‘Walking Dead’ Star Gets Candid About His Exit: “It Was Constant Frustration”
In the case of The Walking Dead The midseason finale of The Walking Dead concluded with a big shock for both comic book fans and show-only viewers: the death of Jesus (Tom Payne), a fan-favorite character who is still alive and well in the comics by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The Whisperers, the newest antagonists in the AMC zombie universe, are responsible for Jesus’ death in season nine. The Whisperers disguise themselves as zombies by wearing refurbished skin suits. As shown in the comics that served as the inspiration for the television series, Jesus comes face to face with the Whisperers on several occasions and survives each battle, including beating the community’s most lethal member in a two on one do-or-die brawl.
Given his character’s tragic death, it’s understandable that series regular actor Jeffrey Payne would be saddened by his decision to leave The Walking Dead.
After years of being dissatisfied with the direction his character was taking, Payne, who has been with the show since season six (and a regular since season seven), expressed his desire to depart in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In Payne’s opinion, the character’s final stand was far closer to his vision for Jesus all along, making it a note he’s more than delighted to end his career on.
- “But I’m thrilled.” What was the process of putting Payne’s Walking Dead departure together?
- As you’ll see in the video above, Payne is excited about all of this and more, including the romance with Aaron (Ross Marquand) that never happened, what it was like filming his final episode with Norman Reedus and Josh McDermitt, and many other topics.
- I’m looking forward to everyone seeing it.
- For me, the program has always been about expressing myself.
- They provided me with a fantastic conclusion, and I am grateful for it.
- They were well aware that I would not be unhappy if they were to fire me.
- I was quite dissatisfied with what the main character had been up to.
In the course of the struggle with the Saviors, the only individual with whom he came into contact was a man who was on his side.
He catches a grenade and throws it back at the attacker.
And he wasn’t put to any use at all.
I was prepared and eager to get started.
Their understanding was reciprocal, and they were certain I would be okay with it.
When the phone call came in, Angela was taken aback by how calm I was about the situation.
Andy and Lauren’s agreements had already been worked up previously, so this was the first time they were being discussed.
It would have taken a large number of people or a complete surprise for him to be killed, which is exactly what happened in the end.
No one is safe, and that is exactly what the program is about.
It was a mutually beneficial arrangement, and I was overjoyed with the outcome.
I couldn’t stop thinking, “This issofun.” “This is exactly what I had hoped to be doing!” I had the sensation that Jesus was experiencing.
It’s possible that it cost him his life in the end!
The entire event was a fantastic narrative in and of itself.
This is what the show is all about, and I just wanted to be a part of it in some way.
I ended up being quite fortunate in the end.
It’s a watershed point in the show’s development.
That was the primary cause for my dissatisfaction with episodes seven and eight.
It was a lot of fun.
I believe it is unjust to the audience to tease the viewers with Aaron and Jesus’s relationship in this way.
I’m glad they went ahead and did it.
If I just had that episode and then had to return to the Hilltop, would it be worth it?
You’ve already said that you didn’t want to see Aaron and Jesus in a romantic connection, as they are shown in the comic books.
I appreciated that they had a connection, but I didn’t believe that they needed to pursue a more formal relationship in the future.
“They should get together!” says the author.
That’s something I could imagine occurring.
That’s something I’m not sure of.
It was pleasant to have them converse since their sensitivities were similar to mine.
The Walking Dead’s Jesus is not only a beloved figure, but he’s also a beloved LGBT character in popular culture.
To be a part of that group and to provide exposure as a homosexual character on one of the most popular television programs in history has been an incredible experience.
However, I was unhappy that it wasn’t there in greater quantities.
During season seven, there was just one scene with Lauren.
However, there are still some individuals who are unaware that Jesus was gay.
However, even if you’ve lost Jesus, you still have Aaron and Tara (Alanna Masterson), and now Magna (Nadia Hilker) and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), so there’s still representation on the program.
It’s a pity, though.
They could have earned a lot more money out of it.
That was something I was really looking forward to playing.
Other narratives, it seems, take precedence over this one.
As a result of the time shift, there are several potential storylines involving Jesus that audiences have yet to witness.
Sticking in the background or showing up merely for the purpose of showing up are not something I am interested in doing or being around for.
