What The Walking Dead’s Helicopter Tease Means For The Future

What The Walking Dead’s Helicopter Tease Means For The Future

The latest episode of The Walking Dead Season 8 threw a proverbial spanner into the works when lead protagonist Rick glanced up and saw a helicopter cruising through the sky – a surefire indication of advanced wider civilization if ever there was one. Although clearly intrigued by this development, Rick’s pressing war against Negan remains his primary focus. This isn’t the first time a flying chopper has been spotted in The Walking Dead. Back in the very first episode, a horse-riding Rick attempted to follow a military helicopter and subsequently found himself among a pack of Walkers. Later, in Season Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’: Did Simon Use To Be The Leader Over Negan?

‘The Walking Dead’: Did Simon Use To Be The Leader Over Negan?

A new theory spawning on Talking Dead claims Simon was once the leader of The Walking Dead’s Saviors group. With Steven Ogg appearing on the Chris Hardwick-hosted after show following The Walking Dead’s The Big Scary U episode, theories and speculation were abound as his leadership in the Sanctuary was questioned. Throughout Sunday’s episode, Simon showed signs of desire to be in charge of the Sanctuary until Negan returned to claim his throne once more. The moments prompted Talking Dead guest and Walking Dead super fan to bring up a theory to Ogg. “I think that Simon was the leader Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ Doesn’t Have To Be This Bad — 7 Ways It Can Improve

‘The Walking Dead’ Doesn’t Have To Be This Bad — 7 Ways It Can Improve

The Walking Dead is five episodes into what may be the worst season yet of the show, though Season 7 is right up there. That hasn’t stopped fans and many critics from singing its praises, but ratings continue to slide and I continue to watch as one of the most promising shows on television spirals ever further into a tangled, ungainly morass of its own making. I used to really love The Walking Dead, warts and all. It was always one of those shows with annoying ticks, but it had such great characters in such a gritty, tense post-apocalyptic world Read more »

The Walking Lulz: All The Best Memes From This Week’s Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’

The Walking Lulz: All The Best Memes From This Week’s Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’

Welcome to another edition of The Walking Lulz, where we collect all the best The Walking Dead memes from each episode of the show into one place for your viewing pleasure. And according to you guys, the most compelling battle in this season so far was the all out war we just witnessed between Rick and Daryl. It had everything you could want: an element of surprise, the hint of betrayal, cathartic face punching, and a dynamite ending. I guess we’ll see how funny them blowing up that truck full of amazing weapons is when we get to the end Read more »

The Walking Dead’s Carl is in danger in a tense new trailer for season 8, episode 6

The Walking Dead’s Carl is in danger in a tense new trailer for season 8, episode 6

Carl Grimes looks to be in a bit of a pickle in the trailer for next week’s Walking Dead episode. The fate of Chandler Riggs’ character for this season has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks – even the actor himself addressed the rumours that he could die on social media – and it doesn’t help that in this promo, we catch a glimpse of Carl struggling against a couple of walkers. Although if Carl does indeed meet his demise right here, we’ll probably riot. Elsewhere, it seems a large part of the next episode ‘The King, Read more »

The Walking Dead star responds to that potential Eugene twist

The Walking Dead star responds to that potential Eugene twist

The Walking Dead star Josh McDermitt has responded to that potential Eugene twist in the latest episode. Despite him seeming fully Team Negan since season seven’s ‘Hostiles and Calamities’, ‘The Big Scary U’ hinted that Eugene might actually be secretly working against Negan, possibly alongside Dwight (Austin Amelio) without even knowing it. A bag of guns stolen from the Saviours’ armoury was marked by something red, either a spot of blood from Eugene’s blister on his thumb or red paint from Dwight’s chess piece. While he didn’t exactly clear up the situation, McDermitt had his say on the tense scene Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ Doesn’t Have To Be This Bad — 7 Ways It Can Improve

‘The Walking Dead’ Doesn’t Have To Be This Bad — 7 Ways It Can Improve

The Walking Dead is five episodes into what may be the worst season yet of the show, though Season 7 is right up there. That hasn’t stopped fans and many critics from singing its praises, but ratings continue to slide and I continue to watch as one of the most promising shows on television spirals ever further into a tangled, ungainly morass of its own making. I used to really love The Walking Dead, warts and all. It was always one of those shows with annoying ticks, but it had such great characters in such a gritty, tense post-apocalyptic world Read more »

6 questions I have after watching The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5, The Big Scary U

6 questions I have after watching The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5, The Big Scary U

Revelations! Callbacks! Helicopters! The Walking Dead season 8’s episode 5, The Big Scary U, was full of surprises and fan servicing setups, making it one of the stronger outings in an otherwise disjointed season so far. It wasn’t without its hiccups, and some of the events played out in cringe-worthy fashion at times, but I enjoyed many of the episode’s isolated moments, even if the sum of its (many) parts still leaves me wanting. And I’m not just wanting, either, but asking too, as the episode poses yet more questions for the show as it gears towards its mid-season break. Read more »

The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 5: The Big Scary U

The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 5: The Big Scary U

The Walking Dead is back, and for us here at The Verge that’s an opportunity to examine just how effective the show can be in creating a complex villain. As played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, big bad Negan has always been violent. But thanks to his man-baby antics, he’s stubbornly remained a comic book thug, never becoming the nuanced character the show so sorely needs. Each week, I’ll be analyzing the show through its presentation of Negan: how he acts, how he delivers his jokes and threats, and most importantly, how his character develops in contrast to our supposedly-virtuous heroes. Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ Might Have Fixed One Hell Of A Plot Hole

‘Walking Dead’ Might Have Fixed One Hell Of A Plot Hole

Buckle up, peeps, because a lot happened on Sunday night’s “Walking Dead” episode, “The Big Scary U.” We learned some crucial aspects of Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) backstory, as it was revealed that his one big regret was not being able to kill his wife when she turned into a zombie. Then Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) went all fisticuffs after the latter wanted to use the explosives they found to blow a hole in the Savior headquarters. (The explosives end up going off, so that debate settled pretty quickly.) Finally, Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Negan had Read more »