The Walking Dead Review – “Them” S5E10

Pros:

All the symbolism: Holy symbolism! This episode was fraught with it.

  • The ballerina in Maggie’s music box was a slight representation of Beth. She was blonde and the little girl of the family.
  • The kidnapped walker in the trunk looked a lot like Beth. In addition, Beth was kidnapped. This also was a good reminder that this could have happened before the apocalypse started and that the world was pretty shitty beforehand, too.
  • Father Gabriel burning his collar in the fire was him turning his back on God, especially after his conversation when Maggie denied being religious anymore.
  • The rain typically signifies a fresh start, or in this case, the washing away of the sins. Just went Gabriel turned his back on God, God gave them life in water.
  • The lightening storm that wound up killing and/or incapacitating the walkers who were going for the barn was a bit of a deus ex machina. The group, and in particular Maggie, made it clear how they feel about God. But the literal striking down of lightening saved our group from terrible fate.
  • All the shots of bugs and the “watch dogs” made it clear that our group was being watched this whole time.
  • The sunrise showed the dawn of a new day or a new time in the lives of our group.
  • The music box playing when the “friend” arrives could be a sign of the good possible in their future. Not to mention the scene was beautiful; the music box in the foreground, the silhouette of Sasha and Maggie holding their guns, and the sunrise in the background was haunting.

Maggie’s Grief: When Maggie opens the trunk and sees the walker who resembles Beth, she shuts it after contemplating how this person was even kidnapped. She then says to Glenn, “I shut it and it’s still in there.” This was so profound, because no matter what Maggie does, the reality of her situation is still there. This episode was focused greatly on grief and Maggie’s was the most interesting to go through.

The Walking Dead - "Them"

Daryl’s Grief: Daryl grieves a lot in his own way, too. In a lot of ways he is reverting to his old habits. He wants to be alone, he wants to smoke, and he wants to self harm. Despite this, he knows that he should stick with the group and he has a lot to offer them. He saved Rick from getting bit, and he showed the whole group to the barn.

Sasha’s Grief: As Sasha deals with her grief over the death of her brother, she becomes very angry. This is in true fashion to the character since we met her. Her anger did cause a lot of danger for the group, but she was also the only one callous enough to tell Noah that if he thinks he won’t make it, he won’t. She also killed the wild pack of dogs when it needed to be done. RIP Duke.

The Walking Dead - "Them"

Hope: Even though Rick’s speech could be thought of as a downer, it was also very uplifting. Rick talked about his grandfather pretending to be dead throughout the war, and when it was over, he was suddenly alive. Michonne talks about how this isn’t the world. Maggie talks about how this was just the dark part. And Carol tells Maggie that some people can’t bring themselves to shoot themselves- none of them have. While all of this was dampened with grief, the major theme of the episode, it was slightly uplifting for all of them to believe in a world where the walkers don’t exist.

Beth’s Legacy: When Daryl runs away from the group, Carol acknowledges Daryl’s love for her. She gives Daryl Beth’s knife and tells him that he needs to deal with his feelings. Later on, Daryl tells Maggie that Beth was strong, even though she didn’t know it. The whole thing proved that as time wears on, the death of people in our group makes a bigger impact.

Abraham lays down some truth: Abraham may be wallowing in the bottom of the bottle, but he tells Sasha that her anger is going to get them killed before his drinking will. Truth.

Dead Siblings Club: Even though it is really, really, like really sad, Maggie and Sasha have a bond now. It is good for both women to have someone who understands the other one.

Tai Chi Zombie Killin’: Ok, they weren’t actually killing the walkers, but using their body weight to throw the walkers down the hill was pretty brilliant. No need to exert themselves.

Loss of resources: It was nice to see the other aspect of possibly dying in the apocalypse: depletion of resources is a real threat. Seeing the dead frogs and the dried up stream was a jolt of reality.

Cons:

Sasha and Michonne have beef: I feel sad that the two black women on the show have issues with each other. I also feel sad that Sasha is so angry she is putting the whole group in danger.

Slow Pacing: While an episode light in dialogue is a nice change, and proved the acting is stellar this season, the pacing was very slow. This was not the whirlwind we had last week.

