The Walking Dead Season Finale Through Gifs

I love The Walking Dead. I also gifs, especially cat gifs. So here’s The Walking Dead season five finale told through gifs, many of which are cats.

Morgan Coming Out of Nowhere Like:

snow Cat

Daryl Looking Badass on His Motorcycle:

Dumptruck Cat

Rick Just… Being Rick:

Deep Sigh

Carol Continuing to Sneak Around:

Cupboard Cat

Reg Getting Philosophical:

Uh-Oh

Daryl and Aaron Being Ambushed by Walkers:

FFFF

Daryl and Aaron Trapped in the Car:

Shit Shit Shit

Carol Threatening Pete:

Applause

Morgan Rescuing Daryl and Aaron:

Morgan be like

Abraham and Eugene Apologizing to Each Other:

Cat and Raccoon

Meanwhile, Rosita Watching Them Like:

Eye Roll

Gabriel Leaving the Gate Open:

Closing the Damn Door

Rick and Michonne Having a Moment:

How You Doin

Gabriel Talking About Bob and Tyreese to Sasha:

O

Rick Going Inshane on Those Walkers:

Crazy

Alexandrians at the Meeting:

Simultaneous Catting

Sasha and Gabriel Fighting:

Rawr

Glenn Fighting with Nicholas:

Cat Stop

Walker Rave Party:

Let's Get Weird

Rick’s Speech at the Meeting:

Prepare to Die

Reg’s Death:

Whoop There it is

Pete’s Death:

Bang

Meanwhile, The Wolves be Like:

Wolves

Season Finale Ends:

Now What

 

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The Walking Dead Episode Review – Season Finale: “Conquer”

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Season 5 | Episode 16 | Aired March 29, 2015

So The Walking Dead season finale was on tonight… I’m going to try not to make this review too long, but the episode was an hour and a half and was seriously epic and probably the best episode I’ve ever seen so I make no promises.

****Warning: Before I go any further, this post WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, turn back now. No, wait, get off the computer and watch the episode. Now. Go.****

Okay, well, first things first. Morgan’s back! Last time we saw Morgan he was a few marbles short and now he’s like the zen master. He’s all chilled out, but can kick some serious ass. Not even with a gun or a knife, oh no, he uses his walking stick to defend himself against walkers and humans alike. I am so excited that Morgan is back and he saved Daryl and Aaron (getting to that in a minute) and he’s finally been reunited with Rick! It’s inshane and I can’t wait to see what they do with this in season six!

Morgan

Also, can we just take a moment. Lennie James who plays Morgan was on Talking Dead and I think Chris Hardwick summed it up pretty well: “You’re British?!” Yeah, I don’t know about any of you, I had no idea he was British and that was basically my exact reaction.

Moving on. Daryl and Aaron are still out on their recruiting run. We see them driving down a road and Daryl looks like a BAMF with his bike and his sunglasses and is way too relaxed to be in the zombie apocalypse. They have been following Red Poncho Guy (RIP), but they eventually lose him and decide to go inside a fenced off area where they believe are giant containers of food. Instead they find a walker rave party and, not going to lie, my heart was going so fast it was like I was the one running from walkers. Daryl is one of my favourite characters on the show and I am loving Aaron so far and I’m pretty certain my neighbors probably heard me yelling at the TV that they weren’t allowed to die.

Daryl Dixon backup

Thankfully they didn’t! The pair got trapped in a car surrounded by walkers (after some seriously badass fighting involving chains and license plates) and were about to make a break for it when Morgan showed up and rescued them. But not before they shared (what I thought) was a very touching moment in which Aaron tells Daryl that he’s the reason he decided to bring the group to Alexandria. He tells Daryl that when he was spying on the group he saw Daryl lead the group to the safety of the barn when the storm hit and knew he needed to bring them in. This got me just like the scene in the garage did and I was so happy in this moment!

I also thought it was really cute at how excited Aaron got when he found a license plate from Alaska.

Also making me happy was Carol. Melissa McBride said she is very pleased with how she’s been able to play Carol this season and I think it’s safe to say that we viewers are pleased too. Carol is so badass this season! In season one she started out as this woman being abused by her husband, I’ve seen a lot of people describe her as a little mouse in season one. Over the years we’ve seen her become more and more brave and tough and who she really is and I think this season we’re really seeing what Carol is capable of. She’s threatened Sam (but still cares about him), threatens Pete, steals the guns. She’s not some scared little mouse anymore and the Alexandrians literally have no idea what they’re in for with her. Also, she called Rick sunshine so Carol gets all the awards for this episode.

