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While heavy on flashbacks, "We Are the End of the World" unveils a dark, thoughtfully constructed exploration of the Whisperer's origins.
Those hoping for the season to gain a little more narrative momentum after last week's pokey premiere will be disappointed, but good news for those who wanted to see that satellite re-enter the atmosphere again!
Another solid and well-made episode, in which we not only learn more about the Whisperers, but we learn more about Alpha and Beta.
The second episode of The Walking Dead's 10th season focused entirely on the Whisperers, and more specifically Alpha and Beta... And it's a meet-cute fit for the zombie apocalypse.
All in all, it was a surprisingly thoughtful Walking Dead, but also a very special one, because it gives us something we arguably haven't seen since the Governor in season three-a conflicted primary antagonist.
Samantha Morton gives a brilliant performance. She just gets better with every episode. No matter how far she's pushed, she always comes back to her mission. I like that. And she's creepy as hell!
We Are the End of the World was a solid origin episode that served a dual purpose of the formation of The Whisperers leadership core and establishing the mindset of a Whisperer who moves up the ranks.
A dark episode. Perfect story for The Walking Dead to tell right now at this juncture. We had to start seeing the origins of the Whisperers. Perfectly ends at the moment from the first episode, where Alpha looks up to see Carol across the divide.
Here's something I never thought we'd see: Alpha and Beta's meet-cute, complete with flirting in the hallway of a psychiatric hospital and Alpha playing coy when asked about her name.
All told, this was a very strong character-building episode for our new villains, at once deepening our understanding of Alpha and Beta, and introducing a third twisted, awful Whisperer leader to the mix.
With the Whisperers, Angela Kang and company is doing a solid job of turning what would otherwise be a group of masked psychopaths into a Shakespearian drama company of back-stabbers and schemers.
The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 2 took viewers on a trip to the past to reveal the origins of Alpha and Beta, and while these flashback-heavy installments are generally not that great, "We Are the End of the World" was a valiant effort.
It's a bold move to jump into more Alpha and Beta origins so early into the season, but it proves rather integral: it's not a snapshot of earlier times, instead becoming a window into how both think, something incredibly important for what comes next.