Other Observations:

  • Seeing Rick hold Judith is strange now that Tyreese is dead.
  • The opening scene of the close-up of Maggie’s eyes is a parallel of the close-up of Beth’s eyes in “Slabtown.”
  • The first line of dialogue was “Shit.”            –

Easter Eggs:

We are The Walking Dead: Rick says this infamous line in issue #24 in the comic book series. However, the context at that point was because the group was ready to oust him as their leader. The use of this line for this episode, to talk about his grandfather in WWII felt more appropriate. 

The Walking Dead #24
The Walking Dead #24

Aaron: Aaron, the stranger danger dude at the end, is a scout for the Alexandria Compound. This happens to be the only good thing that ever happens to the group. It remains to be seen if this is what will happen in the show. 

Predictions:

The Alexandria Compound is still far away: Despite the arrival of Aaron, assuming he is from the Alexandria Compound, it looks like the group won’t be getting there soon. Their trust for outsiders is at an all time low. Aaron and his group may have a lot of proving to do before Rick takes his people to the safe haven.

Hush Comics gives “Them” a B+ for great use of symbolism and the quiet moments to show and not tell, but for giving us slow pacing.

All images belong to AMC.

 

The Walking Dead Review – “What Happened and What’s Going On” S5E9

This review is full of spoilers. In it’s essence, this episode was nothing without the spoiler. It must be discussed. If you haven’t seen this episode, go watch it now!

The opening scene was absolutely beautiful. The layering of imagery from seasons three to current was mesmerizing. It should have been obvious that we are looking at this through Tyreese’s eyes because we meet him in season 3; however, this fact becomes more obvious when Mika and Lizzie make an appearance. This narrows it down to Carol or Tyreese, but if it had been Carol, we would have also seen Sophia at the least.

The shots through the windows while driving were raw. It is rare when we get these camera angles in The Walking Dead. The most haunting scene, perhaps, was the skeleton with flowers growing through its torso. The juxtaposition of life and death is profound here.

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

“What happened and what’s going on” is a haunting line. On the trek to Noah’s mother’s home in Virginia, Tyreese tells Noah that when he was growing up, he never faced what happened or what was going on. The entire speech to Noah about opening his eyes, everything working out the way it was supposed to, and paying attention to the news was a moment that screamed, “This is great, but now that you are relating to someone and talking about what its like to be human, you are going to die!” The moral compass cannot live in this world.

When the group (Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Tyreese, and Noah) arrives at the fence of the gated community, they see it has been wrapped in wire. However, upon entering, they soon realize the place is gone. And not just gone, but its been burned out. The houses have holes in the roofs. A group raided this community. Noah has a visceral reaction to the scene, which would be anyone’s reaction. Tyreese stays with Noah in the street while the others go to gather food. Placing Tyreese with Noah was inevitable for what was to come, but it was also important because of everyone in the group, Tyreese is the emotional caretaker. It is important to see who Tyreese really is, through and through.

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

While Rick, Michonne and Glenn are gathering, Rick tells them he’s not sure it would matter if he killed or not. He wanted to kill Dawn at the hospital, whether or not she had killed Beth. Glenn admits that he knew this community wouldn’t be here anymore. They both determine that killing doesn’t matter. Michonne tells them they have been out here too long. This was a pretty pivotal moment for these three. Rick and Glenn have been here from the beginning. Michonne seems like she has, too. But none of them are the people they were. Michonne is rarely the moral compass, yet she proved here that she can be. Rick and Glenn however, used to be optimistic. Glenn used to be funny. Remember tha? This world has changed his morality, and we know it has changed Rick’s. The line between morality and immorality is getting thinner and thinner for Rick Grimes.

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

In a moment of optimism about how to make this community work for their group, Michonne finds a clearing. But in that clearing is a field of bodies that have been cut in half, and only their legs remain. Later, when leaving the community, Rick hits a trailer. The torsos and heads of the walkers have been in there, all with the letter “W” carved in their heads. At the community, Michonne walked past a sign that read “Wolves not far.” This is correlated, but at this moment, it is not clear how. Both scenes are grotesque, but a good reminder that there are worse people out there than our group.

Let’s get to what the episode was about. Tyreese’s journey to the other side was the bulk of it. This episode proved that the writers know how to take someone out. Typically, someone dies and we are forced to quickly move on, which is probably what it would be like if this were all real. This episode did an amazing job of appealing to the emotional angle.

