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TWD: World Beyond Season 2 Episode 6 Scene Fans Thought Went Too Far

In the trilogy of AMC's "Walking Dead" TV shows, "World Beyond" will be the first to end. The spin-off debuted in 2020 and is now over halfway through its 2nd and final season. It's set in the Midwest and follows a group of teenagers coming of age with few memories of the pre-apocalyptic world, although they're initially sheltered from the dangers of their reality. The show's 2nd season continues their ongoing conflict with the Civic Republic Military, a secretive group that slaughtered their former community, and its sixth episode — "Who Are You?" — follows the group of survivors as they question one another's motives. In a bold move, Will Campbell (Jelani Alladin) and Indira's son Dev (Abubakr Ali) embark on a dangerous mission to break into the CRM base.

Fans on the "World Beyond" subreddit broke down key moments from "Who Are You?" on their weekly live episode discussion thread, with many stunned by one moment in particular. So, which "World Beyond" scene did "Walking Dead" fans think went too far?

World Beyond fans were surprised by Dev's fate

While anyone familiar with the "Walking Dead" franchise knows the end-of-the-world series features many sad deaths, some still manage to shock even the most tuned-in fans. For "World Beyond" viewers, Dev's death at the hands of the CRM came as a surprise. While opening up about his family, Dev's speech is suddenly cut off, and his blood splatters on Will's face as a group of guards appears. "You know, I should be used to the 'person getting killed unexpectedly during a heartfelt moment' thing since it's happened god knows how many times across the franchise ... but the ending still managed to catch me off guard somehow," admitted u/Delnation, cursing at the end of their post. 

The comment received more than 50 upvotes, with several replies from fans whose opinions ranged from calling the scene being predictable to a "great, surprising moment." One Redditor called the trope "very unprecedented" for "World Beyond," which tends to be less intense than its companion shows. Another user pointed out the franchise's use of an "emotional exchange or psychological epiphany" that leads to a fatal shot. "At least Dev wasn't shouting like a fool, and it was night ... but you'd think after all this time in the apocalypse, people would save this s*** for secure compounds," they wrote.