Spoilers The Walking Dead - Season 9 discussion and spoilers

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  1. crookeddy

    crookeddy Commodore Commodore

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    Again, do not expect any kind of swift and satisfying retribution on the whisperers. They are here to stay as the villains for the rest of the series.
     
  2. Scout101

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    I hope not; they’re just not very interesting. And not a credible threat in my opinion based one what we’ve seen them take on to date.
     
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  3. Jayson1

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    I got a few predictions for next year already. I think next season is going to be about finding oil and making weapons or gaining a technological advantage over the Whispers. That or I could see them do something I have always wondered about and just going out in the world with the mission of not avoiding walkers but killing them and thinning out their numbers. Less Walkers the less the Whispers can use to blend in with them or manipulate them.

    I also see a power struggle between Negan, and the council at that locations and at the Hilltop Carol,Darryl and The King trying to fill the power vacum since they have lost so many leaders. Maggie maybe comes in and even complicates it more. Also if they do get Maggie back I expect to see a kind of stand alone story showing the location she has been at and why she left and what she has been doing and maybe why she came back. Granted if it was me I would have her decide to return and Kill her off before making it back just to shock the audience because if she isn't a regular there is no need to just have out their floating around IMO.

    Jason
     
  4. theenglish

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    As I mentioned earlier, the show has caught up to where I have read in the comics. That said based on the next few collected additions I have yet to read, there are about two to three years more stories to come.
     
  5. crookeddy

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    The showrunners said they have enough material to last until season 12, and they don't actually plan to stop there.
     
  6. TREK_GOD_1

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    TWD has played with time like this before. For example, the season 4 prison arc-to-Gabriel's church covers one and a half seasons, but its only supposed to be a few days to a couple of weeks, especially after the prison falls:
    • Its not long after Rick abandons Carol before the Governor returns, and shortly after that fight, Carol returns to see the still-smoking battle scene, and finds Tyreese's group. Once she joins them, the show suggests they only spend a night outdoors before finding the house, and once there, two nights pass before its abandoned. The same passage of time applies to the four additional groups on the road, all spending at least three to four days on the road before reaching Terminus. After Terminus, one night passes before meeting Father Gabriel, and from there, a couple of days cover the end of Bob, Terminus survivors and Beth's storylines.

    Agreed. The previous two seasons had some very strong episodes, but the cult of personality surrounding Negan occasionally smothered the natural progression of stories.

    A series needs variety in villains, and for TWD's post-apocalyptic setting, characters have to reflect the many ways their humanity would devolve. The Whisperers--like the Wolves--represent the part of society no longer trying to hold on to basic humanity, instead, acting like animals or the dead, and the concept that its their job to kill strangers. In this way, they are far different than say, the Saviors the hospital police or any version of the Governor's groups, all trying to build some kind of structured, but oppressive attempts at keeping the habits/trappings of the pre-zombie world. In other words, in the ZA, its almost a guarantee that you will run into pure nihilistic people.

    There's no point in killing her off. For a character of her status, that would be an obvious stunt death.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    I don't see the Whisperers lasting beyond the tenth season. Especially since the scene with the radio voice seems to be setting up the next storyline in the comics after the Whisperers arc was done.
     
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  8. crookeddy

    crookeddy Commodore Commodore

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    Ok, I'll be glad to be wrong. Is the show now catching up to the comics?
     
  9. theenglish

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    The show is about three years behind the comics--but for the last few seasons they have been matching the speed of the comics so one season is about one year's worth of comics stories.
     
  10. The Wormhole

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    Or for context, the heads on pikes in the comics happened in issue 144, published July 2015. Issue 190 of the comics was just published this past week.

    The Whisperer storyline in the comics was concluded in issue 173, published November 2017.
     
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  11. theenglish

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    Oops, I was off by a little bit.
     
  12. Shell1993

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    This should be the theme song for Alpha

    Sweet but Psycho by Ava Max
     
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  13. crookeddy

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    For those of us seeing how Whiskey Cavalier is doing as we await the return of Lauren Cohan, the last two episodes both got 3.12 million viewers, down from 4.7 as the peak (premiere episode). These numbers are below what The Walking Dead is doing, even now, thought Lauren probably gets paid more for Whiskey, as she is an official co-star, instead of ensemble cast member.

    EDIT: Series high is actually 5.31 million for the second episode. This is a little higher than what The Walking Dead is doing now, but not even in the same ballpark as the Walking Dead's peak.
     
  14. Morpheus 02

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    Hey random question..just wondering if addressed in the comics...but presumably there were other communities that were subjugated by the saviors...with Simon over Hilltop and the guy supervising the Kingdom... With the outpost that was massacred...surely they had other units like that.

    What happened to them and where were they located?
     
  15. The Wormhole

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    No, the comics don't feature the Saviors bothering any other communities besides Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom. The Saviors having outposts was a concept created for the show.