Tyreese has had quite the journey during the apocalypse. And all that we have seen of him came to fruition as he lay dying in a little boy’s room. With a sign that read “Dead End” it was clear this would be room Tyreese would be killed in. He was bit by a little boy walker (or, as we put it, he got “Omared”- a reference to The Wire, a show Chad Coleman also starred on) while his back was to the door and he looked at images of Noah’s twin brothers when they were alive.

While Noah ran to get help, Tyreese went through limbo with a bunch of really creepy hallucinations. Martin, Bob, The Governor, Lizzie, Mika and Beth were all with him and they all made it clear how they felt about his decisions. Earlier in the episode, Tyreese told Noah that if he hadn’t decided to live, he wouldn’t have been able to save Judith. In this moment of his own death, he grapples with what he has left in this life. They all had words of wisdom; Martin had some deep revelations. Had Tyreese killed him, would any of this have happened? Would Bob be dead? Would Tyreese be dying? It’s like the darkest timeline in Community, but ya know, not funny. The most swaying arguments came from the girls, and Bob, who told him that it is better where they are. Usually, I wouldn’t listen to Lizzie, but they all brought up a great point; is this really living?

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

These scenes were done incredibly well. The back-and-forth played with my feelings. Is Tyreese going to die? Is he going to live if our group can cut off his arm? Even after his second bite, it seemed like Tyreese still had a choice. He tells The Governor he knows who he is, he knows what happened, and he knows what’s going on. This is a pivotal moment for Tyreese’s psyche. He knows what he must do. And if the audience didn’t get that Tyreese was doomed, the most telling thing that he was was Beth’s song, in which she sings, “I’m struggling now and I gotta move on” and the visuals of the clocks, denoting time, or rather, lack there of. The layering of this song, the British radio voice (voiced by Andrew Lincoln), added to the hallucinations and images Tyreese was seeing were very worthy of a few tears. Good job Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero, because you fellas know how to make me cry.

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

The group takes Tyreese back to the car. They must open the gate, letting in a small horde of walkers. Choosing to do this scene in the slow-motion view from Tyreese’s eyes was brilliant. The gun-fire from Rick’s gun paired with the killing of the last walker coming toward Tyreese was disturbingly beautiful.

The high-quality camera work and cinematography continued as the group gets Tyreese through the woods and back to the car. It is sort of a backwards replay of what we have already scene several times throughout the episode. Beth’s song continues to play as we see Tyreese’s body being carried by the skeleton with flowers, and the trees whizzing by. Once he is in the car, he begins to hallucinate again. He asks for the radio to be turned off. This time, he only sees Bob, Beth, Mika and Lizzie – all the ghosts who told him that dying was ok. In this moment we know that Tyreese has made his peace with letting go.

Noah, in my opinion was the cause of Tyreese’s death. I understand being upset about your family being dead, but had he waited for the group to get back to the meeting spot before he ran to the house, Tyreese may still be with us.

We begin and end the episode with Tyreese’s funeral. Father Gabriel holds the service while each member of the group puts dirt on his grave. Father Gabriel pauses at the word “heaven” in his speech and then repeats it. There are times that The Walking Dead has a religious tone to it, and this was a moment that could be taken as such. Tyreese was a sensitive man. He’s the guy who saves babies. If there is a heaven, that’s probably where he is.

The Walking Dead - "What Happened and What's Going On"

What I appreciate most about this episode is how it played with my emotions, but didn’t give in to what I (and I would like to think everyone else) wanted. It was silly to think Tyreese could live through that. It would have been living in denial to think he could live. I will miss Tyreese greatly, but I respect the writing team for saying that it was his time to go.

Relations to the comic books:

-Glenn and a baseball bat. This is certainly intentional and is foreshadowing what is to come very soon in the TV series. At the least, Neegan is coming.
-The gated community is called Shirewilt. In issue 8 The Walking Dead comic series, the group finds a community called Wiltshire. They stay there for a brief time.
-Glenn is often the spotter and gatherer in the comics. He started out this way in the show, but that went away pretty quickly. It was nice they had him go back to this role.
-Michonne cutting off Tyreese’s arm with her sword is significant. In the comics, The Governor kills Tyreese with Michonne’s katana, much like Hershel was in the TV series. Using her sword to cut off his arm was a good way of bringing the show back to the comics.

My only gripes about this episode are:
-Why is Glenn with this group instead of Maggie after the death of her sister?
-How did the zombie twin brother make it out of the room with the closed door? Unless Noah let him out, this isn’t possible.

