The season 6 preview special was très pointless. Moving on! In Save the Last One, Shane gives himself the Buzzcut of Instability, and Lori asks Rick to tell her why Carl should live.
Demon in the mirror
Save the Last One
“[Lori] goes, “Tell me why it would be better another way.” And I’m like, why are you putting the onus on Rick to help you not be miserable and not be a cynic? Isn’t it obvious why it would be better? Because Carl is alive right now, and you guys love him, and Carl himself would not want to die? Like, why does she need him to say it plainly for her?”
“Like, why does she need him to say it plainly for her? Are you serious? He’s the boy’s father. It’s bad enough that you’re his mother, and you’re saying this, but you need his father, his biological father, who loves that boy so much and is so proud of him existing, you need him to spell out why it would be better for Carl to live.”
Things get real when the camp is attacked, and we lose our first person.
The Fantastic Four
“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.
Tell it to the Frogs
“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.”