The Walking Dead "Remember" Review: Our Town

The Walking Dead S05E12: "Remember"

The Walking Dead has been quick to remind us that it's a show about survival, not zombies. Hell, Rick flat-out told us as much in "Them," when he looked into the camera and said, "We're the Walking Dead! On AMC and sponsored by Hyundai!" It was an admission aimed at the three remaining viewers who hadn't yet realized that the The Walking Dead's title has come to refer to the group, as opposed to, you know, the decaying dead people who are walking around.

And ever since Rick (finally) decided that farming isn't his thing, he's been headstrong about survival and not trusting others, worshipping the old adage of, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times, and I'll hunt you down and wipe you off the face of the Earth." He and the rest of the group now display a necessary sense of cruelty that goes hand-in-hand with living to see tomorrow, as their humanity has been reduced to the bare minimum.

In "Remember," the survivors were faced with the prospect of returning to "real life,"—or rather, life that's as real as it can get in this hellish world. The result was one of The Walking Dead's best episodes in a while, and certainly the most successful hour of Season 5B.

Everyone was understandably cautious about moving into Alexandria, given that their previous experience with gated communities ended with Daryl fighting his brother for bloodsport. But Alexandria is no Woodbury, and that's a good thing, because we certainly don't need a repeat of that storyline. Not only Andrea is no longer around to screw things up with her love for bad boys, but overall, Alexandria appears to have its shit together much more than Woodbury ever did. That difference is important, because "Remember" approached the idea of joining a new civilization in a much better way, by focusing on the survivors' psyches after a hot shower rather than just presenting them with the mere prospect of safety.

"Remember" was a lot like that movie Greystoke, in which a feral man raised by apes was reintroduced to society. It also brought to mind that that dude from The Shawshank Redemption, who was released from prison after spending decades behind bars and ended up scared of cash registers and stuff. Rick's group was in the wild for so long that their survival gene became dominant. They evolved to live through the zombie apocalypse by devolving into nomadic hunter-gatherers and forming a small, manageable tribe. But Alexandria has running water, paper towels, and even free time for people to build dumb owl sculptures, and "Remember" did a fantastic job of combining culture shock and trust issues, and then looking at how different characters reacted.

With a couple kids in tow, Rick was surprisingly amenable to the idea of staying put in his new home—though I guess a hot shower, a shave, and a haircut after a year of acumulating caked-on grime will do that. I mean, Rick went from this:

To this:

Michonne was similarly charmed by Alexandria's big houses and friendly residents, though she's become a big softie in recent seasons and has recently been so eager to stop moving that she would probably settle down in a cardboard box if it had a decent view.

Meanwhile, Daryl didn't care for the community's modern conveniences and spent his first day in town refusing to take a shower and carving up a possum carcass on the front porch in symbolic protest against the physical representation of domestication. Daryl, a word of advice: You can be punk rock and still shower

Carol's reaction was the most interesting one, as she seemingly went all-in on participating in the Junior League, downplaying the kind of badass she became in the woods, and fondly remembering her abusive husband (yeah right) to Alexandria leader Deanna, while also warning Rick in private that the longer the group stayed in Alexandria, the weaker they would become. I love you, Carol, and I love your huge-ass guns.

Carol's sentiment was a running theme throughout "Remember," which explored the question of whether the group will retreat into the pudginess of zombie snacks if they don't continue practicing their hardened survival skills and opt to *gulp* get jobs and play house in Alexandria. At this point, no one knows the answer, but different folks showcased varying degrees of backlash toward Alexandria's society, with Daryl's body odor the most blatant and Carol's con game the most well-planned. But I definitely want to see more of Carl and Rick alone in the woods, stabbing zombies in the face with zeal and fervor. It was almost as if they couldn't help themselves, like spending a single night behind Alexandria's walls had left them itching for some danger. I guess you can take the man out of the zombie apocalypse, but you can't take the zombie apocalypse out of the man. However, I'm beginning to think that little exercise was about Rick staying sharp, because he clearly has a plan.

While trying to pitch Rick on serving as a town constable, Deanna said, "That's what you were, that's what you are," because in Deanna's mind, it's possible to go back to the life you lived before the world turned to shit. A return to normalcy is Alexandria's biggest selling point, and it's hard for Deanna to imagine anyone turning that down—Rick, you were a sheriff, so why not go back to being a sheriff?. But for Rick and most of the other survivors, their past lives are long gone. Glenn certainly isn't a pizza delivery boy anymore, Carol isn't a kowtowing housewife, Carl isn't a schoolboy. Who they are now is who they will always be. It's just that while they're in Alexandria, they'll smell nicer.

