The Walking Dead/Silence the Whisperers

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Silence the Whisperers
Season 10, Episode 4
Airdate October 27, 2019
Written by Geraldine Inoa
Directed by Michael Cudlitz
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The Walking DeadSeason Ten

Silence the Whisperers is the fourth episode of the tenth season of The Walking Dead, and the one hundred thirty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Christian Serratos (Rosita Espinosa), Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter), Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Khary Payton (Ezekiel), Ryan Hurst (Beta) (credit only), Samantha Morton (Alpha) (credit only)

and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan)

Also Starring: Callan McAuliffe (Alden), Avi Nash (Siddiq), Eleanor Matsuura (Yumiko), Cooper Andrews (Jerry), Nadia Hilker (Magna), Cailey Fleming (Judith Grimes), Cassady McClincy (Lydia), Lauren Ridloff (Connie), Dan Fogler (Luke), John Finn (Earl Sutton), Kenric Green (Scott), Juan Javier Cardenas (Dante), Angel Theory (Kelly), Lindsley Register (Laura), Kerry Cahill (Dianne), Nadine Marissa (Nabila), Blaine Kern III (Brandon)

Co-Starring: Gustavo Gomez (Marco) Anthony Azor (RJ), Jackson Pace (Gage), Tamara Austin (Nora), Jerri Tubbs (Margo), David Shae (Alfred), Austin Freeman (Alex)


Plot Overview

As a downed tree threatens Hilltop's safety, Lydia's ostracisation leads to a serious ramification.


Arc Advancement


  • A tree just outside Hilltop crashes in, ultimately destroying part of the wall. Most everyone suspects it's the Whisperers.
  • Michonne reveals to Daryl that keeping Lydia maybe what staves off Alpha.
  • Michonne, Judith, and Luke head to Oceanside after the report seeing a Whisperer.


  • Lydia is harassed and finally attacked. Negan intervenes and accidentally kills Margo. The council is split on what to do. Being the deciding vote, Gabriel finds Negan has escaped. Lydia falsely claims responsibility as an excuse to be locked in the cell.
  • Ezekiel has felt the loss of Henry, Carol, and the Kingdom, so much he considers suicide. After a talk with Michonne, he recovers.
  • It's revealed Yumiko was Magna's defence lawyer.
  • Despite having saved his life, Aaron still has doubt that Negan has changed.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The kiss between Ezekiel and Michonne is a nod to the graphic novels where the two are depicted as being in a relationship. This seems to be outright alluded to when he tells her something might have happened between them in another universe.

Memorable Moments


  • Daryl: Why help Lydia? You ain't no hero.
Negan: No. No, I'm not. I'm a sucker. See, I started believing in your way of life, your moral code. Hell, you even gave me a little taste of freedom, just so you could yank it away when I actually did the right thing. You gotta admit, that is pretty messed up. And we both know I appreciate some messed-up shit.