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TNTtalk Podcast is back to discuss the latest episode of The Walking Dead, season 8 episode 3 titled ‘Monsters’.
Tracey and Tameche bring to the table three questions each. The co-hosts answer each other’s questions and then their own. You never know when the pair might agree. There are many surprises as the two work their way through highlights of The Walking Dead episode.
There is a new installment of TNT Improvisational Theater, a segment that never takes itself too seriously! Will they ever reveal who is voicing these scenes?
Tracey and Tameche each share their most explosive moment from the episode and then rate the episode between 1 and 5 sticks of dynamite.
Last but not least, be sure to listen out for some listener shout-outs somewhere in this podcast!
What a great show. I loved your “cold open.” It was very inspiring! Thanks for the shout-out. I feel like if Rick was any other man, like Daryl or Jesus, he could be excused for not thinking about diapers or formula or clothes, but Rick has been taking care of a baby so he should know better. It’s probably just one of those things the writers didn’t want to get bogged down in the details and while I can understand that, I feel like kids are often used as props in TV shows, and when it’s not convenient to have them around, they’re just mysteriously not there and no real explanation is given, so that is why this bothered me.
More thoughts about Gracie:
1. whoever wrote her name on the wall knew there was a chance someone would find her and everyone who could give information on her backstory would be dead, so they at least wanted her name to be known. I thought that was a nice touch.
2. Another reason to be frustrated by Morales’ quick demise is that maybe he knows something about Gracie. He was in the same building, after all, though I do think Tracey is right, the man who was impaled on the shelf bracket was likely her father.
3. I don’t think Rick will be taking care of Gracie. I think there must be some family, or woman, back in Alexandria or at the Hilltop, who can adopt her (or maybe Aaron will). Sure there will be times when there will be the daycare center of the apocalypse, especially after Maggie’s longest-pregnancy-in-TV-history finally comes to an end. It makes sense that all of the kids would spend time together during the days, but I think each will have their own family to go back to at night. Judith will stay with Rick and Maggie’s baby will be with her and Gracie will be with some third family. I don’t think Rick will feel comfortable raising a child, knowing he killed her daddy.
I’m back again with more comments. This time about Eric. Yes, it was very sad. But I’m thinking we will see him again. Why else would they have left him walking away? My hope is that we see him attack some of Negan’s minions and take out one or more of them before someone is able to put him down permanently, and then maybe the Alexandrians can give him a proper burial.
Another thing I wanted to comment on: another wasted opportunity that Morales could have been useful for: He gave Rick just a hint of how Negan’s group views Rick, and a bit about what they know about his group, but I feel like there may still be some things we need to learn about why people are loyal to Negan. Especially if they’re going to be taking prisoners instead of killing everyone, they need to win these people over so they can trust them or they will be constantly worried one of them will stab Rick’s people in the back at the first opportunity.
I was surprised to find that Rick and Daryl were in the same building where the rest (Aaron and Eric and group) were outside shooting. I totally didn’t see that and I wonder if they cut out something in editing that would have made that more clear. I didn’t get a clear picture of the building but I didn’t think it even looked like the same place.
I did think it was good that the building Morgan and his group were in looked completely different inside than the building Rick and Daryl were in. Because I’m still pretty confused about this plan and I’m having a hard time understanding how it is to proceed. When I don’t know what the end game of each group is meant to be, I can’t tell if they’re succeeding or not. Are they just meant to capture/kill/neutralize each group, or is there more? Obviously Rick and Daryl were after specific weapons, but it took a while to figure that out.
So let me ask you this: do you think the kid, at the end, who said they recently moved the guns to a different location, was he telling the truth? or did he name a different location to throw Rick and company off the trail? Maybe the guns are buried out back or in some hidden room behind a false wall in the very building they just searched. Maybe they’re hidden behind the diapers and baby clothes . . . 🙂
One more comment from me: I’m still not sure what’s up with Morgan, but it’s clear we have a problem here. All of the group has come to terms with shooting or stabbing walkers in the head to stop them from moving around and trying to eat people, and I think most of the group is also okay with killing people who are actively shooting back or trying to kill people, but a bunch of the group is not okay with killing people who have their hands up and are unarmed. The problem is, we can’t tell if we can trust these people, and they should have learned that lesson by now, but it’s still got to be hard, not knowing another person’s motives or loyalties.
Rick said “only one person has to die” but then we see a bunch of people being killed, lookouts at the various outposts, and it’s clear the one Rick killed deserved to die, the lookout on the hill, the one where he set the walker free to attack him after he was injured and on the ground. He was saying stuff about how Carl should die, he was clearly unrepentant.
I think this would be the hardest part of this whole apocalypse thing, worse than the trying to survive, is the who can you trust question. But I think it’s sort of an odd choice on the part of the writers to bring this back up now, after we’ve seen how Negan’s group is mostly some really bad dudes. We feel like the best and safest route is to wipe them out, all of them, but I guess that’s easier said than done.