‘Walking Dead’ Recap: New Faces Create New Problems (SPOILERS)

SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 6 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Who Are You Now?”

The post-Rick Grimes world of “The Walking Dead” came into focus with this week’s episode, introducing several new characters while offering a fresh look at some old ones.

Years have passed since Rick’s apparent death at the bridge. Michonne (Danai Gurira) now stands by the edge of the water, talking as if she were talking to Rick. As she does, the episode flashes to people like Daryl (Norman Reedus), who is now living a solitary life in the wilderness; Carol (Melissa McBride), who is rocking a new hairdo while serving as Ezekiel’s “queen” at the Kingdom; and Michonne herself, who is seen scavenging an abandoned vehicle. There she finds a figurine of an old West sheriff who looks an awful lot like Rick.

We then see the continuation of the final scene from last week’s episode, wherein a more grown up Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) has rescued a group consisting of Magna (Nadia Hilker), Luke (Dan Fogler), Connie (Lauren Ridloff), Kelly (Angel Theory), and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura). The hunting party from Alexandria that Judith was with includes Aaron (Ross Marquand), who is know sporting an artificial arm. They tell Judith that they are not to bring back any new people, but Judith points out that Yumiko is injured and says she will not return without the newcomers.

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