Last night we got some answers, and a whole lot more questions, as we inch closer to the mid-season finale. Before we get to that,
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Always Accountable starts out with Sasha and Abraham following Daryl as they lead the walkers away. They hit the 20 mile mark (or close enough) and hang a left on 645. That’s when the Ambush takes place. Apparently some bad people were waiting with guns for someone to drive through. They shoot up the junker and cause Daryl to have an “oops” on his motorbike.
The dreaded split happens: Sasha and Abraham take care of the strangers that were shooting at them (I thought they wasted far too many bullets on them). They eventually head into an abandoned insurance building.
Daryl has a nice adventure in the woods, where he eventually meets 3 wanderers. One get’s the jump on him and knocks him out cold. They eventually head to a fuel company where they appear to be looking for someone. Daryl is tied up at this point, but is able to escape when one of them passes out. We later find out it’s because she is diabetic and needs insulin.
Sasha and Abraham have a nice back and forth in the office. Some good little chit-chat. Abraham goes out because he spots something down the road. He hits the jackpot with a box of Cuban cigars and a bunch of Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs). I loved how Abraham starts yelling at it as it almost bites him a half dozen times. He then has a moment of clarity and lights up a cigar. A little later, he goes back into the office and tells Sasha he “digs her” (paraphrasing). It’s a genuine moment and it brings up a couple questions for later.
A new threat: When Daryl returns the insulin to the wanderers, a truck pulls up, revealing a few dudes as a possible threat. They chase the group around for a few minutes but bail after Daryl gets one to walk into a walker (so much poetic justice right there). Daryl tells the wanderers, he “has a place” that is full of decent people and is safe enough. They kindly replay him with ripping off his crossbow and motorcycle.
All’s well that ends well: Daryl stumbles across the fuel company truck the wanderers used to torch the forest. He tracks down Sasha and Abraham and they head back to Alexandria. The last thing we hear is someone call for “help” over the radio.
Questions: Biggest question is, who was on the radio at the end? Glenn? Someone from Alexandria? Someone listening to the chatter?
Who are these new people? They seem cultish, not unlike the Wolves. Perhaps somewhere between the Wolves and the people from the hospital. They are all, “shoot first and maybe ask questions at some point”. If they stumble into Glenn he is in a lot more trouble.
What is Abraham thinking? When he tells Sasha that he respects her for “calling bullshit” and setting him straight, he then let’s her know he wants to “get to know her a whole lot better”. Which I thought was kind of creepy. Partially because he is with Rosita, partially because it was kind of creepy. I like Rosita, but she doesn’t stand a chance if her and Sasha get into a cat-fight.
How will they deal with the walkers that surround Alexandria? Lead them away? Burn them? Shoot them with the RPGs? Or, D) all of the above! Personally, I hope they save the RPGs, because I think they are going to need them. I have been calling for them to burn walkers for a while now. It makes a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. We know the radio still works, so they can communicate with someone there to find out what’s going on.
Zombie kill of the week: Very slim pickens this week. So slim I am forced to go with a non-walker kill. Okay, it’s not even a kill. Daryl makes some noise to get the attention of one of the “strangers”, (not sure what to call them yet) and that dude walks into a walker who is stuck on a car. Gets enough of the dude to pull him over and bite him. His buddy then comes and chops off his arm. It was a slow week for zombie kills.