We’re finally back to the recaps!!! Hope you’re excited as I am!!!! So here’s my official welcome to another Walking Dead recap! As always, this post has spoilers from the episode, so if you haven’t seen it yet, feel free to read previous recaps first!
“Previously on The Walking Dead… “
I kinda love those words.
Now time to discuss what happened after those very words! Prepare for lots of all caps folks because oh my word, this episode known as “After?” Oh.my.word.
So…Michonne. What an episode for Michonne! But before we discuss her further…You know what wasn’t necessary??? SEEING HERSHEL’S HEAD AS A ZOMBIE (that statement also gets filed under things I never thought I’d say). Oh you think you’re recovered from Hershel’s death? Guess what, we’re going to pour salt in the almost healed wound. Geez…you can’t make me cry so soon. You can’t. I’ll come back to Michonne, but let’s dive into the dynamic known as Rick and Carl Grimes.
Oh Rick… You’re a hot mess. Carl, I’ve grown to like you this season, but wow – you were a little punk this entire episode.
Sidenote: Michonne..the footprints! The bloody foot prints!! FOLLOW THEM.
Remember the one time Carl brought up Shane and I wanted to smack him? Oh no he.didn’t. Apparently Carl is all about dealing with every father/son issue he’s ever thought of while his dad is practically DYING. I get it, I do. But you’re Dad is trying buddy! He can’t even say that everything is going to be okay anymore.
Did I mention Rick is a hot mess this episode?
Carl, please don’t ever walk backwards again. Because you caused me to drop dead from my heart failure. And what do you have to say for yourself? “I win.” I win??? “Cool”??? That’s it? Meanwhile everyone at home needed to go change their pants.
I know Carl was working though several thoughts, but man alive…there was no holding back. Once again I want to slap him across the face. It was the line saying he didn’t care if he lived or died. Say that about Rick, you deserve a slap. Surely you jest Carl, and that was simply a momentary lapse.
Shall we continue the discussion of Carl’s antics? Let’s. Here I thought he was done after his little stroll around the neighborhood with three walkers, but nooooo…he wants to be Rambo instead and in the process, I once again NEARLY.DIED. I couldn’t even watch the whole scene in the house upstairs with a walker grabbing shoes, pants and everything else. No lie. I couldn’t. And once again, all those watching probably had to change their pants.
Now y’all. Y’ALL. When Rick started waking up sounding all zombie-ish, I mean…I just kept telling myself “they wouldn’t do that. THEY WOULDN’T DO THAT.” But I wasn’t really even sure, so I don’t think I breathed air for a good five minutes. This also proved I couldn’t watch the show without Rick. SO DON’T KILL HIM. Then Carl almost shooting his Dad…I can’t. I’m glad Carl realizes he does need his Dad, but seriously can it not be at the expense of my life?? Is this what it’s going to be like the next 7 episodes? Help us all!
Now onto Michonne. The flashback/dream was umm..different. If they do this with other characters, I don’t think I’ll mind. Switching it up, you know? I liked getting a little more back story about Michonne as well. The story behind her two pets? Check. The reason she cried holding Judith? Check. (P.S. Wayyy cute baby by the way).
So she needed some time to figure things out, walk along with a herd of walkers like it was just another day in the park and then have a breakdown. I did feel bad she had to work through it all by herself, but I’m glad she did. Plus further proof she’s ballin! I think she took out like 75 walkers. Give or take a few ;).
I will say with the ending, THANK THE LORD Michonne and Grimes crew reconnected. After all we went through in those 60 minutes, we deserved at least that.
Line of the episode goes to Rick with “It’s for you” after Michonne knocked on the door. I kind of loved that.
Okay friends. I need your thoughts! How did this episode go for you? What do you think is gonna happen next??? And what kind of preview for next week was that?! I’ve decided this half is going to be the death of me. Join in below or on Facebook!
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