The Walking Dead Honors Abraham, The Killing That Wasn't Daryl's Fault

Skybound has been doing a really great job with their continuing "Who Is…?" video series, where they compare and contrast Walking Dead characters' comic book and television lives. Not only does it serve as a nice slow leg-drag trip down memory lane but it also got us to start reading the comics, so a win-win. Previously, we got to know Paola Lazaro's Juanita Sanchez aka Princess, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan, Tom Payne's Jesus, Melissa McBride's Carol, and David Morrissey's The Governor aka Philip Blake. The series also spotlighted Christian Serratos' Rosita, Chad Coleman's Tyrese, the late Scott Wilson's Hershel Greene, Jon Bernthal's Shane Walsh, Samantha Morton's Alpha, Chandler Riggs' Carl Grimes, and Jeffrey DeMunn's Dale Horvath.

Danai Gurira as Michonne; Michael Cudlitz as Sgt Abraham Ford; Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene; Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
The Walking Dead (Season 6, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC)

After a rough two weeks of us having to bite our lips and be as respectful as possible to fans of Carl and Dale, our next episodes focuses on one of the more brutal, tragic, and impactful losses during the series' run: Michael Cudlitz's Abraham. Before meeting the business end of Negan's Lucille, Abraham was one of the show's most popular and beloved characters- making his death all that more painful and the reason why so many fans want to see Cudlitz return to the role for a prequel episode in the upcoming anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead. But while we may have lost Abraham on-screen, we gained Cudlitz as a director who's brought a unique vision to his episodes (and we'll be able to see more of him in CBS' The Silence of the Lambs sequel series, Clarice).

Here's you'e look at the small screen and comic book page lives of Abraham, the one Negan killing Daryl wasn't responsible for (not sure we can say the same thing about what happened with Glenn, though):

On Saturday, October 3rd (the night before the tenth season finale), AMC will be running the "Night of 'The Walking Dead'" marathon- and the best part? The viewers will have a chance to head over to the show's official Twitter account and vote on their favorite from the following six categories- take a look:

The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)
The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

The Early Days: S01E01 "Days Gone By" / S01E02 "Guts" / S02E07 "Pretty Much Dead Already" / S02E12 "Better Angels"

The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)
The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

Defending the Prison: S03e03 "Walk with Me" / S03E04 "Killer Within" / S03E12 "Clear" / S04E08 "Too Far Gone"

The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)
The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

The Road to Terminus: S04E14 "The Grove" / S04E16 "A" / S05E01 "No Sanctuary" / S05E03 "Four Walls and a Roof"

The Walking Dead Honors Abraham, The Killing That Wasn't Daryl's Fault
The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

Alexandria Arrival: S05E16 "Conquer" / S06E02 "JSS" / S06E04 "Here's Not Here" / S06E09 "No Way Out"

The Walking Dead Honors Abraham, The Killing That Wasn't Daryl's Fault
The Walking Dead presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

The War Against The Saviors: S07E01 "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" / S07E02 "The Well" / S08E12 "The Key" / S08E16 "Wrath"

The Walking Dead Honors Abraham, The Killing That Wasn't Daryl's Fault
TWD presents Night of the Walking Dead marathon (Image: AMC)

Rick's Farewell/The Whisperer War: S09E05 "What Comes After" / S09E15 "The Calm Before" / S10E09 "The Squeeze" / S10E12 "Walk With Us"

We didn't see anything about when voting is supposed to end, so we suggest you head over there (by clicking here) sooner rather than later.

A look at the key art for The Walking Dead season 10 finale "A Certain Doom" (Image: AMC)
A look at the key art for TWD season 10 finale "A Certain Doom" (Image: AMC)

Here's how the immediate future of "'TWD October 2020" is shaping up: World Beyond premieres the same night as the tenth season "finale" of TWD makes it to our screens (Sunday, October 4, at 9 pm ET, followed by TWD: WB at 10 pm ET). Then the following week, FTWD starts up its sixth season (Sunday, October 11, at 9 pm ET, preceding TWD: WB)- and will resume production on the season in late August. And while there won't be Season 11 this year, production is expected to resume in October (with the tenth season getting 6 additional episodes, expected to air in early 2021).

The Walking Dead season 10, episode 16 "A Certain Doom": Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War. Directed by Greg Nicotero; with a story by  Jim Barnes, Eli Jorné, and Corey Reed, and teleplay by Reed.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBGYh-jLOyE

Season six of Fear the Walking Dead explores what has become of the unlikely family once united by a mission to help those in need. After being torn apart by Virginia (Colby Minifie) and her Pioneers, the group is now dispersed across her far-reaching settlements. Morgan's (Lennie James) last message at the end of season five implored the group to "Live" and this season we'll see what that means to each of them. Some will find the stability and opportunity within Virginia's communities to be intriguing, some will sink into darkness, while others will fight back against what has been forced upon them. Life behind Virginia's walls will test each and every one of them in different ways, forcing them to define who they are in this new world.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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