Hello and welcome back to our monthly fan mailbag! After taking April off (apologies for the delay) we are back to answer (most of) your burning questions. As always, we cannot spoil Season 10 because a) it’s still being filmed and written, b) we don’t even know all the answers, and c) even if we did, telling you would probably get us all fired. So with that – let’s jump in!
The Time Jump
How huge time jump can we expect after season's finale? will it be spring or summer?
— Alex the Titty-loving cowboy ? (@insiderinOrbit) April 23, 2019
We don’t have an exact number, but it’s safe to a say at least a season or two has passed since the wintry Season 9 Finale. Angela Kang recently told Entertainment Weekly, “Things are going to pick up with a little bit more of a time passage, not a giant one like we’ve had, but winter will be over and people will be going to be in a different emotional space.”
Are we ever going to get an update about the Rick movies anytime soon. I need something, anything on them!
— luthern (@luthernbryan) May 20, 2019
We promise you guys will get an update sooner rather than later. Seriously.
will we get to see more of comic alpha’s storyline in the show?? preferably the storyline with negan/beta/the whisperers??
— — ?. • ? (@reedusmortons) May 20, 2019
Season 9 actually followed the comics pretty well (minus Jesus’ death, Rosita’s survival, the massive time jump, the existence of Daryl, Carol, Alden, Enid, Henry, Judith, and RJ, Michonne’s flashback, Alpha and Lydia’s flashback, Rick and Maggie’s disappearances, the Savior revolt, the charter, the Hilltop teens, the museum supply mission, and the absence of Carl). But seriously, the show DID include a ton of incredible comic moments and you should look forward to seeing more in Season 10.
— Negan`s Goddamn Mizzy ♥ (Miz) (@NegansMiz) May 20, 2019
That would be a negative. Don’t hold your breath on that happening either, but who knows! Also…
— Negan`s Goddamn Mizzy ♥ (Miz) (@NegansMiz) April 23, 2019
It’s possible we’ll see more of Negan in Season 10. After saving Judith in the blizzard it seems Negan has earned slightly more trust with Michonne and the higher-ups in Alexandria. But by no means is he free. However, at this point in the comics, Negan became a LOT more involved, especially with the Whisperers. Speaking of…
will we see any scenes of negan and alpha?
— — ?. (@reedusmortons) April 26, 2019
IF the show were to follow the source material, then it’s entirely probable we’ll see Alpha and Negan face-to-face. For some spoilery context: In the comics, Negan breaks out of his cell, briefly joins the Whisperers, gains their trust, beheads Alpha, and brings her head back to Rick to prove he can be trusted. But who knows what will happen in the show. They could use that storyline, give it to another character, or abandon it entirely. After all, the writers completely changed the pike victims (minus Tammy) from the comics, so anything’s possible.
The Grimes Kids
How’s the Grimes kids doing??
— Taylor misses Richonne (@LincolnxGurira) May 20, 2019
Judith and RJ are doing great! Expect to see more of them in Season 10.
Can Judith and RJ get a cat?
— Megan ? (@walkingwithmegz) April 23, 2019
Probably not, but there IS a cat in Season 5 of Fear, which airs in less than 3 weeks!
Ever consider doing a Clementine based show? Or overall anything telltales TWDG related ideas in the near future? (I’m extremely curious!)
— Star Butterfly (@nutableface) April 23, 2019
Although that would be cool, Robert Kirkman has repeatedly said that Clementine would not cross over from the video game space.
Game of Walkers
Don’t screw the end of TWD like HBO did @GameOfThrones
— scott redmon (@tredmon406) May 20, 2019
First of all, ending an epic series like Game of Thrones is a tall order and we wouldn’t even begin to criticize one of the greatest series of all time. Should Sansa have ruled the six kingdoms over Bran? Of course. And as for Walking Dead, we still *knock on wood* have a while to go before the ending of the comic or show. And are you really going to riot when RJ gets crowned Supreme Ruler of Terminus 2.0? I don’t think so.
Obligatory Heath Question
Yes – I have had this question for a very long time. Are we ever going to find out what happened to Heath?
— Rainne Lind (@LindRainne) May 20, 2019
It wouldn’t be a Walking Dead mailbag without a Heath update, but we’re happy to answer. Showrunner Angela Kang has confirmed that Heath was taken by (or joined) the helicopter community that took Rick. Rumors about his disappearance became louder when fans spotted his trailer in Jadis’ junkyard two years ago. So, it’s possible we see him in the Rick movies.
We asked some time ago but you never answered us lol.
Is this the season Carol and Daryl relationship finally gets a turning point?Or does it gets clarified ?
— MarziastansMelissa?❤ (@MarziaMel) May 20, 2019
Unfortunately for you guys we can’t spoil the show. We CAN, however, acknowledge Daryl and Carol’s incredible friendship only blossomed in Season 9. However, Daryl hasn’t once been romantically involved with someone in the zombie apocalypse. We know, there SEEMED to be something with Beth. There SEEMED to be something with Carol. There SEEMED to be something with Connie. But who knows what’s in store for Season 10! One more question!
What really happened between Carol and Daryl inside the tent ? pic.twitter.com/WJuGuW2Nlc
— Zaiᴺᵒʳᵐᵃⁿᴹᵉˡⁱˢˢᵃ❤? (@ZaiCarylStan) May 20, 2019
An epic game of Superfight.
