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Sunday, November 28, 2021

[Episode 169] The Walking Dead: World Beyond |2x08| Returning Point

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Getting to the nuts and bolts of this episode involves examining our entire outlook on the kinds of people we end up meeting in #TWDU and admitting that, as much as we hate "weak people", there's a value in having them around so that we may, yet again reach a "Returning Point". Fearing that #Jadis may have learned the wrong lesson from Simon (of #TheSaviors, #Negan's former right-hand man), we also wonder whether other characters are reaching that point to (perhaps #LeoBennett? #FelixCarlucci? ...and, no, we haven't forgotten the obvious: #IrisBennett)
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  • And a special Thanksgiving wish from Dave to all of you:
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  • As much as we'd like to find out more about Rick Grimes' whereabouts or even The Civic Republic or The Civic Republic Military, what's most important is that The Walking Dead: World Beyond tells the story that was meant to be told.
  • Drawing a comparison between The Walking Dead fans' dismissal of TWD World Beyond & Fear The Walking Dead.
  • Bottom line: while you can watch any #TWDUniverse spin-offs for ties to The Walking Dead (original series), we recommend reading recaps or listening to podcasters who will recap the episode for those specific tie-ins. Don't trash a show because it didn't give you what you wanted that had nothing to do with telling its own story.
  • Jasmine's take: Mason Beale's unfair treatment. Rachael needs clarity on the hurried retrieval of Mason and Dave takes the opportunity to explain, more narratively, why it shapes up the way it does (the audience's confusion and the them of trust).
  • Why selfish isn't a bad word: parallels between Althea (from FearTWD) and Indira. More examples of trust: Iris Bennett trusts Hope Bennett to retrieve Mason. Hope trusts Iris/Percy Delmado to not harm Mason. Elizabeth Kublek trusts Indira to run Perimeter Colony while Indira's life is in Kublek's hands (Saline Dialysis).
  • Rachael has a problem with Kublek sneaking Saline to Indira, Dave & Sherrandy swoop in to explain. Also, she's at the top of the food chain, so she has latitude.
  • But trust has its limits: just like Silas Plaskett not being able to fully trust Dennis (you're one of them), Hope can only allow herself to trust Mason so much before she has to fall back to prioritizing the safety of her family.
  • Explaining Mason's reaction to seeing an empty within the research facility's walls.
  • Parallels between Leo Bennett wishing he'd ended Lyla Belshaw's life, himself, with Kublek explaining to Jennifer Mallick that, if anyone, she would want to be the one to break her: We need some people to do the hard work and make the tough/ugly calls, but we need others whose hands are clean to bring us back (Returning Point).
  • Leo also hates in others what he hates in himself: he wants to strangle that part of himself that could ever feel true love for someone who would potentially sell him and his daughters out for the sake of humanity's future.
  • On the heels of needing to do the ugly thing, we're concerned about what Iris (might feel like she) has to do.
  • This episode answers both Jasmine & Rachael's question of whether there are soldiers questioning the genocide of Campus Colony/Omaha.
  • CR RF's lower level looks like Huck's Marine Base in Middletown, NY during her backstory told in 1x07 Truth or Dare. To parallel, will someone in our group have to prevent someone else in our group to save one person (Mason)?
  • Felix Carlucci and Leo's discussion about what it means to make a life for yourself and how we're ultimately responsible for our own choices.
  • Brody's repugnant actions (on a multitude of levels) allow us to fully hate him, which is rare! He shows us the negative extreme of selfishness. Jadis shows us the classic removal of all points of contact protocol, as a result of Perimeter's deception and Huck's disposal of Brody.
  • Wrestling with two multi-varied possibilities: Major General Beale has no idea what Warrant Officer Stokes is... stoking.. and Mason might know about his father's comings and goings - or finds out and sides with him.
  • Reminding everyone where Kublek's Project-V papers were located and why that's important. In defense of Jadis: she may feel like she needs to do all this bad to save the CR(M) from having to do it, themselves.
  •  Until Huck shoots Brody, we don't think Jadis was terribly sus on Huck. Huck's protest against the one-shot kill orders against the scientists and Bennett family. Jadis hates in others what she hated/killed in herself (as the leader of the Junkyard Gang).
  • Brief revisit on the original CRM logo on the can of pears post the slaughter of Jadis' people and the PPP keycard Tara Chambler finds when Heath disappears. the PPP stands for the 3 Portlands: Oregon, Texas, and Maine.
  • Too much grey thinking is bad (Lyla - you lose yourself/your soul), too much black and white thinking is bad (impractical). Revisiting the political extremes Horseshoe Theory: Don't be the monster in an attempt to rid the world of monsters.
  • We revisit a world in which Iris was chosen over Hope to be the CRM's resident genius. Dave takes the opportunity to explore our confusion with Iris' actions: she has excellent reasoning, but the emotions that undergird them are absent. Could there be something else we don't know about Iris that motivates her? Survivor's Guilt? And all her work for towards a better future in Campus Colony was robbed from her.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