That idea punched us in the face when Rick closed out the episode by declaring, "We'll make it work, and if they can't make it, then we'll just take this place." If that didn't make your eyes pop out of your skull, then you have eye sockets of steel. Rick may be clean-shaven and a few pounds of dirt lighter, but those words indicate he's as hard as ever, and prepared to be the bad guy if he needs to be. Just as the title The Walking Dead refers to the survivors more than the zombies, the "people" in Rick's confessional speech to Deanna—"It's all about survival now, at any cost. People out there are always looking for an angle, looking to play on your weakness. They measure you by what they can take from you, by how they can use you to live"—wasn't about the bad guys in the wilderness, it was about the bad guys that Deanna had just invited into her gated community. Oh shit.



FESTERING BITEMARKS

– Wow, Aidan is a huge dick. However, I really would've preferred if we didn't see him acting out until the next episode, because it shattered the idyllic feel of Alexandria too soon. I think the ending of "Remember" would've been more effective if Rick had uttered that final line and we had no reason to want him to take over the town.

– Rick and Jessie sitting in a tree? Sure, why not?

– Those who've read the comics will note that the head of Alexandria is now a woman named Deanna instead of a man named Douglas. WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?!?!

– Also, Deanna must be a bit of a moron to put Noah and his limp on supply-run duty? The dude is a liability out there. He should be doing laundry or something.

– Daryl, holding a dead possum: "We brought dinner." Yum!

– Carol surrendering her guns was hilarious. She continues to be the absolute best.

– As if we needed another reason to not trust Deanna, she was a congressperson. Red flag!

– Is there something more to the people of Alexandria? It's almost as if Deanna was more interested in studying Rick and the gang than she was in accepting their help. Why is it so necessary to film all her interviews?

– Rick's blender gun is missing! What do you think happened to it?

– Of course Carl wandered into the woods after seeing Enid sneak out. Stay in the house, Carl!


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Mar 10, 2015
Ok with only 3 episodes left and Andrew quoting in saying that "This season was gonna get f***in crazy" I'm left to believe the next 3 are gonna be just that I could be way off but I'm starting to think its heading in the direction that the Walking Dead Group could actually end up fighting each other?? Cuz half the group is done they just want to relax and the other half can't handle being away from the zombies. Rick is the bad guy now he's the one he was talking about in the video she made. Where are Eugene & the priest? And of course I think next Sunday we will see the hooded figure(Morgan the guy from the 1st episode) who's been following them he is definitely gotta be in this Sundays show I have no idea if he is a good guy or bad cuz he had kinda lost it last time we saw him. Like I said I could be way off but something bad is gonna happen. Alexandria something just aint right?
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Mar 12, 2015
Andrew Lincoln said that every season. How do you know Morgan is gonna be in the next episode? Did they show him in one of the previews?
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Mar 09, 2015
This certainly ain't no Woodhaven! No faceless crowd of townspeople, lacking in all personality and depth of character. Nope, there are interesting individuals here and some of them are assholes! Aidan, and Jessie's husband on the porch- doesn't he just remind you of Carol's dirtbag dead husband? I'm getting real excited that the show is inching towards the quality that all it's ratings would suggest it ought to have. Just don't let me down with another Beth situation, writers.

And Carol! Carol. You are my favorite. Diving straight into some long con to make everyone underestimate you. A stonecold badass as always.

Also, have I been oblivious to the chemistry between Michonne and Rick up until now?! I think it's Michonne and Rick, not Rick and Jessie. Or at least platonic best friends forever. Those two get each other, man.
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Mar 08, 2015
WOW!! I missed this episode last week. Appears as though I missed a lot! Thank goodness it is replayed before the next episode tonite. Can't get used to the "baby-faced" Rick..?!?!! And can't wait to see all the new looks of the others. AND HELL NO...DARREL WONT CHANGE!!! That would be too unbelievable in the storyline!!! (jus sayin)!!
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Mar 08, 2015
I think another round of "here's a supposedly safe community but watch out, they're actually evil and it's a trap" would be too dull and predictable, we've already done it twice. Whatever shit is going to happen, I'm almost 100% certain it will come as a threat from outside Alexandria.
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Mar 09, 2015
I'd say the Alexandrians are good, but too naive. They'll mess up, or not live up to the group's standards of badassery, and Rick will decide to take the town- that's how this situation will go sideways. The threat is within.
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Mar 08, 2015
My exact same thought! Just like Michonne, i have a good feeling about the Alexandrians. Not everybody can be bad.
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Mar 08, 2015
Honestly? I think they are the threat. They have been outside for so long is like Glenn said only "almost" was wrong: they are wrong. And, somehow, they are going to damage the community before a threat from the outside does.
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Mar 08, 2015
Before the new episode tomorrow, a little story I found online from producer Greg Nicotero about Carol and Daryl. More interesting stories on the link below:
"There are some very funny moments in the episode while they’re all feeling out Alexandria, like when Daryl tells Carol she looks ridiculous in her cardigan.Let me say, that was an ad-lib by Norman [Reedus]. That was not scripted. When we shot that scene, we all stood there in shock and looked at Melissa [McBride], and like… that’s a tricky thing to pull off, that transformation of a character. We’re so accustomed to spending years watching all of these people dirty, sweaty, covered in blood. When Melissa stepped out the first time, we all sort of [started] laughing. Even Melissa was like, “This is so silly. How are we going to pull this off?” When we did the first couple of takes, Norman was just giggling and laughing at how ludicrous this whole idea of Carol dressing up as a soccer mom was. Every time I watch that scene, and especially the way Norman looks up at her and then looks back down, he’s like “Pfft.” He does that great thing Norman always does… I love Norman and Melissa, and they’re both such genuine performers that just adding that little flair takes it to such a great place."
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Mar 07, 2015
Not the beard!!! and you don't fuck with Glenn!
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Mar 07, 2015
Please excuse my rant, but the security in Alexandria sucks!

