Have you learnt what’s worse than walkers? Walkers that fall out of the freaking sky!
On Concern the Strolling Lifeless Season four Episode 9, Morgan and John have recovered from their accidents whereas the remainder of the group attempt to readjust to their post-Vulture lives. Nonetheless, that peace is short-lived when Mom Nature decides to go to them.
Firstly, I would like to precise as soon as once more my disappointment with how shortly the Vulture arc was wrapped up so shortly. When Mel and his mysterious walker-capturing group first appeared on Concern the Strolling Lifeless Season four Episode 2, I used to be extremely intrigued.
This sequence had been with out a respectable human risk all through its first three seasons, and as soon as we lastly bought one, it was tied up inside a handful of episodes.
Proctor John had potential as nicely in the direction of the tail finish of Concern the Strolling Lifeless Season three, however that was one other arc that was deserted too shortly following the collapse of the dam.
If there’s a silver lining, it is comforting to know that the showrunners had been in a position to create such an attention-grabbing and formidable foe for our survivors to go up towards. Let’s simply hope that the subsequent group of baddies stick round a bit longer, however hopefully not almost so long as the Saviors on The Strolling Lifeless.
Regardless, by the top of the episode, the group was thrust right into a scenario that that they had by no means confronted earlier than, and can certainly push them to their limits.
“Individuals Like Us” had a gap not like something we have ever seen earlier than on this sequence, with a strong storm making landfall and whisking away a number of walkers. The opening moments had been extremely humorous, and it set the tone for an episode that supplied a good quantity of levity following the emotional midseason finale.
It was like Concern the Strolling Lifeless meets Sharknado! Critically, that is all I may take into consideration because the walkers had been pulled into the storm and tossed like ragdolls.
It is troublesome to say how a lot time has handed for the reason that midseason finale, however on condition that Morgan’s leg has healed and John has largely recovered from his near-death expertise, I would say this episode picks up 4 to 6 weeks later.
It was an extended sufficient time for the group that was final seen supposedly united round a campfire, to being a dispersed bunch throughout this episode.
Whereas everybody was seemingly turning into nearer on the shut of Concern the Strolling Lifeless Season four Episode eight, they could not be additional aside now.
Luciana is in a state of despair, Strand has been tapping into the wine cellar’s intensive assortment, and Alicia has turn out to be a hermit looking for a goal whereas coming to phrases with Madison and Nick’s deaths.
These deaths have taken an unimaginable toll on Alicia, a lot in order that she is carelessly making an attempt to avoid wasting individuals.
It is in Morgan’s nature to assist others, so he wasn’t going to let Alicia go on her little rescue mission unaccompanied. Sadly, it was all for naught as the person who Alicia was making an attempt so desperately to avoid wasting had been lifeless for fairly a while by the point they reached him.
Strand: What makes you assume that we might embark on such a fool-hearted journey?
Luciana: You already know the sort of individuals we would run into.
Strand: Individuals like us.
If one constructive got here out of the entire ordeal, Morgan was in a position to empathize with Alicia with how she is making an attempt to honor her mom’s reminiscence alongside together with her “nobody’s gone til’ they’re gone” mantra by serving to others in want.
Alicia was actually in want of somebody to speak to and perceive what she was going via. Somebody to inform her that it should be alright. Typically that is all an individual wants to listen to.
John, Charlie, Althea, and June — whom I nonetheless name Naomi once in a while — had been having their very own set of points, as they’ve been unsuccessful at connecting with Charlie. Hell, John went as far as to create his personal scrabble board and tiles to try to prolong an olive department to Charlie.
Is not John simply the sweetest man? Dorie is such an amazingly well-written character, and Garret Dillahunt performs him to perfection. He is a lot enjoyable to look at!
Sadly, Charlie wasn’t too receptive to John’s gesture and determined to flee. And now her silly antics of operating away actually opened a can of worms and carelessly put everybody else in peril.
Ugh! I actually cannot stand Charlie. She’s simply lifeless weight at this level, and I for one wouldn’t miss her one bit ought to she wind up together with her face eaten.
Elsewhere, June confided in Al about her concern with John discovering out that the particular person he fell in love with is not who she actually is.
I by no means ought to have left. My good friend … I feel he was proper. It is the place I belong, it is the place I ought to be.
I hope that is not true and that these two can decide up their relationship the place they left off on the cabin. June is afraid of disappointing John, which signifies that these emotions are there, someplace. Will she try to determine it out or run once more as she so typically does?
Morgan additionally has the sudden epiphany that he ought to by no means have left his pals in Virginia. Morgan left his pals as a result of he did not wish to watch individuals he cares for die, however the reality is that wherever he goes, whoever he meets, that’s inevitably what’s going to occur.
It was a call I did not count on Morgan to make, and particularly with Althea being so prepared to drive him there. Nonetheless, Morgan and Althea appear to have fashioned a rare friendship, one which I hope we are going to proceed to discover.
Though Morgan did not get any takers on going again to Alexandria with him, I beloved the truth that he approached each member of the group individually to supply the chance.
Whereas the storm has put a damper on his plans in the mean time, will Morgan nonetheless be set on returning to Virginia as soon as the storm subsides, or will he discover a goal to stay round together with his new pals? I am inclined to agree with the latter.
In all honesty, does anybody assume Morgan goes to go away? Perhaps I may see Morgan revisiting his previous pals sooner or later — probably after Andrew Lincoln leaves The Strolling Lifeless — I don’t imagine that may occur anytime quickly.
Though, I’ve typically questioned what it could be like if John and Althea had been to work together with Daryl and Carol. Whereas I do not assume that kind of crossover will occur anytime quickly, it certain is a hell of a variety of enjoyable to consider.
So, now that the group is separated because of the storm — and a few poorly made selections — everybody has been put in a really precarious scenario.
The thought of the group going up towards mom nature is an attention-grabbing thought and one thing that was solely seen briefly on The Strolling Lifeless Season 5 Episode 10.
Nonetheless, on that sequence, Rick’s group faired so much higher as a result of they had been all in a position to hunker down collectively, however after the occasions on the midseason premiere of Concern the Strolling Lifeless, this group is scattered, susceptible, with out shelter, and due to this fact, considerably weaker.
And let’s not neglect concerning the Zombnado! Critically, the thought of zombies being swooped up and hurled from the sky is absolute gold, and I am unable to wait to see extra of it! What are the chances of Ian Ziering popping up and preventing them off? Slim, however one can hope!
Different tidbits from the episode:
Charlie being attacked by the walker within the river jogged my memory of Carl’s encounter in The Strolling Lifeless Season 2 Episode 15. R.I.P. Dale.
I like drunk Strand! Do not get me improper, I like sober Strand simply the identical, however inebriated Strand is superior!
Did anybody else have a smile on their face when Morgan revealed his stash of protein bars?
Strand’s drunken skirmish with the walker within the background, whereas Luciana was listening to music, was improbable!
- John’s reference to the lifeless washing up was a pleasant callback to Concern the Strolling Lifeless Season four Episode 5, the place the walkers had been washing up in his entrance yard.
It is time to flip it over to you, Fanatics. What did you consider “Individuals Like Us”? Will Charlie be discovered? Will John and June have the ability to decide up their relationship the place they left off? Will Morgan ever return to Virginia?
Hit the feedback beneath and let me know.
Concern the Strolling Lifeless returns with a brand new episode on Sunday, August 19 on AMC at 9/8C.
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