The Walking Dead Talk Through

Hosted ByBrian Meloche, Mark Kirkman, & Kyle McAdams

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. Host Brian Meloche is joined by co-host Mark Kirkman for The Walking Dead episodes, and Kyle McAdams for Fear the Walking Dead episodes. Thanks for listening!

TWDTT 101 – We Are the End of the World (S10E2)

TWDTT 101 – We Are the End of the World (S10E2)

Talking Through We Are the End of the World

For episode 101 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Mark and I talk through The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 2, titled We Are The World… ahem… I mean We Are the End of the World. This episode was written by new co-executive producer Nicole Mirante-Matthews, and directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero.

More on Lines We Cross…

Before we get into this episode, we got a little feedback on the season premiere, Season 10 Episode 1, titled Lines We Cross. I also left off a big theory I have about the satellite and how it fits in with the season and The Walking Dead universe in general. Thankfully, this episode didn’t get back to this storyline, so we start off the podcast with this theory. Our discussion of We Are the End of the World begins 7 minutes and 45 seconds into the episode.

Some Whisperer backstory…

This episode was well-made and had a lot of things going for it. However, the dividing line (or border, pun intended) 🙂 were your reactions to Alpha, Beta, and the Whisperers in general. For Mark and I, we could appreciate that it was well-made, but it lost marks on its focus on Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and the Whisperers. We have trouble relating to these adversaries.

We still don’t have that Negan backstory…

We’ve both wanted a back story for Negan. Negan is an interesting and, perhaps, a more complex character than you might see on the surface. He’s been on the show since Season 6, and we still haven’t gotten that backstory. We’ve wanted to see how he went from teacher to the Negan we know as the leader of the Saviors. Perhaps AMC, Gimple, Angela Kang, and the rest of The Walking Dead inner circle are holding that back for a movie, mini-series or webisode series, but no news has been announced.

Yet we have 2 Alpha backstories…

For Alpha, we have already gotten the unreliable narrator backstory from S9E10 Omega (the sometimes name for Lydia in the Whisperers, though we aren’t hearing that much). This is a second backstory about Beta and Alpha meeting for the first time and the beginnings of the Whisperers. While we get a little more humanity in these characters, we have a lot of trouble relating to this group. We just find their behavior too weird to be relatable. This is more backstory that we weren’t really asking for. That said, we both find some of the things brought up about Beta in this episode more intriguing, and we expect to see more backstory about him, especially his relationship with his friend. A friend he didn’t want to leave, and couldn’t kill. A friend whose shirt, and face, he wears.

Send in your feedback!

Please leave your feedback for the next episode, S10E3, titled Ghosts, by 6 PM Eastern/5 PM Central on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. If you have any feedback on this episode, We Are the End of the World, send that in, too! One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to walkingdead@talkthroughmedia.com or call our new voicemail at 216-232-6146.

Ratings are down again…

Ratings for S10E2 We Are the End of the World were at an all-time low for the second week in a row. It got a 1.29 in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.467 million viewers. This is down from last week‘s previous low, which got a 1.44 in the 18-49, with 4.000 million viewers. Talking Dead was also down, but not nearly as much. It got a 0.49 in the 18-49 demographic, with 1.349 million viewers, down from 0.52 and 1.620 million last week.

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