[Episode 168] Season 7, Episode 6 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Reclamation"

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Believe it or not, this episode didn't please some of us as it did others. Maybe it's because #AltheaSzewczykPrzygocki isn't everyone's favorite character, so there's a lack of patience when it comes to her wrestling with the gargantuan proposition of living her own life/stepping into the story and on the run versus continuing to be the journalist whose purpose is to partition herself from her subjects in order to adequately capture the story of others. Believe it or not, the more we spoke about it, the better appreciation we had for this episode and the feelings everyone held towards this episode, because #WEAreSQUAWKINGDEAD
I can't recommend the unedited episode recording enough, we do quite a bit of pre-show as we psyched ourselves up for a full day of recording (two episodes) while discussing some behind-the-scenes matters that only our supporters currently have access to. To stream this version, now, while supporting our #podcast, head here:

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  • Althea Szewczyk-Przygocki's last episode of the season (even though it felt like ever): she finally realizes that she's been part of the story this whole time.
  • Al is assuming/mirroring Morgan Jones' role: carrying heavy burdens alone.
  • Major reasons why one might hate Morgan: chewing up the screen, much like Madison Clark threatens to, if she returned. We hate in Morgan what we recognize in ourselves.
  • Manufactured Morgan and June Dorie drama: did Morgan exile Morg-- June?
  • Why Sherrandy hates sad-mopey Althea since Season 5 and that this episode didn't move the story forward.
  • Similarities between Al and John Dorie (Jr), living in their pre-apocalypse bubbles. They both never give up on Morgan; Morgan doesn't give up on Al in this episode.
  • Characters reverting to their former selves: After the bomb drops, Althea reverts to her former self out of fear.
  • Ridiculous to think Al could stay out of the story. Althea is a mixture of John and Morgan.
  • WE are SQUAWKING DEAD: Mario, "Seems like we all have different opinions on this episode."
  • Is it possible that Althea & Isabelle's happy ending is bitter sweet, since John & June was denied one? 
  • Althea almost chooses her brother, Jesse, and his legacy over happiness with Isabelle: but why can't she have both?
  • Morgan (rightfully) mansplains Althea's life to her.
  • How the anthology-style episodes are starting to feel like multiple bottle episodes (and that's starting to not feel very good).
  • Sherrandy: Are all crappy Civic Republic Military soldiers sent to Texas? But it's being revealed  (since Season 6) that the CRM isn't as implacable an enemy as we thought.
  • All #TWDUniverse characters are extremely lucky: Not impressed with gun fight in the parking overpass, but cool dust bullets effects. But the CRM don't want to kill Althea and Morgan: they want information about Isabelle (then kill them).
  • Grace Mukherjee finally refers to Baby Mo(rgan) as her daughter. Morgan & Grace's teamwork (and adorable matching outfits).
  • Is Al afraid of happiness? Considering the world and how no one else can seem to be able keep it...
  • Sarah's amazingly hilarious water-cooler mask: Althea is capturing her friends on film, one last time.
  • Dave's Fear The Walking Dead swan song theory (with Althea as sole survivor) might still be in play: she decides, ultimately, to be a part of the story (even though she's already part of the story, "you can hide, but you can't run, Morgan").
  • If you're reading/listening to/watching this: Don't let your job define who you are or be relegated to that one thing you do for fun.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

