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The Walking Dead: Will Carol Join The Fight? We Ask Melissa McBride!

Take heart, Carol fans! We have a promise that we’ll see much more of our favorite little born-again pacifist in the cottage by The Kingdom, straight from Melissa McBride, who plays her. When The Walking Dead Season 7 returns Feb. 12, the rest of the Grimes Gang has reunited to gather ranks for the war on Negan — and while McBride couldn’t tell us if she joins in, she had much to say about the determining factors. Carol’s need for solitude is a hotly debated topic. What’s your take? Melissa McBride: When I think of where she’s come from, with a […]

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Recap: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 7: We’ve got some stuff to iron out here …

I didn’t recap last week’s episode of The Walking Dead. In part because of the Thanksgiving holiday and a whole lotta people in my house. Mostly, though, because it felt so far removed from a TWD episode — even though they’re regularly all over the map now, literally and figuratively — that I didn’t have much to say about it. Those sandy walkers were ultra cool, but about all that “Superglib Tara in Murderous Lady Land” did for me was reveal that, at least in one village, Negan wiped out every soul who physically had a set of balls. Figuratively […]


The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: Simon says

Oh Gregory, you suit-wearing, Marcia Maggie-irking, Jesus-freaked disaster of a Hilltop leader, you. Thus is the crux of The Walking Dead Season 7 episode 5 — “Go Getters.” It also marks the return of my favorite not-Negan Savior, Billy Bob Nicholson. OK, his name is actually Simon — played by Canadian actor Steven Ogg (Better Call Saul‘s Sobchak) — but if Billy Bob Thornton and Jack Nicholson had a love child, he would look just like that and you cannot argue it. Also, anyone else jonesing to meet the Sanctuary’s dentist? Because, man, those people have some teeth. But I […]

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 4 recap: Who’s in charge here?

About a year back, I had nice, long talk with The Walking Dead multi-hyphenate Greg Nicotero about what doom likely loomed as Season 7, Negan and the Saviors neared. He said this about Negan and the guy who played him: “I gotta say, we cast the best person for the role. Negan is charismatic and he’s calculating and he’s dark. I’m a fan of Jeffrey’s work, and ironically when we were starting casting, I was watching The Good Wife, and I was like, ‘Damn, that guy is so fucking charming, and his smile just completely disarms you. What an amazing attribute for […]

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Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Who Are You … Really?

Tonight was the answer to your prayers, Daryl-starved The Walking Dead fans. Well … sort of. Following an opening montage of Dwight watching Who’s The Boss reruns, playing ping-pong for shots, strong-arming others into the makings of the egg version of a Big Mac, and observing zombie-management training, we learned what became of Mr. Dixon after Negan and Co. chucked him the back of a truck and hauled him away in the season premiere. In a nutshell, our boy has entered the “how to become a Neganite in one-to-three horrendous steps” program and he’s super-stuck on the first level. That entails being stripped […]

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: What Do You Think of the King? What Do you Think of the Kingdom?

The kingdom might have come. But Carol ain’t havin’ it. Nor the Renaissance Faire version of King Ezekiel. Nor the “don’t bullshit a bullshitter” — and oh so much more palatable — version. And definitely not the pomegranates. After last week’s exercise in bloodletting and nerve shredding, we get a relatively peaceful episode this go-round, Walking Dead fans. Unless you’re one of the pigs Ezekiel gifts the Saviors in exchange for another week of said peace. But that is another matter entirely and we’ll get to it soon. We open with a conked-out Carol being ferried in a horse-drawn wagon by […]

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Strike two! The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere recap

So now we know, Walking Dead fans. Lucille, indeed, struck twice. Two hits for Negan. And no balls for our formerly fearless leader, Rick Grimes. STOP READING HERE IF YOU HAVE YET TO WATCH AND STEERED CLEAR OF THE TWITTER-VERSE. The barbed-wire bat’s first fatal blows — wielded by Jeffrey Dead Morgan’s cool, calculating and deeply bemused Negan — took out Sgt. Abraham Ford (farewell, Michael Cudlitz), who offered his leather-clad killer this suggestion as his skull was bashed in: “Suck. My. Nuts.” Way to go out in style, Sarge. I salute you. Negan took Abe’s kiss-off pretty well — most probably because “Red” was already […]

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Channel Guide TV critics, staff predict who will die in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere

Lucille will deliver some devastating heartache on the Season 7 opener of The Walking Dead (Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9/8c on AMC). Fans of the series have been waiting months to find out who got Negan’s bat in the Season 6 cliffhanger. Count us in there, too. The staff at Channel Guide Magazine has been rewinding, freezing, analyzing and discussing that final “eeny, meeny, miney, moe moment.” Here are our predictions of who will die in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere. Ryan Berenz says it will be Abraham … At the end of the Season 6 finale, my first instinct […]