The Walking Dead: Maggie’s Planned Return

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So as we all know by now Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has come and gone, and if you don’t then you seriously need to catch up! In the last episode ‘Stradivarius’ we’re told that she’s finally gone and joined Georgie of the unknown group that Maggie and Enid had a brief encounter with back in Season 8. Trading a bunch of vinyl records for a book named ‘A key to a future’. This book contains a huge amount of knowledge that allowed them to rebuild civilisation. We see that in the time jump as new buildings have arisen, along with a huge amount of farmland.

Sending letters back and forth to each other, Maggie is sent them every once i na while to ask how they’re doing and always asked for her to come and join their group to build another community. And that’s exactly what she’s done, whether she felt that was her only path to take due to the feud she had with Michonne (Danai Gurira) over Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) we don’t know. But a popular theory has been cropping up wondering if she had something to do with the ‘X’ scarring on both Daryl’s (Norman Reedus) and Michonne’s backs, so far anyway.

So what does the show have planned for Maggie for when she finally returns? Being a fan favourite for millions since Season two, she definitely needs a good return for when it finally happens. Angela Kang (The Walking Dead Showrunner) is just about 100% confident that Lauren Cohan will be returning to portray Maggie’s story once more in Season 10. Season 10 will be the full force of the Whisperers most likely, as they’re in it for the long run as we see in the comics.

“We will hopefully come back to Maggie’s story in Season 10,” Kang told ComicBook.com on Tuesday. “Lauren and I have been texting about some things, and we’re hopefully gonna schedule a conversation, but Georgie’s group is definitely out there in the world doing some stuff, and I have some notion of what they’re up to. They may also be part of the universe in general. That’s really up to Scott, but we’ll see how it all plays out.” – Angela Kang

Angela then went on to say that she couldn’t reveal anything to do with Maggies exit just yet, but the extended universe of The Walking Dead could be a reason to go by.

“In our minds, there’s a lot of things going on in the world around our characters and the way that it intersects with our story. That’s part of what we’re talking about currently.” – Angela Kang

It hasn’t been confirmed yet that Lauren Cohan will once more portray the Maggie in the future, Angela Kang is almost certain that it will happen. Let’s hope Maggie does return, as Daryl, Carol and the rest of the survivors are going to need all the help they can get from The Whisperers.

All credit goes to Comicbook.

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The Walking Dead: Was That Dwight In The Woods?

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On this weeks The Walking Dead episode ‘Stradivarius’ we got to know Connie (Lauren Ridloff) a little bit more, especially with her senses. Remember that she’s deaf (and in real life too) so that all of her other senses have risen. In the warehouse, we see Connie place her hand on the floor. She can feel the tremors from the incoming herd, which I think was awesome to see. The show is bringing in new ways of looking out for as well as dealing with walkers. For example new weapons, Connie is equipped with a slingshot and shows how good she is with it in this episode. Even her sister Kelly (Angel Theory) uses her own slingshot and shows equal accuracy.

The particular trait I want to look at with Connie is her keen eye for vision. In a scene towards the end of the episode, we see the Militia as well as Magna’s group head to the Hilltop. But as they stop to take a report from the Hilltop scouts, Connie spots something or someone in the forest. As Connie can’t hear anything, she’s more focused on her other senses, eyesight especially.

But who do we see in the woods? The most obvious answer for it would be the Whisperers that we’ve been teased at. But who else could it be? It could be a number of characters, it could even be a new one.

For example, it could be Lydia (Cassady McClincy) who is a new character apart of the Whisperers. She could be going against her mothers (Alpha) orders and spying on people on her own.

It could also be Jadis (Pollyanna Mcintosh), however, that would be way too soon for her to be coming back to the show which would change everything.

There are more, but I really do think that it’s Dwight (Austin Amelio) returning to the show after his forced exile from Daryl (Norman Reedus). It’s a high possibility that Dwight has had no other option but to seek help from the communities that now run this particular area. After he set out to find his wife Sherry (Christine Evangelista) from the letter she left him before, if they did finally get back together it’s possible down the timeline that she could have been captured by the Whisperers. We might even see her in a very famous scene from the comic books to do with a number of pikes in a field later on in the season.

It would be incredible to see Dwight’s return coming back to beg for help from the communities he once terrorised with the Saviours.

Who do you think it is Connie saw? Let me know below!

