This The Strolling Dead overview comprises spoilers.
The Strolling Dead Season 11 Episode 13
In relation to visitor stars, somebody over at The Strolling Dead is an enormous fan of The Terminator franchise of films. In Season 10’s bonus episode, “One Extra,” the venerable T-1000 himself, Robert Patrick, reveals up. Patrick’s flip because the intimidating, harmful, psychologically-damaged man often called Mays (and his brother Mays) was one of many highlights of the bonus episodes. It’s unsurprising that Patrick, who has turn into a sci-fi icon, would present up and make an enormous impression in 25 minutes of display screen time. If an thought works as soon as, may as properly maintain attempting it, proper? The Strolling Dead goes again to the Terminator universe for his or her subsequent featured guest-star, with Michael Biehn enjoying the titular warlord in “Warlords.”
Maybe it’s simply my being a mark for Biehn, nevertheless it’s an impressed little bit of casting due to the best way it performs on Biehn’s legacy as an motion film hero. Even when his character Ian pulls out a gun and begins making offended calls for and threatening the delegation from The Commonwealth, it’s exhausting to not consider that someplace in him is an efficient man. He may bark loudly, however Ian is clearly particular person at his core as a result of he has a profitable neighborhood that hasn’t created hassle for anybody who didn’t come searching for it. His threatening wall of skulls isn’t for individuals who’ve crossed him, like The Governor’s trophy case. Ian describes the skulls as belonging to murderers, rapists, and different assorted wolves in sheep’s clothes. Given the quantity of skulls on his wall, it’s not stunning that he’s cautious concerning the presents being made by The Commonwealth, as a result of whereas there are some professional sheep making actual presents, there’s a wolf in The Commonwealth’s midst.
The Commonwealth has been established as largely a neighborhood of good people who find themselves in over their head when exterior of their bubble. Certain, you might have wolves, like Lance (Josh Hamilton), and sheep canines like Mercer (Michael James Shaw), however they’re the exception. For probably the most half, Toby Carlson (Jason Butler Harner), who works with Aaron (Ross Marquand) in neighborhood outreach, looks like an affable man who has slightly an excessive amount of energy, slightly an excessive amount of enthusiasm, and slightly too few brains on the subject of coping with harmful individuals. In spite of everything, The Commonwealth hasn’t been doing loads of outreach to the opposite communities, till Alexandria got here alongside, so it’d be pure that Carlson won’t be skilled at post-apocalyptic deal-making. Bringing Aaron and Gabriel (Seth Deaton) alongside looks like a good suggestion, as does letting them do the speaking.