The Walking Dead continued this week with a intentionally obscure providing, leaving lots up the the viewer’s interpretation. The opening two episodes of The Walking Dead season 10 have admirably set the stage for the inevitable conflict between the present’s remaining band of protagonists and present villains, the Whisperers. While the season premiere caught up with Alexandria after a quick time skip, final week’s episode delved deep into Alpha and Beta’s backstory, permitting the viewers to catch up on what the Whisperers have been doing, apart from attempting out the newest in zombie pores and skin trend.

In season 10’s third installment, appropriately titled “Ghosts,” tensions between the 2 opposing communities proceed to escalate, however the primary focus this week is an in-depth exploration of sure characters’ psychological states. After a interval of peace, the emergence of a brand new enemy, a serious tragedy inside the neighborhood and lingering villains from earlier wars all mix with an unhealthy dose of sleep deprivation and culminate in an episode the brings inter-personal points to the foreground for characters akin to Siddiq, Carol, Aaron and Michonne.

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Although “Ghosts” is probably a extra delicate providing inside the canon of The Walking Dead, its ambiguous nature and twisting of actuality raises loads of questions because the Whisperer War edges ever nearer. Here are the most important unanswered questions from The Walking Dead season 10, episode 3.

Why Is Alexandria Swamped With Walkers?

Samantha Morton as Alpha in The Walking Dead

As this week’s The Walking Dead opens, it turns into clear that Alexandria is underneath assault from a pincer motion of zombies, as hordes converge on the settlement from each the north and the south. Naturally, many inside the neighborhood suspect that Alpha is accountable for this assault. After all, the 2 camps despise one another, and retaliatory motion has been anticipated ever for the reason that border settlement was damaged in The Walking Dead‘s season 10 premiere. Additionally, viewers have already seen the Whisperers amassing extra zombie troopers and the present onslaught of walkers are arriving in orchestrated waves, suggesting {that a} human mind is conducting their actions.

However, the Whisperers themselves deny any accountability for the deluge and Lydia questions why her mom would ship her zombies piecemeal, and never simply obliterate Alexandria in a single fell swoop. Certainly, it is in contrast to Alpha to disclaim accountability for her actions and and not using a follow-up assault, sending manageable waves of walkers appears pointless.

It’s by no means completely confirmed the place the zombies are emanating from precisely, however maybe the very best guess is available in a passing line of dialogue from Eugene, who means that the fireplace and noise from the satellite tv for pc continues to be attracting consideration. Whether the crash web site would trigger two teams of walkers to descend upon Alexandria from separate instructions is probably price questioning, however it’s greatest to not doubt Eugene.

What Does Negan Want?

Negan’s good man credentials had been already confirmed again in The Walking Dead season 9, when he returned to his cell willingly, after which later saved Judith and Dog from a nasty blizzard. His inventory rose even additional in “Ghosts” when he helped out Aaron and stored guard in a single day, regardless of having the proper alternative to interrupt free. While it is clear that Negan has been assimilated into the Alexandrian lifestyle, his objectives are nonetheless a bit murky.

Given his neighborhood’s predicament, Gabriel sends Negan out to do some combating, however the prisoner protests, requesting to remain again residence choosing tomatoes. But is that this actually what Negan needs? He is probably not a foul man anymore, however the former Savior chief has already bought wind of the Whisperers, because of Lydia, and may see a possibility to get again out into the world and revel in some fight. If so, he may very well be dropping a bit reverse psychology on Gabriel and Aaron, pleading for a quiet life whereas secretly hoping to be referred to as up for motion when the Whisperer state of affairs lastly boils over. This would match very neatly with Negan’s comedian arc, by which his experience in warfare is instantly sought out.

How Long Can Peace Last With The Whisperers?

Alpha and Beta feature in The Walking Dead season 10 poster

Negan’s time might come sooner quite than later, because the state of affairs between the Whisperers and the alliance of Alexandria, Hilltop and the Kingdom worsens by the episode. Several steps are taken in direction of open battle on this week’s The Walking Dead. Firstly, Alpha alters her settlement and redraws the borders to increase her territory, then Carol makes an try on Alpha’s life, and at last, the Whisperers attempt to sabotage Carol’s group as they head residence.

