[This story contains spoilers for season nine, episode two of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Bridge."] If events feel faster in The Walking Dead season nine, that's very much by design. The second episode of the season, "The Bridge," takes place more than a month following the season premiere, "A New Beginning." It's a radical shift for the way in which Walking Dead stories are often told. While time jumps frequently occur between seasons (including the one between seasons eight and nine), the story tends to crawl within the context of the season itself — or, even more granularly, within an eight-episode half-season. Look no further than the first nine episodes of The Walking Dead season six, which exists across little more than 24 hours, giving Jack Bauer a run for his money in the worst-day-ever department. Even seasons seven and eight, which introduced Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) into the action, spanned only a few weeks of real time. Specifically, season eight's "All-Out … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Boss Explains Season 9’s Fluid Relationship With Time
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x The Walking Dead season 9 continued tonight with episode 2, titled “The Bridge.” As the name of the installment suggests, the hour was focused on the characters literally and metaphorically trying to build bridges between the different communities. And though Rick Grimes is attempting to set-up a peaceful, united society, not everyone agrees with him – not least Maggie, whose execution of Gregory in episode 1 had repercussions this week. And tonight isn’t the end of the problems that threaten the communities’ co-existence, either, as things only look to get worse in next Sunday’s episode, “Warning Signs.” The previously-released synopsis teases that “a mysterious disappearance” will interrupt the continuing work on the bridge as more divisions between the camps occur. “Rick’s vision for the future is threatened by a mysterious disappearance that divides the work camp where the communities are building a … [Read more...] about Tensions Flare In This Promo For Next Week’s Walking Dead
10 minutes ago Spoilers below for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. Be sure to watch before reading on. "The Bridge" was one of the most charming episodes of The Walking Dead's 8+ seasons, with lots of warm moments shared between characters. (Anne and Gabriel, whaaat?!?) But something far more sinister was happening in the shadows, with quite a few Saviors mysteriously getting killed off for opting out of a community-wide project. At least, we assume they're all being murdered, since most are merely "missing" at this point. But they probably all met the same violent fate as Zach McGowan's douchebag Justin. So which of The Walking Dead's many morally flippant characters is responsible for taking those Saviors out like that? Someone that doesn't care about any of them having families back at the Sanctuary, that much is absolutely clear. While waiting to find out more clues, let's run down a list of the major suspects that could very well have committed such deadly … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead: Who Is Killing Those Saviors?
[This story contains spoilers for season nine, episode two of AMC's The Walking Dead, "The Bridge."] As Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his companions work to build a bridge between communities, AMC's The Walking Dead itself is busy with some bridge-building of its own: the bridge toward Lauren Cohan's exit from the series. Cohan, who has played Maggie Greene Rhee since season two, is poised to walk away from The Walking Dead, at least temporarily, later this season due to her series regular role on ABC's Whiskey Cavalier. (The ABC role followed what sources say was a salary standoff with AMC gone sour.) Unlike the talk surrounding Andrew Lincoln's looming exit as Rick, Cohan's coming departure has been discussed as more open-ended in nature, with hopes for her eventual return. How will Cohan as Maggie leave The Walking Dead, a world in which there's rarely a way out beyond death? The second episode of season nine, "The Bridge," provided the first major clue to that answer. … [Read more...] about How ‘Walking Dead’ Just Set the Stage for Lauren Cohan’s Exit
x It’s been a long time since The Walking Dead‘s season 7 premiere, when poor Maggie had to watch her husband and the father of her unborn child be brutally murdered in front of her eyes. The culprit, of course, was Negan, the uber-villain who was finally bested at the end of season 8. Controversially, Rick Grimes decided to spare the life of the tyrant – a decision not supported by Maggie, who’d been waiting to get her own back on Negan for Glenn’s death. We don’t know if that’s going to happen, but it looks like Mrs. Rhee will at least come face to face with him again for the first time since that event in an upcoming episode of season 9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan revealed to Us Magazine that a showdown between Negan and Maggie is going to occur in the next few weeks, saying that he’s been waiting to share a scene with his Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice co-star for ages. “We were very excited to have the opportunity … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Teases Negan’s Intense Face-Off With Maggie