The season four finale is called “A” and this is a phenomenal episode.
This episode follows Rick, Carl, and Michonne as they reunite with Daryl and the four head to Terminus, only to discover things aren’t quite what they seem.
One of things that probably makes this episode stand out the most is the fact that Rick literally tears someone’s throat out. This is so disgusting and yet I remember watching it for the first time and not even being all that surprised because it’s Rick and his Ricktatorship.
I was definitely freaking out when it happened, but after I was just kind of like, “I mean… yeah… it’s Rick.”
Rick, Michonne, Carl, and Daryl as a team is one of my favourite things in the show just because they’re all so badass and they’re like this weird family.
Rick and Daryl’s reunion in this episode after killing the Claimers is something I know many people (and I’m counting myself in that list) love about “A”. The “You’re my brother” line is so significant, especially after everything that happened earlier this season with everyone being divided. It also really helped set up for what would happen in season five.
My favourite part of this episode, however, wasn’t even in the episode at all. At least, not the version they aired on TV.
After the entire group has been reunited in the train car at Terminus, Rick says: “They’re screwing with the wrong people.”
However, on the DVDs Rick says: “They’re fucking with the wrong people.”
This is soooo much more badass. I know they couldn’t include that line on cable TV, but oh my gosh it sounds so much more amazing. Especially considering everything Rick had done up to that point like, you know, ripping out someone’s jugular with his teeth!
“A” is definitely one of the best episodes in the whole series which is why it’s included in my Top 10 Favourites!
What do you think of “A”?