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The Walking Dead Mega Buzz: Life's Not So Bad in The Kingdom

But at what price?

Liam Mathews

Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead is a necessary palate cleanser after the misery and brutality of the season premiere. The episode introduces a new location that shows there's another way to live in post-apocalyptic America, in a place where life is enjoyed rather than endured.

In "The Well," we catch up with Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) in The Kingdom, a colony presided over by the enigmatic King Ezekiel (Khary Payton). They were brought there by some of The Kingdom's knights, and to be honest, it doesn't look like a bad place to be while Carol recuperates from being shot.

The Kingdom is vastly different than any of the other D.C.-area colonies we've seen. Unlike Negan -- or Rick, to be honest -- Ezekiel leads with kindness rather than force, and The Kingdom is more peaceful than Alexandria. Sounds nice, right?

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Not so fast. The question you should be asking is: How has King Ezekiel built this utopian colony in such brutal times? Like other areas introduced previously on the show, things may not be quite what they seem...

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.