'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Episode 12: Alpha's death was a perfect adaptation of comics, fans rejoice

'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Episode 12: Alpha's death was a perfect adaptation of comics, fans rejoice
Samantha Morton (AMC)

Spoilers for 'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Episode 12 'Walk With Us'

This episode titled 'Walk With Us' saw the death of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and fans praised Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), now a double agent, for slitting her throat. Amid this excitement, fans of the comic series of the same name also appreciated how Alpha's death mirrored the character's death in the series.

"Carol & Negan teaming up to kill Alpha together is just PERFECT. This both allows the comic death to be accurately adapted while allowing Carol to be involved! Also, this was the first one-on-one scene between Carol & Negan! #TheWalkingDead," tweeted a comic book fan.

In the comics, Alpha's death comes much earlier. So this episode may have not surprised fans who have already read Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's comic book series. She is killed after the heads-on-spikes situation and before the hype of the Whisperer War. What holds true in both the comic and TV universe is that Alpha is killed by Negan.

"Now listen... alpha was a PSYCHO but she was a DAMN good villain and i loved her. THEY GAVE HER COMIC DEATH AND IM FLIPPING THAT WAS AMAZING also the fact that Negan gave her head to CAROL WAS BEAUTIFUL #TheWalkingDead #TWD," tweeted another fan.


Showrunner Angela Kang recently said at an interview, "We often remix moments from the comics, but I came into the room to break the season feeling very steadfast that we needed to do the Negan (kills) Alpha storyline. It's such an iconic storyline. But we needed to have our own twist on it, which is why we have Carol."

"The emotional aspect of that story is so strong, the idea that they were in it together in this very particular way, but Negan takes his own path toward getting there. But yeah, we were always going to do Negan (killing) Alpha," Kang told The Hollywood Reporter.


"Comic vs show... Super relieved that they stayed true to having Negan kill Alpha. Wishes that Rick was still here to see it but I liked that plot twist with Carol so all in all it worked out #TWD #TheWalkingDead," tweeted another fan.

Not to mention, many loved how Morton brought Alpha to us on the small screen, delivering Alpha's crude and cold demeanor with excellence. "Thank you so much for bringing Alpha to life right off the comic pages @samthesparrow. Your portrayal was frightening and everything I wanted from Alpha. #TWD  #TheWalkingDead," tweeted a fan.

Fans in all excitement also tweeted the comics vs the TV kill scene, so if you're curious, you should check it out here and here. It seems as though comic fans definitely rejoiced with this and AMC hit the death scene on the head. "Gimme that Negan/Alpha comic canon #TheWalkingDead I neeeeed it," tweeted another fan.


'The Walking Dead' Season 10 airs on Sundays at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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