Season 5 | Episode 15 | Aired March 22, 2015
Oh boy, where do I start? This episode was just like, BAM! BAM! BAM! One thing right after the other.
Even right at the start of the episode, before the opening credits start, there is already so much going on. Deanna and her family are grieving the loss of Aiden and seem to be blaming Rick’s group or at least growing suspicious of Rick’s group; Sam returns to see Carol; we learn that Sasha is still struggling to adjust to life inside the walls; and Daryl and Aaron see a light while out recruiting. Literally, one thing hits you right after the other.
Like I said, Sasha is still struggling to adjust to life inside Alexandria and once again she travels outside the walls to hunt down walkers. She is later joined by Michonne and Rosita who were looking for her and I believe someone on Twitter described their fight with the walkers as being like Charlie’s Angels.
Also outside the walls in last night’s episode was Carl, who once again followed his new friend (and potential girlfriend?) Enid. Nothing says first date like running through a walker infested forest. The pair sat together and talked for a while before being forced to hide in a tree from a bunch of walkers passing by. The tree looked quite cozy and I’m actually really excited to see where they take this. Dating in the world is hard enough without adding the zombie apocalypse to the mix.
“This is their world. We’re just living in it.”
Also getting cozy this week were Jessie and Rick, who seems to have gone from zero to inshane since entering Alexandria. After getting in a brutal fist fight with Jessie’s husband, Pete, and then pointing a gun at Deanna and the other Alexandrians which resulted in Michonne knocking him, I cannot wait to see what is going to happen in the season finale. Like Rick, come on man, you don’t even know Jessie. Yvette Nicole Brown said it exactly right on Talking Dead last night. Rick is creating this ideal picture, he likes saving people, and Jessie needs saving.
I think Rick needs to pull it back a little and realize that, despite thinking he has good intentions, maybe beating the hell out of a guy in the middle of the street and then threatening the people who let you into their town, might not be the best idea. Especially when you have two kids to keep safe.
We also finally saw Daryl and Aaron out recruiting for the first time and it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. Instead of finding people to bring back to Alexandria, the pair found pieces of a walker scattered over some grass and a woman who had been tied to a tree and torn apart. Daryl kills her when she comes back as a walker, but not before we see the ‘W’ carved into her forehead. I believe this is the forth walker we’ve seen with this on them now.
I’m only on comic #3, but through the magic of the internet I’ve heard a lot of people talking about a group called the wolves. I reckon the speculators are probably right considering all the hints that have been dropped (“Wolves are near” written on a wall, Carl reading a comic about wolves, the W’s) and honestly I am so excited to see where this is going in the show.
Last night’s episode was in your face from the get go. There wasn’t a single moment where things slowed down and it was great. Definitely a fantastic change of pace from some of the past episodes in Alexandria.
Next week is the 90-minute season finale and I am both excited and terrified. It was announced that Scott Gimple, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, and a surprise guest will be on Talking Dead next week and whenever they have a surprise guest I’m always concerned about who might be dying.
What did you think about last night’s episode? What did you think is going to happen next week?
Check out the preview for next week’s episode below: