‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 8, Episode 6: “The King, The Widow, And Rick,” Plus, TWD/FTWD Crossover Character Revealed

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 6, The King The Widow And Rick, Maggie

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

This is the breather episode of the all-out war in The Walking Dead. Which means a lot of people are just wandering around trying to work out how to mess things up.

CF:  Bored people tend to fuck up.  Bad.

Here’s what went down in Episode 6 (titled “The King, The Widow, And Rick”) of The Walking Dead Season 8.

Even in War There is Mail

Who knew those old microwaves would be so handy as a mail service once the zombie apocalypse hit? So, letters are travelling back and forth between the groups and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is doing his best to rally the troops and convince them his plan is still most excellent. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Carol (Melissa McBride), on the other hand, are much more practical in announcing what is actually happening to each other.

CF: Okay, there were some strange time jumps in this episode and this set up one.  When the HELL did everyone have time to write these goddamn letters?  And they weren’t, “Oh, hey: we got fucked up by some machineguns, talk later,” but some detailed shit.  And then everyone managed to get this shit into the microwave pickup?  When?  Is Keven Costner moonlighting as a postman again?  I wanna know.

RT: This is a really good point. Who is the mailman? Now I NEED to know!

Michonne and Rosita go on a Roadtrip

It’s another week and another instance of me going, “Huh, I’d forgotten all about them.” In Episode 6 of The Walking Dead Season 8, Rosita (Christian Serratos) makes her reappearance as her and Michonne (Danai Gurira) make a trip to the Sanctuary. Just. Because.

CF:  Hey, girls just wanna have fun, right?

Lucky they do though, as they come across two stray Saviours who are creating a boombox car to draw the walkers away from the Sanctuary. This will not help Rick’s plan of starving Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) out so Michonne and Rosita fuck some shit up. Mostly this consists of Michonne kicking a ball that alerts the Saviours to their presence and Rosita using a bazooka (I shit you not) to kill one of the Saviours.

CF:  Let me talk about this… scene.  The moment I saw Rosita with that RPG I was like, “No, you’re not going to–“  BOOM!  Then me shaking my head going, “That’s not how that works.”  By this time you’d think Negan would have his rocket launchers locked down ’cause it seems like the fuckers are being used against him more than he’s using them.  Also, I like how Rosita just had this huge fucking explosion happen a few meters from her and she isn’t affect by the explosive shock wave AND her hearing seems to be intact.  Every time I see one of these characters set off a gun centimeters from their heads, or in a confined space, or they’re like right down the hall from an explosion, it’s no big deal.  No one got hit by a pressure wave and got fucked up, no one has ringing in their ears.  I guess I gotta watch Archer if I wanna see this done right.

RT: Haha! I had these thoughts too. Now, you know I am rewatching all of The Walking Dead at the moment, so I know there was a time when people cared about their hearing. After all, Rick once warned everyone in the car with him that he was going to let off a shot and they all blocked their ears. Including Rick, who had the gun and could only block one ear. Totally seems legit…

CF:  I had to look this up this morning ’cause I remember someone putting together a video called The Walking Deaf, where he said zombies are able to sneak up on everyone ’cause they’re deaf…

Rick fires a .357 Magnum with a six inch barrel (15 cm for you).  That produces 164 decibels, making it the loudest of hand weapons along with the .44 Magnum.  To put that in perspective, city traffic sounds in downtown Melbourne is 80 db and the engines from a 727 on take off produce 165 db.  Even if Rick did cover that one ear, the other would probably be ringing for days after, and I think Carl and Michonne would have ringing in their ears as well, ’cause holy shit, 164 db inside a car is killer.  Ringing in the ears beings with sounds over 127 db and permanent hearing loss begins at 140 db if protection isn’t use.  No way in hell Rick should ever hear Daryl mumbler given all the times he’s fired that hand cannon in enclosed spaces.

A half a kilo of TNT (one pound) produces 180 db at a distance of 5 meters (15 feet)–and Rosita shot that sucker off, once more, in an enclosed space.  Everyone left standing in the room would have been going, “What?  Whadaya say?”  Rosita would have also likely been knocked off her feet by the blast, cause I don’t believe she was that far away.

But hey: Rule of Cool says hitting someone with a rocket launcher is pretty sweet.  Let’s keep doing it.

Thankfully Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Tara (Alanna Masterson) turns up just in the knick of time and kills the bitch in the boombox. They then decide to all head to the Sanctuary and not follow Rick’s plan. Instead, they get ready to blow a hole in the side of the place to let even more walkers through.

CF: I wanna see Daryl and Tara go completely off the goddamn rails and begin fucking up shit in their Garbage Truck From Hell.  These two are NOT on Team Rick when it comes to The Plan(tm).  They’re more like, “Scorch the fucking earth, man!”

RT: Can this be a spin off series? Pleeeeaaaasssseeee… We NEED to see this AMC!