Kids easily scale the walls to get out which means people can get in just as easily! Then, when Aiden and Glenn were "talking" the gate was just standing open! Seriously? And that gate isn't very strong to begin with... Rick'll be doing them a favor by "taking the place".
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Mar 06, 2015
Carol is the best! I laughed when I saw she was acting innocent in front of the camera. Love you, Carol!
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Mar 06, 2015
I think the problem is that Daryl was never like them. Out there it didn't matter: he was the provider; Rick's brother, whatever Carol wanted him to be, the others comrade, etc.

In Alexandria, however, Deanna is the provider. She found a couple of mansions for the group like Daryl used to find barns for shelter, she gives Carol new wardrobe like Daryl used to give her knives or handguns, she gives Rick a purpose like Daryl used to know he had and she's taking his place and he's feeling sidelined.

Glenn's fight must have been the first opportunity Daryl had to be Daryl, defend his friend, back up Tara and Noah, seek Rick's lead and then they turned back to Deanna and a community that has no place for him.
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Mar 06, 2015
I think Daryl doesn't wanna be disappointed, he doesn't wanna let his guard down, been there done that with TG and then with Gareth. The Zoners probably struck him as the stepfordtown folks, too good to be real lol. It'll take him awhile before trusting the Alexandrians and accept the SZ as his new home. Truth of the matter is, Daryl has always been on the look-out.
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Mar 07, 2015
Then again, it took Carol for Daryl to even start trusting the group, he only stuck with them for so long in order to reunite with Merle. And he & Merle were with them only to rob them in the first place.

He could stay with the group to keep them safe back when they were all the same but now other person is keeping them safe and that person is only pointing out just how different they all are to Daryl. I think he'll take his cue and leave.
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Mar 09, 2015
I think that'll become a point of contention, for sure. Deanna wants everyone else, but I'm not convinced she wants Daryl there- and with all her hangups about what everyone used to do? He was in a racist drug running biker gang, she won't want that in Alexandria. She'll want him out, and maybe he'll try to leave himself, but the rest of the group won't let that happen.
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Mar 05, 2015
Not a good feeling about Glenn/Aidan. I got scared. I'm scared every episode because I think Negan is going to pop out of somewhere, and when Deanna said she banished 3 guys... dude I got the chills. STAY AWAY NEGAN! STAY THE HELL AWAY!
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Mar 05, 2015
Alexandria is doomed to be overrun by walkers or to be taken over by a gang of evildoers and Deanna knows it. The people that live there are not capable of defending themselves and that is why Deanna sent Aaron out to find some muscle that they can trust. I suspect that an Alexandria attack will be the final episode of the season. In my opinion....
Darryl should move into that shack outside the neighborhood where he'd be more comfortable. Carol can swing by with some water and supplies each day. He's not a suburban guy.
Maybe Enid is a spy sent by a gang of bad guys. She took the blender gun I bet.
Carol is just too awesome!! The fake smile....the sweater.....and her threat to throw Darryl into a shower and clean his vest!! Love her!!
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Mar 05, 2015
"I became the group's den mother, and they look out for me" Hahaha I love you Carol!

And finally Sofia's replacement has arrived!

Damn Rick harsh.