Hush Comics gives “What’s Happened and What’s Going On” an A for taking a break from the survival aspect of the apocalypse and focusing on what living during the apocalypse means.

All images belong to AMC. 

The Walking Dead Review – Consumed S5E6

“The reason I said we get to start over is cuz we gotta.” – Daryl Dixon

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead was a little slower than normal, but a wonderful introspection on two fan favorites: Daryl and Carol.  We got some insight into Carol, and she was able to analyze herself as well.  And Daryl got his fair share of reflection time as well. But most importantly, the shipping Tumblr wars continued to rage in the land of the internet, and “Consumed” fueled the fires.

Don't mess with this woman.
Don’t mess with this woman.

Carol’s first flashback sets a trend for the rest of the episode.  The smoke meant something!  We get to follow her moves where there were a lot of blank spots.  Where did she go after her falling out with Rick? How did she get back to the prison?  What was done with Lizzie’s body? How did her face get so clean after the Terminus incident?!

Nevertheless, the questions many of us had about Carol’s whereabouts after the prison incident were answered.  Carol is a survivor plain and simple.  She survived her husband’s beatings. She survived the horrific death of her daughter. Twice.  Then she holed herself up in a law office and survived ALONE for days.  And she has continued to morph into the B.A.M.F. she is today.  Also, we learned that ziplock baggies are a great way to catch rain water.  Perhaps Glenn, Maggie, Abraham, et. al. should take note instead of their nasty toilet water from last week.

Carol and Daryl - a match made in... the end of the world.
Carol and Daryl – a match made in… the end of the world.

The juxtaposition between Carol and Daryl was more fully explored this week.  It was something I haven’t thought about much, but they have had a very similar path.  Perhaps it is because we have gaps in Carol’s timeline, whereas we know much more about Daryl’s transformation, it is easy to look past.  Caryler’s will tell you that Daryl and Carol have the same wavelength going on.  Whether it was the little girl walker in the women’s shelter that Daryl took care, or the nod in the van before they went down, it is clear to see that those two, they just get each other. “Consumed” finally showed us why.

Daryl Dixon - the ultimate survivor - he always comes out swinging.
Daryl Dixon – the ultimate survivor – he always comes out swinging.

Daryl has deal with his own strife a plenty.  His issues with his brother are vast.  Merle was the man he looked up to, but Merle also abused him and used him.   And from different conversations he has had, we gather that Daryl was also abused by his dad.  And seemingly, his mom was not in the picture.  The writers did a great job of showing how far Daryl has come when his bag fell and out dropped the book on child abuse.  I love when a T.V. series shows us and knows the audience is smart enough to get it without having to tell us.

Alright, enough with the feelings, this episode also featured some really awesome and frightening moments.  Road-Kill walker was disgusting! The use of silence when Daryl and Carol were watching the people from the hospital was really well played, especially when a walker came to the window of the car.  There isn’t a need a for cheesy music in The Walking Dead when it comes to scaring the viewers.  And then was the van scene.  The likely hood of survival was nil.  Not only were they surrounded by walkers with virtually no weapons (I’ll get to that in a sec), they were launched hood first off a highway bridge.  There are sites that say they wouldn’t have survived that crash, and I believe them, but it was still freaking cool!  And having the walkers jump off the bridge after the van was such a good use of gore.  One of the best scenes of the episode for sure.

Noah the Robber, but not of Sherwood Forest.
Noah the Robber, but not of Sherwood Forest.

Now let’s get to the loss of Carol and Daryl’s weapons.  Noah, the kid from the hospital who escaped, robs them.  I find a lot of flaws with this, and is the only downfall of the episode.  While it was neat to see what would happen to Daryl Dixon sans crossbow, we already know that Daryl is the guy to beat in the apocalypse.  Noah being the one to rob them seemed desperate.  His personality in the hospital never proved him to be a robber.  Yes, he wants revenge, or to get Beth back, or something.  And yes, he has serious trust issues because of what happened to him in the hospital.  But wouldn’t it make more sense to try to reason with the man with the crossbow and the woman with the gun instead of just straight up robbing them?  The rest of the episode probably would have played out the same if the three of them were together instead.  The only difference was that we got to see Daryl smoke a Morley cigarette while he balanced whether Noah should live or die, and that my friends, was the ultimate Daryl Dixon moment.