If the material is strong, I would be interested in learning more about it.
People had varying opinions regarding leaving the concert, and I was quite pleased with that!
While it was frustrating at times, I was glad that we were able to communicate this wonderful narrative via the play we were doing.
It’s exactly what I want to achieve in my professional life, and to be allowed to do so on this show.
I’m really grateful to Angela for putting me in this situation.
I adored the main character.
Nonetheless, there was a lot of potential in the character that was never fully realized.
I wasn’t sad to say goodbye to the irritation that had plagued me.
I’d been in training for two years at that point.
There was just a great deal of untapped potential.
It was fantastic when we were able to demonstrate what he was capable of doing this year.
(Laughs.) It’s just a normal aspect of being a member of a long-running series.
You’re always on the verge of jumping out of your seat, squeezing your hands together in the hopes that something exciting may appear.
The prospect of working on something that has a beginning, middle, and finish excites me because it will allow me to clearly see the character in front of me.
I was delighted to have a fantastic start, a fantastic scene with Lennie, and then a very fantastic conclusion.
That’s plenty for me. I’m glad it came to a satisfying conclusion in a lighthearted manner that had a significant influence on the plot. But, at the same time, I’m ready to move on from this situation. More information can be found at THR.com/WalkingDead.
Walking Dead Actor Was “Kind of Bored and Unhappy” Before That Big Death
This post includes spoilers for the midseason finale of The Walking Dead (season 9). While Jesus may have met his end on AMC’s The Walking Dead, don’t weep any tears for actor Tom Payne. Even though he had been a touch tired with his character’s plot over his three seasons on the program, the actor was really rather delighted with the hero’s death that his character earned after three seasons. Meanwhile, showrunnerAngela Kang went with a tried-and-true excuse for why yet another character had to be killed off this season—despite the fact that Jesus is still alive in the comic books.
- There should be enough of difficulties for the group to contend with when the series returns in 2019.
- However, because Jesus is still alive in the Walking Deadcomics and looked to be on his way to a relationship with Aaron right before he died, some fans may have been reluctant to let him go.
- “I had sort of reached a moment in the show where I was a little bit in stasis, and I was like, ‘Well, you know, I have to do something with my character, else I’m cool with getting killed off,'” Payne admitted in a startlingly honest interview with Entertainment Weekly.
- “Let’s do something, let’s murder some people, let’s kill myself, I don’t care,” he declared, implying that he intended to spice things up.
- “It was a shock when Carl died last year, but I expected a lot of people to die in the fight against the Saviors and just a few did,” the actor continued.
- Let’s embody the essence of this show.’ And I’m delighted to have been a part of it this season.
- “I’m pleased with it.” Payne said that he was dissatisfied with the program in the months leading up to his character’s death, citing, in particular, the ways in which his character’s depiction diverged between the original comics and the series.
- A significant amount of such content was never seen on the screen.
But I’m pleased that, in the end, we were able to include everything, and that’s satisfactory.” According to Payne, “you know, usually speaking, you’re satisfied on the program if you get one nice thing to do,” and “I’ve got a pretty cool beginning and an even better finale, and that’s enough for me,” he continued.
(For what it’s worth, though, he’s very certain that at least one of those characters ended up with another during the show’s six-year time leap).
This is what Angela Kang had to say: “For a program that deals with problems of life and death, as well as individuals who have heroic and surprise ends, it’s difficult because practically everyone you murder on our show or write out is going to be a member of some underrepresented group on television.” I hope the rest of television will follow suit.
We just seem to attract a lot of attention as a result of it.”
The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne ‘glad’ Jesus was killed off
In 2018, Tom Payne’s character Jesus was killed off (Photo courtesy of Getty/AMC). Tom Payne, who plays Jesus on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has stated that he was ‘happy’ that his character was killed off. Yes, this is true. While many fans were heartbroken by Jesus’ assassination by a member of the Whisperers in the midseason finale of Series 9, the actor remained unconcerned by the tragedy. Tom recently expressed his views in response to a fan’s tweet, which read: ‘I was so thrilled when they killed you off The Walking Dead.’ Tom responded by saying: Tom answered with gusto, saying, ‘I was the same!’ Tom has expressed his excitement over Jesus’ time on the program before, and this isn’t the first time he’s expressed it.