Oh Sunshine

With Rick this episode I was very back and forth. On one hand, I get what he’s saying. The Alexandrians have no clue what it’s like out there, Rick has been out there since the beginning and he knows that sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But on the other hand saying the things he’s saying and doing the things he’s doing probably aren’t the best way to convince people that you’re right.

However, people finally seem to realize he’s right (at least Deanna does) when Pete finally loses it and accidentally kills Deanna’s husband, Reg. Which I would just like to say I called right at the start of the episode. When Maggie goes to see Deanna and Reg says something wise and philosophical:

Called It

After he dies Deanna tells Rick to “do it”, to kill Pete like Rick had been saying they needed to all along. Maybe I’ve been watching this show for too long, but I was so relieved he was finally gone. If only so we could get the wonderful quote from Chris Hardwick: “Porchdick is limp now.”

Do It

Another storyline explored in this episode was with Glenn. Glenn sees Nicholas climbing over the wall and decides to follow him. I think many of us were probably sitting and watching like, “Glenn no. No Glenn. Glenn, what are you doing? Glenn stop.” And what happened? Nicholas shot Glenn and it turned into this long fight where we kept thinking Glenn was dead, but apparently he’s some sort of terminator and kept coming back. Then he had the chance to shoot Nicholas in the head and he didn’t do it. This is another situation where I do get why, but really Glenn? After everything you’ve encountered and all those times you didn’t kill the bad guy (The Governor, The Termites) and you really think it’s a good idea to let him walk away?

Someone who went for a walk tonight was Father Gabriel. He went out and found a walker and said he was ready. Well, I was ready too. I said in my last review that I thought he was a huge hypocrite and I stand by that and, not going to lie, I was slightly disappointed when he didn’t get bit. I’ve definitely been watching this show for too long.

He returns to Alexandria and is left with the duty of closing the gate. Which he doesn’t do.

Closing the Damn Door

This moment was just infuriating and, oh, what do you know? Walkers get in Alexandria! I feel like this is huge foreshadowing for stuff that might happen next season, but this is one of those moments where I really hope I’m wrong.

Father Gabriel and Sasha ended up having a huge confrontation after she goes to him for guidance and he says a lot of really awful things about Bob and Tyreese and there was a moment there where it seemed like Sasha was going to kill him. Instead, Maggie intervened and the three of them ended up praying together.

We got to see Abraham and Eugene apologize to each other and it was literally like watching two five year olds making up after a fight. Rosita was standing in the background watching them like an exasperated mother who couldn’t believe she had to deal with them and it was actually so perfect. Also perfect was this wonderful quote from Abraham:

“There’s a vast ocean of shit that you don’t know shit about. Rick knows every fine grain of said shit.”

We interrupt this review to bring you this gif of two characters who were hardly in the episode, but were too adorable not to mention:

Carl and Judith Cute

Now, back to our regularly scheduled review.

We sort of meet the Wolves in this episode as well. Two guys at the start attack Morgan (how foolish they were, thinking they could steal from him) and they were the ones who set the walker rave trap that nearly killed Daryl and Aaron. It was crazy intense and at the end we see painted on a car, “Wolves are near”. I’m super nervous about this because we see the wolves have the photos of Alexandria and I really, really don’t want them to attack.

The episode ends on what I guess you could call a high note for this show. None of the main group died, Morgan and Rick are reunited, Porchdick is limp, Tara wakes up. Alls well that ends well. Except for the wolves and the walkers and Morgan and Rick’s reunion began with Rick murdering someone.

This may actually have been the best episode of The Walking Dead yet and I cannot wait for season six. I cannot wait to see where they take these characters and what’s going to happen in Alexandria. Will Deanna continue ruling? Will Rick take over? What’ll happen with the Wolves? What’s going to happen with Morgan? So many questions and a hiatus to wait through.

I obviously don’t have a preview of next week’s episode so I will be back when the new season returns (and maybe for Fear the Walking Dead?). Until then, we can all sit here like this:

Now What

Hey, remember when I said this review wouldn’t be too long? Yeah, me neither.

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The Walking Dead Episode Review – “Try”

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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.

It's Their World

“This is their world. We’re just living in it.”

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.

Walker - The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

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.

Talking Dead

What did you think about last night’s episode? What did you think is going to happen next week?

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Walking Dead Episode Review – “Spend”

****Warning: This review will contain spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. If you have not yet seen that episode and don’t want to know what happens, stop reading now.****

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Season 5 | Episode 14 | Aired March 15, 2015

Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead started off great. The opening shot is of Daryl on his new motorcycle which, if you looked at the #TheWalkingDead tag on Twitter last night, had people freaking out and incredibly excited. Norman Reedus was apparently equally excited which you can see in the AMC video below.

