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Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 3 Recap | The Cell

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The Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 3 Recap | The Cell

Rob Cesternino (@RobCesternino) and Josh Wigler (@RoundHoward) answer questions from the Post Show Recaps listeners about Season 7, Episode 3 of The Walking Dead, “The Cell.”

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  • eyches

    I think they put their deserters on the walker fence, for inspiration… (Notice how Dwight didn’t shoot the deserter in the head.. he had to bring him back in, dead or alive)

    • J-me not Hi-me

      I’m not sure whether or not killing the deserter was an act of mercy. I suspect Negan would have done something worse than kill him quickly.

      • Andiamo

        I feel like it was a mercy kill. Dwight and his wife weren’t very convincing when they said living under Negan was better than being dead. He knew the guy was done and it would only get worse. I think it may be why he volunteered to go after him in the first place.

  • Lauren Nancy
    • J-me not Hi-me

      Was the song just being played in the morning/whenever wake-up time was? I got the impression that it was being played constantly so that he couldn’t sleep.

      • Katrice Howard

        Yes I got the same impression

    • TrentC
  • Ron Smith

    I think you guys missed a big metaphor. The song that opened the episode–no, not Easy Street–but the one where Dwight was on the quest for his sandwich. The song was by the great British band the Jam, and is called A Town called Malice.

    I’m old.

    • Matt The Golem

      I caught that – and am old too.

  • J-me not Hi-me

    In response to why Daryl tells Dwight he can’t kneel because he’s thinking of someone else: I think it’s partly because he’s not willing to betray the group, and partly that he doesn’t feel like he deserves luxury and comfort after his actions directly lead to Glenn’s death.

    Furthermore, Negan just picked the worst possible way to gain Daryl’s compliance by humiliating and emasculating Dwight in front of him with the story of how Sherry became Negan’s wife. It’s not “work for me and all is forgiven.” You know that if he became Lt. Daryl Negan would bring him to Alexandria at a forthcoming supply pickup. Best case scenario is that Negan uses the opportunity to rub his dominance in Rick’s face again. More likely scenario is that Daryl is asked to prove his loyalty by hurting or killing one of his friends. And if he doesn’t, Negan won’t kill Darryl, he’ll kill someone else as punishment. We’ve established how he operates.

    Forgive the mass of vague pronoun/antecedent references above.

    TL;DR, IMO Daryl won’t become Lt. Daryl because he’s not fucking stupid.

    • TrentC

      Shouldn’t Daryl do as Rob said though and pretend to kneel? It would put him in a much better position for a surprise attack. Agreed that the ‘final test’ to become one of Negan’s followers would likely include an act that hurts someone in Daryl’s life.

      On the other hand, Daryl has to convince Negan that he’s been broken and both of them know that would take some time. He won’t just flip on his alliance after one week of Easy Street.

      My only questions are – Who will kill Negan and how bad will that scene be in terms vengeance/torture/revenge/porn? There’s no way that guy gets a quick bullet in the back of the head.

      • J-me not Hi-me

        Daryl probably *should* pretend to kneel for strategic purposes, but I don’t know if Daryl is devious like that, or a good enough actor to pull it off. He’s no Carol. 🙂

        Hee. In response to your question about who kills Negan I immediately got a mental image of young Fred Savage saying, “Who gets Humperdink?!”

        • TrentC

          If Negan dies, and he must die, I hope it’s a convoluted set of circumstances culminating with Morgan strangling him with his bare hands.

          🙂 keep a happy thought

          • J-me not Hi-me

            Someone has to end up in that cell that Morgan made.

          • TrentC

            Just the thought of the biggest pacifist in the group having to kill someone with his bare hands would be delicious 🙂

          • Andiamo

            That tiger looks pretty hungry.

  • Shevek

    The whole episode seemed like it was just paying for Daryl’s (probably short lived) heel turn and Dwight’s face turn.

  • Matthew Murphy

    If Rob worked for Negan it would just be Negan has a Podcast or R has a podcast.

    • Andiamo

      Except that everything belongs to Negan. So it would be Negan has Negan’s podcast.

  • Angus Kart