As season 9 comes to an end, it is a good time to look at where the core themes and storylines brought us. While viewers might have anticipated a bloody conclusion to the season, the finale ends with a cold war situation - literally. Though the finale might have felt uneventful in terms of action, at the same time it wraps up the themes of the season and brakes away from them in unexpected ways. This cold war feel might make you long even more for a violent confrontation at this point. If so, why?
This episode introduces us to Alpha through a chilling portrait. While she has not yet officially met our group, the confusing story of Lydia's flashback contributes to building up the expectation that we are going to meet a formidable threat. For the first time in The Walking Dead, the big bad villain is a woman, … Continue reading The Walking Dead, Season 9, Episode 10 Review: When the Villain is a Mum.
Having a close affinity with the dead, in this show, has an important metaphorical meaning. It is a way of showing the dark side of a group or character. In case of good characters, having an affinity with the dead tells us that they are going through complex inner struggles. Hence, for them, switching between the dead and the living is a way of showing how their inner struggles are progressing.
In 'The Walking Dead', we frequently see people taking our walkers in various circumstances. Are these kills random? Not really. Each one of them tells us something. Sure, walkers remind us that we are still in a post-apocalyptic scenario, and sometimes these kills reveal something about where the plot is going. But in most cases, … Continue reading Six Meanings of Walker Kills in ‘The Walking Dead’ – Video
#TheWalkingDead #twd This episode did not really have much action, at least not until the last five minutes. Yet, it was tensed and scary. The tension did not start when the whisperers came close to our group, but it was slowly built through a constant feeling of uncertainty throughout the episode. There were more questions … Continue reading The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Review: Uncertainty and Fear