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Mar 05, 2015
I 've not been happy with the entire fifth season each episode just goes no where and before you know it the credits are rolling. I get more out of reading people's comments . Mischonne is my favorite but I bet she doesn't spend much time on set because they give her so little . Z nation killed more in one episode than the Walking dead the entire 5th season . Put some gas in this show and do something .
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Mar 05, 2015
daamn i would love daryl watching my back in a bar fight ! he kept pacing back and forth like he was gonna tear deanna s son a new asshole.
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Mar 04, 2015
No doubt in my mind; Alexandria just is in serious contrast with the rest of the world outside their gates.
It's unreal for our group when the Alexandrians start talking about "making an artsy owl with the kids". It's unreal when people talk about "my dad's kind of crazy about his pool table, but he's not at home, so let's play pool". These people are talking and busying themselves with things Rick and his gang can't even fathom anymore. They even feel uncomfortable just being clean again!

THAT disconnection is what made that episode so great for me.

In Alexandria it is no longer a question who's the best in survival. That has been established, right? But it is also very obvious who's actually enjoying to be alive more. And I got the very sad feeling throughout the entire episode, from all characters each in their own way, that they are just too far changed (hardened AND traumatized) to ever be able to adapt to a more normal life.

So sad...
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Mar 06, 2015
It's not like they are more alive but that they have enough spare time to do something about it.

All those moments the group share that make them feel alive are just moments they don't have enough time to process: the rage Abraham felt about Eugene's lie, feelings Rosita may have for Abraham, all the unspoken conversations between Michonne & Rick, Rick & Carol, Carol & Tyreese, Tyreese & Sasha, Sasha & Bob and so on, the people at Alexandria have elevated to the level of full-fledged relationships based on articulated thoughts, emotions and ideas.

Deanna is eloquent compared to Rick because the group has been so busy surviving that most of their conversations are non-verbal; they use each other's smile to say they are happy to see them, they see each other's face to tell which one is tired and which one is sad, they can tell each other's mood by looking at one another.

They've lost the ability to speak entire conversation to figure out the nuances of meaning.

It's why stranger is danger, for they can't read a stranger's face the way they can read Glenn's or Michonne's.
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Mar 04, 2015
Great review.

Good point what you say about Rick and the others being the bad guys invited in this place. They have changed soo much. They're not nice people.

I mean, Rick went from this: "picturer"

LOL!!!

– Daryl, holding a dead possum: "We brought dinner." Yum!

Fantastic. And his comment on Carol's outfit. 'You look ridiculous'. And he is right.

– Carol surrendering her guns was hilarious. She continues to be the absolute best.

She does.

– Is there something more to the people of Alexandria? It's almost as if Deanna was more interested in studying Rick and the gang than she was in accepting their help. Why is it so necessary to film all her interviews?

Good question.

– Rick's blender gun is missing! What do you think happened to it?

At first I thought Carl might have taken it. But now I am not sure.


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Mar 04, 2015
First good episode of Season 5B. It's about damn time, too!
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Mar 04, 2015
Now that I think about it, Carol didn't mention she lost a daughter in the interview either.

A sheltered woman protected by a former Sheriff could be that sunny, even if she lost a husband. A mother that lost a child - and had to watch the same child being shot by the former Sheriff after she was turned - wouldn't have been plausible.
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Mar 04, 2015
This episode appeared to me like "The Truman Show". An invisible director made every action after the script (Hairdresser cut hair, talked about two boys, Rick went out, they crossed the street, Grandma and Granddaddy took care about the babygirl, Enid crossed the fence rigth before Carls eyes, every little inch is wired, I think). I believe Rick will be tested as a cop in a homicide scene between the hairdresser and her busband. But to what purpose? A survival study by the government?
The gun has been taken by Enid, I think.

The best part of the show was the fact, that the shaved Rick NOW wears the mask.

What about the hooded dude who followed the signs at the trees around Terminus?
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Mar 05, 2015
Morgan is the "hooded dude." We have not seen him again since he went into the church after Rick and Company had left.
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Mar 04, 2015
If a baby is born stillborn, will it come back as a zombie baby?
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Mar 04, 2015
I'm guessing yes since a couple of seasons ago, the group finally came to the conclusion that they all have the virus running through their blood. So if the baby's mother has the virus, the baby will too and it will come back.
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Mar 04, 2015
But if a baby dies in utero, will it claw its way out from the inside?
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Mar 11, 2015
Ew.
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Mar 04, 2015
Yes.
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Mar 03, 2015
Great review, thanks. For the sake of debating:
Q: Why is it so necessary to film all her interviews?
A: She has electricity, a camera and a tv, but no shows to watch, then the whole cast of the most popular tv show on earth is walking by. Wouldn't you film it!
Q: Rick's blender gun is missing! What do you think happened to it?
A: I think someone took it.
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Mar 04, 2015
Maybe they shoot their own little movies?
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Mar 04, 2015
Town of the Living Dead?http://www.tv.com/m/shows/town-of-the-living-dead/
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Mar 03, 2015
BTW: Nobody has mentioned the line where Deanna says: "If I didn't win the election... I was going to to be a professional poker player!"

