Last night’s episode, The Same Boat was a very dark and complex installment. It was slow at times, but it built up to a furious and deadly finish. Before we get into the details,
When last we saw Carol and Maggie, they were in the custody of a small band of Saviors who were able to flee the compound of death. Things did not look well. This episode starts of slow, as I mentioned. We get to learn a little about their captors. We even might start to like them a little–or not. Things really heat up the last 14 minutes or so.
And the award goes to: I really hope Melissa McBride gets an Emmy at some point. Her work on the show has been awesome to watch. Her character, Carol also did a great job–once again making her look like a timid “clinger” instead of the lioness she truly is. She did seem to struggle a bit with her latest show of force, almost to the point where it hurt them.
Acting school open, class in session: I went back and forth as I watched Carol having a nervous breakdown. She also stuffs the Rosary into her pocket, and made sure the Saviors saw her pull it out. All part of the grand plan. She did seem to be legitimately afraid of herself though. More on that later…
Maggie don’t play: Upon rewatching the episode I actually got more afraid of Maggie and how easily she turned up the brutality to 11. She went HAM on Molls skull with the butt of her gun, and was able to clear walkers when Carol was having her crisis. Oddly, by then end, she told Glenn “she couldn’t do it anymore”. Maybe that was the realization that she shouldn’t keep putting the baby in jeopardy.
Questions: We’re all Negan– I got kind of tired of hearing that by the end of the show.
Nothing major, but still…
There actually is a Negan. He was cast, pretty well documented, unless you live in a cave. We have not seen him yet. ***** End Spoilers *****
This whole, “we are all Negan” is puzzling to me. I’m guessing it will come out sooner than later.
Daryl got his bike back, but what about his crossbow? Did they get it out of the weapons cache? Will they meet up with the two who ripped him off? I’m kind of hoping so.
Morgan’s effect: Is Carol’s breakdown related to Morgan? Can’t be right? I mean, she dismissed it when he brought it up. Of course, she went and started smoking soon after. Carol has been strong for so long, I guess it’s just surprising she is faltering so far into the campaign. Will she work through it? Will it lead to someone dying?
I have a feeling these last 3 episodes are going to be balls-out crazy.
Zombie kill of the week: There were many this week, but nothing comes close to Carol lighting the Savior reinforcements on fire on “the kill floor”. Epic is epic. Honorable mention goes to Michelle Ang’s character, Charlie on Flight 462, who took a knitting needle to a crawler who was looking to feed. If you haven’t been keeping up with Flight 462, why not? One of the cast members will make it to Fear the Walking Dead, which starts season 2 on April 10th.