So what was the meaning of the episode, the quote about starting over, and all the smoke?  You could say that Carol has done some pretty bad things.  So has Daryl.  But they aren’t bad people.  And unlike many of the other characters in The Walking Dead they are gaining more humanity and courage than they had before the world went to shit.  With Daryl’s wings on his back, and Carol refusing to become ashes, it is clear that these two are phoenixes.  If I must say so myself, as far as taking from literary technique, this episode was one of the best.

And this:

  • Carol screaming at the walker to “GO AWAY!” while crying in her station wagon was hilarious. To be fair, anyone would do that.
  • Daryl told Carol that Beth saved herself. Bethyl’s shrieked.
  • There were two “video game” moments: entering the skybridge, and Daryl finding that machete after they were robbed.  It felt like their should have been video game sounds to go with it.
  • Carol, you were not aiming at Noah’s legs.  Let’s be honest.
  • The line, “If I’m going to hell, I’m making sure I hold off as long as I can” was one of the best lines of the series.
  • Finding bottled water is so much better than toilet water.  I am never going to get over the toilet water.
  • That dog butt painting is why we love Daryl.
  • When Carol says that Daryl doesn’t know her and he says, “Yeah, keep tellin’ yourself that” Caryler’s shrieked.

Hush Comics gives “Consumed” an A- for great use of symbolism (the fire in the present is Daryl’s, the fire in the past is Carol’s), character growth, and getting the core group back together faster than they did in season 4.

All images belong to AMC.  They are credited to Gene Page.

The Walking Dead Review – “No Sanctuary” S5E1

As I took notes for the long awaited season 5 opener of The Walking Dead, they included several “What the fucks,” a dash of “Carol is hot/Rick is hot/Maggie is hot,” lots of “Oh my god!” and once, all in caps, “FIRE ZOMBIES!”  Tonight’s episode was a roller coaster of emotion, and I really enjoyed the ride. Suffice to say, “No Sanctuary” lived up to my expectations after last season’s finale.  Now be warned, this is NOT a spoiler free review, so here be spoilers.

First of all, how badass is Carol?  And who would have thought in season 2 that that woman would be the heroine of future seasons?!  Between her Rufio hair, her zombie blood face mask, and the fact that she is responsible for setting Terminus ablaze, I think we can officially say that Carol is the toughest lady in the zombie apocalypse.  Carol is an army of one.

I love you Judith, but I must go rub my self in zombie guts and channel my inner Rambo.
I love you Judith, but I must go rub my self in zombie guts and channel my inner Rambo.

As for “our” group, they are as resourceful as ever.  Rick leading the group through taking apart the box car, the terrible butcher room, and finally through the overrun Terminus has me screaming “Go Rick!” at the TV harder than I have every screamed for any football team on a Sunday.  I was really emphatic when he grabbed that guys machine gun and killed a shit ton of humans and walkers alike.  Go Rick, you murderous beast you!  But along with that note, I think it is interesting that Rick is insistent they kill everyone.  The line between Rick being good and bad morally is getting thinner and thinner.  The parallel between he and his enemies is also evident; just like the people of Terminus, he doesn’t trust anyone, and he doesn’t have any reason to.  “You’re either the butcher or the cattle.”

As for Terminus… those are some crazy cannibals!  But who can blame them after finding out that their people were pillaged?  Well Rick and this group can because they don’t know that, yet.  Yet is the key word here.  There have been plenty of times that The Walking Dead has built something up only for it to be inconsequential in the end (i.e. Andrea and The Governor), but it was clear that the writers are up to a little more here.  The beginning “Then” scene coupled with the final “Then” scene are very telling of what is to come.  For readers of the comic books, the shadowy figure with the flashlight and the creepiest laugh ever resembles major villain Negan.  However, he doesn’t appear for quite some time after the “prison” arc.  It is very possible this whole thing is a tease to lead us in his direction. CORRECTION: So at the time of writing, I had not watched Talking Dead or kept up with Robert Kirkman’s Twitter account.  The “Charles Manson” looking man was the man who had taken over Terminus.  He is NOT Negan.  Womp, womp, woooomp.

Hi.  I'm Gareth and I am goddamn ruthless.
Hi. I’m Gareth and I am goddamn ruthless.