Didn't you think that was a bit too... RIDICULOUS!!!
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Mar 09, 2015
I think Deanna can definitely read people like she says she can, and I think she's manipulating them with what she thinks they want to hear.

Joking that the houses in the development cost 'in the low 800,000s, if there is such a thing' to Rick when he and Lori wanted to live in a place like that but couldn't afford it, thanking Glenn for popping her son in the face (but not till after Aidan was out of earshot). I think the professional poker player comment was an attempt to ingratiate herself with Rick, who she sees as more blue collar and probably not too impressed with politics. She's a cold, calculating politician through and through.
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Mar 04, 2015
Nope! I think the comment was very much appropriate after she told Rick she's a master into reading people.
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Mar 05, 2015
Ok, usually a "master into reading people" does not give away that she/he is a "master into reading people". Furthermore... an expert poker player does not do that either... because that is part of being an expert poker player, that is something that you simply do not do! It's stronger that you!

Look at it this way: a con man (or woman!) will not say: "Oh I am the best con(wo)man ever!"
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Mar 05, 2015
I disagree! Deanna strikes me as a straight shooter. She pretty much read Rick. Oh don't think that she doesn't know Carol was lying. Yes, expert poker players are pretty good into reading people, that's a given.
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Mar 05, 2015
I think you are not getting the point, but that is ok.
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Mar 04, 2015
If she was a master reading people, she wouldn't have sent Noah into the forest!
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Mar 11, 2015
He's lame (no, not that lame, the other one) and therefore he is the weakest link. Good bye!
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Mar 04, 2015
Why not? Who says it wasn't a good call?
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Mar 05, 2015
I do, based on the fact that Noah has an injured leg and has shown in previous episodes that he is not one of the strongest or toughest or best-skilled at survivng.
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Mar 04, 2015
It still sounds weird and contrived... this is not The Mentalist! ROFL!
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Mar 03, 2015
Definitely a step up from the last couple of episodes, and even though it wasn't action packed it was the kind of episode that WORKS despite not being action packed. I agree it would have been nice if the idyllic atmosphere were not shattered until next week (ie. via the 'douchebag' Aidan and his side-kick), but it was kind of a nice touch that Deanna thanked Glen for putting Aidan on his ass. And I think with the rather dark ending of the episode we're going to see our favourite group being the bad ones here, perhaps. I think they HAVE been out there too long, and when Rick and Carl were 'bonding' outside the wall with some zombie kills I think it seemed pretty obvious that they, and the viewers, are just not willing to give up the life yet.
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Mar 03, 2015
Definitely a step up from the last couple of episodes, and even though it wasn't action packed it was the kind of episode that WORKS despite not being action packed. I agree it would have been nice if the idyllic atmosphere were not shattered until next week (ie. via the 'douchebag' Aidan and his side-kick), but it was kind of a nice touch that Deanna thanked Glen for putting Aidan on his ass. And I think with the rather dark ending of the episode we're going to see our favourite group being the bad ones here, perhaps. I think they HAVE been out there too long, and when Rick and Carl were 'bonding' outside the wall with some zombie kills I think it seemed pretty obvious that they, and the viewers, are just not willing to give up the life yet.
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Mar 03, 2015
Meant to add that I loved Carol -- especially her handing over her weapons with a smile, and the fact that she was full of s&$t during her interview. Hahaha -- she "misses" Ed! haha. That was fun.
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Mar 03, 2015
If something's too good to be true, like Alexandria, it probably is. Something is amiss about the place. Can't you all feel it like the rustling through the leaves by the walkers just behind you when you're about to doze off? Like Rick said, just take over the damned place already from all them wussies. Just do it Rick-whilst you're still clean shaven!
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Mar 11, 2015
I find it hard to believe that there wouldn't be ANY normal communities or groups of people. Realistically there would still be good people in the world and I'll be bummed if they make Alexandria just another community with a secret. There are still plenty of stories that can be told with them being relatively safe for awhile.
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Mar 03, 2015
Is there any significance that Rick was made the Constable instead of the Sheriff? I am probably over thinking it but I found it a little strange. It probably has something to do with legal technicalities the community leader Deanna would be aware of but I think English cop when I hear constable.
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Mar 03, 2015
The writers are smarter than they let on, and while most people wouldn't know the difference, it IS likely intentional. There is a lot of overlap in what a sheriff and constable do and are responsible for doing, but there are differences. First, a constable is at the top, as is the sheriff, but is elected. Second, the jurisdiction of a sheriff is usually a lot wider than that of a constable. The former can reside over a whole country, whereas a constable may be the man in charge of a township, city, or precinct. More importantly, though, a sheriff duties are a lot wider ranging, including investigation, apprehension, arrests, and transport, etc., whereas a constables first and foremost duty is to keep the peace. This may overlap if it involves keeping the peace by catching a bad guy, but generally they act to protect/serve the public by serving as bailiffs, protecting public functions, etc. Finally, sheriffs can deal with any crime in their particular county, regardless of severity. Constables are limited by the severity of the crime and deal mostly with misdemeanors and minor felonies -- any serious crime would have to be turned over to a sheriff (or deputy sheriff).