- ‘Ultimately, it came down to whether or not I was happy in my profession, and I was simply like, “Well, I’ve been doing this for three years,” which was the longest he had ever worked in any acting capacity,’ he told Comic Book magazine.
- his plot didn’t appear to be developing too much.” And everyone was jockeying for position on that program and waiting for their chance to shine, and I was just getting a little tired of it all.’ Despite this, Tom has floated the notion of a Jesus spin-off series on the show.
- But I had to grow my hair out, and, to be honest, I really enjoyed it,’ he told The Express earlier in the year.
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A Killed-Off ‘Walking Dead’ Character Will Return In Season 9B This Winter
What is dead may never be resurrected? While this isn’t true for all zombies on The Walking Dead, it is true for at least one recently-deceased character who will be returning to the show in some way, despite his recent death on the program. There will be spoilers below. Tom Payne’s Jesus was killed by a Whisperer during the enemy group’s epic reveal in the season 9A midseason finale as he attempted to slash something he believed to be a walker, but instead it was a person dressed in walker skin whododged the sword and knifed him in the back, according to the show’s official website.
However, he intends to return.
“There’s a six-year time jump in which a lot of stuff occurred, and there’s those strange markings on Michonne and Daryl,” Payne explained.
In addition, Jesus may have a hand in some of these events, according to the researcher.
Michonne also discusses how she was forced to make a difficult, unpopular decision in order to rescue everyone, which resulted in a division in the community as well as a rift with Maggie, despite the fact that they appeared to be getting along well when we last saw them during the Rick period.
- Despite the fact that we don’t know precisely when she departed to travel with Georgie, it appears that she was very much required to be present throughout “the terrible days,” whatever those may have been.
- As previously stated, Payne was very vocal about his dissatisfaction with the direction his character was taking.
- I do wonder how The Walking Dead is going to handle this flashback, since six years is a long time, and whatever fight this was sounds very substantial, so can it really be compressed into a couple of scenes or a single 40 minute “flashback” episode?
- I am very much looking forward to the remainder of season 9, since the first half did not have a genuinely “bad” episode in it, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen from the program.
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Here’s Why Tom Payne Asked To Be Killed Off On The Walking Dead
Can something that is already dead be brought back to life? While this isn’t true for all zombies on The Walking Dead, it is true for at least one recently-deceased character who will be returning to the program in some way, despite his recent demise on the show. Please note that there will be spoilers in the following paragraphs: Tom Payne’s Jesus was killed by a Whisperer during the enemy group’s epic reveal in the season 9A midseason finale as he attempted to slash something he believed to be a walker, but instead it was a person dressed in walker skin whododged the sword and knifed him in the back, according to the show’s recap.
The good news is that he’ll be returning.
A six-year time leap occurs, during which a lot of events transpire, and there are mystery marks on Michonne and Daryl, according to Payne.
The author speculates that “Jesus may have had a role in some of these things.” All we know is that.something awful happened during that interim period, which resulted in some type of new addition to the group probably going wild and scaring Michonne and Daryl, as well as potentially others, which is why Michonne is so wary of newcomers to the community.
Considering Tom Payne’s comeback, I’m wondering if Maggie (Lauren Cohan) will be joining him.
In any case, it will be good to see Jesus again, as he was just starting to come into his own when he was killed off in the series finale.
He claimed that he read the comics and saw that Jesus was one of the most badass new characters introduced; however, he had virtually no role on the show, and it appears that it was his idea that he would be killed off by the Whisperers, despite the fact that he remains alive in the comics to this day.
This is the first time the program has done something like this.
As a result, I’m looking forward to the remainder of the season.
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Tom Payne is quite happy with how Jesus departed The Walking Dead
To AMC’s credit, Tom Payne accepted the offer and expressed delight at the prospect of exiting The Walking Dead in such great style, as well as in service of progressing the plot by introducing the evil Whisperers through a kick ass combat sequence. “However, the manner in which it occurred, I believe, was quite interesting. I was saying it with the understanding that I would be fine with it. The narrative is everything to me, and if the story is excellent and they tell it the proper manner, I don’t care how they tell the tale.
