Hello Walking Dead fans!
After a quick, mindful SPOILER alert, here’s a recap of what happened last week.
The previous episode entitled: “Clear: Part 1” only had Rick, Carl, and the badass Michonne. They ventured into town, a few blocks down from Rick and Carl’s home, in order to collect ammo and prepare for the Governor’s next attack.
A quick shout-out to Vanessa and Megan who left comments on the last recap I did. I think we’re all ready for Andrea to just die already, and also I think more Michonne scenes are necessary, which we got in last week’s episode.
Interestingly enough, the trio walked by a street that had all sorts of traps, making it difficult for zombies to pass through. They also got shot upon by a heavily armed man. It turns out that it was the man Rick met and gave the second walkie-talkie to back in Season 1. He’s still alive! Though he has gone all sorts of crazy. I think it gave the audience and Rick some insight into what kind of man he could have turned into if he let the crazy get to him too. By the end of the episode, Rick retrieved more guns and ammo, Michonne and Carl collected a crib for the baby and an old picture of the Grimes family, and Carl declared to Rick that Michonne was totally a member of the group now.
Now, let’s get onto this week’s episode: “Pale Horse.”
Just in the introductory scene, things get interesting when Rick walks into a barn in a seemingly secluded area and the Governor steps out of the shadows, hoping to talk to him. Soon after, the Governor puts down his weapons in a show of good faith while Rick does not. However, the sneaky Gov has a gun taped to the side of the table where he sits.
Eventually, Andrea appears and tries to be the voice of reason, but she gets pushed aside and told to leave them. She’s such a pushover character. I think we’re all just getting tired of her.
The Governor brings up the possibility that the baby might have been his partner, Shane’s. It’s something that no one said out loud, but finally someone does. It’s a low blow, but I guess that’s what a villain is supposed to do, right?
By the end of the conversation, the Governor says he only wants one thing: Michonne. He gives Rick two days to make up his mind. Back at the prison, Rick doesn’t mention the deal, but struggles about giving Michonne up for the safety of the group. And I guess we’ll find out next week how it pans out. Could you sacrifice the lives of your loved ones for an acquaintance?
What did you think of this week’s episode? Should Rick make the deal?
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