So, keeping those things in mind, it could be intentional given the 'precinct' they are in, but more importantly symbolic in that the woman in charge (who elected Rick) wants to limit Rick in terms of scope of power and duties. Maybe it was intentional so that when things go awry later she'll say it's not within Rick's 'duties' as constable (to go after Aidan or whatever comes up).

Or I could just be talking through my butt and it means nothing.
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Mar 03, 2015
Thanks for the info.
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Mar 03, 2015
If you watch talking dead, the producer did explain that Deanna want to film all of them because of transparency.
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Mar 04, 2015
Devon is right, the character literally said those exact words on-screen.
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Mar 04, 2015
Deanna said that in the episode as well
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Mar 03, 2015
I was in an unbearable tension all long, waiting for something utterly shocking to happen and... I was not disappointed! LOL The end of the ep was perfect!

RIP Rick's Beard (yes it deserves a capital B)! Wow that was quite a jolt! I had forgotten he was kind of good lucking too LOL!

"...Carol's reaction was the most interesting one..."

Ha! It was a fuck$ng masterpiece! When I saw her playing clumsy with her weapons I thought: "Wait a minute! What's her angle here?" And when I saw her during the interview I had bloody shivers of pleasure (is that weird?)

What happened to Rick's blender gun? Yeah! That's a good question I am almost sure the kid took it. That kid knows something! It felt to me that she is waiting an opportunity to run away...

Poor Daryl: fish out of the water... but he can keep playing that role. People will definitely try to keep an eye on him... instead of Carol!

I've never liked Glen so much! Show the brat how's done man!

Tell me if I am wrong but did I see Michonne smile... like more than once?
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Mar 03, 2015
I think Andrew Lincoln looks way better with the beard. The man needs scruff :P
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Mar 04, 2015
Are you kidding? He looks smoking beardless.
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Mar 08, 2015
I am not kidding you. I mean, the beard needed trimming ofcourse, but I preferred him with the beard and longer curly hair ;)
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Mar 04, 2015
Yes! I forgot for a while that Andrew Lincoln is pretty cute under all that hair
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Mar 03, 2015
Well the "sultry stubble" look is better... they mentioned that in the Talking Dead too LOL! I tend to agree.
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Mar 04, 2015
stubble yes! Moses no! lol
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Mar 04, 2015
haha! moses..
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Mar 03, 2015
Yeah, the Noah thing really bothered me a lot. Maybe he's already had that magical surgery Aaron was talking about last week? LOL!
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Mar 03, 2015
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times, and I'll hunt you down and wipe you off the face of the Earth."
- "I guess you can take the man out of the zombie apocalypse, but you can't take the zombie apocalypse out of the man."
- "Of course Carl wandered into the woods after seeing Enid sneak out. Stay in the house, Carl!"
Bahaha!
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Mar 03, 2015
Just loved this episode. Almost one without killing a bunch of zombies...
I waited for this a long time...to see them in normal houses and clean and well dressed, but like you said in the review...still a animal in the inside..ready to strike if needed...
Loved Carol, when she tried to get rid of the gun. It was huge thing.
Loved how everybody complimented Rick about his new face and how he didn't know how to respond or handle it...
Loved the instinct when he didn't saw Carl and Judith anymore and started to run like a madman through the town..
I totally agree with you, that the sons of Deanna are probably not the smartest ones and think they are the shit...well guess again...Glenn kicked your ass and Daryll almost killed you.
Daryll sooooo funny... We brought food whahahahahahahhaha award worthy moment....how he started to take that animal apart ....he is really become a bush men...not knowing how to be with new people...
Just loved it....!!!
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Mar 03, 2015
interesting that the part of Grimes crew that could be considered the weakest were selected to be part of a recovery/scavenger team. Gimpy guy (Leon), Little girl (Tara) and Glenn - none of whom don't exactly exude powerfulness. Top that with going out with Mr. ROTC big mouth and friend who talk up loosing four people previously then trying to find a captured "dead" but not doing the obvious thing and killing it smells of a big set up to whittle down the group slowly. I doubt if any of Ricks' crew was supposed to return let alone do a smack down. Darryl's caged animal deadly stare was priceless along with jr league Carol's helpless act. Like the folks at Terminus, they have no idea who they are f*ckling with.
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Mar 03, 2015
Shut yer dem mouth. Glenn is the baddass here. Don't forget what happened in Woodbury.
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Mar 03, 2015
In the comics Douglas has a wife. Deanna's husband (the architect I believe) will behave in a manner similar to the wife. Its a role reversal is what I'm saying. Just brings some variety for the comic fans.

