or: Don’t Open, Love Inside
This week, featuring returning guests Mikey McClain and Jason Akinaka, and they can be found at:
Mikey McClain: redacted
Jason Akinaka: instimatewithstrangers
Director: None Listed (what up, IMDB?) Michael Edison Satrazemis was posted later in the day
While out recruiting, Daryl and Aaron find troubling signs of human activity. In Alexandria, Rick and Pete have their confrontation.
“We live in a world where people gotta die. Sometimes you get to choose who. Or you wait too long and someone chooses for you.” – Rick
The idea of killing people to maintain society is an odd quandary that Rick and Deanna brings up
Carol gives Rick the most convincing argument to kill someone, and it’s the age old, “because his Wife is hot” argument.
Jason: Carol is unpredictable
Mike Maybe she is just doing what she thinks is right
Jason I don’t think she has a concept or wrong or right
Mikey: She does what she thinks is necessary
Jason And that’s why she’s unpredictable, because what does that even mean?
And apparently love is in the air (or in trees and out of windows) in Alexandria, because both Grimes boys have “romantic” arcs Rick and Jessie
Jason: One word, Friendzoned. And now he is pissed
Mikey: And now he is going to shoot someone!
“Would you do this for anyone else?” – Jessie
Jason: He’d probably do it for a read headed maid.
Mikey: Rick has bitten a guys throat out. You don’t want to mess with him.
Carl and Enid sitting in a tree. K-N-I-F-I-N-G, … kinda.
Jason: That was a convenient hole in a tree
Mikey: I thought they were going to make out right there with the walkers
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“People like you should be dead, but these walls came up just in time.” – Glen
Continuing the tradition of Gabriel from the previous episode, a character that Rick and Co saved will backstab the group. Nick and his lying: the man has no redeemable quality
Mike – Checkov’s Glock belongs to Nick!
Mikey – He better not be going after Glen
And Sasha is still struggling with PTSD
Jason: She should just stick her eye on that scope.
Mike: That is some serious PTSD
And when Sasha and crew go psycho on walkers.
Jason: Even Michone is missing it
Mike Its like this scene is here to remind you that we have multi racial women in this show, that kick butt
Mikey – Sasha just doesn’t have a range of emotions. Everything is always extreme angst.
Glen shows that he is ready to take charge. (We all have a man crush on Glen)
Jason – Glen is right, you’re just going to get killed
Mikey – Glen is so cool
Mike – Glen ain’t going to take your crap anymore.
This is the first time I’ve been outside for awhile. It already feels different – Michone
That’s a good thing – Rosita
I don’t know if it is. – Michone
Michone and Rosita take a walk outside for the first time. Reminding us that there is still an element of the wild involved in society.
Jason Seriously Rosita, a knife?
Mikey Well, for a walker…
Mike She can do whatever she wants. Rosita is hot
The W people and the disturbing events surrounding them. I’m sure it’s going to lead to something,
but for now it is a great sub plot.
“This place? This place, we’re just living here. But their rules, we don’t have to answer to them.” -Rick
In the words of my roommate, “one of the best episodes yet.” The quickly collapsing character arcs and inevitable spiral to conflict was, if not completely subtle or original, at least effective.
Of course, the scene that warrants the most discussion is the ending scene, Rick vs. Society. Rick is used to having things go his way, and it doesn’t help that Carol has been whispering honey and poison into Rick’s ear. So know, if we are following the comics, some very serious business is about to go down while Rick is out. And when he wakes up, we shall see if he was right or wrong. “The World needs Rick Grimes.”
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