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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 6 Recap: “Who Are You Now?”

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The Walking Dead | Season 9, Episode 6 Recap: “Who Are You Now?”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap season 9, episode 6 of The Walking Dead entitled “Who Are You Now?”

  • Tim Forbes

    Great season so far and loved that this episode was so fast. Did not feel slow at all, we got to learn a lot about these new characters fairly quickly. More with Josh on the episode than Rob. It was not that hard to follow either.

    • Bruce Pierce

      “Great season” is a big stretch.

      • Tim Forbes

        For me, it’s a great season. How is that a stretch? I am not telling you what to think, I am just giving my own opinion.

        • Bruce Pierce

          Yes, and I’m giving you mine.

  • Bry_Lander

    • The writers are still going for the cheap thrills, with Daryl breaking his fishing spear in half and double-stabbing the river walker – why is he double stabbing the river walker when a single stab to the head will kill it? Because the double stab to the chest and head looks really cool…

    • The spreading around of Carl’s plot participation from the comic between Michonne, Judith, and Henry is a lot of work for the writers, when they could have just kept Chandler Riggs, aged him a bit for the time jump, and made him the centerpiece of the show’s new direction. Killing him continues to look completely senseless.

    • What goes through Norman Reedus’s mind when shows up on set and starts reviewing his role for an episode like this? Is he just dialing it in for a paycheck at this point?

    • Henry fell for the ole’ “woman in distress” trick – which is shocking for a kid who has spent this many years surviving in the ZA.

    • The absence of Dwight is still impairing the plot as it relates to the comic. I guess Jed is filling that role as the disgruntled Savior, but since a lot of screen time was invested in developing Dwight’s character over the past few seasons, why not utilize him to advance some of the tension between Alexandria and the Saviors and push the opposition of the continued imprisonment of Negan?

    • I do like the slow rollout of the Whisperers, I hope the writers continue to handle their introduction thoughtfully. Having Eugene hear them whispering was useful, with him being the “deep thinker” of the group, and he should have some compelling theories. I also hope that they don’t shy away from the comic fates of Gabrielle and Ezekiel 😉 !

    • J-me not Hi-me

      I heartily agree with everything except for your last point, with which I heartily disagree. 🙂

      • TrentC

        So I didn’t quite get one part of this episode. At one point wasn’t Michonne holding an infant in her arms and if so, is said infant spawn of Rick and her? Or was that Gracie the Rescue Baby, or was it Maggie’s kid Hershel?

        If Michonne was holding her own baby, wouldn’t that child be at least six years old in the current timeline? Same thing referencing Maggie’s child and Gracie?

        Soooo confused….

        • J-me not Hi-me

          If you mean the little boy at Michonne’s house, that was supposed to be RJ, her son with Rick. I know this purely from articles written after the show, since we didn’t get a good look at the kid in the episode and I certainly never heard a name. I think the mistake they made was putting him in footie pajamas, which to me reads “toddler” and not “5 year old.”

          • TrentC

            Thanks for the info. I admittedly was only watching with one eye (shoutouts to Carl and Father Gabriel)

            This is one of my minor complaints. Both FTWD and TWD tend to gloss over or ignore the most important parts of stories. The flash we saw did make him seem like a toddler.

            With all these kids, they need to open a day care. Maybe kind-Negan can be the monitor/teacher..

    • Bruce Pierce

      Negan need to be out of that cell and back into the story because I’m losing interest in all of it.

  • Bruce Pierce

    They need to take Carl’s rotten old hat, put on a walker and let him stumble off into the sunset with it.

  • Bruce Pierce

    Eugene has to have a mullet, he’s Eugene not the last of the Mohicans. Why did Carol have gasoline? Where did Carol get the gasoline? How does one or in this case a group all manage to sleep through having gasoline poured all over them? Why would anybody in their right mind give little Edith a gun like that when she could barely lift and aim it never mind fire it, nothing but bad things can happen with a little kid and a gun. Two more episodes of this stupidity and then I’m out, it’s coming off my pvr and joining it’s terrible spin off in the trash can.

    • Morty

      They showed cans of gas in the saviors’ cart during the highway robbery, so Carol got it from their cart.

      Yeah, a 3-ft tall, 50lb little girl firing a .357 Colt Python would be something to see in real life! Actually, I wouldn’t want to see it; she would end up with her forehead split open.

    • OutsideLookingIn

      I’m thinking you meant Judith rather than Edith…although an Archer Bunker Zombie Apocalypse standalone movie might interest me.

      • Bruce Pierce

        Yep lol I did. It’s that damned hat that does it to me. Looks more like the Beverly Hillbillys these days.

  • yukonr

    taking a wild guess here BUT IMO the Dwight story line could be the subject of those stand alone TWD movies they mentioned

    • TrentC

      Gotta say, don’t like the Rick alone movie(s) idea.

      What is the first and foremost thing Rick Grimes will try to do when he recovers? Move heaven and earth to get back to Michonne and Judith.

      And we know he doesn’t make it for over six years at least? The premise is already stretched thin.

      *good prediction about Dwight

  • Matthew Murphy

    So far this season has had nearly the perfect amount of Tara.

    • TrentC

      They heard your request and upped the content in episode 7!

      • Matthew Murphy

        Ahah they were trolling my big time when they implied Tara was the leader early on. She was alright tonight, I don’t mind her when they don’t just have her be quirky for the sake of it.

        • TrentC

          I’m not sure on the new political set up, Jesus and Tara seem like non leaders to me. Jesus was digging Georgie’s albums on the ol Victrola. Inside baseball, we have a large RCA Victrola (cabinet and legs version) in the basement and it plays very heavy and thick 78’s. If you were to put a normal 33 record on it, the needle would gouge the plastic.

          I digress though…at first I thought Tara was older Enid when the scene started lol! I gotta find better sources to watch.

          • Matthew Murphy

            Haha the last podcast already had me half expecking Enid to be the leader. I think that’s kind of the point that Jesus and Tara aren’t really fit to be leaders. Hell, that’s like most of Jesus’ character attributes, he’s a great right hand man but isn’t a leader. Kinda like Daryl.

          • TrentC

            Aaron is a right hand man now too..

          • Matthew Murphy

            Too soon! But yeah I knew he was gonna get something similar to Rick’s hand.

          • TrentC

            Low hanging fruit, my bad.

            I wish Aaron and Jesus would just get together so they can kill off Aaron later this season. I really like his character but visibility spikes on TWD usually aren’t a great thing.

          • Matthew Murphy

            Hoping that’s true of Eugene lol. He’s been missing for an episode, hope they don’t kill him. I think Aaron’s gonna be around for a while.

          • TrentC

            Aaron has gotten the purple treatment a few times in the past. Hopefully the new hand gives him some plot armor. Eugene is the closest thing we have to comic relief so he can’t go. I do agree with Rob and Jessica though. We’ll probably see a B-lister go at mid season or end of the season and it will be sad.

          • Matthew Murphy

            I think Rosita is gonna go and a couple other low tiered characters.

  • TrentC

    Rick died? Oh no.

    Rick’s alive? Oh no.

    Judith the 8 yr old is carrying a gun bigger than her arm? Oh no.