The Walking Dead, Lockdown: Things To Note

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 17 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 17 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /
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Josh Hamilton as Lance Hornsby – The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

The Walking Dead Lockdown

6) While we’re on the topic of Lance Hornsby, at no point in this episode do we learn the fate of the people of Oceanside, who, when we last left them, were being rounded up and held at gunpoint by the Commonwealth troopers, with Hornsby flipping a coin (Very Two-Face like) to determine their fate.

7) Daryl ambushing the Commonwealth troopers chasing Negan (By T-boning them, no less) is very reminiscent of Rick doing the very same thing to Negan in season eight’s “The Key”.

8) Speaking of which, this all takes place among a similar set of warehouses to the ones Rick ambushed Negan in that very episode. While I know that they obviously reuse the same areas to shoot scenes — Meaning that this like is the same set of warehouses — I’m curious: Are they supposed to be the same warehouses? If so, that’s quite a coincidence.

9) To confirm to Mercer that he is friends with Daryl, Carol, and Rosita, Negan name-drops April. April, for those of you who may have forgotten, was the woman Daryl and Rosita found in Cooper’s house in this season’s fourteenth episode, “The Rotten Core”, a survivor of Sebastian’s earlier failed heist attempts on the house.

10) This episode gets its name from the “Lockdown Procedure” Pamela Milton initiates, ostensibly because of the large swarm approaching the community, which just so happens to coincide with the increasingly virulent anti-Sebastian protests.

11) As Daryl, Maggie, Aaron, Father Gabriel, and Annie traverse the storm sewer, they pass through an abandoned survivor camp, complete with a few walkers sprinkled in. How long ago the inhabitants fled/died, we don’t know. We also don’t know how well they would have survived down there, considering that it was clearly a storm drain. What if a hurricane rolled through, like in season five’s “Them”? Wouldn’t they have drowned?

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