Sunday, October 25, 2015
THE WALKING DEAD 6.3
Proceed With Caution
What an episode! The third in the sixth series and they haven't let off the acceleration yet! So much happened in this episode, I know I couldn't get it all, these are episodes you really need to watch for yourself. But please, let's discuss the episode below, your thoughts and predictions. If what happened, really happened, than my heart is completely broken. But, an amazing episode!
Opens with Rick and the group dealing with the herd and the horn blowing. So, we pick up right where we had left them after the premiere episode. Rick's trying to sort out plans, an Alexandrian has doubts, Michonne deals with the Alexandrian telling him basically to shut-up and keep moving; the doubter gets his throat torn out by walker. Don't they know by now, if you doubt Rick, you're going to die!! Heath overhears Rick telling Glenn and Michonne to do whatever it takes to get back, how the Alexandrian's either keep up or they die, but they do whatever it takes to get back. Heath overhears, but then see's a fellow Alexandrian attacked (because they are not experienced enough), so maybe he understands Rick's not just being a dick, he's telling it how it is. Heath's not dumb (at least in the comic's I don't remember him being an idiot).
"If something's in front of you, you kill it" Rick
Rick separates from Glenn and Michonne, Glenn's group is trying their best to keep the Alexandrian's at ease. As they're making their way through the woods, they come across some walkers, Glenn, Heath, and Michonne run into action taking the walkers out. I thought this was a gorgeous shot, looked wonderful! Then, once the rest of the Alexandrian's see it can be done, they go to try to help, but only causes more chaos. Sterges hangs back, takes his gun out to shoot makes a fatal error, ends up shooting an Alexandrian in the leg, who then gets bitten (I believe). Sterges gets scared and runs off as another Alexandrian gets bit from behind! Cut to Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha leading the mega-herd. Daryl's conscious gets the better of him and he decides after talking with Abraham and Sasha and takes off for Alexandria. You can tell Daryl is worried about everyone else.
Glenn and Michonne's group comes to a town, they start checking cars to see if any will start to help those that are hurt. Glenn talks to Michonne and says how he has to get home, you can see the desperation; but, he tells her how he won't leave the Alexandrian's behind. Heath talks to Nick to get a better understanding of what happened before. Nicholas has been in the town before and is given the lead to guide the group out of there (might have been another fatal error). They come to an alley where walkers are chewing-up the guy (Sterges) that had run away earlier. Nicholas zones out, Glenn pulls him back. Then they notice that walkers are starting to surround them. Once Glenn gets Nicholas to focus, they take refuge in a pet store. Michonne and Heath talk strategy, Heath makes a shitty comment, he's projecting what he overheard Rick saying to his crew. Glenn and Michonne discuss who's staying to draw the walkers in-town so the others can escape. Nicholas agrees to go with Glenn, the plan is to start a fire to draw the walkers. Glenn comments that he has to do something first. You can tell, you can just tell! Glenn makes a comment that he has to do something first. He takes out the pocket watch that Hershel gave him, as he uses the Walkie Talkie to talk to Rick. Rick comes up to Walkers and takes them out while he's talking to Glenn, I couldn't tell if he cut his hand or what happened, but now his hand has a wound. Which, if you've read the comics, you know! A great call-back to the second episode of the first season, when Glenn first meets Rick, he calls him "dumb ass" and now, when he's talking to Rick, he calls him by that name again. It's almost as if he knows he may not make it...
When we come back from commercial, Michonne's attempting to patch-up the Alexandrian that was shot in the leg. Annie (another Alexandrian) makes a comment that they should just leave her, that she's slowing them down, then the other guy agrees that they (the injured) should just be left. Michonne again says how no-one is being left behind. Heath makes a comment that if they go, they're all going together and Michonne agrees. Heath still has attitude toward her and leaves the group to go look through the store for things that could help them. Michonne confronts Heath "Hey, you have a problem with me?" Michonne. Dude, don't piss her off! He says how he heard what Rick said. Michonne takes no scruples and school's him, they argue, but at the end of it Michonne makes her point perfectly clear. The Alexandrian's have been sheltered and they haven't been through what Rick's group has, they don't know. Meanwhile, Glenn and Nick are going through town when something from Nick's past comes back to haunt him. They come to a walker that was one of Nick's crew, Nick takes care of the walker as they hear a gunshot coming from the Alexandrian area. Michonne's group notices the walkers drawing toward the gunfire. Cut to Rick running his heart out! He finally gets to the RV, which is part of his plan. Michonne's group is sitting tight until walkers pass. Guy that was bitten gives a note to Michonne to pass to his wife. Which is reflective of Glenn's story too, he's newly married in this world of theirs, and they talked about this on Talking Dead.
