Last night’s episode, Twice as Far, was a slower paced installment for the most part, but it was filled with subtle things, and a lot actually happened. Before we get to all the details,
It starts off with kind of an odd sequence. We see our friends going through the same events. Pretty much to show they have settled into routines. Also to show one broken at the end. It’s one of those episodes where you might not appreciate as much at the time, but if you watch it again, you will like it more. I’m already crazy about it. It’s my second favorite of this half of season 6.
Don’t go! I had so much anxiety when Denise was asking Daryl and Rosita to go to the apothecary. She didn’t need to go. She did need to go, but man. You have one doctor. The doctor should stay safe.
Morgan’s prison: We got a glimpse of it a couple episodes back–Morgan was welding something. Looked like bars. He fortified the house that was being used as a holding tank for new residents. Rick popped in, and Morgan told him his plan. I think if they want to do that, they should have it outside Alexandria. Not sure you want to have people you need to lock up inside your safe zone in the new world.
Rosita and Spencer: We see Rosita getting dressed and they pan to the bed. Looks like there is someone else in there. Out pops Spencer from under the covers. Bam! The look on Rosita’s face though is far from joy. She looks emotionless, almost lost. We do get some more interaction with the pair later on, which was cool.
This truck is shit: Seriously. Could Daryl have picked a bigger pile of junk to go on a run with? I was waiting for it to break down. His driving was curious too, which is odd, since he can drive a motorcycle. You think he would be better with the clutch. It made for a funny scene at least.
Bullets? Hell yeah! I shouted out when Eugene revealed he was planning on making bullets. This is kind of something I have been waiting for. Not necessarily bullets, but them starting to make their own weapons. Up until now, we have only seen people using what was available. Only Merle improvised, turning his hand (which had been cut off) into a bayonet. This was epic. He kind of got an inflated sense of self worth after that, but it was good for his character.
Plain and honest: While basking in the glow of them opening up an ammo shop, there was some harsh dialog between Abe and Eugene, both before they entered and after. For the second time in a couple weeks I disliked Abraham very much. Eugene kind of prompted the latter barrage from Abe though when he told him he “outgrew his usefulness”.
I threw up on my glasses: That phrase capped Denise evolving as a survivor in the zombie apocalypse and preceded one of the best moments in the show, which then led to one of the worst moments in the show. Denise’s speech was awesome. It was punctuated with an arrow to the eye. That was bittersweet too.
Daryl’s crossbow: Daryl got his crossbow back. It’s too bad it came at the expense of Denise dying and Eugene getting shot. One thing is for sure: I hope Daryl gets his revenge on Dwight.
Abe and Sasha part 2: In the last segment of the show we see Abraham standing outside Sasha’s place. After a little talk, she invites him inside. Things are about to get complicated.
Questions: The biggest one came at the end of the show. We heard Carol reading a note to Tobin. We saw in the begging how she was struggling with what she did the week before. Daryl even asked her what her captors had done to her. She replied, “What did they do?”, very heavily implying it was the opposite, which we know what went down. So what happens now? We see in the sneak peak for next week that Daryl is getting ready to go out to look for her. Hopefully it is just him. We know what happened the last time he was out alone. He lost his bike and crossbow. Carol is one of the toughest characters in the zombie apocalypse. She is also the group’s ace in the hole. Will she be back in time for the season finale? Or will she be gone for a while?
How will Tara react to the loss of Denise? I can’t imagine she takes it well. Up until now she has been pretty stable, even encouraging people to overcome things.
What will they do for a doctor now? I don’t read the comics, so I don’t know if there is another doctor out there. I think Hilltop has one. Perhaps this will be a bargaining chip for that community.
How will Rosita and Sasha get along now? We know neither woman will take an ounce of poop from anyone. Hell, Rosita won’t even wait for a word, she will assess they way you look at her and fire on you. Sasha is pretty much the same. Will Rosita resent her, or will she deal with it? Looks like a thunderstorm in the forecast.
Dwight and his little merry band of Saviors bumped into Daryl, Denise, and Rosita on their run. They also captured Eugene, which means they are close. How do they not know where Alexandria is? If they have been driving around (and we know they have) haven’t they seen the signs? Why didn’t the group take those signs down? I would have thought after the Wolves attacked, they might have thought about it.
Why don’t they kill the walkers outside the wall? This has bothered me a few times. After the battle for Alexandria, I would have thought they would have wanted to get rid of the ones on the outside, so they don’t draw more near. The one outside the gates has been stuck for weeks now, if not longer. We have seen our heroes kill walkers who were stuck before. Why not right in front of the gates?
Zombie kill of the week: Last week I gave a shout out to Michelle Ang, (Charlie on Flight #462) for driving a knitting needle into a walkers head. This week she did it again, only there was no competition from Carol or anyone else really. Although I am tempted to nominate Eugene for attempting to give an oral vasectomy to Dwight. Way to go Charlie!
That’s all I got for this week. Two more episodes this season. Should be good. See you next Monday!