As a result, I’m quite pleased.
The middle was a letdown, but the conclusion was fantastic, and I’m quite pleased with it overall.” Given that death does not usually spell the end of a character in The Walking Dead, many fans questioned if we will see Jesus return at some point in the series’ future.
“The Walking Dead world does not allow for the return of any characters, although there is always the chance of anyone returning.
‘They knew I was a bit unhappy’: ‘The Walking Dead’ star says he was frustrated and bored with his role on the show
Warning: There will be big spoilers for “The Walking Dead” season nine, episode eight, “Evolution,” after this paragraph. Tom Payne claims he did not receive a phone call from Angela Kang, the showrunner of AMC’s ” The Walking Dead,” when she was due to inform him that his character, Jesus, was being murdered off the show. “In the midst of a text conversation with my girlfriend, I noticed that Angela had phoned. Hah hah hah, perhaps it is ‘the call,’ as they say. And then I dialed her number, and she answered, “Payne spoke with INSIDER.
If you’ve been watching the drama attentively, you’ll know that Jesus’ death has been reported for months.
Payne, on the other hand, believed it was his time to depart.
And so, when Angela phoned, I was completely unconcerned about it. ‘Oh, all right,’ I said. Great. Cool.'”
Payne had a request for the way his character went out on the show.
He wanted his exit from the program to be as memorable as possible if he was going to leave. Gene Page and the American Medical Center What Payne requested for Jesus’ exit from the program was “simply to make it extremely awesome because he’s a difficult guy,” Payne said of his request for the character’s departure. In order for him to walk out, it needs to be done in an extremely harsh way with a lot of people, or it has to be a complete surprise, which is exactly what happened.” And he died in a dignified manner.
- “It was actually really good,” Payne recalled of how his death scene played out.
- With this weapon, everything is so simple for him.
- Gene Page and the American Medical Center “Overall, I was rather pleased with the outcome,” he continued.
- I’d much prefer be in that position than continue to reside on the Hilltop for another few years.” Payne couldn’t express how thrilled he was to finally be off the Hilltop and able to participate in a sequence with the other participants in the race.
- “After three years on the program, I worked with a lot of different individuals at first, but then, while I really enjoyed working with Lauren, Xander, Katelyn, and Sonequa, that was pretty much it in terms of collaborations.
- So, for me, it’s just the opportunity to collaborate with Josh, Ross, and Norman on projects.
A mutual decision to leave the show
On season eight of “The Walking Dead,” Tom Payne appeared in a scene that he described as “very good” and in which he played Lennie James. Gene Page and the American Medical Center Payne received his phone call from Kang late in the summer, but conversations regarding his departure had taken place much earlier. “It’s something that we started talking about at the beginning of the year and have continued to do so. The decision on which character to write out is influenced by a variety of variables, including the following: “Angela Kang, the showrunner, spoke with INSIDER.
Besides Rick and Carl Grimes, who are widely considered to be the program’s primary protagonists, there are two additional actors who have been written out of the show recently.
It’s a harsh and terrifying bunch of people.
Accordingly, there is a death in the comic book as a result of this, and so we knew that there would have to be some type of epic battle that led up to it, and we also knew that whomever ended up dying, their life should have mattered a great deal, and their death has an impact.
Gene Page and the American Medical Center After mentioning what Jesus’ life meant to other characters on the series, Kang continued, “Jesus was somebody who truly carried a torch of togetherness and unity for our people at a time when they may be more divided than they have ever been before.” “This is something that really contributes to the overall feel of the season.
- He emphasized that the choice was a joint one between him and the program.
- They were aware of my dissatisfaction, and I had stated, ‘I don’t give a damn what happens.’ All that remains is for us to murder a few more individuals.
- “Because there are so many characters on the program, it’s tough for everyone to find their own area, which I entirely understand.
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Concerns over backlash from fans
When a major character on a television program gets killed off, there is always a risk that there would be some type of backlash from the audience, especially if the character is homosexual. Numerous opinion articles have been published on how TV writers have killed off powerful LGBT characters on their programs. Despite the fact that Jesus is no longer on the program, there are still four prominent characters who are gay: Aaron, Tara, Magna, and Yumiko, who were just introduced. “Characters die on this program, and that is part of the appeal of it.
