The Walking Dead 2/28/16: Knots Untie

Mom and dad….and so it begins! Meet the Clans! So now you know that Jesus has the same job with Hilltop as Aaron has for the Alexandria Safe Zone; to find humans, recruit, or work with them. Finding Harlan, from Hilltop community, was perfect timing, especially for Maggie. And did you notice how Rick wanted Maggie to talk to Gregory? Because “she needs to start doing these things”. Just like the comics. There were many similarities and differences. You find out more about Negan and the Saviors for one. You see that Hilltop is not as secure for another. I’m kinda concerned about them “riding into town” per se, guns a blazing without knowing how many people are in that clan, how well armed they are, and how to get through the entrance undetected. There’s just a few of them with a few guns too. This may not end well….just sayin. What did you think?

It might be that they showed us Lucile early to be prepared. Gregory is an idiot! He reminds me of Trump! Haha! I dunno what’s going on with Abraham, it’ll be good to get that story going more clearly. And I think it must be hard for them to have all the characters in each episode since it is only an hour long with commercials. Carol and Morgan will be back and important to the group still. I’d like to see if the Safe Zone becomes safe again or if they move away. We shall see. I absolutely love the actor playing Negan! He’s a bad man. The Governor will seem tame next to him, IMO. If they had everyone from the original crew going to the Saviors they would kick ass. But alas, some must die.

The Walking Dead 2/21/16: The Next World

Rebuilding the Safe Zone, trying to find people and supplies. Good times. They finally introduce Jesus, Rick’s good friend in the comics. It’ll be interesting to see how that relationship evolves in the show. The hardest part of this episode was watching the truck with supplies sink. Oh man, that sucked! The Deanna scene was so overdone and ridiculous. She was surrounded by a horde of zombies so she’d be gone or bitten big time for sure. Didn’t really see many marks on her which made me not care so much. It’s possible she turned prior to them entering the room she was in but really, who cares! I thought it was nice/creepy that Carl thinks a loved one should kill people they love. I’m thinking he has issues since he did kill his mom. Shakespeare would be proud! Oh and the ending! That’s the way it should be, a friendship that blossoms into a relationship. And then to have Jesus at the foot of your bed! Hallelujah!! We know Negan is close by, now we’ve met Jesus, so will all the groups from the comics come to the small screen too? Will Robert Kirkman mix it up and write something new and exciting or will it repeat the comics from this point on with the characters we know. There are too many new characters and variables so I hope it’s all exciting and fresh!

The Walking Dead 2/14/16: No Way Out

Mid-season opener was AWESOME! I was real worried when they ran into Negan’s people. Then BOOM! From a character that doesn’t even exist in the comics! Daryl is the bomb, but keep in mind, since he doesn’t exist, he can die any moment. Then again, the writers have already shown us that this is not the comics and anything goes. The scene where they’re all walking around the zombies of course makes me wonder why they don’t do that all the time. To go shopping, to get clothes, food, medicine. I’d get all bloody to keep alive and get supplies. Just makes sense and they’ve known that since season one. I think they need more blood on them and of course to shut up! I was hopeful Rick found love, but not so much. Gotta be quiet. Zombies don’t talk. A lot of different stories going on all at once and when they came together it was fabulous. What Rick did at first seemed ridiculous! You cannot beat that many at once! But when everyone came together and worked together, well that was unbelievable. The dead stayed dead. And they were everywhere. Not sure what happens next. Obviously Negan is coming. What are your thoughts?

The Walking Dead 11/29/15: Start To Finish

What a mid-season finale! No one died….yet. Who do you think will die? Maggie, the wolf, Deanna is due to go for sure we just didn’t see it. The horde looked like what I see every year at the zombie crawl, good times! Negan is on his way to visit for sure. Will he have another Lucile for Glenn? Will they rebuild Alexandria? Will that kid stop calling his mom?

