'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episodes 9 & 10: Does the CRM have a cure for the zombie virus?

Does the CRM know of a way to cure the zombie virus, at last, and is the 'asset' the key to doing so?


                            'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episodes 9 & 10: Does the CRM have a cure for the zombie virus?
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The CRM remain as mysterious as they did when they first showed up to steal Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) away from the main series. Even with an increased focus on them in 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond', they remain as mysterious as ever — but short after-show scenes featuring the organization has given us some vital clues, including one tease that the CRM may have found a way to end the zombie threat for good, bringing an end to the entire 'The Walking Dead' franchise, years in the series' future.

We've already seen experiments that the CRM has been doing on walker responses, attempting to stimulate their decayed brains. We also know that Leo Bennett (Joe Holt) was working on a cure himself, before being taken captive by the CRM. What we don't know is who the "asset" is, that the CRM wants so badly — only that it's a "her", and that whoever she is, she's safe with Huck (Annet Mahendru). Given that there are only two other females in Huck's group, it's obvious that the asset is one of the Bennett sisters - but why does the CRM want them so badly?

Considering that neither of the sisters is privy to any secrets left behind to them by their father, the most obvious answer, considering the scientists involved, is their genetics. It's possible that in one of the Bennet sisters' blood lies the key to curing the zombie crisis once and for all. If that's the case, then it's more likely that Hope Bennett (Alexa Mansour) is the asset, as Iris' (Aliya Royale) genetics would be shared by her father, who the CRM already has.

'World Beyond' is exactly the kind of series that's sentimental enough to have the cure for the zombie virus in the genes of someone named Hope — which makes her one of the most important figures in 'The Walking Dead' history.

The synopsis for Episode 9 of 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond', entitled 'The Deepest Cut', reads "A series of setbacks causes a member of the group to reevaluate their role in the mission; someone makes a surprising discovery; a startling revelation casts everything in a new light." It is immediately followed by Episode 10, 'In This Life', which reads, "A divided group struggles to reunite; others set their sights on the greater good." You can watch a trailer for the finale below:



 

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' two-part season finale begins on November 29 at 9 pm ET on AMC.

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