"This premiere is so big that we are doing Talking Dead live from Hollywood Forever Cemetery for 2000 fans..."
—Chris Hardwick, New York Comic Con 2016
I realized a few days ago that New York Comic Con came and went, because The Waking Dead panel was in my YouTube recommended videos. This close to the premiere, and both anticipating and dreading it, I had to watch and be reassured and terrified that out of every unbearable thing that has happened, this moment would be the one to permanently haunt me. That this season would be somehow more unrelenting than ever, if that's even possible. That this unrepentant villain would eventually be the most satisfying to end. And because this is one extraordinarily talented and tight-knit cast that I could listen to all day.