#59 – “The Last Supper” – E3:S5 – “Four Walls and a Roof”

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The big finale episode for Terminus and The Hunters is here! What a nice way to wrap up that storyline with a brutal massacre. Got to love it! Tune in to here our thoughts about Episode 3 of Season 5 of The Walking Dead entitled “Four Walls in a Roof.”

On this episode of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast we discuss:

  • Meet and greet with Emily Kinney at an Epilepsy Awareness Event
  • Who is with Daryl at the end of the episode?
  • Father Gabriel reveals his big secret
  • Bob gets Tainted Meat!
  • Our top 5 from Episode 3 of Season 5 “Four Walls and a Roof”
  • Zombie Kill of The Week and Episode Ratings
  • Comic Overlaps from “Four Walls and a Roof”

Dennis’ Pick of the Week: How prepared are you for the Zombie Apocalypse? Test your knowledge about basic diseases! http://www.newsup.me/quizzes/are-you-ready-for-the-zombie-apocalypse

Sebastian’s Pick of the Week: Get customized zombie bobble heads from Whoopassenterprises.com. Check out these great gifts for the zombie lover in your life. Also – we are giving one way to a listener. Simply rate our podcast on iTunes and/or Stitcher Radio to enter!

Ryan’s Pick of the Week: Zombie Prom in Philadelphia

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We’ll be back next week with a brand spanking new episode of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast reviewing Episode 4 of Season 5 “Slabtown”.

The Walking Dead Titles Revealed – Episode 5.05 – 5.07

The titles of each episode of The Walking Dead typically don’t reveal much in terms of what to expect, especially without the accompanying episode description. But if you’re interested, below are the titles of the next three episodes of The Walking Dead, as well as Episode 4 (which we already know will be focused specifically on Beth):

Episode 4 – Slabtown
Episode 5 – The Choice
Episode 6 – Heart Drift
Episode 7 (penultimate episode for mid-season finale) – Crossed

Feel free to speculate in the comments section below. We’re interested to hear what you think!

#58 – “Strangers in the Night” – E2:S5 – “Strangers”

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Holy delay! We had a few technical difficulties earlier in the week which actually caused us to lose all of our audio, so we are very delayed in our released. For that, we apologize. Either way, The Walking Dead continued its rise to the top this week with Episode 2 “Strangers.”

On this episode of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast we discuss:

  • Walter White action figure gets banned from Toys R’ Us shelves – should The Walking Dead get banned too?
  • Emily Kinney performing at an Epilepsy Awareness event in our podcast’s home town!
  • Will Morales from Season 1 return to Season 5 of The Walking Dead?
  • The best ways to try and date Emily Kinney, and other celebrities
  • Ryan gives us a voice acting lesson on how to properly say words with “wh”
  • Will anyone care if Bob dies?
  • Father Gabriel’s big secret
  • Bob gets Bob-B-Q’d
  • Our top 5 from Episode 2 of Season 5 “Strangers”
  • Zombie Kill of The Week and episode ratings
  • Comic Overlaps from “Strangers”

Dennis’ Pick of the Week: Tiger Log Cabins has designed a very expensive zombie fortification cabin that’s available for purchase. http://www.tigerlogcabins.com/product/zombie­fortification­cabin­zfc­1/

Sebastian’s Pick of the Week: Slim Jim has partnered with The Walking Dead to rename their signature Carne Asada Steak Strips to “Carnage Asada Steak Strips” for a limited time. And now you can win some meat from The Walking Dead Enthusiasts by rating us on iTunes!

Ryan’s Pick of the Week: A fun (drinking) game based on Zombies. Check out “Zombie Dice” today! http://www.sjgames.com/dice/zombiedice/

If you would like to be included in the show; whether it’s general comments about the new episode, sharing your Zombie Kill of the Week, or if you have your own Pick of The Week, feel free to email us at thewalkingdeadenthusiasts@gmail.com.

You can also keep in touch by LIKING us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. We also have a toll-free ZOMB-line where you can call in and leave your thoughts: 347.699.6621.

If you enjoyed this week’s show – please head over iTunes and subscribe to our show. Feel free to leave us a rating and some feedback so we can further improve our show!

Be sure to visit our sponsor Loot Crate and Dorkside Toys and buy some toys for the nerds in your life!

We’ll be back next week with a brand spanking new episode of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast reviewing Episode 3 of Season 5 “Four Walls and a Roof”.

Kirkman on Record: “Rick Is NOT Still in Coma”

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One of the biggest concerns many The Walking Dead fans have is that the events Rick Grimes is experiencing are not actually happening in real time. Many fans have speculated that Rick is actually dreaming about the Zombie Apocalypse as a result of his comatose.

Both the television show and the comic book start with Rick waking up in the hospital after he’s shot in the line of duty – leaving him in a coma for an undisclosed about of time. Once he wakes up, he realizes that the world has seemingly come to an end. Many fans feared that Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, would end of the series with Rick awakening in his hospital bed, realizing that all the events that unfolded were actually…”just a dream.”

