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What The End Credits Scene On Walking Dead: World Beyond Episode 6 Really Means

The Walking Dead universe got a little bigger with the debut of World Beyond

The series takes place ten years into the zombie apocalypse as a group of teenagers venture from the relative safety of the Civic Republic Military's control to search for the father of Hope (Alexa Mansour) and Iris Bennett (Aliyah Royale). The group's mission is to reach New York to find him, and along the way, they'll come of age in the midst of ever-present danger, both from the undead and the living. 

There are many ways the show can connect to what came before it, including how it could potentially provide more information into what really happened to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Some fans have criticized the show's slow pace, but episode 6, titled "Shadow Puppets," really picks things up. We get more time to spend with the characters and delve into their personalities and backstories as they inch ever closer in their mission to rescue Mr. Bennett. However, an intriguing end credits scene suggests things aren't going to be easy for the group going forward, and the kids should get ready for one heck of a fight coming up. 

Spoilers for The Walking Dead: World Beyond episode 6 ahead!

The end credits scene shows that the CRM knows the kids are coming

After the credits roll on "Shadow Puppets," we're treated to a stinger featuring Dr. Lyla Bellshaw (Natalie Gold). In the scene, she's flipping through files of Leopold Bennett (Joe Holt) that contain photographs of Iris and Hope. She then receives a phone call in which she states that Dr. Bennett isn't going to be a problem and that they're ready for whenever "they" arrive. The "they" here seems to refer to the main group of characters traveling to New York, which is a game-changer in the storyline. 

The scene suggests the kids are expected, and that rescuing Iris and Hope's father isn't going to go as smoothly as they anticipate. While not a ton of information is divulged, it sounds like the CRM has a plan for when the teenagers finally arrive. In a thread discussing the episode, Redditor u/taken_the_easy_way suggests, "It could be possible [they're] going to kill the father before the kids get to DC assuming he's not dead already."

If anything, the post-credits scene confirms that, for the moment, Leopold is alive, and the CRM has him doing some kind of experiments. What's less clear is what kind of research Leopold is doing on behalf of the CRM and what's going to happen to him once that research is complete. A lot of hinting has been going on so far on World Beyond, including what exactly it means to be an "A" or "B," and with only 20 episodes across two seasons set for this spin-off series, fans should expect some answers to come relatively soon.