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 156 – TWD:DC – Stories We Tell Ourselves (S1E5)

The Walking Dead Talk Through
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TWDTT 156 - TWD:DC - Stories We Tell Ourselves (S1E5)

Talking Through Stories We Tell Ourselves!

For episode 156 of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Dead City Edition, LT, Kyle, and Brian talk through The Walking Dead: Dead City, Season 1, Episode 5, titled Stories We Tell Ourselves. Written by Brenna Kouf and directed by Gandja Monteiro. Truths are unearthed and motives are revealed as Maggie, Negan and the others travel further into the city’s depths.

Big Walker Boss was the Boss of this episode but most everything else was a snooze.

Hey survivors, Well, it looks like not only did you all not really like this episode, we were in the same boat. The Negan and Marshall interaction was pretty good, but the Maggie and Ginny sewer adventures were kind of boring. In true red shirt fashion, the Leftover Yorkers, Amaia and Tommaso, were taken out by walkers that you could see from a mile away. I mean, really, taking a break in the middle of a room full of staked dead bodies, and you don’t even think to yourself, maybe one of these is a walker that could kill me? I mean, come on. It was a missed opportunity by the writers when just after that, we got one of the most creative walkers we have ever seen. The Walker King was so freaking and terrifying. It was the best part of this episode by far, and they could have used that scene better than what we got. Also, we didn’t know her name or what she was being called, but Glynis referred to the new character as The Dama. Who is she? Why are we just not seeing her with only one more episode to go? So The Croat is not the main villain and who are these other people we saw there? So many questions, and are we even going to get an answer? Brian made a good point in that the sneak peek for next week did not refer to that episode as the finale, so is this show really over? Or were they holding back news that we are getting more? because from how it feels there is not enough time to wrap this all up with just one more episode. So that will be something we will see next week.

So Enjoy as LT, Kyle, and Brian discuss this week’s episode, Stories We Tell Ourselves.


00:00:00 Intro
00:01:04 Before Episode Discussion
00:03:07 Episode Discussion
00:03:34 Ratings
00:08:24 Awesome Sauce
00:22:02 Weak Sauce
00:47:55 What Sauce
01:13:08 Sad Sauce
01:30:25 Feedback
01:42:04 News, Ratings, and Info
01:54:17 Interact/Support to End

Ratings were steady but are gaining on the Parrots!

Ratings for S1E5 Stories We Tell Ourselves were up a little in viewers. Stories We Tell Ourselves had 701,000 thousand viewers, up from S1E4 Everybody Wins A Prize which had 697,000 thousand viewers. Talking Dead is not on so we don’t know if it will return.

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