Where is Carol living and when will she be back to her real home. pic.twitter.com/eULRqfB6Q0
— Vannessa (@vannenanne) April 23, 2019
Carol is currently living in Alexandria. If by real home you mean Kingdom, then don’t expect her to return any time soon (if at all). They left the Kingdom in the Season 9 Finale after the pipes burst and the infrastructure crumbled. But just because she’s in Alexandria doesn’t mean that’s her permanent home. Also:
Will the Kingdom be rebuilt or will they stay at Hilltop or find a new place to live?
— DixonVixen217 (@DixonVixen217) April 23, 2019
I don’t think we’ll be seeing the Kingdom again anytime soon. Safe to say people will get spread out through the other communities.
Rick and Maggie
Are we going to get the tiniest glimps of Rick or Maggie in season 10? Just a teaser?
— BZisenough (@Msimamizi) May 20, 2019
Probably not for Rick, since it’s widely thought he’ll only return for the movies. Maggie, however, could very possibly return. Lauren Cohan has repeated that Maggie’s story isn’t finished and Angela Kang has admitted in interviews she’d love to see Maggie return sometime next season. With the unfortunate cancellation of Cohan’s ABC show Whiskey Cavalier, it’s more possible than ever.
Hilltop’s New Leader
If Maggie comes back what will she think about possibly Zeke being the leader of Hilltop?
— Mia wilkins ???? (@mia_roxx) May 20, 2019
Great question! Hilltop has a restaurant busboy-level of turnover. At the moment, we don’t know who’s running Hilltop. Ezekiel’s the obvious choice considering his leadership experience, but it’s still up in the air. But for your question – assuming Zeke DID take over and Maggie DID return, one could presume he would give the reins back to her. Zeke is someone who respects tradition and power; it would be out of character for him to stubbornly keep Hilltop to himself. But of course, this is all hypothetical.
WHO WAS MAKING CONTACT ON THE RADIO?
— Zaiᴺᵒʳᵐᵃⁿᴹᵉˡⁱˢˢᵃ❤? (@ZaiCarylStan) May 20, 2019
Can’t reveal that now but we can remind you Angela Kang has promised to get to that in Season 10. Since that might be a disappointing answer, we conducted a Twitter poll just for you that asks who other fans think it was. Enjoy:
Who do YOU think was on the other end of the radio in #TheWalkingDead Season 9 Finale? ?
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) May 21, 2019
If Shane Was Still Alive
What do you think the future would've been like if Shane were still alive?
— ? ? ? – 150 (@ohmygodseavey) April 23, 2019
Difficult to say, but we can’t imagine he’d last much longer. Perhaps he’d kill Rick, perhaps he would have joined The Governor.
So with all of the spin-offs in the works, any chance we'll get a Michonne origin story?
— Grimes Family❤️???????? (@courtgirl26) April 25, 2019
I wouldn’t bet on it. If you want more backstory on Michonne as a character in general we’d recommend the Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Michonne, which includes a lot more backstory on her kids (from the comics).
Why are most of the girl characters in tight jeans and the guys are in baggy pants? Let us see those cute boy butts!?
— Kat Gray☮️ (@1stMoona) May 20, 2019
More boy butts for Season 10 – noted.
Can you tell us anything about Rosita this season?
— kat loves alden and enid ? (@rheesheart) May 20, 2019
Last we saw Rosita she was pretty far along in her pregnancy. Angela Kang recently told Entertainment Weekly that there would be a slight time skip leading into Season 10, so…
Ezekiel has lost Benjamin, Shiva, Henry, the Kingdom, and his wife…will the show finally acknowledge his pain or will it be overlooked…again? pic.twitter.com/CVRCAelapW
— A Player Named Gus (@SweetBabyYams) May 20, 2019
We’re not really sure where this narrative came from – we’ve seen Ezekiel mourn all of these characters and places. He’s deeply affected by every loss, but we think his “and yet I smile” motto DOES carry him forward.
Negan & Beta
— Negan`s Goddamn Mizzy ♥ (Miz) (@NegansMiz) May 20, 2019
HOPEFULLY something involving a nickname (in the comics Negan calls Beta “Frowny McTwoKnives”).
Can you say anything regarding Donnie? I need to see the two of them interacting a lot next season, can I hope for that? pic.twitter.com/ccLZB8t6aC
— ?Ms.✨June? (@MaryNyanKitty) May 20, 2019
Based on the friendship they formed last season it’s very possible we get more scenes with them in Season 10.
yes can you bring back madison
— ???????? (@qefkaademi) May 20, 2019
If only, but sadly no.
Will we ever learn how the virus came about?
— Andyriffic (@arcadiandy) April 23, 2019
Robert Kirkman has said on multiple occasions that he won’t ever reveal the cause of the virus. Our guess is the return of Measles.
I'm just wondering if Rosita's baby will have incredible abs like his or her father. If so, will they possess magical healing powers in their abs like @JohnnyODell confirmed of Siddiq?
— Emma (@diqazon) April 23, 2019
Yes, this baby will have better washboard abs than all the babies we’ve had on this show combined. And of course they’ll have healing powers! Why else would we force our baby to do crunches?
And that wraps up this month’s mailbag! Sorry to the people who thought we’d spoil Season 10, but if you want future mailbags then you’ll understand why we can’t. Plus, aren’t things more enjoyable to experience than read a spoiler about?