It's been a few weeks since a TWD thread, so I'll give it a try.
Alexandria seems to be on the up and up, I like Deanna and I'd be surprised if she ends up being Governor v2.0.
Carl was great in the episode, "Video games? Wait, what?!"
I was waiting for Rick to ask them what they do when someone dies inside the community. It doesn't seem like they're equipped to deal with something like that. Perhaps it's because they've been there for such a short time that it hasn't come up? People have only died on supply runs?
Alexandria is pretty lucky that no one has come by with tear gas and ladders. Maybe the teenage girl that ran into the woods is heading back to her group that will try to take over?
I worry that the show is becoming a horror version of Gullivers's Travels, bouncing from warped settlement to warped settlement, always ending up back on the road. They have a chance to change that pattern here, and Rick's last line gave me hope. Especially since the episode did it's damnedest to suggest he was easing back into a soft life.
Love Carol's sleeper agent strategy. Love Daryl's refusal to change. This is who he is. Being part of a McMansion community would be role play, and he doesn't have any interest in that.
Glenn popping Aiden was glorious. I think Maggie thought so too.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Originally posted by Matt TrackerGlenn popping Aiden was glorious.
Not just popping him, but more or less shrugging him off like he was a nothing moron - which is kind of staggering when you consider Season 1 or Season 2 Glenn.
(Apparently, in ROTC they don't train you to not telegraph your right-hook.)
I think Deanna is concerned with the fact that her little idyllic community has become weak and complacent, which is the reason she needs to recruit people from the outside who are more aware as to the lengths things on the outside have fallen apart. I don't really see Rick going the violent overthrow route - I think they'll toy with that for a while (like they did with him turning over Michonne to the Governor), but it won't actually happen.
I thought this episode was great for the subtle ways they toyed with the 'other shoe dropping' ala Woodbury and Terminus. I felt like we kept waiting for there to be SOMETHING massively wrong - and yet all we got were subtle hints (that weird dude on the porch, the supply run party playing around with Walkers, the video taped interviews, etc) without any major reveals. Everything built up to the Aiden-Glenn confrontation, which was quickly defused.
Maybe the teenage girl that ran into the woods is heading back to her group that will try to take over?
And my suspicion is that there is an outside threat that will derail Rick's desire to take control.
It was a pleasant change to them traipsing around the wilderness. The sense of reluctance was felt from both Rick's group and, I'm guessing, most of the audience. I'm sure it will all 'go bad' soon enough, but it was good to see the characters get to carefully enjoy a little comfort and luxury for once.
I really liked it. There was only one obnoxious "Jim Carrey moment" in the movie - other than that he really pulled off the characters and it wasn't just Jim on screen trying to convince you he was acting.