[Episode 167] The Walking Dead: World Beyond |2x07| Blood and Lies

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Originally Recorded November 14th
#SergeantBarca / #AlCalderon is the MVP of this episode with the scene stealing quote, "What we do now matters. Tomorrow is filled with blood and lies. It's all it will ever be." At his core, it's much in the same way #Negan started #TheSaviors ("We Save People"), but when did it all get away from #LylaBelshaw, #ElizabethKublek, and #MajorGeneralBeale? Is #MasonBeale the best character in the series? Does everyone, at this stage, hate #IrisBennett (including #PercyDelmado)?
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  • Sherrandy absent because she just got her COVID-19 Vaccine Booster & her internet has the `rona. Jasmine spills the tea about Myocarditis.
  • Barca's nipples and medical equipment accuracy in his "medical" trial prep. Many people/paramedics place the EKG sensors wrong.
  • What?! Jasmine liked this episode? Oh, it's only because Mason Beale was in it.
  • So, to be fair to the Civic Republic Military, their goal may not have been longevity/everlasting life or super soldiers. But after 8 (or 28) years…
  • …speaking of 28 years, the age difference between our hosts! And getting hit on, in light/because of that difference.
  • Major General Beale most likely can't be Rick Grimes, right? Rachael outlines a scenario that resembles the plot of The Majestic. Unintended Bonus: co-stars include Laurie Holden & Jeffrey DeMunn. The parallel between The Alliance of the Three and The Kingdom, The Hilltop, Alexandria Safe-Zone, and The Oceanside.
  • Project Votus is bullshit: everything everyone went through was for nothing. What the project's goal was and how they've given up on it. Why and what are the consequences? What they might have to do to genetically match partners (given their 200,000+ population):
  • How do the soldiers not know/acknowledge that the Omaha/Campus Colony tragedy was a culling? What happens to Barca, but also Jennifer Mallick and, to a certain extent, Dennis answers part of that question. Chain of command.
  • Why we might not meet Major General Beale until The Walking Dead Movie. Now we understand why the Civic Republic call themselves the last light of the world. "Just Following Orders."
  • Odd that both The CRM and our group have con-artists in Jadis and Percy Delmado, respectively. Warrant Officer Stokes obsession with Silas Plaskett's feet. Jadis' possible involvement in Dennis and Huck's lives (more than just personal) and how, just as we predicted, she let the mice play while she observed and gathered intelligence.
  • The symmetry between Barca & Dennis: Dennis' attitude adjustment took, whilst Barca's clearly did not. Dennis got off easy whilst Barca didn't, simply for asking a question. The greater extent to which the CRM has reprogrammed everyone to believe in achieving merely a foothold, whilst those in charge no longer believe.
  • One of the rare moments we see some Sci-Fi, by way of Project Votus trial 6.0 gas. What is the true purpose of this gas, though? They may just be like every other community we've encountered, only on a grander scale. Revisiting our theory about the priority order of senses of walkers and how large communities ultimately attract them.
  • Jadis' involvement in Votus, her relationship with Huck and Dennis, and how we may all have to rescue Elizabeth Kublek by the end of the series (as she might be mounting evidence against MGB). Is MGB someone we've already met (Madison Clark)?
  • Sherrandy's take: We've said this before - how everybody hates Huck - but now it seems everybody wants her dead. Will Silas wreck her in the next episode? Just like Lyla Belshaw's reflection in Barca's exam room foreshadowed her own death, Jadis' helmet being down when we first meet her foreshadowed that she would be her executioner (concealing the identity of the executioner).
  • Will we be saying goodbye to Jadis by the end of this series? Both Kublek and Stokes have tested Huck's loyalty. Leo Bennett (yes, the character) is actually a good actor. All the characters (save for Silas and Dennis) know the truth.
  • "Are you motivated, doctor?" Jadis wants Leo to want this. There have to be good CR(M). But even the most altruistic intentions/movements can be corrupted (from Project Votus to The Arab Spring)
  • Has Jadis bought into The CR's mission, completely? Jasmine surprises us with a comparison to clear-mode Morgan Jones. Dave thinks Jadis believes, but will also wrangle things so that she personally benefits.
  • Silas and Jadis (and Percy) being outsiders in order to see things clearly. What if Mason doesn't cop on when he finds the truth and backs his dad, instead? Still playing the who-is-MGB guessing game. He's not Heath!
  • Huck and Percy's heart-to-heart and how allowing her to live allows Percy to - as Dennis also put it in this episode - let shit go. Dave, for the first time, entertains that Percy is running a con.
  • Iris Bennett and Percy's pillow talk: her complaining about Hope Bennett wanting to save the scientists. Dave tries to convince Rachael that Iris is a lot like her: family is the highest priority (and saving the scientists, in her view, endanger their survival).
  • Is there something more to Iris' quest for justice against the CRM? Repressed childhood trauma?
  • Sherrandy claims that the CRM needed a lot of test subjects, but the alliance never meant anything more to the CR(M) than staking out the competition. "Madison Clark, you are the Padre!"
  • Sherrandy is liking Percy a lot more, while Dave (after so long) is finally thinking differently. Jasmine is in the middle.
  • Votus = Vow/Promise in Latin; the double-meaning of it being a possibly foothold into the future, but also a test of loyalty. To Barca, the CRM broke their vow and tries to warn Lyla that what she does, now, with their Blood and Lies matters.
  • Jadis convincing Leo that it's about life: to whom is she vowed? The CRM, a lower, or a higher purpose? And MGB might still be using Corporal Pierce as his own Huck. Jadis might be the big bad and MGB is completely irrelevant!

