The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #1!

Conquer

Here we are! We’ve finally reached #1 on the countdown and you know what that means? The Walking Dead returns tomorrow!

Yes, it is finally here and I am so freaking excited! However, before it gets here, I need to talk about my favourite Walking Dead episode. And that episode is the season five finale, “Conquer”.

This episode was an hour and a half and was completely action-packed and phenomenal! I did have a hard time decided whether this should be number one or two on the list and I switched it around quite a bit with “Consumed”. I ultimately listed this as number one though because this episode features all the characters.

There were so many things that happened this episode, but I’m only going to mention three to keep this from being too long.

First, I loved Carol in this episode! At one point she takes some food over to Pete and then threatens to kill him with her knife, saying no one would believe she had done it on purpose, but just out of self defence.

As if we didn’t already know Carol was badass, this moment definitely proved it and it also showed just how much she’s changed between her first appearance in season one episode three. Pete is exactly like Ed, but unlike season one where she cowered away from confrontation (can’t blame her at all), she knows she has power now. She knows how strong she is and she uses that and it’s so wonderful.

Another moment I loved when Daryl and Aaron’s recruiting trip. They ended up setting off a trap set by the wolves, but thankfully they both make it out alive.

This moment was huge for several reasons. Like Carol, we saw just how much Daryl has progressed since his first appearance on the show throughout his conversation in the car with Aaron in which both of them offered to sacrifice themselves.

This was also huge because it revealed just what the wolves are capable of and it served as the introduction of Morgan to a member of Rick’s group.

And that leads me to the third thing I want to mention about this amazing episode and that is the moment at the end.

While everyone is debating what to do about Rick, Pete shows up with Michonne’s sword. He’s clearly drunk and the end result of this is that he ends up killing Deanna’s husband Reg. I have to admit that this is actually one of the few moments on the show when I had to look away.

Noah’s death and Reg’s death are two that I can’t watch no matter how many times I watch the episodes because of how gruesome they are.

This catastrophe led to a merging of Alexandria and Rick’s group, at least between Rick and Deanna. Deanna finally realized that sometimes you can’t talk your way out of a situation and that in this new world sometimes you have no choice but to kill which is exactly what Rick did to Pete. And he did this right as Daryl and Aaron arrived with Morgan.

This was insane! Oh my gosh, the screen went black and now we’ve been waiting months and months for the show to return.

I was shouting and crying and feeling so many things! From the looks of it, season six picks up basically right after this point and I am so incredibly excited to see what happens.

Thank you so much to everyone who has stuck with me in this countdown. I’ve had a lot of fun and I would love to hear what you think! Which episodes are your favourite?

What are you excited to see in the new season?

I’ll be reviewing the new episode tomorrow night so look forward to that!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episodes Countdown: #4

After

“After” is such a great episode. Season four, episode nine is the mid-season premier and picks up right after the Governor attacked the prison, focusing on Rick and Carl’s journey as well as Michonne’s.

I love this episode because by the time I watched it I was a fan of Carl and this episode focuses a lot on him and his development. This episode really puts emphasis on how Carl is still a kid and still acts like one, but at the same time he’s really not a kid and is capable of making tough decisions.

Probably one of the most iconic moments from this episode is Carl sitting on a roof eating pudding. I always laugh at that because he literally got attacked and almost eaten by a walker not two minutes ago, losing his shoe in the process, and now he’s just hanging out eating some pudding.

I remember watching it going, “Carl! Carl, what are you doing? What are you doing Carl?!”

Of course Chandler Riggs rips our hearts out only a short while later because after a day of exploring on his own and being the tough guy he is, Carl comes face to face with the idea that he may actually be alone.

For a terrifying moment he thinks Rick has turned and that he’s going to have to put him down which leads to Carl crying and admitting that he can’t do it.

I’ve always felt that this was such a significant moment because living in the prison the viewers saw a huge change in Carl from annoying little kid to still a kid, but able to make tough decisions now.

A good part of the episode was literally focused on Carl trying to prove that he can take care of himself, but then when he realizes he may actually need to do just that he can’t do and he doesn’t want to do it.

One of the best moments in this episode is right at the end. Rick and Carl are talking when there’s a knock on the door and when Rick looks outside he tells Carl it’s for him.

Not only is this hilarious because it’s such a normal thing to say during the apocalypse, but it was also really emotional because we see what’s going on on both sides of the door. We see Rick’s reaction to seeing who’s outside and we see Michonne as she finds the house and then sees two members of her family inside.

This whole episode was a rollercoaster of emotions and it’s absolutely perfect.

Check back tomorrow for #3 on my countdown!

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The Walking Dead Top 10 Fave Episode Countdown: #5

Chupacabra

It’s probably not a surprise that “Chupacabra” is on this list as I’ve already stated that Daryl is one of my favourite characters and episode five of season two has a very Daryl-centric plot line.

In this episode the group is still looking for Sophia and Daryl decides to ‘borrow’ (without asking) one of Hershel’s horses to go look for her. Things don’t go exactly as planned though when the horse throws him and Daryl ends up in a creek at the bottom of a cliff with one of his own arrows stuck in his side.

This is such a great episode for so many reasons.

First, this marks the return of Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon. Granted, he’s technically only there because Daryl is hallucinating him, but nonetheless it was amazing. He always has some of the greatest lines and is such a sarcastic asshat, it’s great.

Second, we learn a bit more about Daryl from his conversations with Merle and with the others after he returns to the farm.

And third, this episode is also the episode explored more of Daryl and Carol’s growing friendship (which really sort of started in the previous episode, “Cherokee Rose”).

“Chupacabra” also had a lot of really great lines in it, from “People in hell want slurpees” to “He’s wearing ears!”, there’s no shortage of humour in this episode.

Unfortunately, this episode kind of led to Andrea being hated on because she shoots Daryl at the end. I was never a fan of Andrea, but it wasn’t so much her shooting Daryl that made me dislike her and more the fact that she had been told not to do anything and then did it anyway.

“Chupacabra” is number five on this list, but it definitely almost ended up higher because of how amazing it is. It definitely got moved around a lot before I finally settled on spot number five and over the next few days I think you’ll see why it ended up in this spot.

What did you think of “Chupacabra”? How did you feel about Andrea?

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