Could The Latest Episode Name Be Foreshadowing This Character Change...

Could The Latest Episode Name Be Foreshadowing This Character Change…

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-16    2 min read

In the third episode of Season 8, “Monsters,” we see a lot of evil on The Walking Dead. Surprisingly, the evil in this episode isn’t coming from the Saviors. Instead, it’s coming from our heroes.

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

At the end of “The Damned,” Rick Grimes is suffering from a moral dilemma after killing the father of Baby Gracie. Now, he’s got a gun on him from a man he once knew to be a good person.

Morales, gun in hand, calls Rick Grimes a monster. But, he’s not the only one.

The Walking Dead Is Full Of “Monsters”

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

In the episode, we know that Morgan, Tara, King Ezekiel and Daryl Dixon are doing everything they can to kill all the Saviors they come across. Jesus, on the other hand, believes those who surrender should be given a chance to redeem themselves.

This leads to Jesus arguing with Tara and even fighting with Morgan over his beliefs. As Morgan and the others escort the troops to Hilltop, a fight breaks out that once again makes Morgan question who he is and what he believes.

At the gates of Hilltop, Maggie is undecided about what to do with these Saviors but knows she can’t outright execute them.

Daryl Dixon, The Executioner 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

As Rick Grimes questions himself and argues with Morales over their path, he’s cut off when Daryl Dixon kills Morales. Rick assumes Daryl didn’t recognize the man, but that’s not the case.

For Daryl Dixon, any Savior they come across should be killed. The difference between Daryl and the others is that he doesn’t question his beliefs. He kills Saviors the way a boot would kill an insect.

This happens again later when Rick gives a Savior his word he will let him go. After they discover the information they need, Daryl executes the man. Rick looks upset, but he doesn’t find the words to argue with Daryl.

All of this, of course, comes from Daryl Dixon watching Glenn die, blaming himself, and then being jailed by the Saviors. We saw this rage when he killed Fat Joey, and it’s clear that it’s not going anywhere.

Who do you think is the evilest in the latest episode of The Walking Dead?

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Brock Swinson

http://www.brockswinson.com

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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