More thoughts on “The Walking Dead” whisper

Is there such a thing as a possible spoiler?

I guess there is, particularly when it comes to “The Walking Dead” whisper.

You remember the whisper. At the end of the first season of the AMC series, the doctor at the Centers for Disease Control whispers something to Rick. But what?

You might remember that I wrote about speculation concerning the nature of the whisper here. I’ve been reading up on it since and came across some interesting speculation.

Ready for those potential spoilers?

The prevailing speculation online — and we know how reliable that can be — is that the doc told Rick that everyone is already infected.

Presumably that means that everyone will eventually become a zombie, no matter if they avoid getting bitten or scratched.

That would explain the emphasis placed, in a recent episode, on Rick and Shane speculating on why two walkers had become walkers despite showing no visible signs of being bitten.

The “Walking Dead” comic book doesn’t solve the mystery and neither does creator Robert Kirkman who, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter, says, “Sure. Maybe. We’ll have to see (laughs).”

Kirkman is likewise mum on what caused the zombie apocalypse in the first place. He told “The Walking Dead” wiki, when asked about what happened, “…That starts to get into the origin of all this stuff, and I think that’s unimportant to the series itself, There will be smaller answers as things progress … but never will we see the whole picture.”

So while we might get an idea of what the whisper is, we’ll apparently never get a good idea of what caused the walker plague.

 

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