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In the end, the All Out Battle is over on The Strolling Lifeless.

Negan had his throat slit by Rick, the Saviors are incapacitated, and the nice guys who had seemingly turned dangerous, like Eugene, had been pulling a protracted con on the precise dangerous guys. Now the place does the present go from right here? Maggie’s heel activate Rick and Michonne is an sudden twist, particularly with Daryl and an otherwise-forgiving Jesus at her facet, however there must be one other risk outdoors Alexandria and The Hilltop’s camps (apart from, y’know, the walkers). We’ve got an thought, and so they could have proven up within the season eight finale.

The Whisperers have lengthy been rumored to be the subsequent Large Dangerous on The Strolling Lifeless (however not Concern the Strolling Lifeless), even when it means leaping into one other conflict with a foe. However a minimum of they’ll look cool: the Whisperers are a gaggle of survivors who disguise themselves in walker pores and skin. They converse in silence, mix in amongst bigger herds, and mark their territory utilizing poles and spikes.

Guess what two issues we see within the season eight finale?

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There’s our heroes on one facet of the poles, and an enormous herd on the opposite. The episode pays particular consideration to it, too, with Rick noting he’s by no means seen one which huge. “Issues are altering.” That may very well be The Strolling Lifeless‘s approach of tipping off comedian e-book readers concerning the route of the present, particularly after showrunner-turned-chief content material officer Scott Gimple teased that the Whisperers are “completely on the menu.” They’re vicious, too, if messed with.

Once they encounter the Alexandrians within the comics, the Whisperers minimize off just a few individuals’s heads, planting them on pikes to be able to warn Rick and his individuals to remain out of their territory. Ultimately, there’s an enormous conflict between Rick and his individuals and the Whisperers. (By way of)

Then once more, govt producer Greg Nicotero mentioned subsequent season will “be on the street just a little bit,” and as our personal Dustin Rowles identified, “The Whisperer Wars shouldn’t be precisely a battle that sees the characters touring rather a lot. It’s set in an round Alexandria and The Hilltop.” There’s additionally the helicopter wildcard.

Both approach, we’ll discover out when The Strolling Lifeless returns for season 9.

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