Episode Title: East
Original Airdate: 3-27-16
So much stupidity and a big shocking ending for the penultimate episode of Season 6. So Carol left Alexandria at the end of last week’s episode, because she can no longer kill for seemingly no reason, and therefore cannot go against the Saviors to save herself and everyone else. Not long after setting off she encounters a truck full of Saviors, whom she tries to beg to let her go, but eventually kills almost all of them. One escapes on foot, presumably back to the Saviors’ compound.
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Miss me? Last week was full of road tripping and empty of zombie apocalypses, not to mention computer access, so here’s a double header for you.
Episode Title: The Same Boat
Original Airdate: 3-13-16
At the end of “Not Yet Tomorrow,” when Rick & Co. thought they’d taken out all of the Saviors, they found out that Carol and Maggie were taken hostage by they enemy. So this episode focused on the two as hostages. They were taken to a facility several miles from the base compound and held as Rick negotiated with the woman in charge, Paula, for their release. Carol feigned being weak again, which aided in their eventual escape. Other than that, there was a lot of sitting around and talking, some close calls with Walkers, then escape as Carol and Maggie killed another eight or so Saviors and made it out. The entire scenario took its toll on the two ladies mentally.
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Episode Title: Not Tomorrow Yet
Original Airdate: 3-6-16
After opening with Carol scrounging around Alexandria to make Beet & Acorn Cookies for the kids (ummm…gag), Rick and the others return from Hilltop, calling a meeting in the church to discuss what must be done about the Saviors in exchange for food from Hilltop, with Morgan being the only one who truly objects to killing them. Rick hashes out a plan to go the next day, with some information about their compound from Andy, a guy from Hilltop who has delivered food to the Saviors.
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Episode Title: Knots Untie
Original Airdate: 2-28-16
Things cooled off a little this week, but the Group’s world has now opened up to many more possibilities. After letting Rick and Michonne put some clothes on in private, Jesus tells them he is a scout for his community. He looks for other survivor camps with which to potentially open a trade of goods. Rick, Michonne, Maggie, Glenn, Daryl and Abraham agree to take Jesus home and discuss trading options with his leader. On the way, they save several members from Jesus’s group after a car accident, including a doctor who was an OB before the apocalypse, lucky for Maggie and Glenn.
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Episode Title: The Next World
Original Airdate: 2-21-16
A very different kind of episode this week picks up two months after the mid-season premiere (according to Danai Gurira on The Talking Dead), as Alexandria has picked itself back up and continues to move forward. Rick and Daryl head out on a supply run, because food and other essentials are becoming scarce. They find a truck already loaded with lots of goodies, but it is soon stolen by Jesus. That’s right, Jesus literally takes the wheel here (thanks, Twitter!).
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Episode Title: No Way Out
Original Airdate: 2-14-16
I think my heart rate has slowed enough to write about last night’s episode, but if my words turn to gibberish, just know I’m having another aftershock. Yeah, it was that good.
We left the group scattered throughout Alexandria, and the surrounding area, after a herd collapsed part of the wall. This episode picks up with the stinger of the mid-season finale as Daryl, Sasha and Abraham are stopped by ten guys on motorcycles demanding everything they have, because their property now belongs to Negan, an infamous villain from the comic. While Daryl is dragged to the back of tanker he boosted to hand over anything else they may be hiding, the leader toys with Sasha and Abraham, over whether or not he will kill one, or both of them, until he and all of his buddies are suddenly blown sky high, as Daryl managed to quietly dispose of his chaperone, then take the bad guys out with the handy rocket launcher (for lack of a better term) Abraham picked up during their detour. Looks like Negan will have to wait a bit for his introduction.
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Episode Title: Start to Finish
Original Airdate: 11-29-15
After the fall of the Alexandria wall, everyone flees to safety. Carol and Morgan make it into an unfinished house. While running Carol fell and hit her head, so Morgan is concerned she may have a concussion. She fakes weakness and dashes to the basement where Morgan left the Wolf, alone with Dr. Denise. Carol tries to kill him, but , after a standoff with Morgan, he knocks her out, then the Wolf knocks out Morgan with his own stick. Tara, Rosita and Eugene (the voice calling “help” on the walkie two weeks back) rush in, as they were trapped in the garage of the same house upstairs, to see the Wolf leaving with Dr. Denise as a shield, not caring whether he (or she) lives or dies at the hands of the horde.
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Episode Title: Heads Up
Original Airdate: 11-22-15
Well, I feel used.
So Glenn’s alive. The Walkers were indeed feasting on Nicholas’s fresh corpse and leaving Glenn alone, because clearly they have no depth perception and couldn’t tell there was another meal RIGHT THERE. As many fans theorized, he was able to pull himself to safety under the dumpster from which he had just fallen, where he waited all night. Upon emerging, Enid, of all people, was on the roof of the adjacent building and threw him some water. The two exchanged some heated words about Alexandria and he forced her to go back with him. When they reached the walls, they stopped short at the terrifying sight of hundreds of Walkers clawing to get in.
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Episode Title: Always Accountable
Original Airdate: 11-15-15
Sorry this is a day late, and I skipped my iZombie review last week, but I’ve been living it up in Las Vegas, with no thoughts of the undead apocalypse on my brain. Actually that’s not entirely true: I did envision the madness on The Strip if a sudden zombie outbreak occurred, because of course I did. Now on to the show.
It’s time to catch up with Daryl, Sasha and Abraham, because this leading-a-thousand-Walkers-out-of-a-pit plan can’t go perfectly smoothly with the ones doing the actual leading. Alas, it’s not the horde of Walkers on their heals, but completely random trigger-happy humans that derail the trio. Near the end of their long trek, the three are suddenly fired upon and barely manage to escape with only a few scratches. Unfortunately in the process, they become separated.
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Episode Title: Now
Original Airdate: 11-9-15
The Group is slowly starting to come back together. The episode opens with Deanna looking at the mess that Alexandria has become in just a few short hours. In the background we see Michonne telling Maggie about Glenn’s plan to save everyone else. Suddenly everyone hears Rick yelling to open the gate, as he’s headed toward town with half the horde right on his heels. (Wait, how did he escape the completely surrounded RV? Then run that far, through that many Walkers unscathed? Just because he’s Rick Grimes? Um, no. Unacceptable. I was highly anticipating that escape scene, and I feel cheated.) Suddenly hundreds of Walkers surround the walls, leaving the remaining Alexandrites terrified and convinced they won’t live through the night. They go to raid the pantry and start to turn on each other, until Deanna’s son, Spencer, steps in and tells everyone to go home because they don’t want to look back on this day as the one that tore them apart. Really he just wanted to sneak some hooch and crackers, so he could get drunk and blame his mom for all the town’s problems.
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