The Walking Dead 3/29/15: Conquer

We now know, the Wolves. Everything gets returned. Opening scene with Morgan was badass awesome, yet he should have straight up killed them. The “wolf” was clear that they take what they want and burn the place down. Morgan unfortunately is wrong, all life is not precious. Carol knows how to deal with it all now; dead, living, adults, children, baking and cooking. An abused woman who hasn’t gotten professional help during the zombie apocalypse is the voice of reason, go figure. Sasha burying the dead is her way of closure, cleaning it up and moving on….or resting with them…..weird. Asking Father Gabriel for anything after everything she knows means she’s still trying to deal. The last twelve minutes is what this episode was all about! That’s when the “shi**” Abraham was talking about went down. I felt so bad for Deanna, she lost her son and then her husband within, what, a week? Jesh! But the last scene, her giving the okay to kill a human, Rick shooting him, and Morgan seeing it! Morgan’s been looking for Rick this entire time and to see him kill a human…all life is precious….this will be interesting. Recap signing off until Halloween. Final words, what are your thoughts.

The Walking Dead 3/22/15: Try

Some believe the W is for the Wolves from the comics. Or possibly the Scavengers, which makes more sense from the comic book perspective. I think it’s something closer to home. When Deanna mentioned to Rick that they don’t kill humans just make them leave. Well, what if they make them leave AND carve a W in their forehead too. Just sayin it could be something sadistic like that too. No one’s gone there as a theory so I thought I would. Kinda like the scarlet letter, just being carved into you instead. Sasha is fine, she’s just healing her own way. She lost a brother and a boyfriend, it totally makes sense. She’s not insane, just grieving. Michonne understood that and for a brief moment joined in too. It can’t be easy losing loved ones in that world. But let’s move on people! Then there’s Carl. I think he likes that girl, who by the way is obviously an idiot! Who hides in a tree with walkers around? I mean really, what were they thinking! Young foolish love is all I can say. Sam, yet again, spying on Carol is creepy. Carol’s peace offering to Deanna was so cute, right? A woman loses her only son and Carol leaves a little food as a condolence. You would think that the community would have a funeral or something. Where is everyone all the time???? Such an odd place. Such odd people. I can’t wrap my head around how strange they all are. They seem more like the walking dead than alive. Then there’s the story of Jesse, Rick and Pete. He beats his wife and scares his kid. This is absolutely not acceptable yet should he die for it? In a civilized society we would have the person seek help, get a divorce, yet there’s nothing civilized left is what Rick is saying. Not sure why Michonne hit Rick. Yes, Rick was a bit whacked, but again, does he need to be hit? Are we left with violence as the answer to everything? Do we allow this type of behavior because of what “job” the individual can do for the greater good of the group? And we finally saw who took Rick’s gun. Thoughts? Surprised? Daryl has no idea what’s going on back there and he won’t be happy when he sees the end results. That’ll be interesting for sure! The safe zone is far from safe since humans are not all they seem to be. Why can’t we all just get along……

The Walking Dead 3/15/15: Spend

What I got out of this episode is a couple of things.

For the ones outside of Alexandria Safe Zone, both groups had the same issue: do you leave a person behind to save yourself? We got to see how it played out. It’s interesting that Rick’s group is always willing to save the humans. I don’t call them people, just human because they care only for themselves: selfish! How will Deanna react to her son’s death? What did you think about Noah, pretty gruesome? The foreman of the construction crew at least knew what needed to happen and let Abraham be in charge.

And then there is Carol! Carol is so broken, my heart goes out to her! She lost an abusive husband but the only man she loved and her precious daughter. This allows her to see the abusive nature of Peter, Sam’s dad. She’s right, he needs to die and Rick’s the one to do it. Why do the kids try and connect with Carol? It’s more than just cookies because all kids have connected to her.

Oh Father Gabriel! How lost and wrong you are! Take off the collar because you don’t deserve to wear it. Pope Francis would be ashamed of you! Rick’s crew are the ONLY people who actually care about other people! I mean come on, are you kidding me! He’s so broken that he really (seriously really people) needs to die!

It’s an episode that was more of one to lead up to the next. It’s getting interesting and then it’ll be done for the summer.

They want you to look at the flowers.