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[Episode 166] Season 7, Episode 5 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Till Death"

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Originally Recorded November 8th
#AishaTyler is now in front of the camera as "Mickey", rather than behind (as she was in "J.D.", directing #AustinAmelio & #ChristineEvangelista). And lookie who we have here but #AlexSkuby, playing "Eli", whom we had the privilege of interviewing in [Episode 165]! On the surface, this episode was pretty satisfying: good guys triumph. What lies beneath? A whole set of possibly ugly truths about #VictorStrand and/or his demon, Howard! DEMON!
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So, yeah, "165"... this was when we didn't know we'd be speaking with
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  • What a fun episode, directed by Lennie JamesSherry is amiable to Rachael because she seems to learn from her mistakes.
  • Eli, played by Alex Skuby, and his partner, "Ween" (AKA, ZenAF podcast co-host, Wayne Hannah
  • Victor Strand’s laugh is everything. Dark Horses? More like (Sherry's) Dead Horses.
  • Dave roles his eyes at wrestling moves that Mickey must've adapted for survival. Discussing Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock during that scene.
  • Dave draws parallel from Dwight & Sherry to Iris Bennett (from The Walking Dead: World Beyond): sticking to principles and doing "right".
  • Eli doesn’t kill Dwight, even though he should have: even he has principles. Is he good, bad, just trying to survive? 
  • Kim and Kevin Larson assassinated, but Briga Larson turned: Was Strand ultimately responsible? Howard? This all might've been just Eli's doing.
  • As much as Dave has a hard time seeing Strand as a "bad guy", even he's not unsure he would order a hit on a child. 
  • Howard is a bit of mystery/demon.
  • Reminder from last episode: Strand might want to become the bad guy all of his friends can rally against.
  • A special shrine for The Found. Revisiting why Strand refused to put Will’s photo on the wall. Strand & Alicia Clark’s strained relationship: when it came down to it, she trusted Morgan Jones over him. 
  • Strand's Photos are a Parallel to Negan’s Satellite Station (photos). Strand & Negan are yin yang parallels: the former will lie and the results were far better than the latter, who unadulteratedly spoke the truth.
  • Strand has got to be holding something over everyone in his tower, right? Or...?
  • Mickey says Strand would lock her up, but why not kill her?
  • Could Morgan be pushed to launch a warhead at Strand’s tower?
  • Mickey's duct tape walker armor calls back to Milton from The Governor's Woodbury.
  • Dwight was all of us meeting a Aisha Tyler-- I mean, a celebrity. Aisha was on FriendsWho's Line is it Anyway, and last seen/heard on Archer and Criminal Minds
  • Dwight repeats Eli's words as he buries the Larson family, "Play with fire, you get burned." Having kids is not for everyone.
  • John Dorie & June Dorie parallels: Mickey has to put down her walker husband, Cliff; Sherry & Dwight save Mickey, much like the Dories rescue Dwight in Humbugs Gulch.
  • What must June compromise to remain in Strand’s tower? Political June?
  • Dave illustrates why Karma is bullshit: Do good things for the sake of goodness, not expecting anything in return.
  • Dwight and Sherry showed how Lucille & Negan Smith could've been, had she survived, even though we proposed, after watching Here's Negan, Lucille would be far worse than Negan.
  • Victor helps people to spite Morgan.
  • Dragon fruit is a type of cactus. "Milus" is Latin for "rival" or "competitor".
  • Arno and The Stalkers strike a deal with the Dark Horses to find Padre. Familiar voice from the lead Stalker (perhaps Stephen Root?). But why are the stalkers holding & distributing naked walkers?
  • Never really was clear if Virginia was making fuel for the Civic Republic Military.
  • Subverting expectations: alternative uses for the recovered leaky warhead and why Grace Mukherjee's help may be employed.
  • Welcome to Jamrock might be a sign that Padre may not be everything everyone thinks it will be.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