The Walking Dead airs Sundays in the US at 9/8c on AMC, as well as 9pm Monday’s on FOX in the UK.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl’s Missing Something!

Did anyone else notice Daryl’s (Norman Reedus) signature piece of clothing missing something last night? The two wings that we’ve seen for the past nine years on the back of Daryl’s jacket have suddenly changed dramatically, as one of them has suddenly disappeared. But how did that happen? Will we find out later on in the season maybe through flashbacks? Or was it just put in the show so we can see how badly Daryl has been living out in the wild. One of those wings could even be a reference to Rick (Andrew Lincoln), now that he’s gone. One wing could be Carol (Melissa McBride), that he still has whereas the one he’s lost could be Rick.

It could also be something to do with the ‘X’ we saw first crop up on Michonne (Danai Gurira), but now it’s also on Daryl’s back in the same place. Were they both captured at the same time by an unknown group? Or were they even captured separately? They may or may not even know they both share the same scarring. Either way, it’s caused the communities to divide, especially Hilltop. Up until now, Michonne presumed Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was still living at Hilltop. But towards the end of this weeks episode, Siddiq (Avi Nash) tells her that Maggie is lone gone with baby Hershel.

Whatever has happened to cause this scarring, along with Daryl losing a signature wing of his from his jacket. It has to have been something serious.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays in the US at 9/8c on AMC, as well as 9pm Monday’s on FOX in the UK.

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The Walking Dead: How I Prepare Before Each Episode!

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Ever wondered how a fanatic of a show prepares to watch the latest episode of The Walking Dead? Let me tell you how I prepare for it. Which starts with the night before!

Firstly, I make sure that I don’t get out of bed too early so going to sleep late the night before is a must for me! Don’t want to be waking up early the day the latest episode aires otherwise, I’ll be falling asleep by the time it airs!

As the day progresses, I make sure I get plenty to eat and plenty to drink so I have the energy for when the show finally starts. I also fill my day with everything The Walking Dead related. That could be something as simple as drinking out of a TWD glass. Also reading back the comics, I read Volume #13 ‘Too Far Gone’ earlier today. Awesome to compare it back to what happened in the TV series, to see what’s different.

I then make sure I watch the previous one or two episodes before the latest one just so I get a recap and maybe catch something I might have missed. I read through my reviews (Which you can find on my website) as well as others to read the latest theories as well what’s happened in that particular episode.

Getting to the actual airing of the episode. An hour before I make sure I have a black coffee (Yes, I’m one of those people. I don’t know why I’m one of the very little people that like black coffee, but I am!). This helps me stay awake for the entirety of the episode as well as those dreaded adverts we all hate to watch!

As the episode starts, I get my favourite drink. That’s simply Whiskey and Coke. Not a lot of coke though! I don’t want to ruin it!

Then finally, sit back and enjoy the show. Don’t forget the box of tissues, just in case your favourite character dies. Which has been the case for me many times! Shane, Hershel, Tyreese, Glenn, Sasha, Rick. I’m sure the list is going to heat up as the Whisperers are introduced, which I am dreading. A LOT.

So how do you guys prepare for the latest episode each week? Let me know below!

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The Walking Dead airs Sundays in the US at 9/8c on AMC, as well as 9pm Monday’s on FOX in the UK.

The Walking Dead: Dan Fogler ‘Luke’ Talks About The Show

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Dan Fogler is known in a number of films, like the Fantastic Beasts, Balls of Fury and even Kungfu Panda. He’s now taking on his latest most realistic role yet in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Portraying Luke, he is a member of Magna’s (Nadia Hilker) group that admits he was lucky to come across them when he did. Luke is a pacifist, he doesn’t want to make trouble with anyone most importantly with his own group that he considers family. Coming up to the Mid Season Finale, will Lukes fate be cut short on The Walking Dead? Or will he get lucky and survive the incoming villains, The Whisperers.

Dan Fogler talks with AMC about his time on set so far.

Q: What was your first day on set like? Were there any unique challenges in joining the show after the huge time jump?

A: It was really cool. We were thrown right into it. It’s this scene where we’re surrounded and we’re being directed by Greg [Nicotero]. So, you have this genius who is conducting this controlled chaos of walkers closing in on us from all sides. Even though it was the first day, it wasn’t hard to get into that mindset because of the way they set it up. Right away, I’m killing walkers and it’s this iconic moment where it looks like we’re done for. And suddenly, the walkers start getting picked off and we start running towards this voice in the middle of the woods, and it’s little Judith Grimes — but she’s not the little girl that we remember. She’s this 10-year-old who’s wearing her daddy’s hat and who just saved our lives. It was so surreal. So, that was the first day, man! [Laughs] Andrew [Lincoln] has set this high mark of giving it your all. You walk into that and you see that on set.

