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Who is Blowing the Horn at the End of ‘First Time Again’?

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Warning: spoilers for the premiere episode of Season 6 of The Walking Dead

Season 6 of The Walking Dead premiered Sunday night to much anticipation from fans eagerly awaiting the show’s return. On the hot-list of questions that begged for answers during the hiatus involved the story line from the very end of Season 5: the Wolves. Since we only got a taste of what the Wolves are capable of, fans have been left to wonder what greater role they will play in Season 6.

While we didn’t actually get to see any of The Wolves in the premiere episode, there was a small sequence (actually, a rather large cliffhanger), that may have involved this mysterious group. As you may remember, the premiere episode focused on our group of survivors hashing and executing a plan to draw a mega-herd of walkers out of the quarry and away from the Alexandria Safe Zone.

After a few hurdles – Ethan Embry’s newly introduced character not only died, but almost foiled the entire plan – it appeared as though the group had successfully completed their plan. However, a few moments later, a horn, coming from the direction of the Alexandria Safe Zone, starts to blare, resulting in thousands of walkers to shift their attention towards the ASZ. This is where the episodes ends, but so far, speculations have pointed attention to two possible culprits.

The Obvious: The Wolves

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Up until now our group of survivors hasn’t had much, if any, interaction with the group known as The Wolves. So it seems a little strange that The Wolves would randomly decide to foil Rick’s plans. However, as we already know, The Wolves are more interested in destruction than finding a place to call home. So it wouldn’t necessarily be surprising that they didn’t care about destroying the ASZ in the process of killing Rick and his group. But again – at this time, what exactly is the motivation?

The Less Obvious: Ron

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In the premiere episode, Rick gives Ron a couple of life lessons – which he isn’t too keen on. Surprisingly, Jesse even seems to want Rick to stay away from her and her children. Since we all know Ron is a little salty towards Rick for killing his father, is it possible that Ron wanted to foil Rick’s plan? It would be pretty shocking and unexpected. It also wouldn’t make much sense, seeing as it would literally destroy their home. But then again, Ron is a child and not 100% logical at times. Maybe he doesn’t realize the amount of destruction he can cause.

So what do you think? Is it Ron or The Wolves blowing the horn at the end of Episode 1? Is it possible that it could be someone entirely different? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Sebastian C.

Sebastian C.

Sebastian is the lead host of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast. In his spare time, you can find him watching trashy reality television like Survivor and Big Brother.
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