Michonne's group silence is broken when they hear noises coming from the back of the store. Michonne investigates and takes care of two walkers that were in there. The walkers outside heard and start making their way toward the store. "They're coming..." Michonne
Michonne's group makes a run for it, the herd in their wake. Annie falls and tells them to go as the walkers surround her and start their feasting. Meanwhile, the building Nick and Glenn were suppose to set fire to has already been burned. Nick zones out again, as Glenn prompts him to come back to reality. Michonnes group are cornered in a dead end alley and they start to hop the fence. It's down to Michonne and the Married guy trying to get over the fence as the walkers are trying to pull them back down. Cut to Glenn and Nick trying to outrun the herd of walkers surrounding them, they too get cornered but are unable to hop the fence because there are more walkers on the other side. They use what ammo they have to shoot some walkers and then take out their knives to fight for survival. Back with Michonne's group, Heath shoots what walkers he can to give Michonne and Married Guy a chance to climb over the chain linked fence. The Married Guy is taken by the walkers and it gives Michonne some freedom to crawl over as they watch him being bitten and torn apart. There really are so many details between the two difference scenes, that I can't possibly get them all here. Now, Michonne's group consists of her, Heath, and the guy that was shot in the leg. Glenn and Nick continue to fight their way out, Glenn climbs up on the dumpster and calls for Nick to follow suit. Nick looks like he's going crazy as he's looking at the walkers. The actor did an amazing job in conveying all the different emotions that this one guy is experiencing. Glenn's trying to bring Nick back, but you can see in Nick's eyes, he's too far gone! Nick cryptically says "Thank you" Nick, as he puts his gun to his head. The next shot is of Glenn yellow "NO!" as the shot shoots and sprays blood all over Glenn's face, and as Nick falls off the dumpster, Glenn falls with him!!! Into the walker herd!!! I think the show wants you to think that the walkers are tearing Glenn's intestines out, but I think it's Nick's. How they fell, Nick would have fallen on top of Glenn. I really hope Glenn didn't go out this way! Glenn can't be dead!! But, how much more of a blow would it be if he survives somehow, just to meet the fate awaiting him from the comics. Then again, the show could have changed things up since we've all been waiting for that epic scene too. Either way, if Glenn really did die this episode, my heart is BROKEN!!
Michonne's group is making their way through the woods, they notice that there is not fire, and Heath tries to tell her that it doesn't mean they didn't make it out. I really hoped and was waiting for Michonne to go back and use her Katana to slice through the herd finding Glenn under the remains of Nick... but alas, instead both her and Heath have a moment of reflection. Cut to Rick driving in the RV, he's trying to get a hold of Glenn, with no answer. No one's answering, when Daryl answers... they converse "We keep going forward for them... if we go back to Alexandria, it will be for us... we keep going forward for them" Rick. Then out of no where Rick's under fire! Daryl hears and turns around but it's not sure in who's direction he's heading now! Rick fights for his life, killing both of the wolves. It was brought up on Talking Dead too, if Morgan had killed the wolves, then Rick wouldn't have had to kill them. What do you think?
When Rick is raiding the bodies of the dead wolves in the RV he pulls a jar of baby food (presumably Judith's) from the dead wolf's jacket pocket. This seems to hit Rick hard, you can see the torment going through his body. I was thinking "Don't lose it Rick!". He sees three more wolves coming up the rear through the rear view mirror. Rick takes an automatic gun from one of the dead wolves and shoots through the RV killing them. Cut to Daryl hauling ass, but I don't know in what direction! Michonne and her group arrive back to Alexandria as they start to take-in the destruction. Daryl arrives back to Abraham and Sasha leading the heard away. Back to Rick, now the damn RV won't start - WHAT! He's losing it, he's definitely starting to lose it, as he hears the herd starting to roll up to where he is. The last shot is of the herd coming out from the woods onto the road where his RV is parked and vulnerable. BTW - he didn't shut the RV door after the wolves entered, did he? Basically, he's a sitting duck!
Therapy session and a great reminder that NO ONE is safe in this world.
90 minute episode next week!
Gimple's note to us in summary: in some ways we will see Glenn again...
(his words are always cryptic).
Watching the episode again myself - I have faith in Glenn, I think he was able to climb under the dumpster!! What are your thoughts??