- Our title states that we do not take death lightly, and we do not regard them as if they are a casualty “Kang said himself.
- Some organizations are more outspoken than others.
- “This will, without a doubt, come as a huge disappointment to comic-book readers who are fans of the figure of Jesus.
- Rick continues to be the main character in the comics, and we had to write off Andrew Lincoln for the year.” Kang went on to say more.
- Our writers’ room has a tremendous amount of variety.
It is our goal to simply demonstrate that there is a diversity of individuals on television, just as there is in the real world, and we are happy of the way that diversity is represented on screen.” You can’t argue with the fact that “The Walking Dead” has always featured a diverse cast of characters from a range of various social backgrounds.
- Fans, on the other hand, he feels, will be outraged for a different reason.
- “To be really honest, I believe there would be a bit more of a backlash if anything like that happened.
- He specifically recalled a conversation he had with Negan during the fight against the Saviors.
- Jesus is engaged in a second battle with Negan “Payne was used as an example.
- At the conclusion of that season, I was a little dejected and disappointed.
- It’s a sequence that Payne wished had taken place on the big screen.
- After years of friendship, the two main characters in the comics have a romantic involvement with one another.
Is it true that they are or aren’t?
Gene Page and the American Medical Center “I understand,” Payne said when asked about the ambiguity around the Aaron and Jesus interaction.
Because we have the season premiere this year, but it was like seven years ago at this point.
And then, yes, we had these two episodes that are currently airing.
I thought that was a great little tribute to the comics and the possibility of a link between them.” Regarding those seeking for a confirmation on the couple’s relationship status, Payne and Kang both acknowledged that the two were simply incredibly good friends.
To see more of Jesus and Aaron, you’ll have to stick with the comic books. More information may be found at: Tom Payne claims that there was an extra sequence of him with a boyfriend that was deleted from the show.
Payne is keeping his long hair, for now
Recognize the truth. With his long hair, Payne is a sight to behold. Gene Page and the American Medical Center When Payne is no longer a part of the program, what will happen to his long locks that he grew out for the role of Jesus? If you’re concerned, Payne assures you that they will remain, at least for the time being. When Payne started laughing, he remarked, “That’s the thing.” “After two and a half years, and because there aren’t many male actors with long hair, I’m planning to maintain it because it could provide me an advantage in certain roles in the future.
- For the time being, I’ll leave things alone.” Of course, anything is possible in the future.
- Tom Payne revealed that he has been growing his hair out for more than two years in preparation for his part as Jesus.
- “They were quite courteous to me and provided me with a fantastic conclusion.
- “Because of this, even though I didn’t have much to do in the middle of the show, other from that battle with Lennie, which was fantastic, I had these two moments in the show to look back on.
The Walking Dead: Let’s Have a Chat About That Unexpected Midseason Finale Twist
Warning: This section contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. At the very least, we can always bank on The Walking Dead to surprise us with something fresh season after season! After Andrew Lincoln’s departure, the six-year time leap, and the appearance of Rick Grimes Jr., the midseason finale on Sunday is likely to knock you off your feet even more than those previous surprises. It was a completely unexpected turn of events that brought the season to a close with the death of Paul “Jesus” Rovia, who had been a fan favorite since his arrival in season six.
- They made their initial “appearance” in episode seven, following Rosita and Eugene into a ravine and tricking them into believing that zombies were getting the capacity to communicate.
- Just as the gang is about to make it safely out of the walker-infested cemetery, one of the disguised Whisperers grabs Jesus and stabs him in the back, killing him instantly.
- A terrible blow for the gang, especially when they realize that they have been encircled by the remaining Whisperers, and the episode finishes with us wondering whether we will lose another fan favorite before the season’s nine episodes are completed.
- His death is yet another significant departure from the comics, though we should by now be accustomed to it (RIP Carl).
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the former series regular admitted that he had become dissatisfied with the path his character had taken over the previous several years and that he was relieved that Jesus’s final stand was more in accordance with the character’s position in the comics.
He’s the most capable member in the entire gang, without a doubt!
