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Cast of The Walking Dead

The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead, what a ride it has been so far. This show has grown into one of my favorite shows of all time. Through the good and the bad I have stuck with it. The love for the story started with the comics written by Robert Kirkman and then even more so with the novels and the show. Because of that passion I wanted to do a little blog of the Cast of The Walking Dead (as best I can research). This is a lot for me but also for my readers just in case you need the reference. So let’s get started! This list of the Cast of The Walking Dead will include most of the major players both alive and dead.

Rick Grimes – Andrew Lincoln
Carl Grimes – Chandler Riggs
Daryl Dixon – Norman Reedus
Glenn Rhee – Steven Yeun
Maggie Green – Lauren Cohan
Michonne – Danai Gurira
Carol Peletier – Melissa McBride
Negan – Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Abraham Ford – Michael Cudlitz
Sasha Williams – Sonequa Martin
Rosita Espinosa – Christian Serratos
Morgan Jones – Lennie James
Beth Greene – Emily Kinney
Eugene Porter – Jost McDermitt
Tara Chambler – Alanna Masterson
Lori Grimes – Sarah Wayne Callies
Aaron – Ross Marquand
Andrea – Laurie Holden
Shane Walsh – Jon Bernthal
Tyreese – Chad Coleman
Spencer Monroe – Austin Nichols
Paul Monroe (Jesus) – Tom Payne
Gareth – Andrew J West
Amy – Emma Bell
Dawn Lerner – Christine Woods
Dale Horvath – Jeffrey DeMunn
T-Dog – Robert Singleton
Merle Dixon – Michael Rooker
Gabriel Stokes – Seth Gilliam
Sophia Peletier – Madison Lintz
Hershel Greene – Scott Wilson
The Governor – David Morrissey
Noah – Tyler James Williams

The Walking Dead Season 6 – Episode 15

The Walking DeadTonight was the pre-season finale episode and I just wanted to do a quick blog to discuss a few ideas I had during the episode.

I had previously predicted that Daryl Dixon (since Jesus has sorta showed up and taken over the good looking role) would get killed either this season or next season. He did in fact get hurt in this episode so I may have been a bit hasty in that prediction. I don’t think they would have played this game again and made us ‘think’ he was dead and then him not be after the stunts they pulled with Glenn. Instead, I think this may have been a diversion for Glenn’s death by Lucille which according to the snippets from the Finale was going to be on there. Perhaps this whole season was just preparing us for Glenn’s death and now it’s about to happen, like in the comics.

Another quick note worth mentioning is I think the guy at the farm looking for the horse could have been a prelude to The Kingdom, comic fans will know this. I did notice this was also mentioned on Talking Dead as well.

Anyway, the only thing that confuses me is Dwight has both Glenn AND Daryl at the moment and one of those two are my big prediction to be killed off but I’m not sure Dwight is the character to do it. The only thing I can think is perhaps Dwight is part of the Saviors (which I’m not sure what he is really part of) and Negan is on the way to him now and then Negan basically has his pick. He would take Glenn or Daryl and use as the bargaining chip with Rick and when Rick denies the bargain he kills Glenn/Daryl. I could be completely wrong on that prediction but that’s the only thing, at the moment, that I can think of that would make sense to get the characters in the right place for the plot that fits my prediction.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episodes 11 – 14

The Walking DeadI am going to do this blog a bit differently than usual for my Walking Dead rambles. Of course I loved all of these episodes so I will talk less about that and more about what I think is happening/going to happen. Keep in mind this is just my theories, nothing more.

So I think they have brought Jesus on the show as the ‘good looking’ male relief so they have the possibility to kill off Daryl for a big shock, maybe not this season. I say that because they have taken away from him and then somewhat given back to him. They have show his struggle and even Carol (his closest ally it seems) is apparently going away. I think this will be a HUGE shock if they do this but I think it’s possible. I think it’s possible that in lieu of Negan killing off Glenn like in the comics they may let it be Daryl instead. They may keep Glenn so they can show more of the family dynamic, something that Daryl can’t do.

I think Carol is ‘going away’ to perhaps find and deal with the Negan or other threats in her own way. I think she’s starting to feel too comfortable and she doesn’t like what that’s doing to her. That’s the only real reason I can think of for her current change in character.

I don’t know how or in what way but I think it’s crucial they start using Morgan for a bigger part of the stories soon.

I think we’ll see Maggie in charge of the Hilltop before the season ends.

