SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses Episode 15 (titled “The Tower”) of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 10. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed all available episodes and wish to avoid spoilers.
The latest episode of The Walking Dead saw a group of characters hiding out inside an abandoned hospital. However, some eagle-eyed fans may have noticed something familiar about this location. According to Heavy, the hospital used in Episode 15 was also used back in Season 5 as the location where Beth Green (Emily Kinney) lost her life.
Episode 15 saw the community taking refuge inside a deserted hospital following the attack on Hilltop by the Whisperers. After a massive fire broke out, the community was forced to flee. However, knowing that the battle was not over — even though Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) had killed their leader, Alpha (Samantha Morton) — the group was hesitant to travel to other surrounding communities, choosing to hide out in this remote location instead.
While most of the scenes featuring this location were shot inside, once the episode drew to a close, an expansive shot of the building’s exterior was revealed. It was at that point that viewers started making the connection.
Does that mean the group is in the same location where Beth died?
As Heavy points out, this is a case of the network using a previously established filming location, but using it as a new location within the TV series. The storyline involving Beth and Daryl (Norman Reedus) occurred at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, whereas the current location — Hilltop — is in Virginia, some 20 miles away from the Alexandria Safe Zone. The next closest community, Oceanside, is also situated in the same state.
The set used for Grady Memorial Hospital is also not the real Atlanta hospital of the same name. As Uproxx points out, it is merely a closed set which is available for AMC to use as often as needed in The Walking Dead.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Beta (Ryan Hurst) is the new leader of the Whisperers and the episode closed with him leading a massive herd of walkers to the doors of the hospital. This means that the Season 10 finale will deal with the imminent battle between the warring factions. However, it is unclear yet when this episode will air. This is due to current social distancing laws now in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.