or: Don’t mess with Carol
This week, featuring my roomates Aaron Kawakami, and Mikey McClain, both can be found on their somewhat defunct twitter accounts (lol)
Aaron Kawakami: @kawasaks
Mikey McClain: [pending]
Director: David Boyd
Rick, Carol and Daryl come up with a plan to get their guns back. Meanwhile, a party is thrown for the new arrivals, as Sasha has trouble to fit in on the normalcy of Alexandria.
“You can tell the difference between a human and a walker by sound? Can you tell the difference between a friend and an enemy?” – Aaron
Carol innocently casing the joint and acting like a noob is just perfect.
Abraham and Rosita look incredibly awful pretending to be civilized. Or just to be in Civies in general.
Daryl and Aaron make for a heartwarming odd couple of outsiders, and they make good foils, as well as their effective, if somewhat obvious, allegory of trying to capture a wild horse, that is resisting capture.
Aaron, “I thought they were going to propose a threesome.”
Mikey “I do like the way they handle the homosexual characters. It’s not overly sexual, and the fact that he is gay is not who he is, but just a facet of his character”
“I carried a hand gun, and a rifle sometimes when I was outside. But I ain’t no expert, with those at least.” – Carol
Sasha is suffering from Zombia PTSD, but at least, compared Abraham and Rosita, she cleans up well.
Also Rick and Jessie sexual tension is both stressful, but dang it’s about time Rick got a break.
Mikey: It’s pretty obvious in this episode that there is going to be conflict between [Jessie’s] husband and him.
Aaron: I want to see how Rick will use his new position of authority to manipulate her. And the conflict that will arise. Notice that when they said “Hi” to him, Rick grabbed his gun.
Mike: And Rick 1) knows about being cheated on and 2) has been known to kill for his own gain.
Mikey: Yeah, but before the gain was survival.
Mike: Yeah, and now the stakes are lower, but more personal.
The hidden council triumvirate of Carol, Rick, and Daryl is also pretty amazing, and the stolen guns, as well as the symbolism Michone deciding to put up her sword, and then Daryl, Rick, and Carol going their separate ways when they reentered Alexandria.
Mikey: “I love how ruthless Carol is, she does what needs to be done. But I think she is going to get caught because she stole the chocolate.”
Mike: Yeah, it’s so in Carol’s character to steal the chocolate. It’s like she is saying “no one can tell me what I can’t and can have.” Carol has decided that she doesn’t trust Alexandria at all.
Mikey: And Rick is still on the fence.
Mike: In the end scene he literally is on the fence.
Aaron: And Daryl is the one who wants to try to make it work.
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