The Walking Dead: When Does Michonne Return?

When is Danai Gurira’s Michonne again on The Walking Dead? We final noticed Michonne and daughter Judith () heading from Hilltop to Oceanside in episode 10×04, “Silence the Whisperers,” the place Michonne answered a misery name over the radio. Judith, having proved a succesful warrior when Hilltop was invaded by walkers after a sneak assault from the Whisperers left the farming colony uncovered, fortunately went alongside for extra mommy-daughter bonding time, with Luke (Dan Fogler) tagging alongside to reconnect with romantic prospect Jules (Alex Sgambati). This Sunday’s 10×07, “Open Your Eyes,” appears to be like to place a give attention to the mentally unwell Siddiq (Avi Nash) as he confronts his trauma from the evening of the Whisperer murders, whereas Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) take care of a Whisperer hostage whereas an unknown illness infects Alexandria.

Michonne is predicted to subsequent return within the mid-season finale, “The World Before.” According to its official synopsis, “A fight causes tensions in Oceanside while the Alexandrians set out on a high-stakes mission.”

Oceanside is the newest group to return below assault from Alpha (Samantha Morton) and her Whisperers: they beforehand directed a stream of walkers in direction of Alexandria as a part of an assault that lasted 49 hours, upended a tree to take out Hilltop’s gates, and Gamma (Thora Birch) was seen tainting the river — the likeliest clarification for the rising variety of bedridden Alexandrians.

Whatever occurs subsequent at Oceanside, it will likely be a part of a goodbye tour of types for Michonne and Judith: Gurira might be exiting the present by the top of the season.

“[Michonne is] dealing with the massive threat for her community, and that involves taking a lot more comprehensive responsibility,” Gurira mentioned on a previous episode of Talking Dead forward of Season 10. “And at the same time, really feeding into her daughter. There’s a lot of great stuff that connects her and Judith, into Judith really becoming her mother’s daughter. That’s a very beautiful thing, in terms of, ‘How do you deal with an enemy, and how do you raise a daughter in this world?’ It’s a very cool sort of journey they’re taking together.”

In April, showrunner Angela Kang famous Gurira would have a “reduced” function this 12 months due to outdoors commitments, however would nonetheless have a “significant” function to play in Season 10.

“Well, we are going to be doing some creative things with the order in which we write and shoot things so that she’s sort of woven in a little bit,” she advised Deadline. “With Black Panther, Avengers and performs of her personal and all the things, I feel Danai clearly is having a tremendous profession second. She’s like a world treasure.”

TWD chief content material officer Scott Gimple has since hinted Gurira might transition to the approaching film collection, the place Michonne might be reunited with long-missing lover Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

How which may occur stays a intently guarded secret. Executive producer Denise Huth earlier teased Michonne’s exit “will ultimately be very satisfying and also raise a whole bunch of other questions.”

Could Michonne’s departure have something to do with the so-far unseen Virgil (Kevin Carroll)? The character, described as a “resourceful” survivor who’s “desperate to get home,” was first introduced at San Diego Comic-Con in July alongside Birch’s Gamma. How Virgil comes into play stays to be seen, however he’s anticipated to be launched earlier than TWD goes on winter break.


Episode 10×07, “Open Your Eyes,” airs Sunday, Nov. 17. “The World Before” premieres Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9/8c on AMC. The again half of Season 10 will premiere in early 2020.

For extra TWD intel, comply with the writer @CameronBonomolo on Twitter.

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