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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 3 Recap: “Warning Signs”

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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 3 Recap: “Warning Signs”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap season 9, episode 3 of The Walking Dead entitled “Warning Signs.”

  • Wendy B

    JESSICA LIESE u r great. Love the podcast

    • Agent__Zigzag

      I 2nd the motion! Sorry u get flak from listeners sometimes! Don’t let the ungrateful hateful @$#holes get under ur skin.

  • J-me not Hi-me

    I’m very glad to hear you also thought Cal was styled to look like Glenn. I definitely had a minor heart attack when they first showed up.

    Oh, and I’m convinced Tomato Douche is going to be a problem going forward (as he’s an actor I recognize from other things.)

    • Pink Pearl

      Bonus points for the term “Tomato Douche.”

  • Bry_Lander

    1) Did anyone else find it bizarre when Rick said to the Gabriel, who is blind in one eye, something like “keep an eye on her”? I rewound it at the time to see if there were any expressions of humor or irony on their faces, and there wasn’t, so was this line just unintended writing sloppiness?

    2) The helicopter thing still makes no sense. To operate a helicopter in the ZA would require a functioning helicopter, replacement parts, a trained pilot, a trained mechanic, and the availability of aviation fuel -5 things that are incredibly rare independently, let alone found and gathered together by some group of survivors,. Are we to believe that this powerful asset’s primary use is for… human trafficking? They are haphazardly flying a helicopter around at night to transport the likes of Gabrielle somewhere for some meaningful purpose?

    • Pink Pearl

      Well, I think the very premise of a society with a fully functioning helicopter that they’d use willy-nilly like that suggests they’re doing much better over there than they are in Alexandria. So I guess that motivates Jadis to want to be a part of it. If they have a helicopter, they probably also have good snacks and a pretty well-stocked arts and crafts tent, right?

      • Bry_Lander

        If the helicopter group is living in a tent city and eating dog food sandwiches I’m done with this show 😉

      • Charles Bikle

        You bring up good points about the helicopter, but I’m OK with a shaky rationale (in this case) for how & why they’re using it, because it’s an interesting story component. Also, some helicopters can be run on diesel, so maybe the fuel isn’t as pressing an issue for the antagonists (at this point).

        • Pink Pearl

          Totally valid! The helicopter may run on diesel, but this show has always run on a healthy amount of suspension of disbelief.

          • Charles Bikle

            In TWD (and most other shows that I watch), I can usually cut a lot of slack in regards to suspension of disbelief. I have a lot less difficulty with the challenges of keeping and maintaining a helicopter in the zombie apocalypse than I did wrapping my head around Jadis & the Garbage-People. On FTWD, I still don’t understand the motivations of the Vultures (they turned down Madison’s offer of working together, but spent a crazy amount of time & energy just to screw with them, including filling the stadium with Walkers, making it no longer a feasible home for anyone.)

  • Just Joe

    Comic spoiler comment incoming:

    I’m pretty sure the way Negan actually gets out in the comic is Rick orchestrates it in order for Negan to go kill Alpha, which he does, and it’s awesome! Too bad we’ll never get to see that play out on the show.

    • Pink Pearl

      Not quite. I think another character lets Negan out in the hope that Negan will help the Whisperers kill Rick and it does not go as planned for anyone except Negan. I think we’ll see shades of this on the show, but as you note it can’t play out the way it does in the comics anymore!

  • Agent__Zigzag

    Family planning in Walking Dead Zombie universe=withdrawal method & oral lovin’

  • Isaiah Dustin Parter

    I heard a theory that the Garbage people traded Heath to the helicopter people. And in my opinion, I think that is the most likely explanation for Heath’s disappearance that I’ve heard.

  • LP

    What a great job by Jessica Liese! Really interesting discussions and insight.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Do you guys think it’s possible Heath got picked up by the helcopter people? When one of our characters gets taken there we could have Heath there, similar to Cindy the flight attendant in LOST.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Angela Kang having to make something out of the garbage people reminds me of JJ Abrams having to sail the ship home after Rian Johnson crashed it into an iceberg.