Gareth is the ruthless ringleader of his group, and he will stop at nothing to protect his own.  I am very interested to find out how exactly he was able to get Terminus back from the people who took it over.  It is clear that Gareth and his crew aren’t exactly tough (other than the extreme Columbian neckties).  They are barely able to kill the walkers who have taken over their land, and they don’t kill people without their hands tied behind their back.  But they do have a few things going for them: they are smart, they are strategic, and they have a lot of land that they claim as theirs.  It seems like Gareth’s story will become important as the season goes on.  One thing I do wonder, do you think that Gareth and his group were cannibals before they were taken over?  They seem like they were nice people before, particularly because of Mary’s speech to Carol.  Perhaps this is their way of revenge?

One reason I started to question whether the Terminus group used to be cannibals is because of the man who Tyreese is stuck with in the cabin.  He talked about his past life compared to now.  He seems like he used to be a decent person, but he is so jaded now.  However, he did make a good point about Tyreese and Judith.  Why keep a baby in a world where she is a handicap?  It is something I have thought for a long time.  I realize that a) they can’t kill a baby on TV and b) that she represents life, but she really does present more danger than hope.  To go with that, I just don’t understand why Tyreese is so domesticated.  I get that he is still upset about Lizzie, but he isn’t thinking things through, either. This could be attributed to his preoccupation with what Carol did last season; he clearly does not see her as a friend, but acknowledges baby Judith as one.  All of it seems to be clouding his judgement, proof in not tying the man’s hands behind his back and turning his back on the baby was asking for her to get hurt.  His redeeming factor was taking the hammer to the walkers on the outside.  When he came back in he “killed” the Terminus man, but did he?  If the past is any lesson, unless you see the character die, they aren’t really dead.  I personally think that Tyreese let the man go.

And now for rapid fire thoughts on the other characters:

  • If Glenn is now the voice of reason, is he the next major player to die?  Dale and Hershel did.  Also, all the comic book foreshadowing of Glenn and a baseball bat is a little nerve wracking.
  • Rosita is still too clean.
  • The dirtier Maggie gets, the hotter she gets.
  • Bob has dual machetes.  Repeat.  Dual Machetes.
  • Michonne may not have her katana, but she is still a samurai with her double sided stick thing.
  • Eugene is still so full of bullshit.  Perhaps he was the janitor at a college science building?
  • The man that Rick saw at the butcher trough was Sam, the same man he met when he and Carol were on the road.  Then Sam’s throat got cut in the trough, thus severing their bond.
  • After the battle at Terminus, Carol washed her face mask off very quickly.
  • That zombie was totally giving its victim eskimo kisses, now deemed “zombie keeses” in my house.
  • Daryl and Carol 4eva.

With Carol helping take down Terminus and Rick being as bad ass as ever, our group was finally reunited, sans Beth.  BETH!  I feel like it will be a bit before we find out her fate.  But our group seems really big now.  It is a matter of time before someone dies, and I feel like it may be that time.  I hate to say it, but this horror show hasn’t killed off one of our own in a while.  It is bound to happen.

They really were fucking with the wrong people.
They really were fucking with the wrong people.

Our common theme in this episode was fire.  Terminus was on fire.  Zombies were on fire.  And Eugene claims to fight fire with fire.  There was also the smoke the group looked up at in the sky, reminiscent of last season’s smoke from the forest fire.  I know there is some significance here, but can’t place my finger on it.  If you know, tell me in the comments below.

What is hard to believe is that Terminus lasted only one episode, which makes it hard to predict what is to come.  What can be pondered on is with all the loose ends.  There are Terminus people still alive, especially Gareth.  Will those survivors leave their sanctuary?  Is the man in the shack really dead?  Michonne doesn’t have her katana and has risked her life for it before.  Does she plan on going back to get it?  Negan is teased.  Will he play a role later on this year?  Or will his character be developed in the already greenlit season 6?  But most importantly, in the post credit scene, why is Morgan not in his loft, what are those X-Men tree carvings he’s following and why is he dressed like Michonne was when we met her?  Will Morgan find Rick’s group?  And most importantly, is he sane?  Gah!  I can barely stand it. As a reader of the comics, I think I know these answers, but I have been proven wrong so many times, it’s all just speculation.

Hush Comics gives “No Sanctuary” a A for its use of suspense, having intense, non-stop action, and for Carol and Rick taking on the crazy cannibals like bosses.

all pictures belong to AMC Television and are credited to Gene Page.