In a recent article on Uproxx, the author puts Kirkman on blast and requests that he explicitly responds to allegations that Rick Grimes is not, in fact, living in a dream-world. Well, their wish came true (kudos to the author for getting Robert’s attention), because Kirkman responded on Twitter today with the answer we all expected – Rick Grimes is not still in a coma.

…And then followed up in typical Robert Kirkman fashion…

Relax, nerds. We can all rest assured that Kirkman wouldn’t have The Walking Dead end in one of the most cliche ways possible. Shocked by this news, or did you know it all along? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Will Juan Gabriel Pareja, Morales from Season 1, Return to The Walking Dead?

Episode-5-Morales-Carol-760Not many characters from the original cast of Season 1 of The Walking Dead are still alive today. Jacqui decided to “opt out”, Amy met the true death while heading to the shitter, poor Dale got his innards ripped out, and Andrea…well, don’t even get me started about Andrea.

But one of the biggest mysteries of the entire show – possibly a bigger mystery than what actually caused the zombie apocalypse – was when Morales (played by actor, Juan Gabriel Pareja) decided to abandon the original Atlanta survivors near the end of the Season 1. Instead of going to the CDC, Morales and his wife decided they would be better off heading to Birmingham, Alabama to find some of their family members who lived there. After that, we never heard from the Morales family again. And honestly, it felt a bit strange to viewers that a large portion of the cast would just be cut out of the series all together for no apparent reason.

In July and October, Pareja took to Twitter to post a few interesting tweets that set the Walking Dead fan-base on fire. The first tweet features a badly bruised and beaten “Morales” donning his typical Walking Dead attire – a wife-beater and collared dress shirt, similar to what he wore in Season 1 of The Walking Dead.

The second tweet is even more convincing; featuring Pareja in a photo similar to those released of actual cast members as promo shots and portraits for previous seasons. The photo also features a rather provocative statement at the bottom: “Not Dead.”

There is the definite possibility that these two photos are completely unrelated. The second photo seems like it was more promotional, as it was posted prior to Pareja’s appearance at a big Walking Dead-related convention. However, with the return of Morgan and Sam in the Season 5 premiere, as well as Scott Gimple’s affinity for tying up loose ends, is it possible that we will see Morales return in some capacity during Season 5?

What’s more intriguing is the fact that the text used at the bottom of the second photo greatly resembles the logo and font used in Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game series. Is it possible that the Morales family might make an appearance in an upcoming episode of the critically acclaimed video game?

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We’re interested to hear your thoughts, so be sure to sound off in the comments section below.

Ep. Spoilers for ‘Four Walls and a Roof’ & ‘Slabtown’ Leak Online

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Warning, folks. Big time scary spoilers for the next two episodes of The Walking Dead – Episode 3 “Four Walls and a Roof” and Episode 4 “Slabtown” – have been leaked by our friends over at The Spoiling Dead Fans.

While the leaked videos have been disappearing online at record speeds, The Spoiling Dead Fans did the world a service and gave us a very thorough breakdown of what each of the scenes featured. The videos show clips from next week’s episode, as well as the much anticipated episode “Slabtown”, which has been said to feature long-lost Beth Greene.

The first video features Beth, as well as her interactions with a doctor and police officer in Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Why is she there? God only knows.

The second video is a bit more disturbing and features a police officer attempting to molest Beth.

The third video is with Daryl and Michonne, after Daryl returns to the church without Carol.

The last video shows an unconscious Carol being brought into the same hospital where Beth is located after Carol is hit by a car and abducted by the same cross people/police officers.

Ultimately, this is some crazy stuff! The only thing that this does confirm is that Beth will be returning shortly, and we will definitely see a Carol/Beth reunion of sorts. While we still aren’t exactly sure what the purpose of the hospital is, or why there are people dressed as police officers, these leaked videos only make me more excited for the upcoming episodes of The Walking Dead?

Now that you’ve read the spoilers, as thoughts about what you expect to see? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts!

Does Andrew Lincoln’s New Look Hint at Alexandria Safe-Zone Storyline?

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As if the set photos from this summer weren’t proof enough that the Alexandria Safe-Zone will be reached by the survivors at some point in Season 5 of The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln’s (aka Rick Grimes) new, cleaned up look most assuredly does.

The Walking Dead is still in the process of filming the remainder of Season 5 of AMC’s knock-out zombie drama. And as most comic book readers know, Rick Grimes and his band of survivors eventually reach the Alexandria-Safe Zone after the Hunters (the cannibals) story arc is complete.

For those of you that are unfamiliar, the Alexandria Safe-Zone is a few blocks of cleared streets in Alexandria, Virginia, about six miles from Washington, D.C. The area runs on an isolated power grid and was put together by the government in case of a major disaster. This is where our group meets a number of survivors and remains for a very long time.