Those are my biggest predictions for the moment. What are you thoughts? Do you think I’m right? Wrong? Why?

The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 10

The Walking DeadAfter last week’s HUGE episode of The Walking Dead I couldn’t wait to dig in to tonight’s newest episode! I just hope I didn’t over-hype it in my head before it came on (I am writing this part before I actually watch the episode, clearly). So how did it turn out? Spoilers ahead.

The first part of the episode came in and jarred me a bit because it seemed to have jumped forward a bit more than I expected. Carl is up and doing okay with just a bandaged eye, Alexandria is in decent shape and Rick and Daryl are about to go out on a food run. Things seem calm. Rick and Daryl find a truck filled with food, a huge score. At this point I posted on my Twitter (which if you aren’t following me you should FOLLOW ME now, or @chriscarp11!) that things were too calm, we could expect a big event to happen soon. Then we are introduced to a new character. It’s none other than Jesus from the comics! That means are about to get into some GREAT story lines! Rick started his questions but basically Daryl said no, so Jesus went on his way and took their food truck. The writers did a good job in that sequence of events making you feel a lot of sorrow for Rick and Daryl, well for the whole group really.

This episode really done a good job at spreading out the character time, we got to spend a little time with most of the cast, which is always a good thing. Even the Carl and Enid scenes were well done when usually I only like the Enid and Glenn interactions. We had a good scene of Daryl and Rick following the trail of Jesus, well, really it was mostly them running down the road and stopping long enough to establish in the plot that the doc that requested the soda is the one that saved Carl’s life. A side note, I’m very glad to see the Fear The Walking Dead scenes going on as well! Rick and Daryl do end up getting the truck back and leaving Jesus tied up and in the middle of the road with a Daryl flipping him the bird send off. At this point in the episode I just felt it in my bones that it still wasn’t right. Had Jesus and clan already unloaded the food? Did they do it on purpose so they could follow Rick and Daryl back? I didn’t know at this point but I just felt like it was too easy.

And it turns out that Jesus somehow ended up back on the roof of the truck and after a chase, same tag playing and a struggle the truck ends up in the lake, so no one gets the food. But we do see that Jesus is going to be a very funny addition to the show! We get to see Deanna return to the show in zombie form. We get some intimate time with Daryl and Rick which was very nice to help close the episode, and then some Carl time at the end too.  Then we close the show with Daryl, Rick and Jesus arriving back at Alexandria. We even get some Rick and Michonne time, even a bit of hand holding and kissing and yes, they did it! I didn’t see that coming!! Then Jesus just was right there in the room with a naked Rick and Michonne. Fun times!

All in all, another great episode, awesome character development! Now on to Talking Dead!

The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 9

The Walking DeadWow. I was so excited about the episode of The Walking Dead tonight that I was afraid I was going to over hype it in my mind and then I would set myself up to be disappointed. Boy was I wrong. This episode delivered, in a HUGE way. I venture to say this is one of the if not the best episode to date! So let’s dive in (spoilers ahead)…

So we start out the episode right where we left off, Negan’s gang is taking Daryl’s gangs stuff. Abraham is phenomenal in this scene (and the whole episode really). The scene builds up perfectly and then BAM, it delivers. I really thought we were about to lose a couple of characters right there in the first couple minutes. ‘If you have to eat shit, it’s best to not nibble’. This scene is just so well done from the writing to the acting to the music to the effects. A huge kudos.

Then we move on to the rest of the story, it is a quick hitting episode with so many good things I really didn’t know how to begin this blog. We seen so many characters come out of their shell in this episode, many of them long overdue but it was worth the wait for the special feeling that it gave us in this episode when they all pulled together and made a stand. I feel the need to mention Carl here as well, he done a great job in this episode and it truly made the viewer feel just as it should have when ‘it’ happened to him.

Then in comes the Calvary for some serious badassness to help! The scenes, the acting, the writing, the dialogue, everything in this episode went above and beyond everything I had pictured in my head! Don’t miss this one!

The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 8 (Mid-Season Finale)

Okay, so, the mid-season finale is over and I just wanted to do a quick blog with my thoughts. With everything that’s happened already in the season, from the Glenn fiasco to the Morgan backstory and everything else, I truly had no idea what direction they were going to go in the mid-season finale. I half expected to be introduced to Negan or a new character to move the story into a new direction for the second half of this season. That didn’t happen (unless it was on that extra scene that was during that other show that I don’t watch).

