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The Watching Thread of [The Walking Dead]
The Walking Dead is a show about:
Negan, a heroic leader who struggles to save society during the zombie apocalypse. He brings together small pockets of survivors and creates a network of communities working towards a common goal. At his side are:
Lucile, the soul of his dead wife trapped in a wooden bat because of an ancient voodoo curse. As a result, he needs to constantly keep the bat wet with blood, otherwise she’ll wither and die. Will Negan ever manage to break the curse and restore his wife? Only time will tell.
Fat Joey, Negan’s loyal, bumbling sidekick. He was always getting into some kind of funny trouble trying to get himself a sandwich. RIP. Without him, Skinny Joey is just Joey.
And on the bad guy side we have:
Rick Grimes. He started off by himself, found a group of survivors run by his best friend, took them over and killed his best friend. Then he found a family of survivors in a farmhouse, burnt it town and took them over too. Then he met the Governor and his group of survivors, toppled him, destroyed his city, and took over the survivors. Then he got into Alexandria; shortly later its leader Deanna and her entire family were dead in “odd but unrelated circumstances”, and he took it over. Alexandria is now part of Negan’s network of communities, and true to form Rick is secretly plotting to overthrow and kill Negan and his group and take it over.
Daryl Dixon. He was staying with Negan for a while, just freeloading in his room, eating meat sandwiches and sometimes doing a bit of cleaning around the place to look like he earned his place. Then he killed Fat Joey and ran away, and is teaming up with Grimes.
Caught in the crossfire are:
Gregory and Ezekiel, the leaders of the Hilltop and Kingdom, two more communities united by Negan that Grimes is trying to splinter off to get them to fight for him. Both of them are kind leaders trying to protect their people from the oncoming bloodbath Grimes will cause. As of the latest episode, Grimes’ people have undermined Gregory’s leadership so much that many of the Hilltop people are openly ignoring him and preparing to join Grimes, while Dixon has stayed behind in the Kingdom with Grimes directly telling him to “stare Ezekiel into submission”.
What will happen next? Will Negan hold the world together and save his wife? Will Grimes topple society yet again and take over an even larger group of innocent refugees? Tune in to find out!