It’s the Walking Dead Season 10 Mid-Season Finale, where Jim and Jon review what they saw so far in the season and reveal if the show was spoiled with Jim’s patented Season Spoilers!
In this discussion we focus on the characters of Negan and Lydia. Both are outcasts living in a community that fears and hates them. They are draw together as kindred spirits but have separate destinies.
Negan gets put back in jail for having saved Lydia (but accidentally killed someone). He is sprung from the slammer by hero worshiper, Brandon. Brandon believes in the tall tales that his father used to tell him about Negan and the saviors. Negan wants to past to remain in the past but sometimes that past has a habit of catching up with you.
We discuss Negan’s character arc so far in Season 10 and guess at how he will handle his new alliance with the Whisperers.
Lydia finds out that Carol was only keeping her around to be bait to get Alpha to slip up so Carol can take her down. Lydia runs away and now Carol and her team must try to find her for fear of what reprisals Alpha will bring down if Lydia shows up in the Whisperers camp.
We go over the different scenarios of what will happen if Lydia is found by Alpha or Carol first.
We discuss Dante, Siddiq and Father Gabriel and their fates at the mid-season final. Does it fit with each character at how their roles played out?
Finally, I review the comic book spoilers and how accurate I was to the show.
It is October, time for playoff baseball, Halloween decorations to be in stores and another season of The Walking Dead on AMC.
The Season 10 premier was on October 6th and normally, we would do a review podcast on the premier episode a week later but since the Joker movie came out the same time, we decided to wait a week and review 2 episodes!
In episode 1, the show stars with several members of the Alexandria coalition on the beach of Oceanside using shields and spears to fight walkers. Could they be training for something else…
There was also a satellite that came crashing down into the woods on the Whisperers side of the border. The Coalition decided that it was more important to break the truce and cross the boarder to put out the fire than maintain detente. Will Eugene be able to use that satellite for anything? Jon has some theories.
In episode 2, we learn the origin of Alpha and Beta. It is the beginnings of the Whisperers and how they form their dogma. Jon goes over his theory of the difference of having a name, no name and a Greco-Roman name in the Whisperers culture.
We end the podcast on a feature that has become very popular on the CM Podcast – Jim Spoils the Season segment.
That’s right, I will spoil the rest of the season for you – well just up to the mid-season finale. How do I do this? The show follows the story line from the comic. The comic is about 4 years ahead of the show. I have read the comic but Jon has not. I make some guesses based on the comic and we will review how accurate I was at the mid-season finale.
Here is a page from the comic that I reference in the podcast…
Oh, that Negan. He should write inspirational posters that have kittens on them. I also explain who the young boy is on this page. Will he make an appearance on the show? Maybe…
Thanks for listening and we will see you in seven.
Mid Season 9 of the Walking Dead was one of the more impactful seasons for Jon and myself. We are introduced to a new danger in the world named The Whisperers who are lead by the demented Alpha. We learn why Michonne is wary of strangers and how she go her scar. We learn about Lydia, the daughter of Alpha and find out if she will be friend or foe to the new alliance of Alexandria, Hilltop and The Kingdom. And the final question is answered: Can we start to trust Negan?
I ask Jon some question about the show like: What does he think about Alpha, Beta and The Whisperers? Jon goes into an eloquent discussion about the new characters and how he feels they came to exist and how dangerous they can be to everyone.
We talk about some other plot points that happened through the season and the shocking event that happened in the penultimate episode. Jon and I talk about who was lost and how impactful it will be in the show and it’s characters.
We then end the podcast with a review of spoilers that I gave in Podcast 195 and how accurate the comic is compared to the show. It is still a very accurate guide on the events that unfolded.
On Sunday 2/10/19 – AMC had the Season 9 Mid-Season Premier of The Walking Dead. There were several question that were left at the end of the Mid-Season Finale: Is Jesus really dead? Negan‘s cell door is open! Will he take revenge on Michonne and the others at Alexandria? Who are the Whisperers and what do they want? Will Henry ever get out of jail?
We learned the answer to some of these question at the end of the premiere but there are even more questions that will come as the season progresses.
Since I follow the comic, I have a good guess on what will happen with the rest of the season (and will be spoiling it at the end of the podcast). Jon does not read the comic, only watches the show so I ask him questions and see if he can guess at what will happen. Jon talks on how fans will react to Jesus’ death. What will happed with Negan and has he truly changed his ways? Are the Whisperers a major threat and if so, are they worst than Negan and the Saviors? How does he like the new recruits: Magna, Kumiko and Luke?
***MAJOR SPOILERS IN THE PODCAST!!***
After our discussion on the premiere, I will be spoiling the rest of Season 9 based on events that unfold in the comic. Do not listen if you do not want to know the fates of some major characters. Here are a couple of covers from the comic…
Some of these images have already happened – like Negan escaping. But what about the other 2 covers? What does it mean? If you are curious then listen the the whole podcast.