A flashback reveals the origins of Alpha and Beta. Alpha attempts to toughen up Lydia as they prepare to walk with the dead. Meanwhile, the Whisperers create their herds.
Hello once again! I'm back to review the second episode of season 10, titled "We Are The End Of The World". The specific episode was written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews and directed by Greg Nicotero. Let's begin!
- The opening scene was one of the most gory and brutal walker kills, I've ever seen in the show. It almost topped Noah's death, a pretty crazy thing to think about, considering Noah's death was one of the most brutal deaths in the whole history of the show.
- This episode brought me good ol' Walking Dead vibes. The music, the scary and moody atmosphere were all amazing in this episode.
- Samantha Morton and Ryan Hurst are doing a tremendous job portraying Alpha and Beta. I can't believe there are people who hate Samantha Morton as Alpha (I mean, everyone has their own taste, that's for sure, but I personally can't see what they hate on Morton's portrayal as Alpha). Is it her accent, lol? In my opinion, she's outstanding.
- We learned that the Whisperers were formed after All Out War. This debunks some theories, like the "People wearing dead people faces" Morgan theory.
- Alpha and Beta's relationship was the highlight of this episode, that's for sure, a relationship that is a lot more fleshed out compared to the comics.
- The episode wasn't entirely a flashback, as we got to catch up with the Whisperers and what they're planning at the present time.
- The "Adam Sutton story arc" came full circle. You see, that's why I like Angela Kang's writing. Everything and if not everything, then almost everything gets a closure. We barely had any "loose ends" with Kang's writing so far, which is something I absolutely love.
- We leaned some, quite interesting information, like how Gamma became... Gamma, I guess lol and how the first Whisperer mask was created.
- We learned that Alpha is still mourning Lydia. It is also revealed that Alpha lied to the rest of the Whisperers that she killed Lydia. Who knows? Maybe there is a person, under this terrifying Whisperer mask after all? That's what I call character development y'all!
Honestly, this episode didn't have any cons, at least in my opinion and I'm going to write down some cons, only to fill the "cons" section lol.
- Alpha's line "walk with me in the darkness" brought me Star Wars vibes lol (I love Star Wars, but the specific line was a bit cringy).
- Some people may refer to this episode as boring or as a bottle/filler episode. However, this isn't the case, in my book. Was it a 100% needed episode? Some people may also argue it wasn't, but I personally don't agree with them (just like I already said, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, which is totally fine). It was definitely a slower episode, but that's not always necessarily bad.
Overall, I thought the episode was a really well written Whisperer episode and a great second episode, as well. I personally enjoyed this episode more than I enjoyed the premiere, but hey, that's just me. Last, but definitely not least is that if Kang continues running the show like this and hopefully she doesn't become like you know who, who runned three great seasons and then almost completely ruined the show, then we're in for a hell of a ride guys, I tell you that! I am going to give this episode an 8.5 out of 10. Thank you very much for reading my review and of course, don't forget to comment what you liked in the episode and what you didn't! Peace!