Khary Payton, The Walking Dead Season 8

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Warning: The next incorporates spoilers from the newest episode of The Strolling Lifeless. If you have not watched but, chances are you’ll need to bookmark this web page and return upon getting. Proceed with warning.

It isn’t all the time straightforward to be king.

In reality, as Ezekiel (Khary Payton) came upon on tonight’s episode of The Strolling Lifeless, typically it may be downright horrible. Particularly if you’re a self-imposed king at conflict with a lunatic and his relentless goons through the zombie apocalypse.

Choosing proper up the place we left off final week, Ezekiel proved to be the one individual to outlive from that bathe of gunfire that got here out of nowhere, because of his topics leaping on prime him, all dying within the course of. As he needed to battle off the individuals who he satisfied to hitch the battle now that they’d reanimated as walkers, battle off a deranged Savior with a very horrible haircut, and eventually get reconnected with and rescued by Jerry (Cooper Andrews) and Carol (Melissa McBride), it was one hell of a day for the person who can be king. However the worst was removed from over.

Together with his leg injured and a pack of walkers closing in on the trio within the woods, it seemed as if Ezekiel may sacrifice himself in order that the opposite two might get to security shortly. That’s, till his trusty tiger sidekick Shiva roared into motion, leaping into the center of the walkers from almost out of nowhere. She was the distraction our heroes wanted to get the heck out of dodge. Sadly, that additionally meant she would turn into fairly a feast for these fortunate walkers.

Whereas the choice to offer Shiva a hero’s demise should not come as a lot of a shock. Digitally animating a ferocious tiger would solely get increasingly more costly within the lengthy haul, in any case, to not point out the truth that Shiva died a lot in the identical method within the comics. However it’s kind of of a bummer. A theatrical “king” with a pet tiger was one among our favourite bonkers elements of The Strolling Lifeless. Within the aftermath, we anticipate Ezekiel and his eccentricities to return again right down to earth as he mourns.

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The Strolling Lifeless airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.