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The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln Said This "Got Better" After Season 1

On Sunday, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, and Christian Serratos (with Lauren Cohan, Khary Payton, and more sending in pre-taped messages of support) reunited online with host and show superfan Yvette Nicole Brown for The Walking Dead 'I Love Georgia" Cast Trivia Battle. Held to support the Georgia State Senate Victory Fund to help lead Georgia candidates Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to victory in January and flip the U.S. Senate to blue, the cast competed in several rounds of trivia competition that included imitating Daryl's (Reedus) grunt, seeing how many of the actors actually know the names of the show's episodes, naming everyone in Negan's (Morgan) "Lucille" line-up, choosing which character in The Jeffersons would die first in TWD universe and a whole lot more over the span of an hour.

The Walking Dead cast members reunited for a good cause. (Image; screencap)
The Walking Dead cast members reunited for a good cause. (Image; screencap)

Our biggest takeaways from the event (and here's hoping they release it because it was loads of fun to see how great they all still interact) included how easily Brown will throw points Morgan's way, that Morgan got so into it that he broke out into a sweat, that Martin-Green can pull off a walker imitation so on-point that it scares off other competitors, that Serratos is not a fan of Ross from Friends, that James doesn't expect Baby Maggie to have a high life expectancy in the walker apocalypse, and Gurira has the skill to pull off the world's quietest "Daryl grunt." But one thing that got the biggest laugh from us came early on in the competition when the competitors were asked to imitate Rick Grimes (Lincoln) saying "Carl" (with that sweet "Coral" sound that launched a thousand memes and gifs). James, Martin-Green, and Serratos all chimed in. If we're being honest, James' was a hot mess while Martin-Green did a nice job- but Serratos got the point by bringing some physical acting into play.

The Walking Dead cast reunite for a good cause. (Image: TWD)
The Walking Dead cast reunites for a good cause. (Image: TWD)

That's when Lincoln chimed in with both a very cool tribute- and a confession. At Brown's request (and for a bonus point), Lincoln hit us all with an old-school "Carl" straight from Rick Grimes himself. But to be clear, this was a later-season "Carl" and not the "Carl" you heard in the first season. And that's when Lincoln let it be known that he wasn't exactly a fan of how he went with saying "Carl" in the first season- so much so that he hoped James, Martin-Green, and Serratos were going for a later approach and wanting everyone to know that it "got better" over the seasons.

What To Know About The Walking Dead Season 10c

Here's a look at the behind-the-scenes video released for season 10c, followed by a mini-season overview and the episode intel (with updated table reads) that were released. Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as Mays, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as Lucille, and new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as Elijah are set to join the cast. The six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9 pm ET/8CT, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week.

Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.

In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?

EPISODE 1017 – "Home Sweet Home": Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. Director: David Boyd / Writers: Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed.

EPISODE 1018 – "Find Me": An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. Director: David Boyd / Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews.

EPISODE 1019 – "One More": Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes.

EPISODE 1020 – "Splinter": Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse.

EPISODE 1021 – "Diverged": Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? Director: David Boyd / Writer: Heather Bellson.

EPISODE 1022 – "Here's Negan": Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Director: Laura Belsey / Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

About That TWD Universe Thanksgiving Image

The annual tradition of releasing a The Walking Dead Thanksgiving dinner image continued this year- with some "interesting" character decisions and placement. Negan at the head of the table- with Fear TWD's Ginny by his side, seeking council? Maggie (with Little Hershel and Elijah by her side) now has a set at the table- and she appears to be staring holes through Negan, along with Magda. Fear TWD's Morgan, Strand, and Alicia are also represented circling the table, as is TWD: World Beyond's Felix.

The Walking Dead released their annual Thanksgiving TWDU image- are we reading too much into it? (Image: Skybound/AMC Networks)
The Walking Dead released their annual Thanksgiving TWDU image- are we reading too much into it? (Image: Skybound/AMC Networks)

Seeing Connie in the distance has us feeling that she won't be back with the main group for a while- though having her next to one of the "The End is the Beginning" tag from Fear TWD has us nervous. We're big fans of what it is that Carol's reading- but is Daryl looking back towards her or someone/something else? And let's not forget about Yumiko, Eugene, Princess, and King Ezekiel off in the distance but making their way closer- but who's the silhouetted cowboy-horse combo off in the distance? Hmmm… let the speculation begin!

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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