Season 5 Finale - "Conquer"
When we see Morgan he's waking up rather nicely, he's obviously in a better place mentally as well. He sees the rabbit's foot hanging from the rear view mirror of the car he is camped out in, and he must be smiling because he had left his rabbit's foot at the altar in the church, and now it could be he's reminded of something that we'll learn more about him later when season six returns. However, things turn dangerously quickly, as he's fixing a meal by campfire, a guy comes out and is holding a gun to Morgan. However, Morgan doesn't flinch. It's a great scene between this stranger and our beloved Morgan. Stranger Danger! It's soon revealed that this guy has the long pondered "W" on his forehead. When Morgan asks him about the marking the guy explains the original settlers of the land and how there was a bounty on wolves heads. He doesn't seem quite right in the head. He also explains how they meet new people, how they are essentially hunting people, trapping them, and as we know they have been killing them. This stranger, along with another companion try to take Morgan out, he goes all Kung Fu or Jedi Master on the two guys with his walking stick and knocks them out. Morgan repeatedly suggests that they walk away, but they don't listen. He's more zen now and has a new perspective that I can't wait to learn more about next season! After he knocks the two wolves out, he puts them in the car and at first I thought he honked the horn to call walkers in on them, but on Talking Dead they explained how he did this to make sure there were no walkers around. It's amazing how scenes can be read differently. After he honks he horn, he's face to face with the rabbit's foot and ends up taking it with him. Wonderful opening scene and really kicks off the finale with a great punch!
|R.I.P Porch Dick|
Earlier, Sasha had been outside the wall cleaning up the walker bodies and carting them off to a pit. In a very eerie scene, she lays down on top of the walkers and seems to finally let go. I think she's been holding on to so much and she finally understand she needs help. At first I interpreted this scene as she was laying on them because she thought this is where she would inevitably end up. Later, on the Talking Dead, they discussed this scene and Melissa McBride (Carol) thought of the scene as peaceful, which is another interesting perspective. Later, when Sasha returns she's sitting in Father Gabriel's make-shift church. He had ventured outside of the walls as well. They're mental journeys have been frustrating, especially Gabriel's, I've wanted to kill him myself. Before Gabriel leaves the gates, he comments to Spencer "the word of God is all the protection I need". Didn't he say this before to Rick and his group when they first met him? Worked well for him didn't it? i don't know if he's just in denial or what, but for a man of God his character and attributes are very disappointing for someone of faith. I understand he's human and they've really honed in on that aspect of his character. When Father Gabriel is outside of the walls he runs into a walker and has to take it out along with another one, and then he has this real moment of breaking. When he returned, the meeting is about to commence and Spencer asks Gabriel to close the gate. Gabriel is still not all there and nonchalantly closes the gate, which doesn't latch, leaving Alexandria open and exposed.