SPOILER WARNING and VERY graphic.
My/Our scenario of Nicholas’s guts being eaten atop Glenn on the ground amid the sea of walkers was right. My/Our belief that Glenn managed to crawl on his back under the dumpster and survive the feeding frenzy was right. So, Glenn isn’t dead. However, how many lives does this cat have? Think back to all the times he came so close to death … This was the closest. In the comic books the dreaded Nagen character is the one who ends Glenn’s life, and his entrance into this story is coming soon … if it hasn’t happened already.
I won’t get into the bulk of last night’s episode. Glenn spends an overnight under the dumpster and the walkers finally leave the alley. When he emerges, very thirsty, Enid is on the roof of the nearby building and tosses him a bottle of water. He spends the episode running after her in order to get her to come back to Alexandria with him. Enid is her stalwart morose self, expressing the world is dying so why bother trying to save it or herself. Boo-hoo… She needs a kick in the ass. Is she a member of the Wolves? Doubtful, given her sullen personality. I am, however, pondering she might be part of this new group Daryl encountered in the woods last week, and perhaps that is Nagen’s group.
Inside the borderline helpless/hopeless and shaken village surrounded by hungry-hungry walkers:
I’m not getting the feel that Rick is centered right now. He seems a bit scatter-brained and maybe overwhelmed. And Carl even seems lazy and un-serious.
It is obvious his new girlfriend’s oldest kid Ron is out for revenge for Rick killing his dad. Only, I do not think he would make it easy on Rick. No, he appears to have his sights on Carl But his mother, right now, is babysitting Judith back at her house … and his younger brother is there as well. His bullet might just hit somebody he didn’t intend on, like his brother or mother?
Something to consider, in the books the Governor, from what I understand, killed Lori and the baby. Took Rick’s hand as well. We/Daryl saw the unidentified guy (Nagen?) in the woods hack-off another guy’s arm without a second of hesitation. If not Rick’s possibly Daryl’s? After all his brother lacked a hand. Would be a twist of irony. Just a few thoughts to mull as the writers and producers borrow from and morph the storylines and plots from the original comic books into the TV show.
I just cannot find myself trusting Morgan. He always seems to be deceiving people/Rick when he talks. His broomstick is ridiculous. His holding a wolf and trying to deprogram him is asinine. Somebody is going to die because of Morgan …
I have a real bad feeling Carol might be next on the kill list. The Glenn thread might actually have been a bait-and-switch. Make you feel relieved he’s not really dead and then BOOM, Carol is killed. Maybe by the wolf Morgan is holding. Maybe by the gun-toting Ron as Carol will jump in front of a bullet meant for one of the Grimes’ family members, or his brother…
I am really frustrated with the lot of the Alexandria folks. They are understandably weak and sheltered, but just how weak they are is a stark contrast to how experienced, toughened, wise, and strong Rick’s group is. It is a case study in how such a weak-linked person can actually be a detriment to others.
Deanna is annoying the Hell out of me. She looks and sounds like an elderly dementia woman wandering around and saying things that make little sense in the current situation. If she is supposed to be Rick’s new Hershel I just ain’t feeling it. And her remaining big dumb son ain’t no Maggie or Beth.
So, with the toppling of the church steeple on the opposite side of the wall, and the crushing of a section of wall, we will see a maddening scramble to save themselves while dealing with the walkers now pouring into Alexandria. I imagine this coming Sunday’s mid-season cliffhanger will be where the show will leave us wondering if an attempt by Glenn, Enid, Daryl, Sash and Abraham to herd the walkers away is successful. But the village is also now vulnerable to other outside forces with the wall breached. Wolves and that other group from the woods. The voice on Daryl’s walkie-talkie at the end of last week’s episode calling for “HELP!” could be Rick’s in the midst of the walker rush. Or maybe somebody that has already entered the compound and is baiting them in? Maybe even Morgan’s pet wolf, who vowed he would be killing soon (is that a walker bite or just a deadly bad battle wound on his torso?)?