- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead‘s” season nine, episode 13, “Chokepoint.”
- INSIDER breaks down some of the smaller moments and nods you may have missed on Sunday’s episode of the AMC zombie series, including a fun story from Khary Payton behind-the-scenes.
Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Chokepoint,” gave us that big Daryl and Beta showdown. It also introduced us to another group of survivors, the Highwaymen, who have aligned themselves with King Ezekiel and the Kingdom.
In addition to a moment you may have missed in the opening credits, I’m adding in a few plot details you may have overlooked and something about one of the background actors Khary Payton told INSIDER this week. Keep reading to see what you may have missed on “The Walking Dead.”
The season nine opening credits have changed to include a Whisperer.
At the start of season nine, the new opening credits ended on one walker making his way toward Alexandria. If you haven’t been watching the opening credits closely since then, take another look.
Since the addition of the Whisperers on the show, two more walkers have joined in at the end of the opening credits. One looks like one of the undead, as she’s missing part of an arm; however, the one to the right is a Whisperer. He walks a bit different and appears to be holding a weapon.
It’s a nice little addition and may also be a hint of things to come. Are the Whisperers going to eventually raid Alexandria? They do in the comics.
The Whisperers refer to the undead as Guardians.
You may have been so focused on the introduction of Ryan Hurst as Beta last week that you may have missed that the Whisperers refer to the undead as their Guardians. “Guardians” was the title of last week’s episode.
You may have caught this last week, but at the time I wasn’t sure if I misheard the Whisperers. It’s clearer to make out at the start of Sunday’s episode after Beta talks to a dying Whisperer.
“Lydia will walk with us again or they will all walk with the Guardians,” Beta says as he orders a group to get together to go after Daryl, Connie, Henry, and Lydia.
Diane suggests the Highwaymen may be a group of Saviors left out in the wild.
Carol says that’s not possible. Ezekiel agrees because the Saviors wouldn’t write a message, but the audience knows that’s not what Carol is referencing.