It’s an incredible show, and I feel really privileged to have been a part of it, but being the same character for so long without having anything interesting to do may be a little irritating.” Now that Jesus’s trip on the TWD has come to an end, the people of the established villages will have to face the Whisperers without the benefit of his war experience.
We have no idea how the tale will unfold, given how far the program has strayed from canon, but something tells us that there is a long way to go before the looming battle is brought to a close. Image courtesy of AMC
‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Comments on Death of Tom Payne’s Jesus
Tom Payne’s character, Jesus, was murdered off midway through Season Nine as the first victim of the Whisperers, despite his character continuing to play a role in Kirkman’s ongoing comic book series. “We definitely had our motives for doing so. . they’ve been debated in great depth on the internet, so feel free to do some research if you’d like “When requested to provide an explanation for the death, Kirkman responded in The Walking Dead 189 letter section with the following. “I’ll just say one thing.
Furthermore, there was no better way for him to leave the world than at that moment, which was so skillfully scripted and directed that I believe everyone involved is quite pleased of the crazy premiere of the Whisperers on good old television.” The death of Jesus is the latest major deviation to reach The Walking Dead, which has already been forced to write off Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) — who are still alive but in other places — despite those characters continuing to be key players in the books.
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) are also still alive but in other places.
During a 2018 episode of Talking Dead, Kirkman explained that “that’s something that I’ve become accustomed to, and it happens from time to time on the show.” “In fact, if anything, it just serves to pique my interest.
At a convention appearance in December, Payne said that he “truly loved reading the comic books.” “Honestly, the comic books, I really enjoyed reading the comic books and I read them all because that was really the only thing that I had to go off of,” he added.
And so I kind of clung to the comic books for a long time, thinking, ‘oh yes, he does all this wonderful things,’ and I believe it was a contributing factor to a lot of my sadness at various points in my life.” The Jesus star, on the other hand, was obliged to “come to grips with the notion that, alright, it’s a different character, which is OK,” according to the director.
- “They gave me a completely different start in the act, which was fantastic, and I really enjoyed it.
- And then there came the finale, which I thought was one of the most memorable moments in the program, and I’m thrilled to have left my mark in that way “Payne shared his thoughts.
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Is Jesus Dead On ‘The Walking Dead’? That Fight With The Whisperers Was So Intense
courtesy of Gene Page/AMCOn In the world of The Walking Dead, it’s always “in with the new, out with the old,” and the advent of a whole new bunch of survivors means that someone else has to die, as the saying goes. While Maggie and Rick are still alive and well somewhere in theTWDuniverse, the significant loss of Jesus at the midseason finale made it all the more painful, if only because it came as such a complete surprise to everyone. Following a battle with the Whisperers, Jesus’ death on The Walking Dead heralds the beginning of a new chapter in the series’ saga.
- In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Tom Payne stated that he had been dissatisfied with how his character had been ignored during the show’s middle seasons, but that he was eventually pleased with Jesus’ final fight.
- I couldn’t stop thinking, ‘This issofun.’ ‘This is exactly what I had hoped to be doing!’ I had the sensation that Jesus was experiencing.
- It’s possible that it cost him his life in the end!
- The entire event was a fantastic narrative in and of itself.
- This is what the show is all about, and I just wanted to be a part of it in some way.
- I ended up being quite fortunate in the end.
- It’s a watershed point in the show’s development.” Paul (Jesus’ given name) appears to be still alive in the comics.
- In the comics, there is a search team that results in a fight with the Whisperers, and not only does Jesus survive it, but he also catches and interrogates one of the disguised villains (a female called Lydia, who later gets romantically connected with Carl).
- In an interview with Good Day LA, the actor hinted a possible flashback situation, which is detailed below: According to Payne, there is a six-year time lapse between Episode 5 and Episode 6, so viewers may be able to witness what happened to Jesus during that time period.
- ” On the other hand, one can only hope for flashbacks.
- What caused all of these friendships to come to an end?
It’s likely that further aspects of Paul “Jesus” Rovia’s tale will be revealed at a later point, despite the fact that Season 9 was the final nail in the coffin for the character. Maybe in April, just in time for Easter? I’m not sure. Just for the puns, it’s well worth it!