It’s really hot in Atlanta. On that day, particularly, it was scorching. We were wringing our shirts. It was like acting in a sauna. Sometimes when you take a job, you take it because it forces you out of your comfort zone. I’m a city boy. I need air conditioning! I don’t ride horses! [Laughs]

Q: What does it mean to Luke that Judith was the one to advocate for his group? Is there something pure about how she views them through her eyes?

A: He was a school teacher. He sees children as people that he’s supposed to protect and teach and nurture. Now, he sees this little girl wielding this weapon that’s bigger than she is and saving him. It’s intense for him to take in. On one hand, he wants to take the gun out of her hands and say, “Darling, I’m so sorry you have to be in this situation.” On the other hand, he’s eternally grateful. He sees her as very special. She’s a child of the new generation. In these intense times, you form these bonds very quickly. If someone saves your life, you are bound in loyalty to them. I think people will love her character. She’s like a spark plug. You see her with that hat and you know that she’s carrying on the mantle.

Q: Of course, joining a new community won’t come without some pushback – particularly from Michonne, who is head of security. What does Luke make of her?

A: Michonne is my favorite character from the books. I was really excited to work with Danai [Gurira]. You see her ride up like f—king Clint Eastwood on a horse with the katana on her back. Just seeing that iconic image and her interrogating us, you don’t have to act very much. [Laughs] It’s like, “You’re the boss. You’re absolutely right.” Luke and his little family have been together for a while and they’ve been having terrible luck. They’re in the middle of this nomadic journey, trying to find a place and living this caravan life. They’ve never seen anything like [Alexandria]. They have lovely houses, a windmill, a laundromat and pizza!… They’re in shock… It’s like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory when they get there.

Q: When asked who they are now versus who they were before, other group members choose new identities, but Luke still says he’s a music teacher. Any significance in that?  

A: He has this hope that one day, he’s going to be able to sit down with kids and teach them again. That philosophy has kept him sane. He’s had to do some terrible things in order to survive, but those things didn’t turn him into a murderer or a warrior. I think that’s really important because he’s found his purpose in life and he’s able to hold onto that. I love that.

Q: You’re among a diverse group and they feel so tight-knit onscreen. What was it like building that relationship with your cast mates?

A: We had about two weeks of rehearsal where we all stayed at the same hotel and we got to be a family, essentially. Each one of them is even more lovely than the next… The chemistry was there immediately and then there was the bonding experience over learning sign language. That was our special thing that helped us survive. Lauren [Ridloff] plays Connie and she was basically our secret weapon out in the wilderness. Even though she’s deaf, her other senses were extremely heightened and we were able to communicate in silence with each other. Angel [Theory], who plays Kelly, is an angel. [Laughs] She has such a sweet energy. She’s also partially deaf, so we learned from her as well. Then you have Yumiko [Eleanor Matsuura] and Magna [Nadia Hilker] who are kind of like two sisters on either side of the spectrum. Yumiko is the more logical one and Magna is fiery and spontaneous.

With Luke, I oftentimes feel like I’m speaking in my own voice. He’s me in a parallel universe if acting didn’t work out and the apocalypse happened. [Laughs] We formed a strong bond and I think it comes through on screen in each episode. Every time we save each other’s lives, the bond grows stronger.

Q: What are you most excited about when it comes to these final episodes of the first half of the season?  

A: Luke is a new kind of character for this show. First of all, I want people to look out for his professorial elbow patches because I asked for those. They scream “teacher” to me. The fact that he’d hold onto this blazer in the heat gave a nice clue into his character. There’s not a lot of comedy on the show, but I do get to have some light moments. He has a real zen attitude about life and that whimsical personality in the midst of chaos can be funny… You look at him and say, “How the hell did this guy survive?” He’s an odd duck, but this guy is smart, philosophical and he can defend himself.  He’s a great character to play. I’m excited for people to see me as a survivor.

All credit here goes to AMC and Tripwire Magazine where this Q&A was taken from.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays in the US at 9/8c on AMC, as well as 9pm Monday’s on FOX in the UK.