jessea

First and foremost, I want to thank tenerife-jessea for posting a video of the new promo, which can be found here! I also want to thank mrsbethdixon for the gif below.

I’m not even going to say how many times I’ve watched the new promo, but that is not a walker. A walker wouldn’t press their hands against the window like that. It looks like someone is trying to look through the window and see what’s outside. I have never seen a walker do that on the show, but please correct me if I’m wrong. I did some digging, and found a few gifs of walkers pressing their hands against windows that we can compare to the promo.

I know some of these aren’t the greatest quality, but hopefully you can still see what’s important. As you can see, walkers typically slam their hand against the glass, and maybe slide their hand downwards. Their movements are always a bit clumsy, erratic and very aggressive. They claw, scratch, pound and attack windows.

Now, lets take another look at the promo.

What interests me most is that the “walker” in the promo moves their hand across the window rather than downwards, like they’re trying to get a better look. A walker might slide their hand downwards, but otherwise they pick their hand up and slam it against the window again. Once the person in the car makes contact with the window, they never pick up their hands or slam them against the glass. It also doesn’t look like they’re trying to escape or attack something on the outside like a walker would. Yes, you might argue that the clip is very brief, but it’s still obvious that the hand movements in the promo differ from the hand movements of walkers. The way the person moves is much more deliberate than any walker I’ve seen on the show. They also don’t look aggressive or violent like a walker would normally appear.

Whether that’s Beth in the car is still up for debate, but I’m pretty confident that it’s not a walker. Please feel free to share any other evidence you guys might have! :)