Walking Dead Midseason Finale: [Spoiler]’s Death & NEW Villains Explained
Warning: This article includes SPOILERS for the midseason finale of The Walking Dead season 9. It was a sluggish episode, but it included enough twists and turns, as well as a major character death, to compel fans to engage in a long-term debate that will most certainly last until the television program returns in early 2019. While previous seasons have traditionally featured a great deal of set-up for later episodes, The Walking Deadseason 9 has had something going on throughout its entire first-half, which includes three time jumps, so far.
- Lincoln’s decision to leave The Walking Dead television show in season 9 came as a surprise to fans, despite the fact that he and the show’s producers had been planning it for quite some time.
- In related news, why is The Walking Dead losing viewers?
- The Walking Deadseason 9 saw the introduction of a second time leap, this one propelling the action six years ahead of where it had left off in season 8.
- It also introduced new characters, new story arcs, and, above all, new villains, all of which came to a head in the season 9 midseason finale.
- This Page: Jesus Passes Away They are introduced as The Whisperers
- What the Whisperer Told Jesus appears on the following page. What Happens Next in Season 9
What Happened In The Walking Dead Season 9 Midseason Finale
Leading prior to The Walking Deadseason 9 midseason finale, “Evolution,” Eugene and Rosita attempted to divert a herd away from the villages, but their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, as seen in the episode “Evolution.” It was necessary for Rosita to leave Eugene in a barn while she traveled to Hilltop and called for assistance. It is at this point that Aaron, Jesus, and Daryl go off in pursuit of Eugene. After searching the region and noticing a herd of walkers acting suspiciously, they eventually track him down in a barn late at night.
Related: The Walking Dead Has Already Been Replaced by Another Show Carl Grimes is a fictional character created by author Carl Grimes.
When Michonne, Magna, and Yumiko come to assist the three in their escape from the cemetery, they attempt to unlock the locked gate, but all of them fail, with the exception of Jesus, who utilizes his special abilities to kill the walkers that are pursuing the group.
However, they have been besieged by the end of the episode.
The Walking Deadseason 9 will premiere in February, and while viewers will not know where Negan has disappeared, what the former Savior leader decides to do next will undoubtedly be a topic of conversation as well as one of the show’s numerous main areas.
Jesus Dies in The Walking Dead Season 9
The Walking Deadseason 9 midseason finale, “Evolution,” sees the death of Paul “Jesus” Rovia, who has been played by actor Tom Payne since The Walking Deadseason 6 premiered. The fact that Jesus had taken over as leader of Hilltop when Maggie departed to be with Georgie became evident; he didn’t particularly enjoy being in that position, which is why he took advantage of any opportunity to get out into the world. Unfortunately, this finally resulted in his tragic death in this season’s episode 8, which was the eighth episode overall.
- The reason for this is that the walkers were being lead by a new gang of villains known as the Whisperers.
- Because these individuals blend in with the walkers, one of them takes advantage of this fact when he dodges Jesus’ strike and stabs him in the back, resulting in his death.
- In the original material, on the other hand, this sequence is played out very differently.
- Jesus is the only member in his group to survive, and he does so by murdering all of the Whisperers (maybe Joshua).
The Walking Dead’s New Villains Are The Whisperers
According to Eugene, the title of the Walking Deadseason 9 midseason finale “Evolution” refers to the walkers “evolving,” however this is not the case, as Daryl discovers in the episode’s closing minutes. Yes, thewalkers were conversing with one another – or, more particularly, whispering – in an earlier episode, and this continued in the midseason finale of the series. Instead of walkers whispering to one another, it was genuine humans who seemed to be walkers who were doing the whispering in the first place.
- In related news, the Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale included five of the most significant comic changes and differences.
- In order to avoid giving anything away, the Whisperers are a group of individuals who have learned to survive by coexisting with the walkers.
- They only converse in whispers so that the walkers are unaware that they are still alive.
- Furthermore, because they dwell among the land and consume only what “the earth supplies,” the Whisperers have devolved into a state of near-primitiveness, rejecting everything that distinguishes them as humans, including their given names and social standards.
In spite of this, the Whisperers have not yet deteriorated into a fully feral condition; they have established their own set of laws, which will be explored in greater depth during the second half of The Walking Deadseason 9 premiere.
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