Although I'm not typically keen on these let's ignore the rest of the cast and focus on two characters this weeks type affairs that both Walking Dead shows get in on (particularly not this early in the season) this was an interesting episodes all the same. Seeing some insight into Beta's pre-Whisperer life and how he and Alpha met was intriguing. I notice they avoid showing us his face, being that in the flashbacks he's wearing a ski mask all the time, and the pictures we see of him and his friend have their faces blanked out. Though when Alpha did get a glimpse of his face at the end, she did seem to recognize him, suggesting they could be going for a similar pre-apocalyptic origin for Beta to what he had in the comics. The present day storyline shows us Alpha is a bit more sentimental towards Lydia than she's let on, even to the extent of keeping Lydia's toy bunny from when she was young. Beta appears to be growing concerned that Alpha is indeed getting weak and endangering the Whisperers. And we see the rise of a common Whisperer elevated to Alpha's inner circle and granted the name Gamma, who apparently Beta does not seem to think highly of. And we get some follow-up to what whisperer who had to leave her baby behind at Hilltop last season. We see what the Whisperers were doing when the satellite crashed, all culminating with the final scene from last week where Alpha and Carol spot each other. So while it is a bit unfortunate the rest of the cast are ignored in what is only the second episode of the season, we do get a lot of backstory on Alpha and Beta and groundwork is laid for the Whisperer for this season, making for a pretty satisfactory episode all the same.