Spoiler warning for anybody who hasn’t but watched The Strolling Lifeless’s Season eight premiere.
The Strolling Lifeless lastly returned to AMC with its Season 8 premiere, which launched viewers to a model new character who was really answerable for uttering the episode’s title, “Mercy.” The character, performed by actor Avi Nash, was heard greater than he was seen, and didn’t get name-checked throughout his time onscreen. However we’re fairly certain the character is supposed to characterize the comedian e-book (and online game) character Saddiq.
Technically first introduced by means of a casting name the place the character’s title was “Abbud,” The Strolling Lifeless‘s latest survivor confirmed up in each the large Comedian-Con trailer over the summer time, in addition to the sneak preview clip centered on that early scene the place he first spoke to Carl, so we form of knew what to anticipate from that first look. As Carl was out on a provide run, he was referred to as upon by Avi Nash’s character, who offered himself as a helpless and hungry man looking for assist. And it was fairly a gap spiel for somebody we hadn’t met but. You’ll be able to test it out under.
Hey. I am okay. I imply, I am not, however…I have been shot at. Somebody threw a microwave at me. So I am simply gonna say one thing my mother used to say and hope for one of the best right here. No matter you may have of fine, spend on the traveler. My mother stated that serving to the traveler, the particular person and not using a dwelling, that is every little thing. I am certain you’ve got seen issues, been by means of issues, that you do not belief folks. I get it. I get it. I do not both. I have been by means of issues too. My mother, she additionally stated which will my mercy prevail over my wrath. It is not all my mother. That one, that is from the Quran. I should not have stated that. I do not even know you, however I have not eaten in a couple of days, and also you won’t even be actual. . . . Pay attention, I am gone. It is cool. I simply needed some, even just a few meals.
It was fairly bizarre how he simply rattled all these items off to the approaching Carl, though he apparently thought he may have been hallucinating. (That is the form of stuff that occurs after somebody throws a microwave at you, I suppose.) And we did not even get to listen to something extra, as Rick scared him off by working up and popping off a few warning pictures — these pictures have been completely above his head, however Carl was nonetheless fairly disgusted with Rick for doing it.
In any case, the hungry survivor quotes an Islamic non secular textual content, which is unquestionably important, because the comedian protagonist Siddiq was an Arab-American who was additionally notably Muslim. That is not a coincidence. Plus, Siddiq was recognized for being a personality whose post-apocalyptic travels have been carried out largely alone, which seems to be the case with this new character as properly, though there’s at all times an opportunity that he may very well be “with them.” (Them being the Saviors or another villain-filled group.) So though we’d not get to be taught his precise title within the close to future, we’re fairly certain that it will find yourself being Siddiq. Or on the very least that he’ll be the live-action stand-in for Siddiq even when the title does get modified within the adaptation.
A stable dude on most fronts, Siddiq was first launched to Strolling Lifeless readers at some extent within the story that is a bit later than the place the present is now, comparatively, because it occurs after the post-All Out Struggle time soar. However though the small print behind the conditions could be utterly totally different, there is not something too necessary tied to the timing of his arrival, so it may simply occur just a little earlier for TV with none massive narrative issues arising. Because the funny story goes, Siddiq got here from Miami, the place he was dwelling when the walker outbreak first occurred, and he traveled up the coast till he reached the Oceanside fishing community, the place he stayed for some time earlier than later making his approach to Alexandria. And he performs an fascinating function involving two different characters’ romance, however that is not value stepping into proper now.
By the tip of the episode, Carl is seen leaving some cans of meals behind, together with a be aware that stated, “Sorry,” and it was all seen by the brand new character. As such, we’re positively going to satisfy up with him once more because the All Out Struggle rages on between Crew Household and Crew Negan. Here is hoping he finally ends up being a comrade as a substitute of an enemy, even when he is too hungry to struggle straight away. He seemingly will not have something to do with the live-action version of Oceanside, however perhaps he’ll be a part of that crew sooner or later.
The Strolling Lifeless airs Sunday nights on AMC at 9:00 p.m. ET. Tell us what you guys take into consideration this new character and take a look at Sesame Road‘s hilarious Walking Dead parody. Then head to our fall TV premiere guide to see every little thing else that is hitting the small display screen quickly.