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‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ S2E10: Who Is the Man in the Post-Credits Scene?

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2 Episode 10, “The Last Light,” left fans with a lot of questions after that post-credits scene. If you’re trying to remember who the doctor is that we see at the end of the episode in the post-credits scene, we have all the details here.

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 10, “The Last Light.” The episode releases on TV on December 5.

If you watched the series finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, then you might be a little confused by that amazing post-credits scene. The man shown in the video at the end may look familiar to you, and there’s a reason for that. We last saw him on The Walking Dead in Season 1.

We’ve Seen the Man in the Post-Credits Scene Before

Here’s the man’s photo from the video in The Walking Dead World Beyond’s post-credit scene ending.


Now here’s a photo from his appearance on The Walking Dead Season 1.

Jenner (AMC)

The man’s name is Edwin Jenner and he was a virologist at the CDC. We last saw him in The Walking Dead Season 1 (Episodes “Wildfire” and “TS-19.”)

He’s the CDC Virologist from TWD Season 1

In those episodes, we learned that he was (supposedly) the last surviving CDC employee who survived by hiding in a CDC facility in Atlanta, Georgia, when the outbreak happened. He stayed at the facility, when his colleagues fled or killed themselves, to try to do what he could to help the world, according to The Walking Dead Wiki. He and his wife, Candace, and other colleagues tried to find a cure to reverse the outbreak. But the situation just kept getting worse. His wife eventually gets bitten and Jenner discovered that the time from death to reanimation for her was two hours, one minute, seven seconds. Using the CDC’s computer VI, he tried to find a cure and lost all contact with the outside world. (Or so he said.)

He made video logs of his work and eventually faced Rick and his friends when they arrived at the facility. He performed blood tests to clear everyone of infection (which, considering what we know now, doesn’t make much sense.) He showed them how the virus affected a test subject’s brain before, during, and after death (that test subject being his wife.) We later learn that Jenner told Rick that everyone carried the disease that turned people into walkers. Thus, they would all reanimate when they died — not just those who were bitten.

This was a major part of The Walking Dead (and a storyline that’s been debated among fans ever since as to whether or not they liked it.)

Now Jenner is back in the finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, which has released on AMC+ for subscribers and is releasing on TV on December 5.

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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