'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 6: Who is Percy? New character in 'Shadow Puppets' has change of heart
Spoilers for 'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Episode 6 'Shadow Puppets'
After five episodes, the series finally brings in a bunch of fresh faces. Ted Sutherland ('Rise' and 'The Deuce') gets to make an appearance as Percy, a swindler who loots people off. He is introduced as a stranger trying to take on the group of teens with a huge twig and while he eventually gives up on his plan to attack the bunch, he almost takes them for a ride, if not for Iris' (Aliyah Royale) act of kindness.
Despite the suspicion, Iris welcomes Percy into the fold even as he schemes to dupe the group and make away with their supplies. Percy's story is that his truck was stolen by two people he befriended. The group agrees to help him retrieve his truck and in return, they would get to go to New York on wheels now instead of an arduous, threat-filled walk.
Percy readily agrees and while Felix (Nico Tortorella) and the group attempt to help him, they realize it was all an elaborate plan to cheat them. The men who the teens were led to believe had stolen the truck were in on the plan since the start.
The mission to find the truck goes awry as Tony (Scott Adsit), one of the men who "stole" Percy's truck, makes a getaway when Silas (Hal Cumpston) gets distracted. Percy too snatches up the supplies and the duo escape in the truck leaving the young group cursing their fate. However, they are in for a pleasant surprise when the truck returns and the scammers give them back their supplies.
Percy says Iris' caring nature was the reason for the change of heart and 'Shadow Puppets' ends on a good note for the group. While it was refreshing to see a new character on the show, the plotline comes as a major letdown.
With the character just listed for two episodes, (5 and 6), it is doubtful we might see more of Percy again. The show has centered around the main characters for a majority of the season now and it is unlikely the writers will tinker with the story by bringing in new additions.
'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' airs on Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.