[Episode 164] The Walking Dead: World Beyond |2x06| Who Are You?

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Huck or #JenniferMallick? Killer/Savior or Daughter? #Jadis / #JadisStokes: Friend, Foe, or neither? "Who are you?" might actually be an ironic title: that we're much more than a binary "Good Guy" or "Bad Guy" and that it's taken a hell of a road to get to where we are. Maybe it's not too late? It's never too late.
Some technical difficulties in the original recordings that flew under the wire, which made the edit take a little longer than usual to produce, but we cut out a TON of laughter and behind the scenes moments throughout! If you'd like the unlisted link to our uncut recording while supporting the BEST #TWDUniverse #podcast, head on over here:

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  • Alex Skuby (and his ZenAF.tv podcast partner, Wayne?) in the next episode of Fear The Walking Dead. Alex is married to Sarah Rabinowitz herself, Mo Collins.
  • Enjoying these satisfying episodes (didn't feel like we ran out of time) as well as the Jennifer Mallick and Jadis Stokes scenes.
  • Language/Religion binds and blinds.
  • Jadis hints at her something valuable (Rick Grimes). Honing in on what 'A's are vs. 'B's
  • The Civic Republic (Military) worships themselves while Asha prays for Will Campbell and her brother, Dev.
  • Felix Carlucci chips away at what he knows to be good in Huck (which makes Jadis right about her). Elizabeth Kublek pushed Huck to her found family. Huck channels her mother: looks out for and cleans up after Felix.
  • What side is Jadis on? Why the surname Stokes? She might already know that Percy Delmado is not Elton Ortiz.
  • What's a narc? Mario thinks Brody told the CRM about Will and Dev's plan to infiltrate the Civic Republic Research Facility.
  • We remind the audience of our theory that the CRM allows everyone to continue with their schemes, rather than stop them right away.
  • The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one: Like his own mother/father, Elton just doesn't want to see Asha lose her mom, Indira, should the CR RF fall (no more saline dialysis).
  • Why does everyone in #TWDUniverse have a twin, all of a sudden?!
  • Everyone sort of giving Iris Bennett the side-eye in the beginning.
  • Dave sees Iris hesitate before sending the dead-drop message: Does she want someone to stop her? Makes it so taking out the CRM is out of her hands.
  • Does Jadis already know that Huck took out the transformer?
  • The possible significance of Kublek keeping the Project V docs in a safe with her keepsakes.
  • Jadis is a good person deep down.
  • Can Lyla Belshaw be trusted? Iris inadvertently triggers Lyla's memories of her family.
  • Barca is still alive.
  • How much bad needs to be done for the greater good? How much of your soul can you parcel before it's too much?
  • Feeling the blood in our own ears as Leo Bennett's memories are triggered when Lyla drops the bag of clothes.
  • Why Anne embraced her fake name, "Jadis"
  • Iris' admission to Hope Bennett about the CRM soldier she killed darkly mirrors Hope's admission of killing Amelia Ortiz (Elton's mother) last season.
  • Try as we might, we strongly believe Huck doesn't know Silas Plaskett is detained by Jadis.
  • Keep an God damned eye on Corporal Pierce, who may be Major General Beale's right-hand.
  • What in the world is this pre-apocalypse date doing on the Project V forms: 04-02-02?
  • The last of Lyla's colleagues (unnamed doctor that is not Samuel Abbott) terminates a BO4 for subject P1107 in front of the other doctors using his GPS/controller. Why?
  • That is not Rick's murder jacket among the pile of donated clothes meant for Felix and Percy.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

[Episode 163] Season 7, Episode 4 of Fear The Walking Dead, "Breathe With Me"