Yes, it was very exciting. Daryl has a new bike, the group seems to be settling down in Alexandria, things are good! But, this is The Walking Dead, and things never stay good for long. As the episode went on things gradually went from bad to worse.

While out on a run (which, by the way, we learn that somehow dubstep survived the apocalypse), Glenn, Tara, Eugene, Noah, Aiden, and Nicholas run into some trouble when Aiden accidentally shoots a grenade that was attached to the uniform of a walker. The resulting explosion releases walkers that had previously been trapped behind a fence and leads to Aiden’s death. The blast also severely injures Tara and the group must race to get her back to Alexandria and get her help. However, this proves difficult when Glenn, Noah, and Nicholas get trapped inside a revolving door surrounded by walkers.

This scene was probably one of the most gruesome I’ve ever seen on this show. The group has been in a lot of sticky situations where I’ve sat back and gone, “How are they gonna get out of this one?” This time I was just trying to figure out which of the three were going to get eaten. In the end, Noah ended up getting dragged out and Glenn could do nothing but watch as his friend was torn apart only inches from where he sat. I actually had to look away from my screen at that point because it was so gory and I would have to say that Noah’s death was probably one the worst I’ve seen on The Walking Dead. His last words of, “Don’t let go” to Glenn were also so powerful and said so much that I think the character definitely needed to hear at that moment. As gruesome and awful as his death was, I do have to congratulate whoever first said, “Everybody Ate Chris”.

tumblr_nla9ycatVt1up427go1_500Back in Alexandria, things were less bloody, but still just as bad. After last week when Carol threatened Sam you’d think he would be staying as far away from as he could. Instead he stole chocolate so Carol would make more cookies and then asked her if he could have one of the gun’s she had stolen but that it wasn’t for him before running off. When Carol goes to check on him later she discovers that Sam’s father, Pete, is abusing his wife Jessie. This parallel to Carol’s previous life Before really makes you wonder what is going to happen. Especially when Carol tells Rick and tells him that he has to kill Pete.

I think we all knew Pete needed to die at some point and that Rick needed to be the one to do it. Ever since his first appearance where he sat on his porch in the dark and talked to Rick about Jessie. This was the episode where in the Talking Dead that followed, Chris Hardwick dubbed him “Porchdick” which I think is probably an appropriate term.

PorchdickAbraham takes charge of the construction crew after walkers attack and one of the Alexandrians almost dies, only surviving because Abraham saves her. This results in Tobin, the man originally in charge, going to Deanna and requesting Abraham take over. Deanna’s reaction after almost seemed like she was regretting bringing Rick and his group in. The group knows how to handle things and get things done in a way that the Alexandrians don’t because they’ve been sheltered behind their walls. It’s starting to seem like Deanna is realizing that she’s giving power to these strangers and the group is stronger than she had estimated and now they may even prove to be a threat.

This thought is only strengthened when Gabriel goes to her and tells them that Rick’s group is no good. That they’ve done things, horrible things, to get where they are and that they don’t deserve the security and safety Alexandria offers. Can I just say, I was yelling at my screen last night when he did this. Of course the group has done things, they’ve fought off crazy governors, cannibals, and dead people. You don’t survive as long as they have without doing some bad stuff. But really, come on Gabriel, they saved his life. He would have been walker food if the group hadn’t rescued him. I also thought it was pretty hypocritical considering he left his entire congregation to be eaten alive while he sat in his church.

I’m really interested and excited to see what happens in next week’s episode. How is Deanna going to react when Glenn and the others get back and she finds out her son is dead? Especially now she has people planting the idea that Rick and his group are bad, will she blame them? Rick and Carol are getting ready to deal with Pete which, if handled the way I think they’re going to, could only reinforce this “Rick’s group is the devil” idea even more.

There’s only two episodes left in the season and I so excited to see where this all goes and also terrified to find out who else might die by the time it’s over.

I think this review might have been longer than last week’s, but so much happened in last night’s episode! Is there anything you would like to see in these reviews? More opinions? Less opinions? Talk about characters more or something else? Would you like to see them shorter? Let me know!

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Walking Dead Episode Review – “Forget”

I’ve decided to try something new on this blog. The whole point of this blog was for me to explore things I’m interested in and talk about them. So far I’ve managed to post once a week for a few weeks in a row and I’m honestly just not enjoying it. I’m not having fun with.