Like Carol is supposed to be dead by now, Sophia and Andrea are meant to be alive. I don't think Sasha even exists in the comics. So there's a pretty decent amount of deviation in the characters when compared with the comics.
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Mar 03, 2015
Not to mention (SPOILER maybe)



Three of the deaths (Hershel Tyreese and Bob) were intended for others!
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Mar 03, 2015
This was one of the best episodes in a long time for me, purely coz it felt like I hadn't seen this scenario before. TWD has become a tad repetitive and idea-less in the past couple of seasons, so this episode really had me on the edge of my seat, even though not a lot was happening.
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Mar 04, 2015
I think the entire S5 so far has been a blast, way better than S4.
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Mar 03, 2015
Agree 100%!
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Mar 03, 2015
The Walking Dead usually disappoints lately, but this episode was the exception.
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Mar 03, 2015
Walking Dead is just awesome. My favorite show. I can't get enough.👍👍☺
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Mar 03, 2015
I want to see more of Glenn kicking the crap out of fat heads. That was hands down the best part of this episode.
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Mar 03, 2015
I love that Carl was given more time because as much as I love the adults on the show I think that the kids (the ones who have little knowledge of the world before the world ended) are the most interesting. I think that the girl he followed into the woods, Enid, found Ricks guna nd she has it now.
I liked the idea of exploring Alexandria through his eyes and I hope we see more of it.

That being said, Daryl and his continued edginess is gonna be interesting to sse in regards to how the people of Alexandria do and how the group change or remain just as suspicious and closed off.

Carol was awesome and thank you Alexandria for razors and scissors!!!!
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Mar 03, 2015
I am starting to think that the world has been taken over by brunettes. Totally random observation but it seems the blondes and almost all the gingers of the world have died out. Darn zombies must target the more attractive of our species. *and yes..I'm ginger..and very biased..lol*

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Mar 04, 2015
I don't think there's much time for the bottle blondes to touch up their roots during an apocalypse
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Mar 03, 2015
I'm blaming bright colors: you don't see many bright colored clothes either. Blonde or ginger sticks out just like a yellow shirt or a bright green jacket
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Mar 03, 2015
Well... if you just look around you on any given day you'll notice that there are simply more brunettes out there. Unless of course you're in Norway or Scotland.
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Mar 03, 2015
There's still Abraham and that ginger makes up for several others. lol! Also, isn't Erin a ginger? Definitely not many blondes left.
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Mar 03, 2015
Shame on you, Eugene! (Found on Facebook)


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Mar 04, 2015
I laughed so hard when I saw this and showed my whole family (exception of the younger ones, of course). *shakes head* Eugene, Eugene...
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Mar 04, 2015
I laughed when I first saw it too. Here's another one (credit on photo). I don't make any of these memes. :)


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Mar 03, 2015
He must have waited there until Rosita, Maggie, Tara, Sasha, Carol and Michonne finished showering.

Still true to character though
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Mar 03, 2015
"As if we needed another reason to not trust Deanna, she was a congressperson. Red flag!"

And a Buckeye one at that! Shoot her in the head and do us all a favor.
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what happened to that priest?
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Mar 04, 2015
I didn't notice him once! what does that say about the character..
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Mar 03, 2015
he was there in the background - just didn't have any lines
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Mar 03, 2015
Uh, when?
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Mar 03, 2015
I counted at least two scenes, he was right behind Sasha when she aimed to the walker, so he must have been at the background on the gates. And he was between Noah and Tara at one of the shots inside the house.