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#MoCollins drags her character, #SarahRabinowitz, through every of her iterations in this episode and her performance simply left us all with goosebumps! #DemetriusGrosse returns as #EmileLaRoux's vengeful twin brother, #JosiahLaRoux, who (as Dave predicted) isn't quite like his brother: not as interested in bloodshed and more interested in answers and inner-peace. On paper, this episode shouldn't be as phenomenal as it is, but the performers and the score really elevate it to quickly becoming the best episode of the season.
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  • What an emotional episode: Dave's hairy goosebumps & Rachael's sobbing.
  • Actor talk/Going There: Getting out your own head and being comfortable with letting go.
  • What may be Fort San Vicente in real life.
  • Heartbreak watching Daniel Salazar deal with memory loss.
  • Possible Rabbi Jacob Kessner & Sarah Rabinowitz romance?
    Editors Note:
  • Many reasons why Sarah was the ideal character to bring Josiah LaRoux into the fold.
  • Josiah could've killed Stalker, but he didn't.
  • Prussian Blue/Cesium Poops
  • Is Wendell really with Victor Strand
  • Figuring out that Sarah is dependent on Wendell more than he is upon her.
  • Why Rufus demise made Dave cry.
  • Dave's sympathy for the devil: Victor's making certain he loses himself. 
  • This episode was directed by Tara Nicole Weyr, who directed The Code (FearTWD 4x11) and Skidmark (FearTWD 5x04): both prominent Sarah/Mo Collins episodes.
  • The score greatly enhances the emotional impact.
  • Mo ad-libbing the scenes when she's on the radio, searching for Wendell.
  • This episode surprises you with the answer to the question, What kind of person does Sarah become without Wendell?
  • Howard is a Demon.
  • Wendell's wheelchair(s).
  • Possible parallels betwixt Strand & Virginia.
  • Timelines: June Dorie & John Dorie Senior have been at Strand's Tower for about 7-10 days when Sarah shows up.
  • Self-fulfilling prophecies and the possibility that Strand is becoming the bad guy to unite his friends against him as a common enemy.
  • Strand is giving himself permission to be his true self. Dave stands by his Strand.
  • Who makes the cut in Strand's Tower? Sarah gives Strand hell in FearTWD 6x10, Handle with Care.
  • Jenn Wakely: Dorie Sr can't forgive Strand for attempted murdering Morgan Jones but forgives Dakota for killing John Dorie Jr.
  • Grace Mukherjee, Charlie, Sherry, and Dwight welcome in Strand's Tower?
  • Josiah’s awesome weapon:  The Shovel Pick.
  • Sarah Ascends: triumph over her lifelong adversity may lead to change.
  • We may have inadvertently discovered where Annie, Max, Dylan and the rest of the kids are.
  • The lingering after-effects surrounding Theodore Maddox grooming Dakota.
  • Reiterating Mo's incredible performance throughout this phenomenal episode.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

[Episode 162] The Walking Dead: World Beyond |2x05| Quatervois

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Is #ElizabethKublek the enemy we thought she was? Is Anne / #JadisStokes(?) someone we should worry about? And, for someone who's supposed to be(?) a protagonist, #IrisBennett sure acts a lot like the side she's fighting against (sneaky AND manipulative)! It is really nice to see most of our "family" together and it's nice to see #EltonOrtiz find his place in #TWDUniverse
SO MUCH was cut out from the final edit, mostly due to massive technical difficulties mostly. It almost begs the question why we didn't just release this version low-fi and unedited for the sake of coherence! Either way, get the episode the way it sounded when it originally came out of our mouths and support our faceholes, as a #podcast, in the process by clicking here:

