It’s season finale time! Cana joins me once more to recap TS-19, where Shane is salty as all get out that Rick’s idea panned out. For a night. And it takes everyone way too long to figure out what happens when the clock gets to 00:00:00.
“The thing that bugs me the most about Lori, and this is so petty, is her hair. It’s like, it’s the zombie apocalypse: why do you have long ass hair and bangs? Like, you need to keep it short. Like Carol, at least, or at least like Andrea. It could get caught on a branch or a zombie could snatch it.”-Cana
“T-Dog swears he still made [the eggs] taste good. Why do I feel like T-Dog might’ve worked at IHOP?”-Me
“I wouldn’t have tried to save [Dale]. I would’ve been like okay we dyin’ together.”-Cana
“When you look at this versus how Rick and Michonne interact with each other: they don’t even have to use words.”-Cana
“Lori doesn’t support him, which makes it hard for him to be sure of what he wants. Which is one of the problems with Lori and Rick in terms of Rick being a leader. He could never [reach] his full potential as a leader as long as the person he trusted the most, well two of the people he trusted the most, but especially Lori, his wife, was always [….] He couldn’t trust himself as long as Lori was there. Because she would always say the opposite of what his idea was.”-Me
“[Rick] totally upgraded his life, yo. He got a new brother and a new wife.”-Cana
“What [Rick] is losing in guns, he is gaining in trust and integrity, with T-Dog, Daryl, Glenn, when he learns of this, and of course the audience.”
“He says to Rick, I told you how it has to be. Are you willfully deaf or something? And Rick’s like no, my hearing’s just fine. You said come locked and loaded, so we’re in this bitch, and we wanna know what’s good.”
Rick Grimes? You got something you wanna tell me? In Tell it to the Frogs, all of Shane’s hopes and dreams are shot to hell when Rick reunites with his family. Rick meets his future brother, Daryl, who’s incensed at his bio brother being left on a roof. And beyond the initial reunion, Lori’s feelings are pretty tepid where Rick is concerned.
“Shane’s feelings, you guys, are hurt. And it’s beautiful.”
“I find it interesting and telling that when Lori opened up the album, it opened to [two pages] that are pretty much all about Carl. I mean it’s about them as a family, but, no, it’s about Carl. [….] None of it is Rick and Lori. It’s either Carl or Rick, Lori, and Carl.”
Guts is up for review, and Rick is still mostly a noob who makes Glenn facepalm. We meet T-Dog, whom the writers present as the minority with a big conscience or whatever when he tries to save Merle and fails. I only roll my eyes. Merle is 2D scum, and Shane’s policy is “everybody left behind.”
“Lori just really got the short end of the stick, because we meet her and very quickly find out she’s sleeping with Rick’s bestie. We never see her in mourning, aside from this little moment [when she takes off the necklace that carries Rick’s wedding ring]. It’s the only time we see Rick cross her mind. They really did her wrong a little bit by not letting her verbalize SOMETHING about the husband that she apparently believes died when the world went to hell. Short end of the stick.”
“Back in the actual shop, Andrea sees a mermaid necklace and says her sister would definitely like it, ‘cause she loves mermaids, and Rick tells her to take it, but she’s like the eyes of the law are on her. And then she goes ‘would it be considered looting?’ Rick goes, ‘Andrea, White people don’t loot.’
Summer project! I’m rewatching all of the TWD episodes and sharing my reviews. First up is Days Gone Bye, where Rick gets shot, and Shane brings him a bouquet of flowers from Publix Supermarkets. When Rick loses it inside his empty house and starts hitting himself, I wonder if there’s something in his family history.
“A gun fight ensues, and Rick gets shot, but he’s okay because he’s got his vest on. And then because he so enjoys the closed line of communication between him and Lori, he tells Shane not to tell her that he got shot, ever.”
“He gets home and first thing you see in the hallway is an American flag. They have, Rick and Lori, an American flag in their house, because they’re White people who live in the South.”