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 097 – The Calm Before (S9E15)

The Walking Dead Talk Through
The Walking Dead Talk Through
TWDTT 097 - The Calm Before (S9E15)

Talking Through The Calm Before

On this episode 97 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Brian and special guest co-host Steve talk through The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 15, which is titled, The Calm Before. This was written by Geraldine Inoa & Channing Powell, and directed by Laura Belsey. Mark was out sick this week.


The rest of this blog post requires a SPOILER WARNING!!! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode, then you probably should stop now.

Sign the Charter!

It was quite the fair, and a chance for the communities to come together again. They finally signed the charter! That was a long time coming. I don’t know about you, but I was surprised that we didn’t see Cyndie as the leader of Oceanside, but Sydney Park landed a part on a new series. The actress who now plays her, Avianna Mynhier, looks just like an older version of the original actress, Mimi Kirkland.


To say it simply, the scene with our fallen comrades on a pike was disturbing and compelling. I was truly shocked by the death of Henry. I did not see that coming. I thought that character would be with us until the end of the show. Enid and especially Tara, on the other hand, should have gotten more appropriate deaths.

I mentioned TV Tropes

That link is A Death in The Limelight.

Ratings reached an all-time low…

This week, TWD ratings reached an all-time low, possibly due to a problem with many DVRs only recording the first hour and then cutting off the last 25 minutes of the program. We’ll see if ratings recover when the Live + 3 and Live + 7 ratings later. S9E15 The Calm Before got a 1.48 in the 18-49 demographic with 4.152 million viewers, down from 1.66 in the 18-49, and 4.566 million last week. Talking Dead, also down, with a 0.33 in the 18-49 with 1.010 million viewers, verses 0.50 and 1.569 million viewers last week respectively.

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That’s it for The Calm Before!

We both enjoyed The Calm Before, as did Mark according to his feedback and thanks to Steve for coming on the podcast again this week! Please leave your feedback for The Walking Dead, Season 9 Episode 16, the season finale, titled The Storm, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Check the Facebook group for any deadline changes. The best way to leave your feedback is via the Facebook group.

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