On my other blog, even when sometimes I don’t want to sit down and write a blog post, it’s still fun. I still enjoy what I’m talking about. So, I don’t know what I’m going to talk about here. The posts may be about everything and nothing. They may be several paragraphs or only a few words. But I just want to have fun with it. I want to talk about things I like.

So today I’m going to be doing exactly that. Today I’m going to be reviewing last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.

Walking dead

Season 5 | Episode 13 | Aired March 8, 2015

Run: October 31st, 2010-Present
Prod. Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Robert Kirkman, Charles H. Eglee, Glen Mazzara, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotrro, Tom Luse
Genre: Serial Drama, Horror
Based on: The Walking Dead Comics, Robert Kirkman
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam, Andrew J. West, Tyler James Williams, Christine Woods, Ross Marquand, Tovah Feldshuh, Alexandra Breckenridge, Corey Brill

Now, I love The Walking Dead. I only actually started watching the show while Season 4B was on and I just recently started reading the comics. But it has easily become one of my favourite shows on TV right now and is the only show I actually watch when it’s on and will sit through commercials for.

Last name’s episode, titled “Forget”, was crazy and had so much foreshadowing and character development. There wasn’t a ton of violence or blood and guts. There was definitely some, thanks to Daryl and Aaron, but that wasn’t the focal point of the episode. The point of this episode was to explore the characters and how they are – or aren’t – adjusting to life in Alexandria.

There were so many pivotal moments in last night’s episode. Rick had an awkward moment with Jessie when he kissed her on the cheek (seriously, a kiss on the cheek should not be that awkward. I was sitting on my couch cringing from second-hand embarrassment). Carol threatened Jessie’s youngest son, Sam, after he found her stealing guns and said if he doesn’t say anything she’ll bake him cookies. This lead to this wonderful image:

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I really have to say that Melissa McBride is such an amazing actress. Her character has developed so much over the seasons and she’s gone from playing a woman who wants to protect every child she sees to threatening them with walkers and cookies.

We also saw Michonne hang up her katana, quite literally in fact, when she hung it on the wall. I feel like this was such a significant moment because on one hand, she’s hanging up her weapon. This object that has become like another limb since the world fell apart, she is putting it aside and saying “Okay, let’s try this new world.” But then on the other hand, it’s on the wall. They said it on Talking Dead, it’s not like she got rid of it. It’s still there, she’s still ready for if things at Alexandria go wrong.

We also saw some serious development in Sasha in “Forget”. She’s really had it rough lately. First Bob then Tyreese, she just can’t catch a break and it really shows in this episode. While it isn’t said out loud, Sasha seems to be suffering from PTSD or something along those lines. She just can’t get used to being safe and can’t deal with the fact that the Alexandrians worry about such menial things like making people’s favourite foods after she’s seen people become someone’s favourite food. We all know Sasha is strong and able to hold her own, so I really like that the writers have shown that even the strongest characters can fall apart when presented with situations like this.

Last but not least is Daryl. “Forget” was a huge episode for him. The creators of The Walking Dead have said several times that the back half of season five would be hard for Daryl after losing Beth in “Coda” and we’ve definitely seen him withdrawing and cutting himself off from the others. Well, in last night’s episode we saw a big change. He tried to help Aaron save a horse (RIP Buttons) and then after returning to Alexandria he actually joined Aaron and Eric for dinner at which point Aaron offers him a motorbike and the chance to work as recruiter, which Daryl accepts. I felt like this was so significant for his character because he’s actually taking chances and trying to give Alexandria and his people a chance. Furthermore, he refused to take one of the guns Carol had stolen, stating that he was trying, just like she’d asked him to.

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Near the end of the episode, Rick, Daryl, and Carol return from a meeting out in the woods and they walk off in different directions. On top of everything that happened in this episode, that moment for me was just so significant and stood out from everything else. These three characters who, at the end of last week’s episode, stood united and ready to take Alexandria if necessary. Now they’re going in different directions, they have different plans and thoughts. ‘m definitely interested to see what is going to become of their characters and the interactions between the three in the last three episodes.

Overall I actually think this episode may have been one of my favourites so far and I can’t wait for the rest of this season. I also don’t want this season to end because I don’t want to have to wait for season six. However, in that time I’m planning to finish the comics.

Thanks so much for reading my review of “Forget”! Another review will be up next week. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see. Should the review be shorter? Longer? More opinion or predictions?

I’ve never reviewed a episode of a television show before so this is whole new territory for me. If you have any pointers I’ll be eternally grateful.

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