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Actually, the answer to this is probably found in the words of Rick Grimes himself, in 2015, the episode named Them. [there's a long pause as the storm thunders over them] Rick Grimes: When I was a kid... I asked my grandpa once if he ever killed any Germans in the war. He wouldn't answer. He said that was grown-up stuff. So... so I asked if the ...


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This is taken from an interview on thewrap.com: Robert Kirkman reveals why zombies don't actually exist on "Walking Dead" So, why are the living dead referred to as "walkers" instead of zombies on "The Walking Dead"? One of the pleasures of watching AMC's new "Walking Dead" aftershow — "Talking Dead" — is the chance for fans to get answers to ...


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Did ‘The Walking Dead’ Cook Up a ‘Breaking Bad’ Reference? Robert Kirkman, a creator of the “Walking Dead” comics and a producer of the television series, said that the inclusion of the blue meth was indeed "a little Easter egg we were doing for AMC fans" (The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are both AMC shows)


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Most food is perishable. Expect maybe a year of easy food, not including hoarding of food caches. But you would eventually run out without moving and hoping no one got the area first. Malnutrition will eventually be an issue. Vitamins and medicine go bad especially quick. Even assuming just a lower efficiency after their "expiration date", that's ...


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The way I understood it is thus: Beth has just realized that Dawn's power lies completely in making others subservient to her, and Dawn knows it. Dawn needs a ward who will listen to her and obey her. Noah filled that part prior to Beth's arrival. When Noah escapes, Dawn now needs to bind Beth to her, so she starts being nicer to her, covering up for her ...


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The "Smart Zombie" scenes: There are five incidents like this in the series, and - not coincidentally - they all happen within the first two episodes. Episode 1: The zombie girl picking up the bear Morgan's zombie wife turning a doorknob and looking through a peephole. Episode 2: A zombie picking up a rock and using it to break a window A zombie ...


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From Wikipedia Influenza spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics, resulting in about three to five million yearly cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths,[18] rising to millions in some pandemic years. In the 20th century three influenza pandemics occurred, each caused by the appearance of a new strain of the virus in ...


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I don't think the virus was just supposed to be a regular flu, I think it was supposed to be some form of zombie Swine Flu, and here's why: The virus was zoonotic as it infected and killed Violet, the pig they were keeping, just before the first infections in the prison: Zombies are also infected with the virus: In 2009 (just around when season 4 was ...


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You're, perhaps, assuming that all the walkers are the same age. With each new death (and a walker doesn't have to be involved, because everyone has the virus in them), a new walker arises. You would expect that the walker population would eventually shrink and be gone, which is a great theory postulated by Andrew Martin. That is actually a logical ...


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As for official sources, both the actress and an executive producer offered their opinion on the matter. Says Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd: She gets that Dawn was the kind of person who made up the rules as she went along. She would do anything to not only survive, but to maintain power. There is no negotiating with someone like that, ...


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TL;DR: Yes. Note: This answer has so many spoilers that it doesn't make sense to hide them all, and there is a bit of gore. If you don't like spoilers or gore, you might want to skip this answer (although if you don't like gore, you probably don't watch The Walking Dead anyway) Identical deaths: Amy: Bitten on the neck by a zombie. Jim: Bitten by a ...


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The term "zombie" is never used in The Walking Dead, as far as I can recall. The term Rick's group uses to refer to the animated corpses is simply "walker." The inhabitants of Woodbury use the term "biters" to refer to the animated corpses. From a viewer's standpoint, "zombie," "walker," and "biter" are synonyms. In-universe, nobody uses the term "zombie"...


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TL;DR: Magic? To keep the show on air as long as possible? The virus somehow keeps them alive? All viable options. Long Answer: To shamefully steal paraphrase from the answers given on the same topic over at the Sci Fi Stack Exchange: As most people are aware... Georgia (and most of the Southeastern USA) gets extremely hot and humid throughout the ...


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I'm going to convert my comment into a better answer. Unless it's explained in the comic series, there is no explanation. But, if we look at certain facts from the show we can speculate as to the reason to a point that could make sense. The first attempt failed (started to rain) That type of scene may have been too much for audiences. It was pretty ...


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In one of the first episodes introducing the character of the Governor, we see him and his men murder a team of soldiers heavily armed, to rid them of their weapons. If he did not had killed them, but had instead incorporated them to its little community, with their equipment, training, and experience as a unified team, the soldiers might have been strong ...


