The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 3 is a pivotal episode for the series. Coming off a major ratings success with the premiere episode, the season has finally been able to catch its breath and show fans a little of the prerequisites that will set the stage for the rest of the year, and potentially for the next three seasons on the mega-hit AMC zombie series.
Fans of The Walking Dead finally got a glimpse of what the Kingdom and King Ezekiel are all about. For all that has been shown on Episode 2 of The Walking Dead, fans can reasonably assume that the Kingdom are possibly the best allies that Alexandria could have in the region.
There are some reasons for skepticism, of course. But The Walking Dead itself is a suspension of disbelief with the existence of zombies, or “walkers.” Carol’s initial reaction to King Ezekiel really speaks for itself. The man has built a group inside of his kingdom and made use of what appears to be a medieval Shakespeare influence so that his people may lead a more rewarding lifestyle in the face of such intense adversity. It is ludicrous, of course, but nevertheless fitting for a group of people who submit to the fantasy and enjoy their days living in the post-apocalypse on The Walking Dead.
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Then there was that scene on The Walking Dead where King Ezekiel sat down with Carol during the late night rendezvous for a little heart-to-heart conversation. It was there that fans of The Walking Dead found out that King Ezekiel was actually a zookeeper before the world fell to the zombies. He also explained how he had come to tame Shiva, his tiger. It was through respect and trust rather than with a torture whip.