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The Whisperers are coming for Hilltop, after Daryl and Lydia's encounter with Alpha, the communities must decide whether to run or fight; Eugene's communication with Stephanie gets complicated.

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Frank Darabont (developed by), Robert Kirkman (based on the series of graphic novels by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Reedus ... Daryl Dixon
Danai Gurira ... Michonne (credit only)
Melissa McBride ... Carol Peletier
Christian Serratos ... Rosita Espinosa
Josh McDermitt ... Eugene Porter
Seth Gilliam ... Gabriel Stokes (credit only)
Ross Marquand ... Aaron
Khary Payton ... Ezekiel
Ryan Hurst ... Beta
Samantha Morton ... Alpha
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Negan
Callan McAuliffe ... Alden
Eleanor Matsuura ... Yumiko
Cooper Andrews ... Jerry
Nadia Hilker ... Magna (credit only)
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The Whisperers are coming for Hilltop, after Daryl and Lydia's encounter with Alpha, the communities must decide whether to run or fight; Eugene's communication with Stephanie gets complicated.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Daryl Dixon: You okay ?
Ezekiel: No. I got cancer. But that's okay. You know, what I'm saying ?
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When The Wild Wind Blows
Written by Iron Maiden
Performed by Josh McDermitt
[Sung by Eugene to Stephanie over the radio]
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The Long Night at Hilltop
9 March 2020 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I know I wasn't the only one thinking of the similarities between this episode of The Walking Dead and the lead up to the Long Night episode on Game of Thrones last year. The tone, character choices, and even placement of a character singing a song felt eerily similar. The good thing is, the episode was stellar besides those facts.

For the first time since last year's "heads on spikes" episode, I truly felt like some of the fan-favorites were vulnerable to be killed off. Not that I legitimately believe AMC would knock out either Daryl or Carol, but at least the writing and direction made you think something bad could happen to them or any of the other main cast who were located outside of Hilltop as The Whisperers moved in.

I loved the use of Negan's tactic of blocking their way out via the roads, just as he did in the season 6 finale, giving the heads up to the crew that he has apparently switched sides. But it does seem as though Judith could be the wild card in all this if she gets in trouble and Negan is alerted. Perhaps he's the one who saves the day and kills Alpha to save Judith, as she seems to be the only one he cares about amongst the main crew.

But it also begs the question of if this will be the end to the Whisperer War or is it really just getting started? I love the conflict, but I also don't hate the idea that The Walking Dead may end this arc way earlier than they usually do, especially when you think about how stale people thought the war against The Saviors felt. At the very least, we know someone big is going down next week.

9.3/10


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