Episode 6 of “The Walking Dead” wasn’t the most action-packed installment of Season 6, but it certainly left fans with a couple of big questions. Two episodes remain until the AMC show goes on hiatus, and while it’s not clear if viewers will get any answers, we’ve got a couple theories about recent developments.
Who Was Calling For “Help”?
Episode 6 ended on a bit of a happy note with Daryl (Norman Reedus), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) headed back to Alexandria with a fuel tank. However, when Daryl went to radio home, he didn’t receive a joyous response from his friends. Instead, he got a call for help.
With Glenn’s (Steven Yeun) fate still hanging in the air, “Walking Dead” viewers immediately began to speculate that the call for help came from him. But those hopeful that the fan-favorite character is alive shouldn’t get too excited yet. According to star Norman Reedus, the voice asking for help wasn’t Glenn.
“It’s not Glenn,” he teased Entertainment Weekly. “But it’s probably somebody at Alexandria with all we know that’s happening there.”
Who could be calling for help then? Perhaps it’s Enid (Katelyn Nacon). The teen snuck out of Alexandria right after the Wolves attacked, so she could be stuck somewhere surrounded by the horde of walkers. Another theory is that the man Morgan (Lennie James) has locked up could have gotten his hands on a walkie-talkie and could be trying to alert other members of the Wolves.
Who Is The New Group?
“Walking Dead” fans met a new group of survivors in episode 6 – and they didn’t seem friendly. It appeared as if they were being led by a man named Wade, but viewers didn’t get to see his face.
Who is Wade? And what’s up with his group? With the recent casting announcement that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the series as comic book villain Negan, many are speculating that Wade’s just one of Negan’s minions. In the comics, Negan is the leader of a group called the Saviors. They “offer protection” to other survivors in exchange for food and supplies. However, most people don’t have a choice when it comes to trading with them.
The newcomers that took Daryl – Dwight (Austin Amelio), Sherry (Christine Evangelista) and Tina (Liz E. Morgan) – hinted that they fled from Wade’s group because they didn’t want to be under his thumb anymore. They also thought that Daryl was one of the others.
“You made the choice to kill for someone else, to have them own you for a roof over your head and three squares so maybe I’m not considering all aspects here,” Dwight said to Daryl when he questioned whether or not they were being stupid by bringing him along.
Dwight’s description of the other group sounds similar to the Saviors. And as if that wasn’t telling enough, comic book fans will note that a character named Dwight also exists in the graphic novel universe. In the comics, Dwight is a member of the Saviors who decides to team up with Rick to take down Negan. He works as a double agent from the inside to remove the villain from power.
What are your theories on the recent developments? Episode 7 of “The Walking Dead” airs on AMC Sunday, Nov. 22 at 9 p.m. EST.