The episode was good, it was intense, a couple of my favorite scenes were when Maggie narrowly escaped the walkers, the scene where Deanna was screaming near the end. That was probably one of the more haunting scenes from The Walking Dead since it’s inception. I did enjoy the talks with Michonne and Deanna as well as the talk with Glenn and Enid. I’m very worried about Morgan and Carol and what the Wolf escaping means for the guys.

All that being said, I do have to admit this episode ended and I still didn’t feel like that big moment had happened yet. Not that that’s a bad thing necessarily, there were plenty of cliff hangers, plenty of questions unanswered and plenty to lead us into the second half. So I’m not upset, in fact, I’m quite excited to see where it goes from here! And yes, they brought back the covered in guts walking through Walkers bit! I loved it! Kudos, hats off to everyone involved in the show, great first half of the season!

The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 7

This is the episode before the mid-season finale and I was very excited to see what direction the story went for the first half of the season to lead into the second half!

Well, I guess that answers the question about Glenn. I guess it makes sense since the rumor is that Negan is on the way, so they need to save Glenn for that heartbreaking scene.  Here is my thoughts on the whole situation. The death of Glenn in the comic is so iconic that I’m afraid that is ruined now in the show, since they faked it. So here’s what I would do, if I were the writer. I would flip the script. I would put Daryl in Glenn’s place with Negan, have him kill of Daryl. That way, it will be as iconic as in the comic because Daryl is a beloved character in the show, non-existant in the comic and would have the the same shock  value as far as iconic goes in the show as it was in the comic. Or at least close. To me, that’s the only way out at this point. You have fake killed Glenn at this point so the huge initial shock of his death at Negan’s hand is gone. So do something no one would expect to really make it iconic. Oh, and we get to keep Glenn in my scenario! I’m not going to speculate or discuss Enid at the moment.

Maggie, I loved her character in the beginning, but for the past few episodes her fake southern accent is becoming very distracting. I hope they figure out what’s causing that and get it under control before it makes her character too annoying to like anymore.

Morgan, even in this state, is still in the top tier as one of my favorite characters on the show. I am biased, I know, because of his role in the show Jericho, I have loved everything he has done. I sincerely hope they keep him in the main character role and use him more and more in some way.

The best quote of the night, “The people around you dying, that’s the hard part.” The best commercial during the show, the Fallout 4 commercial of course! What’s with the blood going through the walls? I have no idea. No clue.

I did quite like the interaction between Glenn and Enid in this episode. Sure, she did pull a gun on him but it all worked out for the best…so far. The dialogue was good, the scenes were good. The two had good presence on the screen together. I think that segment was a win! Not that they are friends or anything, just good presence.

Overall, I think this episode was good. I am not sure how I feel about the whole Glenn situation still, the feelings still aren’t processed. But overall, I think it was a successful episode.

——Other Notable Things I’m Excited About————————
Saints & Strangers started today (DVR’d)Fallout 4
Glenn is on Talking Dead tonight
The Man in the High Castle

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episodes 4, 5 & 6

I got a bit behind in my blogs about The Walking Dead so I am just going to clump all these episodes together and kind of summarize my thoughts about them overall.

So far we still don’t know if Glenn is truly dead, undead or not. We did get a little of cliff hanger on Episode 6 when we heard someone’s voice on the walkie talkie saying help. Everyone that voted on Talking Dead seemed to think that was Glenn’s voice, but I am unsure. Daryl has apparently given up his crossbow and his bike, which I think maybe it was time to sort of revitalize his character anyway, so that could be a good start. I LOVED the way they they did the Morgan episode, some say it was slow and/or boring but I think it was fantastic. And it doesn’t make me dislike Morgan’s character in the slightest, in fact, I think I like it more. And what is the deal with the blood running down the wall in Alexandria?! I guess we will have to wait to find that out!

There are only two episodes left before the half season break this year and there are a lot of things going on, I am very excited to see how they kind of wrap it up for the mid-season finale!

Art by Dwayne Biddix - @dlx_artist
Art by Dwayne Biddix – @dlx_artist

Predictions: I still think that we will find out Glenn was rescued/captured by the Wolves or some other new introduction group as I think the Alexandria story line has almost served it’s purpose for now. I’m not saying they will be leaving Alexandria anytime soon, I am simply saying that I think soon another part of the story will be revealed. For those that have read the comic, you know what I am referring to. No spoilers since it’s just my prediction anyway.

