It’s all-out war in Season 8. Don’t miss the Season 8 Premiere of The Walking Dead, Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c on AMC.
The Walking Dead episode “Try” 3/22/15
“I tried. I watched him die.”~ Glenn, referring to Noah
Last week was an insane episode… this week we see the fallout from the lives lost.
Sasha isn’t sleeping, spending all her time in the tower picking off walkers. When she went into the forest to hunt them down, Michonne tries to calm her down, but Sasha has snapped.
Glenn fires back at Nicholas, who lies to the cameras about what happened to Deanna’s son. Glenn knows he could have left Nicholas behind but chose not to. But he lets Nicholas know that he won’t tolerate Nicholas going on the outside again, which would put people in danger.
Carl and Enid run around outside the walls, lamenting the fact that they can’t be kids in this new world. They find themselves trapped by walkers in tight quarters, and a budding teen romance seems to be on the way.
Darryl and Aaron are unsuccessfully trying to figure out the “W” killer. This time they not only found dismembered bodies, but found a disemboweled woman tied to tree. Hmmmm….
The knowledge of Jesse’s abuse has pushed Rick to the edge. He tells Deanna, who asks him to stay out of it because as a surgeon, Pete is too valuable to the group. He confronts Jesse who asks him to butt out. But Rick and Pete end up duking it out. As the town gathers to break up the fight, Rick pulls a gun on the group telling them they are crazy if they think they are safe. Michonne clocks him, and he’s unconscious.
Will our gang survive their stay in Alexandria? Next week is the season finale! And since no character died this episode… uh oh.
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The Walking Dead recap Episode “After” original air date 2/9/14
WARNING! This recap/review contains spoilers.
“It’s for you.” ~ Rick
O.K. I have to say I laughed out loud when I heard this line. A brief moment of levity in a show known more for its heartbreaking emotional moments and gruesome deaths.
But don’t worry, there were plenty of those in this episode too.
Picking up essentially where we left off at the end of the last all too brief ½ season, we find the prison over-run with walkers and our favorite survivors scattered. Michonne returns to full survival mode with a few leashed walkers, only after she delivers the final blow to poor Herschel.
We saw more of Michonne’s back story this episode. In a dream sequence, it was
revealed that she had a child, a lover and a friend that possibly all made it through a primary wave of walkers (remember, this is a dream, not a flashback.) The lover and friend apparently became her early pets, which is why she found it so hard to kill them during the Andrea/Governor time.
Run-down and close to emotional defeat, Michonne finds a new leash on life (pardon the pun) after seeing a look-alike walker. She proceeds to go all Katana on a herd, taking out her pets too. She is ready and determined to look ahead.
Rick and Carl find their own way, and this direction has been a long time coming. Beaten and battered, Rick and Carl eventually find a home to, well, call home for the moment. There’s a great scene where Carl stumbles into the bedroom of a pre-teen probably his age, complete with posters, a big screen TV and video games… that are unfortunately worthless now.
Rick continues to criticize Carl for not being careful for his own safety. Carl not only lashes out at Rick, but takes matters into his own hands, “clearing” areas of walkers on his own. Short on bullets, Carl nevertheless finds himself in situations he needs to shoot himself out of. He’s proud of himself and brags to an unconscious Rick that he can take care of himself, he doesn’t need Rick anymore.
But clearing another house while looking for food, he nearly becomes walker lunch himself. He escapes… and rewards himself by opening a giant can of pudding and eating it (OK, you have to see it.)
Returning to the home, Carl apologizes, letting Rick know that he can’t live without him. But, what’s this? Rick has got that crazy moaning and… has he turned? Nope. Andrew Lincoln’s contract isn’t up yet. Rick recovers just in time for “ding dong” goes the doorbell. And thus the above-mentioned line. Michonne has stumbled upon their home.
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