The Walking Dead: Reader thoughts for JSS

Abraham Ford and walker herd. The Walking Dead - AMC
Abraham Ford and walker herd. The Walking Dead - AMC /

After watching the season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead last Sunday, our readers voted in a few polls about their predictions for this week’s episode entitled “JSS.” We had about 200 voters sharing their opinions.

Rick and our group along with the members of Alexandria executed a huge plan to draw the walkers out of the quarry where they had started to escape and infiltrate Alexandria. This quarry was how Alexandria had remained relatively safe all this time. But its safety is now being threatened.

In the middle of what seemed like a successful operation, horn honking began and the back half of the walker parade started taking a detour. In the previews, we see chaos and some sort of threat inside the walls of Alexandria. Carol tells Carl to keep Judith safe and Jessie is hiding in a closet with Sam.

Wolves. The Walking Dead - AMC
Wolves. The Walking Dead – AMC /

75% of our readers believe it’s the Wolves at our door! We met 2 of the Wolves last season with Morgan and saw their work with rave parties to draw walkers into big trucks and create walker booby traps. They trapped little red riding hooded poncho man. And we’ve seen Ws in the heads of walkers.

The other 3 questions had to do with some of our characters. Nicholas, Father Gabriel and Abraham. Nicholas and Gabriel are seemingly on paths to redemption. Abraham is on a path to something.

Michael Traynor as Nicholas - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Michael Traynor as Nicholas – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Only 11% of voters think Nicholas is faking his sincerity about trying to help and wanting to be better. He seems to realize that Glenn knows what he’s doing and that Glenn could have had him exiled.  However, 55% think that he will panic and make a mistake even though he’s trying.

Gabriel is a tough sell for people. 45% of readers think neither the group nor the audience will ever forgive Gabe. 35% think the group may forgive him, but the audience isn’t having it. A mere 14% think he will be forgiven by both the group and the audience.

Abraham Ford The Walking Dead - AMC
Abraham Ford The Walking Dead – AMC /

The voters were split pretty evenly about Abe. A little more than half  are worried about Abraham being headed for trouble. He’s drinking and making reckless decisions and reveling in the blood. A little less than half think he’s fine. He has a new mission with these people and he’s just living on adrenaline and making light of the horrible reality they are facing.

We still have so much more to find out and wonder about for Sunday. What is JSS? What are all the other group members up to now? Will Carol be found out? Where is the season headed? Will Daryl look for more people once this walker situation gets resolved? What is Morgan really thinking?

I can’t wait to see some of the people interact that haven’t really interacted before. Plus new characters. I think it’s going to be a great season!

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