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  • Dave's fails to crack the barcode.
  • Jasmine shares the Iris Bennett hate.
  • Each episode getting increasingly better.
  • Don't talk to Lyla Belshaw, Leo Bennett!
  • Jadis Stokes?! The preview into the next episode spoiled what was to be her big reveal in the stingerLt. Col. Elizabeth Kublek is gone, indefinitely. Sergeant Major Barca's return as TS A841.
  • What is Lyla trying to perfect in her secret lab? Do the end really justify the means? PRJ-V Epidemiological Data. Revisiting As & Bs
  • The newspaper Jennifer Mallick is reading: Small article to the left in the Civic Republic Tribune titled, CRBC Optimizes Signal
  • The main article's text in the article titled, Military Looks Ahead to Civilian Oversight by Nick [Orgini?]
    • In an address to the citizens of the Civic Republic This week, Major General Beale surprised many when he spoke not only of recent successes in fortifying the city and military forces, but of the future transition of power toward the civilian government.
    • A transition of power from military leadership to full civilian oversight is a bedrock provision of the Civic Republic's Founding Compact, the foundational document that has guided our city in rebuilding humanity for over nine years. Authors of the document were in agreement that military [autonomy?/autocracy?] was something for the early survival of the CR, as well as its stabilization in the years to follow. The provision [does?] states that ten years into the CR's existence, a transition of power could take place, a move that would put the power back into the hands of the people.
    • With that compact's decade.... [cut off/next column]
    • When asked if the ten-year timeline written into the CR's Founding Compact still seemed feasible to the Major General, Beale responded saying, "There are many

      | Mjr. Gen. Beale 'looking forward' to long-awaited governmental transition. |

      variables to consider. But I have full faith that when the time comes, we will execute the plan smoothly."
    • When pressed to reveal specifics of the plan for the transition of power, Beale remained tight-lipped, "It's something my joint chiefs of ... " [cut off/next column]
    • military."
    • A CR farmer, speaking anonymously, shared similar sentiments. "You can't deny what the CR Military has done for this city. We owe our survival to them," he said, "But things are under control more than ever before and it feels like the right time for us citizens to take the reins."
    • Beale's acknowledgement of the transition of power in his address has proven to be a smart political move. His approval ratings are polling at an all-time high, with many people citing his leadership as integral to the continued survival of the CR. With strong [approval?] and widespread appeal, [...] rest comfortably knowing [...] the last [...] [cut off]
  • CITY IN BRIEF | THE REGION | City Celebrates Eight Years of the New Beginnings Academy, by Anna [Stodden?]
    • The New Beginnings Academy is celebrating eight years of full [operation?]. With its enrollment of 204 children in [grads? ... over?] time, most consider the  [...] of the CRM's  greatest success [...].
    • The biggest worry [...].
  • Dennis either picks up a second newspaper, or a separate large article in the same newspaper reads, CRM REQUESTS EMERGENCY DELAY OF CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT. An article on the right of that reads, CANDIDATES FORUM TO BE HELD IN MILLENNIUM PARK.
  • Discussion points as a result of reading the CR Tribune: The CR (gov't) most likely doesn't know the comings and goings of its military. CRM creating panic to remain in power. The people, themselves, might push to keep Major General Beale in power. Did Lyla's failed experiment wipe out campus colony?
  • Episode synopsis spoilers.
  • Why does Lyla have a deadline? Unstoppable soldiers? Longevity for the winners?
  • Kublek out of the picture could spell disaster for Huck. Was she compiling evidence against the CRM on behalf of the CR?
  • Quatervois: (four) ways of seeing/crossroads. Sign is a callback to Season 1: The Tyger and the Lamb
  • Hope Bennett & Silas Plaskett see the positives of the CR.
  • Is Percy Delmado being genuine, or is his odd sincerity a long con?
  • Iris (and the rest) shake Hope & Silas out of their comfort with the CR.
  • Kublek's right hand man, Lt. Frank Newton, is off in Portland.
  • Percy and Elton Ortiz bro out on their girls, Iris and Asha.
  • Every generation thinks the world's too unsafe for children, but most end up having them, anyway.
  • Coffee is important!
  • Silas struggles with lying to Dennis. Dennis may have ratted out Silas. Dennis in favor of civilian oversight/control.
  • Will Campbell helped draft the CR Research Facility map: Pen for research Dum-Dums.
  • The Significance songs, this episode: Metal Sport by Hittman and Angel of Wilderness by Craig Marsden.
  • Symmetry between Silas and Leo's scenes. Leo bumps into Professor Doctor Terry Brooks Ellis.
  • Why does Jadis take on Gabriel's surname? Mario III advises us that Warrant Officers are, essentially, military police.
  • Iris may be manipulating Silas with her drawing of the gang.
  • Elton misses his chance to kiss the girl, but learns a valuable lesson about his place in the universe.
  • Much like Louis Tully from Ghostbusters 2, the way in which Iris Bennet becomes the savior of humanity.

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