The Walking Dead Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche & Kyle McAdams & Laurence Todd

The Walking Dead Talk Through is an episode by episode discussion about all of the TV shows and movies within The Walking Dead Universe, based on the hit shows by AMC. In each episode, we talk about the character arcs and their interactions with other characters, the plot, and action of the episode, and make predictions on what will happen. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Hosts Brian Meloche, Kyle McAdams, and Laurence Todd want to thank you for listening!

TWDTT 068 – The Big Scary U (S8E5)

The Walking Dead Talk Through
The Walking Dead Talk Through
TWDTT 068 - The Big Scary U (S8E5)

Talking Through The Big Scary U

On this episode of The Walking Dead Talk Through, we discuss Season 8, Episode 5 of The Walking Dead, which is titled The Big Scary U, and the post-Ruthie period of this podcast continues. For this episode, I am joined by Mark Kirkman and Clare Retterer! I think you’ll agree that, yet again, both guest hosts did a fantastic job discussing this episode! I especially want to thank Clare for her last-second substitution guest host appearance! Given the fact that she only had two and a half hours to prepare, she did a fantastic job!

What makes Negan Tick?

In this mostly centered on The Saviors’ Sanctuary episode, we see what has been going on there, both before the alliance forces from Alexandria, The Hilltop and The Kingdom show up with their “hillbilly armor”, in what might be the longest cold open ever, and after. We see some backstory to Negan, but we really see that Negan, unlike most of the Saviors, seems to value people as a needed resource, and selected (not mass) killing as a necessary but useful tactic. We also see the Gregory weasel deal with Negan, and Negan treats him with a lot of skepticism. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Daryl/Rick fight, which was inevitable, but throwing the dynamite was pretty stupid!

I want to thank DeEtta this week for her extended voicemail here, as I didn’t properly thank her in the episode!

Ratings were down

The Big Scary U got a 3.42 in the 18-49 demographic, with 7.845 million viewers, which is down from last week‘s 3.88 and 8.688 million viewers.

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Regular Feedback Deadline

Our feedback deadline was a day early this week, so we missed some feedback from Gary. Time permitting, I’ll try to cover that feedback during the next episode as long as we don’t run extra long. Please leave your feedback by 6 pm Eastern/5 Central on Tuesday, Nov. 28th for S8E6, titled The King, the Widow, and Rick. The best way to leave us feedback is on our Facebook group. 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 episodes. If you’re interested in appearing as a guest, please contact me. Most likely, the permanent co-host will be from one of the guests you’ll hear during this period. Only one co-host will be chosen!

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