I was a bit disappointed in last night’s episode but only because I am really waiting to see shit hit the fan at the prison right now. What we saw last night may have answered a long-standing question for fans of only the show but otherwise it seemed to me to just be a filler episode. I do think the guy that played Morgan did an incredible job but if he didn’t come back with them I don’t really know what the point of it all was.
One thing that did confuse me a bit is that Rick is from Kentucky while the prison is located in Georgia. Did Rick and company travel all that distance to get those guns? The show didn’t make any implication toward this but a journey of that distance would have been much more challenging as supplies begin to grow scarce. I also had one other thought that only fans from the comic can probably relate to. Is it just me or did Michonne do too much talking last night? I know that in the show we will have to hear more from her in order to get to know the character but something just seemed off about it. Maybe it was that her tone was altogether too friendly when she was speaking. Michonne is an awesome character but part of what makes her so badass is how silent she is throughout the series. When she is talking she isn’t particularly friendly either. She is sullen, silent, and deadly, something about all her dialogue last night just didn’t seem right.
The episode last night is something that happened much later in the comics however. When Rick and company are making their trek toward Washington D.C. Rick, Carl, and Abraham detour for a few days to travel back to Rick’s hometown to raid the police station. While they are there Rick goes to check in on Morgan who has completely lost his mind. His son has turned and Morgan keeps him chained up and fed in his home. Morgan has actually resorted to killing any live people who come around in order to feed them to his dead son who he can just not let go of. Rick does his best to talk sense into him and persuades him to come back to the group with him. Morgan is obviously completely and possibly dangerously unstable but Rick will not leave the man who saved his life behind. In time Morgan manages to level out some but never fully recovers. Even for a while before he dies sharing a bed and having a difficult relationship with Michonne.
As for the episode as a whole I did enjoy it although it did nothing to progress the story. I think the best part of the episode came at the end when they are returning to the prison and pass the man they ignored on the way in. Eaten and not much remaining but they do stop and pick up his pack of supplies before taking off. It’s a dog eat dog world and every man is for himself. I can’t wait to see what happens as the situation at the prison heats up. I do not really like how Tyrese and co. are hanging around at Woodbury and hope that eventually we see him get back to Rick’s group and take his place by Rick’s side. Rick and his group are in a dangerous situation and the powerful hammer swinging ex-NFL player is exactly what they need to balance the scales against their evil cycloptic enemy.
Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of last night’s episode and if you have any predictions for what is to come for the remainder of the season I would really like to hear it.