Category Archives: Season 8

Season Eight, Episode Six, The King, The Widow and Rick

by Thom McKee Just the other day, my almost 12-year-old son announced to me that he and his friends were going to make a movie. When I asked him about the details, he said that they were going to make … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Five, The Big Scary U

by Thom McKee Does how you die really matter? How about how you live? Let’s face it, death is a horrible thing that happens to all of us. But I have done enough funerals to know that some deaths are … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Four, Some Guy

by Thom McKee Do we decide who we ultimately become or do the circumstances of life determine it? This was the deep existential question that King Ezekiel was pondering tonight right before all of his devastating losses. Not only did … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Three, Monsters

by Thom McKee Just this last summer, my 11 year old son asked me if there were rules to war. The question didn’t just come out of thin air. We were watching a World War II movie where the “Geneva … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Two, The Damned

by Thom McKee How much does fiction matter in the real world? Is there anything of value in these shows that we all watch which warrants so much discussion and debate? Of course, as I write, I am taking a … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode One, Mercy

by Thom McKee What is “mercy” in The Walking Dead? Is it something that you demonstrate right before someone kills you? Is it something that only the naive hope for right before they are victimized or killed by the survivors … Continue Reading

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