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Zombie fans, have been complaining for years that The Walking Dead has penetrated the Zombie Market and wiped away any hope for a cure. It’s true, The Walking Dead is the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Franchise, and all others who want to try to challenge Kirkman’s rule, should turn back now! Unless, you’re Brad Pitt. If Walking Dead wants to give us a healthy dose of the Zombie apocalypse every week for another ten years or so, like they are planning. They need to spiff things up a notch.

Enter: The Cell. Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 3. Otherwise known as The Torture of Daryl Dixon. For a fan favorite and a guy who manages to get around the Zombie world with nothing but a Bow and Arrow and a Motorcycle, Daryl has managed to simply survive in this world with little change.

Whoever thought of this episode was clearly hoping for something different. The typical How to break the spirit of the unmovable loyalist? Should have been much, much better.

And that’s where things start to get weird. In the straight arrow world of the Walking Dead, where sexuality is hardly ever mentioned, and governments barely last a month, history is something that’s not ever talked about. No one even cares about what they did before the Zombies. While Stranger Things and Mr. Robot hearkened back to the 1980s perfectly, it was now apparently time for the Walking Dead to try this, because no other decade exists?

Late Sunday night the internet tweeted, WTF was that song Negan was using to torture Daryl? We got some disappointing answers. As Easy Street sounds like a classic 1980s pop song, but it’s not. It was a song that The Walking Dead creators concocted and released to the masses in a social media trick to fool us all!

If that wasn’t bad enough, at the start of the show, they pushed you into a 1980s sitcom opening called, “Who’s The Boss?” If there ever was a way to have too much subtly in an episode of a TV show. The Walking Dead managed to fit it into twenty minutes of one!

John J. Falco

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