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 124 – Acheron, Part I (S11E1)

The Walking Dead Talk Through
The Walking Dead Talk Through
TWDTT 124 - Acheron, Part I (S11E1)

We are back!

For episode 124 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Brian, LT, Kyle and special guest Ruthie talk through The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 1 titled Acheron, Part 1. It was written by Angela Kang and Jim Barnes and directed by Kevin Dowling.

Maggie and Negan have a spat!

We have long known Maggie and Negan are not BFFs and we get to see this more out in the open. But what we couldn’t figure out is what the heck is she waiting for. Dragging him along on a mission when we know she what’s him to part this apocalyptic world. But it seems the tables (or dumpster) have turned by the end of this Episode. So we will just have to wait to find out. Although we do think that Angela Kang and the Gimple have learned from their ways and won’t treat their fans to another dumpster gate. 

We talk a lot about the opening scene at the military base and the Mission Impossible take to get some MREs in wooden crates. There were some questions about why and what they were doing because while it was a cool way to open the show. It just didn’t make a lot of sense. Plus LT brings up some good points about Maggie and her death match attitude that also didn’t seem to make any sense. Why put your people through all that when you are going to fight some other baddies for much-needed food and supplies.

Also, we are joined by the wonderful Ruthie who you may know from early Walking Dead Talkthrough seasons as well as the first few seasons of Fear the Walking Dead Talktthough. She joins in midstream to give us her takes about the season premiere of Season 11.

Yumiko, Eugene, King Ezekiel and Princess get the runaround by the Commonwealth Bureaucrats.

Princess has some Eugene skills but in a more behavioral profiling sort of way where Eugene is all facts and figures. We are looking forward to how she can use this in the episodes ahead. King E might not be able to hide his cancer for too much longer. I mean when you cough up blood in front of your captors, things gonna change. And Yumiko gets a surprise from her past that looks to change the status (hopefully) of the others. I guess we shall see.


00:00:00​ Intro
00:01:74​ Feedback before Episode Discussion
00:06:36 Episode Discussion
00:07:37 Ratings
00:10:18 Awesome Sauce
00:32:23 Weak Sauce
01:04:53​ What Sauce
01:12:23 Sad Sauce
01:16:45 Feedback
01:26:40 News, Ratings and Info
01:31:49 Interact/Support to End

Ratings went up…a little

Ratings for S11E1 Acheron, Part I are up a little and that is a good thing. Acheron, Part I got a 0.60 in the 18-49 demographic, with 2.216 million viewers, up from last episode S10E22 Here’s Negan, which got a 0.60 in the 18-49 demographic and 2.124 million viewers. Talking Dead got a 0.18 in the 18-49 with 874,000 viewers, way up from 0.09 and 307,000 viewers. Plus they were actually in studio this time which was a great thing to see.

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