——Other Notable Things I’m Excited About————————–
New Episode of The Walking Dead
The Man in the High Castle New Episodes
Working on a short fiction to submit to a publisher
Thanksgiving week = 3 days off the day job!
Fallout 4 (I’ve invested several hours already)

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The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 3

Wow, what in the world is going on!? This episode of The Walking Dead is so intense I don’t even know how to start my blog at this point! But let’s get right into it, please note, this blog WILL contain very important spoilers so if you haven’t watched this episode DO NOT READ ON! If you have, then read on and enjoy!

SPOILERS BELOW
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     Let me start by saying this, I don’t know if it’s true or not but if they have killed off Glenn this way I tip my hat to the writers. Here is why: As most of you know, in the comic Glenn was not killed by zombies and instead was killed in a very important series of events by Lucille (if you want to know who this is and don’t know then read the comics fool!). To have him be killed by zombies in this fashion doesn’t seem as climatic but it did serve the purpose, and served it well. Because I don’t think ANYONE was expecting it. That being said, do I hope he isn’t dead? Yes, I do. But if he isn’t I am almost afraid it will seem like a cop out unless they do it just right. I do have faith in the writers of The Walking Dead so I do believe if they are going to keep him alive for now they made the right decision to make that happen. I have a theory of how they could do it that it wouldn’t seem like a cop out and may work to the benefit of the story, I will explain that below. But first, I do have to say if they keep him dead in this fashion then I won’t be mad. It does make the story better, it keeps it fresh. I do love Glenn’s character and he will be missed but with the world in The Walking Dead it IS going to happen, a lot, and to anyone there.

     Now, my idea of how they can keep Glenn alive without it seeming like a cop out. Let the Wolves save him. You may have just slanted your eyebrow and said ‘WHAT?’, but hear me out. You let a group of Wolves go in and save him from the herd (assuming he was protected and not bitten, or even IS bitten). They save him but at the same time they are ‘capturing’ him. So the fans get to keep Glenn alive, the story can benefit because the Wolves then can use hims as collateral to take over Alexandria and it serves as a catalyst to move the story forward into a new story line. It could even serve as a way to introduce some new characters (Negan anyone?). Do I know how a group of Wolves could pop in and save him from a herd that size? No, not really.

     Okay, so in an effort to not make this blog ALL about Glenn, let’s discuss Rick for a moment. He is in a hell of a situation right now as well. Trapped, just had taken out a few Wolves, in an RV that won’t start. It seems he is in a lot of trouble. That said we do know (or assume) that Darryl is on the way to him and we all know Darryl is awesome. But there is something else, he did cut his hand and get zombie blood in it. We know everyone has the ‘virus’ inside them and will turn into a zombie upon death. But for us comic readers we know that zombie blood in a wound can do certain things, is that the case here? Are they really going to go that route with Rick? I guess we wait and see! Michonne was fantastic in this episode as well, the writers did an excellent job telling Glenn’s story through someone else the entire episode. They ALSO did an excellent job tying seasons together. When Glenn called Rick a dumbass, like he did in the first season when Rick was in the tank. Also we say Hershell’s pocket watch. So many little things that lead to big things that make this story so good.

     In conclusion, amazing, this episode was amazing. If you read this and haven’t watched it, you know what happens to an extent, but STILL watch it. This is a great season so far! Way to step up the game writers, keep it up!

—–Other Notable Things I’m Excited About————————-

  • The World Series has started
  • New Episode of South Park tonight (I think)
  • I got off work before noon today!
  • We are nearing 1500 original views on my blog!
  • Considering playing a game called PlanetBase

The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 2

Yes, yes, I know, today another episode of The Walking Dead comes on. But I wanted to do at least a quick blog about my thoughts of episode 2. Why you may ask? Because it was so awesome I don’t want to combine it with another episode.

This episode gave us a bit of backstory on Enid, which was fantastic. It also gave us “JSS” (Just Survive Somehow), which quite frankly, is brilliant writing. I love how they gave us Enid’s backstory and how it perfectly fit into her persona that we know. This whole episode was a fantastic from start to finish. It was almost a way to showcase secondary characters, and boy did it ever showcase them well! The attack by The Wolves was very well done, the fighting back was brilliant, from Morgan’s style to Carol’s style, it was all well done.

In conclusion I must admit, this first two episodes are so well done I can’t wait to see more! This may be six seasons in but it all seems so fresh, which is EXACTLY what a series wants to accomplish! I hope that trend continues the whole season! If you haven’t watched it yet, do it!

—–Other Notable Things I Am Excited About——-
New Episode of The Walking Dead tonight –