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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 12 Recap: “Guardians”

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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 12 Recap: “Guardians”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap season 9, episode 12 of The Walking Dead entitled “Guardians.”

  • Jonathan Purves

    Connie was also in a zombie suit at the end, that was my take anyway!

  • Just Joe

    I laughed out loud several times, you guys have great chemistry! Thanks for powering through being sick and doing the podcast Jessica!

  • J-me not Hi-me

    When Judith said that Michonne had changed I assumed she meant the same way that Gabriel was giving her shit for: namely, she was the one who wrote up the charter to bring everyone together, and is now full isolationist.

    I also think Judith didn’t mean anything accusatory by it just, “no, remember, you used to think that way and now you think this way,” which is why she was the only one to actually get through to Michonne.

    • Pink Pearl

      I think so too, but I think we still haven’t been given the concrete reason for that happening, and they keep lampshading this so I have to imagine they’re going to reveal it at some point.

      • Agent__Zigzag

        I forgot/forget/never learned what Lampshading means in a pop culture context. Would you mind explaining it for myself & fellow podcast listeners? Get well soon Jessica! Sorry your sick. Thanks for providing hours of podcasting enjoyment.

        • Pink Pearl
          • Agent__Zigzag

            Thank you so much! And thanks a bunch for responding to a fan/commentor. I know you have other, maybe better things to do.

          • Pink Pearl

            I really don’t. 🙂 But you’re welcome.

          • J-me not Hi-me

            Now that I know what lampshading means, I think you’re being generous to the writers. I think THEY think they’re subtly building suspense and interest.

            It’s very comforting to me every time they make references to THE THING THAT HAPPENED to think “At least this is pissing Jessica off too.”

  • Stylez

    Rob’s alpha impression had me rolling on the floor

  • Agent__Zigzag

    I’m loving Rob’s Alpha impersonation!
    P.S. I didn’t think Girl with Glasses #1 had a boyfriend so she could be possible love interest for Henry. And do we have any confirmation that Siddiq & Rosita are going to rekindle their romantic/sexual relationship in a polyamorous situation? I just assumed Siddiq would assist in being a Co-Parent. Not Poly shaming. Wouldn’t put it past AMC & Walking Dead to try & subtly stealth have some Non Monogamous representation. But have it go unnoticed by the less aware & therefore not be subject to protests, boycotts, etc. Agree with Jessica that books/TV shows/movies are historically more likely to show “unconventional” relationships in a post apocalyptic/dystopian future setting. Also very happy to hear from Comic Book zone this episode.

    • J-me not Hi-me

      Don’t be silly, Henry can’t tell that girl is cute, she’s wearing glasses!

      • Agent__Zigzag

        Funny! I have remember that.

    • Pink Pearl

      No, I think we really don’t have any confirmation that Siddiq will do anything but co-parent, but I think it still counts as an unconventional relationship arrangement!

      • Agent__Zigzag

        Your right again. Thanks so much for responding!

  • Just Joe

    You guys mentioned how there’s not much time before the fair compared to the number of episodes left, well I have a feeling we’re going to see the fair and the next big comic book moment in the penultimate episode instead of the finale so that we can get some of the fallout in the finale for once Game of Thrones style.

  • Isaiah Dustin Parter

    I feel like you all are forgetting when Michonne used to use walker pets to mask her presence from the dead with out using the guts trick. What Henry and Lydia were doing in this episode was basically the same concept.

  • aardvarkratnik

    Oh by the way, Canseco was a 40/40 guy.

  • Matthew Murphy

    I bet someone’s gonna throw Alpha’s Whisperer mask in the fire on finale night.

  • Agent__Zigzag

    This just in: I realized that Rob’s Alpha impersonation voice sounds freakishly similar to the dirty old man neighbor with a Walker from Family Guy who constantly creeps out/pervs on Chris Griffin. Love the voices, impressions, & impersonations Rob! Please never stop!