But one of the main parts of this storyline fans may recognize – Rick shaves off his unruly, wild-man beard after reassuming his deputy sheriff position in the ASZ. Check out these images from the comic book (Issue 70) of a clean shaven Rick Grimes:

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Other websites are reporting a possible “flash-back” scene, but this is highly unlikely. There is no way production would delay filming just to shoot a flashback sequence featuring a cleaned-up Rick Grimes. But what are your thoughts? Flashback scene, Alexandria Safe-Zone, or did Andrew Lincoln simply get killed off the show – just kidding. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Morgan Follows Mystery Symbols in Season 5 Premiere

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For the viewers who stayed after the credits rolled on the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead, you were all treated with a clip that showed the return of the man that must “CLEAR”. Now that Morgan has returned I am sure people are probably wondering when he’ll meet a new group, and which group he’ll ending up joining – better yet, what’s his mission!

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When it comes to Morgan and his mental state, the last time we saw him was in the episode Clear during Season 3. He was an entirely different person from when he and Rick first met during the first episode of the series. After the loss of his son Duane, Morgan started to mentally spiral downward to a point where couldn’t even recognize Rick; attacking him with a knife and stabbing him in the shoulder.

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Now that a number of months have passed, Morgan comes upon the sign that Rick altered to now say “No Sanctuary”. After revealing his identity, Morgan finds and follows mysterious markings on the trees that lead to an unknown location. After seeing the markings on the tree fans were left with only one question – Rick wouldn’t leave markers on a tree that could indicate his location, knowing that all the people of Terminus aren’t dead, so who did?

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Many viewers on Reddit pointed out that the symbol on the tree at the end of the episode was not that of the X-Men, rather one of many internationally used “hoboglyphs” (who knew that was even a thing). This symbol, in particular, translates to “Good Chance for a Handout”. Kind of interesting, although we’re having a hard time drawing the connection.

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Could the symbols possibly be related to Father Gabriel’s introduction? Could he be providing refuge to other survivors? Better yet, who is even familiar with hoboglyphs to begin with? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Season 5 Premiere is Most Watched Walking Dead Episode EVER

the_walking_dead_baseball_batCould this be the best season of The Walking Dead yet? If viewer statistics has anything to say about it then fans may be in for a nice ride with Season 5 of The Walking Dead. A whopping 17.3 million viewers tuned in for the Sunday night premiere making The Walking Dead the most watched show of the evening – shattering its own personal records as well.

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere saw a 7% increase in adult viewers aged 18-49 compared to Season 4. However, can we really be that surprised about the spike as the action is starting to kick in again? We’re no longer having to deal with episodes dragging on during the character’s journey to Terminus, not to mention that Beth and Daryl centric episode, Still.

With the season premiere being critically praised by so many, we’re wondering how will the rest of the season pan out. Mentioned on The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast, Sebastian, Ryan and Dennis are in agreement that this may be the best episode of the season – as long as they can keep the momentum going!

Strangers is the title name for the next episode of The Walking Dead which airs on October 19, 2014. We will of course keep you updated on the very latest Walking Dead news right here on The Walking Dead Enthusiasts!

Alexandra Breckenridge Cast in Recurring Role on The Walking Dead

Alexandra-Breckenridge-The-Walking-DeadAlexandra Breckenridge (American Horror Story) has been cast in a recurring role on the fifth season of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead. Breckenridge will have the option to become a series regular later on in the series, if she survives.

Although AMC and The Walking Dead typically keep their casting details under lock and key, an initial release of the casting news suggests Breckenridge will play a character by the name of Samantha, an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman who also has a vulnerable side. She’s a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist.

As we know, casting descriptions tend to be falsely represented, as AMC doesn’t want to spoil any new comic book characters or plotlines to come. However, with major speculations, as well as set photos from a few months ago, it’s safe to assume that Rick and the group will make it to the Alexandria Safe Zone at some point in Season 5 – our guess, the mid-season finale or shortly after. So we’re speculating Alexandra will play one of the more significant characters from that portion of the comics.

Here are our top picks for who we think Breckenridge could represent from the graphic novels based on the character description:

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Olivia – In the graphic novel, Olivia is in her mid-30s, has red hair, and is known to be cheerful and friendly to the people of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Although she is generally friendly to Rick, she actually plots with two other members of the Safe Zone to assassinate Rick – which she feels she was manipulated into believing was the best decision for the larger group.

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Dr. Denise Cloyd – In the graphic novel, Denise also has red hair, is in her early 30s, and is one of the three doctors in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Not much is known about her in terms of her personality; however, she always seems to find herself in the precarious position of saving the life of one of our survivors.

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Jessie Anderson – In the graphic novel, Jessie is a mother and abused housewife. After Rick defends her and confronts her husband, they begin to have a romantic relationship. Then…some bad things happen, and that’s all we’ll say.

Who do you think Alexandra Breckenridge will play in Season 5 of The Walking Dead? Do you think she will represent a character from the graphic novel, or will she play a completely original character? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.