Number six on my list is “Forget”, the thirteenth episode of season five.
In this episode we see the characters are still struggling to fit in to life in Alexandria, particularly Sasha. However, over the course of the hour we see each character making an effort to fit in in their new home and for some it works. For others… not so much.
There are so many reasons I love this episode. First of all, Carol. She’s so badass and the fact that she’s pretending not to be only proves just how badass she is. One moment in particular stands out for Carol this episode and that is when she’s stealing the guns for herself, Rick, and Daryl and ends up getting caught by Jessie’s son, Sam (Major Dodson).
This moment is terrifying because she ends up threatening Sam, but I can’t help but laugh too because she threatens to tie him to a tree! It’s horrible, but oh my gosh I laugh every time.
This episode of course also kicks off the relationship between Carol and Sam which is adorable and I’m hoping we’ll see more of it in season six.
Also, kudos to Major Dodson for being such a fantastic actor! Seriously, this kid is amazing!
Another relationship started in this episode is the friendship between Daryl and Aaron. While the rest of the team is at a welcome party, Daryl has dinner with Aaron and Eric and Aaron gives him a motorbike and a job.
I’m a huge fan of this friendship. Daryl’s definitely one of my favourite characters on the show and we get to see so many different sides to him with the various other characters he interacts with. This is shown perfectly now they have interacting with members outside the regular group.
One thing I didn’t like in this episode, but that I choose to ignore because the rest of it is so amazing, is the cringe-worthy moment between Rick and Jessie. Oh my goodness, inShane doesn’t even begin to cover how awkward and creepy this was.
The whole thing just makes me super uncomfortable and I’m kind of dreading seeing more of this next season.
“Forget” is a great episode. We see so much development with each of the characters and so many new friendships being formed which is why it’s the number six spot on my countdown.
What did you think of “Forget”?