiming that Spencer Monroe will be joining the family on the other side.
In other news: for the bettors among us, Michonne has 18-1 odds of dying tonight. Don’t plan on it.
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