He wasn't there when Deanna paid a visit though
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Mar 03, 2015
Thanks. :)
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Mar 03, 2015
I thought it was not possible to love Carol more, I was wrong
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Mar 04, 2015
she has reached a level of awesomeness no one can keep up with
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Mar 03, 2015
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Mar 03, 2015
Rick's group is filled with psychos; there's no way they'll turn normal.
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Mar 03, 2015
I wonder how they are going to distribute the houses: GREATM can take one house, I could picture the Grimes, Carol & Daryl sharing one house, but how about Michonne, Sasha & Father Gabriel?
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Mar 03, 2015
I think Michonne would share with Rick and Carl. Sasha would stay with GREATM. Not sure about Noah or Father Gabriel. Maybe Noah with GREATM?
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Mar 03, 2015
Noah was sleeping between Carl & Judith when Rick woke up to find a knife, so I assumed he would stay with the Grimes.
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haven't seen the priests in 3 episodes
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Mar 03, 2015
He was off to the side but only in a couple of scenes, I think.
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Mar 03, 2015
Rick and Michone are soooooo going to "do it!"
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Mar 03, 2015
LOL there is certain vibe right? Especially now that they are both squeaky clean... and they have time to think about other things!
I do hope Glenn & Maggie get closer again... She had such a big smile after Glenn's fight and specially when Deanna thanked him LOL
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Mar 11, 2015
Did they break up in real life because they seem to have toned down the romance with them?
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Mar 03, 2015
Lol I was like "Glenn is so getting laid tonight"
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Mar 03, 2015
I was thinking a normal couple so in love like the two of them might be even thinking about babies. Just saying !
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Mar 03, 2015
  1. Something to keep in mind this going down on the east coast and from the coast to the Mississippi there is no area not in a fall out when a nuke plant melts down from being abandoned. In any collapse of civilization the east coast is not the place to be, in fact by this time things should start getting toasty in terms of radiation.
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Mar 03, 2015
Good thing TWD is the zombie apocalypse instead of a nuclear apocalypse.
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Mar 03, 2015
its not fallout from bombs but power plants with no one running them anymore.
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Mar 03, 2015
Makes sense! I need to move away from the East Coast.
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Mar 03, 2015
Without reading any comment because I am afraid of spoilers (from comic book readers) but I mistrust the Alexandria people. I immediately ,mistrusted Deanna because she reminded me Lizzie. I approve Carol reaction and Rick's too. I like how Daryl is not pretending anything, though, because that is so in character. Also, for some reason I wanted to hit the new "friends" of Carl at first sight (the boy that introduced him to the others and the girl).
And I was so happy with Glenn punching the douchebag!
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Mar 03, 2015
Yeah, those kids were totally off-putting. It's funny how the Alexandria folk act, by our standards, like normal people and yet I've become so sucked into the TWD world that their friendliness and openness just comes off as creepy and irresponsible. Awesome set up.
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Mar 03, 2015
Most people who don't know Daryl assume this is what Daryl looks like under zombie apocalypse conditions. What Alexandria people - and Deanna - don't know is that this is how Daryl always looks like.

He's not going to shower, shave or cut his hair under back-to-normal conditions because that's not what Daryl does under back-to-normal conditions. Therein lies the reason why he was the most prepared to survive all of this.
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Mar 11, 2015
I respectfully disagree about his hair and here is exhibit A. Dude is familiar with shorter hair and I would pay him a year's worth of possum to trim that shaggy mane and get it out of his face.

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Mar 03, 2015
What stood out to me about Daryl was his pacing back and forth like a crazed dog on a leash. He was ready to go off on a moment's notice.
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Mar 03, 2015
I agree. I thought the same. He was eating possum because he would have eaten it before the zombie apocalypse without any problem.
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Mar 03, 2015
I'm surprised, but I liked this episode. It's nice that Carl will get a girlfriend and that Carol is trying to fit in. Rick can be a good leader for the new group and I'm glad his is entertaining the idea of taking the place by force. I don't trust any of the new people and I feel like the guy that was leading the scouting group is gonna cause a lot of problems (sorta like the raper guy at the hospital where Beth was). I'm wondering what Daryl and Michonne will do, their character evolution over the next few weeks will be nice to see.
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Mar 03, 2015
I think Michonne will try hard to fit in and make it work since she was the one who really pushed them to go to Alexandria. I'm interested to see what Carol's got planned though.
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Mar 04, 2015
I agree with both of your points. Michonne has evoled into a team player, but I wonder how long that will last. I think in her heart she's more like Carol (the real Carol) and Daryl.
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Mar 03, 2015
I was so happy to see Rick shave and the crew take a bath. But, seriously, Darryl needs to bath. I hope Carol does hose him down. Speaking of Carol, she was delightful. That smile of hers when she put down her gun was priceless. Carol's playing the long game with this one. I think she really hopes it works out, but she's prepared for it not to. As for Rick, I can only hope he can adapt. He's become too much like the people he had to fight against. That's what being out there too long can do.
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