So now we all know how Morgan obtained from Virginia to Texas to affix Concern the Strolling Lifeless. And it turned out to only be an entire lot of strolling.
Within the season 4 premiere of the sequence, the spinoff to the wildly profitable The Strolling Lifeless, former TWD sequence common Lennie James made his debut. And very similar to the present itself, his character made a contemporary begin for himself after secluding himself in Jadis’ trash heap house within the last moments of TWD‘s season eight finale, which preceded the premiere.
After some visits from buddies Jesus (Tom Payne), Carol (Melissa McBride) and even Rick (Andrew Lincoln) himself, making an attempt to persuade the tortured soul to return to the neighborhood, he took off for elements unknown, ultimately touchdown in Texas, the place he befriended Garret Dillahunt‘s gun-slinging John and Maggie Grace‘s stoic journalist Althea, themselves newcomers to the sequence as nicely.
And as we watched them forge a bond as they fought off a bunch of Savior-esque baddies, the present did one thing actually sudden by holding any of its pre-existing characters out of the motion. If it wasn’t clear to you that it is a model new day on Concern the Strolling Lifeless but, this premiere made it crystal.
Actually, the writers took that spirit of the sudden even additional within the very last moments as our new trio stumbled on a woman on the highway. As they tried to supply her assist, we realized it was Alycia Debnam-Carey‘s Alicia, showing injured and warning of “unhealthy individuals right here.” Earlier than Althea might work out what was happening, Alicia had a knife to her throat as Strand (Colman Domingo), Nick (Frank Dillane) and Luciana (Danay Garcia) appeared from out of the woods, weapons drawn.
Did the present simply flip its authentic heroes into its new “unhealthy individuals”? As a result of if that’s the case, take into account us totally invested. What different present within the historical past of TV has had the balls to do one thing like that? We’re undecided we are able to consider one and that is what made this premiere so thrilling.
What did you consider the present’s reinvention and the premiere’s large twist ending? Bought any theories about what is going on on? Hold forth within the feedback beneath!
Concern the Strolling Lifeless airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.