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10-23-2017

The Walking Dead

Back on April 2, The Walking Dead wrapped its seventh season with style, providing the opening overtures to the theme all out war. Rick and the Alexandrians are saved from Negan, the Saviors, and the Scavengers, by the timely intervention of the Kingdom and the Hilltop societies, along with a few old friends. We know what's at stake, and we know where things are going. Sure, it hasn't been perfect: I, like many of you, I suspect, have issues with trash people and other glaring, less than stellar plot elements, but mostly, it was an engaging season with copious amounts of tension, and a Negan that just keeps getting more evil--somehow.

Now, with the premiere of the 100th episode of The Walking Dead, called 'Mercy,' we are ready for this new war to begin and for the action to intensify. So what did we get to mark such a momentous episode and point in the show's trajectory? Read on to find out.

[Editor's Note: This recap will obviously go into detail about last night's episode of The Walking Dead, so there are going to be a ton of spoilers. Final warning!]

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