After Rick asked King Ezekiel to joins forces with him to fight Negan and his Saviors in the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, the leader of the Kingdom said he would sleep on the offer and give the Alexandria leader his answer in the morning. And when morning came, Ezekiel met with Rick and his group in the Kingdom courtyard and, disappointingly, explained that he would rather hold on to the fragile peace he has with the Saviors than risk the lives of his people.
On The Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick pointed out that two very personal easter eggs can be spotted just before Ezekiel gives his response to Rick's offer. The son and daughter of Greg Nicotero, who directed last night's "Rock in the Road" episode, played two of the kids practicing their archery skills.
"We've been on the air for seven years," Nicotero explained on the after-show program. "My kids, you know, I have to spend a lot of time away from my family when we're filming. And they've sort of told me, 'I don't know if we want to be walkers on the show' — because they don't want the contact lenses. So in this episode, there's a moment where my son, Deven, and my daughter, Alyssa, are in the scene with Ezekiel. When Ezekiel turns and talks to Rick and the group, my kids are in the background shooting arrows and being taught and trained to take care of themselves as Kingdomers. And that made me really happy to be able to have my kids in the episode."
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