Obviously spoilers are incoming. A lot of craziness went down on last night’s midseason finale of The Walking Dead. Henry got a bit drunk, Negan escaped his cell, a terrible storm arrived, the Whisperers made their grand debut, and one of our heroes ended up dying in the process. If you recall, a few episodes ago, we saw Eugene and Rosita hiding from walkers that appeared to be whispering to one another. While Rosita was taken back to Hilltop, Eugene was still on his own until found and rescued by Daryl, Jesus, Aaron, and Dog. Yes, Daryl’s dog is named “Dog.”
When the four found him, Eugene confirmed that not only were the dead speaking, but the herd had already passed by his location twice. When has a herd of walkers ever doubled back unless they were attracted by some sort of sound by their victim? And given that Eugene was hiding under floorboards in a shed, chances are he didn’t make a sound. But to the surprise of Aaron, Jesus, and Daryl, the herd did indeed arrive. And this herd didn’t behave like a normal herd, as in they didn’t react when Daryl and his dog made sounds to attract them.
Anyway, I’m burying the lede here. So Aaron, Jesus, Daryl, and Eugene arrive at a graveyard and find themselves surrounded by approaching walkers. They fight off as many as they can and soon receive help from Michonne and Magna’s group, but this is where things took a darker turn on The Walking Dead. As Jesus cut his way through walkers, one of them managed to not only dodge his sword swipe, but then pierce the swordsman and whisper to him that he was where he wasn’t supposed to be.
And like that, Jesus was left to die, much to Aaron’s horror, while the others still found themselves surrounded in the thick fog by walkers on every side. It’s another radical departure from The Walking Dead comic series, where Jesus is alive and well, but also came just when Aaron and Jesus’ friendship was continuing to develop. Like the death of Eric, this will no doubt be a motivator for Aaron, but this death also leaves the Hilltop in flux. After all, Jesus was voted leader after Maggie left, with Tara as his second-in-command. So looks like she might be running the show.
What did you think of Jesus’ death on The Walking Dead, though? Should he have been the one killed by the Whisperers or would you have wanted someone else to die? And what did you think of the midseason finale? Let us know in the comments below.
The Walking Dead will return on Sunday, February 10, on AMC.
‘The Walking Dead’: Official Photos From Rick Grimes’ Final Episode Released
AMC has released over one dozen photos from Andrew Lincoln's final episode of The Walking Dead as Rick Grimes.
Next Sunday will mark Andrew Lincoln's final outing as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead and AMC has released several new photos featuring the long-time series regular as he leads a heard of walker's away from his friends. Furthermore, the photo set offers fans a hint at what to expect from Danai Gurira's Michonne, Lauren Cohan's Maggie Rhee, Pollyanna McIntosh's Jadis, and Judith during Rick Grimes' final hour on the series.
You can check out the first video below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think will happen to Rick Grimes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.
Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick’s steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.
As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Khary Payton, Katelyn Nacon, Pollyanna McIntosh, Callan McAuliffe, Avi Nash, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.
The Walking Dead season 9 premieres on October 7, 2018, on AMC.