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I believe you're referring to S04E13: Alone, though Daryl and Glenn encounter Bob Stookey at the beginning of the episode, not the end. This was a flashback to when they first met Bob who had been surviving alone for a while. As this recap explains The episode began with a flashback montage of Bob on his own walking through the woods and looking ...


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As much as I remember he was given the hat by his father. It was actually Rick's sheriff hat. So it already is an adult man's hat and I doubt Carl has already outgrown his father in terms of hat size.


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It would be a very dangerous journey, requiring the expenditure of vast amounts of resources for something which does not have a defined objective. It is difficult to drive to and through cities due to the roads being blocked by broken down cars, herds of walkers, general rubble etc. Walking would be very dangerous as there are natural hazards, walkers, ...


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The character's name is Abraham, not Jim. He heard Eugene yelling "Help, help me" followed by "It's them, get 'em". This may have sounded like "Jim" but according to the subtitles (via Amazon streaming), those are the lines. After Abraham killed the walkers, he turned and was walking away, in a daze, when Eugene said he was on a very important mission. This ...


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Quite possibly no. Executive producer Robert Kirkman discussed this at a packed panel in Las Vegas, stating: "[Learning the origins] is not the priority in Walking Dead; that's not the priority in Fear The Walking Dead," Kirkman told a packed panel at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. "Every other story deals with that stuff and we're concerned about the ...


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TL;DR: In-Universe: Because Eugene is socially awkward, didn't have many friends for most of his life, and may have Asperger's Syndrome Out-of-Universe: Because Josh McDermitt is imitating his little brother, Zach. It is pretty clear that he's trying to impress people, and he's incredibly socially awkward. Josh McDermitt confirms this: I think ...


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I think your hypothesis is correct. Going by what was said on the after-show, The Talking Dead, and the general consensus on the official site from AMC, we are indeed being presented with a plot device that sees everyone being infected with the 'zombie' virus, which is then activated upon death. Yes, you can be turned from a bite or bad scratch (or at ...


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Basing the cultural impact on viewers has never been an accurate gauge of quality or longevity. The Transformers movies will bring in more viewers but it's not the kind of movie that still gets talked about years later like The Usual Suspects (Domestic Total Gross: $23,341,568) or other critical successes that don't rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. ...


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It was her boyfriend and a friend of his. It was mentioned on the comic but not on the TV show (as far as I remember). In the early stages of the outbreak, Michonne runs on foot to her house. This attracts a street full of zombies to follow her. While she arrives home, she meets her boyfriend, Mike and his brave but idiotic best friend, Terry. A ...


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From Examiner.com Some fans noticed that Tyreese had some sort of carrier on his back. Inside it resembled a baby, although the shot of it wasn't close up. This caused some confusion with fans on whether baby Judith was dead or alive. On "The Talking Dead," the subject of baby Judith was brought up and it was confirmed that the infant is ...


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You were looking for credible sources. I found one on the wiki page for the episode, a quote from the comic writer, Kirkman. Robert Kirkman stated: [The A refers to] Train Car A. They were put in Train Car A. The wiki doesn't mention it anywhere else, so I would assume Occam's razor, the answer with the fewest assumptions is probably correct. It's just ...


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Here is one explanation I've found: The aluminum baseball bat is arguable one of the most popular mid-ranged weapons against zombies, and is so for good reason. An aluminum baseball bat is slightly over 3 feet in length and 33 ounces in mass. Sports stores are commonplace in cities and thus, baseball bats are plentiful and incredibly easy to gain access ...


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He is clean shaven in the comics In the comics Negan is clean shaven. But Jeffrey Dean Morgan had to keep his beard Jeffrey Dean Morgan was completing another role, The Good Wife which required him to have a beard, and was therefore unable to shave for the role of Negan. "That wasn't in the comic book, that particular line, but Kirkman and Scott, they ...


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When we first see Daryl with the crossbow he is using manufactured bolts, with colored plastic fletching. Later we see him making his own wooden bolts with feather fletching. So clearly he did not recover those bolts, which are probably lighter and stronger than anything he could make out of wood. So we can assume he lost more than the one used to shoot ...


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Extensive CGI isn't necessary. For the arms, it's simple enough to have them wear green/blue socks. Here is a picture of Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump: Basically, they shoot this scene twice, once with the actor and another with them missing. A computer looks for blue (green is used more often I think) pixels, and replaces those with the corresponding pixels ...


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