The Walking Dead's Latest Victim Speaks About His Powerful Final Arc

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The Walking Dead said goodbye to its first major casualty of the season Sunday night. 

Before we delve into this, you have been spoiler warned. 

During the final few minutes of The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 7, Siddiq realized that Dante was in the barn the day Alpha took the heads of several people. 

Helping Out a Whisperer - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 7

When he tried to escape Dante's clutches, the Whisperer strangled Siddiq to death to keep him silent. 

Throughout the installment, Siddiq started to realize that someone had been messing with Alexandria's water supply, making people sick. 

Looking for Meaning - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 7

But Siddiq's PTSD took center stage as he kept thinking back to the day he was forced to watch Alpha behead the people he was close with. 

Siddiq actor, Avi Nash has opened up about his thoughts on the development.

"[Showrunner Angela Kang] and I were having our standard pre-season phone call in April when she let me know the news," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"But she's such a masterful storyteller that rather than be sad or regretful over Siddiq's death, I was thrilled and excited to be tasked with such a powerful arc."

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"We ended up being on the phone for hours as we delved into his PTSD, his fragility, new fatherhood – the writers gifted me with a journey that had all the complexities I could dream of."

It's always difficult to say goodbye to characters, especially on a show that seems to be losing the familiar faces at an alarming rate. 

Nash joined the cast during The Walking Dead Season 8 when Carl (RIP!) gave him food, and slowly brought him into the fold at Alexandria. 

Siddiq grew throughout the whole process and became one of the show's better characters. Fans had questions about Dante from the get-go, questioning whether he could be a Whisperer in disguise. 

Siddiq is Confused - The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 7

It remains to be seen how this will shake out and if anyone picks up on Dante's betrayal on The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 8 -- The final episode of 2019. 

What we do know is that a Whisperer is dead, Gamma knows Lydia is alive, and Lydia is walking around herself. There's a lot up in the air, but at least we know the midseason finale has been expanded to 80 minutes. 

What did you think of the twist? Will you miss Siddiq?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember, you can watch The Walking Dead online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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