Cautious viewers have picked up on a number of hints about this final result that solely make sense in hindsight. Two episodes again, one of many minion Whisperers appeared to acknowledge the dulcet tone of Beta’s voice. If Half Moon actually was a well-known nation singer in his day, then it is fairly plausible that some random dude in Virginia would possibly choose up on it simply from listening to him communicate. The Whisperer was rewarded for his I.D. with a violent demise, so he will need to have been onto one thing.

Your complete Strolling Lifeless franchise is impressed by the lately concluded comedian collection of the identical title, by creators Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The flagship TV collection has all the time performed quick and free with its supply materials, and the id of Beta is yet one more considerably arbitrary change. Within the comedian, Beta outlives his welcome and his arc, surviving the climactic assault on Alexandria (nonetheless forthcoming on the TV collection) that the Whisperers instigate. As an alternative of dying in some large battle sequence, the survivors dispatch him unceremoniously in a quick scene that takes place a number of points after the conclusion of the Whisperers’ storyline.

Jesus and Aaron unmask Beta’s hulking corpse solely to find the face of a well-known NBA basketball participant. Why TV collection maven Scott M. Gimple determined a rustic music star was a greater match than a basketball participant is anyone’s guess, however the reveal does at the least observe the shaggy dog story in sort.

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