TWD Theory #5: Plot Convenience.
I hate having to say it, but, at the moment, this is the only thing that makes complete sense to me: The tunnel is a plot convenience. There, I said it.
I’m perfectly willing to accept that I might be wrong about how much or how little the Alexandrians knew about the tunnel, but, even if I were to accept that they did know, the idea that the Whisperers would have this advantage for however long they’ve had it, and not just wipe out Alexandria with it does not make any sense to me. Whatsoever.
The thing is, if this is the case, it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen logical gaps this season. If you recall, near the end of the season premiere, “Lines We Cross”, while dealing with walkers drawn by the fire, Carol appears to kill a walker by slitting its throat, so, I feel like this is not out of the realm of possibility.
Am I going to gloat or something? No. Honestly, if I’m correct, it’s just a mistake, it happens, it’s just that, the more I’ve thought about the tunnel, the less sense it’s made to me each time, and, if only for myself, I have to try to wrap my head around it.
But, what do you think? Did the Alexandrians acknowledge the tunnel in an earlier episode and I just forget? I’m willing to accept that’s possible if you can name me a scene in such an episode, honestly, though, thinking back to seasons six through eight, I can not remember them. I remember the sewers where Maggie and Aaron found two of the Alexandrian exiles, and the sewers everyone hid in during Negan’s bombardment, but, those tunnels? No, sir.
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