Mar/2019

Misty S., Here….

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Ok “Walking Dead” fans, I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the same thing happening in every episode with only a few little things to report. The whole cast just needs to magically find each other and deal with their emotional problems soon, or I’m likely to to throw something at my television. With that being said, let us dive into this episode which I have just renamed to “The Escape From the Crap House.”

We start with Sgt. Abraham, Rosita and Eugene heading to Washing D.C. with Glenn and Tara. These three are well known with the comic book fans. It is revealed that Eugene is a scientist and knows how to stop the virus with very classified information.  Sgt. Abraham is his protector and Rosita is Abraham’s girlfriend. We find out that Abraham is taking his role of helping to save the world very seriously when Glen tries to leave to go find Maggie at the end of the show. A fight breaks out between the two of them and walkers come out from the corn fields. Eugene goes crazy with the automatic weapon and shoots up the gas tank on the truck. All five of them are now on foot walking back to the bus. Did I mention that they are 3 hours drive time away from the bus? That’s basically the run down on those five. Eugene is creepy mullet guy and Sgt. Abraham has a hero complex. Glenn chooses to find Maggie instead of saving the world and Tara is going to follow Glenn anywhere.

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Michonne’s character has done a complete 180 degree turn in this episode. She is now opening up to Carl over the loss of her son, Andre, to help him cope with the believed loss of Judith. Rick is grateful to her for being there for Carl. She is grateful that she can be. The both of them go on a supply run together and leave Rick behind to rest.  It is on this run that Michonne opens up to Carl in a “game”. For every room in a house that they clear, she answers a questions about her life. I will add that this house is a much nicer house than they are currently camped out in. Carl finds out about Andre and that Michonne was never married. Michonne peacefully strolls through the house until she sees 5 dead children in a back room in a very disturbing scene. It appears that all five where hiding in this back bedroom and were shot while there. The scene had four laying on two beds and a young girl in a chair.  It is by Michonne shielding Carl from this scene and lying to him about it only being a dog in that room, instead of people, that you see how fully committed she is to being a protector and friend to Carl.

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Back at the crap house, Rick is asleep in an upstairs bedroom. He is awaken by a group of men who are now taking over the house. What happens after that is a fun game of Rick trying to hide and get out of the house before Carl and Michonne gets back. What made it even better is that he did not have a gun and had to use good ol’ hiding skills. You see Rick being completely vulnerable and truly scared in this scene.  Rick finally escapes out of an upstairs bathroom window after killing one of the guys who was in there and taking his gun. Rick hides in the bushes and makes a run for it only after another man goes back inside. Rick is able to alert Carl and Michonne in time and they all get out safely. The three of them end up on the railroad tracks headed to the same town that Carol, Tyrese and the girls were headed to.

This episode did not have a lot going on. If you were expecting an all out badass episode, this is not the one. ‘Walking Dead‘, you’re slacking. Pick up the pace. You do realize that by this point in the apocalypse, most people who are alive are the bad guys. It is an eye opening experience. I am ready for all of the cast to meet up with each and realize that they are all alive. I hope in the next few episodes that this happens. Let me know what you think.

-Misty S.

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