Last week, it transpired that sure Whisperers, Beta specifically, are eager to launch extra assaults on their enemies to maintain them residing in worry. Now it turns into clear that there are comparable sentiments brewing inside Alexandria. The final remaining Highwaymen specifically are in search of revenge and Carol is shortly changing into a legislation unto herself. With Alexandria’s territory now pared down, there’s nothing to cease Alpha making additional calls for and Michonne will solely try and maintain the peace for thus lengthy earlier than deciding sufficient is sufficient, regardless of the large zombie horde that Alpha holds over them.

Can Carol Keep It Together?

Carol and dead kids on book cover on The Walking Dead

Carol’s transformation from a sufferer of home violence to one in every of The Walking Dead‘s most dependable and formidable survivors is probably the very best arc within the collection, however the character has often edged harmful near breaking level. At instances a caring parental determine and a lethal warrior at others, Carol has struggled to marry collectively these two very completely different personas. After changing into a mom to Henry, after which brutally shedding him by the hands of Alpha final season, Carol is as soon as once more experiencing a type of difficult transitions.

This has resulted in an obvious reliance on self-medication and a collection of hallucinations that led Carol on a dazed journey residence. Carol sees herself and her deceased kids on the duvet of a e book, experiences a number of visions of Henry and goals about home bliss with Daryl Dixon. It’s not clear whether or not that is because of the tablets, the shortage of sleep or the grief from shedding Henry however, regardless of the trigger, Carol is changing into extra erratic and quickly constructing in direction of a violent eruption.

Why Has Alpha Shifted The Border?

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Avi Nash as Siddiq, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko in The Walking Dead

Alpha used her undead leverage towards Alexandria within the newest installment of The Walking Dead season 10, demanding to shut within the border between the 2 communities. With tens of 1000’s of zombies backing her up, the protagonists are compelled to concede to those circumstances, however it’s not instantly clear why the demand is being made now. On the skin, it would seem that the measures are a punishment for breaching the settlement after the satellite tv for pc crashed, however might there be a deeper motivation for Alpha’s altering of the panorama?

Last week’s episode revealed discontent among the many Whisperers, with some members clearly seeing a brighter future at Alexandria or Hilltop in comparison with life among the many walkers. Perhaps, in an try to make sure no additional betrayals happen, Alpha has expanded the Whisperers’ land to make her neighborhood a extra engaging proposition and slowly starve the enemy of meals and sources.

Is Alpha Trying To Have Carol Killed?

The Walking Dead Ghosts Whisperer

After Carol makes an aborted try at taking pictures her arch nemesis, Michonne apologizes for the assault and Alpha forgives her assailant, one mom to a different. However, the change maybe is not as cordial because it appears. Throughout Carol’s dream-like return journey, she claims to have noticed Whisperers within the neighborhood however, because of her worsening psychological state, the remainder of the group doubt her accuracy. In the ultimate scene of “Ghosts,” The Walking Dead roughly confirms that, regardless of her delusions, Carol was telling the reality about being attacked by Whisperers.

Given Alpha’s largely reactionary strategy, it is attainable that she forgave Carol and let the others return residence, however wasn’t prepared to let the try on her life slide, and despatched quite a lot of her folks after Carol particularly to get revenge. This would clarify why solely Carol noticed the stalkers and why a useless Whisperer staggered out of the gymnasium after Carol cleared it of undead. It stays to be seen whether or not Alpha’s vendetta towards Carol will proceed all through The Walking Dead season 10, particularly since Carol’s personal want for vengeance is unlikely to subside anytime quickly.

Is Siddiq Cured Of His PTSD?

The Walking Dead - Siddiq

Since The Walking Dead season 10 started, Siddiq has been struggling the results of watching the Whisperers seize and behead his fellow Alexandrians, and this has threatened to trigger issues in his life on the settlement, with the character clearly affected by PTSD. This significantly storyline was developed in season 10, episode 3 because the physician struggled to carry out a medical process on a wounded Carol. Dante seen his pal was struggling and took over, overlaying for the ailing Siddiq.

While this gave the impression to be an escalation of Siddiq’s situation, the episode’s ultimate scenes noticed a heart-to-heart between the brand new father and Dante that resulted in laughter and a deepened perceive between the duo. In TV phrases, this often implies that Siddiq’s trauma will not be an issue going ahead, since he is discovered somebody who can relate to his experiences. On the opposite hand, it feels unrealistic for such a critical sickness to be wrapped up after a single 3-minute dialog, and it stays to be seen whether or not Siddiq’s PTSD will proceed, or whether or not confiding in Dante abruptly did the trick.

The Walking Dead season 10 continues with “Silence The Whisperers” October 27th on AMC.

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