The Walking Dead season 10: Alpha’s 5 best moments

Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /
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3. The Whisperers Are Born
Season 10, episode 2 “We Are The End Of The World”

In season 9 a lot of Alpha’s story was focused on how she interacted with the survivors and what she was doing to their communities. Viewers didn’t get to see a lot of her origin story, except pieces of it that were shown through Lydia’s recollection. In “We Are The End Of The World” viewers got to see a lot more about those early days when Alpha was just trying to survive with Lydia and her struggles to try and show Lydia what it would take to survive in that world.

When Alpha met the famous singer who would become Beta he was isolated and not doing too well. Even though he was a hulking and intimidating figure that she was wary of they had a connection right from the beginning. Using her unearthly manipulation skills she was able to get him to open him a little and she realized they shared the same view of what the dead were, and what they symbolized.

The Whisperers, and the Whisperer mythology, was born in the moment when Beta took his friend’s face and turned it into a mask to wear. In an instant Alpha understood that the wearing of the skins was the path forward for her and Lydia, and for Beta, and for the believers she would gather in the future.

It takes a very particular kind of genius to see past the horror of the idea of wearing masks made from human faces and see that practice as a means of survival. Even in a world as ambiguous as the post-apocalypse world only a highly intelligent but disturbed person would make that connection. But Alpha not only made the connection she was inspired to create an entire mythology and leave behind the conventions of civilizations as easily as leaving behind a mask.