CF:  AMC never listens to us.  When you called them cunts we got put on the black list.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 6, The King The Widow And Rick, Rick Grimes

[Image via Jackson Lee Davis/AMC]

Naked and Afraid

What of Rick? Well he decides it’s time to go back to the Garbage Pail Kids and see if they will join his team.

Because these people are so trustworthy.

Such a good idea Rick. *insert sarcasm here*

When Rick winds up naked in a shipping container with Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) writing the letter “A” on his cell, I have no empathy for the fact Rick might be barbecued in the next episode of The Walking Dead.

Although, considering how Daryl is just everywhere at the moment, he will likely turn up at the last minute to fix Rick’s mess.

Plus, can we just talk about naked Jadis making art there? Because… why???

CF:  So fucking much wrong with Rick here.  I’m trying to figure out if this is part of The Plan(tm) or not, because if it isn’t it means Rick just offered himself up to be killed by another spike zombie or some shit.  Now, we know Rick won’t be barbecued, but fuck it, why are we writing this shit up?  Because The Walking Dead needs to broadcast eight episodes before the end of the year?  While there were a few good moments in this episode, there was a lot of lazy ass writing, too.

RT: Because blowing a hole in the Sanctuary is a bad idea, but this is a good one? Come on Rick, even you can’t be this dumb. Even Jadis is like, “Da faq are you doing here dude. I shot you, remember?”

CF: And he keeps coming back, “You winged me: I’d be more pissed off if you’d shot me.” Just poor gas in there and light those fuckers up.  I swear, I do not get this plot line at all.

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 6, The King The Widow And Rick, Carl Grimes

[Image via Jackson Lee Davis/AMC]

Carl Finds a Friend

Remember when Carl (Chandler Riggs) wanted to leave out food for a random guy and Rick didn’t approve? Well, Carl, being told to stay in the house has done what he always does and went wandering.

He finds the guy, called Siddiq (Avi Nash), and they become besties after first killing some walkers. Carl wants Siddiq to come home to meet his dad, so he can teach his dad a lesson about compassion.

Except Rick is now naked and afraid, so I guess that will have to wait a bit.

CF:  A little background here.  In the comic Siddiq shows up after the events of All Out War and is the actual link back to Oceanside, as that’s where he’s from after arriving them from Miami.  So they’re bringing him in a lot early.  Also, in the comic he’s now on the road with Michonne, Eugene, and a few others who are heading to Ohio to meet up with a new group–one that will show up in the comic starting 3 Jan, 2018, as part of a six-part series, The New World Order. And given what I’m seeing of the first two covers for this series and their name–The Commonwealth–I wonder if they’re responsible for that helicopter…

Anyway, we know Rick is gonna be saved from himself, so no need to sweat this.

RT: Thanks for the comic links there Cassidy! This makes a lot of sense now 🙂

AMC's 'The Walking Dead,' Season 8, Episode 6, The King The Widow And Rick, the Saviour hostages outside Hilltop

[Image via Gene Page/AMC]

Hilltop and Those Pesky Hostages

It takes way too long for Maggie to realise the Saviours that Jesus (Tom Payne) took as hostages could be used as bargaining chips if Negan’s group has any of their people as hostages.

Gregory (Xander Berkeley) is not okay with this because he wants to see all the Saviours hanged.

CF:  Careful what you wish for, my man.

So Maggie throws him in with the hostages as well. Finally, someone did what had to be done in regard to the spineless little worm.

While all this is going on, Aaron (Ross Marquand) and Enid (Katelyn Nacon) decide they are also sick of following the plan and head off on their own.

CF: And we see the beginning of Team NotMaggie

Ezekiel is in the Doldrums

Ezekiel (Khary Payton) is sooking about how he got all his troops killed.

Carol will have none of this shit and spends the episode telling Ezekiel to man the fuck up and start playing the part once more.

CF:  And Ezekiel continues to fuck right off on that.  I do have to love how Khary Payton is playing the hell out of this part.  Unlike some leaders *coughRickcough*, Ezekiel is extremely bothered that his bullshit got a whole lot of his people killed.  He’ll eventually snap out of this funk, but we gotta let him morn, too.

TWD/FTWD Crossover Character

Finally, for those of you who want to know who the crossover character will be between The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, Talking Dead finally revealed that it will be Morgan (Lennie James). You can find out more about how this will happen with my latest Inquisitr article.


CF:  I still don’t see this, but what the hell do I know?

What did you think of Episode 6 of Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Let us know by commenting below!

The Walking Dead will return to AMC with on Sunday, December 3, with Episode 7, titled “Time for After.” You can view the official synopsis and trailer for Episode 7 below.

“Negan has to enlist the help of his lieutenants in solving a huge issue facing the Sanctuary; Rick and the group continue to enact the plan.”

[Featured image via Gene Page/AMC]

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