The Walking Dead season 10: Will an epidemic wipe Alexandria off the map?

Avi Nash as Siddiq, Juan Javier Cardenas as Dante - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Avi Nash as Siddiq, Juan Javier Cardenas as Dante - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

In season 10, episode 6 of The Walking Dead, Alexandria’s residents find themselves confronting a contagious illness. Will this be the end of their community?

To clarify, we’re not looking at another pig-flu like we got in season 4 of The Walking Dead. The illness afflicting Alexandria’s residents in “Bonds” is born from a tainted water supply. Gamma (Thora Birch) contaminated their water source by disemboweling a walker upstream, leaving all sorts of deadly toxins in the water.

The worse thing about Gamma’s actions is she may have triggered an epidemic that’ll spread until Alexandria is consumed. Not every resident is suffering from feverish symptoms yet, but once a few sick people turn undead, they’ll infect the other ill patients and then it’ll merely be a matter of time before the community’s collapse.

Fortunately, Dante (Juan Javier Cardenas) and Siddiq (Avi Nash) are on top of nursing their patients back to health. They’re struggling at the moment, but who’s to say they can’t pull together for their people?

As far as which characters are ailing from the contagion, Rosita (Christian Serratos) is one of the sickest. She fell mysteriously ill and seems to be getting worse with each passing day. Rosita can recover, but a high fever will ultimately end with her turning into a zombie. We’ve seen it happen before.

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What’s worse is Rosita turning unexpectedly could place Baby Coco in danger, too. Siddiq, Eugene (Josh McDermitt), and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) have been playing house husband, but if Rosita were to take a shift with the baby, she could devour her own child before anyone suspects a thing.

More importantly, Rosita’s infection could spread to the rest of Alexandria. They’re all drinking from the same water source so they’re all susceptible to it. On top of that, Gamma and the other Whisperers have likely tainted the communities’ water supply more than once. In doing so, they’ve cut Alexandria’s chances of survival down to half or less.

The bigger takeaway from this episode is that a contaminated water source may force Alexandria’s residents to migrate elsewhere. We witnessed Ezekiel (Khary Payton) abandoning the Kingdom after he could no longer maintain it. Alexandria will be in the same position if their main water source becomes permanently tainted.

Do you think Alexandria will fall thanks to the illness spreading about? Let us know in the comments.

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